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Hailing from France, Baaj & Baaj makes electronic music with soulful intent in his Cognac-based personal studio. The producer driven by his strong desire to connect and heal people, loves writing music that’s captivating and joy-inspiring, but also discusses serious topics from societal issues to human interactions. His new EP “You and I” is exactly…
Melbourne, Australia rocker Ivan Beecroft will be emerging from the unique space he has been carving out for himself within independent music industry via a new single that is to be released to streaming services in January of 2024. The song is titled, “Carousel,” and it is actually available to check out early on Bandcamp…
Luke Tangerine has made his name by bridging nostalgia and hype of retrofuturism with the endless freshness of experimental electronica, and he continues to enamore.
Double Triangle doubles the excitement with the double release of singles “Brenda” and “Haberdashery”!
Dedicated to their Nan Brenda, unfortunately no longer around, Double Triangle releases the single on her birthday, December 1st. The slightly wobbly, enamoring main melody and the new follow-up part are also given an additional, ethereal shimmer by singer and composer Madil Hardis, whose beautiful vocal melody pulls all the strings of the heart.
“Laughing, Talking, Loving” is the first track to be released in a while from I Panic, who has been a little break since April this year. But the artist has lots more great music to come now with 8 brand new tunes lined up in his sleeves – so stay tuned!
Making music in a home studio based in Norwich, UK, the solo producer Jonny Herman loves to infuse the liveliness of jazz and sweet swaying vocals into songs that tell stories and move the spirit.
The title “Outside Time” by The Trudy refers to the little album’s timeless insides. Consisting of 7 tracks with a total runtime of 21 minutes, releases of this length would be referred to as an EP. Not this one though.
Just like on “Chasing the Bull”, Sam Feinstein’s lyrics are thoughtful and drenched in irony, making it for a very fun listen even when the subject matter is a serious one.
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Tom Minor keeps preparing himself, single after single, for the release of his upcoming full-length debut album, Eleven Easy Pieces on Anger & Disappointment, and “Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years” promises a high dose of Bluesy riffs, semi-poignant melodies and a boisterous deadpan vocal swagger.
After releasing their previous EP, Disconnected, Packetloss continues their creative efforts in this new and exciting song four-stack. Written and recorded remotely in its entirety, the EP captures Jamie Tees (Vocalist & Lead Guitarist), Geetar Jack – (Rhythm Guitar & Bass), and Steve Buckley (Drums / Mixing & Master) as they go back and forth…
The Margaret Hooligans always shines through their poignant lyricism and satisfying riffs, but this time they really stepped up in this single. “Alley Cat Stomp” presents both a tribute to Stevie Van Zandt, one of rock n’ roll’s great guitarists and garage rock radio DJs…
If “Navigator” by Monroe Moon was somewhat of an experiment, “Smoked A Cigarette Instead” is the realization that it worked. Everything about this song sounds so clear and so well produced, it’s absolutely stunning.
When.In.Maine continues their string of releases and this time it returns with “Proved Me Wrong” a more emotive track than its predecessors. The Polish band has mixed piano sensibilities with overall Hard Rock in this new single.
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Luke Tangerine keeps delighting his audience with freshly cooked singles. After releasing I Adore You and Midlife Crisis.Again, the German producer is now presenting an uplifting track filled with spatial synths and cosmic melodies.
MADAME NEPTUNE normally blends psychedelic, modern, hard, and blues rock to give a fresh alternative gothic rock. This is a reimagined modern alt-prog rock/metal version of their debut single arranged by PATH:LESS. And undoubtedly the results are awesome.
The new Vol. 4 by DCxPC is Antagonizör, Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, the band sound possesses a harshness and brashness of hardcore punk that some might even find a kin to “crossover thrash,”.
Founding members Elash and The Sgt. formed Fat Bottomed Boys in 2020 to continue and honor the legacy of the iconic rock band by way of original music after years of playing together in an actual Queen tribute band.
Weaving the emotionally impactful singer-songwriter genre together with signature haunting vocals, Frank Joshua creates incredible music, electronic at the base and surreal all around.
