Alt-folk singer, Esmé Patterson returns with her expansive and dream-filled ballad, ‘Light In Your Window’.
We’ve all been there, glancing up to a light in our ex’s house, longing and hoping that we might catch a glimpse of them. Patterson perfectly captures that moment – the desire for a person, a feeling, a space in time that no longer exists, and the desire to move on.
The song marks her first for BMG and was recorded with fellow Coloradans Tennis in their garage in Denver.
Sounds like: First Aid Kit, Paper Bird, Courtney Barnett, HAIM
There an great deal of exciting pop sounds coming from Germany at the moment. One such contender is Berlin based experimental pop artist Novaa.
Her intriguing visuals for ‘AI Am In Love’ explore the theme of love, specifically falling in love with artificial intelligence, and continues through to her unique and exciting upcoming album, ‘The Futurist’.
Kyson asks “Am I still the boy?’ in his contemplative single, taken from his self-titled third album, out on 17 January via B3SCI Records.
Kyson’s moniker comes from the temporary name given to him after birth – Kysan-with “Ky” taken from his father’s name and “san” meaning son. His music looks at his Asian heritage and how this crosses over to the Western world.
In ‘The Boy’ Kyson is looking back at his Australian-based childhood.
October 28 – Dublin, IR, Workmans Clut**
October 29 – Bristol, UK, Rough Trade**
October 30 – London, UK, Studio 9294**
October 31 – Berlin, DE, Monarch**
November 3 – Ultrecht, NL, TivoliVredenburg **
November 14 – London, Waiting Room
November 21 – Berlin, Badehaus
British artist Tallsaint releases the highly chic and addictive ‘Model Effect’.
Taking inspiration from early 2000’s tracks as well as a more modern pop culture of now – born from a visual scene in Killing Eve where Villanelle sees Eve in the bathroom for the first time and makes a comment on her hair.
Sounds like: Bat For Lashes, Anna of the North, Stereo Honey, RALPH, St Vincent, Lykke Li
ANDRO may have plenty of experience touring in Jungle‘s band, but now it’s his time to shine.
His debut single, ‘GYMH’ (Give You My Heart) kicks off a new collection of theatrical pop melodies that balance between the ethereal and emotional, perfectly encapsulated by the beautifully shot video below.
Also from Nashville is singer/songwriter/producer John Luke Carter, aka Mokita.
Known for his lyrical and buoyant electronic-based pop, Carter was classically trained in piano in his youth and first started performing in his church. Later, he taught himself to play guitar and eventually transitioned into electronic music production.
His new single ‘Colorbind’ is an attempt to try and describe depression to someone who has never experienced it.
Sounds like: EXES, Handsome Ghost, joan, FRND, Nick Anthony, Luna Pines
Named after a harbour road that lead to the sea, unique Welsh songwriter based in London Penniless Cove, is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist that writes raw, affecting music drawing from a number of different genres.
The music obsessive shares ‘Too Tight’ – a weird and wonderful array of jazz, blues and folk.
Sounds like: Regina Spektor, Björk, Ibeyi, Alev Lenz, Kate Nash
Lake Jons releases their new single ‘I Don’t Care’, lifted from their forthcoming album, ‘The Coast’, released on 29 Nov via Playground Music.
Inspired their moniker’s birthplace in the Towards forest, the track focuses on “details soft thought before action” and how ruminating is not always the right thing to do. Sometimes it’s simply better to just go with the flow.
Sounds like: Paul Simon, Ásgeir, Band Of Horses, Bon Iver, Nick Mulvey, Midlake
Introducing Berklee graduate LANEY LYNX and her soulful take on electro-pop.
On the new single, ‘Bad Attitudes’, Laney has teamed up with songwriter Brooke Tomlinson about hitting it off with a dreamboat only to find out that his friends aren’t as down to earth as he’s made out he is.
Sounds like: Monogem, Dagny, Carly Rae Jepsen, HAIM, Sigrid, LÉON
Mental health is a hot topic at the moment, but we’ve never come across a musician exploring the science behind mental health. That is, until now.
Produced by Aaron Anktum at Ariel Studios, ‘Chemicals’ by Whosah is another slice of bold and refreshing indie-pop.
Speaking to the motivation behind Chemicals, lead singer Spencer Grimes shares,
“Chemicals is about trying to understand each other. It explores the mystery about how our mental wellness is an emotional and spiritual experience, while simultaneously being a physical and scientific one. Chemicals digs into the uncomfortable space between how our thoughts can be both explainable and unexplainable at the same time and pushes us to draw together in the midst of that loneliness and find our shared humanity, our “beautiful soul” “Call it science or magic, I need to know your heart, and be whatever it is.”
Sounds like: Imagine Dragons, Interpol, Walk On The Moon, Bleachers, MUNA, Chappo