ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Urban Cone
Swedish indie pop group Urban Cone are a band you will probably fall in love with. Their dreamy indie pop is infectiously sweet and would set the perfect soundtrack for a summer festival. Forming in 2010 the five piece released their first EP in 2012 featuring the semi hit “Urban Photograph” which received a lot of blog attention. A year later they released their debut album “Our Youth” which was full of gritty pop/dance tracks like “Kings & Queens”, “Freak” and “Searching For Silence”. They also showed diversity with stripped back tracks “Burned”, “Our Youth” and “Winters Calling”. It was a strong debut and saw them playing multiple Scandinavian festivals and headlining an intimate run of U.S shows. After taking some time to write and record for the second studio album the band is ready to share it with the world. “Polaroid Memories” will be released on May 1st and the first single “Come Back To Me” featuring Swedish pop gem Tove Lo is already gaining a lot of attention. The song sees them ditching the dance influences and further exploring their indie pop sound. It has a very cool vibe and translates well with Tove Lo’s additional vocals throughout the verses and chorus giving a new texture to their sound. When you pre-order the album on ITunes they are giving fans the song “Robot Love” which is another song that further experiments with the indie-pop elements. It’s very Grouplove esque and that’s not a bad thing but I’m wondering if the band has completely ditched their pop/dance roots. Both these songs are incredibly catchy and chilled and will have you excited to hear their new album.
In may they will conduct a Scandinavian tour before returning to the states in June for an extensive tour with The Griswolds after playing SXSW festival last month and wowing reviews and punters alike. I’m placing my bets on seeing these guys in Australia for Splendour In The Grass and if they do you better prepare yourself cause their set will go off.