Mark Diamond – Steady
Seattle-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Diamond shares slow-burning pop song, ‘Steady’.
At just 25, Diamond already oozes so much self-love and confidence, and with this being a debut, we are blown away by his frank approach to welcoming such feel-good emotions.
‘Steady’ is out now via Stardog Records/Republic Records.
Sounds like: Tom Petty, Hootie & The Blowfish
Stats – Lose It
UK-born band Stats embrace spontaneity by transfusing genres in their music, such as 70’s art rock, 80’s synth grooves, and cosmic disco-pop.
The new single ‘Lose It’ is about temptations to simply vanish into thin air, a desire that most of us have probably faced in life. Let’s hope Stats don’t disappear anytime soon.
Expect their ‘Other People’s Lives’ album shortly.
Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Pet Shop Boys, Nimmo
Suzi Island – Halo
Brighton trio Suzi Island shares vibrant new single, ‘Halo’.
Produced by Larry Hibbitt (Nothing But Thieves, Sundara Karma, Sea Girls, Marmozets), ‘Halo’ has a bittersweet sound throughout and is a clear bound forward for Suzi Island following their last two singles.
Sounds like: Nothing But Thieves, Sundara Karma, Sea Girls
Kita Menari – Pretty Sure
Kita Menari is the synth-pop project of Dutch artist Micha de Jonge.
His new single ‘Pretty Sure’ is an infectious slice of indie-dance-pop with a big nod to classic Passion Pit-.esq synth effects.
Kita plays Eurosonic Noordeslag on 19 January, so check him out if you can.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Passion Pit, MGMT, Phoenix, The Naked And Famous, Silversun Pickups, Matt & Kim