Tag: Noise-pop

The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th edition is another trip around the world and across music genres. There are some intimate and personal numbers, cathartic political statements, and just some fun tunes. Crack open your favorite beverage and start the weekend with these nine songs. The Boxer Rebellion – “Love Yourself” (London, England) RIYL: Frightened Rabbit, Editors, Phosphorescent When The Boxer Rebellion […]

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The Matinee September 15th

The Matinee September 15th

Another nine songs are on today’s The Matinee September 15th edition. Hopefully this selection will perk up your eyes and pique your interest. We get things started with one of the finest singer-songwriters to arrive on the scene in the past two years.   Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick” (Blue Mountains, Australia) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Nadia Reid Even when […]

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The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th is in reverse alphabetical order so that a band we’ve featured often gets their chance to be at the top (granted, they’ve always had a special place in our hearts). The mini-playlist features a wide-range of genres, from old-school R&B and soul to smooth dream-pop, catchy indie-rock, and alt-country. There is also a fantastic track from […]

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Saturday Sampler August 26th

Saturday Sampler August 26th

Yesterday, Wendy and Ben featured only two artists from the US on The Matinee August 25th edition. For the Saturday Sampler August 26th version, Hollie and Ben have upped the ante and opted to just have one American band. Do we succeed? Of course we did! The selection on the Sampler is enticing, featuring songs from artists in seven countries. […]

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The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

As usual, there is a bit of everything on our daily playlists, and The Matinee August 18th edition is no exception. One thing we always search for are songs that not only sound great but have a personal message or captivating story to tell. Substance over style as they say, but it’s great when a song has both. Well, all […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 40

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 40

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s six singles provide the soundtrack to your entire day. These artists provide everything from ambient and electronic to ease you into your first caffeine fix to rockin’ power-punk to keep you going through the afternoon and even downtempo fare for your chill evening hours. Treat your ears to these six new gems […]

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Saturday Sampler September 24th

Saturday Sampler September 24th

The Saturday Sampler September 24th promises to energize your weekend plans! These ten songs will inspire you to embrace life, live with gusto, and share love. If you’re into indie pop, funk/soul, psych rock, or punk, today’s Sampler has something for everyone. We hope you find a new favourite among these gems! Anteros – “Ring Ring” (London, England) RIYL: Blondie, Tennis, Bec Sandridge Almost a […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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Bonzai – “Sleepy Hungry” EP

Bonzai – “Sleepy Hungry” EP

Let’s get this out of the way – Sleepy Hungry, the second EP by 19-year old Bonzai, is one of the most innovative and remarkable albums I have heard since FKA Twigs’ LP1. It is unlike anything you’ll hear this year, as the young resident from Dublin has created an album that combines multiple genres in a quick 25 minutes. […]

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FANS – “If God Is Real”

FANS – “If God Is Real”

  This year has seen some awesome indie-rock bands emerge and reach mid-level stardom, like Royal Blood and Viet Cong. However, we’re still waiting for some fuzzy guitar-driven bands to achieve similar success; bands that go beyond My Bloody Valentine. Maybe West Yorkshire band FANS will be the first to breakthrough. This week, they released their new single “If God […]

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False Advertising – “I Don’t Know”

False Advertising – “I Don’t Know”

“I Don’t Know” is a grungy, garage-rock single from False Advertising. The Manchester, UK trio is putting the final touches on their new album, due out this summer! With only two singles under their belt, we will be keeping an eye on this up and coming indie band. Also below is “Wasted Away”, which was released last month. You can also hear “I […]

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Young Romance – “Wild”

Young Romance – “Wild”

Back in December, I wrote about London’s Young Romance, calling them the UK’s next great noise-pop band. Their music has been applauded by notable outlets like NME, yet they somehow remain unsigned. Comprised of Claire (vocals, drums) and Paolo (guitar), the two have followed up their awesome 7″ split single “Pale” with the equally excellent Wild. Their debut EP is something directly out of […]

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Young Romance, “Wasting Time”

“WastingTime” is the brilliant new single from UK’s Young Romance, who have an infectious indie-rock-pop. We are eagerly awaiting the release of their debut EP, Wild, due out March 9 on XYZ Berlin. It’s on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, where you can find a number of great, new, indie tracks. We also featured the band back in December, where you […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Here’s our weekly Weekend Showcase, featuring some of the great new singles from the not-so-distant past. If you like a single a lot and wish to play just that one song, click on the song title and you will be taken to a separate page with just that song. Or, you can hear the entire playlist, which follows the track […]

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Young Romance, London’s Next Great Noise-Pop Duo

Young Romance, London’s Next Great Noise-Pop Duo

Way back in March, London duo Young Romance released their debut 7″ single, “Pale”, which also included “Break My Heart By Morning”. The 7″ was limited to the UK and was critically acclaimed by various local media outlets and blogs. The single is now available in North America via Young Romance‘s Soundcloud page. Comprising of mono-named Claire (vocals, drums) and […]

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