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New Release: You Get What You Give by Demi Michelle pt 2

Demi Michelle pieced together her songwriting passion over the years. Her musicianship shines through, being a classically-trained pianist and knowledgeable about music theory. Also being a creative writer and in graduate school for her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, Demi is always finding ways to blend her musical talent and storytelling in powerful ways. “‘You Get What You Give’ is the…

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New Release: You Get What You Give by Demi Michelle, pt. 1

Heartfelt, charismatic, and authentic are three words used to describe Demi Michelle’s music. The Pittsburgh-based pop and country songwriter turns her life experiences into songs that touch the hearts of her listeners through captivating storytelling in her lyrics and memorable melodies. Demi kicked off her songwriting journey in 2019. After releasing several singles, she delivered her debut album ‘Dear Diary’ in…

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In the spotlight: Oddwall

Odd Wall is a 41 year old music producer from England, who released his debut album ‘Fear’ on 1st October 2021. He has been involved in music for around 20 years, starting out with DJ’ing on pirate radio in someone’s kitchen and ended up with in venues with the likes of Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, Chase & Status and others. “I was…

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New Release – Blister by Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins is an English rock/power pop artist/songwriter/producer residing in France. He has over 30 years experience in writing, recording and playing live (guitar/bass and vocals) in different bands. ‘Blister’ will be out 13th May. “The main theme of this song is about getting back up after a deception or a failure (referred to as a “Blister”) and jumping on any…

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New Release – Lucky Day by Electric Sol

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona (USA), retro indie pop five-piece Electric Sol embodies the freedom of the Great American Southwest. Independent, curious, open minded, and respectful, these quirky nerds love learning from each other’s wide-ranging life perspectives. In addition to sharing a passion for music, the band mates have individual obsessions for things like chess, cooking, fitness, bell peppers, meditation, dogs, auto…

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New Release – Boat On The Water by Skinny Dippers

Skinny Dippers is a Brooklyn, NY (USA) based indie music project formed in 2020 and fronted by singer/songwriter Ryan Gross. Drawing from his roots growing up on the coast of Maine, his style spans a broad range of genres by blending guitar driven indie rock arrangements with analog synthesizers and choral harmonies. In 2021 Gross enlisted the help of neighbors Jordan…

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New Release – Never Stop (Loving You) by Fisj

Fisj is a one-man band from Melle near G(h)ent in Flanders/Belgium. Fisj will release ‘Never Stop (Loving You)’ on May 9th. “I have been making music since I was young – implying that nowaydays I might be a little less young. Writing and recording songs, sometimes playing in a band, sometimes on my own. Music is a necessity for me, I…

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In the spotlight: Jonny Phillips Trio

After bringing a pot of indie rock to a simmer on the musical stove, The Jonny Phillips Trio (UK) throw in a pinch of prog, a couple of spoonfuls of blues, and maybe a psychedelic or two to create a tantalising one-pot wonder of explosive auricular fusion. Musically guaranteed to satisfy the soul and body, some intricate songwriting will satiate the…

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New Release – ARTURIA (EP) by Joe Adhemar

Joe Adhemar (UK) is a studio based musician flitting between producing/remixing others and creating his own eclectic output of tunes. Joe will be releasing his EP ARTURIA on May 8th. “Since the release of my album ‘Existential Dreadlocks’ in February I’ve been getting to grips with a number of new soft synths that came with the Arturia V collection – a…

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New Release – A Dream For A Dream by The North Rocks Music

The North Rocks, a solo musician from North Holland (the Netherlands), creates an unique blend of upbeat alternative rock. Fed up with a boring career in 2020, The North Rocks decided to full-time channel his energy through music. While blending 70’s punk rock with 90’s punk and alternative rock, he created a vast catalogue of original music. “When I started with…

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In the spotlight: Shayan Regan

Shayan Regan is a 22-year old singer/songwriter originally from the United Kingdom, who is currently living in Florence (Italy). From a young age, he found solace in a variety of artists and songwriters particularly focusing on genres such as pop, indie, singer/songwriter, acoustic and folk, which contributed to him shaping his own identity as a vocalist. “I grew up primarily in…

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New Release: Dream Producer by Eenian Dreams

