Dark pop from an emerging Sydney-based outfit who bring an assured and confident energy to their music.
With influences ranging from Kali Uchis, The 1975, Rihanna and T.S Eliot through to the Powerpuff Girls, you can be sure to expect the unexpected from this duo!
“We wrote this song as a way to express our frustration at the people in power and their complacency with the state of the world, it’s a cry of frustration from our generation to theirs and we hope it resonates and you think it’s a good jam!”
Just about the most charming song you will experience this week, Honeyboys create a nostalgic and melodic sound inspired by 50’s RnB and 60’s surf-rock.
Contrary to the style of music you hear from this emerging Californian group, they first got together in a very Gen-Z way; through social media follows, DM conversations, and Zoom sessions.
And if this is the first you hear of them, then ‘Davinci‘ is a perfect introduction; a song which seamlessly balances the playful with the melancholy, and is a pure delight to experience.
“We try not to put ourselves in a box. Not every song will sound the same and not every song is made the same way. We want to put people in a happy state of mind. We want people to have a good time, you know?” – Ari, Honeyboys
LA-based four-piece 19&YOU posses a rare style of indie-pop that makes their music instantly loveable. It’s a sound that feels fresh and exciting, all the while still maintaining a charm of nostalgia.
“It was one of those songs that started from a space of vulnerability and turned into just us having fun. There weren’t any rules of what we could or couldn’t do, as long as it felt good we added it to the song. To a certain extent the song is satire, it’s so over the top sassy, and none of us are that way in real life. But I think the hyperbole of it all is what makes it so engaging.” – Noah Taylor, 19&YOU
Australian alt-pop outfit China Tiger blend elements of psychedelica and indie rock together to create a sound that encapsulates that anthemic energy that the 70’s and 80’s held, while serving us with a sound that still feels current and fresh.
Some artists unleash a debut that is so effortlessly perfect that you wonder how they could possibly get any better as they continue onwards with their musical evolution.
Nia Ashleigh is one of those artists. A tremendously exciting RnB talent emerging from New Jersey who has everything you could hope for.
Stunning vocals that are loaded with maturity and depth glide over a finessed melody, on a beautifully constructed and and airy production.
“After a short lived relationship, I decided to write a ballad from an uncommon perspective. Through the juxtaposition of the lyrics and the production, I really wanted to leave the meaning of the song open to interpretation.”
Canadian singer-songwriter Erica Knox creates a style of pop that feels classic yet refreshingly emotive. The inspiration for this song came from a relationship that was doomed from the start; there were so many red flags and obvious signs that were ignored. The moral of the track is that it’s not worth losing yourself to be with someone else, no matter how good the ending could be.
Deeply moving pop tones, fused with sweeping cellos and an emotional piano progression. The fast-rising American duo have already amassed more than a million streams from their previous two singles.
“The song continues on to lyrically explore how pain and strife can bring you closer to loved ones. But even when that pain causes you to step away, we learn that starting over can be the most important part of the journey.”
A talent hailing from East London who creates an understated yet immersive alt-pop sound that’s rooted in RnB and electronica.
“’Enough’ is a song I wrote after a break up (classic). It is about the realisation that you’ve reached your limit and everything is screaming that you need to stop, however you’re still questioning whether it’s the right decision.”
A hugely exciting British talent with a refreshingly unique approach to pop. ‘Fiesta‘ feels nostalgic, dreamy and almost ethereal, while still grounded and raw with prominent elements of indie and shoegaze.
“When the memory of something is so beautiful and precious to someone that those emotions prevail (just about) over its absence. Hopefully that stuff is conveyed in the sonic palate – this is what the song means to me, but take what you want from it.”