Sydney-based singer/songwriter Fergus James' debut single "Golden Age" is a wonderfully catchy indie pop tune. The lyrics speak of the struggle of being in love with someone who has put up walls, not letting you get too close. Fergus has recently been picking up steam having performed in support of Ed Sheeran on a couple of his Australian tour dates last month. Before that, Fergus also impressed Justin Timberlake who made a surprise visit to Fergus' school and heard him perform an original song, saying of it: "truly awesome... put that on the radio now". We look forward to hearing what comes next in his blossoming career [...]
Earlier this week Norwegian singer/songwriter Aurora released her eagerly awaited new single "Queendom" which will feature as the lead single on her upcoming album which she hopes to release in Autumn this year. With her lovely warm vocals at the forefront she crafts a fantastic uplifting and uniting anthem [...]
Dream-pop artist Japanese Breakfast has her own RPG game on her website called "Japanese Breakquest" featuring low-fi MIDI versions of her music. How cool is that? Fight some aliens here: http://japanesebreakfast.rocks/quest.
We have a special edition of our Five for Friday this week featuring some super funky tunes for y'all to get groovin' to.
With the release of their debut full-length album "Typecast" last month, DJ duo Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith of The Funk Hunters are set for an exciting 2018. The pair are longtime friends who met while attending film school in western Canada. Since then they've performed at major festivals including Coachella, Electric Forest, Burning Man and Shambhala. Part party banger, part socio-political punk, the lyrics on "Hands Up (Raise Your Fist)" initially reminisce of a simpler time in youth when nothing was a big deal, to now having had enough of a broken system. "Put your hands up, raise your fist, we're the new generation, sounds like this, hands up, raise your fist, middle finger to the man, try to 'cuff this". The production is super tight and super funky, and that drop just begs to be turned up.. way the funk up [...]
Electronic sister duo Krewella bring us another banger called "Runaway" which feels like a sexy drive through the night in an 80s Porsche while wearing Ray-Bans (but where you can still see out and just feel really cool). The track has a great synth/bass rhythm, irresistible vocals and some Indian-sounding vocal chopping in the chorus as well as an 80s electro synthwave section after the second chorus. Krewella are currently touring the U.S. and will be touring Europe later in the year, details are on their website [...]
Known for fusing his passion for the trumpet with funky pop, Spencer Ludwig's latest single Just Wanna Dance is sure to get you groovin. "When I wrote that song, I was feeling very overwhelmed by the pressures of social media, what it all means and what needs to be done in order to fit in. Honestly, I don't want to have to worry about any of that. The song exposes the truth and says, 'All I want to do is dance and have a good time.'"
Spencer kicked off 2018 opening for The Chainsmokers and Jason Derulo and will be performing at Bonnaroo, Milwaukee Pride, and supporting Betty Who later this year [...]