Eenian Dreams is a new indie project making dreamy electronic music. It was founded in 2021 by the two members Pauliina (vocals) and T. C. Newman (synths and producing). Both live in a small countryside town in South-Western Finland and had known each other for years before their musical paths crossed by a lucky chance. The project’s music is free from…

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New Release – Nice To Me by The Whistling Cyclist

Steven Andrews, a retired Engineer from Scotland, has two passions music and cycling, hence the name The Whistling Cyclist. “I’ve been playing piano and violin since I was young. As a teenager I started playing guitar and was in a couple of bands! Started an apprenticeship and life got in the way and of course not much time to play music.…

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New Release – Take Me Down by Odd Wall ft. Azuma

Doncaster (UK) based Odd Wall has teamed up with singer/songwriter Azuma on this vocal drum & bass anthem ‘Take Me Down’ which will be out on April 29th. What’s ‘Take Me Down’ about? “It’s is about life and when you feel like it’s falling apart. When you have all that noise in your head trying to take you down but no…

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New Release – Saturday Mornin’ by Collective Music Society

Collective Music Society is a collective of songwriters, musicians and producers, with a complete mix of styles and influences – including rock, folk, pop, hip-hop and EDM. “We formed in the summer of 2021, joining together to make music that we love and to share it with people who love music. There are eleven creatives in our collective: Billy, Blair, Chris,…

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In the spotlight: Lunar Plexus

Lunar Plexus are Devon (UK) based Indie duo John Saddler and Reuben Ayres who have previously played in various bands – separately and together – across various genres. They first came together musically around 2000 in a band called Reflux which played various pubs, clubs, parties and weddings in and around Exeter. Reub: “We came together again as Lunar Plexus about…

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New Release – Kiss me on a Friday Night by Laura Jayne

Laura Jayne is a new singer/songwriter from the North East of England. Her first release was a collaboration with Sean Buckley aka Mintball. Her first original solo release is called ‘Kiss me on a Friday Night’ and will be out April 22nd. A pre-save is available here. “I’ve always had a passion for music, wiring my first songs with my friend…

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New Release – Weigh Down by Katanak

Fresh Indie tunes with catchy rock pop hooks are the signature style of emerging Brisbane (Australia) artist Katanak. Uniquely homegrown Aussie vocals, straddling indie rock pop/modern rock, make Katanak’s songs his own. With the confident energy of The 1975, darkness of Coin and influences from The Wombats shining through Katanak is establishing himself as an exciting newcomer. His new single ‘Weigh…

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In the spotlight: Ali Gilbert

Ali Gilbert is a singer/songwriter from the small town of Tamworth in the West Midlands (UK). He has been performing and writing music since his early 20’s. When he’s not performing at gigs and writing songs, he loves spending time with his family, playing football and hitting the gym. I always like to ask artists about where they came from and…

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New Release – Maka Wish (album) by Jeff Roberts, part II

Jeff Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia (USA). His album ‘Maka Wish’ will be out April 19th. It’s a musical distillation of a life spent listening to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, David Bowie and a whole lot of others. Did you have to overcome any difficulties with the writing or recording of the album? “I…

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New Release – Maka Wish (album) by Jeff Roberts, part I

Jeff Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia (USA). He started playing in bar bands in a long ago age before Star Wars sequels came out and has performed with Rock, Metal, Blues, R&B, Pop, Swing, Folk, and Black Gospel groups in the US, Canada and Germany. There’s a little bit of all of that coming out in…

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New Release – One Step Behind by Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas is a singer-songwriter with an alt-rock twist living in Bedfordshire (UK). Believing in the beauty of simplicity, Dan is a songwriter who likes to show people that anyone can write and play music. Singing in local rock and metal bands in his teens and twenties, Dan never believed he had what it took to play an instrument and write…

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In the spotlight: State

State are a new three-piece band from Bristol comprised of Ben Wilson (guitars, keys, programming), Viv Paton (bass, keys, programming) and Sa Andrieu (vocals). They recently released their debut single ‘Fist Bump’. Despite being a new band the members aren’t new to music. “We all met at school in Newbury. Ben and Viv started a band when they were 15 and…

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New Release – One Cannot Be Two by Alex Paisley Stedman

