Cape Cub, a UK alternative pop-rock band released the track Moonglow. It’s safe and has a radio ready chorus with proper a bridge and chants. If they can pump out more quality tracks like this gem, then maybe they have something. Beginning as a solo project of lead singer Chad Male quickly turned into a full fledge band that has toured the club circuit with The Temper Trap and We Are Scientists across the UK. But the band wishes to graduate from clubs to arenas. Singer Chad notes, “Musically, and I swear this is without immodesty, we take our cues from the arenas. We’re unashamed of saying some of our biggest influences are the ones we grew up listening to like The Killers, U2, Springsteen, The Eagles, Kate Bush, Death Cab For Cutie and The Cure. Of course, alternative acts can rarely stack an arena with an audience but Cape Cub can move ahead of their indie peers . Chad opens up about songwriting – “But you know, we’re also unashamed of saying that, when it comes to songwriting and production, we’re as into pop and new music as the next person. We love huge choruses, sweet synth lines, electronic production and hooks that could catch a thief in a bank robbery. Give the latest track a click!
Check out the track Sweat the first single from the collaboration between artist-producer CASTELL and Brit vocalist- writer KORK. The Stockholm based producer made waves in 2016 when he dropped his first single and heavily streamed You Got It Wrong impressing the EDM diehards . Although the latest track hasn’t moved as fast as his debut single, it was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday and sitting at 40,000 streams. Give it a stream.
New comer Sky Keller releases the synth pop track Weekend. The well crafted ‘sing along’ electro pop tune was quickly embraced by tastemakers including TripleHQ making it to #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular Charts. The Connecticut native, now based in LA, debuted with the track “Don’t Get It” that received some fanfare. With the latest track, Sky opens up about unattainable love and stating, ” It’s about wanting someone who is unavailable but for some reason this person (you desire) still keeps you around in some capacity.”
Up and coming Alice Gray releases Lay Down. The LA based singer-songwriter is so new to the scene that she is probably still getting comfortable on the stage. Blending synth and dream pop and with a video reminiscent of Duo Lipa, Alice is worthy of a mention. Plus, Spotify gave it a New Music Friday. Check it out.
Brooklyn based producer and songwriter Ben Rice releases his new single “The Getaway”. With a first listen, he sounds like a modern day Tom Petty, gifted with a captivating vocal, that can make any song sound good. Of course, Ben is no stranger to success and he isn’t a new artist per say. He has produced artists from The Skins to The Candles feat. Norah Jones, and fronted the wildly popular Surefire and Blackbells. Still, there is a generation that has never heard of him. Although Rice is very quiet and aloof on social media, he has picked up a lot of genuine press generally from the songwriting community. If anything, the strength lies in the songs. Give it a stream.