Tag: indie folk

The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th includes six new tracks for some of you enjoying a day off (Hopefully). Many tracks are perfect ‘chill-out’ songs but there is also some great rock in there to get you a little hyped up. Bands/Artists today are representing Australia, Sweden, The US and the UK today. Ella Grace – “Run” (London, England) RIYL: Lucy […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 22nd

The Matinee ’18 May 22nd

From stunning numbers that will leave you vulnerable to rambunctious numbers that will leave you celebrating who you are, The Matinee ’18 May 22nd is filled with nine great songs. The mini-playlist kicks off with some haze from one of the coolest, little bands in the world. Baywaves – “I’m Tryna” (Madrid, Spain) RIYL: Tame Impala, Masasolo, Pond The Spanish […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th

Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th

The four songs on the Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th edition will transport you to another time – back to the ’80s. Drink deep from the cup of nostalgia as artists from England, Greece, and the US quench your thirst for retro rhythms. We kick things off with something familiar and very energizing. Poptone – “Go!” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Riley Moore

SXSW 2018 Memories – Riley Moore

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Riley Moore. The Nashville native’s bio is something else. He lives on […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 24th

Saturday Sampler March 24th

The Saturday Sampler March 24th edition once again spans the globe to bring you nine sizzling new tunes. From England, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA, this playlist is full of sonic treasures for you to explore this weekend. We kick things off with an absolute banger from an emerging Irish band destined for greatness.   Brass Phantoms – […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 20th

The Matinee ’18 March 20th

Singer-songwriters galore occupy The Matinee ’18 March 20th edition. There are some bands in the playlist, but the majority are young women and men carving out their own niches with fabulous stories to share. This isn’t to say the music is languid or laid back, as there are some rip-roaring hip shakers and more melodic shimmying-quality tunes below. bed. – […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 13th

The Matinee ’18 March 13th

Only a few alumni occupy The Matinee ’18 March 13th edition. The majority are brand new to this space, although you might know them already if you’re more of a music excavator than we are. Regardless, enjoy these tunes, which have a bit of a throwback vibe.   Big White – “Right Before Everything Dies” (Sydney, Australia)  RIYL: The […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 8th

The Matinee ’18 March 8th

Today is International Women’s Day, which holds even more significance this year with the emergence of the #MeToo movement and the leadership women throughout the world have assumed to facilitate and cause social change. Many would like to use the slogan, “The future is female”, but for us they are also the present. They are the ones we now look […]

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Titus Andronicus – ‘A Productive Cough’ (album review)

Titus Andronicus – ‘A Productive Cough’ (album review)

For nearly a decade, Titus Andronicus made a career of blasting their violent, unrelenting punk music in dive and underground bars across North America. They were limited to these venues not because of lack of interest but their music and frenetic live shows needed to be contained. The  were and still are a detonating stockpile of dynamite. Maybe over the […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

Yesterday’s mini-playlist was filled with under-the-radar talent. The Matinee ’18 March 2nd edition, however, is loaded with indie stars, many of whom dropped brand new tunes yesterday. There is, of course, plenty of hidden gems, although eight of the nine artists listed have been previously featured in this space. As such, you’re likely to recognize a few of the names. […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 20th

The Matinee ’18 February 20th

Just like the Winter Olympics, The Matinee ’18 February 20th is dominated by Norwegian artists. There is also a heavy dose of UK bands and only one group from the US. You’ll hear rockers, brooding dark-pop, some retro-soul, and stirring cinematic numbers. Black Gold Buffalo – “Start A Fire” & “Magnets” (London, England) RIYL: Poliça, Desperate Journalist, Wolf Alice The […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

To get you through the post-Valentine’s Day blues or just lift your spirits, we’re offering a double bang of new music. We start with The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition, featuring six new tunes from outside North America. Check back at 5:00 GMT / noon EST / 9 AM PST for the other half-dozen tracks from Canadian and […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 18th

The Matinee ’18 January 18th

The Matinee ’18 January 18th is filled with songs from artists who either were on Artists to Watch list or one of our 61 Most Anticipated Albums. There are, of course, one newcomer and a couple of bands that we didn’t have on our radar when it came to new albums. Dr. Dog – “Listening In” (Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: My […]

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Stables, Xsara and Rotem – Camden Assembly, London (photo review)

Stables, Xsara and Rotem – Camden Assembly, London (photo review)

I had been warned that the Camden Assembly is a nightmare for photographing bands thanks to the back wall of light-bulbs and the now compulsory LEDs flooding the stage with purple light. However, I was intrigued to see what I could do, and also to meet the guys behind BeNuMu.com. BeNuMu put on two free gigs over the weekend to […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 16th

The Matinee ’18 January 16th

We obviously have to start the day with a tune from The Cranberries. For many of us, they were one of the bands with whom we grew up and helped us get through the lean high school and college days. Their albums, particularly Everybody Else Is Doing It, so Why Can’t We? and No Need To Argue remain among our […]

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Saturday Sampler January 13th

Saturday Sampler January 13th

The Saturday Sampler January 13th edition includes nine sizzling tracks from across the globe. Featuring artists from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, and the USA, these tunes offer plenty of sonic richness for all your weekend plans.   Caroline Rose – “Soul No. 5” (New York City via Burlington, VT, USA) LONER by Caroline Rose RIYL: Bec Sandridge, Alex […]

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Alanna Eileen – ‘Keepsake’ (EP review)

Alanna Eileen – ‘Keepsake’ (EP review)

The phrase, “put on your headphones”, is often associated with the energy and bass-heavy music found in hip hop, dance, electronic, pop, and occasionally rock music. It also applies to Alanna Eileen‘s music because only with your favorite buds on can you truly appreciate the delicate beauty expressed on her sophomore EP, Keepsake. The Melbourne-born, New Zealand-based singer-songwriter’s style is […]

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The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

The War on Drugs – Alexandra Palace, London (photo review)

Alexandra Palace was built in 1873 and is steeped in history. The huge arched building on top of a hill in North London looms over the neighborhood. Ally Pally was the place where the world’s first TV was transmitted, and it has been home to some epic gigs over recent years. With a capacity of nearly 11,000, the main hall […]

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