Liv Eli signals new album with eerie dark-pop single ‘Goodbye Innocence’
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
5M ago
Liv Eli is a truly inspirational creative. Hailing from Norway, this artist took her first steps on her musical journey at age 50 with her debut single. Soon enough, listeners were drawn towards unique sonic presence, self-possessed voice and strong songwriting craft. She made an especially profound impact with her debut album, Brother, a highly personal release from 2020 that was dedicated to her late brother and reflects deeply on his passing. Now in 2024, Liv Eli is ready to take up the mantel again by sharing more of her intuitive, emotionally intelligent and experimentally engaging work ..read more
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Shaela Miller’s ‘Mourning Tonight’ is a genre-bending ode to grief & resilience
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
5M ago
Shaela Miller has built a staunch reputation as one of Canada’s finest country performers, with her evocative and powerful voice at the helm. Anyone who is familiar with the modern country scene, and we don’t profess to be experts, will know that input from other genres and fresh experimentation has broadened out country’s sonic horizons to seemingly endless limits. For Miller, she also doesn’t want to be hemmed in by any one style. And so, new single ‘Mourning Tonight’ offers a distinct new format for the songwriter’s creativity. Opening with a commanding drum beat, quick tempo bass, and atmo ..read more
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Selett’s ‘Hey Hey’ transcends genre boundaries with timeless charm
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by arunariver
6M ago
Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of NYC’s hidden talents, Selett. With only a handful of tracks released under her belt, her latest single ‘Hey Hey’ is bound to strike listeners as the sound of an old soul, someone who has lived several lifetimes. Written from a basement room in the city’s renowned East Village, this musician industriously crafts her ethereal and inwardly seeking songs that explore facets of the shared human experience. In the case of ‘Hey Hey’, it’s the familiar yet startling sensation of a first kiss. Emanating the sincere nervousness prior to that initial affection ..read more
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‘Peter Meter’ is the quirky, progressive number from the talented Madam Who?
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
6M ago
Madam Who? has lived a life jam-packed with highs and lows. Her stories could fill several albums, with tales to spare. From a successful music career that suddenly came to an end in 2001 to her and her daughter’s lives being saved by strangers to surviving a brain tumor – it’s been a wild ride for this intuitive creative. She carries all the lessons learnt, from her own experiences and from those she has known, and now Madam Who? is ready to share her wisdom with anyone open to listen. The brand newest single ‘Peter Meter’ has been more than twenty years in the making and represents the tradi ..read more
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Samantha Avalon reclaims her voice through indie-pop balladry of ‘I Can’t Compete’
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
6M ago
‘I Can’t Compete’ is the confessional new single from Cambridge-based artist Samantha Avalon. This lush, dreamy, and dramatic slice of indie-pop balladry is the perfect vector for Avalon‘s unique vocals, which are peppered with compelling quirks reminiscent of Dolores O’Riordan or Sinéad O’Connor. This expressive tone is really put centre stage from the very start as the initially sparse soundscape is enlivened by a haunting chant. As the song opens up, elements of soft percussion, theatrical piano, and subtle guitar flourishes begin to build that sense of self-belief and empowerment. By the t ..read more
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London-based Australian band The Wattles continue their rise with ‘(I Want To) Feel It All’
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
7M ago
The idea that a track is “slow burning” is a fairly common concept within the music blogosphere, but few songs actually evoke that sense of an ember gradually developing into a full blaze. This is where The Wattles‘ new single ‘(I Want To) Feel It All’ stands out from the crowd. Opening with spaced-out piano notes, minimalist percussion, and an unfiltered voice conveying both fragility and determination, this band instantly caught our attention. The lyrics, written and performed by frontwoman Lucy, are a poignant expression of desire, from which many people, especially women, are often dissuad ..read more
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Aldís Fjóla delivers slow-burning piano ballad ‘Quiet the Storm’
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by arunariver
7M ago
As we crawl closer towards the shortest day and longest night of the year here in the Northern hemisphere, we find our thoughts tuning inwards. There’s something so all-encompassing about these winter days and it’s essential to find song that evoke the same sense of introspection. One such single is ‘Quiet the Storm’ from Icelandic artist Aldís Fjóla, a slow-burning piano ballad which draws on rock, pop, grunge and classical styles for this entrancing recording. Originally written by the artist’s close friend and bandmate Halldór Sveinsson years earlier, Fjóla couldn’t shake the haunting impre ..read more
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Rising Italian artist Alice June shares indie-rock single ‘The Right Way’
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by arunariver
8M ago
Anyone with at least a smidge of common sense will be keeping a close eye on the Italian music scene, especially following recent successes like Maneskin and Mahmood. When we came across the Milanese artist Alice June, who describes herself as both the author and interpreter, we knew we’d found another gem. Far from a diamond-in-the-rough, this artist simply shines on her fourth single ‘The Right Way’. In this indie-pop and alt-rock influenced ballad, Alice June sings with such passion and conviction, conveying the complex mix of emotions we often experience at the start of a new romance. Spea ..read more
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Pale Moon return with ‘Spaghetti’, a delicious mess of indie-pop joy
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
8M ago
There’s nothing quite like reconnecting with a much-loved band or artist who may have sunk to the back of your playlists lately. It’s that “oh yeah, how could I forget about that?!” kind of feeling, one that throws your back into happy memories soundtracked by that special creative project. For us, the welcome reintroduction to Barcelona-based Icelandic duo Pale Moon was much needed, especially as their new track ‘Spaghetti’ is such an audible treat. It’s as though this release has satiated a hunger that we didn’t even realise we had. ‘Spaghetti’ is a slinky journey through soulful indie-pop m ..read more
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Mia Porter combines indie-folk & art-pop in mellifluous single ‘Meditating in Asia’
UNRECORDED » Alt-Pop
by arunariver
8M ago
Since 2021, Rotterdam-based artist Mia Porter has been releasing a series of thoughtful, resonant and quirky singles. The latest of these unique songs is ‘Meditating in Asia’, which is an inviting blend of indie-folk and avant-garde pop that welcomes listeners into Porter‘s transformative world of storytelling. With this track, the artist walks a fine line between heartbreak and humour in this insightful display of carefully balanced textures, tones and themes. From the very opening, the atmosphere is cautious and sensitive, with a backdrop of shuffling percussion and caressed strings. In keep ..read more
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