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New Release – Storyteller (EP) by Filip Dahl

Filip Dahl (Norway) started his music career as lead guitarist in various Norwegian rock bands back in the 70s, 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 Brygga Studio during the 80s and 90s. He took a self-imposed break from the…

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New Release – I Think I’m Okay by Dusty Grant

Dusty Grant is a solo acoustic singer/songwriter turned hard rocker from Wichita (USA). After three years of releasing music and touring the Midwest as a solo act, Grant has found his stride with his full band. Set to release their third single of 2022, the band is constantly growing and evolving their polished hard rock sound with powerful choruses, heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding…

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In the Spotlight: The Cavs

The Cavs are a five-piece indie/rock band from Manchester (UK). The band was previously known as The Cavaliers, but after a couple of line up changes, they changed their name to The Cavs. The band currently comprises of Elliot Craven (vocals), James McAuley (rhythm guitar), Chris Terry (lead guitar), Michael Carney (bass) and Arthur Townson (drums). The band takes influences across…

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New Release – Funeral of Life by Yana

Yana a singer/songwriter based in Brno (Czech Republic) with strong ties to Ireland. “Ireland is my home away from home, my happy place. All my recordings happen there and most of my performances as well. I write songs that can be described as atmospheric folk with Celtic influences, songs with deeper meaning, which goes down to my influences – Interference, Mic…

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New Release – Tramp in St Tropez by Joe Adhemar

Joe Adhemar a studio-based, multi-instrumentalist living west of London (UK). On 22nd September the second single from his album ‘About The Soul’ will be out on the streams. The single is called ‘Tramp in St Tropez’ and it’s about wealth disparity. “The song is a combination of two experiences I had whilst down on the Cote D’Azur. One was meeting the…

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New Release – Ldt101: Silences, Experiments and Instrumentals (EP) by Postindustrial Poets

Postindustrial Poets are the vehicle for the songs of Pete Poet – a Brit living in Luxembourg. They get classified as alternative rock – and cover a range of genres. Postindustrial Poets started recording in 2019, released their first track in 2020, and didn’t get on stage again until 2021 when COVID relaxed its grip. On 21st September the Poets will…

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In the spotlight: Denny Lloyd

Denny Lloyd is a singer/songwriter, musician and producer from Windsor (UK). Denny is also one half of the duo Intrinsik featuring Denny Lloyd & John Hardman. Let’s start out with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music. How did your musical adventure take off? “I grew up mainly in Windsor. My parents were musicians, wrote songs and…

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New Release – Nineties Girl by B of Briz B featuring Rachel Maxann

Bristol (UK) based female rapper B of Briz will release another single ‘Nineties Girl’ from her upcoming EP on 17th September. “The song is semi-autobiographical, and it’s about being a teenaged girl in the 90s in a small town, and the longing that went with that! It’s about how I connected to the women in music, how they helped me understand…

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New Release – Midnight Masquerade (album) by Kit Citrine

Kit Citrine (they/she) is a dynamic indie pop/rock singer, songwriter, and music producer from Orlando (USA). Audiences call Kit “a powerhouse with a strong voice and a stronger message” whose music is “raw emotion mixed with poetic and clever imagery”. From high-energy ear worms to somber yet hopeful anthems of self-actualization, Kit writes honest, vulnerable music that speaks to your soul.…

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New Release: Life Pop Bang (album) by Lyon Tide

Birmingham based three-piece band Lyon Tide fuses together delicate textures with driving pianos, synths and guitar work, seamlessly transitioning between spare and intimate ballads to soaring, declarative anthems. Lyon Tide are set to release their second full length album, ‘Life Pop Bang’ on 16th September. How would you describe the album? “Primarily, an eclectic fusion of influences and sounds. Although there…

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In the spotlight: Dead in Shibuya

Based in London (UK) Dead in Shibuya brings you a twisted mesh of dark pop and hard rock. The band started as a project around late 2019 but it was during the pandemic in 2020 that they really started seriously writing together. “It was during those first few lockdowns that we wrote and recorded our first demos and then album called…

