Run Rivers release their sumptuous debut indie-folk single ‘Lost Love’

FFO Fleet Foxes & Bon Iver: Run Rivers are a new electro-folk project fronted by Chris James, the former frontman of ‘Stateless’. The debut single ‘Lost Love’ is a stunning, cinematic piece of powerful folk-pop, with a rousing chorus and delicious harmonies that sit right in the pocket. The official video features Joni Kamen, and…

Jalen N’Gonda – I Need You

R&B meets the indie rocking of Merseyside on Jalen N’Gonda’s ‘I Need You’. Drawing upon the subject of a man, feeling blue, Jalen croons over a rhythmic bed of guitar. “The idea was to shoot a video about a guy not wanting to be on a film set…quite up to its contrary. It’s some soul,…

Quote Club: Tanjier

“The track is about a married man lusting for a prostitute, even though he has a family. The track is called ‘Hymn’ because it is the protagonist’s song of worship to this sex worker that he is infatuated by. It explores the grey areas between what we want and what we need. We had the idea of…

Launchpad: BRYTLY

Twenty-year-old singer and songwriter, Codi Lester A.K.A. BRYTLY, is a native South Carolinian who is finding her artistic footing in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Armed with her guitar, BRYTLY is beginning to showcase the writing talent that lays the foundation for her single ‘Are You Out There’. Surrounded by low-key production, Lester’s vocal shines…

Quote Club: The Land Below

The Land Below were previously a member of the electronica duo Wild at Heart (Kitsuné records). In 2014 he went solo as The Land Below and self released a cover of The Presets – “This boy’s in love”. It garnered attention from blogs, music press and he was consequently signed by Hybris. “What began as…

Beta State – LMK

San Francisco natives Beta State are a genre defying cocktail of seemingly disparate influences. Heavier indie rock, meets dreamy synth-wave pop and bold hip-hop beat-smithery; whilst it’s hard to pin Beta State down their appeal is undeniable. Energetic and focused in equal measure, their new single ‘LMK’ shows that they’re here to stay. Follow: Website…

Quote Club: Moira Mack

“My first release, ‘I Worry I Worry,’ is the product of 22 years of introspective anxiety and an obsession with jazz and soul music. The words ‘I worry that I worry’ perfectly explain my penchant for over analyzing; it is this anxiety that has delayed my public release of original material until now.” “On the…

DAKOTA – Silver Tongue

Netherlands-based Dakota return with their blend of alt-indie-pop that has us dreaming of California. Their hazy synths, electronic beats and guitar riffs have us feeling nostalgic for summer already and we look forward to seeing Dakota continue to grow in the underground alt scene in the coming months. Dakota’s new single Silver Tongue, released by…

Quote Club: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

“Haunted is the second track we recorded for this Album, and unlike the other tracks, the instrumentation was recorded in just one live take.  The song also came together in the writing process very quickly too.  The song tries to explore the dark angst we feel when earthly companionship is either absent or fails to…

Quote Club: Desert Moons

“This track was originally an idea of Simon’s conceived in our home studio. We sent it back and forth to each other over a period of a week, until it became what you hear today. We had a lot of fun with this song. We tend to always produce our favourite works when we’re evenly…

FIVE: Au Dre

New playlist feature alert! **KLAXON** Every week we’ll ask an artist to provide four of their favourite tracks at the moment, and we’ll add in their newest release to head the playlist. The first instalment is from Australian alt-poppers Au Dre. The Melbourne based duo recently released ‘Gravity’ which is picking up a lot of heat,…

Anjulie – Dream Again

I’m a big believer in songwriters using their talents to say something important, to shift the political needle and engage otherwise apolitical fans. There’s been a resurgence in this kind of writing as of late, Anjulie’s ‘Dream Again’ is a prime example of impactful and thoughtful song-craft. “Last summer I started a conversation with my…