Sara Diamond – Unsure

Sara Diamond has a voice. A big, emotionally charged voice. A voice that demands the listener’s attention and holds it firm through the duration of her new single ‘Unsure’. Introspective and fun in equal measure, the new record is the output of an artist at full confidence. Diamond explains that “Unsure” is “all about all about…

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,…

Launchpad: Madeleine Rosenthal

Fire debut alert! I love being introduced to an artist with seemingly boundless potential. Madeleine Rosenthal’s indie tinged electronic pop has a very high ceiling; beautiful melodies and a gorgeous vocal tone characterises her debut single ‘No One’s Gonna Save You’. “No One’s Gonna Save You is a song about not relying on others to…

Meghann Clancy – In Time

“‘In Time’ is a nostalgic reminiscence of the innocence and joy of young love, and how this can change when problems and difficulties arise. I drew inspiration for this song from the North sea, and we filmed the video at a beautiful beach in Northumberland. It is the first of 3 tracks I’m releasing, under…

Brika – Don’t Want Your Love

Miami based songwriter Brika is beguiling us again with her exceptional new single ‘Don’t Want Your Love’. There are Corrine Bailey Rae vibes in the tone of the vocal and the soulfulness of the instrumental, with enough contemporary seasoning to ensure it sits nicely in today’s big playlists. Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

On The Record: Drinker

This is your second single now, how do you feel the response has been so far? Aaron: Great, actually. This music is something completely new for both of us and I really didn’t know what to expect. It’s been great to see Spotify get behind it with placements on New Indie Mix, and New Music…

Alë Jay – Face Turns Blue @ Sofar NY

A little live experience here for our lovely readers. A soulful bluesy number from New York songwriter Alë Jay. Face Turns Blue is an impressive piece of songwriting and sounds great on record, with Jay’s vocal providing some stunning texture and control. However, it’s even more dynamic in this stripped back live version for Sofar, the…

Phil Simmonds – The Heights

Phil Simmonds is a Los Angeles based writer and producer. With a firm focus on crafting melodies Simmonds manages to pair well written toplines with expansive production elements. Keep an eye out for this one in your favourite playlists. Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Sam Tinnesz – Play With Fire

“I worked on this one with a wild group here in Nashville called Yacht Money. They had the idea of doing a song about being pyromaniacs, and it turned out to have this sexy vibe to it that I didn’t expect, but ended up loving.” – Sam Tinnesz Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Lexxi Saal – Rescue Call

“Working on ‘Rescue Call’ was such a freeing experience. I’ve been wanting to work on music like this for a while now, so it was great to finally get it released.”  “It’s a feel good song that makes you want to dance. It’s like when you’re at a party and you’re not feeling the vibe…

Theia – Everything

New Zealand based songstress ‘Theia’ has followed up her widely acclaimed single ‘Roam’ with her new offering ‘Everything’. Her signature expansive harmonies are present, as is her uncanny ability to pair good melody writing with great vocal control. Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

NOVAA x LO – Lights

Pulsing, rhythmically swelling synths accompany NOVAA’s subtle, laid back vocal delivery on her new single ‘Lights’, a collaborative effort with emerging producer Lo. Think AlunaGeorge but more restrained. “LIGHTS approaches the question if being in love means falling for someone else or falling for yourself and the person that the other one sees in you….