INsiders Guide: Everything By Electricity, Juniper Honey, Rebounder, The Manic Boys And Girls Club, Ryan Hicks, Jane., SILLY BOY BLUE, Coupdekat, Lastlings, Deadbeat Girl, The Cuza…

Yulia Bizyukova wasborn and raised in the barren landscape of Barnaul, Siberia, where it snows for a third of the year and freezing cold winters can last up to five months. At age 10, Yulia taught herself guitar and began writing songs that drew inspiration from the melancholy she witnessed.

Everything by Electricityaccredits Slowdive, Tangerine Dream, and Joni Mitchell, as some of their biggest influences. Prior to the pandemic, Everything By Electricity’s rich sound enabled them to support Helen Marnie of Ladytron on tour.

“Goodbye”first came to fruition when singer-songwriter Yulia 

Bizyukova decided to do some spring cleaning in her flat. From the ashes appeared an external hard drive with various unfinished tracks – one of which recovered a skeletonized version of “Goodbye”.

At the time, the track contained only a few lines of a verse and chorus. After tweaking “Goodbye” for a couple weeks, Yulia sent it to Andy Baldwin, for mastering at Metropolis Studios. The end result is a captivating display of shoegaze layered underneath lush vocals that gently embrace the listener’s ears.

Juniper Honey is a growing alt-rock band originally out of Southern California, but now based in San Luis Obispo. Original members Jake Hesse (lead vocals, guitar) and Donovan Hess (drums) began their journey together in 2020, playing various venues from SoCal to the Central Coast with their old band. In the later months of 2022, Jake and Don picked up guitarist Cason LeSueur and bassist Josh West to officially form Juniper Honey. With a few homemade numbers, the group immediately hit the studio and plan on releasing their first studio work throughout 2023.

Rebounder is the project of New York City native producer and writer Dylan Chenfeld, with his brother Noah Chenfeld and their close neighborhood childhood friends Cobey Arner and Zack Kantor.

Rebounder has toured with the likes of The Neighbourhood, Phoenix, Dayglow, and Cautious Clay. Rebounder has received praise from NME, DIY, Notion, Culness, and has been played on Ezra Koenig’s Time Crisis. 

Rebounder recently teamed with good friend Jesse Rutherford  (lead singer of The Neighbourhood) for the collaboration song “Change Shapes (feat. Jesse)”. The song received press from The FADEROffice Magazine, & Pigeons and Planes. The band performed the song with Jesse for the first time at a halloween party in New York.

Rebounder has modeled for a brand collaboration with menswear company Corridor, the song used in the digital ad campaign was “Slow Angel”.The Rebounder song “Night Sports” was synced in an episode of Showtime’s “Shameless”.

Rebounder recently supported Joy Again on a west coast tour, and has supported MUNA, Twin Shadow, How Long Gone / Chris Black, Dayglow, & The Neighbourhood. Rebounder just concluded a full North American tour with Last Dinosaurs.

Rebounder’s debut track “Japanese Posters” has over 12M streams on Spotify, with the project now boasting more than 470,000 monthly listeners with very few songs out.  

Their single “Boy Friday” was self-produced and written, and the song boasts a video shot in Los Angeles starring Chris Black as the brothers’ LA spiritual tour guide. The video was directed by Ben Klein (Sundance 2022 winner) and received praise from Ones to Watch, LadygunnEarmilk amongst others.

In 2022, Rebounder released  “Factoury Girl” the leading single from the band’s upcoming EP Sundress Songs. The track is a self-produced anthem dedicated to the nonstop dreamers that work tirelessly to keep their ambitions alive. Wonderland Magazine called the song, “a blissful, moreish listen, led by transfixing hooks and Rebounder’s deft guitar lines.”

Their new single “Dreamland” is about closing your eyes and wanting to go somewhere else, and waking up 6 to 8 hours later realizing maybe where you are is where you are supposed to be,” confides Dylan Chenfeld, frontman of the band. 

“Some bands just seem to have it all together. From the first second of music they release to the accomplished videos, it all just works.” – NME

“Japanese Posters is two-minutes-thirty of delightful cynicism, all packaged in the kind of earworm that could fool even the most hardened of hipsters into allegiance” – DIY

Wed May 10: Monarch – Toronto, ON

Fri May 12: Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA

Sat May 13: Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd

Sun May 14: Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

The May 18: Nashville, TN – The End

Fri May 19: Columbus, OH – Basement

Sat May 20: Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Sun May 21: Cleveland, OH – Mahalls

Wed May 31: Los Angeles, CA – El Cid

Thu June 1: San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Brick + Mortar

