With members who have been in bands such as Savoir Adore and French Horn Rebellion it’s no surprise that Violet Sands’ new single ‘No Matter What’ is absolutely sparkling. With ‘ooh oohs’ that threaten to burst into The Supremes’ ‘Baby Love’ and the spirit of Aaliyah’s bouncy 90s RnB these guys are ones to watch.
T&D is definitely favouring the slightly more alternative brand of pop in early 2016. And here’s another great find fitting that bill rather well – let me introduce you to Kirsten Izer. With some very Debbie Harry/Kim Wilde early 80s hair styling going on there is definitely something very cover girl-ish about Kirsten and even though ‘Up’ is a dark and broody bit of alternative pop methinks there is a potentially huge pop/rock star in the making right here but one with the ballsiness of Liz Phair and Pink combined.
The end of two relationships – one personal, the other professional -is the subject matter for Alina Bea’s soon to be released EP ‘Live Undone’. First taste of that EP ‘Everything Is Right’ is super classy grown up pop – with lots of odd sounds and treatments keeping it left of the mainstream.
Another taster from TEEN’s upcoming release on the getting-cooler-by-the-minute Carpark records. This album is shaping up to be one of my most anticipated releases. ‘Please’ is a dreamy, warped sounding plea to get the man/woman in your life to communicate a bit more effectively.
Idylmere just uploaded a gorgeous new tune to Triple J Unearthed. ‘Reckless Love’ is all over the place, in a good way, with its influences. There are some Prince-slow-jam keys along with a bit of a Cat Power soulful vibe. And all topped with a very now demo-ish indie layered vocal. Nice.
Well Frida’s own take on her collaboration with MORTEN is stunningly beautfiul. Yet more other worldly crystal clear pop from our lady who really needs to share a full album with us in 2016.
Stumbled across this by total accident. So glad I did. This brand of quirky, indie dance pop is right up my street. And the imagery on the band’s ‘about’ section on their website – I mean perfection! Giving me Kim Wilde’s ‘The Second Time’ Barbarella-gone-pop look. New album ‘Xtreme Now’ drops in March.