Author: Wendy Redden

To Kill A King – Love is Not Control

To Kill A King – Love is Not Control

I have been following UK’s To Kill A King (TKAK) for quite a while. I can actually thank them for getting me turned onto Sofar Sounds Austin as they were promoting playing with Sofar during SXSW last year. Although I did not get to see them play at a Sofar gig,  I did get to see them open for Bastille […]

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A Quick Conversation with….Coquin Migale

A Quick Conversation with….Coquin Migale

Last month, we shared the brand new track “Gold” from UK based band Coquin Migale (pronounced Coke-win Mig-ale). They just released their second EP Feel, and based on their new material – this is definitely a band to keep your eye on, especially since they will be supporting PEACE at The Cluny in March.  Coquin Migale is comprised of Alex Soper – Guitar […]

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hd hausmann – “an island without”

hd hausmann – “an island without”

We have a mystery band on our hands that goes by the name of hd hausmann. We don’t have much information on this artist. What we do know is that they are from the UK and that it is a collaboration effort with multiple artists and that’s about it.  Maybe the name is in lowercase letters to make a point that the […]

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Mundo Musique: Pink Feathers – “The Feeling’s Gone”

Mundo Musique: Pink Feathers – “The Feeling’s Gone”

Pink Feathers is Liz Anjos from Portland, OR and after releasing her mesmerizing track “In A Spell” over a year ago she has since guest appeared on a few different tracks with RAC and has garnered a following with her lovely dreamy voice. She just released her debut EP Invisible Lines this week and it is some pretty stellar electro dream pop. If […]

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Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

I have a thing for very well polished indie/pop/rock bands and the majority of the time I get into a band and then they become “mainstream”. Walk the Moon and Bastille are perfect examples for me. Walk the Moon started with a large college aged following and finally grew to blow up onto the mainstream alternative rock charts. Bastille played live last year […]

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Mundo Musique: Velcro Mary – “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night”

Mundo Musique: Velcro Mary – “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night”

Velcro Mary is an indie rock band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who is working on a new album to be released in 2015 titled Static Canyon Echoes. The first single “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night” happens to be some  good grungy DIY alternative rock. An older track that is pretty good as well is “Something In My Eye” which showcases a little […]

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Mundo Musique: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – “GAGARIN”

Mundo Musique: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – “GAGARIN”

If you do not know the genius of PSB or PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, the video for GAGARIN will be a great introduction. I was lucky enough to see them live earlier this year at SXSW and I was not disappointed. PSB takes old footage and audio from historical archives and turns them into songs. As far as innovative and different, […]

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Mundo Musique: A-L-X – “Timebomb”

Mundo Musique: A-L-X – “Timebomb”

A-L-X is a Scottish singer/songwriter who resides in London and really is an artist to keep an eye on. With his latest release ‘Timebomb’ he mixes soulful vocals with catchy guitar riffs and mesmerizing beats.  The new video is directed by young British creative Kate Moross and premiered earlier this month. His previous tracks “Allure” and “Beautiful Criminal” have even gotten some recognition […]

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Mundo Musique: Hidden Gem – WOOF

Mundo Musique: Hidden Gem – WOOF

I haven’t been too intrigued by a solo artist in quite a long while. I came across WOOF recently who is actually Kelan Bonislawski from NJ and he is making music on his own and posting songs on soundcloud. He has quite an extensive list of songs on his soundcloud and everything I have heard so far is really, really good. The one […]

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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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