Sat June 3: Seattle, WA – Barboza

Sun June 4: Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

Toronto, ON-based duo The Manic Boys And Girls Club announce their self-titled EP due out July 13. Alongside the announcement, the band shares a brand new taste of the project with single and video “We’ll Be Fine” out everywhere now. The track explores the process of forgiving oneself for past mistakes and wasted time and offers a much-needed sense of hope. Next month, the band will kick off a string of shows throughout the spring and summer, beginning in Toronto, ON at The Baby G on April 21. On July 13, the band will hold an exclusive stripped down EP release show at The Bitter End on July 13 with tickets on sale now via

The rising Toronto duo, made up of siblings Bela and Fernando Ferreira, was born out of a desire to escape from the mundane, and instead, form a refuge for misfits. After being raised strict Catholics and shipped off to Portugal to live with their grandmother–a former nun–the siblings decided to run the other way, and refuse to become submissive and apathetic. Enter: The Manic Boys And Girls Club and their forthcoming self-titled EP.

Over five tracks, the duo blend alternative rock and indie pop to forge a path all their own, much like the trajectory of their own lives. Produced by Gavin Brown (Glorious Sons, Hoobastank, Metric, Billy Talent) and engineered by David Mohacsi, the band crafted a collection of five wide-ranging tracks where they experimented with varying sounds and styles like never before. It culminated in a hopeful body of work that rings true to themselves and how they were feeling the moment the music was created. The result is a cathartic release of every emotion that has stirred within them since the band’s inception. Fernando explains the current iteration of the band can be traced back to their roots. “It’s basically the latest version of the same band we started in our parents’ living room, so we’ve really just been on hiatus since elementary school.”

Today, the musicians are proud to present the art that has grown up with them–art that allows them to tell their stories on their own terms. “It is a celebration of our imperfections. It’s not about the perfect take, or sound, or musicianship. Just our stories told to whoever cares to listen. There was rarely more than three of us in the room when we were recording. No outside opinions. No collaborators. No outside influences.” Yet, there’s a specific unifying quality about the music that holds universal emotions and experiences. “These five songs and their vulnerable transparency remind us we are all connected. As different as we all seem, we share the same common desires, frustrations, hopes, and flaws.”

Ryan Hicks makes melodic, cinematic, alt-pop music – as if Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, and Fleet Foxes made music for David Lynch. Hicks is a singer- songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Regina, SK. He cites influences as Ron Sexsmith, Father John Misty, and David Bowie. In addition to over 20 years of experience in music performance, he has both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. 

To date, he has released three full albums and a Christmas single, and his music has been featured on Sirius XM and CBC, and has charted on campus and community folk charts throughout Canada.

While studying vocal performance at The University of Regina, Hicks maintained a tenor position with the U of R Chamber Choir, winning numerous national awards including the CBC National Choir Competition, and the title of “Chamber Choir of The World” in Eistedfod, Wales in 1997. He also spent 14 years with the Regina Celtic Band, Squeeze of Scotch, performing at events such as The Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Squeeze of Scotch were also invited to score music for the 2008 CBC mini-series, The Englishman’s Boy. He is now a successful music teacher, experienced in writing and arranging choral and instrumental parts. 

Hicks released his first album in 2014 and followed up in 2018 with the release of his self- produced record titled Pulsing Colours. In 2019 Hicks released his self-produced LP, titled Dreams, which was mixed by Juno-Award winning producer, Philip Wojewoda (The Jerry Cans, Buffy Sainte Marie, Barenaked Ladies). The debut single “Newport” was featured on Sirius XM’s North Americana Sunday Service and CBC Saskatchewan’s Weekend Edition. 

LA-based alternative singer-songwriter Jane., shares the soul-baring, highly-anticipated EP Celeste out everywhere now via Good News Only. Alongside the dreamy EP comes the tender ode to love, “Made For You,” out everywhere now with a sweet accompanying lyric video.

The title of the five track EP, Celeste, is taken from the Latin word meaning “heavenly,” and holds tracks that led the singer down a path towards further discovering himself, his pain, and his route to healing and subsequently, his spirituality. Jane. explains, It’s a representation of my journey mentally traveling to the heavens to deal with this pain. To ask questions. To make confessions. To heal. To try and define how my spirituality plays into this pain.” By sharing his own experiences of pain, Jane. hopes to help others better understand their struggles. Jane. continues, “There’s beautiful moments and songs on the project, but overall, it’s something of a cry. It may even be a call for help. I have this recurring message of truth and honesty, and as I keep growing as a person, and growing as an artist, I keep feeling the need to share. To share what I find out as I grow. At this point, I feel a responsibility to it.”

Today, along with the full EP, Jane. shares the wistful track and lyric video “Made For You.” The loose idea of the track has been floating around in the musician’s head for over eight years. Jane. explains, “I’ve had chords and the melody and the phrase ‘It’s true, I think I’m made for you’ for a really long time. After becoming engaged, and now married, it felt appropriate for this song to see life.” The track’s subject matter came naturally, born out of a loving long-term relationship. He continues, “I can’t help but write love songs as I’ve been in love with the same woman for 13 years, and similar to the previous single, ‘Beach Inside,’ love is such an important part of our time here, and I had to include it on the project.”

