Yb. – Change Your Mind

One of the catchiest indie bops of the week comes courtesy of rising Australian talent Yb.

New single ‘Change Your Mind’ feels summery and hazy in tone, yet still carries a certain playful charm.

Yb.

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Golden Vessel – spinning

Acclaimed Australian indie-pop artist Golden Vessel returns today with a beautifully dreamy release in the form of his new single ‘spinning’.

“In the time around making this song I did a lot of reading on space and science and how the world is beautiful and complex but also so small and insignificant in the full span of the universe. I guess that could seem daunting, but I’ve found this new outlook refreshing and helps put things into perspective.”

The track serves as the third teaser from his forthcoming album, and was co-written & co-produced with Nick Ward and The Nicholas.

Golden Vessel

Tour Dates:

  • Friday, August 5th – The Brightside, Brisbane
  • Friday, August 12th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday, August 13th – Mary’s Underground, Sydney

Tickets can be purchased here.

Budjerah – Get Down

Over the last two years, R&B singer-songwriter Budjerah has quickly risen to become one of Australia’s most promising and loved newcomers.

Fresh from winning Most Performed R&B/Soul Work for ‘Higher’ at the APRA Awards, he now reveals his latest single ‘Get Down’.

“’Get Down’ is about the idea that I’ve come so far now, I have to keep going, it’s too late to stop what I’m doing now. If there’s a way, please show me how. That song took a while to figure out, just because it was so different compared to what we’ve done before – but then, like one day, I think it just clicked.”

Budjerah

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AG Club – TRU RELIGION

Rapid-rising Bay Area creative supergroup AG Club unleash their epic new single, ‘Tru Religion’. The track serves as yet another example of this collective’s visionary and cutting edge approach to music making.

With almost a million monthly listeners on Spotify alongside support from the likes of i-D, WONDERLAND, Complex and HIGHSNOBIETY, it seems only a short space of time before this outfit hit the global musical mainstream.

AG Club

Luna Morgenstern – Click Work Drop

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Cologne-born and Amsterdam-based songstress Luna Morgenstern returns with a captivating slice of experimental pop through new single ‘Click Work Drop’.

Featuring intelligent and thought-provoking lyricism, the song tackles the ever-increasing influence of social media, and the way it influences how we see ourselves and our bodies – an issue that has affected Morgenstern herself.

Luna Morgenstern

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The Bergamot – Medusa

LA-based outfit The Bergamot return today with a fabulously summery and infectiously memorable indie-pop gem through the release of their new single ‘Medusa’.

The critically acclaimed duo have had an incredibly busy year so far, having recently won Best Documentary Feature at the prestigious Paris Independent Film Festival and embarking on a nationwide tour.

The Bergamot

Lissy Taylor – Young

British singer-songwriter Lissy Taylor creates music that perfectly fuses anthemic indie-rock with essences of dreamy pop, forming a style of sound feels timeless and mesmerising.

New single ‘Young’ delivers the ultimate mood-boosting summer soundtrack, bursting with soaring guitar riffs and warm, honeyed vocals. On the song, Lissy says:

“’Young’ embodies escapism, hope and untamed energy.”

Lissy Taylor

Bear’s Den – New Ways

Today marks the return of acclaimed London-based outfit Bear’s Den, with the release of ‘New Ways’.

Atmospheric, emotive and rich in texture, the track continues to showcase this duo’s exceptional craftsmanship in creating beautiful blends of indie, folk and pop.

New album ‘Blue Hours’ is out now| Bear’s Den

Jonah Kagen – Barcelona

Savannah native Jonah Kagen is back with a beautifully melancholic slice of indie-pop through the release of new single ‘Barcelona’.

Produced and co-written by Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Bebe Rexha) and David Kingston, this heartbreak anthem finds Jonah diving deep into his vulnerability:

“This song is for anybody who’s had someone they care about move away. For me it was ‘Barcelona’, but I know the idea of wishing someone hadn’t gone to that place and hoping they would just come back is something many people can understand. Maybe listening to ‘Barcelona’ will let you groove your pain away. Who knows. Give it a shot.”

Jonah Kagen

vaultboy – Disaster

vaultboy’s talent for songwriting has been winning millions of hearts across the world over the last year.

Honest and moving, his powerful new pop-ballad ‘Disaster’ was written as a result of seeing someone you love in self-destruct mode.

“‘Disaster’ is about the type of person it hurts to love. Someone who’s problems are often self-inflicted and ends up hurting the people around them: even the people that love them.”

Since joining TikTok at the end of 2020, vaultboy has rapidly gained momentum thanks to his witty and speedy ability to write songs, consequently garnering an audience that now sits at over a million followers.

vaultboy

Secondhand Sound – Colm’s Conquest

Alternative Nashville outfit Secondhand Sound are back today with an anthemic and simply outstanding slice of indie-rock through the form of new single ‘Colm’s Conquest’.

“What’s interesting about this song is that it’s a rare example of a Secondhand Sound song that didn’t originate on my acoustic guitar. Usually, I sit and pine over a song, specifically lyrics, for months. This one came really fast and that was refreshing.” – Sawyer J. Estok, Secondhand Sound

The song is the group’s first since departing on their debut ‘The Best and Worst Times’ national headline tour, and serves as a taster for the upcoming EP (out this summer).

Secondhand Sound

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Abby Roberts – Cigarette Burns

Emerging Leeds starlet Abby Roberts is back with beautifully honest new single ‘Cigarette Burns’, released through Melomaniac Records & Locomotion Special Projects.

“‘Cigarette Burns’ is a deeply personal song I wrote about one of my lowest points in my past few years, it’s about mental health, physical pain and loss; writing it really helped me cope with those complex feelings – I can look back on the song and find comfort in it now.”

