Category Archives: Pop

LISA MITCHELL – WARHOL (Indie/Alt – Australia)

Lisa Mitchell
Australian singer songwriter Lisa Mitchell released her third album, Warriors, in October 2016. Sonically different from her previous works, this new LP was produced by Eric Dubowsky (who has worked with Flume and Chet Faker). “We really got rid of a lot of guitar and piano in this album,” she explains, “I was interested in someone doing a different thing than what I’d done in the past.”

Directed by award-winning Australian director and writer, Vanessa Gazy, the video for “Warhol” is Part One of a story that spans over both this song and “Warriors”. Watch both videos below!

Lisa Mitchell is currently in the middle of a UK and European tour. Get all the dates on her official site or Facebook. Buy on

WOODES – POISON (Alt/Pop – Australia)

Woodes

Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter Elle Graham, better known as Woodes, has only been around for about two years but her beautifully crafted songs have caused many a head to turn. After the success of super catchy single “The Thaw”, the young artist released a 6-track self-titled EP featuring older tracks and dazzling new tune “Poison”, which was co-produced by Brisbane artist Golden Vessel and Melbourne’s own Elkkle

A few days ago Woodes shared “Bonfire” via her SoundCloud. This new unreleased track was written, co-produced, performed and arranged by Woodes and Rob Kleiner, with additional percussion by Elkkle. It combines Graham’s poetic lyrics with a clever mix of tribal drums and subtle synths.

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ANNA OF THE NORTH – OSLO (Pop/Indie – Norway)

Anna of the North

Anna of the North is a collaborative project between Anna Lotterud, an electropop artist from Norway, and New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith. The two happened to live in Australia a few years ago and they met at a show in Melbourne. They hit it off and started working together over Skype, which led to debut single “Sway”, released in 2014.

The song became an internet hit and was quickly followed by singles “Sway”, “The Dreamer”, “Baby” and most recently “Us”, which all together racked up over 40 million streams. Anna of the North also caught the attention of tastemakers such as Fader, NYLON or Noisey and picked up considerable airplay on Australia’s Triple J Radio and BBC’s Radio 1.

Released on Honeymoon/Different Recordings, brand new single “Oslo” was premiered in early January and is the official version of the track which surfaced online as a demo and has grown to be a fan favourite. It’s an icy, dark, chamber-pop tune which perfectly blends 80s tinged synths with beautifully delivered vocals.

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HOSPITALITY – GOING OUT (Alt/Indie – US)

Hospitality

Hospitality is an American Indie trio from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band released their first full-length album on Merge Records in January 2012 to very positive reviews.

“Going Out” is taken off the band’s sophomore album, Trouble, which features a darker sound than its predecessor. Hospitality’s trademark pop is still present but with a more stripped-down instrumentation, creating a space where undulating synths come alive and mysterious voices fill the void.

Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”

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MOME – PANORAMA (Synth/Electro – France)

Møme

Born on the French Riviera but based in Paris, Møme (aka Jérémy Souillart) is a young composer and producer whose blend of soulful electronica has been gaining considerable traction over the past two years. After releasing a handful of EPs and sharing stage with artists such as Chet Faker and Flume, Møme is now unveiling his long-awaited debut album, Panorama.


Released 25 November, Panorama features heavily layered, brightly shining electronic pieces that display Møme’s production skills and beat making artistry. The album was for the most part written and recorded while the young musician was touring Australia, a venture that brought him into contact with other producers and singers such as Merryn Jeann, Midnight To Monaco, Dylan Wright and more.

For more info, go to Møme’s official Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy the album EP now on