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MR LITTLE JEANS – OH SAILOR (ElectroPop – Norway)

For those of you not familiar with Mr Little Jeans, the first thing you need to know is this Mr is actually Ms Monica Birkenes, born in Norway and currently based in London. Her haunting cover of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” and subsequent debut single “Angel” received unanimous praise in 2010, and now she is back with a bang, ready to wow you with “Oh Sailor”, a new song taken off her debut album, due out later this summer. The tune, which features the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir, comes with a disco-tinged remix from Melbourne’s own Strange Talk

Don’t forget to check out previous single “Runaway”, as well as the remixes by Wavves, Tepr and Fool’s Gold, who does a great job capturing the essence of summer in this sun-kissed rework.

Mr Little Jeans - Runaway (Fool's Gold Remix)     

Be sure to keep an ear out the young lady’s debut album. Follow her on Facebook and buy the music on

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS – YOUNG BLOOD (Indie/SynthPop – New Zealand)

The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous are a five-piece indie band hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. They formed in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded two EPs with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland’s MAINZ music college. In 2009, they recorded the single “All of This” and Aaron Short became a performing member of the band, later joined by Jesse Wood (drums) and David Beadle (bass) as full-time members.

To this day, their 2010 single “Young Blood” remains, by far, their most widely known tune. Upon its release, the single shot straight to number one on the New Zealand chart and over the next months it was remixed by a number of high profile artists, including Chiddy Bang, Dave Sitek, White Sea and Melbourne’s own Strange Talk.

The Naked and Famous - Young Blood (Strange Talk Remix)     

“Young Blood” was then included on the band’s debut album, Passive You Agressive Me, which was recorded mostly at home and at Auckland studio The Lab,  and released in September 2010 on TNAF’s own label, Somewhat Damaged.

If you like what you hear, check out the band’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on BandCamp or The Naked and Famous

STRANGE TALK – SEXUAL LIFESTYLE (Indie – Australia)

Strange Talk

Strange Talk is a Melbourne band comprised of Stephen Docker (vocals), Gerard Sidhu (bass), Travis Constable (drums) and Gillan Gregory (guitar). They have only been around for about a year and a half but they already managed to get their first single “Climbing Walls” featured on prestigious Parisian label Kitsuné’s Maison 10 compilation last year. Not bad for a start!

After releasing their debut EP last April, Strange Talk are now back with a brand new jam that they’re generously giving away for free on their SoundCloud. The song is called “Sexual Lifestyle” and it’s a pumped-up indie pop tour de force featuring some additional tweaks by Van She Tech and mixed by John Fields (The Presets, Cut Copy).

Strange Talk - Sexual Lifestyle     

Stay tuned for the band’s debut album, scheduled for a mid-2012 release, and in the meantime, enjoy this remix of previous single “Eskimo Boy” by Brooklyn-based producer Lightwaves.

Strange Talk - Eskimo Boy (Lightwaves Remix)     

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KITSUNE MAISON 10 – THE FIREWORKS ISSUE (Electro/Indie – France)

Kitsune 10

It’s time to celebrate! Kitsuné Maison 10 is out now digitally and on the 29th as a CD and it’s a blast. Or fireworks, to be more precise. Indeed, the tenth volume of the now legendary Kitsuné Maison compilations has been dubbed “The Fireworks Issue” and after giving it a listen, we know exactly why. This great mix is ten times more pop, more electro, more rock, more everything, more more more!

Featuring music by Beataucue, Digitalism, Icona Pop, Yelle, Clock Opera, Two Door Cinema Club, Housse de Racket, Flight Facillities, Is Tropical and many more, Kitsuné Maison 10 is a twenty five track musical tour de force. Buy it on Kitsuné’s official website or Kitsuné Maison Compilation 10: The Fireworks Issue - Various Artists

As a teaser, listen to two tracks below.

Strange Talk - Climbing Walls     

Brought to you by Melbourne.based band Strange Talk, “Climbing Walls” is built around a gloriously cheerful chorus, flashy electronics, and a fat bassline… These guys are like a super hybrid of  Phoenix, Passion Pit and Empire Of The Sun and they already have major OZ radio Triple J raving about them. Rumour has it that the band’s debut EP should be out early next year. In the meantime, check out thier page on MySpace for tour dates.

Justus Kohncke Feat. Alexis Taylor - Sorry     

“Sorry” is a sublime disco track made by German producer Justus Köhncke with guest vocals provided by Hot Chip‘s Alexis Taylor. Find out more about Justus Köhncke on MySpace.