Being able to create music is such a wonderful gift, but making music with your own daughter must be a real blessing! Norwegian artist, Mono Martian is one of those blessed people.
Moving slightly away from her more dance-pop early singles, Jess Stewart sounds confident and mature on “Prince Charming (Went to Hell)”, leaning more towards a funky neo-soul production style that works really well with her voice.
Arrows of The Sun have just delighted us with their brand new single. After releasing Sick in the Heart, the British songwriters now return with a song that feels welcoming, like a father who receives us with open arms after a long time away, having gone through a lot of perils and overcome a number…
Jennifer Alvarado’s new single “Colorado” drives along the roadway of love, heartbreak and reminiscence
Jennifer Alvarado is well-known in her local indie music scene, and for good reason. This singer-songwriter has some stellar songwriting skills as well as a lovely, pure voice to carry the weight of her lyrics.
Arlington-VA-based pianist-composer Martin Graff has an everlasting connection with his instrument, the piano. “Window Rain” is the latest to come from this link of creative passion, and it stands as a strong testament to how Graff’s skills are amplified tenfold by sheer passion and love.
Two former members of the now disbanded Rock band, Snakedoctors, got together and When.In.Maine was born. After debuting with Stole My Memories, Polish musicians, Wojciech and Jerry, are back on the saddle and ready for another single release “Stained”.
Vogue Villains have achieved genuine connections with their fans over the years, and today the Vancouver-based band took a risk and presented themselves in their most vulnerable version ever. “Pretty Gorgeous”…
Carlos Ucedda is amongst the most creative people working in electronic music and synthpop on the current musical landscape, for sure. The way he manages to evoke such emotion and feelings is truly remarkable, and “Under Your Iris” is a perfect example of all of his creativity and a bold step toward the unknown.
Having recently started high school, singer-songwriter Edie Yvonne has plenty of first-hand experience with how intense life as a teen can be.
Lexi Lemonade’s music sounds pretty much exactly the way her artist name would suggest – sweet, fizzy, and highly refreshing. Now, if you also add “intoxicating”, “love for eternity” and “immense” to the mix, you’d get “Orion”.
Dream of a Man in a Top Hat keeps pushing the envelope with their funky compositions mixed with eccentricity and a knack for all things underground. The duo is known for presenting high-quality, unorthodox music.
Robert Vendetta says that “Fool” is an integral part of the upcoming album’s story, being about hitting rock bottom before the turning point for the character.
“Beyond” is the fourth album coming from the psychedelic duo Silvermouse. The band has become known for their spiritually enhanced music rooted in jam rock and UK rave culture, and featuring brainwave entrainment signals.
Neil C. Young’s expertly crafted arrangements, supported by Alan Whitham on bass and Ben Gonzalez on the drums, create a musical journey filled with joyful virtuosity and undeniable musicality. ReWorks Vol. 1
Everpresent was created by Matthew Cahoon, who after a four-year hiatus is now back in the saddle and ready for more music. The project is a mix of Goth Rock and Dark-Wave, adding some Industrial and Pop influences.
This is 9Albums/EPs You Should Liste To Week 46, every week I pick 9 albums/EPs recently released by unknown artists that I share with you, I enjoyed all, so I want to invite you to give them a chance and listen to them. The album of the week is “Wingspan” by Hana Piranha.
Leanne Gallati does a wonderful job with this ballad, laying all of her emotions bare and sharing them with the world really bravely.
Australian singer/songwriter, Ben Drysdale, brings a delightful foot stomper in “If I Don’t Lie Down”. A beautiful, folk-oriented composition made with acoustic melodies and big stereo vocals, made to encourage the listeners to pursue their goals with vigor and passion. PRE-SAVE NOW! Due Out Dec 15! ORDER “IF I DON’T LIE DOWN” ON BANDCAMP NOW!…
Vargen hinted at the upcoming original album by releasing a slew of singles, among them “Toxicon”, a flamboyant and rather sexy song strutting along the catwalk and wishing for eternal youth. Those singles now join the 9 songs of “Vargen” with a total runtime of almost 33 story-packed minutes.
