Some girls just look better stony-faced and scowling. Australian cool girl Chela is one of them. Since releasing her 90s-inspired Zero mixtape filled with stormy electronic dance beats, she’s been hitting up festivals like SXSW (Friday March 14th @ The Madison) and touring with another MBF favourite, The Preatures. I first discovered Chela a few months ago after downloading her Zero mixtape on Soundcloud and I’ve been smitten ever since. Fun fact: she used to write rap breakdowns for her sister’s R&B tracks. She also used to be in a punk rock band in her teens.
Here are some of my favourite tracks and the brand new (just released today!) music video for Zero. She’s signed to Kitsuné Maison, one of my favourite electronic labels.
Her Zero EP (out March 10th via Kitsuné) isn’t available on iTunes yet, but keep your eyes peeled for the release.
For those of you listening to this week’s Indie-licious, the first song will be Mossy Grounds by Antimatter People off Kitsuné’s new compilation Kitsuné New Faces. Right now, the compilation is being sold via iTunes, but it isn’t available in Canada, so I thought I’d share the link to the full 15-track Youtube Playlist so we can all reap the benefits of this great artist collection.
GALLANT « Sirens»
LXURY « Never Love»
SOLOMON GREY « Last Century Man»
SOUTHERN « Shout It»
YEARS & YEARS « Real»
GEORGE FITZGERALD « I Can Tell By The Way You Move »
HYETAL «Jam The Network»
SUPERFOOD « Bubbles »
SNAKADAKTAL « The Sun II »
CLANCY « Overdue » (edit)
KILO KISH « Turquoise »
ROSIE LOWE « Me & Your Ghost »
Got a case of the Mondays? Here’s an older Young Empires track that was featured on Parisian music label Kitsuné’s Maison 10 compilation from 2010. Always awesome to see a local band with excellent collaborations.
I haven’t listened to much from Portland’s Blouse, but I like what I’ve heard so far. I’m not surprised, because they’re on Sub Pop, and I could eat their artist roster for breakfast and experience optimized nourished and contentment.
For something more uplifting, check out Blouse’s 2011 track Shadow. Happy Monday!