In 2020 Hatty Keane released her EP Nostalgia. The EP featured funky soul infused tracks like Celebrate and Diggin You which was championed by Trevor Nelson at BBC Radio 2 and Ronnie Herel at Mi-Soul. Groove Parlour her follow up 5 track EP is set for a summer release. The new EP is a concoction of disco, soul, rare groove and funk. It continues Hatty’s deep journey into a retro fashionista world.
Speaking about the lead single entitled ,’Oh What a Night’, the Manchester soulster said “Once my team sent me the track l knew it would be supa dupa. I wanted to get up and party like Prince.The writing process was so enjoyable and effortless”. Hatty will be performing the new EP with her band across many festivals during the summer.
Estella says “This song is about potential, when everything feels effortless. Drinking in somebody, the way they feel and laugh when they look at you and you realize you’d like them to keep looking at you that way. There’s no place you’d rather be than right there kissing them in that orange living room. When everything just stops.”
With over 70,000 Spotify monthly listeners, the 25 year old Colorado based artist released several singles and was a semi-finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent.
Check out Secret Weapon by Nashville based singer songwriter Laney Jones. Think Andy Shauf and Sharon Van Etten. Recently landing on Spotify’s Fresh Folk and recorded with Alabama Shakes collaborator Andrija Tokic, the track comes off her just released album Stories Up High via AHPO Record. Several of her songs garnered millions of streams and can be heard in movies and commercials for Pixar, Google, Netflix, Paramount, and Toyota.
Laney Jones says “Secret Weapon is a mantra. Whenever life gets overwhelming in my little world, I find it’s very powerful to do the hokey pokey and turn it around on the thoughts. It’s like lucid dreaming. You can let the dream rule you if you like it, or you can own it. With life, we can ‘take the fast train out’ at any time but that’s no fun. I choose to be on this ride and by golly, I’m gonna enjoy the shit out of it for as long as I can”.
It’s hard not to like the vibey Everything We Want by Rya Park. You’ll love if you’re in the mood for a romantic indie-pop track. Think Adele meets Billie Eilish. The track comes off her forthcoming debut EP Generational.
Having landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Pop, the Australian artist explores themes of mental health, heartbreak and “being an idiot in your 20s”.
She peformed this year’s St. Kilda Festival alongside Baker Boy and George Alice, supporting Jack River at Peaks and Sounds Festival, and performed her first headline show.
Rya says “This song is about Nick and our little love story. We’ve done so much in the time that we’ve been together; travelled the world, had multiple coffee hang outs at the cafe near the psych hospital I was staying at, lived together, lived apart, but mostly have been each other’s biggest support and best friend throughout it all. You change so much through your 20’s and we both have grown so much since first meeting each other 6 years ago at Beyond The Valley music festival. Some of the stuff we’ve been through together has been challenging but has definitely united us and made us stronger. Fuck, I just love him lol”
“I Think I Like Smbdy Else” is a pop-rock anthem made for for sunny days with your best of friends” says the duo from Oslo, Norway.
The newest released is the latest single from their new mini EP, that was released April 29th. Beach of Diamonds created this uplifting, energetic, pop rock meets pop punk tune during the lockdown. Made for people who haven’t given up on vans and skinny jeans.
The duo is made up by Michael Markussen and Sondre Langli Paulsen, two 90´s kids who grew up with Weezer and Blink-182. The band has been supported by NRK P3, playlisting several of theirs songs.