The Matinee October 16 includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have two from the US and the rest spread between the UK, Sweden and Australia. We hope this gets your Friday started off right, check back tomorrow for the entire week’s playlist you can spin this weekend.
Auna Sims – “Right Place” (USA)
Auna Sims is from Atlanta. She comes from a talented family of musicians and studied classical composition. She has overcome adversity. She suffering an idiopathic hand and arm injury which prevented her from playing piano again right before she was to audition for the Atlanta Symphony. She wrote this song when she was struggling with the ‘Why try again’ questions. Her faith to write this song came from the smallest piece of belief that she is always in the right time and the right place to be who she is. The track is uplifting and a great debut from Auna Sims. We look forward to hearing more from this talented singer-songwriter.
Birgit Bidder – “You Don’t Wanna Know” (Sweden)
Birgit Bidder is a Swedish singer-songwriter who is bringing a nice classic sound into the genre. She brings an alternative pop sound to the table with a bit of r&b and soul. The song was written, arranged and produced by Birgit herself with most of the instruments played by her alone as well.
We are intrigued by her talent and will be keeping an eye on this emerging artist.
Hippo Campus – “Close To Gold” (USA)
Hippo Campus are an indie rock/pop band and we were actually turned on by them from a fan who e-mailed us which is super cool as we usually get suggestions directly from bands themselves or their PR division. Hippo Campus hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and they just recently released a new EP titled South which is the perfect mix of indie rock with pop hooks and memorable harmonies. We are sharing one of our favorites from the EP titled “Close To Gold”. We also dig any band that JR JR decides to remix. If you dig Hippo Campus, they also have an upcoming November tour with dates located here.
Pleasure Beach – “Dreamer To The Dawn” (Ireland)
Pleasure Beach have a brand new single titled “Dreamer To The Dawn”. The five piece are from Belfast and this track is a great follow up to their debut single “Go” which we featured back in May. The debut EP from the band will be released on October 30 on Belfast label Faction Records. We look forward to hearing the debut EP from this emerging band comprised of Lisa, Kat, Cheylene, Alan and Richard.
Sea Legs – “Whey Don’t We Got Out Tonight” (Australia)
Sea Legs are from the Central Coast of Australia and they are making some pretty awesome rock. We are sharing their newest single “Why Don’t We Go Out Tonight” which is off of their upcoming EP, Daddy’s Girl. We are fans of the quartet who reminds us a bit of Portugal, The Man. Sea Legs are Byron Knight (vocals, guitar); Eli Milojkovic (bass, backing vocals); Tim Andrews (keys, guitar, vocals); and Jacob Borg (drums). Be on the look out for their new EP which drops next week on October 23.
Victories At Sea – “BLOOM” (UK)
Victories At Sea are an awesome post-punk band from Birmingham and they have a new single titled “BLOOM”. Their debut Album Everything Forever will be released via Static Caravan Recordings on October 30th. The trio fuses a vivacious combination of electronic hooks and post-punk guitars. The album was written over the last two years at an abandoned steel works in Digbeth, and recorded in the damp basement of an old whistle factory in the depths of the city’s industrial Northern quarter. The result is a combination of dark and ethereal vibes yet still includes uplifting and dance worthy beats. We look forward to their debut album release later this month.
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