Category: Music

Kalbells – ‘Ten Flowers’ (album review)

Kalbells – ‘Ten Flowers’ (album review)

Kalmia Traver is often associated with leading the alt-pop marching band collective Rubblebucket. With her booming tenor and baritone saxophones, her radiant vocals, and frenetic dancing on stage, she exemplifies the term frontwoman, or, in this case, field commander. While she looks in control on stage, she was quietly fighting another battle off it, one with ovarian cancer. Like everything […]

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Waxahatchee – ‘Out In The Storm’ (album review)

Waxahatchee – ‘Out In The Storm’ (album review)

When the name Katie Crutchfield is associated with a record, it’s almost guaranteed to be fantastic. From her work with her sister Allison in PS Eliot to her four albums as Waxahatchee, Katie has been putting out some of the best music of the last seven years. 2015’s Ivy Tripp and 2013’s Cerulean Salt were instantly classics. However, Waxahatchee’s latest […]

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The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th edition is perfect for these steamy summer nights. The songs are either radiant, dreamy, or really sultry with a wide range of genres included. Reggae, dream-folk, disco-pop, alternative rock, electronic rock, and a slice of Americana are among the selections.   French for Rabbits – “It Will Be Okay” (Wellington via Waikuku Beach, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Woolly mammoths reigned the northern hemispheres during the Ice Age, but as everyone knows they have long been extinct. They can now only be spotted in museums and history books, never to rise again. Now a different type of giant is re-awakening, having adopted the Latin form of its name as their own. Icelandic band Mammút have returned with a […]

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The Matinee July 17th

The Matinee July 17th

The Matinee July 17th includes six awesome new tracks to kick off your week. We have a mix of indie rock, shoegaze, and synthpop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Japan, New Zealand, Russia, UK, and US. BEACH RIOT – “Slackers” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, Blood Red Shoes, […]

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Fleshtones at Nambucca, London , 8 July 2017 (photo-essay)

Fleshtones at Nambucca, London , 8 July 2017 (photo-essay)

Paul from Dirty Water Records looks at me with his piercing blue eyes and warns me that tonight is going to be loud. Nambucca is a half neon-lit bar/half venue a long stone’s throw from Arsenal’s football ground in North London. It is adorned with Jack Daniels and Budweiser logos and has a gallery of earlier star studded gig photos […]

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Saturday Sampler July 15th

Saturday Sampler July 15th

July is the heart of the festival season with numerous festivals underway, such as Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England; Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago; the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa; and many more across the world. If you’re not attending any these festivals this weekend, then we have the next best thing – the Saturday Sampler July 15th edition! […]

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The Matinee July 14th

The Matinee July 14th

The Matinee July 14th kicks off the weekend with some shimmering new tunes. Well, there are also some rockers and brooding numbers, but we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your playlist. Let’s get started. Cherryshoes – “I Was A God” (Hay On Wye, Wales) RIYL: Chelsea Wolfe, Anna von Hausswolff, early Zola Jesus Since releasing their debut single, […]

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The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th offers another round of great new music. There are some spine-tingling numbers, gritty rockers, quirky electronic pop, and a folk tune that will have you smiling. Let’s get to the tunes. TORRES – “Three Futures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: St. Vincent, Waxahatchee, Weyes Blood Mackenzie Scott, a.k.a. TORRES, has slowly trickled out new music and teasers, offering […]

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Somasu – ‘From The Water’ (EP review)

Somasu – ‘From The Water’ (EP review)

London-based singer/songwriter and rapper Somasu breaks through stereotypical electro, offering undercurrents of soul that provide depth and maturity. Although his work could hit the dancefloor hard, it is also infinitely listenable, proving that – in the right hands – the genre is a solid vessel for melodic communication. His second album – a five-track EP, From The Water – glimpses […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Today’s serving of new music cocktails has strong international flavors, featuring artists from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the US. It’s packed with plenty of genre variety, from American post-punk and haunting folk-pop from Greece to spine-tingling ambient pop from the UK and more. Your new favorite artists await you.   Post Lovers – “Melbourne” (Athens, Greece) RIYL: Concrete Blonde, […]

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Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Every Valley’ (album review)

Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Every Valley’ (album review)

It’s very seldom you come across an artist or band for whom no comparison exists. There is no “RIYL”. There is just brilliance, creativity, and expanded boundaries so you can truly say, “I haven’t heard this before – no one else is doing this right now”. That in a nutshell describes Public Service Broadcasting. PSB started as an experimental project […]

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The Matinee July 11th

The Matinee July 11th

The Matinee July 11th is like a grand buffet, offering a diverse and eclectic set of new music from across the globe. There’s dream folk from New Zealand and Australia plus blistering indie rock from England and the USA. Great Britain also offers some savory R&B, synth-pop delights come from Canada, and the country of Norway offers some biting psychedelia. […]

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Broken Social Scene – ‘Hug Of Thunder’ (album review)

Broken Social Scene – ‘Hug Of Thunder’ (album review)

“It is the blessing of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson In their nearly 20 years of existence, Broken Social Scene have established the benchmark for indie rock in the 21st century. They have also become the ideal for what it means to be a super-collective, as each member has achieved […]

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Ratboys – ‘GN’ (album review)

Ratboys – ‘GN’ (album review)

GN by Ratboys “Ratboys are your new favorite band” screams out the headline on the Chicago-based band’s press kit. Those are bold words in an era full of bands battling to be heard and embraced by old and new generations of music fans. While such a proclamation would be dismissed as just ultra-exuberance, Ratboys back up the statement on their […]

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The Matinee July 10th

The Matinee July 10th

The Matinee July 10th includes 6 awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope you find you new favorite song or band to kick off the start of your week. We have artists representing Australia, Ireland, The US and the UK. The Academic – “Bear Claws” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: Coasts, Two Door Cinema Club,  Viola Beach The Academic have […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.26

Weekend Showcase 3.26

One more week has passed, and another great few days of music. We’ve featured some great playlists of the years, but this one is right near the top and among the best. The Weekend Showcase 3.26 edition has fifty (51) songs with the artists and band representing 12 countries. The nations include: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, […]

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Saturday Sampler July 8th

Saturday Sampler July 8th

Join us for a globe-trotting trip on the Saturday Sampler July 8th edition. Today’s playlist jets from Sweden to Los Angeles to bring you the best new music for your weekend, including dreamy new singles from Shout Out Louds and Loney dear to sizzling rock and soul from Texas. Enjoy your weekend with these nine gems!   Cults – “Offering” […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

The first weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2017 has arrived, and it’s a pretty busy day with plenty of variety. We’ve offered four must-see performers plus give you the rundown on the local musicians playing today. If none of the below appeals to you, then see the full schedule here to see who else is performing. In case you’re wondering, 50 […]

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The Matinee July 7th

The Matinee July 7th

The Matinee July 7th has 9 awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a myriad of indie alternative tracks you today. Artists are representing Australia, Canada, the UK and the USW today. We get things started with songs by two indietronic groups who unexpectedly released new music – one in the wee hours of the morning. Rhye – […]

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