Alex Paisley Stedman vowed during lockdown that from here out, she’d record and release a new single every month. But quantity does not equal quality so she and her producer/dad: Jim Stedman endlessly scrutinize and debate to find the best selections to record from their writing sessions. The new single ‘One Cannot Be Two’ is out April 8th. “‘One Cannot Be…

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New Release – ‘A Little Piece Of Me’ by Brave New Broken Hearts Club

Brave New Broken Hearts Club is the vehicle for north London (UK) born songwriter and producer Neil Phillimore. Neil’s writing and producing skills for many years were put to use running a not-for-profit organisation, songwriting and recording for the wellbeing and mentoring of youth. The origins of his own creative project were simply the exercising of that same power of creativity…

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New Release – Closer by The Frontier

The Frontier is a personal journey in the form of indie/rock, pop, and folk music. The Frontier was formed in 2015 by singer/songwriter Jake Mimikos. The band members have varied over the years. His songs have featured on NPR, Netflix, The CW, and MTV. The name of the new release is ‘Closer’ and the release date is April 4th. There is…

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New Release – Oceans by Dusty Grant

Dusty Grant is an independent singer/songwriter based out of Wichita, KS. Grant has been writing, recording, and performing original music in bands and as a solo artist for over 20 years. Drawing influences from metal, rock, grunge, and country Grant and his band deliver their own brand of Dark Rock. “Oceans is the first song I wrote with my lead guitar…

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In the spotlight: NEEDSHES

Needshes is the brainchild of singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Otabek Salamov (Bek). Bek was born in Tashkent in 1989 in the post-Soviet country of Uzbekistan. He is currently based in Tula, Russia. Let’s ask him some questions. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? What’s distinctive about where you grew up and how did it shape you? “My…

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New Release – Alone by Lyon Tide

Lyon Tide are a three piece alternative pop rock band currently based out of Birmingham (UK). They met at art class whilst at college. Lyon Tide released their first album ‘Beginnings of Ends’ in 2021. ‘Alone’ is the first single from their second album due out later this year. What inspired you to write this song? “It’s quite an emotional rollercoaster…

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New Release – 100 Doors by Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a prolific singer-songwriter from Birmingham (UK). Lockdown has made him write more songs than ever before. Joe released his second album ‘Before the robots told us where to go’ in December 2021. He’s hoping to release three different albums in 2022. The first single ‘100 Doors’ of his third album will be out on April 8th. A pre-save…

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New Release – Museum of Brotherly Love by Pete Galub and Matt Kanelos

Pete Galub is a songwriter and guitarist from New York City. He has released two solo albums, and currently sings and plays guitar in the band Tape Hiss, which includes members of Sonic Youth, The Modern Lovers, and Arthur Russell’s band. On April 1st Pete will release ‘Museum of Brotherly Love’ which is a collaboration with Matt Kanelos. The song can…

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In the spotlight: Hugo’s Will

Take a tablespoon of Blues, a pinch of Psychedelia, a splash of Soul, a little Punk and a large dose of petrol-scented Garage Rock and you have Hugo’s Will from Umeå (Sweden). Hugo’s Will currently consists of RG (vocals), NB (bass) and KB (guitar) who have previously rocked in other bands such as Crystal Caravan, Hellbound, Johnny Electric and Moloken and…

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New Release – Another Love Song by BlackSheepLad

Singer-songwriter Phil Mellen from North West England is BlackSheepLad. In the past Phil played and sang in various bands to little success, so he settled into a successful 25 year career in education. In March 2020 he became ill with Covid and this led to some ongoing health issues and redundancy. The period of imposed isolation and inactivity lead to a…

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New Release – Experiencer by Lucy Dreams

Lucy Dreams is a dreampop trio hailing from the cultural metropolis Vienna and consists of David Reiterer and Philipp Prueckl. Wait, trio? That is correct, because the essence of this band arises from a crystal ball that is seemingly enthroned above all their output. Lucy is an independent system of digital and analogue effects, which was developed by David and Philipp…

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New Release – Love Me Now and Leave Me Never by The Jerrys

The Jerrys play British-influenced guitar pop written by Jerry Schwartz, who also plays multiple instruments, sings, and produces their music. Schwartz gets by with a little help from his musical friends Robert Porché and Jim Losby when recording and performing live. The new single ‘Love Me Now and Leave Me Never’ will be out March 23rd. Here’s a pre-save link. What…