Rising French emo-pop newcomer Silly Boy Blue follows up with another stellar offering in “Not a Friend” – released via Sony Music France.

The latest single from her forthcoming sophomore album, “Not a Friend” infuses dreamy indie-pop with nostalgic shoegaze vibes for a catchy, cathartic end result: “We’re not friends / Cause I don’t kiss my friends / We’re not strangers, I wish we were / I wish just to get over you”, Silly Boy Blue laments during the opening verse, setting the tone for the song’s lyrical exploration of confusing relationships and blurred boundaries.

“Not a Friend” follows on from the artistic French native’s moody February release “Widow Dreams Forever” (watch) – commanding attention from the likes of Wonderland and Rolling Stone, the poignant “Widow Dreams Forever” takes audiences through a theatrical journey of freeing herself from the stigma of the grieving widow during a strikingly artistic, editorial music video.

Silly Boy Blue made the following statement about “Not a Friend”: “I wrote ‘Not a Friend’ because I was dating someone, like really dating, but he kept calling us friends.

So, I came back home after a date and wrote this song. I repeated ‘not a friend’ so many times because I was tired of hearing that, as we were walking in every street, hands in hands and kissing, obviously – that’s not friendship. Classic situationship case here.”

Instrumentally combining cyber style synths with breakbeats, ‘BABYTEEF’ takes inspiration from The 1975’s album ‘Give Yourself A Try’ – a project that Coupdekat sites as ‘the soundtrack to her teenage years’. The second of three singles to come from her upcoming EP, ‘BABYTEEF’s’ bouncy production lays the perfect foundation for Coupdekat’s recognisable honey-eyed vocals as they crescendo into the tracks hook-filled chorus. 

A true creative, Kat has co-founded all-female identifying collective ‘Loud LDN’; now with over 80 members, the events have given a platform to showcase and champion female artists and creatives from around the country, picking up support across both the BBC and NME.

With Coupdekat’s last single ‘Superglue’ gaining support from the likes of WONDERLAND, ONES TO WATCH and F-WORD, Spotify support from NEW MUSIC FRIDAY, OUR GENERATION and NEW POP UK and radio support from BBC INTRODUCING LONDON, THREE COUNTRIES, OXFORD, NORTH EAST and BBC 6 FRESH ON THE NET, the rising artist looks set to continue on her fast paced trajectory – creating waves and community activations as well as a compelling sound.

Japanese-Australian sibling electronic duo Lastlings release their new single ‘Noise’, out now on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records. Along with the single, Lastlings have announced their forthcoming sophomore album Perfect World, due out June 23, 2023. 

Serving as the third single off their upcoming album, ‘Noise’ continues where previous singles ‘Get What You Want‘ and ‘Holding Me Like Water’ left off, building a therapeutic soundtrack to overcome heartbreak. A gentle balance of hope and melancholy, ‘Noise’ captivates with its avant-garde blend of electronic, indie, and pop sensibilities. Crafting a heartfelt tale of yearning for lost love, Josh’s euphoric synth-lead production beautifully surrounds Amy’s wistful vocals as she sings, “If you’re ready come and get me, cause I’ll never let you go”. Intoxicating from start to finish, ‘Noise’ encapsulates the eloquence and sophistication of their lyrical and sonic prowess.

Regarding the track, Amy said “Noise is about reminiscing on an old relationship. The good memories. Talking late at night. Going to raves together. Dancing. All the arguing and making up. All the…noise.”

Deadbeat Girl (Val Olson) unveils two new singles, ‘These Walls’ and ‘More’ completing the release of their stunning debut EP ‘What Will It Take?’

Listen to focus track ‘These Walls’ HERE

& Listen to the EP in Full HERE

Born and bred in South Florida, 19-year-old artist and producer Deadbeat Girl has been making waves with their indie-rock sound and honest songwriting. Taking shape as a collection of their innermost thoughts, ‘What Will It Take?’ is a coming of age body of work, pinning the rising artist as someone exciting to watch. 

Navigating self acceptance, heartbreak and identity, the record is a relatable story of finding oneself. See below for the track list;

What Will It Take?

Take Me Home

She Loves Me

These Walls

Another Day


‘I started writing these songs when I was 16. I was full of those aches and pains of being a teenager. They touch on young teenage heartache and conflicting relationships. I’ve grown up with these songs and even though my voice and sound has matured, these experiences during my formative years will forever be a big part of my life.’

Deadbeat Girl launched back in November last year after spending the pandemic writing their own original songs. Alongside finding their feet as a songwriter, they also found a passion for music production, studying the works of Finneas, Tyler The Creator, and Day Wave. 

