Thanks for checking out this week’s roundup!
Been a few weeks since the last roundup so we have a fair bit of ground to cover, but I guess that’s all good right? Today’s collection comes to you from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Switzerland, put together for you with love from Schiedam, Netherlands :).
I thought I’d list the artists in alphabetical order this time. Links are in the titles. Okay, here we go:
Some of the best Atlanta has to offer. And she’s only 23 years old. And you can’t put Chelsea Shag in a box – she’s made up her own. It’s not just pop – it’s jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk, and hip hop all in one.
From Quebec, Canada, comes this singer-songwriter and pianist. You should get to know her.
Fabulous album. David has a new single out called An Eclipse which is worth a listen, but I’m loving this Best Of release… I’ve been listening to this boss since the 1998 White Ladder album, and have not yet had enough. From Manchester, UK.
Melbourne gives us Fractures. Debut album ‘Still Here’ will be out February 10th. I’m looking forward to that.
Great track by this 22-year old singer-songwriter from England.
3 great songs. From New York.
From Australia. (Almost) only a voice. Powerful.
Hollow Coves are an Indie Folk band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013. Delivering an earthy folk sound, the band meshes simple acoustic melodies, vocal harmonies, and impactful themes.
This alternative indie rock group from London is making waves, and rightfully so.
Folk from Vancouver, Canada. Beautiful song, this.
One of the best pop songs ever written, sang by a truly wonderful voice… Magic indeed. Kina released several collections of acoustic covers like this one; make sure to look ’em up.
Kristopher is a crazy good ‘folk troubadour’ from Florida, USA. It never seizes to amaze me how so many mediocre artists get so big, and real deals such as Kristopher are not discovered by the masses.
“Hailing from Ottowa, Canada, Leif Vollebekk is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter known for his somber, melancholy pop songs that capture the themes of yearning, long-lost love, and adventure.” – Spotify
New album release date: 24/2/2017.
2 amazing tracks. One of these artists that should be big.
So far I’ve been including every new release from this breath of fresh air from the USA. I have no reason not to. Her mix of folk, dance, and R&B is that good.
Great tune from this English singer-songwriter.
What can I say? So glad these guys are back with new material…feels like it was ages ago! I was ready for a new album 2 years ago.
65 Roses, by Martin Luke Brown
This pretty much speaks for itself:
See if you can guess who they are covering here? Not all covers are less good than the original…
Keep an eye out for this London based band. They are awesome. New material coming out March 10th.
From Sweden. Modern singer-songwriter meets dreamy melancholy pop.
This single, I’m happy to say, sounds more like the Milo Greene who’s 2012 self titled debut album I enjoyed so much. Their 2015 release Control didn’t work for me, but the new single reminds me of 2012 and in this case that’s a good thing. From LA.
Have some pop/rock from Sweden. It’s good for you.
One of the best EP’s I’ve heard this year to date. USA made.
“There’s an old-ages discolouring to the music of Old Sea Brigade that belies the tender years of its creator, appearing sepia-drenched and sleight of frame as his country-esque ballads quietly breathe life in to otherwise listless January days. The new, self-titled, EP is proof of this; a quiet set of songs performed with heart-worn luster that makes for a five-track journey that instantly feels like, albeit solemn, escapism.” – Tom Johnson
Let’s FUNK some more!
Orgone is an American band from Los Angeles, California. The group’s sound draws from 1960s and 1970s-era funk and soul. And it is niiiice.
PLGRMS is a duo comprised of talented singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bowden. From Sydney, Australia.
You probably know his music already. From North-Caroline, USA. Great new song.
British singer, songwriter and record producer from London delivers a remarkable debut album. There’s a great review on Pitchfork that I encourage you to read.
From Basel, Switzerland comes this haunting tune from folk pop group Serafyn.
Shining Bird are an experimental pop group from Austinmer on the NSW south coast of Australia. Check them out!
Indie-folker from New York who as her musical influences states Ben Howard, Fleetwood Mac and Noah Gundersen…well, I guess only good could come from that and it did.
From Seattle with soul.
From the band’s just released debut album The Pace Of The Passing. Read my album review HERE.
But this tune is anything but shit. From NY, USA. From the new album, to be released 24/2/2017.
And that’s a wrap! Until next time.