Tag: Video Premiere

Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Having tipped Kiirstin Marilyn’s forthcoming release Worldly Affairs in our Most Anticipated Albums list for 2017, it’s good to see her releasing the signature single on 14 March, right on schedule, and we are delighted to premiere it here. “She” is a song with a story, which is not surprising as Kiirstin is well known for placing political activism at […]

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Brady Toops – “Carolina” (video premiere)

Brady Toops – “Carolina” (video premiere)

The transition from pro baseball player to reality TV star to successful singer-songwriter may seem to encompass everything that anyone could ever want from life. By 2015, Brady Toops had achieved all this and more, yet there was something missing. He reveals: I think I had slowly lost heart, and didn’t realize it. The youthful zeal of my 20s had […]

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LOCKS – “Wishbone” (single premiere)

LOCKS – “Wishbone” (single premiere)

When thinking about musicians who brilliantly bridge the divide between music and the theatrical, names like Nick Cave, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Sarah Brightman come immediately to mind. These legends are not merely writing songs, but they are crafting imaginative stories. Fables and tales that could be placed on library shelves alongside Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan […]

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Kiirstin Marilyn – “Please Don’t Kiss Me” (video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “Please Don’t Kiss Me” (video premiere)

In a world of endlessly meaningless pop ballads, it’s good to know that some musicians are still using their art to convey a message that is about more than the pain of lost love. Not that lost love isn’t worth writing about, but with so many things going on around us that seem…well…wrong, creative protest has to have its place […]

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Gallery 47 – “Some Of You Don’t Get It” (video premiere)

Gallery 47 – “Some Of You Don’t Get It” (video premiere)

Four years ago, everything seemed to be crashing in on Jack Peachey, the man behind Gallery 47. He was beset by health problems and was, as he described, struggling with a “strange collapse into early-20s depression”. In addition, he and his partner had separated, further compounding his situation. Time, however, has a funny way of balancing things out. He and […]

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Jack Ellis – “Disdained” (video premiere)

Jack Ellis – “Disdained” (video premiere)

I don’t believe songwriting has to be profound, but I truly believe that it’s a crime for you to be go outta of your way for it not to be. ~~~ Steve Earle A lot of musicians would likely be in jail if Steve Earle was a legislator, but one artist who would not be is singer-songwriter Jack Ellis. The […]

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The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

We do not generally share much new music on Sundays other than the Weekend Showcase, but today we have a special treat and a song perfect for the day. Introducing alternative-pop quart The Well Rested from London, England. The band actually originally was created in 2011 as the project of singer-songwriter Oliver Ninnis while he was attending at Edinburgh University. […]

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Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Likely every other music fan has a soft spot for Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, or Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and likely spun one of their songs or albums to help them through a difficult time. They were like that one friend you could confide in, telling her or him every secret or feeling. Newcomer Esbie Fonte has that same […]

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Cuddle Party – “Sleeping In” (video premiere)

Cuddle Party – “Sleeping In” (video premiere)

With a name like Cuddle Party, you probably would anticipate this band makes cheesy pop music or formulaic dance music. Quite this opposite, Cuddle Party is the brain child of Dwight Miller, a teenager who has used music as an outlet to express the challenges and conflicts he and his friends encounter as they grow up. You might be thinking […]

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Gentleman Brawlers, “My Theory” (video premiere)

Gentleman Brawlers, “My Theory” (video premiere)

At what point can one say that a song sounds timeless? And can one say that a song two years old sounds fresh, inventive, and inspiring? Gentleman Brawlers’ single, “My Theory”, is one of those rare songs that feels brand new even though it was first released in 2014. In a time where music is dominated by pop melodies and […]

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Union Sky – “Replay” (video premiere)

Union Sky – “Replay” (video premiere)

It’s only a matter of time. We’ve all uttered those words on a few occasions, but this statement could be Union Sky‘s tagline. The trio from West Florida and Atlanta are on the verge of stardom with their The Weeknd-style approach of blending electronic, R&B, hip hop, and pop music together into one delirious mix. Three months ago, they shared […]

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Field Medic – “not a normal boy” (video premiere)

Field Medic – “not a normal boy” (video premiere)

Joshua Tillman – a.k.a. Father John Misty – could be credited for reinventing indie folk music with his playful, witty, and sometimes outlandish lyrics. His “oddball folk” opened up doors for a number of new singer-songwriters, like San Francisco resident Kevin Patrick. Under his pseudonym Field Medic, Patrick is creating atypical folk. It’s not music that is heartwrenching or will […]

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Ghost King – “Leech” (Video Premiere)

Ghost King – “Leech” (Video Premiere)

Last month, we were introduced to Bronx, New York foursome Ghost King, who had just released their debut album, Bones. The lead single was “Bones 1 & 2”, a ’60s psychedelic-tinged, folk-rock anthem that simply was awesome. On the same album is the terrific “Leech”. This surprisingly melodic number recalls the psychedelic, surf-rock of the ’70s and ’80s. The crystalline guitar […]

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Monograms – “Downer” (video premiere)

Monograms – “Downer” (video premiere)

Brooklyn-based indie rock trio Monograms has the sonic solution to cure those pesky negative thoughts that plague us all from time to time. Their newest video, “Downer”, is awash in a neon rainbow palette with the pulsing visual energy of Silversun Pickups’ “Panic Switch”. The music here is reminiscent of early Bloc Party: from the first notes, your pulse quickens. You […]

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Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

The feeling of isolation is something we all have experienced at least once, if not many times, in our lives. Sometimes, though, it is a necessary encounter in order to achieve one’s dreams, find a loved one, or discover something new about oneself. All of these possibilities are communicated in Diana Ebe‘s new single, “Elusive Pleasure”, which we are immensely […]

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Amana Melome’ – “If and When” (video premiere)

Amana Melome’ – “If and When” (video premiere)

Singer-songwriter Amana Melome’ first caught our attention back in January 2015 when her Lock and Key EP was released. The EP was refreshing and inventive, combining acid jazz, funk-infused jazz, and 50s-era blues and soul music. Beyond the music, Melome’s story also fascinated us, as she comes from a family with a long history in music. Her grandfather, Jimmy Woode, was […]

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Caralis – “Logic” (video premiere)

Caralis – “Logic” (video premiere)

Music videos – you either love them or hate them. Often times, they can distract from the quality of the music, either covering up something great or making amends for something not so good. They can be overdone and over-the-top, but some can be so simple yet be brilliant. Arguably the best music video ever created was for Fat Boy […]

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Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Last fall, Karen O told Rolling Stone Magazine that there weren’t any immediate plans for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to record again, as she was “in the full-time job of [motherhood] at the moment.” To the chagrin of fans around the word, we’re left wondering when, if there will be another album. Just as that news was dropped, an unexpected […]

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Happy Hollows – “Way Home” (video premiere)

Happy Hollows – “Way Home” (video premiere)

It wasn’t long ago when Happy Hollows were considered to be the next great indie-rock band, mentioned as being this generation’s Elastica or the heirs to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their first record, 2008’s Imaginary EP, was a solid introduction to a new band that was exploring new indie-rock depths like the aforementioned groups. They quickly followed with their 2009 debut […]

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Fredrik Georg Eriksson – “Two of a Kind” (Video Premiere)

Fredrik Georg Eriksson – “Two of a Kind” (Video Premiere)

The seasons have officially changed with Spring rising in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn falling in the Southern Hemisphere. For many people, it’s their favorite time of year, as flowers are blooming or the leaves are starting to turn color. It’s also the time of year when the music becomes a bit more energetic, a bit more positive, and a […]

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