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New Music – Exroyale, Ryn Weaver, Years & Years

New bands for you to wow over from Portland, New York and London

Ryn Weaver

Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 09:19


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.


Fresh electropop with a breezy degree of gumption is what’s on offer from Portland trio Exroyale. New single “Without It” is a sparkling earworm, while the previously released “Give It Up” is also worth adding to your library.

Ryn Weaver

Is “OctaHate” the song of the summer? Judging by the crazy reaction when the tune went live last week, the debut from the New York singer (whose acting handle is Aryn Wüthrich) is certainly a contender. Produced by an all-star team of Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit), Charli XCX, Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat, “OctaHate” bodes well for Weaver’s future prospects.

Years & Years

London three-piece follow up their champion “Real” and “Eyes Shut” tracks from earlier in ’14 with a humdinger in the shape of “Take Shelter”. Full of infectious pop and electronic twists and turns, with summery reggae and funk touches in the blend too.