Previously unheard single and focus track ‘These Walls’ released today, is a stand-out moment on the EP. Self produced, poignant and tender, the track embodies the feeling of growing up queer, in a small conservative community. Sharing more, Val explained; I grew up feeling like I could never be myself, I was violently closetted through highschool. When I did have a relationship and people found out, I got so much shit for it. It was a nightmare. Despite there being a queer community in Florida, I was absolutely not in touch with it. Off the back of that, I moved to New York to study, hoping that would be somewhere I could spread my wings and be myself.” Now based in New York, existing in a more exclusive community, Deadbeat Girl strives for others to be seen and accepted. Dedicated to creating a replayable soundtrack for their listeners that promotes a fearless and defiant message of unconditional acceptance and self-empowerment.

Today’s debut EP drop follows Deadbeat Girl’s latest single ‘Take Me Home’ which came out back in January and grapples with a head over heart moment. Sharing more, they explained ‘Take Me Home’ was the first song I ever wrote all the way through. I was turning 17 at the time and I was in a relationship that was really bad for me emotionally, but the person brought me so much comfort and it’s what I became used to. I had to leave for my mental health even though in my heart, I wanted to stay’

Deadbeat Girl’s debut offering ‘Another Day’ saw them come out swinging. Sitting at almost 200 thousand streams, the track is a melancholy punk inspired upload. A beautiful output of vulnerability, the track was written in less than 15 minutes with cathartic execution. The follow-up track ‘She Loves Me’ arrived as a gorgeous, indie folk moment boasting raw vocals and relatable conflict. 

The EP closer, ‘More’ also previously unreleased, is a stripped back piece, leaving Deadbeat Girls vocals to soar. Layered harmonies and guitar, recorded in a college dorm room compliment songwriting born from the torture of falling in love with someone you can never have. 

Vocalist, Transylvanian native and adopted ‘Mancunian’ Tudor Todut, guitarist and songwriter Wayne Edwards, guitarist and keyboard supremo James Adams, bassist Shaun Taylor and drummer Ryan Ormerod collectively make up the visionary and genre-defying band The Cuza. They release their second single off their debut album “A Life Full Of Colour” (out later this year) called “Leeches” – out now.

It took a while of searching, and perhaps some divinely ordained universal luck, but when Tudor met the Mancunian musicians, the stage was set for a truly inspired musical collaboration. Since then, the band have become a tight musical unit and pride themselves in their originality and prolific work ethic; inspired and informed by their individual eclectic musical tastes, from Northern Soul to Death Metal, from Bowie to Slayer. Nothing is out of bounds when it comes to generating fresh ideas that culminate in a wealth of emotive music. The Cuza effortlessly take you on melodic journeys through the senses: from sad and reflective trips through our emotional inner-scape to vibrant, soaring, uplifting life-affirming anthems, to hook-laden bangers that invite you to dance ‘til you drop. There are simply no barriers.

The band are also unrivalled in a live environment, headlining their own shows to great acclaim, as well as having supported notable legends such as New Model Army. The band delight in and making each one of their gigs unique and exciting: you will never experience them playing the same set twice.

Their forthcoming twelve track album was recorded at Abbey Road, Metropolis and Larkins Farm and was produced by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters and Muse).  The album also showcases the band’s versatility as guitarist Wayne explains, “there’s a variety of moods in there and every track has a story to tell.”: And, indeed, their latest single “Leeches” is one such (cautionary) tale. Songwriter Wayne explains his inspiration: “…James played a Riff in rehearsal that reminded me of those 60s classic Early Mod bandsI expanded it into a full track and put it to a story I had in my head about greedy gold diggers getting their comeuppance.”

Beware all ‘Leeches’! The Cuza know ‘Karma’ is coming for you…

Tribe Friday has released the official music video for new single Swimsuit off their upcoming sophomore album, Hemma. 

Watch the Official Music Video for Swimsuit here. 

The 80’s styled iridescent track mastered by Stephen Marcussen (The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Cher) touches upon bouts of survivor’s guilt and self reflection. Bolstered by a driving beat, the music video sets the stage for an explosive chorus that channels pent-up frustrations stemming from loss, built up anxieties and regret. 

Blurring the line between dream and reality, the evocative vocals paired with the fantastical visualization of losing a loved one creates for a heartfelt, cathartic release with their signature bubble-gum emo charm. 

“This video expands on some of the themes in the song – survivor’s guilt, unhealthy relationships, addiction, that sort of thing. I love the way Benjamin, Klara and Carl interpreted these ideas and made them come to life. We’re usually hesitant to give away creative control to other people, but I don’t think we could’ve found a better fit this time around. Bonus points to actor Johanna for actually eating that shrimp+fizzy pop jello cake with a straight face. Watch the video and you’ll see – it’s quite impressive.” – Noah Deutschmann (Singer/Guitarist)

Sophia Habib is a singer, writer, performer and producer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Delicately dancing between infectious pop, spellbinding R&B and silky neo-soul, Sophia’s music is a hypnotic blend of her love for the 00’s, along with smooth R&B vocals and a dark, melancholic tone taken from her classical piano background. Having studied at the prestigious Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, her sound reaps a musical maturity and sophistication, while her honest themes touch on relatable, everyday life experiences. Breaking barriers and doing the unexpected, Sophia’s music exudes a subtle suspense and tension, allowing for surprises around each and every corner. 

