Tag: Fickle Friends

Weekend Showcase 4.41

Weekend Showcase 4.41

2018 has been filled with incredible music, and this past week has been no different. If you missed it, then review all the great songs on the Weekend Showcase 4.41, which features artists and bands from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 16th

The Matinee ’18 October 16th

The Matinee ’18 October 16th includes 6 new tracks to help get you through the week. For some, winter is here but many of these tracks will have you longing for warmer days. Artists are representing Sweden, The US and the UK today. The Endorphins – “This Is It” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Brandy, Sabrina Claudio, Tori Kelly The Endorphins are […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.36

Weekend Showcase 4.36

The Weekend Showcase 4.36 edition goes a bit old school in the sense we’re sharing a robust 50 songs. This past week has been incredible when it comes to new music, and the mega-playlist is filled with song-of-the-year candidates. Take a listen and decide what your favorites. As always, numerous countries are represented – sixteen (16) to be precise. They […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th edition is a rambunctious affair with most of the songs turning back the clocks. Many of them take us to the eras and genres that our parents and grandparents spun in their youth. For some of us here, these times were also when we were teenagers. So whether you’re 18 or 80, we think you’ll […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.15

Weekend Showcase 4.15

We have a much leaner mega-playlist with just 39 songs on the Weekend Showcase 4.15 edition. While it’s a little shorter, it still plenty awesome with the artists and bands representing 14 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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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 Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.47

Weekend Showcase 3.47

The weather might be getting colder in parts of the world, but the music still stays hot. Review the past week in new music on the Weekend Showcase 3.47 edition. This version features 52 songs from artists and bands representing 18 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, England, Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South […]

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The Matinee November 27th

The Matinee November 27th

The Matinee November 27th includes 6 new tracks to kick start your week. We have a great mix of tracks ot get your Monday started off right. Artists are representing Australia, Canada, Finland, The US and The UK today. Billy Raffoul – “Difficult” (Nashville, USA via Leamington, ON, Canada) RIYL: Joe Cocker, Hozier, Ray Lamontagne Billy Raffoul is back with […]

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Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling Festival in Hertfordshire (UK) took place over three rainy days in July. The festival, in its 12th year, feels like a family-friendly country fair that got a bit out of hand, with dog shows, fancy dress competitions, drag acts, and a swimming pool included. Oh and some music. Here are some of my music highlights from Saturday and […]

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Community Festival, London – Part 2 (photo essay)

Community Festival, London – Part 2 (photo essay)

So you’ve seen who played at the Community Festival’s N4 stage in our previous entry. Here’s a flavour of what went on in front of a very packed Main Stage. Red Faces     Four lively looking lads from Sheffield playing in front of a massive band banner as the opener for the main stage. Kicking songs that appeal to […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.13

Weekend Showcase 3.13

From SXSW 2017 to JUNOFest and everything in between, we’ve covered a lot this week. Oh, we also spent some time sharing a bunch of new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.13 edition summarizes all the songs we’ve featured. Find fifty-one (51) are on the mega-playlist, and the artists are representing 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, […]

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The Matinee April 3rd

The Matinee April 3rd

The Matinee April 3rd has an upbeat theme today. We have encouraging tracks, ethereal ones and edgy indie rock ones. We hope these 6 tracks get your weekend moving. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite band or track today. Fickle Friends – “Hello Hello” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Marian Hill, Oh […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

It’s time to reflect on some of the great music of the past year. We’ve heard a lot of great albums and singles, making it difficult to narrow our list down to just a handful of great efforts. That said, we’re going to try. We start our look back at 2015 with listing our Favorite EPs of the Year. We’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase October 10th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 10th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 10th Edition returns with a playlist that sounds more like summer than autumn. There are 28 new singles, and we think you’ll find at least one new favorite band or twenty-nine. Countries represented include Australia, Canada, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States. If this is your first time visiting The Weekend Showcase, […]

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The Matinee October 7

The Matinee October 7

The Matinee October 7. Today we have 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a bit of upbeat indie pop, shoegaze, rock and electro pop. The list has artists from the US, UK and Australia. Captain Kidd – “Good Life” (USA) Captain Kidd is a five-piece group of Ohio State University students who feature a sound characterized by […]

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