Tag: YONAKA

Weekend Showcase 4.42

Weekend Showcase 4.42

As the wintry weather soon approaches the north and summer colors slowly emerge in the south, the Weekend Showcase 4.42 edition finds the perfect balance. It also has some spooky tunes in preparation for Halloween. Forty-four songs are on this week’s mega-playlist, featuring a wide-range of sweet treats and howling moment. The artists and bands represent 13 countries, including: Australia, […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 26th

The Matinee ’18 October 26th

Fire up The Matinee ’18 October 26th edition to get a dose of new music that will get you off your seat. It is the weekend after all, and we’re doing our part to get the party started early. The Berries – “Salvation” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Steve Earle The cornucopia of musical goods continues to overflow […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.33

Weekend Showcase 4.33

We’ve created about 200 playlists in our five-year existence. All of them are great, but if we’re honest there are some that are exceptional, and we continue to spin them. The Weekend Showcase 4.33 edition is one of those truly outstanding compilations, and trying to figure out the order was difficult. At least two dozen were considered to kick things […]

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YONAKA – ‘Teach Me To Fight’ (EP review)

YONAKA – ‘Teach Me To Fight’ (EP review)

After releasing their debut single “Ignorance“, YONAKA immediately entrenched themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting new rock bands. Like Wolf Alice, INHEAVEN, and Black Honey before them, the quartet of Theresa Jarvis (vocals), George Edwards (guitar), Alex Crosby (bass/keys), and Robert Mason (drums) were reviving the lost of art of edgy, seismic indie alternative-rock. Following the release of their […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.30

Weekend Showcase 4.30

The Weekend Showcase 4.30 edition is another doozy, featuring plenty of summertime fare. Thirty-nine (39) songs are on the mega-playlist, featuring artists and band representing 9 countries. They come from: Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. 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 August 3rd

The Matinee ’18 August 3rd

It’s Friday, so it’s time for some upbeat and raucous fare, which fills up The Matinee ’18 August 3rd edition. Let’s get rocking and rolling! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Weekend Playlist which includes all of the awesome new tunes from this week. Baked – “A Hartlett Anthem” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies Most […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.29

Weekend Showcase 4.29

The Weekend Showcase 4.29 edition is much leaner due to holidays and one of the best festivals on the planet taking place this weekend. You’ll find 37 songs on the mega-playlist, featuring artists and bands from a much leaner six countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Norway, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th features new music that will stir every bone in your body. There are intimate and dreamy numbers, raucous punk, spaced-out psychedelia, and boom anthems. So if you need a pick-me-up or something to calm the nerves, you’ll find it in the mini-playlist. Basement Revolver – “Dancing” (Hamilton, Ontario)  RIYL: The Cardigans, The Raveonettes, Lush […]

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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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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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Weekend Showcase 3.40

Weekend Showcase 3.40

We’re heading down the backstretch of 2017, and the music continues to amaze. The Weekend Showcase 3.40 edition is proof that there is still great new music to be found. This week’s mega-playlist features 57 songs. The artists and bands represent from 16 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, […]

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YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

After bursting onto the scene in 2016, YONAKA immediately became one of the UK’s buzziest bands. Comparisons to Wolf Alice were inevitable with their combination of gritty, explosive indie rock and foreboding storytelling. Not surprisingly, Atlantic Records UK quickly signed the Brighton-based quartet, further fueling expectations that a record was on the way. Finally, YONAKA’s first EP arrived on Friday, and […]

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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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Standon Calling Festival – preview

Standon Calling Festival – preview

About Standon Calling Standon is a small village in the Hertfordshire countryside that has hosted a festival since 2006. Like most of the offering on the packed UK Summer festival agenda, it has grown from a garden party into a full-scale family-friendly festival – with hot tubs, massages, Horrible Histories, fancy dress prizes and even a dog show. They don’t […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

It’s the twentieth year of Truck Festival, the independent music festival based in Oxfordshire, England. It all began after the organisers decided that all the main music festivals had become too obvious and commercialised. Twenty years on and they’ve got three cracking headliners in The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, and The Vaccines, and a whole list of amazing up and coming […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.18

Weekend Showcase 3.18

Another week has passed, and another opportunity to review the best new music of the past 7 days. The Weekend Showcase 3.18 edition features 51 songs by artists representing ten (10) countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Saturday Sampler May 13th

Saturday Sampler May 13th

The Saturday Sampler May 13th edition is strongly European for a change, with only two American bands represented. Take these nine new songs for a spin, then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all the music we have shared since Monday.   BAIO – “PHILOSOPHY!” (London, England via New York City) RIYL: Phoenix, Spoon, Todd Terje Vampire Weekend bassist Chris […]

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