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New Release – Music to My Madness by The Cavs

The Cavs are a five- piece indie rock band from Manchester, who’s sound has started to include subtle influence of synth/electronic aspects. Having played iconic Manchester venues such as Night and Day Cafe and Manchester Academy 3, The Cavs have picked up where they left off and embark on a new musical journey with a huge new sound whilst still incorporating…

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New Release – Never Change by The Jonny Phillips Trio

After bringing a pot of indie rock to a simmer on the musical stove, Bournemouth (UK) based The Jonny Phillips Trio 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…

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New Release – Electric Box by the Gastown Panic

The Gastown Panic are a Glasgow (Scotland) based band that have been making music together for a long time. They are a duo since 2017. In 2020 they won best Indie-Pop act at the Radio Wigwam online awards and have since started their own fortnightly show on the station. Their new latest single ‘Electric Box’ is out today. “It’s a bit…

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New Release – Ooh yeah by Johnny & the Box

Johnny & the Box (UK) began as a recording experiment with the debut album ’15 Minutes’ in 2016. The sophomore album ‘Scapegoat‘ was released in 2020. ‘The Runaways‘ was released in 2021. “Having played, and recorded, music in various bands for many years, Johnny & the Box really started as my solo home recording experiment. However, with two albums now under…

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New Release – Balls Out by Invisible Squirrel and Lewca

After Invisible Squirrel remixed one of Lewca’s songs earlier this year, they have now teamed up for ‘Balls Out’. The song is out 8th September. Lewca: “The squirrel and I have been chatting for a while on Twitter, he was kind enough to offer to do a remix of my tune ‘Broken Window’ that was featured on my ‘Deconstructivism’ EP. We…

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New Release – Hands on the Wheel by Riley Whittaker

Riley Whittaker is a 17 year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN (USA). She is originally from Sedona, Arizona where she began writing songs at the age of 12. Riley moved to Nashville in 2020 to pursue music. She performs often throughout Nashville both solo and with her band. Riley has 10 original singles out and a six song…

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In the spotlight: Charity Stow

Charity Stow is a young singer-songwriter based in Nottingham (UK). Charity comes from a musical family and has worked with her father to create her own sound. Charity combines her alternative style and love of old tracks to produce her own unique music. Her track ‘What the World Wants’ is currently in our chart. Tell me about your journey as a…

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New Release – Small Town Haunting by GHSTMDRN

GHST MDRN is the genre-defying instrumental project of composer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Irwin (Canada). Ranging from post-rock to trip-hop to synthwave, he is adept at making film music for people who don’t like film music. GHST MDRN is gearing up for an album release ‘Dark Days and Neon Nights’ on 30th September. The first single ‘Small Town Haunting’ is out 2nd…

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New Release – Echoes (EP) by Blue Nation

Blue Nation are a three-piece band hailing from Birmingham (UK). They use riff based melodic bluesrock from a reservoir of influences, including the Beatles, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Brit Pop 90’s, more recently Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble, to create their memorable sound. Their four track EP ‘Echoes’ will be out (digitally) 2nd September. The physical CD release will take place at…

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New Release – Wig Game (EP) by Blokeacola

Welsh-born Blokeacola makes psychedelic indie pop. Blokeacola currently lives in Hangzhou (China). He released his debut single ‘Make It On Your Own’ in 2020. As befitting the colourful, intriguing music, Blokeacola immediately stood out from the crowd, not just in quirky name alone but also due to a striking persona, in short, the sporting of a bright orange helmet and an…

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In the spotlight: Storm of Crows

Storm of Crows is a three-piece rock band based in Sheffield and Stockport (UK). The band members Paul Coates (guitars, vocals, synthesiser), Matt Kik (guitars, vocals, MIDI drums) and Jimmy Medway (bass guitar, vocals) were originally in various bands at the end of the 90s. They reformed during the Covid-19 lockdown to record some of their old songs and record some…

