Tag: Brilliance Records

Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Jazz and blues are the ideal genres to enjoy with a glass of wine or smoky whiskey. They are genres that naturally calm the nerves and ease the soul. Every so often, however, a band within the indie scene arrives and challenges this perception of the perfect pairing. Challenge is probably the incorrect word but rather a band that expands […]

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Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (album review)

Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (album review)

Plenty of new bands arrive on the scene with the purpose of imitating one or two specific artists with the hope of finding immediate success. For Norwegian super-group, Strange Hellos, they choose not to be pigeonholed. Instead, Martin Skålnes (of O. Martin and Aurora), Birgitta Alida Hole (Lumikide), Fredrik Vogsborg (The Megaphonic Thrift and Casiokids), and Even Kjelby (Great News) […]

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The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th includes 9 amazing track to get the beginning of your weekend started off right. As usual we have an eclectic mix of awesome indie bands and artists for your listening pleasure. We have artists representing Australia, Canada, US, The UK, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden today. Check back tomorrow for more on our Saturday sampler and […]

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Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails has an underlying political theme. These aren’t protest songs, but most of the six songs on the Melodic Tonic May 10th edition are a response to the craziness unfolding on the global stage. Some artists choose to protest with music while others choose to dance. Either way, these artists from Canada, England, Norway, and the USA provide powerful […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd features a few familiar names and several names you ought to know. Eight songs are on tap, many which will get you ready for the arrival of spring.   Calvin Love – “Warm Blindness & A Cool Breeze” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, American Wrestlers Last year, Canada lost a legend, an iconic figure […]

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The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th features a bevy of new artists making waves within indie music circles plus some recognizable stars seeking to firmly take their place among the elite. To kick things off, however, we begin with the premiere of the debut single of a brand new artist.   Girl As Wave – “Polaroid” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Kristin […]

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Saturday Sampler October 22nd

Saturday Sampler October 22nd

Saturday Sampler October 22nd offers another ten-course meal of new music. There are songs that sizzle, some that offer a nice sweet finish, and others that will explode your senses.   Audio Visual – “Running To Stand Still” (remake) (Hattiesburg, MS, USA) RIYL: U2, Rhye To kick things off on the Saturday Sampler, we share a remarkable remake of a […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 35

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 35

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Hang onto your proverbial hat because these five singles pack a punch. Are you ready to kick your Wednesday into overdrive? Let’s get things started with a transatlantic collaboration sure to have you dancing in your chair.   The Deltahorse – “Call It a Day” (Berlin, Belfast, Boston) RIYL: Morphine, The Brokedown […]

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Saturday Sampler September 17th

Saturday Sampler September 17th

If you need a wake up call, the Saturday Sampler September 17th edition is your answer. Ten songs occupy the mini-playlist, which includes an epic burner, several rockers, and a couple of smooth but scintillating tracks. The artists featured today are from as far away as the Middle East to the southwestern USA.   decker. – “The Holy Ghost” (Sedona, Arizona, […]

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Saturday Sampler August 20th

Saturday Sampler August 20th

The Saturday Sampler August 20th edition has Olympic fever! Well, sort of. While we don’t have any Brazilian artists, this week’s mix does feature 10 songs from pairs of international artists. We’ve got two singles from Brooklyn-based indie artists, two more from sunny U.S. cities (Miami and Los Angeles), a pair from both Norway and England, and two equally upbeat hits […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14

Welcome to another serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14 – featuring six mostly downtempo tracks (3 from Nordic artists and 3 female-fronted acts) that share variations on a dream-pop or New Wave theme. The ’80s have been hugely influential on modern indie genres, so let’s get things started with a tune that sounds like it could’ve been […]

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The Matinee September 24

The Matinee September 24

With summer behind us, it’s time for the sounds of autumn to take shape. Six more new singles spin on The Matinee September 24 edition. Rebecca Everett (Canada) – “Sting of a Kiss” There are several reasons why one should visit Toronto, Ontario – great restaurants, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and a terrific music scene. And no, […]

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Intertwine – “We Are Fools for Singing This Song”

Intertwine – “We Are Fools for Singing This Song”

Location: Trondheim, Norway Member: Intertwine is the project of Tarjei Zakarias Ekelund (vocals/trumpet/keys/electronics), Aleksander Berg (bass/voc), and Ruben Nesse (drums). For those who like: We Are All Astronauts, SEOUL, Missio Our take: The ambient and electronic music coming out of Scandinavia is unlike anything being produced on the planet. It is ethereal and mind-altering. The latest group to make their […]

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