I first said Dan Owen is going places with Made To Love You. With a big voice, a proficient musician and big festival experience, it was only a matter of time before he stood out from the rest of the UK crooners. The Shrewsbury-born singer songwriter will release his first single Moonlight through Atlantic Records.
The song which debuted on Spotify New Music Friday playlist has clocked over 300k SoundCloud streams in just days.
The singer-songwriter first made his mark with the Open Hands and Enemies EP, which entered the iTunes Album Chart and become a favorite blog favorite.
Brian Carmona who goes under the moniker of MAON premieres the new infectious track Don’t Judge Me. Formerly of Kings favorite XPLOR, Carmona strays away from dream pop and heads into the direction toward Gorillaz and J Dilla. A video is in the works for the self produced track which deals with fears and insecurities. Check out the podcast and hear his tales from Los Angeles to Fargo.
Norwegian industrial pop artist Mari Hajem impresses with the unique Liquid Gold. The local press notes, “Her voice must be one of the best and most interesting in this town” while music journalist Jon Vidar Bergan says, “Hajem has a great voice, a lovely confidence on stage and that little extra you need to make it to the top”.
The 23 year old has opened for the likes of Kings Of Convenience and Ingrid Olava while performing at festivals including North England’s Threshold Festival and Norwegian’s Kongsberg Jazz Festival and Hove Festivalen. With thoughtful and introspective lyrics, Mari is cut from a different cloth from the average sun-soaked pop artist.
Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon said ‘There is not a lot of really raw music out there’. I couldn’t agree more, that’s why I like the latest single My Truth by Taylor Johns aka Between Giants . It’s raw-self-produced indie rock. Having been involved in various projects, Between Giants (inspired by an art piece Among The Giants) marks his first solo project. John notes ,“I want to be in the position to be living off my music, and in a position where I can connect with and entertain as many people as possible. I want to sell out Madison Square Garden.” Check it out!
Up and coming 23 year old Olso producer Coucheron impresses with his latest track Barely Floating. The 23 year old made a name for himself after collaborating with Kehlani on the track Alive which was part of the Grammy Nominated Album ‘You Should Be Here’. Further, he was selected as a Spotify ‘Spotlight’ artist and produced remixes for Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas.
The latest single Barely Floating which was released via Toothfairy recently hit over 2 million Spotify streams features fellow Norwegian artist Matilda. Check it out!