Swimming With Bears – ‘Keep Smiling’

Swimming With Bears call their sound, “pop’n’roll” a high energy vibe infused with a Motown flavour. Their new single, ‘Keep Smiling’, reflects the struggle to stay positive when all those around you seem to lack consideration and kindness.

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Matthew Squires – ‘Visions Of America’

Austin based singer songwriter Matthew Squires has released with his band seven studio albums since 2010, all of which have been met with critical acclaim. His most recent album, ‘Visions Of America’, came out on August 30.

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Spoon Releases New Single ‘No Bullets Spent’ Ahead Of ‘Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon’ Out July 26th And North American Tour With Beck And Cage The Elephant

Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, Spoon, today unleash the band’s first new song since 2017s acclaimed ‘Hot Thoughts’. ‘No Bullets Spent’ showcases Spoon in full creative forward momentum, with its staccato rhythms and spooky film-noir guitar.

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Happy, Hollow – ‘Flowers’

Happy, Hollow, from Austin Texas, come to us with their instantly likeable song, ‘Flowers’. It’s upbeat and fun, with a 90s sound that is impossible to not bob about to. In fact, it’s difficult to type this because I’m bobbing so much.

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It’s Just The Way We Feel: Six Quick Questions With Alphabeat

Alphabeat are back! Best known for their hit singles, ‘Fascination’, and ‘10,000 Nights’, as well as their eponymous debut album, the Danish pop group from Silkeborg return from a six year hiatus with their new single, ‘Shadows’. Their fourth album is set for release later this year via Warner Music. Lisa caught up with the group after their recent appearance at SXSW and asked them six quick questions!

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A BOI – ‘See Through’ (Chapter 1)

A BOI – aka the cleverly named Absolutely Bereft Of Imagination – is the latest project from Austin Texas artist, TaSzlin, better known as one third of the uncompromising social justice warrior trio, BLXPLTN. With A BOI he examins his more meditative side, and his latest track, ‘See Through’, is dreamily electronic, and altogether trippy.

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From left to right: Chal Boudreaux, Chris Didear, Heath Macintosh, Mike Fisher

White Label Analog – ‘Everybody Knows’

‘Everybody Knows’, by Austin rockers White Label Analog, is one of those songs that you know pretty much from the start that you’re going to enjoy it. A catchy track, it will have you singing along on the second listen, if not from the start.

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BLXPLTN – ‘No English’

Austin BLXPLTN are a punk rock band who’ve paired their examinations of race, class, gender, and sexuality with incendiary music, which kicks hard at conventions and boundaries.

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Tritonal – ‘Love U Right’ (feat. Lourdiz)

Tritonal blends EDM and electro-pop, and have made a name for themselves in the electronic dance world, with their singles ‘Blackout’, ‘Hung Up’, ‘Strangers’, and ‘Good Thing’, and their mastering of remixes for legends such as Armin van Buuren and Rudimental, as well as Adam Lambert. They’ve also featured on ‘Untouchable’ with Cash Cash, and ‘Until You Were Gone’ with The Chainsmokers, and have had over 120 million Spotify streams. Their vocals and emotional buildup in their songs, not to mention their unexpected bass drops, have ensured the duo have become a massive name in festival lineups.

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Eponymous Debut Album ‘Arkansas Dave’ Out Today From Austin-Based Blues Singer

Last month we reviewed the brilliant self-titled debut by Austin based blues singer, Arkansas Dave. The artist, who has drawn comparisons to Chris Stapleton, Black Stone Cherry and Luke Combs, has been a long time coming with this album, having cut his teeth in dive bars and honky tonks in his home state of Arkansas, and in Texas, where he was given his nickname by band mates.

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Those Damn Eyes – ‘Give and Take’

Those Damn Eyes, from Austin, Texas, have released their lastest single, ‘Give And Take’. They took the scene by storm with their debut EP, ‘Glass Crash’, released in 2016, whose addictive hooks and heavy tones made for an epic first impression.

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Shadow of Whales – ‘Runaway’

Indie pop band Shadow Of Whales, based in Austin, Texas, fully intend to break the mould of buying into the cookie-cutter life of the boring and mundane. Their new single, ‘Runaway’, is as much as anything a rebel anthem as a feel good all-round great track.

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Tritonal – ‘Call Me’

2017 has been a monumental year for Tritonal, from Austin, Texas. Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed took their act to major festivals worldwide, including Electric Zoo in New York City, and Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Their tracks ‘Blackout’, ‘Hung Up’, ‘Strangers’, and most recently, ‘Good Thing’ have seen success, and the same seems sure for their new single, ‘Call Me’.

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Tritonal – ‘Good Thing’ feat. Laurell

Tritonal have released their latest track, ‘Good Thing’, featuring Laurell.

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David Cobo – ‘No One’

Born in Angola and raised in Austin, Texas, David Cobo’s story is one of a man fighting for freedom – from social constructs, haters, and to speak the truth. In the video for his new song, ‘No One’, David Cobo takes us through his artistic evolution, and wears his heart on his sleeve, in this no-holds-barred clip.

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