The Matinee December 18 edition is the final one of the year, so let’s end the year on a high. We have six awesome new tracks ranging from indie rock, synth pop and indie pop. We have 3 from the US and other artists from Finland, Canada and the UK. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our weekend showcase which includes all of our week’s singles.

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Anousheh – “Crash” (Richmond, VA, USA)

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Anousheh - Crash

Anousheh is a talented artist who has been writing music and playing piano since she was a child. After delving into the world of house and edm music which garnered her a grammy nomination for best dance recording in 2006. She has landed into her own in the indie synth pop arena. With her inviting vocals and clever production elements which made up her self-funding debut album, Make Noise.

Her newest single is “Crash” which has a playful tone with a definite 80s pop vibe. You can purchase Make Noise on i-Tunes and look for more new material from this VA native in 2016.

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Beach Tiger – “Just Woke Up” (Charleston, SC, USA)

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Beach Tiger - Just Woke Up

Beach Tiger is from Charleston, SC and they are creating the perfect mix of indie rock with that magnetic pop feel. “Just Woke Up” is upbeat and one that you can easily move along to.

“Just Woke Up” is their debut track and it’s very promising for this newly formed quartet. If you dig the single as much as we do, you can purchase the singe on i-Tunes here.

Beach Tiger are Taylor McCleskey, Eric Mixon, Blake Shorter, and Zac Crocker.

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FORREST – “Give You My Love” (London, UK)

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FORREST was created by frontman/guitarist Ollie Forrest earlier this year. Just a week after forming, they played their first gigs at South by Southwest where they recorded tracks  “Without A Care” and “Fire”.  “Give You My Love” has a dark 80s vibe but with great pop hooks throughout. It’s a great love song about someone supporting you no matter what.

FORREST is comprised of Ollie Forrest, Flora Connell on keys, Louis Potts on drums and Paul Taylor-Wale on bass.

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Fresh Tides – “Act Cool” (Jyväskylä, Finland)

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Fresh Tides - Act CoolFresh Tides is from Finland and they are creating some awesome feel good indie rock. The are a great band to have in your catalog if you need an instant pick me up. Even though some songs have a more serious lyrical tone, the music is still upbeat.

“Act Cool” has infectious yet energetic guitar riffs and melodies where you just want to hit repeat.  Fresh Tides is a band to keep your eye on.

They have been active on soundcloud since releasing their EP, Daydream. We look forward to hearing more from this emerging indie rock band.

Fresh Tides are Aleksi Skippari, Viljami Nurmi, Konsta Kaskismaa, and Waldemar Suurkari.

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I Shot Samo – “War Has Begun” (Montreal, Canada)

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I Shot SAMO is comprised of husband and wife duo Melissa and David Zappitelli. The Montreal based couple formed the band I Shot Samo whose name was inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat. His tag back in his street art years was SAMO which meant “Same Old Shit”. Melissa and David have been working on their passion project a little over a year to spend their time creating music which is meaningful for them instead of just doing the “SAMO”.

“War Has Begun” is a great track with expansive melodies and Melissa’s vocals compliment the backdrop of indie rock sprinkled with pop and even some psych sensibilities. “War Has Begun” is off of their EP It’s Alright To See Black. You can purchase their EP for less than your daily grande latte over on bandcamp.

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Sophie and The Bom Boms – “Big Girls” (Los Angeles, USA)

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Sophie and The Bom Boms - Big Girls

Sophie and The Bom Boms is Sophie Stern who is a former pop songwriter. She signed to Dr. Luke’s camp and spent a few years writing for some huge names. She has now decided to launch her own project.

“Big Girls” sets off the first of her brand new tracks. “Big Girls” has instant pop hit written all over it. It’s a great anthem for girls having self confidence and not letting anyone else’s opinions affect who you are. We look forward to hearing more of her upcoming material which had help from producer David Elevator (Beck “Morning Phase) and Dan Dare (Charlie XCX and MIA).

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