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New Release – Panda Points (album) by Dizzy Panda

Dizzy Panda is a DIY project by two Dutch blokes wearing a panda mask. Like all panda’s they have a light and a dark side…. They don’t stick to a specific genre and like to blend genres with a touch of psychedelic/dark (Dizzy) or retro/chill (Panda) influences. Dizzy Panda’s 15 track album “Panda Points” will be available March 22nd (pre-save here).…

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In the spotlight: Andre Pettipas

Nova Scotia (Canada) based rock band Andre Pettipas and The Giants – the band name is a reference to former French wrestler André The Giant, released their sophomore album ‘No Fools No Fun’ in 2021. Lead singer Andre Pettipas will release a solo album later this year, which will also be keeping in the theme of wrestling. “I guess we can…

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New Release – Midnight Drive by Nick Domingo

Nick Domingo is an artist from San Diego, California (USA). His music is described as a blend of alternative music with electronic and orchestral influences. He released two EPs in 2021, ‘The Phoenix Project, Pt. 1’ which was released in June, and it’s successor ‘The Phoenix Project, Pt. 2’ which was released in October. His latest song ‘Midnight Drive’ is a…

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New Release – Of Astronomy by Mark Grundhoefer ft. Eelco van Zanten

For over 25 years, guitarist Mark Grundhoefer has been a professional musician playing in numerous bands, devoting countless hours of session work, and developing a full-time teaching studio. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) where he continues to perform, record, and educate. Mark’s solo sound is a reflection of his southern roots and his classical and jazz studies. He has been…

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New Release – Four Leaf Clover by Demi Michelle

Demi is a pop-country singer originally from Pittsburgh (USA). She kicked off her songwriting journey in 2019. After releasing several singles, she delivered her debut album ‘Dear Diary’, in October 2021. This eleven-track album, which includes Demi’s popular single ‘Will I Ever’, truly gives listeners a glimpse into Demi’s heart and story. The songs capture honesty and vulnerability, much like diary…

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In the spotlight: Subterfuge

Subterfuge were formed in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 1991. They are one of a handful German first generation indiepop groups that are still around. Between 1993 and 2005 the band recorded four studio albums. Their third one ‘I Do Birds’ was also released in Japan. Then priorities of the band members shifted towards solo projects while in parallel life’s complexities kicked in.…

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New Release – Midsommar by Feverjaw

With a sound routed in alternative rock, but using broad strokes of colour to fill their music Feverjaw are the latest guitar driven band to arrive in the vibrant South Wales (UK) scene. Following on from their debut album ‘All Bets Are Off’ the band now steam ahead with their upcoming new EP ‘Casual Abrasive’. “Our new track is called ‘Midsommar’…

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New Release – Los York by Alex Paisley Steadman

Alex Paisley Stedman vowed during lockdown that from here out, she’d record and release a new single every month. But quantity does not equal quality so she and her producer/dad: Jim Stedman endlessly scrutinize and debate to find the best selections to record from their writing sessions. “I want the songs to constantly evolve and create a fresh sound and story…

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New Release – Promised Land by Doctor Rock

What happens when old school rock lovers from India meet a country blues vocalist? Well, you get Doctor Rock. Doctor Rock was formed at the beginning of 2016 when brothers Rugy (lead guitar) and Wulf (drummer) started off jamming with vocalist Steele in a shanty garage of Mumbai. From their first week of inception, Doctor Rock started winning rock competitions across…

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Montly Mixtape 2022-02

Discover the best of independent artists! Here’s a selection of last months’ fresh indie music! If you are truly out on the search for new music, this is the mixtape for you. Here is our Spotify Mixtape for February 2022!

