Brooklyn’s Diver Through calls on the very best of the 1980s and 1990s for the rhythm of their new single, ‘To Death’. We’re reminded of the persistent drumbeat of The Cure, and the overall sonic style of The Gin Blossoms. But while it’s got a retro flavour, it’s very much a contemporary song, with the potential to be a new classic.
There’s a lot of aggression involved in living in Brooklyn. You all live on top of each other, and it creates a lot of hate: drivers hate pedestrians, who hate cyclists – who in turn complete the circle by hating the drivers…Sun & Flesh know that anger all too well, but they have also chosen to not let it twist them, and instead, have taken the energy from all that aggression, and risen above it, making fast and furious music, anthems of disenchantment, as it were, providing a voice for everyone. Their latest song, ‘Bored’, is the perfect example of this.
Songwriter and producer Soren Bryce has created an alt-rock project called ‘Tummyache’ – named for one of the side effects she experiences as a result of her severe physical anxiety. Latest single ‘Machine’ is from her debut EP, ‘Humpday’, which was released November 1 through Poor Man / Palo Santo.
Izzy Ice is a Brooklyn rapper on the way to superstardom. His latest release, ‘Cake Up’, has already been playlisted by the likes of Da Baby, and Fat Joe, as well as Jersey Shore TV icon, DJ Pauly D, who has shown the track some love in his live sets. In fact, ‘Cake Up’, has already been added to more than 220 playlists, including Global Hits 220.
For Katmaz’s latest single, ‘Alone (with me)’, the music video was shot in the middle of McCarren Park, in the middle of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighbourhood in the centre of New York City’s independent rock music scene. Seems only fitting for someone who is building up for himself a reputation as one of New York’s most enterprising young independent artists.
Brooklyn’s Makes My Blood Dance first came to our attention back in June, with their single, ‘Beaming Right Up’, which was a blend of disco, glam, electropop and metal. Now they return with their latest track, ‘Sick As Our Secrets’, and their sound is an homage to a punk rock camaraderie that anyone would be glad to have.