Los Angeles 4-piece indie band Twin Oaks released the new album ‘White Noise” that is packed with impressive tracks including ‘Animal’, ‘Ghosts’, and the title track ‘White Noise’. The band masterfully mixes electronics & instrumentation while creating memorable haunting melodies. The new album is a follow up to the previous self released album ‘Lions Den’ which found airplay on college radio, and made the indie blog top 2014 lists. Twin Oaks has shared the stage with acts such as Wartime Recitals, Those Folk, and Bear On Fire.
Texas singer-songwriter Ellen Hinton who goes under the moniker Ellen Once Again is seeing success with songs placements. Ellen who was inspired by Whitney Houston & Bill Withers in her formative years has developed into a top tier indie pop songwriter. Her bubbly-vintage sounds have been featured on television shows including Glee & Manhattan Love Story while her “I’m Feeling Lucky” appears in the new Hershey’s Deluxe commercial. Ellen notes “I want people to be encouraged and inspired when they listen to me,” she says. “It’s about spreading love through music.”
Brisbane three piece The Cairos have released the new single ‘Love Don’t Feel Right‘. While the bands last release was through Island/Universal, the new single is self released, and the results are good. It’s airy, dreamy, and atmospheric with hints of The Beatles & Coldplay. The band notes, “the new single is a little bit different from what we have done before, it’s more pop inspired. With 100% creative control, this is the work that we have been wanting to produce.” They played along side Mute Math, have performed high profile gigs in South East Asia, and will embark on a 2016 presented by Rolling Stone.
NJ singer-songwriter Alex English released a new EP with notable tracks on it such as ‘I’m On Fire‘ and ‘High Off The Ground‘. Although new on the scene, she is quickly finding her voice and a place as a songwriter with her unique blend of pop & soul, think Rihanna meets Americana. Having been nominated for this years Asbury Music Awards (the home of Springsteen), this could be her beginning to something great.
Dunedin garage rock act Two Cartoons impresses with the latest single release ‘Males‘. They have received love from BBC Radio 6, Clash Magazine and The 405. The band has gained momentum with the previous single releases including ‘Horizon Approaching‘ which has garnered over 690,000 Spotify plays, 90,000+ Soundcloud streams and has charted on New Zealand alternative radio. The band has found their own brand of guitar driven garage rock, and unlike their cohorts, they brought back melody.