Wednesday, July 30, 2014
MTNS become one of the hottest indie bands around this last year as they busted out noteworthy hits that literally had our body craving for more. At the moment we aren't getting new music from them (hopefully soon we will), but we are getting music from their manager who's releasing under the name Wyatt. Coming strong with a full debut EP, Wyatt drops us in a translucent ocean filled with dimmed synths that circulate into the acoustics of pianos. This all sinks deeper into a darkening ocean as every feeling and more come rushing into your soul and hits you in an overwhelming yet so unbelievably moving motion you're caught in a state of happiness and tears. Prepare to be washed out to sea with "Places" below and be sure to check out his full depth-defying EP.
Island Fox continues to blaze endlessly to this day, but today this UK artist has our love exploding into an atomic fire storm with her latest release "Come With Me". Teaming up with Wunder Wulf, Island Fox sends us on a journey through an dimmed forest filled with flashing synths that take you out of this world. Her vocals come crisp and clean than ever before as she elegantly floats above the breezing electronics that send chill down to your finger tips. Listen below and find yourself lost in the wilderness Island Fox entrances herself in with this wonderful masterpiece.
Fantastic Fantastic released their fiery debut "Never Enough" that was a perfect 70s disco meets millennial pop. Now this duo is back with their second offering "Houses" that leaves off right where they left us earlier this month. Fusing some retro-aspect synths with grooving guitars, these guys have crafted a track that's ready for any disco dance party. Let your disco fever rage as you find yourself hitting repeat on this one.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Annabel Jones with her latest single "Magnetic". After releasing her first single about two years ago, we can only hope Annabel has been vamping up for some major releasing in the coming year. This track picks up right where she left off, sending a massive wave of delicate power into our soul. Building on all of the darker elements of Imogen Heap, Annabel crafts in Ryn Weaver-like hooks that transform into depth-defying effects from the realm of Hoodlem. All of this comes together to create one massive experience that is going to knock you light years away. Listen below and keep your eyes on Annabel as she blossoms into the next "it" girl in pop.
PLOY has been hot on their music kick this summer, providing us all the greatest summer infusion that we could ask for with their Summer Songs Compilation. There final installment, "Trials", came to us this week hot as the summer sun on the city concrete. Giving us the classic PLOY synths, these guys create a steaming atmosphere entranced in an intensifying beat that's going to be blasting all night long for the rest of your summer parties. Listen to "Trials" below and be sure to check out the rest of their killer, summer tracks over on their Soundcloud page.
Paperwhite, and today they are back with all the right feels in their nostalgic track "Take Me Back". Building off of their sound that belongs in the soundtrack of every retro movie, Paperwhite sends all the feels with their magical fusion of synths over a grooving dance beat. Take a trip back with Paperwhite as they send you through time and drop you right in the era of hot summer days in the city melted with and 80s twist.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Carla, coming hot on the scene with their guitar-driven debut "Heart Trips". This four-piece band brings a high energy jam that reminiscent of the 90s with that little touch of millennial magic as they hook you with a tropical-synth infusion. It's a hot-tripping track with a grooving beats that will get your body moving and have you jamming all night long. Listen below and catch yourself before you fall head-over-heels for this track.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Epique with his infectious single "Relapse Love"—the perfect track for any night on the town. Today, we bring you the exclusive premiere of this New Yorker's remix of "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith. Epique perfectly builds on top of Sam Smith's silky smooth vocals with lucid synths, turning this bluesy track into an electronic infused slow-burner. Now, it is shooting beyond the stars and landing among the galaxies of the universe. There's no doubt that Epique has shown his craft at writing a hit and showcasing his vocals with his past works, but with a remix like this, he definitely has shown us his excellence as a diversified artist ready to take off. Listen to the exclusive premiere below and be taken on a journey of "Epique" proportions.
Download this track for free here.
Download this track for free here.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Young Summer is vamping up for her highly anticipated album release in the coming months and today she gives us another taste with "Siren". Young Summer instantly sends elegant EVVY vibes that dance around your head as they build into a chorus that soars to Jessie Ware-like proportions. The hazy synths fuze a fog filled beat as Young Summer effortlessly crafts a track that is as cool as night. Young Summer will be hitting up the All Thing Go Fall Classic playing among some of the hottest acts in the industry so she's well on her way to becoming one of the hottest artists around. Listen below and prepare to be adding Young Summer to your list of artists to watch.
