New Music: Salty Licorice
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1d ago
Photo / Alfred Johansson Track of the week. Despite being a relative newcomer, Swedish project Salty Licorice has already caused quite a stir. The visuals of her recent release of ‘Yemanya (p.19)’ went viral on TikTok (amassing more than 8.6 million views), and the song itself has also been streamed over 300k times. New single ‘North Sea Siren (p.78)’ is yet another impressive piece of sonic artistry. Lifted from the artist’s forthcoming ‘The Sunrise Cried’ EP (out later this year), this introspective song focuses on the humans’ natural tendency to desire change. “I was captivated by The ..read more
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Luca Lowe – Bitter Taste
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1d ago
Rising American singer and songwriter Luca Lowe will be a name to watch in the coming months. This talented starlet carries with her a highly distinctive vocal, which is on full display on the new single ‘Bitter Taste’. The track was written with a broken heart and presents us with a beautifully melancholic fusion of synth and dream pop. On the lyrics, Luca says: “This song was written on no sleep, the morning after a breakup. It’s about scrutinizing and rewriting a relationship until you can’t remember the good.” Luca’s music has been gaining traction over the past year, with the artist lan ..read more
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Sixten – Living Comes With Dying
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1d ago
Photo / Alexander Josefsson Acclaimed Scandi duo sixten return today with one of their most powerful releases in quite some time. ‘Living Comes With Dying’ was inspired by a friend of sixten’s, who sadly lost their mother to cancer in the past year. The production is sombre in tone, while the lyrics are sincere, heartfelt, and deeply moving. “We felt we couldn’t write about anything other than what our friends were going through. Other topics like love troubles, which we usually write about, became meaningless in comparison. ‘Living Comes With Dying’ is dedicated to those who have lost their ..read more
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The Ilfords – Snake Groove
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1d ago
Newcastle’s The Ilfords continue their invasion of the UK rock scene with the release of a massive new anthem called ‘Snake Groove’. This is the kind of song that makes an immediate impact from the moment you press play, with its bold, raw, and dramatic indie production and captivating vocals. @theilfords #behindthesong Snake Groove: The Process. Our David on songwriting, taking inspiration from blues, Irish mythology and feeling lost in London and coming up with Snake Groove. Shout out to @DavidKeenanMuso. Snake Groove is out on Friday and you can presave it now. #newmusic #ontour #altrock ..read more
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Creature Canyon – Give Me Life
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1d ago
If you’re looking to shake off those midweek blues, then we’ve got the perfect anthem to share with you today, courtesy of Californian rockers Creature Canyon. ‘Give Me Life’ is a bold, raw, and utterly captivating song that is sure to energise and motivate you to take on the day like a champion. For listeners who are unacquainted with this acclaimed outfit, Creature Canyon consists of members Austin Steele, Ryan Amyot, Aaron Lund, and Luc Fralic. They currently command more than 28k monthly listeners on Spotify and have amassed more than 1.5 million cumulative streams to date. You can catch ..read more
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New Music: Chloe Echo
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4d ago
New Zealand has long been the home of really interesting pop, with artists like Chloe Echo continuing to showcase the nation’s rich pool of musical talent. New single ‘Looking At You’ presents listeners with a finessed alt-pop sound that is melodic, airy, and eccentric in character. Speaking on the track’s sonic inspiration, Chloe explains: “I was listening to a lot of Frou Frou and Imogen Heap while I was working on this song, and I was very inspired by her use of electronic elements that still felt human and organic.” The song serves as a taster for the artist’s next album, for which there ..read more
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New Music: Fast Money Music
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4d ago
One of the most hyped artists emerging from the UK right now is Fast Money Music, and if you haven’t heard of their sound yet, then today’s release of ‘Space Opera’ will act as a good introduction. The song treats us to an energising blend of indie and pop in a way that is both nostalgic and current at the same time. Interestingly, it was co-written alongside Tony Hoffer and features The 1975’s George Daniel and John Waugh on the record. Fast Money Music has garnered praise from heavyweight tastemakers like BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, while also landing placements on playlists as noted ..read more
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Kan Wakan + SAÍGO – IO
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1w ago
Track of the week. Bulgarian-born wonder-kid Gueorgui Linev (aka Kan Wakan) unveils a dreamy new collaboration with emerging talent SAÍGO that is not only one of our favourite songs of the week, but also of the summer. ‘IO’ is a refreshingly unique-sounding track that blends indie with electronica in a way that feels both textured and finessed in equal measures. Elaborating on the lyrics, Gueorgui says: “‘IO’ tells the story of humans being replaced by AI, our ambivalence about this process, and poses the question of how we’ll be treated by our synthetic descendants (if they keep us around ..read more
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New Music: Slice
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1w ago
Photo / Debbie Cho If you’re on the hunt for some exciting new indie rock, then we’ve got a fantastic band to introduce you to, who go by the name of Slice. The emerging US-based trio have just released an impressive single called ‘Shopping’, which is sonically energising and lyrically meaningful. The track tackles the subject of homelessness in a hard-hitting and impactful way, as songwriter Alex Hattick explains: “When I was writing the lyrics, I was thinking about the different clear-outs of unhoused communities in Echo Park, in Santa Monica, even in Downtown Long Beach. The irony of unhou ..read more
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New Music: blue pablo
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1w ago
There’s not much known about US-based newcomer blue pablo, but we’ve been very intrigued by this artist’s distinct style of indie-pop. New single ‘Mother Nature’ presents listeners with an eccentric and refreshingly experimental sound, while the lyrics address the concept of the celebrity. blue pablo explains: “‘Mother Nature’ is a metaphor for celebrities, emphasizing their allure, power, and influence over society. These lyrics explore themes of obsession, desire, and the pursuit of perfection, while also touching on the consequences of fame and the complexities of human nature. It paints ..read more
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