Author: Wendy Redden

A Quick Conversation With……Beware of Darkness

A Quick Conversation With……Beware of Darkness

Beware of Darkness in my opinion is an underrated rock band that hasn’t quite gotten the recognition they deserve. They originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2011, but they now call Los Angeles home. Beware of Darkness is fronted by Kyle Nicolaides. Last year their debut album Orthodox was released and garnered some buzz with their first single “Howl” peaking at #6 on the Billboard US Hot […]

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Mundo Musique: Hockey Dad  – ‘Seaweed’

Mundo Musique: Hockey Dad – ‘Seaweed’

I have been following these guys for a few months. Hockey Dad are a duo from Australia and they are a nice mix of surf rock sprinkled with a tinge of shoegaze that is truly worth listening to. Hockey Dad came out with their debut EP Dreamin’ this past summer and ‘Seaweed’ is the second single off that release.  Their first single ‘I need […]

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Mundo Musique: Dead Seem Old – ‘They Won’t Find Us’

Mundo Musique: Dead Seem Old – ‘They Won’t Find Us’

Dead Seem Old  is a London  based indie/pop project created by songwriter/artist Thom Wicks. The debut single ‘They Won’t Find Us’ was written in a hotel room while traveling to Indonesia and Wicks recorded the song in collaboration with drummer/producer Javier Weyler. The airy guitar and catchy but serious lyrics are extremely infectious. After hearing this one track, I am […]

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Mundo Musique: Max Frost –  ‘Paranoia’

Mundo Musique: Max Frost – ‘Paranoia’

Max Frost is from Austin and I’m super excited he has a new single out . Frost has a way of writing a song with serious content and turn it into a track you really want to move to. His most popular single last year was ‘White Lies‘,  and for a while I couldn’t keep it off repeat.   ‘White Lies’ is about a relationship full of […]

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Mundo Musique: Coquin Migale – ‘Gold’

Mundo Musique: Coquin Migale – ‘Gold’

Coquin Migale came out with their debut EP last year which was a great starting point for this band.  If you are looking for a funny video this week – check out their home made “unofficial video” for last year’s release Forty Four. The video totally confirms my first original thought – that these lads would be super cool to hang out with. […]

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A Quick Conversation with……Beautiful Boy

A Quick Conversation with……Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy has beautifully captured the essence of perfectly composed pop/rock that you want to keep going back to. They only have a few available tracks and each one of them continues to prove the depth and range of this up and coming band. Beautiful Boy have already gotten some great recognition for their live shows and the ability to sing some really great acoustic […]

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Mundo Musique: Bernaccia – “Manifest”

Mundo Musique: Bernaccia – “Manifest”

Bernaccia hail from the UK (Newcastle to be exact) and they are a great mix of rock, blues and a hint of psychedelic undertones. Their track “Manifest” has recently been released and is currently available as a free download. Bernaccia are currently supporting and touring for their latest release Light//-//Dark.  Bernaccia have recently opened up for the likes of DUMB, WOLF PEOPLE, TWISTED […]

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Mundo Musique: VOWS x !mindparade – Hero

Mundo Musique: VOWS x !mindparade – Hero

!mindparade and VOWS have a great split release of their Hero EP that came out last week. The 12 track EP (6 songs from each) is definitely worth sharing.  !mindparade offers up some great art/psych rock from Bloomington, IN and VOWS have that dream rock vibe originating from Vermont/New Jersey. Notable tracks for !mindparade on the release are “Lord Knows” and “Hero”. The tracks “Fun” and “Pretty Penny” from VOWS […]

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Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

KYIKI is Ellie Fletcher, a vocalist with Crystal Fighters and the band has been extensively touring for the past four years. Fletcher has recently had a break from touring and now comes through with her new solo project, KYIKI. Her debut track ‘One’ has sweeping and melodic vocals that are backed by dark synths and expansive basslines. Her addition into the synthpop genre is […]

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A Quick Conversation with………..Astronauts

A Quick Conversation with………..Astronauts

Astronauts is a solo project from UK artist Dan Carney, previously of East London alt-folkers Dark Captain. I first heard the single ‘Skydive’ and knew that Dan was onto something. The Skydive single from the Hollow Ponds LP garnered numerous views on soundcloud and also with the video on youtube.  There are some notable remixes of the track as well, most recently posted by Broke […]

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Sofar Sounds Review: Austin, TX ACL Edition-10.11.14

Sofar Sounds Review: Austin, TX ACL Edition-10.11.14

If you are not familiar, Sofar Sounds is a great way to discover new music with very good up and coming or not quite “discovered” bands. If you peruse the Sofar Sounds global you tube channel you will find the likes of Bastille, Sylvan Esso, Hozier and many other great artists that agreed to play in a secret location, most likely […]

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A quick conversation with…I Am Harlequin

A quick conversation with…I Am Harlequin

I Am Harlequin is an artist I definitely have on my radar. She is originally from Germany but is now based in London. In 2012 she released “Wild One” which gained a lot of recognition. She has such a lovely and unique voice with some great songwriting, too. I was excited when “Wild One” was released and was hoping to […]

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Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a great annual music festival that is held in Austin, TX. It  doesn’t seem to get as much hype as Coachella or Lollapalooza but every year it showcases up and coming bands aside from the obvious headliners. The festival begins Oct 3-5 and then repeats again Oct 10-12. I am listing the bands […]

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A quick conversation with….MOATS

A quick conversation with….MOATS

MOATS hail from the UK – Biggleswade, Liverpool and Leeds to be exact. They have been playing together for a few years now. MOATS just recently won a spot to play the ACL Music Festival this year courtesy of a contest held by NME Magazine. MOATS beat out many other unsigned bands for a slot to play in Austin, TX at the festival. I […]

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