We’ve picked quite the mix of new artists for you to check out this week, each unique in their own way and certainly making noise on the scene this year. Make sure to get them added to your playlists and tweet us at @CloseUpPromo and to tell us your thoughts!

Arcade Hearts

Recently added to the CloseUp Roster, Arcade Hearts hail from Portsmouth and consist of members Harrison, Frankie, Brandon and Daniel. Their songs are energetic with contagious beats, electrifying synths and guitar riffs that’ll have you dancing the night away. Check out ‘Tried for Nothing’ with it’s 80s style single art that is a reflection on the music itself. Also, try out ‘Honey’ for its pulsating bass line and infectious melody. More recently they’ve released ‘Running’, 3 minutes (almost) of melodic indie disco pop.

If you’re into the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Everything Everything then Arcade Hearts are the ones for you. You’ll also be able to catch them live as they join Youth Club on a couple of their tour dates in December.

Arcade Hearts

Dream Wife

If pop-punk female power trios are more your kind of scene, then we suggest giving Dream Wife a whirl. Alice, Bella & Rakel met at art university in Brighton and formed a “fake girl band” as an art project for an exhibition. The success of the project resulted in Dream Wife becoming a reality and fast forward to present day where they’re powering through the scene both UK and stateside with their unique concept. 

The band take inspiration from David Bowie and Madonna and you’ll notice a hint of 70s/80s new wave styling throughout their music. Check out ‘FUU’, one of the bands earlier songs that cites lyrics from the Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ and adds a twisted edge to it. ‘Lolita’ travels down the pop route with a blend of Blondie meets punk that will be sure to get you moving. With over 300k streams on Spotify, ‘Somebody’ has the lyrics “I am not my body, I am somebody”, a strong message they share with pride and their most recent track ‘Let’s Make Out‘ is a heavier punk sound, which, as the name suggests, is riddled with passion through roaring vocals and powerful drums.

Safe to say, no two songs are the same when it comes to Dream Wife, expect an abundant of guitars, handclaps and lyrics you’ll be chanting for days. 

Dream Wife


For a more chilled out vibe, check out Tyne, the Cambridge-born 19-year-old with a sensational voice. Since her debut release of ‘Somebodies Somethings’ in 2016, Tyne has been going from strength to strength. Her music is chill-pop at it’s best. Her track ‘Crawl’, will seduce you with its R’n’B stylings and has gained over 1 million streams. She’s also had backing from BBC Introducing and the enjoyable and upbeat ‘Girly’ was named BBC Introducing track of the week on Radio 1. With just four songs released to the world, we can expect to hear and see a lot more from Tyne over the next few years. She’ll be joining PVRIS on their UK tour at the end of this month, so if you’re going, make sure to get down early and check her out, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 


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