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Kid Astray – Still Chasing Nothing


Maaaan, I have yet to be more impressed by a new-ish band in 2015 than I am with this Norwegian powerhouse of indie brilliance. Kid Astray have since released the amazing “It’s Alright”, although I had to go back and check this one out.

“Still Chasing Nothing” reminds me of Australians Tim & Jean, or in a looser way, Passion Pit without the falsetto vocals. It’s got a huge beat and pace, synth pulsating through the middle keeping the vocal melodies in check. in 2015, it’s hard to dislike anything this band have released and I’m very much looking forward to a release later this year.

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Urban Cone – Sadness Disease


It looks like 2015 is pegged to be another “Year of the Scando” again as several of my favourite Swedish bands are lining up to release another album. Among them the former Miike-Snow-esque Urban Cone are now sounding fast and hot with the new single “Sadness Disease”.

It’s everything you could want in a track from these guys. Repetitive flowing synth, smooth vocal tones and some fast paced guitar stand-outs. No one paints the long cold winters of Stockholm like these guys, but it’s within the sprinting percussion and bass accompaniment that their dark lyrics actually shine, showing that within the “Sadness Disease”, there is some fun to be had.

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