August 13, 2022.
Hi, you all, so happy to have you on this round up for 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to this week. This is week 32 (already), welcome if is your first time around, and welcome back to all of you that keep supporting the blog and these artists that I keep bringing week in and week out, are you ready to have some fun? Let’s roll!!!
This week was a very active one for the category “Upcoming Music” on the blog, you know that I love to know what’s coming, and in the way we can help these artists pre-saving or pre-ordering their music, even better!!!
Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations Hannah Dorman, Fertility House, LxstBxy, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1.- The Disarmed This is an album about growth, self-worth, effort and resilience. A wonderful mix of classic grunge sounds with modern compositions. Metal, Hard Rock, and Alt Rock, “What We Leave” You can read our review here
2.- Hush Bewlay in his own words: “Completely written, performed, and produced solo, “I’m A Stranger Here Myself” is the first release from Hush Bewlay. Reflecting influences like Depeche Mode, New Order, Roxy Music, and The Weeknd, it’s an increasingly odd little pile of songs that starts with straight pop and ends in a full-on goth fairy tale. Packed with hooky synths, solid lyrics, and some rattly drums, the EP hopefully straddles the line between then and now while being very much itself.
The name is part homage to David Bowie’s “Bewlay Brothers,” which I often sang as half of an acoustic duo in high school; and part telling myself to “hush,” be quiet, stop saying you’re gonna do it someday and just do it. Releasing something, for me, has been a long time coming.
3.- Lindsey Rose Black In her own words: “Subterra, on the surface (ha), is a snapshot of young love – the nerves, the rush, the fantasy of a long-term future together. But it’s also a recognition and rebuke of the ways in which homophobia, both external and internalized, can infuse young queer love with a fear and sense of wrongness that is difficult to shake.”
With the energy and chaos of old-school rock n’ roll and a modern touch of sympathy and female empowerment, JVK commands the crowd as soon as they step on stage. Local to the Boston and Berklee College of Music scene, the newly formed band started out as the lead vocalist Jo Krieger’s solo project, backed up by Alix Breda’s groovy bass lines, Donny Defala and Alex Oslakovic’s compelling guitar solos, and Troy Welling’s energetic drum fills. But soon, their undeniable chemistry took them to create JVK, in which in just 6 months of their existence, they’ve conquered pretty much every sweaty basement in the Northeast and fished a loyal audience who are now filling up bigger and bigger venues.
5.- WREX in their own words: “Our Debut EP Paradise features the 2 singles released earlier this year, which have already been featured on BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, and Radio 1 Future Alternative. It also features a further 2 tracks which show a more emotionally driven side to the Brighton based duo. One of the extra tracks; Room To Breathe has already been picked up by Planet Rock, and both tracks are growing in popularity on Spotify already, with the EP’s total streams nearing 50,000.”
6.- GLORIA “This whole EP is about juggling responsibilities, searching for balance, and learning. All songs on ‘WRD‘ had many forms before I found their final versions, and I had to realize during the process that my strongest asset is my voice, so I really should not hide it behind 20 layers of instruments (like I did before)”, says GLORIA.
7.- Llectronic Electronic artist and multi-instrumentalist from the North West, UK, writing progressive, often experimental music inspired by the world around him. Blending ambient sounds and instruments from different cultures into contemporary music to create dramatic soundscapes you can dance to. His debut album Electrogenesis is here.
8- Jeremy Black Part of Me is the third in a series of four, experimenting with genre and sound by blending elements of techno, garage, lofi, hip hop and ambient. Outside of the EP collection Black was featured on Dustin Zahn’s latest LP Gain Of Function out on Rekids and has proved to be one of the biggest techno releases of 2021.
9.- The Trumpets EP is a collection of recent singles from producer/engineer turned artist, Renmus. Each song shows a different side of his versatility, ranging from hard-hitting, vocoded lyrics and bellowing horns to a fiery, maximalist rage beat with a captivating UK drill switch up, to a lighthearted Westcoast-inspired banger. Though these songs are all very different from each other, they all share the same stylistic fingerprint. Inspired by the likes of Kanye West (big surprise), BROCKHAMPTON, and JPEG Mafia, Renmus sets out to create a new legacy with a focus on bombastic, in-your-face production.
The Boy With Pearls For Eyes is Ollie Cook‘s second full length EP and your bonus this week, an Alt Rock/Folk concept recorded independently at home through February 2022 until May 2022. The record is all about being blinded by things around you, and is split into two halves; it is for the listener to decide when that shift occurs. Recorded at 16 years old, releasing at 17, Ollie has departed from the sound of his four Lo-Fi Bedroom projects released in 2021. Taking it a whole step up in the quality of his songwriting and production.
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, 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: