Beacon – On Ice
Beacon is NYC-based duo Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett.
The new single, ‘On Ice’ showcases Beacon’s signature sound of melodic yet mysterious pop music with a cathartic edge.
Like a beacon of light, the duo use multiple instruments to portray a journey from darker places to those of colour and spirituality.
‘On Ice’ is out now on Ghostly International.
Sounds like: Matthew Dear, Nimmo, Solomon Grey, Junior Boys, Kyson, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Aquilo
The Rungs – King of Books
The Rungs is a female-fronted, alt-pop, bedroom-based project from Brooklyn NY.
Their new single, ‘King of Books’, is a dreamy, melancholic indie synth song that explores a toxic relationship, capturing that moment when the rose tinted glasses are lifted.
Sounds like: Men I Trust
ORKID – NoNoh
ORKID shares ‘NoNoh’ and it’s every bit of tuned electro-pop you’d expect from a young Swedish act.
Offering sweet fragiity with commanding vocals, it’s beauty will instantly captivate you.
Speaking about the track, ORKID says,
“”NoNoh” is about that moment when you feel you’ve had enough of someone’s bullshit. Singing this song is literally a release for me. It’s an aggressive yet awesome feeling of strength. The song kind of speaks for itself; with the melodies and track combined, “NoNoh” gives you exactly that sense of self-empowerment”
Sounds like: Rihanna, Rita Ora, Harlee
Tanjier – Lights
Irish trio, Tanjier create perfectly crafted indie pop with a sophisticated attitude about modern day pressures on Generation Y.
Their new single, ‘Lights’ explores the challenges of breaking the typical parental expectations of going to college, getting a 9-5 job, and making enough money to buy a house. It tells the story of someone who has gone through all of these so-called life goals successfully but, ultimately, isn’t happy.
Sounds like: Dead Ceremony, The Kite String Tangle, Foals, George Michael
ANNALIA – Cycles
Los Angeles-born singer/songwriter ANNALIA has some serious talent.
Described as “organic pop”, she distinguishes herself from the crowd by discussing important topics and using real instrumentation over catchy beats. In her new single, ANNALIA considers the cycles of emotional abuse in a relationship.
If anyone can help you through this, it’s ANNALIA, her killer pipes and “You’ve Got This!” attitude.
Sounds like: Linney, VÉRITÉ, Carly Rae Jepsen
Twin XL – Good
Meet five kids who go by the name of Twin XL.
Their glistening and gorgeously retro single ‘Good’ maybe a debut, but between the lads, the three have written and produced for artists such as All Time Low, Lindsey Stirling, and Life of Dillon, and have had their music featured in commercials and trailers like Disney’s Christopher Robin and ABC’s Lucifer
Sounds like: Portugal, The Man, Titanics
Hydromag – P.J.R
Hydromag is the dream-pop project of Falmouth-based producer and multi instrumentalist Josh Best-Shaw.
He has just released an uplifting and almost freeing track called ‘P.J.R’, which unfortunately covers the sad topic of suicide.
Speaking on the release, Hydromag says “It was not easy task to write this song, it took a lot out of me and I spent far longer on it than any other song I’ve written. I’m still not sure that I’m fully happy with it, but it was a good way to address the issues I had locked away.”
Sounds like: Summer Heart, Washed Out
Gregory Dillon – Painted Blue
We’ve had a lot of NYC-based artists on this week’s gems, however each of them have something unique to offer us.
Last but not least is Gregory Dillon and his new single, ‘Painted Blue’.
With a driving 80’s backbeat, considering a backdrop of the New York skyline, Gregory explores the city and all its musings.
Sounds like: Du Tonc, Captain Kidd