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New Release – Cry of a Broken Heart by Filip Dahl

Filip Dahl is a Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist. He started his music career as lead guitarist in various Norwegian rock bands back in the 70’s, before moving on to become a recognized engineer and record producer. He was one of the main founders and owners of the highly acclaimed and successful Trondheim based BryggaStudio during the 80’s and 90’s. He took…

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New Release – Alien Summer (album) by Dust City Opera

Dust City Opera materialized out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, but they might as well have slipped through some intergalactic portal or stowed away on a derelict spacecraft before crashlanding in the desert. These eclectic musicians, Paul Hunton [vocals, guitar, songwriter], Clara Byom [clarinet, accordion, keys], Travis Rourk [trombone], Scott Brewer [bass], and Dave Purcell [drums] entwine strands of grunge, gothic country,…

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New Release – Apocalypse by Andre Pettipas

Andre Pettipas is known as the frontman of ‘Grease Coast Rock N’ Roll’ band, Andre Pettipas and The Giants. Andre has been working on a collection of songs and collaborations that will be compiled at the end of the year to make his first solo record titled, ‘Dreja Vu.’ His first solo single ‘Apocalypse’ will be out 4th March. A pre-save…

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New Release – Don’t Tell Me by Brian Lambert

Brian Lambert has reinvented himself more times than he can count, but his current indie-rock sound has been heavily influenced by a constantly evolving and rotating list of artists including Gang of Youths, the Replacements, and Spoon. He even attempted to reinvent himself as a country dude for a period of time, but in the end it wasn’t him. “My musical…

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In the spotlight: Shoun Shoun

Bristol (UK) based four-piece Shoun Shoun play unflinching, atmospheric dream pop and art garage rock wlth the urban ennui of Nico mixed with the noise of Sonic Youth with a certain Velvet Underground elegance. The band is fronted by vocalist/songwriter and guitarist Annette Berlin, who has spent years battling ferocious noise in Bristol bands like Big Joan and The Final Age,…

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New Release – Seize the Day by June Road

June Road are songwriting duo Harry Pane and violinist Maia Frankowski. Harry is a British indie folk singer/songwriter. Maia is a Belgian violinist. The duo met on stage when Harry was supporting Marillion on their UK/European tour in 2019 and Maia was playing strings for the band. Their collaboration began in 2020 with the release of ‘Time’, followed by ‘Dream of…

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New Release – Existential Dreadlocks (album) by Joe Adhemar

Joe Adhemar is a studio-based, multi-instrumentalist living West of London (UK). After 20 years of songwriting and modestly produced bedroom demos, he finally got in gear with mixing and mastering in the last couple of years. He has produced for Silver Haar and Joe Peacock’s album ‘Before The Robots Told Us Where to go’ Joe’s fourth album ‘Existential Dreadlocks’, described by…

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New Release – Olivia by Abi Nav

Boston-based singer-songwriter Abi Nav weaves stories with his songs. Influenced by the sounds of John Mayer, Pink Floyd, and The Script, he grew up writing songs to navigate turbulent times, and uses music to give hope to others. Abi Nav’s raw, self-aware lyrics, coupled with his ability to write unforgettable melodies makes him a songwriter to look out for. His new…

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New Release – Just So You Know (DGV Remix) by Dev!n

Dev!n (Devin Collins), is a well rounded singer/songwriter who’s music and talents spread across multiple genres. His current repertoire consist of appearances in television, film & music video productions with artists such as Ariana Grande, P!nk and the Black Eyed Peas. Now as a solo recording artist, Dev!n has his sights set on breaking music industry norms, and giving his fans…

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In the spotlight: Lee Bailey

Lee Bailey is an indie folk singer-songwriter hailing from South Yorkshire (UK). He made his debut with the single ‘Dry’ and has released five singles in total since. His latest release ‘Closer To You’ is in our Cool Top 20 chart. Time to ask Lee some questions about his influences and creative process. So Lee, tell me about yourself. Where do…

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New Release – Sometimes by Silva

Silva is a songwriter/musician from Meath (Ireland). He has been writing since he was a kid, but only got the time and means to record a few songs during lockdown. His music is best described as alt/indie rock/folk with an experimental edge. “My music should appeal to fans of The National, The Decemberists, Wilco, Pavement. I have an extensive backlog of…

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New Release – Warm You Up by Collective Music Society

Collective Music Society is a collective of songwriters, musicians and producers, with a complete mix of styles and influences – including rock, folk, pop, hip-hop and EDM. “We formed in the summer of 2021, joining together to make music that we love and to share it with people who love music.” “There are ten creatives in our collective: Billy, Blair, Chris,…