Abby will be performing at Brighton’s iconic Great Escape Festival this month, as well as appearing at London’s Community Festival in July and Reading & Leeds Festivals in August.

Abby Roberts

Harvey Jay Dodgson – Oxygen

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Indie prodigy Harvey Jay Dodgson unveils stunning new single ‘Oxygen’, alongside the release of his debut EP of the same name.

Intensely captivating and atmospheric, the song serves as a perfect example of British alternative music at its grandest and most epic.

With big sub basses, gospel backing vocals, strings and a huge final chorus, ‘Oxygen’ wraps up ‘chapter one’ of my released songs written from the ages fifteen to eighteen. A song to put you in the zone. Breathe with me and connect with my emotion as you listen to the song I have been anticipating for the longest, ‘Oxygen’.”

‘Oxygen’ EP is out now.

Harvey Jay Dodgson

Live Dates 2022

  • 11th May – Brighton Electric, Brighton
  • 12th May – Fiddlers Elbow (The Alt Escape), Brighton
  • 13th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
  • 2nd July – High Tide Festival, Bournemouth
  • 11th – 14th August – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
  • 28th August – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

Digital Farm Animals + Kelli-Leigh – Streets Of Gold

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As a UK dance phenomenon in the making, artist and producer Digital Farm Animals has already had noted collaborations with the likes of Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Alan Walker, Craig David, Anne-Marie and KSI.

Today marks the British talent’s debut on Helix Records with soulful and summery disco-house anthem ‘Streets Of Gold,’ featuring British singer/songwriter Kelli-Leigh.

“I’m so excited for the release of my new single ‘Streets Of Gold.’ The one took a lot of influence from the sound of deep house that I grew up loving and makes me think of the Summer! I hope it brings you good vibes too.” – Digital Farm Animals

Digital Farm Animals | Kelli-Leigh

Siv Jakobsen – Most of the Time

Photo / Jørgen Nordby

After two long years, critically acclaimed Norwegian singer songwriter Siv Jakobsen is back with what is likely to be her most vulnerable song to date, entitled ‘Most Of The Time’.

Ethereal and beautiful in style, this melodic and deeply moving song is about wanting – but being unable to forget.

“‘Most of the Time’ is about not being able to forget a particularly difficult relationship from my past. When left undealt with, the memories seemed to heighten in my sleep, in my subconscious, day and night, almost as if I was being haunted. It’s about how our past affects our future, how it can affect our personalities morphing into someone slightly different. Being back in this place again after such a long time was a much greater shock to my system than I would have ever thought it could be, and it forced me to unbox a lot of things I thought I had safely stored away in the back corners of my mind. In the end, it’s about reminding myself that I am feeling better now, most of the time.”

Siv Jakobsen

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emir taha – Lades

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Track of the week. Anatolian psych-R&B fusion artist emir taha returns with one of the most impressive releases of the month so far.

Produced together with Jay Moon (duckwrth, Col3trane), ‘Lades’ is an arresting song that is conceptually experimental while also maintaining a dreamy and melancholic essence.

“‘Bile bile lades’ is a Turkish idiom which means doing something that you know is futile. You know you’ll lose at the end but you still do it, knowing that it’s gonna harm you. It’s like taking a bite of the forbidden fruit. It will taste sweet at first but you know it’s going to poison you. Sort of like wilful ignorance. I wrote it about something I knew I had to get rid of, but still kept anyway.”

The track comes ahead of the artist’s sold-out debut UK headline show at The Waiting Room on May 18th.

emir taha

Alex Gough – DUMB!

As one of Ireland’s most exciting exports to emerge of late, artist and producer Alex Gough continues to impress with his fearless and bold approach to music-making.

Truly pushing the artistic envelope now on new material, Gough simply says of his new single:

“Had a lot of shit I wanted to say, it’s all in DUMB!”

Alex Gough

Skott – Sunshine

Swedish artist, songwriter and producer Skott is undoubtedly one of the Nordic region’s most interesting musical talents to have emerged in recent years.

Garnering over 250k monthly listeners on Spotify alone, this rising Scandinavian star is representing a new era of female artists with a unique style of pop that is certainly resonating with a lot of listeners.

‘Sunshine’ was written by Skott herself, together with Peter St James and Martin Stilling (Charlie XCX, LÉON), and serves as a taster for her upcoming second album (out later this year)

“Let the ceiling cave in, stay open. The song is about daring to live life without a roof, without limits. Daring to be vulnerable and let both the sunshine as well as the rain in. If you over-protect yourself from potential bad things and stormy weather, that same shield could also block out the sun and some of the best things in life.”

Skott

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S-X – Locked Out (feat. KSI)

One of the biggest songs of the week comes courtesy of critically acclaimed producer turned soloist S-X and long-time collaborator KSI, with the release of new single ‘Locked Out’

‘The song is a reflection of being ‘lockedout’ of someone’s presence or energy. Feeling like you don’t know where you stand and going through ups and downs as a cycle.” S-X

The track follows previously released smash singles All Night featuring multi-platinum selling US rap sensation Trippie Redd and Who We Are’.  

S-X | KSI

tmdistant – what’s wrong with you?

UK talent tmdistant continues to turn his own life experiences into extraordinary art through his latest musical offering.

‘what’s wrong with you?’ is built over a stunning guitar-infused production that allows this rising artist to deliver raw emotion into every lyric, which in turn connects with listeners:

“I get blinded by a lot of things. I always say I’m not emotional and I’m usually not but in some situations I become so stupid and I’m a sucker for answering calls even after I’ve said I’m not answering anymore.” 

tmdistant

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