New Music //
The New Music section of the blog is dedicated to bringing you fresh new sounds and videos from a wide range of musical genres. Expect to hear bright, thoughtful tunes that are sometimes poppy and sometimes challenging, but always vital and lively as we share songs we love, with you.
Latest Posts //
Irish alt.rock/psych/synth/industrialrock/stoner/godknowswhat band Meltybrains? release a new EP on 18th of November, preceded by their brand new single Know My Name. We’re not entirely sure what to make of this band, but there’s some serious talent here. Check it out.
Formed in Ireland in 2015, synth trio producer-musicians Darragh O’Connor, Johnny Smee and Jack O’Flaherty, driven by a love for the 1980’s and all things electronic, began to collaborate on synthwave-inspired music and the result it Exiles. Red Lights, the lead track from their debut EP is a vocal-tinged, synthwave monster and I like it a lot.
Early this year Toronto-based Dragonette dropped ‘Lonely Heart’ the first new track for some time. They’ve followed that up with a new single, Sweet Poison; a classy track with a rolling bassline that’ll go down well with lovers of electro and synthpop.
Delerium, the Canadian electronic act spearheaded by Front Line Assembly front man Bill Leeb launch a new album today. The new album Mythologie has been two years in the making and alongside long time artistic partner and collaborator Rhys Fulber, Leeb has enlisted a dazzling array of vocalists, producers and musicians to help him achieve his artistic vision.
The Fantastic Plastics describe their style as FutureWave and themsleves as being ‘The Future of the Future’ – a mix of new wave, synth punk and electro elements with Orwellian and Sci-Fi inspired lyricism. Sounds good, right? Listen to this track and decide for yourself.
There must be something in the water in Los Angeles that results in so many good bands originating from around there, and you can certainly add EXES to that list. EXES – Venice Beach based Allie McDonald and Mike Derenzo have just released a new song, Dear, Home and you really should listen to it.
Electronic duo Amethysts have just released their debut single My Love and it’s very, very nice indeed. Recorded in their own home studio and mixed by Shuta Shinoda (Daughter, Ghostpoet), the two-piece’s first release sees them mix electronics and live instrumentation, with layers of sweet vocal harmonies washing over depths of synthesisers and guitar, whilst drum machines battle with live drums.
Oliver Munch is an eclectic multi-instrumentalist/producer and sometimes DJ living on the North Coast of Australia. He says that ‘surf and skate culture influence individuality and a drive to amalgamate genres without the pressure of fitting into a box’ and you can certainly feel that in his compositions. His new track, Mallawa is a flowing piece of instrumental hip hop with a lush vocal lead that we recommend you listen to.