Tag: dance-pop

The Matinee ’18 April 27th

The Matinee ’18 April 27th

It’s Friday, so we have to share more upbeat, hip-shaking, shoulder-shimmying numbers. From electronic music to pulsating new wave to sugary indie-pop to anthemic pop-rock, The Matinee ’18 April 27th edition will get you ready for the weekend. Artificial Pleasure – “On A Saturday Night” (London, England) RIYL: Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Roxy Music Last year, Artificial Pleasure released […]

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Fickle Friends – ‘You Are Someone Else’ (album review)

Fickle Friends – ‘You Are Someone Else’ (album review)

As we enter Spring, we’re almost already overwhelmed by breakout albums from young artists. Perhaps one of the strongest debuts so far comes from the UK’s Fickle Friends. Over the last few years, they’ve given us a bunch of infectious, dance-your-ass-off singles. This March, they released their debut full-length record, You Are Someone Else, which features some of those songs […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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Saturday Sampler November 18th

Saturday Sampler November 18th

The Saturday Sampler November 18th is another global affair, featuring nine songs in four languages from artists in three countries. With styles ranging from soul to psych rock to New Wave and pop, these tunes offer something for everyone. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist includes everything we have shared this week. Today we begin by remembering the […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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Robjn – “Post-Mortem”

Robjn – “Post-Mortem”

Glance through Robjn’s website and you’ll very quickly realise that this man is all about the music. No cheesy bios, vacuous press blurb or cheeky celebrity selfies, just creativity by the bucketload. So, if the music does the talking, what does Robjn’s latest album Post-Mortem have to say? Bringing a mix of aspiration, fantasy and despair, through both musical and […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th has a little bit of almost everything. Whether you’re looking for psychedelic folk, garage rock, indie folk, or even goth-punk, we’ve got it. Some of the names will be familiar while others will be brand new. Regardless, they are all bands worth checking out, and as sampling we have their latest new tunes.   Aloha – “Faraway […]

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EP Premiere: Stream Captain Kidd’s “Good Life”

EP Premiere: Stream Captain Kidd’s “Good Life”

When it comes to music, Cleveland, Ohio is most associated with being the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It does, however, a pretty cool music history, being the hometown of artists like Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails), Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Cloud Nothings, and The Lighthouse and The Whaler. A band readying themselves to stand alongside these […]

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Pompeya, Moscow, “Pasedena”, dance-pop

Pompeya, Moscow, “Pasedena”, dance-pop

  Earlier this week, we premiered the debut EP by Saint Petersburg, Russia duo VEiiLA. Another band from Russia making waves in the vast country is indie dance-pop/new wave band Pompeya. They’ve now set their sights on breaking through in the US market, having recorded their latest album Real in Philadelphia and New York. From the new album is “Pasedena”, an ’80s-inspired pop track […]

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