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New Release – Hurricane by Rī Wolf with Carmen Bruno

After spending the last 14 years as a collegiate track and field coach in Texas and almost 9 years away from music, Rī Wolf is bursting back into the music scene with a Grass Roots Americana sound reminiscent of a West Texas Troubadour making his way back home. For his upcoming release ‘Hurricane’ Rī Wolf teamed up with Carmen Bruno, the…

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New Release – Surgery by The Nature Strip

The Sydney (Australia) based power-pop band The Nature Strip releases ‘Surgery’ on 18th February. It’s their first new recording in three years. The band has been on hiatus since late 2018, while their two songwriters Pete Marley and John Encarnacao pursued other projects. In 2020 Pete released his debut album ‘Savoury-Toothed Tiger’ as Marveline and John released his fourth ‘Wooden Box…

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In the spotlight: Electron Odyssey

Electron Odyssey is Jeff Spoonhower, an independent musician and producer living in Northern Indiana (USA). Jeff has worked in the video game and animation industries since 2002. His debut album of electronic music ‘Your Future Awaits’ was inspired by 80s synth-driven pop, progressive rock, synthwave, and film/game scores. The album won the award for ‘Best Electro Act of 2021’ at the…

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In the spotlight: Dawn Coulshed

Dawn Coulshed is singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist currently living in Glasgow, where she’s studying jazz voice. She is influenced by the traditional music of her Scottish roots and her classical studies as a pianist. Dawn has toured throughout the United Kingdom and abroad as a soloist and as a member of acoustic duo Evering. “I grew up in the highlands of Scotland, just North…

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New Release – Overtime by Andre Pettipas and the Giants

Andre Pettipas and The Giants have gained a reputation as an incredibly tight live act, and as a band that routinely crank out the kind of eminently hooky, sing-a-long anthems that stick in your head and just won’t let go. A reputation that not only got producer, Brian Moncarz’s (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace) attention but drew a variety of musical…

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New Release – Weighed Down by Iona James and The Lewtas Nine

‘Weighed Down’ is a collaboration between Iona James and The Lewtas Nine. ‘Weighed Down’ will be released 4th February. A pre-save is available here. Here’s what Jay Lewtas had to say: “We collaborated together previously releasing ‘Falling Stars‘ back in August, blending Ionas angelic vocals with my indie rock style. We met through that collaboration, fell in love and now we…

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New Release – Supernova (EP) by Mulholland Jive

Mulholland Jive is an instrumental funk-rock band led by Irish musician Ben Mulholland, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Cambridge (UK). Mulholland Jive’s debut EP ‘Intergalactic’ was released in April 2021 and has been streamed over 20,000 times since. The tracks ‘Adrenaline Junkie’ and ‘Levitate’ are currently in the semi finals of the UK Songwriting Contest. ‘Levitate’ was also nominated for…

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Monthly Mixtape 2022-01

Out of the many tracks we have received last month we have again selected our 100 favourite tracks. All genres. All worth a listen. We might have overlooked the biggest talent. Feel free to reach out on our socials if you have heard a tune that we have not selected yet for the weekly chart. But remember: No self promotion. If…

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In the spotlight: Riley Whittaker

Riley Whittaker is a 17-year-old indie alternative musician/songwriter currently living in Nashville (USA). In addition to playing guitar, she also plays the keyboard, ukulele and violin. Riley grew up in a small town called Sedona, Arizona. She lived in the same town her entire childhood, and didn’t move out of it till about a year and a half ago when she…

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New Release – Monsters & Heroes (album) by Shoun Shoun

Bristol (UK) based four-piece Shoun Shoun (‘shoon-shoon’) play unflinching, atmospheric dream pop and art garage rock wlth the urban ennui of Nico mixed with the noise of Sonic Youth with a certain Velvet Underground elegance. Following up on the 2019 release of their EP ‘A Hundred Trips’, they are set to release their debut album ‘Monsters & Heroes’ on 28th January.…

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New Release – Turquoise Tears (EP) by Chenél No.1

From sunny South Africa, songwriter Chenél No.1 likes to focus on expressive country, folk and rock music. Her lyrics are rich with imaging and storytelling. 2022 will bring more opportunities to showcase her lyrical content. Her new EP ‘Turquoise Tears’ will be out on 28th January. You can pre-save the album here. How would you describe the EP? “This 4 song…

