And just like that a year has passed. A lot changed for me in the past 12 months and I’d be lying if I said Oh Wonder’s music didn’t help me get through it. In fact, it was a year ago this week when I received a submission from the band, then called Wonder Wonder, for their debut track, ‘Body Gold’. What followed was an incredible string of releases, once each month, that jumpstarted the duo’s career beyond internet buzz and into real stardom. ‘Heart Hope’ is their final single drop ahead of their debut album, which will come out September 4th and is available for pre-order on digital and / or vinyl. I want to wish Anthony and Josephine best of luck on their upcoming tour and thank them for a truly wonderful year of music. Cheers guys!
Solomon Grey is rising electronic duo Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston who are from London and just released a new single titled ‘Invisible’ featuring vocalist Mahaut Mondino. The tune has a really unique vibe, perhaps from the synths, that gives it a standout feel. The duo will release ‘Invisible’ as part of their upcoming Selected Features EP on September 11th, which will be followed by a headline show at The Waiting Room in London September 15th (tickets).
Los Angeles quartet DOROTHY just dropped a new single called ‘Raise Hell’ that should provide the perfect jump start to your week. The rockers’ came storming out of Los Angeles earlier this summer as the opening act on Miguel’s WildHeart Tour, after being handpicked by the R&B superstar himself. Hopefully it exposed them to a lot of people across the country because, as I’ve mentioned before, they’re making some of the most refreshing music around.
Some of you may remember our coverage of a rising singer-songwriter from Warwickshire named Keyes. We covered her debut single ‘Veins‘ back in May, after being impressed by her songwriting and vocal ability. ‘Black Magic’ is the 18-year old’s new single, showcasing an obvious growth, as she croons over a more upbeat pop production that is infectious and gives her an opportunity to showcase a promising vocal range. The tune saw its official release on August 24th via MILK and is available for stream below or download here.
I mentioned in a post on Honne earlier this month, that despite covering acts from all over the country, SOS doesn’t get much music from Minnesota. However, for the second time this month, we have another act from MN, again out of Minneapolis, called Denny made up of Alex, Jack, and Sully, a trio of self described suburban punks creating their own style of fuzz-pop. It’s upbeat, carefree, and our submission of the week.
Equal is an established DJ from New York who has spent years spinning around the city, as well as various festivals like Bonnaroo, where I got a chance to see him a few years back. It was the late night silent disco tent and, if I recall correctly, he had the place jumpin till damn near sunrise. An obvious talent above the dance floor, he is also a rising producer who just released a stellar new single titled ‘Shakedown’, which features Seja, the lead-singer of Brisbane band Sekiden. It’s a funky disco tune that serves as the first cut off Equal’s upcoming self-titled EP set for release this fall. ‘Shakedown’ is officially out today on HeavyRoc Music.
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