Following the release of her 2022 album, Fragile, Sophia is unveiling three live tracks, each accompanied by a stunning live video. Featuring two songs off of her album, “Lifeline” and “We Can’t Work This Out”, as well as the addition of a new song “Thank You”, the release showcases the artists incredible live skills. Performing alongside an orchestra, Sophia’s love for classical music shines bright. She shares, “To work with an orchestra was a dream I just had to fulfill. I called Anton de Bruin and asked if he wanted to do another collaboration with Cloud Orchestra. And that’s how it started!”

Directed by Eloi Genrich and Rebecca Weltner and filmed by Maric Dam, the three videos are shot in a beautiful, minimalist location, allowing for the focus to be on Sophia and the music, with no distractions. Shimmering with a vulnerability, warm golden hues blend with dark shadowy elements, adding further depth to the sound and the song’s narratives. 

Thematically, the song’s are based on true events from the artist’s life, as she gives listeners an honest glimpse into some of her most personal and raw moments. Sophia confides, “Thank You is very simply a love story! It’s thanking someone for showing you what true love is and that you are worthy of receiving that love.”With streaming numbers in the hundreds of thousands and rave reviews from the likes of PAPER Magazine and Earmilk to name a few, 2023 is set to take Sophia Habib to new heights.

New York City/Los Angeles-based alt-pop group MisterWives usher in a new era with their incendiary, exasperated, and bold single “Out Of Your Mind,” out everywhere now via Photo Finish Records. The once technicolor days of the band are now drenched in the blackness of sacred anger, as they embrace their whole selves — especially the emotions that are hot to the touch. PAPER Magazine who debuted the single, calls it a “pop-punk track with head-banging messages of empowerment.”

”Out Of Your Mind” also comes with an empowering video that acts as a metaphor for giving that much needed permission to embrace the parts of self that aren’t sunshine and roses. Breaking out of the mental cage takes tenacious strength when alchemizing pain into power. Commenting on the video, PAPER says, “Anger pulsates through the track’s music video,” adding it “brings their punk sound to life.”

Equipped with renewed energy, newfound creative freedom and glowing determination, MisterWives are ready to re-introduce themselves with their unapologetic anthem, “Out Of Your Mind” and reignite the five-piece in a completely new way to propel them into 2023. The latest track sees the band step out of their comfort zone, embrace uncomfortable feelings and take more artistic risks. They’re choosing both “truth” and “dare” — something they haven’t had the full autonomy to do previously. In an interview with PAPER Magazine, frontwoman Mandy Lee says, “Stepping out of our comfort zone and not masking uncomfortable feelings with arpeggiated synths and sweet progressions was a pivotal moment needed to let go of pain and anger that was no longer mine to carry, while also giving us creative freedom to not feel boxed in to what might be expected from us.”

Delving into the context of the track’s subject matter, Lee continues, “‘Out of Your Mind’ came from a time when I experienced devastating betrayal from people I trusted. This paradigm shift sent me into a deep spiral of self-doubt–one that gave weight to scathing comments and made me question whether or not it was time to give up on music.” Lee was able to channel this uncertainty into personal power, reclaiming her own self-sovereignty and full expression. She continues, “Instead of succumbing to the doubt, I finally began my journey with therapy and a new, emboldened sense of self emerged that fueled what became this album.”

BONES has proven to be one of the most enduring, influential, and creative hip-hop artists to emerge in the early 2010s. The TeamSESH founder has recorded dozens of albums, racking up hundreds of millions of streams and feeding a fanbase that eagerly awaits his every move. Despite remaining fiercely independent and true to his underground roots, his music has permeated the mainstream–in 2015, A$AP Rocky sampled BONES’ song “Dirt” for “Canal St.” (124 million streams), and in recent years, BONES has performed in prime slots at festivals such as Rolling Loud as a member of Seshollowaterboyz (along with Xavier Wülf, Chris Travis, and Eddy Baker).

rising talent SOMOH releases her debut EP “A Plan To Get Home.”  All songs were written by SOMOH & produced by Joel Johnson, Mack Jamieson & RISC, who have collaborated to create an emotive collection of songs that cover a range of topics people of any generation feel such as love, friendship, growing-up, self-image, family, and hardship. The release is out now everywhere via Tiny Library Records.

You can listen to all the songs on the A Plan To Get Home EP now;


Speaking in more detail about the EP and its title track, SOMOH explains “The EP is named after the title track, which was written about a bad night out, where all I wanted was to get to the safety of my bedroom. That’s the place where all of these songs were written and where I’ll always be most comfortable to be myself in my writing.