Robson who's making us swoon over his depth-defying vocals. With only his debut "Heart-Shaped Fires" under his belt, Robson had us captured under his spell with just one listen. His production lifts you off the ground and sends you soaring through the clouds as his vocals send shivers down your spine making you feel all the potential in this young artist who's years ahead of himself. At the end of the track you're burnt at the edges and craving more from Robson as he leaves you in the final moments of this fiery track. Take a listen below and watch as your heart starts burning for this impeccable young debut that doesn't disappoint.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Frenship are always winning our hearts with anything they decide to put their hands on, and today is no different as they remix White Sea's "They Don't Know" and turn it into a raging tropical track. Bringing the classic Frenship beats that instantly transplant you to a island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Frenship brings in their powering electronics to craft something that's taking off to a whole different universe. Listen below and prepare to be transported out of the concrete jungle and into a dense rainforest with every color you could imagine flowing around you.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Rilan is coming up strong to be the next big thing in pop with his proper debut "Chemical" that has slowly but surely been turning heads. With his stunning video for this powering track on the verge of reaching 100,000 views, Rilan is pushing forward as a major contender as one of the hottest acts on the rise for the second half of 2014. His sound is pure pop bliss as he hits you hard with his mix of electronic fusion and pounding 80s rock beat. It's a late night sounding track that puts you on the edge of your seat as you feel every beat pounding in your heart and the synths run rapid through your blood stream. Watch out as Rilan starts a chemical reaction thats ready to blow with "Chemical" below.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Gosh Pith with their borderline experimental electronic meets R&B debut "Waves". Gosh Pith instantly has you sinking into their minimalist electronics as they start things off with their Wet-like drums and fuse in lyrics that remind us of a nostalgic Prelow track. The roaring guitars come in at the chorus and wash you body deeper into the oceans, sending you into the trippy illusion that is Gosh Pith. You'll be lost in the darkened seas being washed away as every electronic element that hits your soul.
Swedish super-star on the rise Marlene ∞ has been turning heads for almost a year since making her debut with "Bon Voyage" that was gave us that last taste of Summer '13. Since releasing her debut, she's been pumping up her game with a follow-up to her smash debut with a dreamy sophomore single "Stay Awake" and a stellar EP that showcases all of her star power packed into one package of pop gold. Today, we get the lead track "Indian Summer"'s visually pleasing video that takes us deep into a tropical paradise as Marlene graces us with her pop star moves. All of this wonder leads up to the final chorus packed with a glowing neon dance party centered around all of the unstoppable power that Marlene brings to the table. Prepare yourself. Marlene ∞ is coming up fast and nothing will get in her way of her finding her "indian summer".
The Young Wild with their steaming debut "Moment Goes" that's instantly gets your blood rushing with its slow-burning rock chorus. Fusing verses that jump on your brain waves like an Action Item track, these guys dive right into an anthemic Priory chorus that'll have singing every word as you blast it through the speakers of your car raging hard as the night goes on. We'll be expecting a lot more from this band in the coming months with a few opportunities on the horizon and a debut EP ready to drop just a few months away. For now take a listen below and get your blood rushing throughout the night giving you that indie-packed adrenaline high your body craves as the youth run wild in your body. Be young. Be wild. Be free. and "let the moment go where the moment goes"!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mansions On The Moon are gearing up for their debut album this fall with a hot new lead single "Don't Tell" that takes you higher than the clouds into the neon atmosphere above. Combining a funk similar to Broken Bells and the elegance of M83, Mansions on the Moon craft a track that is light and playful sending all the right feels about what happened last night into your body. The melody floats effortlessly fusing into a Capital Cities-like chorus that gets you out on the dance floor grooving all night long. You won't be able to stop until the morning comes as Mansions on the Moon sends their infectious beat into your bones.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Lovelife just did it again. They made us fall in love with their steamy electronics as they craft another hit, "Nova", that's going to be running around your head all day long. Picking up on the disco influence craze that's been gracing more tracks these days, Lovelife take this and fuses it with a futuristic touch as they send you into a cosmic force field deep in the galaxies beyond, slowly hurtling you into their vortex of a chorus that is catchy beyond belief. Blast off with Lovelife and touch the stars and more as they take you on a intergalactic, 70s space journey with this one.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Jack Garratt is playing a slew of shows in London in the coming months, so don't miss out. You can check out the dates and get your tickets here and pick up your copy of Remnants here.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Today marks the top 10 of our Half Year Review and we couldn't me more excited to share with you some of our favorite acts of 2014 so far. There are so many artists/bands that are going to literally blow up this year and there are artists/bands that we don't even know about yet that might just be the biggest thing of 2014 (A lot can happen in 6 months). We just wanted to do a quick honorary mention of a few artists/bands that are some of our favorites and will always have a place in our heart as an act that truly can stand out: Evvy, Broken Luxury, Mattheu, and Frenship. Every artist we feature on Oblivious Pop has the talent to go extremely far in this industry. That is why we feature them on here. We put a lot of consideration when we do countdowns like these all of which include analytics and just pure instinct. With all of this out, we are proud to give you our Top 10 picks for the first half of 2014!
