New Music: Melissa Weinstein

It’s hard not to be won over with this mix of feel-good indie and alt-pop. Self-written, and recorded with three best friends from college.

The EP, ‘Decent Days’ will be released on all platforms April 23rd.

Melissa Weinstein

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Griff – Good Stuff (A Take Away Show)

“So my family foster children in care, and we’ve had kids come and live with us for as long as four years, but they always end up moving on to a more permanent situation. Every time they do, as a family we always only ever remember ‘the good stuff’ – even though fostering can be super difficult and hard. So about a year ago I came into the studio with ‘only remember the good stuff when you go’ written down in my phone notes, and that became this song.”

Griff | La Blogothèque

Fickle Friends – Pretty Great

Power pop from one of the UK’s hardest working DIY bands.

“’Pretty Great came’ about after a long day of writing, starting ideas and not really loving anything we came up with. We called it quits around 9 and opened some wine and listened to a couple Sheryl Crow songs. Jack just kinda started jamming on the guitar and the words and melody literally fell out of my mouth. We wrote the song in like…an hour and didn’t know if it was a joke or actually the best thing ever…in the morning we decided it was the latter.”

Natti

Fickle Friends

Briskey – Don’t Want To Talk About It

“It was inspired by a lot of dance/electronic music that I was into at the time from artists likeHayden James, M83, Bag Raiders & Duke Dumont. I always loved the idea of having a cheesy sax line come in for the end like in Midnight City by M83, and it felt right to do that for this song.”

Briskey

Lola Scott – Take Me Back

One of Australia’s brightest exports of late is back with a new single that’s full of powerful pop and one of the sweetest choruses you’ll hear this week.

“I wrote Take Me Back in the perspective of being at the end of a long term relationship & reminiscing on when you first met and how easy it is to dive into something new with no fears & no walls up. Especially with those big loves of your life its easy to throw logic & overthinking out the window when you start seeing someone without being prepared to work through the struggles that most people face when a relationship gets more serious.”

Lola Scott

New Music: Krysten Simone

Few up-and-coming talents manage to get the balance right between replicating their idol’s styles while still sounding unique. This track is pretty finessed though – you can hear elements of Mariah and Ariana, while still connecting with Krysten’s vibe.

Krysten Simone

ADMT – Dream

ADMT’s latest release fuses RnB with some pretty epic soul sounds.

“Dream is about Finding something worth striving for – looking at what is happening around us and in our lives and understanding that it doesn’t have to be that way. It won’t be that way forever, because everything is temporary. We have to believe that things will get better regardless of how negative a situation can seem.”

ADMT

Troye Sivan – Take Yourself Home

“‘Take Yourself Home’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written. The song is kind of a pep talk with yourself and the place you’re from. Grappling with your place in the world. I write these songs as a diary entry, then as life and places change and relationships change, songs can take on a new meaning entirely. Clearly that has happened for this song with what is going on in the world right now.”

Troye Sivan

New Music: fijitrip

They say Norway is one of the happiest places on earth, and this sound sums up that sensibility quite nicely. Playful and easy to enjoy, all the while maintaining a minimal indie feel.

fijitrip

New Music: Crash

Softly delivered indie pop.

“I wrote this song in the thick of my feelings right after me an my girl broke up, and it’s just real. It’s funny because the whole world is Long Distance right now with all of our relationships.”

Crash

marcos g – hoodie

“I wrote this song after my ex gave me back my hoodie 1 month after we broke up, and I was thinking about what she said when she gave it back and how I felt when I later found the picture of the two of us from our first date in the hoodie pocket – it sent me on a whirlwind of emotions and I really wanted to capture that moment in this song to share with everybody who’s gone through something similar.”

marcos g

New Music: Francis of Delirium

For all the young bands that are crafting their sound with inspirations from 90’s grunge rock, I have yet to be moved by any. That is, until I played this song from Francis of Delirium.

You’ll hear an essence of the 90’s, then once that first chorus kicks in you’re taken into a very special world which is both indie and yet somehow deeply emotional.

Francis of Delirium

Dempsey Bolton – Slipping

“I wrote the song after getting ghosted by a love interest of mine. Even though I tried to forget about them by focusing on others who were interested in me, I couldn’t break away from constantly thinking about it. The whole idea is that everyone can be into you but as soon as one person isn’t, their opinion is the only one that matters.”

Taken from the debut EP, ‘Monochrome’.

Dempsey Bolton