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Five For Your Friday

It’s time for your weekly fix of Five For Your Friday, featuring Patterns, Harlem Shakes, Gemini Club, Satellite Stories, and Lightning Love. Enjoy!

Patterns

Hard to Google, Patterns, is comprised of Ciaran McAuley, Alex Hillhouse, Jamie Lynch and Lawernce Radford. Calling Mancester, England home, the group recorded this rich and full track in North Wales.

“Induction”

Harlem Shakes

Started back in 2006, Harlem Shakes is an energetic quintet made up of Lexy, Brent, Kendrick, Jose and Todd. Releasing an EP, Burning Birthdays, back in 2007 and LP, Technicolor Health, in 2009, the group has played shows with the likes of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Beirut and Vampire Weekend. Sadly they haven’t released anything since 2009, nonetheless, “Sunlight” is an upbeat throwback guaranteed to brighten your day.

“Sunlight”

Gemini Club

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Gemini Club, is an electro-pop trio consisting of Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli. Playing together since 2009, the group has a simple desire, “to make great dance music, and to have fun while doing it”. Starting off with piano chords then exploding into a dance jam, this song lives up to its title and takes you by surprise.

“By Surprise”

Satellite Stories

 Oulu, Finland quartet, Satellite Stories, have self-released 3 sets of songs since 2010. They hope to  “bring you nostalgia from events that you never really experienced” and do so through fast-paced drumming, catchy choruses and pronounced bass lines.

“Kids Aren’t Safe In The Metro”

Lightning Love

This indie-pop trio, Lightning Love, appeared on the blog last week when they released their latest EP Girls Who Look Like Me, however, I fell in love with this Ypsilanti gem and felt that everyone else should too. Consisting of Leah Diehl on vocals, Aaron Diehl on drums and Ben Collins on guitar, the group self-recorded and produced their debut album November Birthday, which the track “Everyone I Know” is from.

“Everyone I know”

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