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Rock n Roll lost impact on popular culture to pop. Now pop lost its impact, and who has impact anyway? I think culture lost to culture. But rock still exists and its alive and hopefully will make a resurgence when live venues open again because rock thrives off line whereas make up artists thrive online.

Speaking of rock many continue to push the rock boundaries like Los Angeles alt-rock band Rivals that just dropped their sophomore release, Sad Looks Pretty on Me. The band has released new music video for “Change Things” which is really good. You’ll like if you have some roots in rock and maybe it could attract some new ears.

Rivals made waves with the twenty one pilotsʼ track, “Heathens,” which clocked over 1 Million streams. In 2018, the band released their debut album Damned Soul via Smartpunk Records and has garnered over 5 million listens.

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Look out for Laureli and the new chill pop track Donuts. The song which started as a inside joke comes off “From Seattle With Love,” a joint EP between Laureli and her producer. You’ll like if you’re a fan of Benee, Dojo Cat and those types. The 18 year old has crafted hundreds of songs since the beginning of 2020. Check out the official video here and give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.

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Hatty Keane drops the funky 70’s flavored track Sing It!. The soul singer does just that, she sings and can sing. The track was mixed and mastered by Alex Layne (John Legend,Sam Smith,Miguel, Zayn). The single wraps up her debut EP Nostalgia that garnered support from music blogs including We Plug Good Music, Sounds So Beautiful, and AnR Factory. Give it a listen.

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Look out for Ryan Santiago aka Royal & The Serpent track I can’t get high out via Atlantic. If you’re a fan of alternative pop like Billie Eilish, you could like RTS.

“I definitely feel like I’m two people living in one body, where I can just slip at the drop of a dime and become a totally different person” shares Royal & the Serpent.

The Los Angeles based indie artist independently released her debut single “Temperance”, in 2018, she released “Together” before signing with Atlantic Records. Last year she joined YUNGBLUD on his ‘The Weird Time of Life’ global digital tour.

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Watch out for Skylar Lee and the fun track Whoopsie Daisy. The song ventures into old Taylor Swift territory before she took the indie route. Skylar moved from PA to Nashville and showcased her music at the ASCAP Writers Night, via by Big Yellow Dog Publishing. The glitzed-up pop singer cites Dua Lipa, Dagny, Bleachers, and Carly Rae Jepson as influences. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist. You may like if you love fun upbeat pop.

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