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Introducing: Mutabase

Originally from Spain but currently based in Manchester, Mutabase has electrified and sometimes shocked audiences with her politically charged, feminist approach to her art and live performances’ characterising her Mutabase project as being ‘a reflection on being an outsider who takes inspiration and consolation from galactic solitude, surrealism, Punk and Madonna’. Find out below what makes her tick.

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Introducing: Magdalena Bay

Though they’ve known each other since high school and have played in bands together in the past, Magdalena Bay only started making music as a duo as recently as last year. Described by our good selves as ‘a perfect confection of electropop and synthwave sounds’, the duo has consistently released quality intelligent pop over the last year or so, with their most recent single being the sparkly disco stomp Move Slow. Find out more about them, here.

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Introducing: Android Lust

Android Lust is the one-woman project of Bangladeshi-born New Yorker (but now resident in L.A.)  Shikhee, who has been releasing music under the Al moniker since the late-1990s, releasing her first album Resolution in 1998. Her music balances elements of rock, Industrial, electropop and classical styles to create a sound that is individual, challenging but very rewarding for the listener. We caught up with Shikhee for a chat.

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Introducing: The Blackheart Orchestra

Manchester duo and long-time collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra and have recently released Diving for Roses. The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd, Steve Reich and Ludovico Einaudi and have toured extensively in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in recent times. Both are multi-instrumentalists, using ancient synthesisers, electronic drums, acoustic, electric and bowed guitars and bass to create a sound that is sometimes fragile, sometimes epic but always engaging. Read on to find out more.

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Introducing: Battle Tapes

The L.A. quartet of Josh Boardman, Riley Mackin, Stephen Bannister and Beak Wing are better known as Battle Tapes, an electro-rock outfit that were infamously described as sounding like “Trent Reznor and Daft Punk went on a cocaine-fueled party binge in Los Angeles, but in the best way possible”.  Their music has been featured in various movie trailers, TV shows, and video games. The group are following up their 2016 album Polygon with a new EP called Form and have recently toured the  American west coast with Rococode.

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Introducing: Empire State Human

Empire State Human is the most high-profile project of musical powerhouse Aidan Casserly, having released under that name for fifteen years. After a short hiatus, he’s again active under the ESH banner, with his most recent album coming Romo coming out this June.

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Introducing: undrgrndman

Los Angeles musician undrgrndman is a genre-bending storyteller & multi-instrumentalist with a unique take on music; creating a story and sound for each individual track he releases. Each song is written, arranged, composed, produced, and performed by undrgrndman alone. We recently chatted to this innovative new artist.

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