Nature sure seems to want us all dead these days. But is this really a surprise? I don’t think so. What’s really a surprise is the fact that 9 o’clock Nasty has returned, and with a brilliant genre mash-up that promises an exciting new addition to the Nasty resumé.
It instantly became one of my favorite releases of the year. An album 3 years in the making, “Wingspan” by Hana Piranha is the follow-up album to 2020’s fantastic “Wednesday’s Child,” a testament to the notion that good things come for those who wait.
“Face Tomorrow” was originally released in 2021 as a part of Panem’s debut Zeitgeist / Absolute Monopoly EP, and this time it got a full-on acoustic treatment, and it feels shiny and brand new once again.
Evol Walks introduces glorious acoustic moodiness in a reimagined version of “Sleeping with a Ghost”
The rowdy energy and riff-driven sound are absent by choice, as Evol Walks reveals there’s a similarly endless potency in much less. “Sleeping with a Ghost”, now built up by acoustic guitar and the soul-stirring violin surrounding the enigmatic, strong, and emotional voice, still hits just as hard, if not even more.
The production on “A Love Revival” is absolutely immaculate, bringing to the front and center everything that Moon and Aries have always done so well in the past; and still bringing on new elements and influences with it.
Rowan Davies, AKA Balloon Shed, is a Bristol (UK) singer/songwriter who for 20 years abandoned music making. Dusting off his old guitar in 2022, the musician soon found again enjoyment in the songwriting and recording process, releasing his first single “Prick”, on streaming services, later followed by the single “Frank Says”. Now, Balloon Shed is…
With the intensity heard on the best indie rock from the 90s and a production that heavily flirts with indie folk as well as the orchestrations and choirs from alternative pop, “Innocent Sinner” by h. eldritch is a wild ride.
We recently covered both of their newest solo singles, “Midlife Crisis.Again” by Luke Tangerine and “Animal Sauna” by Carlos Ucedda, so it’s an absolute pleasure to be talking about their latest collaboration. “I Adore You” is a truly outstanding amalgamation of the stronger parts of each of the artists combined into one incredible single.
“The One” by Skar de Line likens the strive towards happiness to that of a plane takeoff, and it’s a very turbulent takeoff. So, while the main vocals of bone-chilling quality speak of the pursuit from a personal viewpoint, they’re accompanied by fuzzy “recordings” akin to airline safety instructions.
Blueprint Tokyo chose to end their 2023 run with their best single yet, and I’m wonderstruck thinking about what else they will present to us in the next year.
Theo Adler is a singer/songwriter from London with a unique taste and talent. Inspired by artists like Radiohead, Gorillaz, Jungle, and The Rolling Stones, Theo Adler makes music that’s easily digestible, with a certain oddness that achieves to charms the listener.
“Living in Fear” is a different step for LTB, but one that works just as well as the guitar-driven “Slow Down” and it’s amazing to go through this journey and see Logan trying new aesthetics this early on in his career.
Milwaukee-based band The Pulltops consists of two friends, guitarist Tom Crowell and drummer Mark Pierret, who found each other through their common love for collecting vinyl. The two avid record collectors love the empowering energy rock, pop, and catchy hooks provide and integrate all that in their own songwriting while also bringing in the more…
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The Trudy’s latest work is immaculate in evoking beautiful imagery of resilience such as a mariner sailing the seas, braving new horizons, and chasing the beauty in life.
Outerloop was created in 2019 by powerhouse vocalist, Taisha Estrada and guitarist Don Potter. Known for their high-energy live shows, the band has already released an EP and an LP, with their song “Just Behave” winning the 2023 Wammie (Washington D.C. area music award) for ‘best hard rock/punk song’.
“Kristoffer” by Kiirstin Marilyn is a heartbreaking and warm album, cinematic and descriptive at its love-driven core. It’s home to 5 original songs and a cover that has formed the devastating, all-encompassing emotions into music that has the power to transform and reach far out.
Mums Favourite is an Indie-Rock band from Adelaide, Australia, who add a pretty dose of vintage blues to their songs. Led by Sash, the lead singer, the quintet of young musicians craft easy melodies that feel warm to the ear, presented with a unique and nostalgic vibe.
