Category: Music

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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Weekend Showcase 4.20

Weekend Showcase 4.20

Forty-two (42) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.20 edition. It’s an eclectic mix of songs on the mega-playlist. There’s something for everyone. Twelve countries are represented, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th edition has some fun and entertaining new tunes plus a couple of softer, more relaxing tracks. If you’re heading off for the long weekend, we wish you a fun but safe time. And of course, bring plenty of great music, and hopefully the songs below will populate your playlist.   Albinos Congo – “Double Your […]

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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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Sharon Lazibyrd – ‘Half Shame and Half Glory’ (album review)

Sharon Lazibyrd – ‘Half Shame and Half Glory’ (album review)

We were impressed with Sharon Lazibyrd when she shared her EP, Opium of the Masses, just over a year ago. We knew then that the three tracks were just a taste of more to come and, sure enough, we now have an album to enjoy. Half Shame and Half Glory embraces Opium of the Masses and adds further, quirky, relatable […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

It’s that time again for the new music cocktail to get you through hump day. Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd features six delicious songs, kicking off with a couple of powerhouses. Goldfrapp (feat. Dave Gahan) – “Ocean” (London, England) RIYL: Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode Saving the best for last: this is the approach Goldfrapp took on their 2017 LP, Silver Eye. The album’s final […]

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Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Whether through their five records or front man Andrew Savage’s foray as a solo artist, Parquet Courts have covered pretty much every ground within the indie-rock spectrum. Their sixth album, Wide Awake!, however, sees the Brooklyn quartet wade through new territory thanks to the deft guidance of Brian Burton – a.k.a. Danger Mouse. There is still plenty of garage-rock and […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 4.19

Weekend Showcase 4.19

It’s the long weekend in Canada, and the Weekend Showcase 4.19 edition is just the playlist for the road trip of the lazy days at the cabin. Find 46 songs on the Showcase, featuring artists from 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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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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The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th features some summery and autumn-like tunes. As such, no matter what hemisphere you live in, you’ll find something to fit the weather. Beach Skulls – “Sacred Citrus” (Manchester, England) RIYL: King Tuff, Acid Dad, Magic Potion Beach Skulls have an uncanny knack for delivering killer tunes just when we need it most. We shared their “I’m Not […]

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Onlyness – “Somebody’s Son” (single premiere)

Onlyness – “Somebody’s Son” (single premiere)

Upstate New York-based singer-songwriter Rick Spataro has his fingerprints over some of our favorite albums over the last few years. From his contributions to Florist to his releases with The Firs, Spataro has a knack for crafting gorgeous, delicate music and bringing melody to life. This July, Spataro will release his first album as Onlyness. The self-titled debut marks a […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 17th

The Matinee ’18 May 17th

The Matinee ’18 May 17th features nine artists whom we’ve been quite bullish about in terms of their potential. All of them are long-time favorites. Similar to yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, this mini-playlist is dominated by women. As we like to say, women are music’s future now. Annabel Allum – “em(ily)” (Guildford, England) RIYL: Nadine Shah, Eliza Shaddad, Miya Folick Nearly […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Women rule the Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th edition. Many of these six songs feature strong female voices – some well known; some new. These artists represent Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and USA. Bernice – “He’s the Moon” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Feist, Cat Power, tUnE-yArDs The terms substantive and richly textured are seldom paired with dream pop because most artists […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition features four of our long-time favorites plus two “newcomers”. The latter will be releasing their debut albums later this year. We kick things off, however, with one of the great artists of this decade.   Mitski – “Geyser” (Brooklyn, USA) Be the Cowboy by Mitski RIYL: St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast, Lykki […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition features a six-pack of incredibly gifted artists and bands who are starting to make big waves. As such, get to know them quickly before they start filling out festival lineups and become international sensations.   Dan Sultan – “Killer” (Feat. Camp Cope) (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Paul Kelly, Dawes, Ryan Adams Dan Sultan […]

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