An independent band with an underground mentality, Organisms are a group for whom alternative is more than just a label. Their recent single, ‘Games Non People Play’, is a prime example.
The video is weirdly compelling, grainy and dark, which perfectly matches the feel of the song itself. Built around an almost funk-like groove, this is well produced to sound scuzzy in all the right ways, showcasing the vocal line and a lovely, wavering guitar sound throughout.
It makes for a fiercely uncommercial single release, and is a solid indication that new album ‘Mollusk’ will continue in the same vein. That arrives on July 7th, so keep them peeled if ‘Games Non People Play’ hits your sweet spot.
A trio of musicians who have come together to form a new group of their own, Colour Colour are a London based group with an edgy but commercial sound. With clanging guitars and a vocal style that’s not a million miles from Arctic Monkeys, this is a band with a solid sound and potential for a very successful future in music.
This single, ‘Do Something Beautiful’, is something of a mission statement in both content and style. It’s fun, memorable and upbeat in tempo – doing a great job of whetting the appetite for future releases. Which is perfect, considering there’s an EP on the way in the summer.
2016 was a true break out year for Northern Irish song writer Amanda St John. A well received live tour and acclaimed album ‘Grow’ saw her become one of the hottest independent artists on the pop scene.
Continuing in that vein, St John has started 2017 with the release of her new single – album title track ‘Glow’.
Beautifully written and crafted to deliver an empowering message of learning from life’s mistakes, the track does an excellent job of delivering on its promise. And with more live dates coming up in 2017 the Amanda St John Juggernaut shows no signs of slowing.
The single and album are available now on iTunes, with tour dates at the Amanda St John website.
Solid pop fare from a young hopeful on the rise, ‘Something More’ is the new single from the excellent Luke Potter. Out today, the track brings together excellent production values, a laid back rhythm and a searing chorus to top, catchy effect.
It’s songs like this that keep growing the reputation of a young man who has already played a number of prestigious UK venues. And, with more on the way soon, you might be hearing a lot from Luke Potter as 2016 gives way to 2017. ‘Something More’ is out now on iTunes.
With a beautiful voice complimented by the light touch of piano and acoustic guitar, Ellie Jane shines on new single ‘Clocks’. Jane is one of the most highly thought of independent song writers in the UK at the moment, feeding off the good buzz she received when reaching the final of the national UK Open Mic competition.
And now, with this single and six song EP it promotes, she is taking a further step towards gaining the recognition she deserves. Far from being a cookie cutter pop princess, this is a writer of original songs with influences from far outside the pop genre.
It makes for an interesting cocktail, which should be enjoyed in full by finding the EP on iTunes.
Described in their press release as ‘multi-genre rock’, Magazine Gap are a band whose sound is quite specific but at the same time wide ranging. Blending that rock foundation with funk grooves and the accessibility of pop, this is clearly a specific style that the band are aiming for, shared by previous single ‘What’s That About?’ and their latest release ‘Body Language’.
The track is taken from an EP which is likely to further cement this sound and continue in the trend of well-written and well-produced music that’s perfect for dancing. The fact that there’s an EP on the way is good news in itself, but ‘Body Language’ is also available for free from Soundcloud.
As demonstrated by the video above, George Montague is a pop artist who knows his way around an acoustic guitar and a good old fashioned, catchy pop tune. The video above was released recently as a preview to his new album, ‘Curiouser and Curiouser George’, which is out now on iTunes.
What the above video doesn’t show you is that there’s a lot more to George Montague than meets the eye. A multi-instrumentalist and composer of the highest standard, his musical skillset is huge, and it all gets poured into the varied and high quality songs that fill his album.
Clocking in at seventeen(!) tracks, this is not an album that in any way leaves the listener short changed – well worth the investment for pop music fans who are looking for a bit of quality.
For fans of pop music, the key is often a case of including two of three things – a catchy chorus, intelligent layering and a toe-tapping tempo. Singer-songwriter Tom Jarvis might be in his early days as an artist, but he’s already showing these tropes in spades.
‘Wonder of Time’, the track above, has been released on iTunes as half of a double A side single alongside another track titled ‘Ordinary Lie’, with both tracks showing that the blend of catchiness, production and tempo is all there in abundance.
Blending together the best bits of rock music with the accessibility of the pop genre, ‘Wonder’ is the new streaming single made available by Wiltshire trio The Kite Collectors. The track is taken from the recently released album ‘Clockface’ which is available now through Paisley Records.
Beyond the subtle blues opening, ‘Wonder’ turns into a stonker of a track, showcasing a band with real talent. The members of the trio each has their own solid musical background to fall back on, and the experience shows with what is a very catchy and well structures rock/pop song. If the rest of the album follows this pattern, it’s a fine investment for a full 14 tracks.
A well respected musician and producer in his native Belgium, Francis Groove is an artist who is now more than ready to make a splash on a wider stage. His new single – a ‘Groove @ Night remix’ of his track ‘Alright (Take My Hand) – features Tony G on vocal and arrives ready to catapult him into the club scene as a ready made star.
Of course, it’s not as simple as that, but when a song comes along as well produced and ready to go as this, perhaps it should be. The track opens quietly with anachronistic acoustic guitar, before quickly building into thumping pop. It would be easy to slot into club and radio playlists alike, and well worth owning in any pop fan’s collection – grab it from iTunes now.