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.
22 Year old Sydney based folk artist Gordi is buzzing. Her single “Can We Work It Out” has been added to Australia’s triple j. In late 2014, Gordi (Sophie Payten) picked up a lot of attention with her track “Nothing’s As It Seems”, a luminous pop track which drew comparisons ranging from Angel Olson, Asgeir, Joni Mitchell and Tallest Man On Earth. Recent highlights include #5 Spotify Viral 50 Chart, # 6 iTunes Singer-songwriter chart, & is showcasing at Bigsound Conference in Brisbane in September.
Nashville duo Poema has released its first EP, Pretty Speeches. This is the first independent release for the Albuquerque, NM natives Elle & Shealeen Puckett. Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Nolan Rossi, they’ve have captured a laid-back alt-pop vibe as you can hear in Enough Messing Around. The 405 notes “If you’re looking for warm, endearing new acoustic-tinged alt-rock, well, it doesn’t really get any better than Nashville sister-duo Poema. Their chilled out sound is perfect for those quiet, hot summer days cruising down the freeway with the windows rolled down…”
Indie songstress LYLOH who hails from Rancho Cucamonga, California released the song “Sleep Easy”. Think Coldplay & Garden State meets electronica. Daytrotter named her as one of the best music discoveries, while Audio Aquarium compares this 22 year old Southern Californian to BANKS and FKA Twigs. LYLOH notes “The one thing that I want people to get, or understand, or maybe strike a chord with when they listen to my music would probably be maybe you’re not alone in feeling the way that you do”