JAX coming in strong with her second single "Kickin' & Screaming'". Build upon the purest of pop melodies, JAX gives us stellar vocals with lyrics that pack a full punch of power. She's graceful on this track yet fierce in every move. Her energy blazes its way through ever note, creating a fire that's an unstoppable force. One listen and you'll be hooked for good. Feel the furry that is JAX below.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Surf Rock Is Dead are back with their latest single "In Between" off of their upcoming EP. With reverbing guitars and drums placed neatly in the back of the production, this Brooklyn duo have us reminiscing about sun-glazed days in the hazy summer sun. There's clear traces of The Drums wrapped in their sound, but Surf Rock Is Dead definitely create something of their own with this one. Check this one below.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Sandra Sample, Australia's news cool kid producer with her debut single "Nightfall". Packed with glittery verses, Sandra gives us the sweetest of vocals layered over disturbed synths that pound away at the ground in the chorus. This one's filled with a sugary vibe while also giving a sour taste in the best way possible. Check this one below, and watch out for more from Sandra Sample this next year.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
birthday is back with his latest track "Cathedrals" off of his debut EP. The production on this one glows in the darkness as foggy Neon Indian-like synths twist around the waves of the The Japanese House-like melodies that gently crash around you. There's so much warmth locked into this track while also bringing an underlying haunting feeling deep below the surface. Dive into this one below.
Yoke Lore has had a pretty solid 2016 with the release of his debut EP. He's managed to bring folk music back into a modern state with his pop melodies meshed with the classic workings of his story-like lyrics. To top off this year, Yoke Lore released Gilligan Moss's remix of "Hold Me Down", which takes this already borderline pop/folk-perfected piece and dips it in cruising electronics. Check this one below, and prepare for an explosive 2017 from Yoke Lore.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Lucian has been killing the game for quite some time. Releasing some massive singles throughout this year, he caps off 2016 with "Sober" featuring Finnish singer Olivera. From the very start you'll be captured by Lucian's shimmering production as Olivera douses you in her perfected vocals. It's a gem of the internet ready to find itself locked on your playlist. Check it out below.
Honors is the latest outfit hailing from the Toronto with their debut single "Over". With traces of The Weekend locked in the production, they ride on a R&B vibe throughout the track. It's the chorus that's packed with so much power, yet it remains cold to the touch. Its a track that's going to grab hold of you and never let go after every listen. Get hooked on this one below.
Monday, December 12, 2016
RÉN burst onto the scene over two years ago with a stellar debut that had eyes turning her way. Fast forward to this last week, and we finally get a third offering that's been well worth the wait. Taking strides closer to the pop-sphere than her debut did, "Give It All Up" brings a punch of perfection ready to launch her into a big 2017. Her lyrics are filled with vivid hooks that wrap themselves around your brain as the production is driven by it's zooming beat in the chorus. It's clear that RÉN throws her all into this glorious single. It's one you'll have playing on repeat far after the new year. Press play below, and give it up for RÉN.
Photo credit: Lauren Desberg
Photo credit: Lauren Desberg
oddnesse is one of those artists who's bringing this alternative sound back with her debut single "Somewhere Somehow". Instantly finding similarities to Beach House in the production, oddnesse delivers vocal melodies that chime with the likes of St. Vincent creating an undeniably addictive sound. It's nostalgic yet brings a new sense to this style of music. Press play below, embrace the nostalgia, and get familiar with oddnesse.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Rationale yet, then you better get familiar ASAP. After releasing his debut EP back in 2015, he's prepping for a solid 2017 with his latest stunner "Vessels". Holding strong to his soulful sound, Rationale knows how to swap in different genres of music with every new track. It all works in his favor of creating something completely new, but bringing that defining factor that makes his music so irresistible. This one's lands itself as a top-notch rising hit with its powerful chorus and stellar lyrics that sail through every surging synth. Set sail with this one below.
Bien is quite possibly one of the best undiscovered acts making waves this week. Their debut EP is a hidden gem of the internet finally unearthed and ready to make waves in the vast ocean. One listen and it's clear the stand-out track is "The Best Part". Built upon icy chimes, Bien deliver an almost Scandinavian-pop sound that dances with the likes of Say Lou Lou and Wildhart. There's traces of Milk & Bone in the lyrics as they bring a playful yet melancholy vibe. Press play, and discover Bien below.