I’m really proud of this body of work, it’s been a long time coming. The main focus of this EP is about the transitional stages of life from childhood to your early 20s where part of you doesn’t feel ready to face all the changes. I think these songs convey a lot of those situations you have to deal with as you realise the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows (e.g falling in love, coming to realisations about the people around you, how you treat yourself). I hope that people listening can find a part of their own story in my songs, it’s always nice to feel like you’re not alone in how you’re feeling.

SOMOH is Sophia Mohan’s nickname and artist alias. She is 20 years old and hails from Ealing, London, born to a British father and an Italian mother. In her formative years, which she will tell “was a mess” when it came to listening to music, citing anything from Katy Perry to Neck Deep to The 1975 as artists she followed along with pop-punk that still has a special place in her heart. With her music influences more settled now, her music is currently influenced by Indigo De Souza, Alex G, The Japanese House, Adrianne Lenker and Far Caspian. In the build-up to today’s release, SOMOH has released three tracks from today’s EP release;  ‘Anything,’ ‘I Know  You Care’ & ‘My Body Is A Friend.’ which amassed lots of tastemaker support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Clash & The Line Of Best to name but a few. 

Jordan Duffy is a singer, songwriter, producer, and audio engineer whose sound
stretches across a multitude of genres such as indie, folk, pop, and alternative. With
music influences such as Adele, Lake Street Dive, Yola, and Billy Joel.

Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, she began her music career writing songs
about heart breaks in dive bars, female empowerment, exploding toads, one night
stands, and zombie lovers. At 18 years old, her first professional show was opening for
The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickie Betts. It was in college when she discovered
her four octave range while studying and performing Opera. She continued her education and landed her role as the first female audio engineer at Earwolf/Stitcher Podcasts. There she has had the opportunity to sing to Weird Al Yankovic, do her own rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Fart” on “The Office Ladies”, and is the vocalist for the “Just Between Us” Podcast theme song. You may even recognize her (and her laugh) as Engineer Jordan from “Hollywood Handbook”.

Her latest single “Wonder Woman” is an inspirational and upbeat pop rock anthem about taking back your power. 

Mister Rabbit is new, but the history is there via time spent in other projects such as Teenage Kicks, Keegan Powell, as well as Sweet and Lowdown. If a serious band resume includes making records in big studios with big producers, playing big shows, long tours, and big festivals, consider the members of Mister Rabbit overqualified for the job.

Inspired by legends like Paul Westerberg, Wilco, and Constantines, as well as relative newcomers like Phoebe Bridgers and Ruston Kelly, Mister Rabbit started to form a sonic palette that was both familiar and refreshing. Raw and honest songs are delivered by musicians who know what it feels like to be a version of themselves and want nothing to do with it anymore.

Holing up in Toronto at Genesis Sound with Matt Snell (Banners, Dua Lipa) and Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Constantines) Mister Rabbit got to work, knowing it’s the songs that matter
most. The result is a record that sounds as warm as it does raw, a mirror image of the hearts and hands that made it.

2023 will hold a lot: new releases, new tour dates, new attitudes. As much as the future is still uncertain, Mister Rabbit is sure of one thing – getting rid of the ghosts can feel like magic.

Rock band, Brian Tell And The Lovemakers are thrilled to release her new single “Warm Weather Woman” that is out now and featured on
The band says, “Sometimes as a songwriter, you hear phrases or capture moments in time. You hear it right away. We were out at a bar with the band, and Max (I believe) mentioned that “she’s just a warm weather woman”. I don’t recall who he was talking about, but I immediately recorded the words to my phone. A few weeks later, we had the track!”
The band recently released their first single of the year“Stand Out” that is out now.
Brian Tell and The Lovemakers play modern rock ’n’ roll with a vintage vibe. Based in Austin, Texas, they take a direct, uncomplicated approach to songwriting that’s influenced by decades of rock, blues, and punk history. The result is a searing, style-bending sound that’s modern yet old school.
All former New Yorkers, the current line-up formed in Austin. The band consists of Brian Tell on vocals and guitar, Jason Desiderio on drums, Max Marschark on bass, and Stan Spring on lead guitar. Together, they’ve written Warm Weather Woman, Watching the News, and Stand Out. Recorded at the Ice Cream Factory, these songs were mixed by Dan Duszynski.
BTLM originally started as a rock ‘n’ roll project between Brian Tell and Ben Oastler in Brooklyn, NY. As seasoned musicians and members of American Fever at the time, they recorded the band’s debut EP We All Rejoice. Recorded at Hive Mind Studios, that EP features the backing talents of many amazing musicians, including The Foxy Johnstons.

