Tag: singer-songwriter

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The first weekend of summer is upon us, and we’re here to set the table for what awaits. The Matinee ’18 June 22nd edition features nine songs that range from gripping to bombastic to groovy. We kick things off with one of the most cinematic bands not just now but in the history of music. Florence + The Machine – […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 21st

The Matinee ’18 June 21st

In some cases, The Matinee ’18 June 21st edition dives really deep to share new music. Some names, however, you may recognize from past mini-playlists. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order, except for the first track. We have to share the newest single from one of post-rock’s / shoegaze’s great bands first.   Mogwai – “We’re Not Done (End […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th includes 6 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie rock and synth pop. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite artist or song today. Clans – “Trendy (Yes It’s Trendy, Oh It’s Sooo Damn Trendy to […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th is pretty awesome. It’s so good that we think you’ll agree that many of the songs below are song of the year worthy. Seriously, the songs today are that great. Oh, there is also one surprise collaboration that is too good to be true (there’s a common theme here). Calva Louise – “Outrageous” (London, England) […]

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Jacob Lee – “With You” (single premiere)

Jacob Lee – “With You” (single premiere)

Gold Coast native Jacob Lee is a truly independent artist blazing his own path. An amazing fact is that his music has been streamed over 22 million times on Spotify, and he’s achieved this with no label, management, or booking agency. No wonder the 23-year old is amassing a substantial fan base with his transparent yet hopeful lyrics. He has […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 12th

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

Another wide-ranging set of nine songs is featured on The Matinee ’18 June 12th. The mini-playlist commences with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands of the past two decades who set the tone for what comes after. Interpol – “The Rover” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wolf Parade It’s hard to believe […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs either features a female singer-songwriter or a woman leading the band. The mini-playlist is just further evidence in our long-held belief that women are making the best and more creative music today.   The Beths – “Happy Unhappy” (Auckland, New Zealand)  RIYL: Alex Lahey, Anna Burch, […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 5th

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

What do a Swede, an Aussie, three Americans, two Brits, and two Dutch groups have in common? No, this isn’t one of those bar jokes. Instead, they make up The Matinee ’18 June 5th edition. Seven of the songs are ear-worms and two are stunning, emotionally crippling tunes. Together they form one great mini-playlist. We kick things off with a […]

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First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

First Impressions: Neko Case ‘Hell-On’ (album review)

To say Neko Case has had a storied career would be an understatement. In over two decades, she has released two albums with Her Boyfriends; six solo albums, including her latest Hell-On; plus a great collaboration with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs (case/lang/veirs); and, of course, another seven LPs with The New Pornographers. From possessing one of the great voices in […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 31st

The Matinee ’18 May 31st

The Matinee ’18 May 31st is loaded with songs that musically and thematically focus on better days ahead. With this being the last day of May, sunnier and hopefully happier moments await us. Nine songs once again occupy this mini-playlist.   Afrikan Boy Feat. aJan – “Ancestry” (London, England via Lagos, Nigeria & Berlin, Germany) RIYL: Young Fathers, K-OS (we […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th edition is filled with plenty of new bands or artists. Some are so new that they have a limited social media presence. Most of the musicians listed below have small followings, so now is the time to get on the bandwagon so you can tell your friends in the future that you knew about them […]

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Annabel Allum – ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ (EP review)

Annabel Allum – ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ (EP review)

In her roughly three years performing, Annabel Allum has earned the reputation as the future of the UK indie-rock scene, following in the footsteps of PJ Harvey, Nadine Shah, and Kate Bush. Like the aforementioned legends, her songwriting is as edgy, sharp, and piercing as her music. Her last EP, All That For What, highlighted her combination of power and […]

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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 24th

The Matinee ’18 May 24th

Big, bold anthems and bone-chilling ballads fill up The Matinee ’18 May 24th edition. There are a few familiar names (and favorites) plus the usual assortment of hidden gems. This mini-playlist feels like a weekend version, which for some the weekend starts today. CASTLEBEAT – “Town” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Daywave, Fazerdaze, Kane Strang Summer is just around the corner with […]

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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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Tanaya Harper – “Graceless” (debut single premiere)

Tanaya Harper – “Graceless” (debut single premiere)

Over the past five years, Australia has introduced the world to some of the most gifted and treasured singer-songwriters. Many have become indie favourites; some have turned into stars. Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin, Alex the Astronaut, Alex Lahey, and last year’s surprise Stella Donnelly are just a few of the names. The next Aussie sensation arrives, and her name is […]

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TT – ‘LoveLaws’ (album review)

TT – ‘LoveLaws’ (album review)

For more than a decade, Warpaint have established themselves as one of the most creative forces within the indie music scene that define categorization. So when its members pursue individual projects, it shouldn’t be surprising they explore new soundscapes. Jenny Lee Lindberg, as Jennylee, went new wave and Gothic rock on her solo debut, Right On. Now it’s guitarist and […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 21st

The Matinee ’18 May 21st

The Matinee ’18 May 21st includes an eclectic mix today to begin your week. We have hazy dream pop, pop punk, singer-songwriter fare as well as great indie rock. Artists are representing Germany, The US, The UK today. We hope you find your new favorite artist, band or song today. bdrmm – “the way i want” (Hull, England)  RIYL: […]

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First Impressions: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ (album review)

First Impressions: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ (album review)

When Courtney Barnett announced that her sophomore album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, was coming out this year, she stated the LP would be less meandering than her previous records. This comment raised a few alarm bells. Did this mean that the edgy, witty, and bold songwriting and rollicking indie-rock approach was temporarily (or even permanently) being set aside? […]

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