Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

Hither Green’ by Candy’s Room is some dynamic, funky rock music with a modern indie approach. These guys describe themselves as taking “influence from old Motown records and 80s college rock bands like Sonic Youth and Galaxie 500 in [an] attempt to create a hybrid of popular music tones.” They say this track “features string and brass arrangements, which have been layered using modern production techniques — an experiment to try … Continue reading Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

AWAZE Makes a Strong Debut with “Pour a Little Love, Love”

“The song tells about a girl reflecting on the indifference of life and how the great wheel keeps spinning no matter how messed up things are. The mid section riff was written on a really cheap and old acoustic guitar when being bored to death on a x-mas holiday.” – AWAZE AWAZE is the incredible Swedish band consisting of drummer Jonna Löfgren (Glasvegas, Hurula), bassist … Continue reading AWAZE Makes a Strong Debut with “Pour a Little Love, Love”

Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ Is an Honestly Modern Take on a Poppy New Wave Sound

Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ is wonky psychedelic rock that takes clear cues from new wave and some more off-kilter developments in the world of pop. “The new songs combine psychedelic rock and 80s new wave influences,” the band says of their new album Everything’s Fine, “while the lyrics deal with the mind, shamanism, self-doubt, madness and other psychological issues that are very relevant in today’s anxiety-riddled modern world.” Continue reading Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ Is an Honestly Modern Take on a Poppy New Wave Sound

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ is expansive, freeform alternative rock with an untethered shoegaze vibe. Citing influences “comprising iconic bands… from Sense Field, The Appleseed Cast and Sunny Day Real Estate to Hum and The Smashing Pumpkins,” these guys, “have concocted a sound with nods to the past but very much aimed at a contemporary audience.” Continue reading Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

Down North Creates a Tasteful Fusion of Funk, Soul, and Rock, Quickly Hooking in Listeners

“We’re not even really a soul band, because we don’t have horns. You know when you see soul singers, and they’re, like, cool and smooth? Yeah, that’s not us. We’re like that old stuff that you see on YouTube, the wild, crazy performances where the dude is sweating within the first song. Yeah, that’s how we are.”  – Down North lead singer/dancer, Anthony Briscoe Maybe … Continue reading Down North Creates a Tasteful Fusion of Funk, Soul, and Rock, Quickly Hooking in Listeners

Keeakev’s ‘That’s My Word’ Is Slick, Laid-Back Rap with a Psychedelic Vibe

Keeakev’s ‘That’s My Word’ is slick, laid-back rap with a more traditional, psychedelic vibe. “This isn’t a snippet,” this artist says, “this is a song with one verse and two hooks. The beat rides out on it’s own intentionally.” The unorthodox structure, which puts a strong focus on the instrumental towards the beginning and end of the track, definitely gives the song a unique vibe. … Continue reading Keeakev’s ‘That’s My Word’ Is Slick, Laid-Back Rap with a Psychedelic Vibe

‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe

‘Evidence’ by Shields is upbeat, poppy alt rock with a lightly progressive, futuristic vibe. These guys are, “a Newcastle-based 5-piece band,” they say, “with a reputation for innovative alt-pop instrumentation and delicate harmonies.” The group says they are known for, “stunning live performances, honed by early tour support slots with the likes of Placebo, Walk The Moon, and Everything Everything,” in addition to their appearance “at BBC 6Music … Continue reading ‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe

Galactic Release Jazz-Funk Song to Raise Money for The Houseman’s Family

Galactic, based in New Orleans, have been working on the soulful song “Can’t You Believe” for the past year. The jazz-funk song features authentic vocals from The Houseman and instrumentation that will get just about anyone grooving. The song features a thick bass, sailing guitars, and a horn section that funks it up. The song is made complete with a strong hook melody consisting of … Continue reading Galactic Release Jazz-Funk Song to Raise Money for The Houseman’s Family

Irish Fury’s ‘Dance of Denial’ Is Funky, Strangely Poppy Hard Rock

Irish Fury’s ‘Dance of Denial’ is funky hard rock with a decidedly political lyrical approach. “We are looking to capture a heavy vibe with crushing guitars and synths,” the band says, “in the spirit of old school progressive rock.” These guys definitely have an Operation: Mindcrime-era Queensryche vibe, but there’s definitely some other stuff going on here. There’s a kind of campy, retro pop vibe … Continue reading Irish Fury’s ‘Dance of Denial’ Is Funky, Strangely Poppy Hard Rock

Colour Machine’s ’21st Century’ Is Lightly Progressive Rock with a Funky Garage Vibe

Colour Machine’s ’21st Century’ is groovy, lightly progressive rock music with a Saturday Night Fever meets post-punk revival vibe. The band describe this song as, “a funk-inspired social commentary on the mindset of twenty-first century youth, pulling from influences as broad as The White Stripes to George Clinton.” Their new EP, Strengthen My Hands, “will be released later in 2018,” they say, “off the back of a … Continue reading Colour Machine’s ’21st Century’ Is Lightly Progressive Rock with a Funky Garage Vibe