The Mexico City-born, Los Angeles-based composer and arranger, Mauricio Morales, debuts his new single “Tower In The Sky” on April 20, 2023. Mauricio was exposed to arts at an early age, picking up his first bass guitar at 12 years old, and continued studying music with a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2018, he moved to Los Angeles, where he eventually released his debut album “Luna” in 2021 and his second album along with Anthony Fung and Edmar Colon “Eclipse” in 2022.  His newest track “Tower In The Sky” is an otherworldly exploration of a mysterious tower that inspires the pursuit of accomplishment.

Morales’ “Tower in the Sky” makes an immediate impact with powerful strings and a booming beat that transport listeners to another world. Josefina Silveyra weaves her enigmatic vocals into the fabric of the jazz inspired synth doused instrumentation. Each chord progression is more dynamic than the next building anticipation with every introspective lyric. As Silveyra sings, “Sometimes I look up high and wonder why I feel the need to climb the tower in the sky,” you can sense the uncertainty and desire to keep going. The track itself encourages achievement, even when you don’t know what the future might bring. It sheds light on the fight it takes to make our dreams come true and how lonely it can feel when we finally get to the top. Mauricio Morales brings listeners another unforgettable exploration of human desire on new single, “Tower in the Sky,”

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Salem Ilese opens up about digital consumption on “PainHub.” Get it HERE.

In “Painhub,” Salem explores a critical take at society’s strange fascination with doomscrolling, or the act of endlessly scrolling through negative news headlines and getting lost in dark corners of the internet. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the constant stream of tragic news stories. “Painhub” sheds light on this phenomenon and explores Salem’s own struggles with falling down deep, dark internet holes.

Despite taking time away from her own music to expand her horizons as a songwriter, Salem Ilese’s RIAA-certified Gold hit single “Mad at Disney” has amassed over 3.5 billion streams, with her following single “PS5” amassing over 500 million streams. Her upcoming release, in collaboration with Rina Sawayama‘s creative director Crystal Lockhart, is showcasing fresh new sound that combines pop melodies with high-concept lyrics criticizing media consumption. “PainHub” is the first step on this journey towards a new era in Salem’s career. 

Love You Later – the project of Nashville-based artist and songwriter Lexi Aviles – shares her new single, “Are You Gonna Care When I Die?,” from her forthcoming EP, ‘From The Window Seat,’ out May 5th

“Are You Gonna Care When I Die?” follows the EP’s lead single, “Girl With Headphones,” which was described by Ones To Watch as a song “ripped straight from your favorite coming-of-age scene.” With her new single, Love You Later shows off a more vulnerable side of herself while still maintaining her dreamy alt-pop sensibilities. 

“I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Care When I Die’ in the midst of a time where I was drowning in rejection from the music industry, and in the real world,” she reveals. “No-one seemed to care or listen or take me seriously. I realized that the attention from these people was not worth my time or energy, and ultimately did not define me. The song is a constant reminder to myself to regain my voice and power to tell my own story. The ones that are meant to notice, will notice. Ultimately, it’s a song for anyone who feels insignificant and undermined.”

Pioneering bass duo EAZYBAKED and bass producer/rapper Wreckno join forces to deliver their much-awaited collaboration, “Stomper,” scheduled to drop on March 31st, 2023. Marking their first release under the Deadbeats label, this dance anthem combines EAZYBAKED’s signature deep basslines with Wreckno’s provocative lyrics to create a party track that will dominate the Summer.


Stomper has been in the vault for a while now! We learned a lot making this tune, and it’s the first time we’ve ever worked with a vocalist for the EAZYBAKED project. Of course, Wreckno bodied this shit first try. He was down the minute we sent it and had a verse by the next day. We hope everyone likes the tune as much as we enjoyed writing it!

Wreckno Quote:

“I wrote ‘Stomper’ with EAZYBAKED during quarantine when we were all still locked up in the house, with nothing to do but make smashing bass hits. It’s all about just going ham in the club til the white noise of life fades into the background!”

Tel Aviv based artist Danny Kuttner shares her debut EP Purple via Kartel Music Group. With every track on Purple involving a variety of talented musicians, this debut EP is fast tracking Danny Kuttner into the spotlight. Stream Purple here. 

Making music is not just self-expression for Israeli singer-songwriter Danny Kuttner, it is a transformative experience – a space of surrender and healing. Across the soft, enveloping sounds of Kuttner’s soulful debut EP Purplewe hear the first formations of a remarkably mature artist – an old soul channelling jazz vocals blended with infectious melodies and atmospheric instrumentals. Through the prism of her arresting voice, familiarity is twisted into beguiling new shapes.

Singing for as long as she can remember, Danny’s musical upbringing was informed equally by the intuitively emotive music of jazz auteur Norah Jones as well as the self-assured pop of superstars like Beyoncé and Britney Spears. Honing her sound during her high school years, Kuttner then delved deeper into the classic jazz sound of vocalists like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as discovering jazz adjacent acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote and James Blake, who were experimenting with electronics to create a new, textural language of melody and improvisation. 

