Alba James, Sharl, Aniqa Dear, and more…

September 17, 2022.

I hope you’re doing well, having a good health and enjoying the weekend my dear friends, I was I bit sick but fortunately now I’m feeling way better and music always makes me feel better, improving so many aspect of my daily life… but I don’t want to bore you with these details  so better get into the thing that get us here, this is Week 37 for the round up 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to this week 2022. Business as usual, I have another eclectic selection for you, not my intention but this is the way that things happens and I hope you find it as interesting and enjoyable as I do, and I’m positive you’re going to get hooked to more than one of these albums for the rest of the week (to say the least).

Last week I invited you to visit the category “Indie Pop” and “Indie Rock”, the previous one was the turn of “Punk”, week 34 was “Female Rising Stars”, week 33 “Debut Bands (Off The Radar)” and a few weeks after that one I was promoting the “Upcoming Music” that is always an excellent option to be aware of what’s about to come in the near future. Is that it all? Is there anything else than you can dig around on the blog? If your answer was no, there’s nothing more you better think twice, in the main menu HOME you can find our category “Only Bandcamp

I’m always promoting Bandcamp (I’m not getting pay by Bandcamp for this) I’m only looking for you as an artist to have the best tools that you can have to get known and pay for their art (and you know what this is well deserved and as fair as you can get), and as a music fan this is one of the strongest ways you ca support an artist, so don’t forget to take a look and if you find something that you love and are able to support and damn sure the artist is going to appreciate you.

But if it’s out of your reach to buy their music,  please don’t forget that you can support these artists with the actions that in fact you can do, to mention a few: stream, like (heart their songs), follow their profiles all over social media, share them with you loved ones, add them to your playlists, pre-save their upcoming releases and if you can go to their live performances that would be the ultimate experience in support and enjoyment for you both.

Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations Kills Across The River, RAMEY, The Forces, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).


1.- Loneliness can have different effects on each of us. For singer-songwriter Alba James, it had an effect of producing a wonderful, awe inspiring EP. Bedroom Walls is an intimate exploration of loneliness, depression and derealization. You can read our review here.

2.- Sharl   The album “City Lights” was born out of months of reflection during Melbourne’s many lockdowns. City Lights documents Sharl’s coming-of-age journey through the ups and downs of dating and relationships against the backdrop of city life.

Spanning from classic ballads to a vintage disco throwback to the heights of hyperpop and trap beats, her sound and style draws from the best of both classic and trendy elements. You can read our review here.

3.- Aniqa Dear In their own words: “We’re an electro-pop duo from Toronto. Finally releasing our new album after a bit of a hiatus and we’re so excited to share it with you! It has an interesting blend of the organic and the synthetic. It’s sometimes chaotic, sometimes reflective. It’s subversive, jarring at times, but also accessible”. Listen now their album “wait”.

4.- ZORILA Speaking on the project, Frontman Stewart Arp had this to say: “Addison was written and recorded by a group of friends that quit their jobs and moved to the big city to chase their dreams. The Addison album artwork is the exact house the band lived in together during the pandemic and this album serves as an immortal memory that I will cherish forever”.

5.- Andrea Mazzariello’s War Footing takes his dense, breathless lyrical space, swirls of skittering programmed drum machines, hard-hitting acoustic drums, and layers of analog synthesizers, and collides them with contributions by an all-star cast of collaborators working in jazz, concert music, experimental music, and noise rock.

6.- James Varghese Who is this guy?  “I’m a trained jazz bass player with a masters degree from the jazz school of Zurich turned pop bass player turned indie-producer turned founder of «Quiet Love Records» turned electronic music artist.” About the EP: It’s a short and soft piece of ambient music called «Ambient 1». Most of it was recorded in the biggest synthesizer museum in the world here in Switzerland. It’s called SMEM and is located in Fribourg.

         7.-  Rex Party   a three-member band that hails from Tangerang, Indonesia. “The Fool” delves into juvenile subcultures that are occurring in the Indonesian social sphere. The album consists of four main tracks and four complimentary tracks. These complimentary tracks are sound effects that help build the atmosphere towards the main tracks.

8-  Halleys Komet in their own words: “ We are extremely exited for it and believe we have some strong songs in our repertoire that can fit just about anyone. Our singles from the album are track 1, 4, and 8 released in that order. Being raised in small towns one of our dreams has always been spreading music all around the world, and that is what we intend to do”.

9.- Bees! is an amazing Philadelphia-based band known for their signature goofy riffy alt rock. Since their debut EP “BEES!” in 2020, the band has continued to create and deliver supersonic Rock themes mixed with all the nostalgia of retro games’ music. With a powerful line-up BEES! are returning with a brand-new EP that urges us to save the world from evil, space bees! Listen now. “Listen now Bees in Space”. You can keep reading our review here.

This week’s bonus belongs to a band that I’ve following the whole year and I love their sound. Dissociation is sort of a “pandemic baby”. An album written and composed before and during lockdowns by Camille, then arranged with Marie and Aaron, and finally recorded between 2019 and 2021 at Stakeout Studios in London. Like a snapshot of its gestation period, the tracklist places each song in chronological order. Behind the desk, A VOID called on Jason Wilson (Reuben, Senser, Dinosaur Pile-Up…), the craftsman of this raw sound, halfway between vintage and modernity. The perfect alliance to allow the trio to surpass themselves, and bring an openly metal touch to certain tracks, in an unexpected way. Because on “Newspapers” and “5102”, it is indeed the sacrosanct double-kick pedal that is dusted off by Marie! A VOID offers an ambitious album, displaying a firm intention of shaking up the codes of an all-purpose rock, not to say popular! It’s not to be missed.

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, Only Punk, 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:

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