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New Release – Way to Me by Nick Kizirnis

For almost 20 years Ohio (USA) based guitarist/songwriter Nick Kizirnis has explored songs and styles ranging from Americana to pop and from rock’n’roll to experimental. His new single ‘Way to Me’ re-imagines Nick Kizirnis’s moody indie Americana vibes. Singer Kate Wakefield’s (Lung) lush, dreamy vocals evoke a fever dream while Mark Patterson (Son Volt) manipulated drums veer from roots rock to…

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New Release – Reap what you sow by Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith is a singer-songwriter from Hampshire (UK). “My name might be common but my style is alternative. My sound is chillingly sweet, raw, and emotive in keeping my honest approach of recording with no unnecessary effects. Focusing on chords and melody above all else. I’m proud of my music, not because it’s perfect but because it tells a story.” Charlie’s…

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New Release – Liquid Crystal Daydreams (album) by Electron Odyssey

Electron Odyssey is Jeff Spoonhower, an award-winning musician, composer, and producer. His music is inspired by 80s synth-driven pop, progressive rock, synth wave and cinematic scores. For 20 years, he has worked as an art director, animator, and sound designer in the video game industry (BioShock, Uncharted, Borderlands, Saints Row series, and more). Jeff’s 2021 debut album ‘Your Future Awaits’ was…

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In the spotlight: Robi Mitch

Indie rock singer/songwriter Robi Mitch’s dreamy yet groovy sound is inspired by 70s psychedelia and 90s mixtapes, along with his experiences as a session musician in Taiwan. In 2021 he moved from his hometown of Bristol (UK) to Cornwall and is now based in Penryn. He released his debut album ‘Our Year’ in January 2020 as a limited edition vinyl. Most…

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New Release – Wait for You by Mark Murdock

Mark Murdock is originally from Telford (UK), but is currently living in South Shields. Stories of love, life, loss and friendship pour out of his songs through lyrics that have an honesty and charm. Mark has the ability to craft songs that stay with you and there are many more stories to come. His next story ‘Wait for You’ will be…

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New Release – Pulsar by Springworks

Springworks is a band named after an auto parts shop in Canada. The band consists of two members: Ryan Rollinson and David Beaman. They’ve been playing music from the day they met in a vocal choir class that Ryan was taking and David came in to drop out of. “We met in high school. After David dropped out of choir class…

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In the spotlight: Alex Francis

Singer/songwriterAlex Francis was raised in the sleepy Hertfordshire town of Hitchin (UK), but moved to Brighton to realise his musical dreams in a more creative and exciting environment. He is currently based in London. Alex first introduced himself in 2017 when he was invited to be the guest vocalist on Melanie C’s single ‘Hold On’. Since then Alex has toured with…

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New Release – Exosphere (EP) by Lucas Gil

Brighton (UK) based musician, producer, song writer, radio producer and host. My love for music goes beyond my memory, I have always treated music as a necessary background to life. Just like in the movies. This allowed me to expand my love over multiple genres and kinds of music. They say, you can’t say you love all of music. But I…

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New Release – Mountain Song by Sophie and Alex Dorsten

Award winning, international recording artist Sophie Dorsten is an Indie-Pop/Alt Z singer/songwriter born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area (USA). Sophie has been writing and releasing EP’s and singles since she was 13. “Music is my passion and I love that I can do this every day.” When the world shut down and the live shows stopped due to the…

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In the spotlight: Bar II

In our present, urban times, dominated by show-offs and pretenders, Bar II keep their mysteries to themselves. They won’t abide by the dictatorship of imagery only to focus on pure, raw, dark deranged rock music. May they raise the bar, too. Bar II comprises of Mr Du Penfast and BARThom, who discovered that they were both not satisfied with their previous…

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New Release – Gold by Odd Wall

Music producer Odd Wall is set to release his new track ‘Gold’ on August 5th. A pre-save is available here. What’s the song about? “Gold is about turning your heartbreak into motivation to be successful and how you are no longer the same person you used to be. Turning all your scars into positivity. It’s about the people from your past…