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In the spotlight: the Vain Travail

The Vain Travail is a five-piece collective from the Netherlands, whose members are top Dutch session musicians. They started in 2018, and only ever rehearsed once: it’s all about writing and arranging beautiful songs, and they do so from their home studios scattered across the country. The project started in 2018 as a new way of having a band: they had…

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New Release – Corridors by Sean Buckley ft. Joe Peacock

Sean Buckley is well known for his collaborations. His forthcoming release ‘Corridors’ is a collaboration with singer-songwriter Joe Peacock. The song will be available for streaming on 1st February. Sean: “I haven’t met Joe, or any of the people that I have collaborated with, so we have Twitter to thank for these collaborations.” Joe: “My friends in 3 Little Wolves had…

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New Release – Happy When It’s Raining by Nomden

Diederik Nomden aka Nomden is a Dutch multi-instrumentalist, singer / songwriter. He played in several bands before releasing his first solo album under the name Royal Parks in 2012. The album ‘Wingman Returns’ (2019) was the first release under his own name Nomden. “I’ve been recording for quite a while and I enjoy playing and recording all the parts on my…

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New Release – Higher Low by Leigh Thomas

Leigh Thomas is an Australian based singer/songwriter/guitarist, with a lengthy history performing in both the Melbourne indie scene and cover scene. Over the years Leigh has performed with various bands and as a solo artist, has been involved in national tours, pub circuits, has played live on JJJ Radio, and has been a constant live venue performer. Recently, Leigh has returned…

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In the spotlight: Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a prolific singer-songwriter from Birmingham (UK). Joe grew up in rural Herefordshire. The family house was a long way from anywhere. It was hard to get to see other children, so Joe spent a lot of time on his own. Boredom was quite a good spur for creativity and he began writing poetry and lyrics as a teenager.…

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New Release – Loose by Sean Buckley ft. 3 Little Wolves

Sean Buckley writes descriptive melodic electronica pieces. He has released three albums and is now collaborating with other artists to turn his instrumental pieces into songs. “I’m happy with what the various artists that I’ve worked with have created and I’m looking forward to hearing the new songs that are currently under construction.” This release is a collaboration with 3 Little…

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New Release – Radio by Odd Wall

Odd Wall is a producer/songwriter from London, UK. His debut album Fear is out now. His new single ‘Radio’ will be out 14th January. What’s the song about? “Radio is a really personal song. A good friend of mine for over 20 years Gordon ‘DJ Slipps’ Money passed away in 2017 just before Christmas, he was only 41. We used to…

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In the spotlight: Daniel Scarsella

Daniel Scarsella was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario (Canada) and is part of a growing band of modern DIY musicians. He is a husband, father, guitar teacher and lifelong student of all things music. “Peterborough is a mid-sized town North- East of Toronto, Canada and very much cottage country. Growing up near water meant fishing, catching crawfish and swimming regularly.…

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New Release – Lost Here Without You by ROJOR

ROJOR is a singer-songwriter from the Northeast of England with a track record of national radio airplay at BBC Radio 2, BBC Scotland, RTE Radio 1. He has played live with the likes of Primal Scream, Ren Harview and Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers). ROJOR’s music has a melancholy chilled vibe with shimmering indie guitars and at times a retro electronic…

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The Bucket Playlist interview with Texas King

‘Every song takes you on a journey’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist London, Ontario rock band Texas King brought out their EP ‘Changes’ earlier this month and are working on a full-length album that they hope to release next year. The band comprises frontman Jordan MacDonald, Colin Gray (lead guitar/back-up vocals), Phil Spina (bass) and Melvin Murray on drums.…

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New Release – Thousand Dollar Shoes by Postindustrial Poets ft. Atrip

‘Thousand Dollar Shoes’ will be out on 5th January. A pre-save is available. The song is a collaboration between Luxembourg based Postindustrial Poets and Atrip. Atrip is an electronic music producer from Argentina. Here’s what the Poets had to say about the upcoming new release. What’s the song about? “It is an affectionate look back on a relationship – reflecting on…

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New Release – That Girl is Perfect by Sofia Nunzia