Dirty Mitts are preparing the release of their upcoming EP Hands Off! which will arrive on Friday 10th of November.
Inspired by the course of love where everything seems to be against it, “Heaven’s Bride” by Mary Knoblock stands as a tribute to love and all the bitter and painful memories and moments it comes with.
Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions surprise us with their fourth single up to date. Taken from their upcoming album “Never Give Up”, this track stands out for its vulnerability and emotive lyrics.
Heated up and considerably dark, yet dreamy – Carlos Ucedda has woven a dancy and rather electrifying disco-infused song with the help of his reverbed vocals, jabby bassline, and hazy synths.
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Juracán is a Dominican music producer and artist living in Portland, Oregon. With soft and intimate vocals, he has delivered a chill single crafted with the utmost elegance and finesse.
The path of Life, unlike usual daily paths like the road to work or the store, has no clear destination despite what people like to think. The journey, however, is sprinkled with choices to make and bumps to overcome. Carpe Diem embarks on the journey with hazy, laid-back, and atmospheric slow indie rock sound.
The Trusted always manages to delight us with every song they release. The young musicians bring a sound quality to the table that very few bands share, adding that to their top-notch Pop-like compositions these guys really stand out in their genre.
Pent Up! songs often center around visceral feelings. Loss, love, regret, uncertainty, and acceptance all show up as driving themes in their lyrics and their music. This time, the American band makes an electrifying comeback that will shake your very foundations and take you on a reckless drive!
“De La Mar”, by Madzen will be released by the Mexican label, Ixitia Records, in an EP format that includes two remixes of two great Mexican producers, White Flamingo, and Púrpura.
Definitely, Onism E is a band worth checking out beyond just waiting for the official release of “I’m Sorry.”
Chandra aims to lighten up our moods with this single. A song written from personal experience, where the weight of life sometimes feels heavier than it should be.
Jane N’ The Jungle continues to manifest extremely powerful tracks with outstanding vocals and thick guitar riffs. Metal and Rock blend together in a perfect mix of hooky melodies and thumping rhythms.
This is a brilliant alternative rock album with some truly amazing songwriters. Honest kudos to the amazing compositions, arrangements, and production by Blueburst.
“Darkness Bliss” by Edie Yvonne is completed by the pleading high-key choruses begging for answers and simultaneously being well aware that she won’t get any replies.
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“Set Me Free” carries a wealth of soul within its blues-rock atmosphere. Lauren Glick has a lush vibrant voice with cheerfulness and mature weight to it, and the single gains an endlessly positive tone through her singing.
The overall themes approached by Shane Rennison on the “Nice to Meet You” EP are the complicated interpersonal relationships, explored from an impressive variety of angles.
John Byrne is a musician from the United Kingdom who has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. Influenced by the sound of artists like Frank Zappa, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and even Animals As Leaders, his playing style is oriented towards virtuosity and evocative arrangements.
JFT quit his day job earlier this year to focus solely on his musical career, and just gave us his first single of 2023. The new track, “To Be Back Here Again”, was written by JFT after he got back from a favourite holiday destination.
“Lorelei” sounds as if it’s been carved out of pure pain and darkness. There are elements of Nine Inch Nails in the industrial rock sound, the unsettling and combative tone in the lyrics, and truly angry and pained emotions in Hana Piranha’s incredible vocals.
The dark undertones of “Alone” work perfectly with the anxiety-ridden lyrics and Elijah Mann makes an impressive use of his strong-yet-comforting vocals.
Ever since forming officially in 2016, the sisters Kelli and Kayla Iutzwig AKA Wild Fire have been exploring their pop rock to their maximum capacity, expanding upon their sound and arrangements in a very dynamic and organic way. “Bubble”, their latest, sounds like a new chapter on said journey.
JuiceThaBlackBeethoven has always had a knack for crafting melodies. One of his most notable highlights was being a songwriter/composer for the Gloria Gaynor song “Strive.” His primary goals these days are to achieve accolades in composing music for film and television. His latest, “Dancin’ with Dracula” is a tune that fits the bill for those…
RUIZ! has been releasing singles since 2020 when the pandemic hit, and this new single is his 10th release up to date! Together with the British label Only Fruit Recordings, the Sheffield-based artist is now ready to continue where he left up, and no less than with a super fun Psychedelic Rock track.
