It might be time to chalk up Belfast as one of the world’s most notable cities for budding young talent, after seeing acts like Two Door Cinema Club, General Fiasco, Pleasure Beach, and now, Beauty Sleep delight indie rock lovers around the globe.
This is undoubtedly the first you’re hearing about members Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson, as “The Dark” is their debut single. Born out of a local house party, these three young musicians bonded over a classic party prank of using alphabet refrigerator magnets for vulgar amusement. From there, the band was born, and they headed to the studio to define their sound, which is what you’re witnessing today.
“The Dark” glows with radiating beauty, led by a luscious bassline, clean guitar riffs, and gorgeous alternating male and female vocals. Most notably, all three voices come together in heavenly harmonies, adding to beautifully constructed crescendos. Impressively enough, this tune is completely self-produced, which should give way to more incredible tunes very soon. In the meantime, you can officially pick this one up as of February 19th.
If you’d like to be a part of their coming out party, we highly recommend catching them on February 26th, at Bar Sub in Belfast.
At first listen, you probably wouldn’t guess that Kylie Odetta is just 18-years-old. Her voice, both commanding and dreamy, carries a heft of a very seasoned musician. In fact, that voice has landed her opening spots with acts like Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw and Mat Kearney, which should elude to the fact that she’s coming up in the scene, and doing so at a rather rapid pace.
“High Dreamer” is the title track from her upcoming EP, and we’re elated to be the first to bring it to your ears. It’s captivating from the get-go, drawing listeners in with calming piano, light percussion, and Odetta’s entrancing vocals. The chorus is particularly impressive, showcasing feathery soft falsettos that delicately soar higher and higher.
We have to assume that a fair lot of you are experiencing your first listen to this budding young artist. Click here to keep tabs on upcoming releases, including her High Dreamer EP, which drops February 12.
Albuquerque-based REIGHNBEAU really takes the whole Land of Enchantment thing to heart, serving up an alluring plate of electronica, art pop, and the avant-garde from New Mexico. Visual and sound artist Bryce Hample is the brainchild of this burgeoning act, bringing along collaborators like Colleen Johnson (Twig Palace) and Madeline Johnston (Sister Grotto) to give the project added personality.
Premiering with us today, “IDEALOVE” is a delightfully weird escapade, giving way to thoughts of intricate dreamscapes where dark and light mix in beautiful consonance. Those thoughts are brought to life through calculated layering of haunting vocal samples, rolling hi-hats, and softly sung vocal harmonies, which create a textured, otherworldly experience. Simply put, expect to get blissfully lost in this tune. It’s almost impossible not to.
After you pop out of your REIGHNBEAU-induced daydream, make sure to head over and follow them on Facebook. There’s a full-length album on the way, and you definitely don’t want to miss it.
For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the next song from Sleeping At Last’s year-long collection, Atlas: Senses, you’re about to start your weekend off in the best of ways. For those of you who are just catching onto this golden-voiced Chicagoan, well, you’re a little late to the party, but this song will certainly kickstart a new-found musical love affair.
“Smell” is a part of the Senses EP, which will accompany other themed EPs like Life, Emotions, Intelligence, and Enneagram. As expected, each have their own distinctive flair, while still maintaining Ryan’s emotionally-charged style. Speaking of that impassioned approach, it certainly sits front and center in today’s premiere. The song welcomes listeners in with pensive, artfully crafted lyrics carried in on fluttering vocal vibratos. Light finger-picking accompanies the track, starting what will soon become a soaring gathering of piano and strings.
From start-to-finish, “Smell” is a highly engaging and winsome experience, leaving anyone who listens with the imminent need to dig deeper into past releases. We’ll make it easy on you. Click here to start that journey.
As we cross into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
See you on the dance floor.
Destructo / Justin Martin - 1/21
Justin Martin & Ardalan Ft. PartyPatty
LOUDPVCK - 1/22
LOUDPVCK & 12th Planet
Guess Who (feat. Key!)
SWEAT - 1/23
The Booty Mix
Eats Everything / Patrick Topping - 1/24
Bugatti (Eats Everything 4x4 Remix)
Premiere: Patrick Topping
Lost Profit ft. Angelina Lucero
Delicious break beats? Check. Radiating beautiful vocals? Check. Dance-inducing bassline? Double check. Yes, it would seem that Chicago-based Different Sleep and singer/songwriter Angelina Lucero (from IDYLL) certainly have all the necessary elements to give electronic music lovers something that’s as refreshing as an ice-cold Lipton Brisk tea on a hot day.
As we’ve come to know from this young, up-and-coming producer, boundaries don’t exist. Elements from all musical genres can come into play at any time, giving way to both euphoric ambience and up-tempo party moments. “Lost Profit” certainly addresses both of these, and does so through some articulately crafted synths, inventive percussion, and well placed vocal chops.
Ok, enough gushing. We love Different Sleep and we’re pretty damn sure you do too after this track. Click here to stay in touch with all of his goings-on.
EVERY LITTLE THING
You don’t have to scan far through my posts to know that I appreciate a solid pop tune. Will you find any Taylor Swift or the Biebs? No. Not to say that I don’t appreciate their craft, but I like to find stuff a little more inventive, a little more under-the-radar, and a little fresher to the scene. That’s where ERIEL INDIGO comes in.
Racing into the industry at the young age of 19, this LA-based songstress/creative director/activist uses her art as a means to promote well-being, productive rebellion, intentional evolution and communal consciousness. After only a couple of releases, she’s already drawing on associations of Charlie XCX and Tove Lo, yet maintaining her own eclectic style. Now, she’s ready to drop her debut EP, Elevate.
“Every Little Thing” is just the second release from that EP, and it’s nothing short of pure pop bliss. Expect a groovy little beat, memorable lyrics brought forth by a unique vocal tone and some infectious synths that instantly latch on, leaving you craving for just one more play through.
Keep tabs on this budding young chanteuse by following her on Facebook. I can assure you that the rest of the upcoming EP will more than impress.
Photo credit: David Zayas Jr.