July 09, 2022.
Hey, how are you? Ready for your 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to this week? Welcome back, thank you for all your support, really means a lot to us. So excited about the albums I have for you, great stuff that you can’t miss out.
Don’t forget to visit the website and discover some of the secret gems that we have here for you, this time I want to suggest you to visit our category Debut Bands (Off The Radar) where you’re going to find a lot of artist debuting this year (and previous is you go really down) that might blow your mind, pop, alternative, indie, instrumental, electronic, you name it and even you can look to our playlists for this category here, I always try to keep it around 100 tracks only so you can have the very best from this year only.
You know the drill, right, the name of the game is “SUPPORT”, and you’re the most important part of this equation, I look for the artist that really worth to listen to and you only need to check them out and I you enjoy them show them some love!!! Believe me when I say that all this artist already passed for a lot of filters so they’re really fighting for make their dream come true, let’s help them spreading the word my friends.
Remember that most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations BlimeyOhRiley, James & Paul, Red Skies Mourning and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1.- Abisso Sons Of Abbys Their music is characterized by the elaborate atmospheres and how they develop each one of them. Mystical, dark, and melancholic, they experiment around distinct layers of sounds to create shades of music, leaving us with a poetic and powerful experience, as if we were voyaging to an alternate dimension. You can read our review here.
2.- Bon Shredder Self title debut EP. A musical alter ego, created out of love for all things rad, by James Furniss. Driven by bass and beats, with sprinkles of riffs, melodies and electronic fusions. A musical voyage made by one man alone, all written, recorded and produced just by using a few instruments and a single laptop, with a mind full of musical adventures. You can read our review here.
3.- Lan Miao The songs on Lan’s debut EP “The Keep” were first written throughout her late-teens and early 20’s. Three songs each explore her relationship with mother and father: unspoken yearnings, sadness and anger at their breakout, fear of disloyalty and abandonment. During the past two years while in quarantine, Lan recorded and produced the songs in a make-shift home studio set up in the bedroom she shared with her husband. It was the right time: the pandemic cost her day job but freed up time for more creative work; mentally, she felt ready to tackle the darker themes in the songs. Curiously, it was her time and experiences in the bay area that prompted her to process old memories and feelings and helped her see these relationships differently.
4.- Established in 2021, Troy The Band blends heavy, riff-based stoner rock, with the atmospheric, experimental soundscapes of shoegaze and psychedelic rock. You can’t miss their debut EP The Blissful Unknown.
5.- Great Klons “Forever Changers” a record which both expands the sound of previous EP “Limited Minutes” and enters new directions. The western-style tremolo guitars and sweeping violins are a feature throughout, but forays into Americana on the title track and space-age electro jams on All Jazz represent a turn toward new directions. Driving 808 beats over acoustic guitars propels EP highlight Stable Land, and closing song Leave it Standing channels the hushed dark-folk dread of later period Roger Waters.
6.- Monnie “I’ll Be Here When You Wake Up” features 6 carefully crafted indie pop tunes that mix contemporary bedroom pop sensibilities with classic 80s-inspired sounds and lush, upfront vocals. Taking influence from HAIM, Hayley Williams, Clairo, MARINA, and Caroline Polachek, Monnie combines rhythmic electronic piano, romantic synth melodies, and minimally styled drum machines, resulting in a sound that’s uniquely modern, yet classic.
7.- Sometimes Ep is the third release from Birmingham’s The Motor Trade, which is essentially a solo project by Del Carter, with a little help from his friends. The music is hook laden alternative indie rock with infectious melodies and arrangements that are constantly interesting.
8- Holozoa their new EP ‘Exhale‘ was written during lockdown. In their own words: “The pandemic pushed our writing process online and we set each other songwriting challenges to stave off those feelings of isolation and sadness at the closure of the creative industry we work in. The songs capture the dance floor escapism that we were all missing during lockdown.”
In his own words: “It was January 2021, ‘Lockdown 3’, pretty bleak, and one of the things that helped me stay positive was going for long walks. One morning on the seafront near Brighton I saw etched into the seawall in big rough lettering: ‘no matter how dark it gets, hold on to the light’. A song emerged, and this spirit of hope in dark times weaves through the entire EP. It’s about reconciliation on a personal and collective level.”
I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Sickest & Dopest, and Unknown but Essentials!!!
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: