Showing posts from February 14, 2021

Frøkedal & Familien - Whiskey Fixx - Ashley Monroe - Portable Radio - Clara Jones - Carley Arrowood

Frøkedal & Familien - SØN. Norway’s Anne Lise Frøkedal announces her third album ‘Flora’ and shares first single, the expansive sun-kissed indie-folk of SØN. Previously known as simply Frøkedal, the new extended name Frøkedal & Family pays homage to the communal groove of the new album ‘Flora’ which was very much a collective affair. Anne Lise Frøkedal describes it as a record of “nature and awakening,” one that explores the human race’s inherent restlessness and ability to find connections, and through the alchemy of  the album’s creation - with Anne Lise and her band playing for 10 days straight in the studio – the connection she desired was met with amazing results.  An album full of songs created through the shared  passion of playing together – an experience that was magical, organic, and intuitive with human connectivity at its very core. As Anne Lise explains “’Flora’ does not worry about being heartfelt and unfiltered. ‘Flora’ let loneliness and fear, hope and nature g

Sara Bug - I Ya Toyah - Big Little Lions - The Pink Stones - Megan Wyler - Tara Vern

Sara Bug - Die With You. Nashville songwriter Sara Bug (the name is an old family nickname due to her diminutive stature) describes herself this way, with her usual wry humor: World's finest southern-kitsch artist. born in Mississippi, raised in Louisiana, stuck in Nashville. Her songs balance that humor with deep feeling, which lets them hit hard and stay light at the same time. Add in her distinctive and fantastic vocals (occasionally sounding quite a bit like Dolly Parton, as on country standout "Back in Nashville") and you have a terrific new artist to watch. Her second single is  "Die With You" . The ten songs on Sara Bug’s forthcoming self-titled debut album were not meant to be shared. A culmination of seven years of her life, these songs were journal entries that reckoned with defining herself. Growing up in New Orleans, Bug imagined herself to be a successful songwriter. “I was so deep in the music. ‘Oh, I'm going to be a famous musician. When I ge

Marie-Clo - Wild Pink - Genghis Tron - Sunfields

Marie-Clo - Shell(e) Pt III. A true creative chameleon and seasoned traveler, Marie-Clo is a born performer who ropes her audiences into a feverish pitch in both official languages; thanks to “hooked on phonics”. Singer-songwriter and dancer, her eclectic indie pop tackles current themes & conscious lyrics, but also conjures a colourful and enchanted world. Marie-Clo began her artistic career on stages worldwide performing in musicals, but honed in soon thereafter on her true passion project, music. She is currently promoting the first of three EP’s which will make up her full-length english album entitled Shell(e). A conceptual feminist narrative, it is slated to be fully released in 2021, produced by Polaris shortlisted drummer/ producer Olivier Fairfield (Fet Nat, Timber Timbre, Leif Vollebek), with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and FACTOR. In 2017, Marie-Clo won TFO’s pan-Canadian tv search for francophone artists Planète BRBR and w

Sweet Crude - Swansea Sound - MF Tomlinson - Eric Bolander

Sweet Crude - La Rêveuse / Under New Moons. The New Orleans-based six-piece band Sweet Crude announced Dualité: have a new double A-side singles series where the group will release pairs of songs where one is sung in Louisiana French and the other in English. In celebration of Mardi Gras, the band released the first installment today with two brand new songs “La Rêveuse” and “Under New Moons.” “Tours? Nope. Money? Broke. Launch a blitz of bilingual bangers in 2021 because we can? Putain ouais (hell yeah, and pardon our Louisiana French),” explains singer Sam Craft. “Through confinement and a lack of gigs, we’ve steadily built up a loyal Patreon following with whom we’ve been streaming and chatting on a regular basis. They’ve been inspiring us to keep going and to write like crazy. We show them brand new ideas, they give us feedback, and we are now self-producing and self-recording a whole new body of work for approximately zero dollars. Dualité is the result, or really the start, of t

Silly Boy Blue - Western Column

Silly Boy Blue - The Riddle. Silly Boy Blue shares her brand new single “The Riddle” today, February 15th. Silly Boy Blue (real name, Ana Benabdelkarim) is a singer-songwriter and producer from Nantes, France who was recently snapped up by Columbia France. The new single is exemplary of her adventurous and emotive songwriting and stirring vocals. It follows her previous single, “Goodbye”, which showed a more pop side of the young musicians’ talent; Ana’s vocals shine and soar with the yearning lyrics, whilst the production holds a melodic, pulsing beat. “The Riddle talks about someone I never could decode. I wrote this song to remember to always keep focusing on hope, that there is always a place where we feel like we belong.  Hence the chorus' mantra "Somewhere, you could be fine somewhere, you have to find somewhere, he's not the one". To finally find your own bedroom, where you feel safe” says Silly Boy Blue of the song. For the accompanying video, Ana headed to t

Red Sun Radio - GEA - Samantha Margret - Bandicoot

Red Sun Radio - Dry Martini. Your favorite Brooklyn gentlemen have donned suits and returned with a love song for the acid lounge. The gin-soaked single "Dry Martini" goes down easy, stirred with a blend of reverb-addled guitars, candlelit-drums, and sultry vocals "Dry Martini" conjures forlorn feelings of a love so close you can taste it, and yet so irresistibly out of reach -- "Far beyond the horizon you'll find / a never ending lie / to hold on to." Dry Martini gently drifts into view, the vocals exude some late night bluesy emotion, the music is restrained yet somehow ups the intensity of the piece. Red Sun Radio may be new to our ears however the song feels like an old friend, one to share a few drinks with, maybe Gin, although I'll settle for some Bourbon or a large single malt Scotch.   Red Sun Radio · Dry Martini -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GEA - Truth Between the Lies. Hels