We’ve seen defiant Scottish duo, The Ninth Wave play a few times now, and it’s safe to say that Haydn Park-Patterson and Millie Kidd are going to be making waves in the coming months.
Their new single ‘Imitation’ arrives with the announcement of their biggest UK headline tour to date, taking place in November 2019.
Speaking about the track, Haydn says: “Imitation is what happens when I forget about my lonely disposition and get too caught up in everyone else’s lives. It’s about how easy it is to become something you hate and we hate simple songs, so we made this song really simple and straightforward. We recorded it in the summer of 2018 with Dan Austin and Phil Parsons. This song was the quickest one of all of the 12 songs we recorded to track, as we did the backbone of it live to capture the feeling we felt when we played it live in the months prior to the Infancy sessions.”
‘Infancy Pt. I’ is out now on Distiller Records, while ‘Infancy Pt. II’ will be released on 15 November. You can pre-order here.
09/11 Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
11/11 Picture House Social, Sheffield
12/11 The Cookie, Leicester
13/11 Sound Basement, Liverpool
14/11 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
16/11 The Flapper, Birmingham
17/11 Green Door Store, Brighton
18/11 Portland Arms, Cambridge
19/11 Electrowerkz, London
Sounds like: Walt Disco, The Lapelles, LUCIA, The Snuts, White Lies, YONAKA
Italian artist GINEVRA shares her Francesco Fugazzaco-produced new single, ‘Burning’.
It’s gentle poetry of spoken word flowing amongst minimalistic and delicate melodies.
She says about the single, “‘Burning’ is the last sunset of the summer, running to catch the train just to see your lover and share that one last kiss, the feeling that – for one moment – everything is possible. It makes me feel light, like dancing under a pink sky, until the sun sinks into the sea. It’s a song I’m very proud of, just like I’m of the close team that works with me.”
Manchester-based artist Mike Dignam challenges himself by self-producing his first-ever single. Titled ‘Under the Influence,’ it contemplates the idea of heartbreak having control over you like an addiction.
Tt marks a soulful turn for the British songwriter, as well as his new role as producer.
Sounds like: Lewis Watson, JP Cooper, Gavin James, Zak Abel
Belgian DJ/Producer and EDM prodigy Lost Frequencies teams up with Nash-ville based Mokita the instrumentals start to release a modern music gem titled ‘Blue’.
The melodic composition is quite simple, yet the chorus is super catchy in a way that showcases the talent from the two up artists. ‘Black & Blue’ is definitely a gem that’ll hang out onto your personal playlists for a while!
Elise Hayes’ new single, ‘New York City’ is a dreamy, danceable mid-tempo that chronicles distance in a relationship, and the spontaneous choices that are made as a remedy.
Speaking on the track, she explains; “This song is a true story. In my own relationship, we are both touring constantly. I have a fierce desire to be independent, but missing someone makes you so vulnerable at the same time. Sometimes you’ll fly to New York City on a whim, or do something out of the blue just because you miss your person.”
The Dublin-based singer and songwriter Aimée hits us again with a beautiful acoustic piece untitled ‘Break Me’, featuring The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir who is one of Ireland’s most renowned gospel choirs.
Once again, her beautiful voice is backed by a great piano melody and spiritual vibrancy that sets her apart from other pop stars of her generation.
Canadian producer, Tep No is one of our favs, and it’s been a minute since we last supported his music on the blog.
Exhilarating production of the highest order complemented by emotively tinged vocals from fellow music enthusiast, Joycelyn Alice, his new single ‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is another entry into the growing back catalogue of an exciting up and comer.
He’s put together an excellent playlist of his favourite tunes right now. Take a listen below.
Riah – Heartbreak Magic Good engaging voice and nice 80’s production on it.
Grady – 500 Days of Summer Interesting voice, high-end production on it.
Aalta, Lenachka – Closer Than Ever Great immersive song, very dreamy
Elohim – TV Very very distinct voice, really well carved out production and well thought out lyrics, everything gels so well. Lots of feeling in her voice and lyrics.
Toro Y Moi – Balance (Feat. Washed Out) What can I say, 2 of my favorite artists ever, and what drove me for the longest time. Dreamy song, it makes you feel like everything will be fine. And the song is 4:20 minutes long I mean.
Liyv – In My Guccis Relatable, I work hard in my Guccis I mean. What else is there to say.
Noirre – numb The production is so wild on this, so well done.
Broods – Peach Amazing song, I can relate to the lyrics, I’ve listened to this 1000 times. The pre-chorus is insanely good.
bülow – Get Stupid Really quirky song from fellow Torontonian. Great voice, catchy lyrics and clean production.
Hazey Eyes Feat. Moli – Hungover You I’m always feeling hungover these days so I can relate. Nice natural-sounding vocals mixed with 80s production.
‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is out now on Ultra Music.
Picking up their pop pace following support slots on Dua Lipa‘s European tour in 2017, Off Bloom‘s sound is a mixture of edgy 90’s with modern-day guitar-pop riffs.
Are you feeling it too? There are no guesses as to what the title of their new single implies.
This song shows that whilst they are making music and still having fun, underneath they pose a heavier question – are you feeling the pressure of modern society? The answer is probably “Yes, we all are”.
There has been a recent influx of female artists taking back their power in the most positively brazen of ways.
One such artist is French multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter MarinaKaye.
At just 21, Kaye is left to explore her self-proclaimed “weird” alter ego in the sultry new single ‘Twisted’. Accompanied by the macabre new visual – directed by Julien Hosmalin and Kaye herself – Kaye is inspired by a personal experience she had in a psychiatrist’s office.
“The guy didn’t believe a word I told him and looked at me like I was a freak. I wanted to use this experience, and turn the tables for this music video.”
Sounds like: Ava Max, Marina & The Diamonds, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Billie Eilish