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In the spotlight: Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith is an alternative singer/songwriter from Hampshire (UK). He started playing music in his secondary school days, but only started putting music out properly at the back end of 2020. He released an EP ‘I Hate It I Own It’ in 2020 and a full length album ‘I just want to sleep’ in 2021. Are there any musicians who inspire…

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New Release – Afterthought by Demi Michelle

Demi Michelle is a pop-country singer originally from Pittsburgh (USA). She kicked off her songwriting journey in 2019. Demi turns her life experiences into songs that touch the hearts of her listeners through captivating storytelling in her lyrics. Her creativity and love for both pop and country music drive her passion for writing meaningful songs with melodies that wrap each song’s…

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New Release – Chemical Burn by Lyon Tide

Lyon Tide, the three lads from Birmingham (UK) will release a new track ‘Chemical Burn’ on July 29th. What’s the song about? “A period in one of our lives, we won’t mention any names, will we Jack? The lyrics refer to his first love and the time he spent hanging out at the bus stop with his girlfriend, both so busy…

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New Release – Higher by Brave New Broken Hearts Club

Brave New Broken Hearts Club is the vehicle for north London born songwriter and producer Neil Phillimore. Neil’s writing and producing skills have in previous years been put to use running a not-for-profit organisation songwriting and recording for the wellbeing and mentoring of youth. The origins of Brave New Broken Hearts Club was simply the exercising of that same power of…

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In the spotlight: Thirsty Curses

Thirsty Curses are a rock ‘n roll band from Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) formed by Wilson Getchell in 2017. Through the years the band had various line up changes with Wilson Getchell and bassist Clayton Herring serving as the two mainstays. The band currently consists of Wilson Getchell (vocals, guitar, keys), Clayton Herring (bass guitar), Manash Shrestha (drums) and Ryan Wooten…

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New Release: Neon Paradise by Ali Gilbert

Ali Gilbert is a self-taught singer/songwriter from Tamworth (UK). He has been performing music since the age of 18. From his early 20’s he has written his own original material and since gone on to release his debut EP ‘Truth Be Told’ which includes five tracks including popular singles ‘Runaway‘ and ‘Only You‘ based on real life personal experiences about love…

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In the spotlight: Civic Green

Civic Green are an indie rock band from Barnsley (UK) who formed in 2015. The band comprises of Danny Hall (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Matty Walker (lead guitar), Andy Lowman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Gav Darley (drums). The band recently released their debut EP ‘Sailing The River’. For an in-depth look of the album, please check out this interview by…

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New Release – Mirror Neuron Generator (album) by Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham (UK) who’s making a name for himself as a genre-hopping storyteller with a prolific output. Joe writes songs that explore different themes from most. He’s written about explorers, hermits, pioneers and even animals, but doesn’t shy away from expressing strong opinions on political and social justice issues, either. He released his first album in…

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New Release – Star Crossed Lovers by Jucundi

Rob (Jucundi) grew up in post-industrial Wolverhampton (UK). In his early years he lived in a simple happy home with no TV, just a record player, portable radio and a slightly out of tune old piano. He watched his mum teach his dad piano and learned a little himself in their small back room. The area he grew up in was…

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New Release – Ayo by Chris Boddington

Birmingham (UK) based Chris Boddington has been writing music for a good 38 years or so, but only decided to start finishing tracks and releasing them during the first lockdown. He released his first album ‘Lockdown’ in 2021 and his second album ‘Dirty Bit’ in early 2022. He’s currently working on his third album, ‘Can’t Complain’ which his new track ‘Ayo’…

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In the spotlight: John Your Mate

John Your Mate are John Stevenson, Neil Phillips and Tim Shorten. John started writing and recording on his own in 2019. After two albums, a solo became a trio when East London based John was joined by next door neighbour Neil, who played on the ‘Taming Ghosts’ record. Tim, a long time collaborator of Neil, joined shortly after to work on…

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New Release – Love Sick by 3Mind Blight

