Lisbon’s indie-pop darlings Vaarwell’s latest single No Place For You is a moody, melancholic exploration of the breakdown of a toxic relationship. The haunting, emotive delivery of Margarida’s vocals offset the eerie, downbeat production to create a wonderfully zippy slice of alternative pop.

Here the band present 5 tracks that have shaped their music thus far…

Robyn – Send To Robin Immediately

I saw Robyn live because she played the same day as us at NOS Alive festival and I felt so inspired by her music and her visuals. Her latest album is a big influence for my vocals on Vaarwell’s new (unreleased) songs. – Margarida

Tora – Morphine

The production details and vocals are incredible – this song is my favorite from their new album (that bass line!!!). The mellow/subtle voice style of their verses actually inspired my choice of vocal intent for the chorus of our latest single, “No Place For You”. – Margarida

James Blake – Unluck

When I was 15 I listened to James Blake’s debut album for the first time and that was what got me into music production. – Ricardo

The Whitest Boy Alive – Courage

We draw a lot of inspiration from The Whitest Boy Alive’s danceable Indie Pop. This is my favorite track of theirs. – Ricardo

Lorde – Sober

Lorde’s take on pop music with her album “Melodrama” was refreshing and beautiful. I aspire to be able to write as well as she does one day. – Margarida

By Vaarwell for FM