“‘Pull Me Under’ is the feeling I go back to time and time again. It’s about giving into the uncontrollable, that one thing that gives you the highest high, but dumps you in the lowest of low without warning. It’s about the way in which our emotions can overpower any control we have over ourselves, and knowing that’s totally ok. In fact, it’s f***g amazing!
A mix of indie and electro from this Glasgow native; a sound that is reminiscent of Hot Chip’s earlier years (which is just about one of the best sounds from the genre in my view).
“‘The River’ is a song about love and mistakes. As humans we get caught up in a lot of things. Distractions can really get us in a pickle and it’s worse when hindsight presents us with all the signs we missed clear as day.”
Today we have yet another unleashing of energising, pulsating synth beats from Moyka- would you expect any less? A song that details the introspection following the end of a relationship.
“It’s just emotion. And it’s okay to still have good feelings about someone – good energy and emotion.” It’s an energetic, but sad love song perfect for both parties/alone time.”
Recorded exclusively at the Spotify Studios in Stockholm as part of the Studio Oyster program, Augustine is back today with his unique fusion if retro indie and dreamy pop.
“‘Coast” is a song about loneliness, and a longing to understand this world a little better. I was confused and jealous of everything I laid my eyes on when I wrote it. And I often get struck by this feeling about wanting to escape from myself and from my body when I’m feeling down. I guess it comes down to the desire to have someone by your side who understands you and all your weird thoughts.”
Swedish talent Juni Poet creates a raw indie pop sound, wrapped with heavy doses of melancholy, intensity and profoundness.
“My music is nothing more than a failed attempt to understand my existence.”
“This song is about trusting your intuition. Make sure you’re in a relationship that is worth your love. I am in one now. But I have crossed a few liars. Had to get it off my chest.”
This track from Los Angeles based singer, writer & producer Frogi is pure bubblegum pop that still somehow delivers lyrics with substance.
“It’s about admitting our aloneness and anxiety, and in turn, becoming friends with it and laughing with it. Sometimes you’ve just got to accept that you’re scared and try to make peace with it.”
The collaborative project sent from the nostalgic heavens above that is Yes Please delivers another slice of lo-fi bedroom pop bliss today with the release of ‘Susie’.
The amount of talent emerging from Nashville right now really is quite phenomenal.
Not only is this talent crafting some fantastic soul-infused music, but she’s also the creator of Girl Gang Music (a very cool community and network of music professionals for women and gender non-conforming folk), but also a music producer, and political-writer-communicator. Her sound is both confidently assured and finessed, but also warm and easy to vibe along to.
In the absence of Pride this year, Miller has released a song that begins with summery funk tones, then follows through with her uniquely rich vocals performing some delightfully playful lyrics.
“’Juicy Fruit’ is a funky pop bop from the gays for the gays.”
A stunning take on soul from a this emerging London talent. The sound feels fragile and minimal while still exuding with emotion.
Somehow this song balances a sense of joy with that of hopelessness, and I am here for it.
A heart-warming indie rock sound that carries a strong sense of emotion, and a powerful message through the lyrics. Having already secured opening spots supporting the likes of Kings of Leon, The 1975, Bastille, Fitz & The Tantrums and more to mention but a few, you can feel that big things are on the horizon for PHNTMS.
“When things get hard, if you aren’t happy with yourself and the situation you’re in, no one can change that but you. At the end of the day, as humans, our expectations are the reason why we feel disappointment. Having your own personal goals is the reason you keep on pushing. ‘Towers’ is a reflection of that.”
Adam Jessamine, PHNTMS
If things are supposed to grow when they get older
Why the hell do I still feel the same?
Taken from the upcoming debut project ‘minor’, due out on June 16th.
“The song is about the heartbreak of losing a friendship and realising that you were the cause of the breakdown. When you hear the song, this is not the video you imagine – but that’s exactly what we wanted. The music video is a reimagining of the themes in Bad Friend; of longing, loss, self-hate and ultimately self-love.”