Stephanie Phillips, Shane Rennison, If We Last, and more great stuff for you to enjoy!

This is 9Albums/EPs You Should Liste To Week 43, 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 for Stephanie Phillips’s “Retrospective” debut album released after 30 years, Shane Rennison’s debut EP “Nice To Meet You”, and If We Last new EP “undressed”.

Stephanie Phillips "Retrospecitve" artwork

I appreciate you for showing some love to these artists, streaming these albums is a really cool way to help this artist, remember to give them a follow, a + (Spotify), and a heart (social media), you might already know it but I have to say it: you rock! Waste no more time and let’s get to it!



1.- Singer-songwriter Stephanie Phillips has just recently released her newest full-length album “Retrospective”. While it’s the 5th album coming from the indie folk artist, “Retrospective” is actually the first album Stephanie has made. First heard by a select few fans back in 1993, Stephanie Phillips has given the album some loving extra touches and a remaster as well as one extra song, and the result is now out for everyone to listen to and enjoy! You can keep reading our review here.

2.- Shane Rennison is a New Yorker who’s just released a brand new EP properly titled Nice to Meet You, after three amazing singles last year. For the singer and songwriter, this EP serves as a proper introduction to his solo work and it’s an incredible run of five stunning tracks, serving some of the best indie pop out there right now. You can keep reading our review here.

3.- “If We Last“ stands for modern pop punk and a mixture of charming melancholy and fudiffs to get rid of any excess energy. In their own words: “In our new EP “undressed” we’ll be more direct than ever before. Desire, miss, forget. In “undressed” unspoken thoughts are revealed and hidden wishes are approachable. The songs of the pop-punk band illustrate the mental chaos of two people and the break out of fixed structures. As part of Gen Z, we’re not only concerned with the complexity and the roller coaster of love but also with criticism of the structures and developments exemplified by society.

4.- AFTER MATH is the new album by the Alternative/Electro Soul duo TECHNOIR, formed by Alexandros Finizio and Jennifer Villa, entirely recorded in the band’s home studio and produced by Alexandros. With this new work, Alexandros and Jennifer move towards a cinematic, moody, highly personal multi-genre style, inspired by the dark sounds of the 90’s Bristol scene.

The Urban Complex is a Scottish / Danish Industrial crossover metal project featuring experienced musicians Kevin Miller (Gatsby, K.I.Miller, Gallus Guys, The Additives) and Kim Olsen (Tommys gun club, The Vent). In their own words: “After many years of performing in various rock and pop-orientated projects, The Urban Complex was formed to give the creative license to write and perform the type of music that inspired us and gave us the initial desire to pick up instruments”.

6.- heavy on the heart. was formed by Nikki Brady and Costas Themistocleous in the Summer of 2021. Drummer, Nick Kolokathis joined the group in October 2021 and Andrew Nicolae rounded out the lineup in October 2022. The band debuted on January 27, 2023 opening for The Color Fred. In their own words:

“It’s You That Has To Think” was written over the course of a 10-week period in the summer of 2021. The ethos behind it was based on personal experiences. I was personally going through an identity crisis after the loss of my best friend and former band (PRSNA). While trying to pick myself back up and put the pieces together, it seemed to be a case of Murphy’s Law. Everything that possibly could have went wrong, did in fact go wrong. But the songs and the project weathered the storm. This EP is filled with pain & rage, but there is also a sense of hope, reflection, and optimism through the chaos.”

7.- The nostalgic Icelandic grungy folk band SoundThing consists of guitarist and songwriter Hjörleifur Björnsson, singer/songwriter Ásta Sigríði Sveinsdóttir, bass player, songwriter and singer Erla Stefánsdóttir and Valtýr Sigurðsson, drummer and songwriter. SoundThing as a band has a very long and beautiful history of friendship, hardship, and creating music.

The EP album Bleed is born in Hjörleifur’s lyrics, but with the collaboration of Ásta, Erla, and Valtýrand a team of gifted musicians, the album came beautifully together. One of the exciting things about SoundThing is that the band plays and produces music that crosses many genres, such as folk, folk rock, indie, alternative, bluegrass, grunge, and rock.

8.- Creative chemistry might be impossible to define, but whatever it is, Fleur bleu·e have it in abundance. The Paris-based duo of Delphine Lucy Lam and Vlad Swann have presided over an assured debut album in Unrequited Love, full of delicate songs of yearning.

9.- Imagine the Dead Milkmen, binging Bad Religion’s “No Control” album while reading a dog-eared copy of Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States.” Add stompboxes. What you get is Unlucky Mammals, a Philadelphia-based three-piece performing original, politically-charged jangle punk anthems. “Fiddling in the Undertow” is their debut album.

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 FollowersFresh SinglesIndie OnlyAlterindie State of MindFemale Rising Stars12 New Songs This WeekChill – Folk – AcousticDebut Bands (Off The Radar)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:

If you enjoy any of these tracks don’t forget to give it a green heart when you’re on Spotify and add it to your favorite playlist, this little action not only saves the track on your music library but also will help the artist, you know that the name of the game for us is “support”, thank you!!!


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