Glassmaps – Strangely Addicted

Joel Stein, lead guitarist of Australian indie-rockers Howling Bells, demonstrates a keen ear for melody on his solo album, Strangely Addicted. Under the band name Glassmaps, Stein, with help from Howling Bells drummer Glenn Moule, debuts with ten tracks of infectious, understated pop-rock songs. The album offers sonic variety, all unified by … [Read more...]

Hajk – Hajk

"I'm gonna let you come to me," Sigrid Aase sings on Hajk's opening track. And I did. Aase's confident declarative on "Magazine" introduces this self-titled debut — a fresh, welcoming blend of indie-pop — much of which you will find irresistible. The next song, "Nothing Left To Say," features vocalist-guitarist Preben Sælid Andersen. The energy … [Read more...]

Olivia – “I Choose This Love”

Canadian Olivia started writing songs and performing at the tender age of 11 and hasn’t looked back since.  Each year her star shines brighter and brighter with increasing acclaim and airplay of her music.  The artist’s recent EP, Weightless, won the top pop award in the Unsigned Only Competition. Her songs “Outshine the Stars” and “Christmas … [Read more...]

East of Eli – “Nowhere” (feat. Chyler Leigh)

Valentine’s Day saw the release of East of Eli’s new single “Nowhere” at  The East of Eli moniker belongs to the actor and musician Nathan West.  He’s guest starred in numerous TV shows and appeared in films like Bring It On, Miracle, and The Skulls II. “Nowhere” is the lead single from West’s upcoming second album, Lost … [Read more...]

Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win

Inspired improbably by Britney Spears, Australian Julia Jacklin shares little with the "Toxic" star apart from a talent to sing well-crafted pop songs. Single "Coming Of Age" is a jaunty trip into a '90s groove and the song showcases her almost-drawling vocal style. Clearly not a girl who wants to try too hard – this is one seriously good song. … [Read more...]

Gert Taberner – Fallen EP

This recently released 3-song EP from singer-songwriter Gert Taberner blends mellow folk with brighter pop and R&B arrangements.  Taberner is originally from Germany, but soon after finishing his schooling he headed off to Vancouver, Canada.  He worked on his first record there before relocating once more, this time to New York where he … [Read more...]

Short Takes (Ideomotor, Chrystyna Marie, Daniel Grinberg & Stormy Mondays)

Ideomotor – “Away From Here” Erkka Wennonen and Kimmo Myllyviita are two friends from Finland who struck upon the idea of collaborating musically only once Myllyviita had moved away to Switzerland. There came a point when they realized that they had shared musical interests and ideas and they decided to craft material together, but from a … [Read more...]

Madison – Wonderland EP

Delightful dance-pop darling Madison shines brightly on her latest captivating EP titled Wonderland.  The NYC-based but globe-trotting singer-songwriter has a total of four catchy, upbeat EPs to her name, including the 5-track Wonderland which arrived in late-July.  Madison adds heaps of pizzazz to the overcrowded electro-pop dancefloor and she … [Read more...]

New single from music producer/writer Josh Stevens

Josh Stevens is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, and engineer of Native American (Apache)  and Spanish decent. Raised in Los Angeles, his works are Grammy Award- winning, RIAA Platinum-certified, Billboard Award-nominated, Juno Award-nominated (Canada), and ARIA Music Awards Platinum-certified (Australia). Josh has worked with the … [Read more...]

New video from Nick de la Hoyde

In the current musical landscape, there are no longer barriers. You don't have to be from New York or LA to be a rap artist. Poetry and pop music can go hand-in-hand, and an MC doesn't need to shy away from wearing his heart on his sleeve. This makes it the perfect time to introduce Nick de la Hoyde. Nick de la Hoyde is a 21-year-old … [Read more...]