Mike Boucher, better known by his alias 3Mind Blight, is a music producer from Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA). 3Mind Blight launched his solo career in 2018 after 15 years as a music producer. He is a multi-award winning musician, producer, and songwriter in the genres of Metal, Rock, Orchestral, Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, and Acoustic singer-songwriter. The genres alter stylistically depending on the…

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New Release – It Never Rains in LA by Jamie Alimorad

Jamie Alimorad is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has been wowing audiences for the better part of a decade. His breakthrough album, ‘This Is Tomorrow Calling’ saw the singer team up with GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli. It spawned two New Music Weekly Top 10 singles, ‘Not Ready To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Brighter Days’,…

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In the spotlight: JonSaw

JonSaw are a two-piece band based in Gothenburg (Sweden) that play bluesy southern rock with a splash of bourbon and 70s. The band consists of Robert Jonsson (vocals and guitar) and Mikael Säwström (drums). JonSaw first saw the light of day in February 2022 after a conversation during the Christmas holidays. Now they release a steady flow of songs on every…

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New Release – Dreamer / Loser (EP) by Robi Mitch

Robi Mitch grew up in Bristol (UK), but spent formative years working as a session guitarist in Taiwan. He currently lives in Penryn, Cornwall (UK). Robi draws on 70s psychedelia and 90s mixtapes for influence, inhabiting a dreamy-yet-groovy space somewhere on the indie rock spectrum. His new EP ‘Dreamer / Loser’ is out July 1st on Colorama Records. What does the…

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In the spotlight: Orange Creek Riders

Orange Creek Riders are a folk rock band from Orlando, Florida (USA) consisting of Darren Soto (singer, guitarist and songwriter), Darren Vierday (harmonica), Jeff Jordan (bass) and Jeff Sudbury (drums). The band is influenced by different genres including punk and country. How did the band form and get started? “We formed in 2013 to play local festivals in Central Florida. We…

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New Release – Empire by Mulholland Jive

Mulholland Jive is an instrumental funk-rock project by Irish musician Ben Mulholland, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Cambridge (UK). Ben originally wrote a lot of the Mulholland Jive tracks for some of his secondary school students to rehearse and perform. The tracks proved very popular with the students and so Ben decided to record them properly. His new release ‘Empire’…

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In the spotlight: Yogishine

Yogishine is a band based in based in Trondheim and Oslo (Norway) founded in 2014. They make music inspired by genres like hip hop, funk, r&b and soul. The band consists of Therese on vocals and synths, Kristian on Guitars and synths and Are on bass and synths. In May 2022 they released their single ‘No Rush’ which is currently in…

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New Release – Dopamine Dreams 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 his new release is ‘Dopamine Dreams’ and the release date is 17th June. “There…

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In the spotlight: Dust City Opera

Dust City Opera is an eccentric rock band from the deserts of New Mexico, consisting of Paul Hunton (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Clara Byom (clarinet, accordion, keys), Travis Rourk (trombone), Scott Brewer (bass), and Dave Purcell (drums). They entwine strands of grunge, gothic country, punk, folk, and rock as the soundtrack to stories steeped in cosmic horror, transformation, and transcendence. Dust City…

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New Release – When It All Crashed Down by Dusty Grant

Dusty Grant is an independent singer/songwriter based in Wichita, KS (USA). He 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 delivers his own brand of Dark Rock. Fans of Alice In Chains, Stone Sour, and Daughtry are certain to love Grant’s…

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New Release – On The Table by Elephant and Stars

Elephants and Stars are a rock ‘n’ roll Canadian five-piece outfit with a real twist. Taking on the reinforcement of bringing the ever resurgent rock scene back to its hay day, the band, fronted by songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Manfred Sittmann, have something extra to offer in their modern and refined sound. Since bursting onto the scene in peak 2020, the…

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New Release – Forgiveness powder by Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham who’s making a name for himself as a genre-hopping storyteller with a prolific output. Joe writes songs that explore different themes from most. He’s written about writers, explorers, hermits and even animals, but doesn’t shy away from expressing strong opinions on political and social justice issues, either. His new release ‘Forgiveness powder’ will be…