Luke Tangerine has been known for his ability with the guitar, and most recently for his prowess as a composer and sound designer for various cinematic ventures. Today, the German artist sets the controls for the heart of our ears and presents a delightful tune that is as cosmic as it is deeply evocative.
The LP, home to 14 tracks, comes wrapped in beautiful indie folk melodies of shimmering acoustic guitar. It is paired with the equally stunning voice of Stephanie Phillips, and it’s safe to say she has always sounded incredible, from 30 years ago to today.
Chris Jacobson has played music all his life. Playing guitar in bands since he was a teenager, the artist has seen a good amount of live shows, while also writing and recording music of his own. It wasn’t until the coronavirus lockdown that he decided to finally do something with all of his material.
The Margaret Hooligans’ new single, the tables are turned. This time, the ladies are power-drunk, and the men are helpless victims! Featuring Meg’s iconic ukulele riffs and Mr. Strontium’s Punk / rock-inspired drums, the track takes a humorous approach toward one of society’s most primal and absurdly ongoing battles.
Abby London reveals heartfelt cover single “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, a tribute to an amazing person
Abby London, moved by Emily’s story, was inspired to create a tribute to her memory and chose one of the most beautiful love songs out there, Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” to honor Emily’s memory.
Moon and Aries came up with an electronic track that adds their usual elements from trip hop to it, but this time around it sounds even more seductive, sensual, and sensorial than their past.
Steve Young is known to be a soulful and emotional performer on stage, and with “Looks Like You”, he achieves to captures that very essence. Let his voice and guitar skills delight you, as you ride out on a journey of your own.
“the Steam in the Room” by Storm Boy is energetic and catchy. The lyrics are honest and heartfelt.
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Plymouth Alt-Rock band, A/V CLvB, shares their fantastic debut EP “Dumbwaiters To Die For”. A collection of six emotionally raw tracks with Emo and Indie qualities inspired by the 00s. For fans of My Chemical Romance, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins. Out now! ORDER “DUMBWAITERS TO DIE FOR” ON BANDCAMP NOW! A/V CLvB is a young band…
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“Everybody Clap!” by ProntaCorde is a celebration. An invite to lose yourself to the beat. With a proper use of nostalgia, the single opens a window to 70’s / 80’s Brooklyn, where funk and breakbeats began to sprout across a new generation.
Baaj & Baaj “Don’t Cry” It’s a powerful sentiment, and nothing sounds more truthful than this. Backed by his flawless production that bends conventional genres, the artist seamlessly blends the new wave and 80s pop-rock with modern sounds.
The ethereal dreamy “Red Balloons” is the 7th single coming from London-based alt-rock-pop group mUmbo. It’s yet another release coming from the band’s period of high creativity since 2022 and this time the band feels they’ve got the closest to achieving their own signature sound.
Side Liner aka Nick Miamis is a producer and remix artist, who recently held a competition for songwriters offering their songs to be remixed. Frank Joshua was among the submissions with “If I”, a song from his 2021 album “Sense Life”, and that turned out to be a winner
Trypan had already proven themselves as one of the most creative acts in the instrumental metal realm with their stunning debut album “They Will Forget You” last year.
“Globe” stands as a deep blue rock song observing life with a deep-cut unfillable void inside. Irina Imme’s lyrics and vocals give a painfully clear vision of what it’s like to live in an emotionless state, a deep depression with self-disappointment being the only thing left to feel.
Dive into the world of Metrophobia’s “Can’t You Hear Me” and let their soulful compositions envelop you in a transcendent musical experience.
Over the course of 2 years, “Adverse Camber” by no ordinary fish was crafted at the band’s home studio, a project that began during the challenging times of the Pandemic. Mastered by the accomplished Duncan Chave, the album carries an organic and raw quality, reflecting the heartfelt emotions woven into its fabric.