Tag: singer/songwriter

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

“What is love but a series of curses? In the end it’s always worth it.” That pragmatic point of view belongs to Australian singer/songwriter Sam Nicholson of Quivers. Today we’re pleased to share the new single from this emerging talent making his debut at Canadian Music Week 2017. “Ridin’ on the Hearses” may have a bleak title, but don’t let that put you off. It’s an […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44 – features six singles that take you from winter to summer. It’s easy to feel a bit glum now that the temps are getting cooler. These songs offer a loose theme of unspoken support. From indie Americana artists dealing with disappointment to indie dream pop bands infusing sunny […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Welcome back to the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42 edition – a.k.a. your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s selections reflect the more sedate mood that many are feeling this week. Hopefully these indie dream-pop and gently, hazy psychedelic-pop gems will soothe your senses. Two singles are from American artists while the others are from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Greece. Let’s kick things […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 34

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 34

Welcome to your now mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Much like Bob Geldof, I don’t like Mondays, either, so this column now comes to you on Wednesdays. Today’s artists bring a variety of styles and genres, from Swedish dream pop and Canadian psych rock to American indie folk, indie rock, and a new genre I’m calling cosmic Americana. Let’s kick things off […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Today’s new music cocktails are a bit darker and moodier than usual. These five artists offer something refreshing that will take your breath away. Let’s get things started with some vintage-inspired New Wave from an unlikely place.   Black Arcade – “Severed Lies” (Lexington, KY USA) RIYL: New Order, The Cure, Editors New Wave nostalgia has never felt fresher or more relevant than […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 25

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 25

Welcome to a fresh serving of new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 25. This week we’re going to take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride with these five new singles. We’ll start with the upbeat energy of Canadian indie pop-rock before easing into some Australian dream pop and heartfelt British indie singer/songwriter earnestness. That segues perfectly into a […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Wendy is on holiday this week so Hollie and Ben are doing double duty and taking over The Matinee June 15th edition (and also this Friday’s edition). We hope Wendy approves of our mini-playlist, which covers a vast array of genres – Afropunk, alternative rock, soul and R&B, dream-pop, gothic Americana, and folk-rock.   50FootWave – “God’s Not a Dick” […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 28th

Saturday Sampler for May 28th

The Saturday Sampler for May 28th features plenty of global variety with 10 tracks from seven countries: Australia, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, and USA. Whether you prefer indie folk or funky disco or psychedelic rock, this week’s Sampler offers something in many different genres. We have also included the “RIYL” (Recommended If You Like) tag to help introduce you to […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Today’s serving of new music cocktails comes with a recommendation guide. When you’re trying to decide which music to dive into, sometimes it helps to have a few starting points for comparison. You wouldn’t recommend a steakhouse to a vegetarian, just as you wouldn’t suggest black metal to a chillwave fan, right? That’s our view. Hopefully the “RIYL” (Recommended If […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 18

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 18

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails. We understand if your ears are still reeling from the new Radiohead album released yesterday. It may be hard to get excited about other new music, but trust us: these six artists have great tunes you should spin right away. This week features a selection of funky vibes from Berlin, bluesy […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 7th

Saturday Sampler for May 7th

The Saturday Sampler for May 7th offers a variety of singles from around the globe, with something for everyone. Let this mix of new tunes from the UK, USA, Sweden, Ireland, and Lebanon keep your ears happy while you wait for tomorrow’s release of the new Radiohead album.   Army of Bones – “Don’t Be Long” (Brighton, UK) In January, Brighton newcomers Army […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

This week’s serving of the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7 offers six new music cocktails that have plenty of animal magnetism: rabbits and tigers and cats (oh my), as well as some beautiful harmonies from the eastern side of the States. We’ve got the latest singles from Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit, Italy’s Sequoyah Tiger, and Seattle’s Tacocat, plus hot new indie pop from […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Last week’s theme was one-word bands; this week we’re featuring several strong female voices. The one exception is this second single from a supergroup of veteran male alt/indie rockers, so let’s get started.   Beverly – “Victoria” (Brooklyn, USA) Beverly – the indie dream-pop duo of Drew Citron (vocals, guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar) – will release […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Happy Monday, and welcome to another round of seasonally-appropriate new music singles on The Melodic Tonic. Now that autumn has arrived, we’re embracing the international flavours that will keep us warm from dancing as the temperatures fall. This week we’ve got some fantastic brooding indie rock from the UK served up alongside a bit of Greek disco/funk, some French-Canadian soul, and a couple of American singer/songwriters. Let’s […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Welcome to a belated dose of new music cocktails, brought to you one day later than normal because sometimes Monday can be as disagreeable as a growling dog. On this week’s Melodic Tonic, we’re treating your ears to some international tunes that will soothe even the most savage beast. We’re starting with two young, talented musicians from opposite sides of the […]

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The Melodic Tonic, vol. 16

The Melodic Tonic, vol. 16

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week of fresh new music, kicking off with volume 16 of The Melodic Tonic! Today we’re serving up sonic cocktails with flavors of British alternative rock, American folk and alt-country, Southern California electronic pop/rock, and eclectic French-American indie pop. Cheers!   The Cribs (Great Britain) – “Wish I Knew You in the ‘90s” The […]

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