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New Music – Icona Pop, Lost In the Trees, Friends

The latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. All tips for future New Music picks welcome below. Icona Pop Dashing electropop from Swedish duo Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo who first …

Thu, Feb 24, 2011, 14:32

   

The latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. All tips for future New Music picks welcome below.

Icona Pop

Dashing electropop from Swedish duo Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo who first tickled our fancy with their track “Manners” on a recent Kitsune compilation. New single “Still Don’t Know” is fresh, carefree and beautifully euphoric. You can colour us smitten.

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Lost In the Trees

Lost In The Trees were once a solo play by Chapel Hill, North Carolina dude Ari Pick but he’s since brought a bunch of likeminded musicians into the frame. As evidenced by debut album “All Alone In An Empty House” for Anti, they’re all about elegant, evocative, emotional folk-pop with some fancy touches.

Friends

Prepare to meet your favourite new band. From New York, Friends already sound like the real deal with a lovely shimmering mix of Tom Tom Club-style swagger, far-out pop sheen and tropical grooves under the bonnet. Debut single “Friend Crush” is out next month on Lucky Number.

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