C’Marie – ‘Be Nice’

Born in Illinois and raised in California, Carly Marie Masten, who performs as C’Marie, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She started dancing at the age of 2, winning many national championships and dance scholarships from major dance conventions. C’Marie has worked with choreographers such as Dave Scott, and danced in music videos for the likes of Mindless Behaviour, Brian Freedman, and Cris Judd. She’s also appeared on TV, performing on Ellen, X Factor, and various programmes on Nickelodeon.

Heron – ‘Splashdown’

On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.

MariBased1 ft. MrBenjamin – ‘DOE BOI’

Because of its geographic location at the very far west of the US, and its relative isolation, Seattle has developed a rap subculture like no other: there’s a distinct sound which marks it as different to any other in the country. Emerald City has produced the likes of Sir Mix-A-Lot, Macklemore, and DoNormaal, and their style is notable for its idiosyncratic storytelling, humour, and big personalities – as well as an unswerving commitment to honesty, MariBased1 is in this respect, a man of his city, and along with his label mate Mr Benjamin, is a proud exponent of Seattle hip hop. Their new track, ‘Doe Boi’, comes with a music video which shows a side of Seattle that tourists are unlikely to ever see.

Haunting Folk Pop Track ‘How to Win’ From Brother Sister Duo The Native Sibling

Seattle based brother-sister duo, The Native Sibling, are comprised of Ryan and Kaylee Williams. Growing up playing music in different places, the pair started writing and singing together after years apart, after singing informally in a pub in Ireland. That night showed them that their individual musical desires were at a crossroads, and that what they really wanted – and needed – to do was play together.