All it took was one listen and we instantly fell in love with the new darkened pop star Halsey. In just a day her debut single "Ghost" went viral and had every music lover melting in the palm of her hand. She delivered her second single "New Americana" that had us in a rebellious state and instantly craving more from this girl who has all the right essences of pop. We are well on the way to getting more music from this girl as her debut EP is slated for release later this year on Astralwerks/Capitol Records.
Great Good Fine Ok released their debut track about 9 months ago and literally had the music industry crawling at their feet to get a taste. After leaving us in a wonder of what was coming next, Great Good Fine Ok let some remixes of their debut keep the steam rolling and finally led to the long waited sophomore release "Not Going Home" that literally had the same, if not more, on the industry. Great Good Fine Ok is well on their way to becoming the hottest band in the indie scene as they are set to release their debut EP on Neon Gold Records in the coming months and have a deal locked up with Epic Records in the UK.
Tove Lo. "It" Girl. Superstar. Hit maker. Girl who makes us "stay high all the time". It was clearly meant to be after she released the song that's still circulating the world and becoming one of the biggest obsessions to date. "Habits" was released in the spring of 2014 and instantly caught the eyes of all the right people. A year later, we got her debut EP via Neon Gold Records and she instantly started climbing the charts. Now that even more eyes are on her, the long awaited debut full-length later this year.
There's always a major fascination with artists who are unique in the most intriguing yet creative ways and with Allie X we get just that. Coming off of a debut track "Catch" that went viral after Katy Perry blasted a tweet about the song, Allie X is making the music world crave every part of her. People want to know her back story, they want to know what makes her tick, and they want to know when they are getting more music from her. She's currently 3 songs deep in her career and all of them have been sure fire hits filled with hook after hook. The most intriguing thing about Allie X is her stance on her project. It appears she's just kind of going a long with it and testing the waters as an artist who can do without a major label and still be that pop star everyone will talk about.
We couldn't be happier to give our leading spot to a duo that won our hearts over with one listen. Powers, an NYC/LA duo with a long list of accomplishments behind them in other projects (which include writing for Icona Pop), are hot on the verge of becoming an act that has been slowly creating some buzz. Their debut track "Gimme Some" caught the right eyes back last year, but it was this spring when things heated up from releasing their powerhouse track "Money" and then a music video for "Touch The World" that had all the right feels. A month or two ago they teased they were in the studio with the Knocks working on something sick. With all the talk, we just keep hearing more phenomenal things about this collaboration that our heads are filling with excitement as to when we are finally going to get a listen. Powers has won our entire heart and all of our support. We can only imagine what is in store for them in the coming year.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Back in January we got dropped back into a vintage laced landscape with Prelow's debut track "For The Team" that had us reminiscing about the rebellious days of high school. They then went on to give us their doses of fuzzy synths with "Simple Song" and that's when we knew that Prelow wasn't playing around. They create tracks that are perfect for those late nights of laying around your apartment with friends and sharing a laugh or two that carry into the early hours of the morning. Prelow is definitely that band we are expecting to see a breakout from within the year.
We've been following Mapei ever since she first released her debut single "Don't Wait" back last fall and ever since we've been watching as she instantly made the music industry drool over her months later. Mapei then pour a little gasoline onto the fire with "Change" and literally the world knew about this "it" girl. She's roaring up the ranks with Seinabo Sey and Ryn Weaver becoming a household name in pop. Mapei aimed for the sun and landed among the stars and she's glowing brighter than ever.