Check out Warm by KIT. It has a fun. vibe (not the adjective, the band). This is the first track release from his debut 4-track EP. It sounds great and it was mastered by Grammy award winner Joe Laporta (Lizzo, Sam Fender, Yungblood). Studying songwriting and performance at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, he says he channeled inspiration from Lauv, Troye Sivan and Jack Anotonof. OK, I nailed it, I mentioned the band fun. before even reading about his Jack Anotonof influences. Obviously, Anotonof was the main songwriter in fun. and went to work with Lana Dal Rey and those types. Check it out, I added the track on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Watch out for UK’s indie pop Sianon and the track Make Me Jealous. It’s a pretty cool track, almost reminds me of Tay Tay, but Sianon (pronounced Shannon) is a stronger singer. The 22 year old singer/songwriter went to music college in Brighton, England and majored in songwriting which makes sense because she’s pretty good at it. She won best folk song in a international songwriting competition. The track also landed on Spotify’s New Pop UK playlist. Give it a stream.
Check out the Place For Me track by Bad Love. Think The Cure, The 1975, and LANY. The Manchester based four-piece describes themselves as sad boy pop writing anthems that belong to the no hope, heart-broke generation. The pandemic generation needs hope because they have no directive. With no directive and being dazed and confused the generation are told to mask up, stop the spread and we’re all in this together. By the way, who came up with slogans? I don’t know, it doesn’t matter now that we have Bad Love, because they’ll offer solace in the storm.
Legendary artist Van Morrison came out swinging the way the government is handling covid. You’re probably like, “Who is this guy”? He’s the singer-songwriter that sings Brown Eyed Girl. So the guy that wrote the song that will live on radio forever had enough of covid and is rallying musicians in a campaign to restore live music concerts with full capacity audiences.
The 74-year-old singer based in Ireland launched a campaign to “save live music” saying socially distanced gigs were not economically viable. “I call on my fellow singers, musicians, writers, producers, promoters and others in the industry to fight with me on this. Come forward, stand up, fight the pseudo-science and speak up,” he said.
Morrison will play socially distanced gigs in England next month, but says this isn’t a long term strategy.
“This is not a sign of compliance or acceptance of the current state of affairs, this is to get my band up and running and out of the doldrums. This is also not the answer going forward. We need to be playing to full capacity audiences going forward.”
Did you see the that The UK held its first socially distant concert? People were placed in chicken-styled pens hoisted by a metal platform. Check out to here.
Watch out for electro pop artist FLORE and the track Tsunami. I listened to the track a few times and it grew on me. If you like pop & chill you should give it a stream. The track will come off her EP SUPERBLOOM which was produced by Berlin Indie pop producer & artist NOVAA. Having been compared to Stevie Nicks, Zella Day To Hayley Williams, she’s also been a blog favorite with shutouts from Ear Milk, The Line of Best Fit, I Heart Moosiq.