Hot on the heels of their recent album release, And The Echo II, Oxford, Mississippi-based synth-pop duo And The Echo unveil the official music video for the album's first single, "The Blind Ones". Directed by the music video team of Michael Brouphy and Jovan Jackson of SPVRK Media, and financed through a recent Kickstarter campaign, this well-produced music video nicely captures the song's energy and uplifting atmosphere, and provides a colorful, professionally-filmed visual
Continuing the rocking, charged musical vibe of Bryde's previous single release, "Honey" (from EP2), comes the brand new single and accompanying video for "Less". Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones, "Less" treats us to another addictive dose of Bryde's passage through the guitar-driven, grunge-like soundscape with the head-banging intensity of a 90's Nirvana hit song. This is excellent songwriting from Bryde (a.k.a., Welsh singer-songwriter Sarah Howells) with her signature vocal s
"The Wind" is the brilliant new single from musician, professional soccer player and Swedish Idol 2013 winner Kevin Walker. Several years ago, while unable to play soccer for an entire year due to an injury, Kevin bought a guitar and learned how to play. Fast forward a few years, he was spotted by Swedish Idol after singing at an open mic one evening. He entered the competition, and ended up winning. Since releasing his debut album, Belong (2013), he has released a number of
"Above Water" is the stunning debut single from Cal Trask, the musical creation of Canadian singer-songwriter Calvin Heinrichs, and the first taste of new music from the forthcoming Posthumous EP, which was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in early 2016. Inspired by artists the likes of Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and The Tallest Man on Earth, this is beautiful, dark indie pop driven by Calvin's soft, poignant piano and heartfelt, soulful, yearning vocals that gently and thoughtfully
After gracing us with her impressive debut solo EP earlier this year, UK-based Bryde (a.k.a. Sarah Howells) returns with the equally stunning EP2 (Seahorse Music). Like its predecessor, EP2 contains four brand new original songs that range from edgy and energetic to warm and emotional. A lead single “Honey” was released a month or so back and gave us a glimpse into the most energetic, full band powered track yet from Bryde. Clocking in at just two minutes, this catchy number
By now, I'm sure you've all heard that breathtaking song in the Apple iPhone 7 commercial ("Midnight") and have asked Siri to tell you what it's called. If you haven't, the song is called "In a Black Out" from the collaboration of Hamilton Leithauser (from NYC indie band The Walkmen) and Rostam Batmanglij (from NYC indie band Vampire Weekend), who go by the "that's a mouthful" artist name of Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. Their full-length album "I Had a Dream That You Were Mi
"You can't help yourself" leads the chorus of the first track on Bryde's debut EP, simply titled "EP1". But my advice is that you really should help yourself to the four beautifully written and performed gems on this EP. On her Facebook page, Bryde (a.k.a. Sarah Howells) describes herself as "a girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs", and that is exactly what you will find on this EP - all songs are written and played by Bryde herself. The opening track ("