SATELLITE STORIES – VAGABONDS (Indie – Finland)

Satellite Stories

Since their indie breakthrough with the release of their 2012 debut album Phrases To Break The Ice,  Scandinavian four piece Satellite Stories have been churning out catchy pop songs and bringing their live show to fans across the continent. This week they reveal the third song and title track from their upcoming album, Vagabonds, to be released on March 6th via XYZ Berlin Music.

Recorded last year in the UK in the Kentish countryside, Satellite Stories’ new album was prodcued by Simon “Barny” Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club). The first tune taken off the album, “The Trap”, saw the lads streaming numbers accumulate into the millions with the single hitting over 100k within 5 days of its release and receiving accolades across the board.

Lead guitarist Marko Heikkinen explains that over the past few years of touring and writing songs in hotel rooms and airports, the band ”became vagabonds going from pillar to post with no real fixed address”. This is what inspired them to make this collection of songs with no strict genre or style, just great tunes!

Check out their official site or Facebook for tour dates. Buy the new album on

TOVE STYRKE – EGO (ElectroPop – Sweden)

Tove Styrke

Swedish artist Tove Styrke has just released brand new single “Ego” ahead of her debut U.S. full-length album Kiddo, scheduled for release in spring 2015 via RCA. Hailing from the northern Swedish town of Umeå but now based in Stockholm, the 22 year-old singer songwriter is pushing the boundaries of modern pop with her infectious melodies, polished production, and razor-sharp lyrics.

Tove burst onto the international music scene last year with the release of the critically acclaimed track “Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You” which was closely followed by the Borderline EP. ”Borderline” shot to #1 on Hype Machine and came accompanied by an incredible video shot on the island of Svalbard and killer remixes by Swedish producers Salvatore Ganacci and Dan Lissvik.

If you like what you hear, check out one of Tove Styrke’s previous songs just below. “Million Pieces” is taken off her self-titled Swedish debut and is here remixed by Familjen.

 

More on Tove Styrke via her official site or Facebook.

BLOUM – FAITH EP (Electro/Psychedelic/Funk – France)

Bloum

Paris-based combo Bloum was born in 2013 and teamed with fellow Parisian 5-piece Backbone to set up their own label Animal Records a year later. After an unpretentious yet quite impressive introductory EP released in May 2014, Bloum unleashed the highly addictive “Faith” just in time for summer.

Self-released via Animal Records and self-produced, the Faith EP includes the title track, a subtle mix of finely-tuned electro, solid hip hop beats and strong vocals, as well as a collection of four glorious remixes by Worakls, Vendredi, Nhar and Eggo. Check out a couple of them just below!

Check out the band’s official site or Facebook for more info. Buy the EP on Bandcamp or

CHVRCHES – THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE (SynthPop/Electro – UK)

CHVRCHES

Chvrches are a Scottish synth pop band, formed in 2011. Featuring Lauren Mayberry on lead vocals and samplers, Iain Cook on synths, guitar, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty on synths, samplers and vocals, Chvrches released their first single “Lies” in 2012 and a year later they managed to come fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent.

The band released their debut studio album The Bones of What You Believe in September 2013 via Virgin Records to overwhelmingly positive reviews. At the moment Mayberry, Cook and Doherty are busy recording new tunes for their sophomore album out of their basement studio in Glasgow.

Visit Chvrches’ official site or Facebook for more info and buy all their music on

LITTLE BOOTS – BUSINESS PLEASURE (SynthPop – UK)

After the success of sophomore album Nocturnes, English electro-pop singer Little Boots is back with the brand new Business Pleasure EP, which is now available in its entirety via her own label On Repeat Records. Title track “Business Pleasure” was produced by Com Truise but the EP also features collaborations with Simian Mobile Disco‘s Jas Shaw and Chris Carmouche (who has worked with Aluna George, Major Lazer and others).

Little Boots is currently hard at work on her new album, which should be ready for release in early 2015, so we can expect more icy synths and intergalactic beats in the new year. In the meantime, let’s revel in the delicious sounds of Manchester band MDNGHT’s fantastic remix of “Satellite”.

For more info, find Little Boots on Facebook or check out her official site. Download the music on