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In the spotlight: Lee Ford

Lee Ford is a singer/songwriter from Liverpool (UK). Lee, backed with a full band, has a catalogue of tunes with raw relatable lyrics and loud guitars ready to be released into the world of new music and make an impact. “I’m a singer/songwriter when I’m not snowed under with work trying to get my songs out to new people because I…

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New Release – Find My Way 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. Leigh will release his new tune ‘Find My Way’ on June 3rd. “This song is a little different for me, although I hope it has a sound or quality identifiable with my other material. I find all of my songs…

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New Release – Watch Me Fall by Sparralimb ft. FedbySound

Rick Whitehead is the multi-instrumentalist behind Sparralimb, a solo project that has collaborated with several artist, such as Jamie Armstrong & S.D. Charlton. He is also one half of Plains of Silence and was the guitarist for Saboteurs and Tripswitch. Sparralimb is releasing ‘Watch Me Fall’ on June 3rd. It’s a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Mark Grider a.k.a Fedbysound. Rick lives in…

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New Release – Beautiful by Pepe and the Bandits

On June 1st Pepe will release a new track called ‘Beautiful’. It’s the main track off a three song EP. “The song ‘Beautiful’ is about how not everyone can be beautiful, how not everyone can be number one and how we all cope with that.” “I wrote it a few months back after using Instagram one night and thinking how vain…

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In the spotlight: The Arcades

The Arcades are a four piece-band from St. Neots (UK). The band consists of Tom Hall (lead singer), Matt Keating (lead guitar, songwriter), Perry Wright (Drums) and Dean Merrick (bass). I spoke to Dean about their influences and favourite performances. How did it all start? “As friends our common interest was going to gigs/festival and as Perry and Tom could play…

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New Release – Still Fresh by Lucas Gil

Lucas Gil is a Brighton (UK) based musician, artist and producer. His genres are mainly Electronica and Trip-Hop but he dips into different styles as well. His first album ‘Not Yet’ was released in early 2018. His second album ‘Rainland’ has been released in March 2020. On 30th May ‘Still Fresh’ will be out. “Originally unfinished one, an idea left in…

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New Release – Revelation by Sean Buckley featuring Ollie Winder

Sean Buckley is known for his collaborations. He has another one coming up with Ollie Winder on 27th May. “Ollie Winder is a talented vocalist and songwriter and adds words on the state of our times, reminiscent of Ian Brown’s solo work. He provided me with videos, for my tunes ‘Forgotten’ and ‘Rudge’ and then we collaborated on the song ‘Revelation’.”…

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New Release – How Many Times? by Odd Wall

Music producer Odd Wall (UK) will release his next single ‘How Many Times?’ on 27th May. “It is about the pain you let yourself go through because you tell yourself lies. For example people that are in bad relationships and keep getting their hearts broke will remain in that relationship because they lie to themselves that it’s going to get better…

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In the spotlight: Skinny Dippers

Skinny Dippers is a Brooklyn, NY (USA) based indie music project fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 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. When did you first fall in love with making music? “I’ve…

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New Release – Moonlight by Alnilam

In 2011 Elena Pinto taught herself to write songs. This may have seemed out of the blue, given her art background, but it came about pretty naturally. Elena grew up in Costa Rica, surrounded by rainforests and oceans. As a child, she was an avid/obsessive reader, who wrote journals every year. She sang in plays, variety shows, choirs, and for anyone…

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New Release – Elemental (album) by Rī Wolf

After spending the last 14 years as a collegiate track and field coach in Texas and almost 9 years away from music, Rī Wolf (USA) is bursting back into the music scene with a Grass Roots Americana sound reminiscent of a West Texas Troubadour making his way back home. Rī’s debut radio single ‘Hurricane’ launched in February 2022 and will be…

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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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Monthly Mixtape 2022-04

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 April 2022!

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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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