Coming from San Francisco, Nick Andre has been producing music for the past decade and a half, and is the founder of Slept On Records. He’s just finished producing the new Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) album, set for release later this year. We’ve written about him a few times over the past few years, and his latest track, ‘Snake Bite’, sees him joined by Zion I, Lateef The Truth Speaker, And Deuce Eclipse. ‘Snake Bite’ is out today, 29 May.
‘Gettin’ High’ is the new single from Americana and rock songwriter Tyler Boone. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, he’s now living in Los Angeles, and has signed his first record deal with Antifragile Music, the label belonging to music legend Tom Sarig, who launched the careers of Lou Reed, CAKE, and Against Me!, among others.
When we first heard German band Riches Of The Poor, we were struck by how much they reminded us of bands of the 80s, such as The Cure, and New Order – throw in some early U2 as well. And given they’re actually named after a line in a song by The Smiths, it’s not too hard to imagine why we got this impression.
Vanessa V’s single, ‘Live It Up’ comes after the singer joined up with Left Lane Entertainment, and was able to hone her sound. The track has since been streamed more than 20 thousand times on Spotify alone, and besides its heavy rotation status on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, has also been aired on Power 92 Chicago. Additionally, the song has been made into a dance by choreographers Guy Groove and Jayden Bartels, which has been replicated by dozens of fans.
Eden Paige is still only 14 years old and yet she is probably more mature and self aware than adults twice or three times her age. An advocate for mental health awareness, the Canadian singer/songwriter spreads positivity and a powerful message with her songs, giving a voice to those who don’t think they have one.
As soon as you hear ‘Give Me Love’ you’ll be struck by the voice as being something familiar. And for good reason. Linda “Peaches” Tavani, is one half of 70s/80s hit machine Peaches & Herb, who smashed the charts with singles including ‘Reunited’, ‘I Pledge My Love’, and ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’, among many others.
Tainted Black are a quintet from Stockholm, Sweden, who started out over a decade ago with their first lyrics written on a piece of paper. They finally released their debut and self titled album last summer, and new single, ‘Nirvana’, is the second track – and first video – to come from that record.
Tkay Maidza grew up surrounded by music, so it was only natural she should choose to follow it as a career. The niece of Zimbabwean singer and advocate, Andy Brown, Tkay recorded her first single just for fun, in a communal studio after school, but decided to focus on music once the track was picked up by a dance producer.
‘R U IN’ is Heartour’s fifth and most recent album, and sees Jason Young take on the help of mixer Tony Hoffer, who’s shaped the dreams of Beck, and Belle & Sebastian, among many others. ‘Let The Robots Drive’ is the follow up to lead single, ‘Brain’, and is a skilful blend of psych rock and powerful synth pop.
‘Shooting Arrows At The Sun’ is an apt song title. All real musical artists do it: they all aim at the highest point they can and give it all they’ve got. And even though the majority will realise that it’s the journey itself that’s the destination, they’ll still keep shooting those arrows. No less so than Detroit’s David Drake, whose latest single is named thus, and who after a lifetime in music, is still aiming those arrows as high as he can.
Barbados born Rayvon, known as the “ambassador of hip hop reggae” has teamed up with international dancehall reggae performer and Jamaican native Sugar Bear: the result can only be an absolute smash hit. Based in New York, the pair have released their single, ‘I See You’, and will feature on rapper Wreckit Ralf’s upcoming release, ‘Wondergirl’, set to come out in the summer.
Bovine Nightmares are an Avant-Metal three-piece, from Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Comprising Erikk the Broken, Steampunk Munky, and The Mighty Tavros, they’ve managed with their dark riffs, maniacal growling, and crazed time signature, to find a niche in the heady and busy world of music. Latest single, ‘Giving Little Robots To Children’, sounds as bizarre as its name, but we can guarantee you’ll love it.