Alex Frankel of NY indie act Holy Ghost released a solo EP filled with hook laden electro tracks. The Crime Cutz EP which was recorded in his home studio was released in September, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s that good.
Frankel is no stranger to the scene. He teamed up with the Classixx single I Feel Numb and has performed live with the group with stops as Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, KCRW and on Last Call with Carson Early, as well as joining Neon Indian for a Pitchfork TV live performance.
Toronto duo Jane Void and Wayne Doe who go under the moniker Some Minor Noise released new tracks including my favorite Herstory. The indie pop duo began making strides but took a bit of a break. The hiatus was well deserved because the new set of sad electro tracks crafted for the wounded could put the duo back on the map where they belong. Press included Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, and the 405.
New comer Liv Jones aka ives. delivers a powerful track Callin’ ur Phone that has racked up nearly 40k plays on SoundCloud. The track which straddles r&b and dream pop is the first single released from the New Zealand indie artist.
And what caused the twenty something to write the emotionally charged song? She got screwed over. If ives. keeps on delivering, we’ll hear more about her.
New comers Lionfly Secrets, a five piece indie act from Sweden impresses with their latest track Epiphany. Their signature sound consisting of big synths, catchy melodies and a female vocal helped them reach the finals of the the popular Stream Your Dream competition in Stockholm and performing at renowned Live at Heart.
Kings favorite Club Drive has released the music video for the track Leaving and they announced a Spring 2017 headline tour which puts them at The Garage in London, followed by Manchester and Birmingham.
As I noted before, Club Drive is an unrestrained, straight forward pop band that has some classic Maroon 5 moments.
Having support from BBC Introducing, the London 4 piece performed on the main stage at Fusion Festival where they played alongside The Vamps and Ella Henderson.
The band is influenced by a wide array of artists. Lead vocalist Aaron Trowbridge notes, “In hindsight our parents actually had great taste in music. Everything from The Police, Phil Collins, Toto, Chicago & Prince to the likes of R’n’B, Garage and Pop-punk through our teenage years.