Rebel Kites is making some noise with their own brand of folk rock. The London five piece garnered thousands of listens on Soundcloud in the first week of the release and the record received national airplay on BBC Radio and premiered on Indie Shuffle. The live show consists of an ensemble sharing over fifteen instruments on stage, and Rebel Kites’ dynamic, visual live show has risen through the London circuit, at venues such as Birthdays, The Finsbury, The Old Queen’s Head, Oxjam and many warehouse shows. Indie Shuffle notes “Rebel Kites is a fitting name for a band that fell out of the sky and hit me on the head”
We’ve become a fan of the Brisbane trio Avaberée (aye-va-ber-ee). The new single “Can’t Get You Off My Mind” is a solemn & enigmatic classic that has Enya-esque melody. The song was crafted in Los Angeles with upcoming producer Tommy English (Ladyhawke, Borns) which comes off the forth coming EP, ‘In your arms I found my secrets’. Avaberée has toured the east coast of Australia supporting Matt Corby, Emma Louise, Will and The People, The Trouble With Templeton and Stu Larson. Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J says “This is really elegant and nodding pop music. The approach has obvious charm but it’s adorned simply enough to really make an impact with each listen.”
Brooklyn based Marlowe Grey released Sugar Plumb Fairy that will come off the new EP, ‘Midnight In Brooklyn’. The track is ambient & hypnotic capturing a slice Radiohead. Frontman Anthony Pietro states that “the single is inspired by ““The title itself comes from listening to old Beatles and John Lennon bootlegs where Lennon himself would often start his takes with ‘sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy,’ instead of the traditional ‘one-two, one-two.'” The band has performed Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge and The Knitting Factory and will release the debut EP this fall followed by an LP soon after.
We’ve become fans of Corey Valentine, an electronic dream pop from Brighton, California. Tracks such as The Glow & Pieces are layered in synths, guitars, harmonies and reverb offering the best of indie pop. The group takes musical inspiration from classic acts such as Tears for Fears and modern electro artists such as Chvrches. The new track Pieces offers chorused guitars and layers of vintage synthesizers, delivering nostalgia tickling, electronic dream pop which harks back to the sound of the 80’s while maintaining a contemporary edge.
Sherpa, a Copenhagen singer & producer released ‘In Your Blood‘ with fanfare. It’s upbeat, melancholic, infectious with an 80’s vibe. The track made Buzzfeed’s “57 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month” alongside artists like Nicki Minaj, Years & Years and The Weeknd. He has performed at Berlin Music Week where he shared the stage with artists such as Jaakko Eino Kalevi.