NOTNO is the latest addition to The Knocks' HeavyRoc family. Their latest single "Take It Back" is a massive electronic hit as they surge in on foggy synths mixing with the warmth of those classic dance chords. Throughout the track you'll find yourself lost in a sunny haze that'll keep you lost but feeling comfortable and relaxed. Think French Horn Rebellion meets Empire Of The Sun. Get lost in the haze below with this one.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Me Not You made their debut last week with "Bulletproof". Grasping a nostalgic 90s sound, these newcomers deliver a roaring track that delivers an ominous atmosphere. There's hints of pop laced through the organ loop and synths, but its the guitars that give it a hard bite. Me Not You are absolutely one's to keep an eye on as this next year will hopefully be filled with more from them. Rock out below.
Golden Coast since day one. After spending the past few years releasing singles, they're finally pushing forward a proper self-titled EP. A clear highlight off of it is "Make Ya Move", which grasps their signature sun-soaked sound. There's a grooving beat driving this one from the moment you hit play. The chorus is laced in a catchy melody that'll have your hips moving. It's a stellar rising pop-hit that's undeniably catchy. Just one listen and you'll be hooked. Golden Coast's EP drops tomorrow everywhere. Get yourself moving on this one below.
Xander Singh's background in music steps back years ago when he was part of Pepper Rabbit and Passion Pit. After finding himself leaving Passion Pit due to his health, he comes forward with his own solo work inspired from all of this. "Love Is Suicide" is just a taste of his debut record. Backed by chiming synths, Xander gives compelling melodies that embrace his lyrical genius. The production delivers an almost cheerful vibe while the lyrics have a looming darkness. Xander Singh's debut album Muffin is out everywhere Dec. 16. via Hit City U.S.A. Get a taste below.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Emmit Fenn returns today with his second single "Blinded". Bubbling from the very beginning, Emmit gives us eery vocals that twirl on top of deep piano chords driven by the darkest of emotions. As you dive deeper into the track the chillier it gets as the strings build their way in continuously growing until the grand finale. Emmit Fenn clearly showcases his true talents on this one, proving he's one to watch going into 2017. Swim in the emotions below.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Emily Burns is the latest pop star on-the-rise from the UK. Her latest single "Take It Or Leave It" sets the bar for her. Her sound is refreshing as the production finds itself in a playful world with its chime, but Emily's vocals take things even further as they are pure and golden throughout. Think Anna Straker meets Alessia Cara for this one. Its got so much power while still remaining cool to the touch. Get familiar with Emily Burns because there's no doubt that she one of the brightest new acts in pop. Dive in below.
Australian producers Wayfarer// and North Elements have teamed up with Denitia (denitia and sene) on their new single "Break". This ones a smooth R&B-infused hit that pulls on the chillest vibes while igniting through the vocals of Denitia. The verses are ice cold, but once the chorus kicks in things really start warming up with the textured beats that pluck at your heart strings until you're crumbling under it all. Let yourself break apart on this one below.
Alice Merton with her self-defining debut single "No Roots". Never has there been a debut single that has related so well to the back story of an artists before. The lyrics circle around the idea of not having any roots and finding home in the sky, and for Alice Merton, that's exactly what she's done. Having spent her life traveling the world, this debut is absolutely written about her experiences of finding home in so many differentplaces. The track is driven by a grooving bass riding underneath her astounding vocals. It's packed with energy that'll have your foot tapping to every beat. Check this one below, and find home in the melodies of Alice Merton.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Safety Meeting with his debut single "90s Kids". Bringing Aria Hennessy on for vocals, Safety Meeting delivers a thumping beat that drive the track to the club and back while Aria's vocals add that golden touch on top. The message drives home this carefree feeling that makes you throw all your cares away and have a little fun. Check the premiere of this one below, and let all the worries flow away.
Chai Khat emerge on their debut "Hail Satin". Riding high on those atmospheric guitars, Chai Khat give us traces of punk in their vocal melodies that dance with the likes of Day Wave and The Drums. There's a strong sense of youth and love throughout, along with everything in between. Chai khat deliver something completely left of centerfield on this and it's everything we could ask for. Get familiar below.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
After two months on hiatus, we are back. This was a much needed break, but overall, the music was bound to bring us back to these pages to deliver the best up-and-coming music. With the relaunch of the blog, we are excited to start rolling out some new features to give you the best new music at your easiest convenience. To kick things off, we have just launched our Spotify playlist Commuter Tunes. This is the best tracks from the hottest acts on the rise, all compiled into one seamless playlist that'll be the soundtrack for your daily commute. Check it out below and be sure to follow the playlist to get notified about all of the new tracks we'll be adding to it every week.