Soft People Get ‘Tender’ With New Single Out July 12

Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.

Soft People – ‘The Absolute Boy’

Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.

Dulcie Taylor Brings Us Down To Earth When We Speak To Her About Her Life, Music, And Latest Single, ‘Soft Place To Fall’

We were very humbled to recently have the opportunity to interview Dulcie Taylor. The singer songwriter, based in Arroyo Grande, California, first came to our attention back in 2018, with her song, ‘Halfway To Jesus’. More recently we’ve been very much moved by her single, ‘Soft Place To Fall’, a song which offers the listener a refuge, a solace – indeed, a soft place to fall – away from the turmoil of the lives we’ve experienced these last few years.

Martha And The Muffins Examine Gun Violence In Their Moving Cover Of The Buffalo Springfield Classic, ‘For What It’s Worth’

With their latest release, a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s 1966 classic, ‘For What It’s Worth’, Martha and the Muffins imbue Stephen Stills’ poignant lyrics with a treatment that’s slower, darker, and more relevant than ever. Back in the 60s, gun violence was something that was shocking, rare, and unacceptable; somehow along the way it’s become so much a part of every day life, that people barely look up when they hear of or see it. Martha and the Muffins are aware of this shift, and see it for what it is: a blight on society, “a perverse virus perpetuated by hypocrites mouthing their meaningless recitations of ‘thoughts and prayers'”.