The Poland native, London-based artist Òlah Bliss makes gender-fluid, free form, alternative pop music. Born Aleksandra Glińska in Gniezno, Poland, Òlah Bliss moved to England as a teenage girl, seeking international music opportunities. Having to learn English first, she talked her way into a music college, where she received BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music, later moved to London, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music at the University of Westminster.
Òlah’s debut EP “13:20” was heavily influenced by her early idol – Bjork, but whilst transitioning into the pop world with later releases, Òlah fell in love with alternative branches of pop music and that’s where she currently resides. With each release, she received support from Spotify and Apple Music editorial teams, securing playlists such as New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Young & Free, All New All Now, Hyperpop and several others.
Having done many notable shows in the past, including London Fashion Week, SXSW and several support shows, Òlah established herself as a magnetic performer and is now rehearsing to resume live performances towards the last quarter of the year.
The indie duo was formed in Brooklyn NY by Sasha Daniel – singer, songwriter, producer and Dov Igel – songwriter, producer and singer. They started releasing indietronica songs that immediately caught the attention of Spotify playlists. In March 2022 Sasha Daniel and Dov Eagle spent time in the woods of Sweden. There with very minimal equipment – sound card, mic, 2 headphones, ukulele and a mini Roland JU-06A they recorded a 3 songs EP telling the story of loss and grief after Dov’s mom passing in May 2021.
‘The song is about the donating feeling of losing someone u love and the way to cope with the loss. The endless questions and loneliness, how simple things as going back home from a night out can get very dark and lonely once grief finds its way in and how a simple gesture from a follow human can shine light in the darkness.”
Kings favorite Hazlett releases ‘Tell Me What You Dream About‘. The Stockholm indie folk artist continues to drop classic after classic impressing listeners alike. The latest track holds up to previous songs, well thought out, hitting all the right emotions.
“I think you need to step out of your own self to see things clearly sometimes. Life becomes pretty heavy when you can’t brush by a little inconvenience or the fear of failing,” Hazlett explained. “So, I tried to picture what my future self would be telling me if we were friends. Waiting for me, cheering me on and reminding me of everything I’ve done so far. I think we forget that we need to encourage ourselves from time to time.”
Hazlett just wrapped up performing at St Pancras Old Church in London, UK this coming Monday, 7th November. The Australia-born and Stockholm-based multi-instrumentalist clocked over 30 million streams and garnering praise from from NME, The Line of Best Fit, Atwood Magazine, Clash.
“I wanted to write this album differently; the songs are conversations being retold by a friend of a friend,” he reveals. “Anytime you pass another person’s story on, you embellish certain moments because those are the moments worth retelling. Certain details get a little hazy, and some are vivid as if they happened yesterday.”
Indie rock outfit Alberta Cross released the new single ‘Mercy’ that comes off the forthcoming album. The track was written at the legendary The Wool Hall in Frome Somerset with Petter’s long term producer and collaborator, Luke Potashnick.
“Mercy is about just never being able to catch a break and that life can sometimes end up feeling like a broken record,” reflects Petter, who is now living permanently back in the UK after several nomadic years that included chapters in New York, LA and Berlin. “It’s also about when we spiral and watch those around us be affected by it.”
Alberta Cross have toured with Mumford & Sons, Portugal. The Man, Neil Young, Them Crooked Vultures (David Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones) and Rag N’ Bone Man, performed on TV as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly – had tracks featured in multiple US hit TV series (Million Little Pieces, Sons of Anarchy, Californication) and released six previous albums.
“I remember running around the streets of my best friend’s neighborhood after midnight, skipping around from friend to friend’s house. I remember rushing to my friend’s house after school to rehearse our new songs in his garage. I remember driving around town after the sun went down just because we could. You make so many memories in those formative years. You never think to yourself, ‘this won’t last forever,’ but then you grow. It happens slow – years go by, and seasons change. That’s just life. If you’re lucky, some of those people stick around. But for a lot of us, you’re left asking, ‘Why don’t we talk anymore?’ That’s what this song is to us.” – joan explained.
The twosome is known for creating expansive pop music from inside their bedrooms in deepest Middle America. They’ve garnered over 120 million streams and played sold out shows across the globe including headlining 15,000+ capacity venues in Asia, performing alongside Jeremy Zucker, COIN, Bloc Party and The Aces.