Posts Tagged ‘folk pop’

March 29, 2018

Heartwarming, earthy stomping, and melodious hooking Do It Like You Do is London duo KAWALA’s latest single. Since its release earlier this month, it’s already drummed up much praise and adoration, having been heavily featured on many of the largest indie pop playlsits, as well as garnering slots on several New Music Friday lists in the UK, Italy, & Poland. The British duo has since released a new music video for the song, too, affording us a fine chance to partake in its balmy strums and breezy buoyancy. Do It Like You Do’s music video was directed by Tim Moorhouse, and it features a collective of the pair’s friends and family that all came together at a school in Kentish Town to shoot the video.

Jim Higson (vocals) explained the desire to share this important part of the band and their connection with where they are from, “We’ve always felt it important to involve friends and family when and where we can. The sense of

community is something we want to accentuate." The summery song is KAWALA’s second single, following on the heels of their debut single Small Death. The hotly tipped duo have already sold out several of their headline shows in the UK. Do It Like You Do is available via major outlets, here.

March 24, 2018

Skott dropped a lyric video for her song Russian Soul while we were running amok in Austin last week. Our love of the Scandinavian artist’s Bohemian styled pop runs deep. Russian Soul is as enchanting as ever accompanied by the gorgeously constructed, prismatic hued clip. The flawlessly supple song, dripping with exquisite longing, comes off the artist’s recent EP, Stay Off My Mind, which is available from iTunes, here.

March 21, 2018

We were instantly enamored by Swedish singer songwriter Anna Leone when she made her debut last year with My Soul I, a smoky emulsion fusing indie soul with pastoral folk. She then followed that sterling tune up with I Never Really, another beautifully heartrending, pensively melancholic gem. Re-visit our features, here. Now, our journey with the budding artist continues with news of her debut EP, Wandered Away, as well as a brand new stunner named If Only You. Like her other songs, Anna Leone’s If Only You is a soft caress, but this time she’s also taking us on a windswept ride with the wistful beauty. Emotive and raw, honest and moving If Only You is nothing short of flaweess, a rich tapestry woven with tender guitar and Anna Leone’s gracefully affecting vocals. If Only You is out now on indie label Half Awake / All Points / Believe. Her five track debut EP, produced by Bryan Wilson (Grammy nominated producer, engineer, & mixer who’s worked with Florence + The Machine, Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys, and more) will arrive on April 20th. Pre-order, here.

March 13, 2018
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.09.2018 – 03.12.2018

Featured Music – March 9 – 12, 2018
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February 27, 2018
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Misty enchantment ensues as Haley Blais, a new singer songwriter out of Vancouver, Canada, blesses us with sweetly melting, folk-tinged guitar pop on her new single Small Foreign Faction. The unassuming and unpretentious gem that showcases her gently pliant, melodiously charming vocals. Small Foreign Faction a sing-song ditty that enthralls like a songbird does on a dewy spring morning. It even comes with a music video in which Haley Blais serenades us from outside a window. The truly lovely tune can be found on Bandcamp, here. Watch the video for Small Foreign Faction below, followed by the video for prior hushed and understated song, Severance Pay.

February 27, 2018
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Welcome news from Freedom Fry regarding their long awaited debut album Classic is

as good as any other reason to rejoice on this fine afternoon. The record arrives on July 1st, and the Los Angeles based French-American alt-folk duo, whom we’ve been long enamored with, has already shared a first taste off it. Parisian-born Marie Syrat and Michigan-born Bruce Driscoll bring us a warm infectious burst of sun-soaked indie rock and Pacific Coast Highway vibes on the album’s title track, which fuses uptempo rhythms with feel-good melodies. An earthy lush array of brass and strings accompany their endearing song, which comes on the heels of last month’s stellar “#girlpower” cover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Man On Fire, featured in a new animated film from Intuit that’s already racked up over 20 million views to date. As always, Freedom Fry is heartwarming and disarming on their verdant and euphonious new offering. We look forward to hearing Freedom Fry’s new song live when we make our way back to Austin for SXSW in a few short weeks. Classic is out now via all major platforms. Keep up with our favorite California indie duo by way of their website, here.

February 8, 2018

It’s been nearly a year since I had the pleasure of catching Cloves live at SXSW, and I can’t wait to see the Australian singer songwriter again, particularly now that she’s released her first song of 2018. A debut album is rumored to be arriving later this year. Hopefully, this means that Kaity Dunstan will be making her way back out to America soon with new music in tow. This week, she graces us with a new video and new song Bringing The House Down, on which her whiskey soaked, rich soulful vocals are absolutely stunning, like a striking combination involving Gordi, MEG MAC, and Birdy. It’s been a long wait, but Cloves’ new song, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, is a fabulously simmering, earthy strumming, sharp snapping delight. Bringing The House Down is also available for streaming and purchasing, here.

February 6, 2018
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.01.2018 – 02.05.2018

Featured Music – February 1 – 5, 2018
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February 2, 2018

It’s next to impossible to top a smash hit like Riptide, but Australian indie folkster and dashing swooner Vance Joy has come very close with the new music he’s been unfurling off of long awaited sophomore album Nation Of Two. The latest such track is a warm ebullient gem named Saturday Sun whose breezy strums and uplifting vocals nearly convince me that Spring has arrived. Vance Joy captures the joys of meeting someone and falling in love on the disarming, heartwarming song. Nation Of Two arrives on February 23rd. 

January 23, 2018
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Part melodic piano driven indie rock and part disarmingly carefree guitar pop comes Giants, the latest “gigantic” tune from rising LA indie band Sure Sure. The genre bending group delight us with their boisterous and vivacious gem, a much needed summery frolic. Giants celebrates the simple joy of life, and it instantaneously places us in a jovial mood. Giants, along with 4 other unreleased tracks and a collection of their singles from the past year, encapsulate the band’s full length debut, available now digitally and on vinyl during their national U.S. tour with another band IHM is much enamored with, Hippo Campus. You can stream Sure Sure’s self titled debut full length on Soundcloud, here, or Spotify, here. Find out about their tour, here.