Posts Tagged ‘music recommendation’

May 30, 2018

This next magnificent beast of a rocking tune comes from Little Brother Eli, a band from Oxford described as “often bearded”. Facial hair or not, it’s quickly apparent why this band’s growling guitars, danceable beats, electro breakdowns, and contagious pop hooks have caught the attention of both BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 2, as well as countless other tastemaking outlets. Our Kind Of Love is a snarling, smoldering, yet melodically bopping piece that evokes both Arctic Monkeys and early, funky Maroon 5. Little Brother Eli just made an appearance at The Great Escape Festival and they have a handful of other shows planned in the UK this summer. Keep up with the band via their website, here.

May 22, 2018
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A pilot who has a fear of heights seems like an ironic tragedy, albeit a rather comic one at that, but that scenario seems to have inspired NYC based Australia-via-Cape Town newcomer Felicity to serve up some truly vivacious and feisty spirited pop for her debut. Felicity’s anthemic pop is a striking introduction to the singer songwriter, whose powerfully soulful, gravelly rich voice have been compared to the likes of Sia, Florence + the Machine, and Joss Stone. Pilot With A Fear Of Heights, which was produced by Grammy winner Brian Kierulf (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears) is a turbulence-inspired track that tackles the complex fear of destiny as it relates to love. The soaring aria features gospel-tinged back-up vocals and delicate keys, as well as Felicity’s raspy yet honeyed soprano. 

“‘Pilot with a Fear of Heights’ is a song I wrote from a timid place. I wanted so badly not to want this person but ultimately being with him was my destiny,” Felicity shares. “That’s exactly what this song is about; a fear of destiny, a pilot whose job is to literally be in the sky, navigating a plane but is ultimately terrified of the largest component of the act (the height). Conceptually I came up with the idea while actually on a plane myself. I brought the idea into the studio the next day and the song basically wrote itself. Sonically I wanted it to be turbulent, which is why the song is slow until the first chorus hits, like a jolt of unexpected turbulence in your ears, then I got the lyrics to match and from there the song felt complete.” You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

May 10, 2018
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It’s been a year since Danish singer songwriter and producer Goss released acclaimed edbut EP Healthcare. How do you kick off a fresh round of music and touring when you’re as gifted as this captivating artist? By dropping a song like “These Days. I Don’t Know”, of course! The artist, who’s a renowned trailblazer in Denmark’s rising alt-pop scene, melds balmy pop and sultry R&B on the eclectic and intricate song. His waxy smooth voice glides soulfully over an ever shifting and morphing tapestry of ornate electronic elements and complex drum-work. Goss has also announced his biggest run of European tour dates yet, supporting SOHN on five shows in five countries followed by three major Danish shows. Stream/download his new single, here.

April 25, 2018
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On my own, with strangers, or with the closest of people, I really don’t care…  I’m ready dance my heart out to this contagiously exultant single from Fool Child, a Melbourne based four piece founded by UK expats Scott Harrison and Matthew Green. The two have been blending the ethereal soundscapes of indie-folk with the light-hearted clutter of surf-rock together since they met while traveling several years ago. New single Dance On Your Own is an expansive beauty, with folksy marching beats and harmoniously soaring vocals. It’s a feel good summer anthem, swimming in warm honesty and dripping with Milky Chance-like vibrancy & Foals-like guitars. Dance On Your Own is available from iTunes, 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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January 16, 2018

Minnesota quartet Hippo Campus released their debut album ‘landmark’ last year, and now they’ve revealed an animated video to go with ace album cut Buttercup, a carefree strumming, ebullient springing indie rock/guitar pop charmer.  The visualizer comes hand in hand with news of a partnership with Planned Parenthood. Hippo Campus will have staff members and volunteers with them on some of their new tour stops. They’ll be available to answer questions, and they’ll be handing out merchandise, too. Find out more about Hippo Campus’ latest tour, here. Debut album landmark is available, here.

December 1, 2017

It’s been a very long time since we last featured Australian rock duo DZ Deathrays, and it’s high time we remedy that oversight with a share of the band’s brand new music video. Total Meltdown is a thrashing dose of noisy, punky rock from their forthcoming album Bloody Lovely, due out February 2nd. The album follows on the heels of their ARIA Award winning album Black Rat, so I’m sure there are plenty of long time fans who are eagerly looking forward to its release. Total Meltdown is unabashedly loud and energetic, a riff ridged, riotous bellowing affair that’s a whole lot of liberating fun. DZ Deathrays plans on announcing US tour dates for the new year soon. Stream/purchase Total Meltdown, here, and pre-order their new album, here.

September 3, 2015
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I bet it’s been awhile since you’ve heard Katy Perry’s once ubiquitous hit Hot N Cold. But let’s dive back into that song, sass and all, with a glorious cover by Brooklyn’s Empress Of. She turns the pop song into an ethereal creature that sparkles, twirls, chimes, and darts magically. Lorely Rodriguez’s lofty vocals radiate with an enchanting magnificence on the icy electronic pop interpretation. It’s likely one that Grimes and Georgia might approve of, too. The dreamy electropop artist also unleashed a video today for her jagged and entrancing single How Do You Do It, which you can watch below.

August 26, 2015
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I’m infinitely glad that a music video was released for this magnificent number today which I happened to pick up on, as I previously missed out on the resplendent radiance of Blinded, a stunning electronic pop debut from OIJ. The Dutch musician’s first track is a gripping, vivid blend of Glass Animals like slinkiness, Jack Garratt like sophisticated electro R&B production, and a Jungle like funkiness. It’s an infinitely impressive debut that seems to have slid by a lot of music head radars here in the US. Watch OIJ’s video for Blinded below. Blinded is available now on iTunes.

June 2, 2015
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These guys somehow flew under my radar previously, but Beautiful Bodies’ single Capture & Release had my heart pumping fast with its high energy alt rock flair. The trio hail from Kansas City and they’re about to release their debut album Battles on Epitaph come June 16th. Capture and Release, which comes with a brand new music video below, is a magnificent and fierce rock anthem that fuses Metric and Paramore with a touch of Ladytron. It’s an addictive, roaring song, with all the makings of a huge radio hit. I’d presume that Beautiful Bodies is a explosive treat live, and it’s no wonder that they’ll be performing on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, beginning on June 19th in Pomona, CA.