This Los Angeles-based duo Woolf and the Wondershow just popped up on the internet. They debuted their first track, “Cloaked” which climbed its way on the top of Indie Shuffle’s Most Popular list. Although this duo remains in hiding it’s been fun trying dig up information. In their own words: “Mad scientist Woolf met the wizardly Wondershow in a cave full of mellotrons beneath a snowy forest. It was in this den of magical mystery that they dipped their quills into the ink and created a musical concept experience: Woolf and the Wondershow. They invite you to enjoy ‘Cloaked,’ the introduction to this new world, and its many chapters to come.” They also released a music video for Cloaked which is centered around a Victorian Tragedy. The song & the video are great, when can we hear more?
UK based alt act Colour The Atlas released the new track ‘Scared’ which comes off their new EP Amethyst. This is the band’s third EP and features the production of Jake Gosling, who has worked with notable artists including Ed Sheeran and George Ezra. The EP is slated for a June release in the UK and a September release in the US. Taken influences from Radiohead & Massive Attack the band has received play on notable stations in the UK such as Radio 1, Radio 2 and XFM and they’ve been featured on The Guardian’s New Band of the Day. The band has upcoming performances at 93 Ft East in London and The Fleet in Briston this June.
XPLOR is an American synthpop duo formed by Brian Carmona and Vince DiCarlo. The vision of XPLOR is to create fun pop songs with memorable hooks/melodies, and stretch the boundaries of their creativity and abilities. The Single “Heartbreak” was written and self produced in Nashville,TN. The band will perform showcases this year upon completion of the E.P. Ultimate Music says this “the track is a festive groovy and summery retro-pop gem, mixed with a lovely 80s tropical atmosphere. If you like St. Lucia, this is your new guilty pleasure for sure.” Little is known about XPLOR, but this could change quickly.
1 Wiz Khalifa See You Again 32,665 (paid downloads)
2 WALK THE MOON Shut Up and Dance 18,593
3 Jason Derulo Want to Want Me 14,458
4 The Weeknd Earned It 14,351
5 Fetty Wap Trap Queen 13,131
6 Andy Grammer Honey, I’m Good. 13,023
7 David Guetta Hey Mama 12,608
8 T-Wayne Nasty Freestyle 12,528
9 Britney Spears Pretty Girls 10,630
10 Little Big Town Girl Crush 10,180
11 Tove Lo Talking Body 9,414
12 Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband 8,856
13 Mark Ronson Uptown Funk 8,816
14 Fifth Harmony Worth It 8,625
15 Maroon 5 Sugar 8,162
16 DJ Snake You Know You Like It 7,883
17 Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do 7,859
18 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud 7,720
19 Flo Rida GDFR 7,716
20 Rachel Platten Fight Song 7,385
21 Skrillex Where Are Ü Now 7,133
22 Natalie La Rose Somebody 6,735
23 Blake Shelton Sangria 6,735
24 Nick Jonas Chains 6,256
25 Sam Hunt Take Your Time 6,236
We have become instant fans of Cavalry after listening to the track ‘An Understanding‘. This five-piece alt-folk act recently emerged from Liverpool and have already earned support slots with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Antlers, and British Sea Power. Their brand of alt-folk marries classic and contemporary influence from Paul Simon to The National, Fleetwood Mac to Villagers, The Beatles to Bon Iver. Kate Hutchinson at The Guardian says “A darker Maccabees, full of broodiness and great songwriting”. Features include Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Dave Monks (BBC Radio Merseyside) as a ‘BBC Introducing Discovery’, as well as Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and Janice Long (Radio 2). Upcoming shows include Liverpool Sound City & BBC Music Day.