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Whispering Sons - Irina Atanasiu - Pete Gardiner

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Whispering Sons power up on 'Hollow' a splendid rocker of a song, where the haunting vocals and Gothic vibes are resplendent. I have to say I am very impressed with Irina Atanasiu's two songs shared below, forget how young she is, this is gorgeous material, that's superbly produced. It was back in 2016 that we featured Pete Gardiner (I genuinely thought it was just a few months back - time flies) anyhow he is back with 'Dangerous People' and it's a rather good song, to say the least.

Whispering Sons - Hollow.

With Whispering Sons’ debut album – Image – the Brussels-based band with Limburg roots hit one out of the park. Their first major release since the EP Endless Party (2015) took fans and critics by storm, which was soon also to be reflected in the Belgian Ultratop charts.

The album came in at number six in the album top 100, and the single ‘Alone’ was voted first place by listeners for the hit list ‘De Afrekening’ [The Countdown] on Studio Brussel for f…

The Last Bees - Another Sky - Sofia - Vilde

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The self titled E.P. from The Last Bees comprises of six unashamedly Beatles influenced songs, and what's more each one is a delight to listen to. A couple of days after the music video for 'The Cracks' was put out and Another Sky are already well into the thousands of views, this is a band getting considerable attention for all the right reasons. From Finland we have Sofia and 'Heavy' the title track from her E.P due next week, this smooth and engaging song bodes well for what's to follow. 'Sardines' from Vilde is just so likable, the video adding even more, if this is weird pop, then I am all for plenty of weird pop.

The Last Bees - The Last Bees (E.P).

Countless bands have cited the Beatles as inspiration, but few have recaptured their early sound with the same attention to detail as The Last Bees.

Milwaukee-based Ian Ash grew up soaking up the sounds of Summerfest every year and it wasn’t long before he was a fixture in bands that were grabbing suppo…

Anna Wiebe - Jeanines

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Anna Wiebe provides her personal background for the new song 'Fortune' below. Her vocals are beautifully engaging, the musical backdrop adds power on what is a folk piece plus some fine rock vibes. Jeanines share a vibrant indie pop song with 'Either Way', it's catchy, melodic and has just enough emotional edge to make it really stand out.

Anna Wiebe - Fortune.

“Fortune” is about trying to break free of a cycle; about growing up and the feelings of frustration that come with that process.

This is the first single I’m sharing off of All I Do Is Move, my second full-length that will be out this coming July. The album focuses on cycles, and the mental growth and movement that comes with life’s lessons.

I wrote “Fortune” at when I was working at Lake O’Hara, and recorded the demo during my first week at the lodge. There was no internet or cell phone service out there, so I had a lot of time to sit with what I had written. It gave me time to process exactly what I was sa…

Mangoseed - Ben McKelvey

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Mangoseed have shared a video for 'Still Believe' of which vocalist Nicholai La Barrie comments - “This video is our homage to our mothers and grandmothers, and a calling out of the Home Office for turning its back on the immigrants who built the country. The woman in the video spent all her adult life in and paid taxes in a country that is sending her away. The legacy of the Empire is that the people you ruled come to live next to you, they are you.  And the video is about the importance of community, against the backdrop of a country that is actively breaking the community.”

Ben McKelvey is a notable folk rock musician with the song 'Wild Child' pushing the rock aspect to the fore with a feisty uptempo and very catchy vibe.

Mangoseed - Still Believe.

About ‘Still Believe’ - “I am pondering the world we are in and looking at the chaos and uncertainty of it all. And in America, where once Martin Luther King dreamed, it feels like that dream is lost to tyrants, racists a…

Lenny Bull - Saxsyndrum - Blushing

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Less than a month since we first featured Lenny Bull she returns with 'Somebody's Girl' a really fine song with just a hint of The Pretenders in upbeat mode, a compliment if ever there was one. Live electronic trio Saxsyndrum's brand new album is streamed in full below, their genre spanning music based on sax, drums and vocals is well worth digging into. 'Dream Merchants' from Blushing mixes shoegaze vibes, ethereal vocals and a feisty guitar rock feel that collectively work wonders.


Lenny Bull - Somebody's Girl.

The the new video for "Somebody's Girl" (the latest single) has just been released. With her debut EP “Sharp Teeth” Lenny Bull gives an honest, witty insight to her musings with timeless songwriting.

Inspired by early punk records from the 70’s and 80’s, Lenny Bull gives a vibrant twist to a vintage sound.

Her music has an innately retro feel, laced with chorusy guitar hooks, punchy drum fills, and driving bass lines. Sometimes misch…

Bloom - Wovoka Gentle - The Leisure Society - Insomniac Bears

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The dual vocals weave around each other beautifully on Bloom's new song 'Ground', whilst the musical backdrop adds further depth. It's our forth feature for Wovoka Gentle as the trio continue to create gorgeous music, and their debut album 'Start Clanging Cymbals' is due in June! The Leisure Society have just released 'Arrivals & Departures' a double album (streaming in full below) that is packed with fine tunes and variety. 'A Nod In The Darkness' is a fabulous song from Insomniac Bears, where the vocals and musical arrangement compete for our attention throughout.

Bloom - Ground.

Co-fronted by telepathic, harmonising best friends Emily Cluley and Megan Clifton (both on vocals, guitars & keys) - alongside Jamie Keogh (drums) and Scott Jones (bass) - Brighton-based Bloom is a culmination of entwined passions: layered harmonies, 80’s synths, heavy dance rhythms, a touch of bubblegum pop, PC Music, love, the universe, moss, thunder, lightni…