“Neo soul, electronics and jazz were all such exciting avenues to explore – they were colours for my palette,” Danny says. “But it wasn’t until I left home at 21 and travelled the world for two years that I really discovered what music meant to me. That was when I realised I am an artist and that I have my own voice.” 

The Gulps are back with the breathless new single: “Surrender” (out today, via Guindilla).


A song about first loves and the fragility of youth, and the vital part they play in the narrative of life, the latest from The Gulps stands as one of their most poetic, poignant, and punchy cuts yet.

Produced by Tim Wheeler of Ash and thriving with the energy of anything he’s put his name on, “Surrender” writhes with the urgency and unpredictability of an electric livewire and jolts with the kind of passion that can only be wrought from pure heartbreak.

Amidst the chaos of its feedback-fried guitars and heart-stopping rhythmic clatter, its vo-coded vocals mask an all-or-nothing tale of romance and regrets, sung bilingually in English and French.

Speaking about this personal new track, frontman Javier Sola expresses: 

“A moment of uncertainty and internal rebellion in which resistance to the present moment, to the now, no longer makes sense.  The only thing left is to join eternity, an infinite youth that knows no quantifiable age.  Like the Steppenwolf we live in an internal battle in which we neither win nor lose, we only suffer until the moment we accept it and let the current carry us gently into the portal of not perishing.  In the midst of the storm the surrender to the present without resistance leads to eternal youth, a youth that disregards quantifiable age in material form but rather the spirit that never perishes, eternity. We are made of light and darkness, of mud and diamonds, of laughter and tears. Accept them, surrender without resistance and fly free.”

Returning with their first release since their debut album last year – BERRIES – have unveiled the assured new single: “Control”. 


A rampant rock cut that seesaws between rhythmic garage rock and agitated punk, the new release also arrives as the band gear up for a UK headline tour this month. 

A quintessential BERRIES track, filled with jagged guitar lines and noise-driven choruses that see layers of instrumentals wriggle and writhe amongst melodic vocals, the band explain:

“”Control” is about channelling inner strength to survive the inevitable dark moments of life. To take control and push on with meaning, or to spiral into nothingness.”

Accompanied by a fitting official video, BERRIES add:

“For the video we wanted to keep things quite honest and simplistic. As the subject matter is quite dark and about finding the ‘light’, we came up with the idea to film by torch light and we ran with it.” 

Landing as the first bit of new music from BERRIES since their punchy debut album ‘How We Function’, “Control” continues the same craggy and contagious energy the trio have become best known for. 

Released last year to glowing reviews, ‘How We Function’ blends distinctive garage rock melodies interwoven with uplifting messages about what it takes to overcome mental health struggles. 

Gaining praise from the likes of Record Collector, The List and The Crack, the album was awarded four out of five stars by Louder Than War who dubbed it “a really well put together debut album that rocks hard and gets its message across succinctly, with a bristling beat and an intelligence that it takes some bands a few albums to achieve”. The band also delivered an exhilarating Radio X Session on John Kennedy’s show. 

BERRIES have also recently completed an extensive year of touring, playing a run of shows across Europe with The Subways, as well as UK dates with both Jim Bob and label-mates Skinny Lister in the UK. Showing no signs of slowing down, “Control” also arrives as the band embark on a headline tour later this month. Their five-date run concludes in London. Dates and details below.



31 – London, Oslo

Rising star and Ivor Novello-nominee Ashaine White returns to the ether with her latest grunge-soul release, “Right Here” – first track taken from her forthcoming EP ‘Ash’.

A dark and dissonant soundscape lays the perfect foundation for Ashaine’s other-worldly vocal and soulful tone: as the track builds, Ashaine’s whimsical melodies take the lead as she sings “You can’t even hold your head up high, I wonder why”, questioning the motives behind a deteriorating relationship. The stunning music video sees Ashaine in unnerving locations with a hooded partner in a performance laced with vulnerability and serenity amongst VHS style cinematic shots.

Speaking on the track, Ashaine states: “Right Here”, is a moody and romantic take on the outcomes of a toxic relationship, where the sweet and loving memories of the honeymoon phase are the only thing to cling onto.”

A breakthrough 2022 saw Ashaine nominated for one of the most prestigious accolades in music in the Ivor Novello Rising Star Award. Inspired by muses such as Ella Fitzgerald, Lianne La Havas, Radiohead and Nirvana, the North London native’s own music combines soul, grunge and rock, exploring alternative influences on a sound that seeks to break with stereotypes of young black female artists.

With “Right Here”, Ashaine continues to underline the growing critical attention around her as a distinct new voice in the UK landscape and a genuine one to watch. Get ready to hear and see a whole lot more as 2023 looks set to be a milestone year for the alternative young talent.


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