Tag: Alt-Folk

The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st includes a multitude of new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have no shortage of talent today and a global playlist to boot. We hope you find your new favorite band or artist. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course or mega playlist on Sunday. Bands today […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Wild Rivers

SXSW 2017 Memories – Wild Rivers

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Wild Rivers. The Toronto-based quartet are […]

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The Matinee February 17th

The Matinee February 17th

Happy Friday everyone. We have six amazing new tracks to get your weekend started. We have singer-songwriter fare, sublime indie pop, super exciting indie rock/pop and some pretty sweet shoegaze as well. We have artists representing the US, the UK and Sweden today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler and of course our mega playlist on […]

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The Matinee February 14th

The Matinee February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we have dedicated The Matinee February 14th edition to love songs!!!…. Did you actually believe that? There’s no chance we do that. Instead, we’re just going share awesome music like we always do. The love songs can wait another day (it’s not like they are an endangered species).   Aldous Harding – “Horizon” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee January 24th

The Matinee January 24th

We go globetrotting on The Matinee January 24th edition. Nine songs by artists in seven countries are featured. There are some rockers, one tantalizing number, and a handful of songs that will leave you breathless. Take a listen and discover a few of these hidden gems, two of whom were among our favorites of 2016.   A Festival, A Parade […]

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Saturday Sampler January 14th

Saturday Sampler January 14th

We promise that the Saturday Sampler January 14th edition won’t be like the cult movie parody of Friday the 13th. Instead, expect some awesome music that will ignite your weekend.   The Bay Rays – “Satisfaction” (Kent, England) RIYL: Young the Giant, Catfish and The Bottlemen Let’s get the weekend started with a bang, and Kent trio The Bay Rays have […]

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TAMMY – “Away For The Weekend” (Ester Remix) (single premiere)

TAMMY – “Away For The Weekend” (Ester Remix) (single premiere)

It’s always a curious exercise to hear a song that is near perfection be remixed. The experiment usually ends in a product that falls short. Today, though, is not one of those days. Late in 2016, indie-folk newcomers TAMMY released the sensational and sensual “Away For The Weekend”. The song was Nick Cave set to minimalist arrangements – dark and […]

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The Matinee January 13th

The Matinee January 13th

We would like to say that The Matinee January 13th edition is a creepy one, but it is not. Instead, it has the usual cast of great new music for you to discover. So if you’re superstitious, let this mini-playlist help you get through the day.   Carly Van Skaik – “Red Leaves” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: BANKS, Broods, Tessa […]

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The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th features nine stellar songs to jump start your Tuesday. There are some breathtaking electronic / ambient numbers, a couple of fierce rockers, and a few tunes that will take you back in time.   Doombird – “Sheer” (Sacramento, USA) RIYL: Maribou State, Phoria, Lane 8 At the tail end of 2016, Doombird released their debut album with […]

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Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th once again traverses the globe, featuring a heavy dose of songs by old favorites but also a healthy serving of newcomers. Today’s Sampler features six American artists, two from England, one originally from Australia, and one from Japan who will knock your socks off! We are still reeling over the loss yesterday of soul legend Sharon Jones, so we […]

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Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Moving from backstage into the spotlight, the stuff of many a Hollywood plot line, is the real-life story of Bethan Lees. Whether as a dance teacher or stage manager, Lees has been absorbing new music on the festival circuit and at various open mic nights, where she would occasionally step forward with her own performance. Coming from a musical family […]

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Saturday Sampler November 12th

Saturday Sampler November 12th

We truly have gone global with the Saturday Sampler November 12th edition. This mini-playlist is like an around-the-world trip, but the medium is music as opposed to an airplane. Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy this sonic journey, which begins in Sweden and then heads to Denmark, France, England, Norway, Cameroon, USA, Indonesia, and Australia.   Flora Cash – “Sadness Is Taking […]

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The Matinee November 1st

The Matinee November 1st

So Halloween has passed, but it’s not too late to share some mystical and creepy songs, and there are several on The Matinee November 1st edition. There are, of course, new songs that are whimsical, tantalizing, and just awesome.   Cadence Kid – “The Darkness” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Portugal. The Man, Poliça, Inspired & The Sleep Back in May, we […]

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The Perennials – “The Perennials”

The Perennials – “The Perennials”

Fate. It’s an odd thing. One doesn’t need to be religious to believe that some events are meant to happen or that every decision or action has a consequence. When now husband-and-wife duo Pete and Amanda Wells descended on the small Italian village of San Lorenzo di Arzine to attend Bible school, they probably didn’t expect to meet their soul […]

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Weyes Blood – “Front Row Seat to Earth”

Weyes Blood – “Front Row Seat to Earth”

Front Row Seat To Earth by Weyes BloodNatalie Mering has truly created some breathtaking, haunting, and at times eerie music and soundscapes under her moniker Weyes Blood. Her 2014 record The Innocents was nothing short of a stunner. Her third album, Front Row Seat to Earth, further sees Mering expand her horizons while retaining the beauty and majesty of her […]

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The Matinee October 25th

The Matinee October 25th

The Matinee October 25th edition is a bit mellower, featuring indie rock, indie folk, folk-rock, electro-pop, dream-pop, blues rock, and some funky weirdness. Just take a listen below and you’ll quickly understand what the last term means. Bryde – “Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?” (Brixton, England) RIYL: PJ Harvey, Emma Ruth Rundle, TORRES 2016 has been the Year of […]

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Sera – “Rocks!”

Sera – “Rocks!”

Fans of folk music will probably be familiar with Folkstock Records, a prolific boutique label well known for championing new, acoustic folk and roots music. We’ve come to expect excellence from them, but rock? That would be unexpected. Expect the unexpected. Following the release of her fourth album, Little Girl, Welsh singer-songwriter Sera selected a handful of tracks with a […]

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Belle Mare – “Heaven Forget”

Belle Mare – “Heaven Forget”

One of the most important characteristics any indie band must have is patience, and Belle Mare has it in spades. The project of Brooklyn couple Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone, Belle Mare quietly emerged on the indie music radar in 2013 when they shared their debut EP, The Boat of the Fragile Mind. It was filled with eight, stunning tracks […]

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Gallery 47 – “Some Of You Don’t Get It” (video premiere)

Gallery 47 – “Some Of You Don’t Get It” (video premiere)

Four years ago, everything seemed to be crashing in on Jack Peachey, the man behind Gallery 47. He was beset by health problems and was, as he described, struggling with a “strange collapse into early-20s depression”. In addition, he and his partner had separated, further compounding his situation. Time, however, has a funny way of balancing things out. He and […]

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The Matinee October 4th

The Matinee October 4th

Trying to determine which songs would be featured on The Matinee October 4th edition was immensely difficult. The quality of songs continues to improve. The emergence of a new season tends to inspire people, and hopefully these ten new songs will do that you. I’ll try to keep things brief so that you be fully immersed in the singles because […]

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