Today’s Matinee will kick your week off right. We have 6 upbeat and awesome tracks to help wind down the end of summer with some upbeat synthpop, electro pop and indie rock. Artists are representing Austria, Australia and the US today.
filous – “For Love” (ft. klei) (Vienna, Austria)
RIYL: Chet Faker, Flume, ODESZA
“For Love” is the newest from Austrian filous whose birth name is Matthias Oldofredi. The talented young producer is making waves in the electronic world with consistently releasing addicting electro pop tracks and remixing artists like Kodaline and James Hersey.
“For Love” is a fun electro pop track that has us wishing fall was not here (or soon approaching). It’s a warm, upbeat track that expertly frames klei’s sultry vocals against crisp guitar lines and unique percussion.
Of the track filous says:
“klei and I made this song in Amsterdam with our good friend Rik Annema. What I love most about the song is that it really captures the easy going and fun time we had making it! It’s really about just letting go, being happy and living your life for love!”
GGOOLLDD – “Excelsior Springs” (Milwaukee, USA)
RIYL: ELEL, Fickle Friends, Scavenger Hunt
GGOOLLDD have a brand new dreamy synth pop track titled “Excelsior Springs”. It’s the perfect end of summer jam that gets you in an upbeat and feel good mood. It’s a pretty awesome 80s inspired love song that proclaims, “You’re all I want, you’re all I want, like bourbon in my lemonade, it’s true.”
You also can’t help but fall further in love with Ms. Butler’s divine vocals on this track. GGOOLLDD have recently signed to Roll Call Records and will be releasing their 3rd EP, Teeth on December 1st via Roll Call Records.
GGOOLLDD are Margaret Butler, Nick Ziemann, Mark Stewart and Nick Schubert.
KNIGHTFALL – “Watching Me” (Melbourne, Australia)
RIYL: Daft Punk, Justice, SebastiAn
KNIGHTFALL is the new passion project of Gerard Sidhu & Stephen Docker (Strange Talk). The duo are now able to create something that is truly their own with 100% creative control.
“Watching Me” has a completely French-electro vibe going on along with the upbeat and almost Michael Jackson-esque vocal harmonies that are catchy as hell. The mix of the darker elements in house and upbeat synth pop makes for a nice contrast and an exciting new direction for the duo.
“Watching Me” is from KNIGHTFALL’s forthcoming EP titled VOLUME 1 which will be released September 29th.
Prawn – “Rooftops” (New Jersey)
RIYL: Balance and Composure, Into It. Over It, PUP
“Rooftops” is the latest from Prawn. It’s an upbeat indie rocker that reminds us of the sometimes downfall of city living. It’s a punchy and edgy indie rocker that becomes completely addicting after first listen. The whistling at the beginning hooks you in, and then get ready for a nice explosion of fast paced guitar, in your face vocals and pulsating percussion. The end result is one kick ass track that you want to hear again.
“Rooftops” is a song about living in a place where you don’t necessarily like, but feel compelled to live in,” explains vocalist/guitarist Tony Clark. “I’ve learned over the last few years that city living isn’t the life for me. That’s not to say I haven’t had wonderful experiences and relationships blossom living there. “Rooftops” is the dichotomy between living in a place that makes you uncomfortable, while at the same time forming relations that fulfill you.”
“Rooftops” is from the band’s forthcoming record Run, which will be released September 22nd via Topshelf Records.
Prawn is Tony Clark – Vocals & Guitar, Jamie Houghton – Percussion, Kyle Burns – Guitar and Ryan McKenna – Bass.
Priest – “White Wing Dove” (Orlando, USA)
RIYL: Chvrches, Passion Pit, Purity Ring
There has been quite a hiatus from Priest which is comprised of Camille Priest and producer David Kazyk. “White Wing Dove” is the newest release from the talented duo, and it’s safe to say Priest’s return is well worth the wait.
“White Wing Dove” is another track you can easily add to your end of summer playlist. The track includes lush melodies, notable bass lines and an overall shimmery vibe. All of the elements on “White Wing Dove” perfectly frame Camille’s captivating vocals and keep the listener fully entranced.
The song captures the beginning of a relationship that sounds promising as the lyrics proclaim “And now I feel like I could fall in love, you’ve got me singing like a white wing dove”.
Sampson – “Shake The Fire” (Halifax, NS Canada)
RIYL: Anna of the North, Billie Eilish, London Grammar
“Shake The Fire” is the debut track from Sampson. It’s a beautifully written and expertly composed track that reminds us all about the fragility of time.
The song is somewhat melancholic but with a lush and emotional tone that captures the listener at first listen. If her debut track is any indication, it looks like Sampson could be on the right track to make an impact in the female led synth pop arena.
Sampson shares a bit about the track: “
’Shake The Fire’ is about papa (my grandad), who was a huge supportive force in my music,” she shared. “His passing was really hard for my family because he was so invested in me and my siblings. Feeling grief was definitely a time when I came to understand mortality as more than just a word people use. I wrote ‘Shake The Fire’ while realising that we never really have full control of anything, especially not time.”
“Shake The Fire” is from Sampson’s upcoming debut album.
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