Sofia Nunzia is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter who wrote her first complete song when she was in elementary school. She lived in the Raleigh area of North Carolina for most of her life before relocating to New England. Unique among teen singer-songwriters, her music style can best be classified as “nostalgia country music”, with influences from 1990s country music and classic Motown.…

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New Release – Sonder (album) by Invisible Squirrel

Invisible Squirrel is the Electronic Dance Music artist profile of Joe Adhemar. “The Invisible Squirrel does not need a bio because it is all about the tunes!” Invisible Squirrel’s 12 track album called ‘Sonder’ came out today, 1st January 2022. The album title is the opening track which if you weren’t aware, is a made-up word, invented by a writer called…

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Spotify Playlist – Best of CoolTop20 2021

Musically, 2021 was a special year. Hardly any live performances, except online. But still we have discovered enough beautiful new music. Our favorite tracks can be found in this playlist. You will find all the songs that have been in the top20 in the past year. Sorted by the results in the chart. Here at CoolTop20 we simply love music. Discovering…

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Monthly Mixtape 2021-12

We’re a bit behind schedule as we took some days off. We still owe you our selection of 100 most favourite tracks that were submitted to us in December 2021. It is unbelievable hard to pick only a handful of songs for a spot in the CoolTop20 every week. But we love all these musical surprises. Enjoy and discover the best…

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The Bucket Playlist interview with Cavalcade

‘There’s so much energy when we’re in a room together, it helps tell the story in a different way’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist London-based rock band Cavalcade is gearing up to release their debut EP next spring, which will feature one of their favourite unreleased tracks to date, ‘Sunshine Child’. The band comprises Connor Duggan (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Nunn…

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Chart Update 2021 wk51

Here’s a new CoolTop20. Nomden is the new numero uno. New names in the CoolTop20 are The Vain Travail and Marvin Anthony. Sugartown Slim and Blake Sonnet are familiar names which return in the Top20 with their new singles. The Future us are in this weeks spotlight and they provide us the Christmas tunes. Enjoy the music. Have a wonderful Christmas.…

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In the spotlight: The Future Us

The Future Us are a two-piece rock band formed in Glasgow (UK), comprised of Gary Hendry and Joe Gorman. Their first EP ‘Fear and Progress’, a collection of five songs inspired by untypical times, was released in January 2021. Since the release of the EP they have also released several singles of varying themes that have inspired them in 2021. If…

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New Release – Could You Be Someone by Blake Sonnet

Blake Sonnet has released a song every month in the past year. Could You Be Someone’ will be released on Christmas Eve. A pre-save is available. What’s the song about? “It’s a coming of age song from the prospective of a parental figure. Trying to understand what is of real value in life despite what appears fashionable.” What inspired you to…

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Chart Update 2021 wk50

Here’s a new CoolTop20. Joe Peacock, who was introduced to us by Joe Ademar, takes the lead with his brilliant “is not everything morbid?” . We would like to introduce you to 4 amazing new tracks. The Canadian artist David Scarsella is back in the CoolTop20 with another beautiful ballad. Brian Wolff from Texas has delivered an amazing debut single. Ri…

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In the spotlight: Dead Mass

Dead Mass are an alternative/progressive rock band from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). The band comprises David Donaldson (drums, vocals, percussion), Ivan Segedin (bass and synth) and Corey Walden (vocals, guitar and piano). The band formed in late 2018 and recorded an EP named ‘The Last Judgement’ in 2019. Early this year they released another EP, ‘Visions’. For this interview…

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New Release – Desert Marigold by Rī Wolf and Sophie Dorsten

‘Desert Marigold’ is an americana/alt-country/folk song about the fragility of life and appreciating your loved ones while you have them. It will be released December 17th. A pre-save is available. “I’ve teamed up with up-and-coming Arizona singer/songwriter Sophie Dorsten to bring this song together.” “This was a really fun collaboration project. I asked Sophie if she’d be interested in doing a…

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Chart Update 2021 wk49

Another week with Abi Nav at the top spot. 4 new entries for former #1 Joe Adhemar, Norwegian band The Blue Gap, upcoming talent Olias and the briliant band Hush Mozey. Enjoy the music. Thanks for listening!

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