Alternative | Fiery Indie-Pop Artist Sophie Kilburn Shares Debut EP ‘My Room Made Public’

Posted by on September 12, 2021

Sophie’s new My Room Made Public, is a four-track EP with an indie-pop inspired style fused with a classic 70s flare throughout. It is a bold sonic fusion of old school rocker & modern pop warrior that sits neatly alongside ALT Pop heroes like Haim, Phoebe Bridgers and Soccer Mummy that have successfully contributed to a new genre that fits in both the past and the present, with a heavy emphasis on storytelling. Check out a thorough quote on the project after the jump and stream Sophie’s new EP above now.

“The concept of the EP started from my growing hunger turned obsession with wanting to be heard. What do I have to do to be really listened to, to be taken seriously as an artist, as a woman, as a person? How much do I have to share to feel like I’m enough? I spiraled, thinking ‘it’s just not in the cards for me’. The noise in my head got so loud that it really started to well… piss me off. I became acutely aware of how strong the pressure of sharing everything with everyone all the time is. There is this fear that if you don’t share it all your identity is no longer validated or worthwhile and that can be very dangerous. I don’t want to keep feeling that and I don’t want anyone else feeling that either. The project took on a whole new meaning when the pandemic hit and we were all forced to reflect on ourselves and the world we live in, it made me think well it is more relatable now than ever.  With My Room Made Public, I wanted to create a body of work that is an emotionally open and honest introduction to me as an artist and the songs I write. It is chapter one of what I  hope will become a classic trilogy. At the end of the day, I just want to bring emotional comfort and make people want to fight for what they want out of life, find themselves in their own way and to never settle for something that hurts them. I guess I am trying to do that for myself too  but there is always strength in numbers.” 

Progressive House | Danzfolk – Colorado Cavalry

Posted by on June 12, 2014

Danzfolk - Colorado CavalryA little learning with house music? Danzfolk do it for the kids. With their MYTHOS trilogy in the books, the duo turn their attention to events that actually happened, notably happenings south of the border (Canadian border that is). With another big, cinematic tune, the duo bring us back to 1864 and the Sandcreek Massacre, using all sorts of sounds of the day like a church bell, horses and the like to create the proper historical atmosphere. I can’t tell if this is representative of 148 Native Americans being slaughtered, but I assume this sounds waaaay better then that.

Free Download: Danzfolk – Colorado Cavalry

Progressive House | Danzfolk – Osiris

Posted by on May 13, 2014

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I have been telling you all about these guys and slowly people are starting to listen, but not like they should be. Their productions are polished beyond their years and only get better each time. This is the third and final tune in their “MYTHOS” trilogy, that took us from the high seas, to the shores of Crête to now the underworld of Egyptian mythology. As they explain,

“Osiris’ was the god of the dead, and ruler of the underworld. Throughout the height of Egyptian civilization, Osiris was the primary deity. In power, he was second to only his father, Ra, and was the leader of the gods on earth. Osiris resided in the underworld as the lord of the dead, as after being killed by Set, even though he was a god, he could no longer dwell in the land of the living. After Osiris was killed, Isis resurrected him with the Ritual of Life, which was later given to the Egyptians so that they could give eternal life to all their dead. The spells and rituals cast by Isis, plus many others given to the people by the gods over the centuries, were collected into The Book of the Dead. In the underworld, Osiris sits on a great throne, where he is praised by the souls of the just.

The tune has a strong Middle Eastern flavor to it with a strong, bouncy and bodacious bass line and a well-crafted melody. All three tunes in the series are must downloads and this is the cherry on top.

Free Download: Danzfolk – Osiris


Progressive House | Danzfolk – Talos

Posted by on March 23, 2014

Danzfolk - Talos

I have been singing these guys’ praises for some time now and with the second volume of their epic MYTHOS trilogy in the books, I hope you can see why. No I don’t represent them, but just believe their music should be in front of more people. With “Leviathan” in the books, they head to Greece to unveil their next myth “Talos”. Taken from their soundcloud page, read below for some background on the myth,

‘Talos’ was a gigantic creature and guardian of Crete. Zeus presented him to his lover, Europa, as her personal protector from pirates and invaders. Talos was given the task of patrolling the island, circling it three times in a day. The giant did not allow any enemy ships to approach, hurling massive rocks to sink the wooden ships of those who dared to threaten Crete. If any managed to escape these and set foot on land, a horrific surprise lay in store for them. Talos entered a fire until his bronze body was red hot. Then he clasped his enemies in a tight embrace, burning them to death. Their bodies were found with their mouths wide open in agony and horror.

Exactly like the purpose of this series, the song has a mystical nature to it. “Talos” tells a story, one that builds beautifully like the island of Crete and then strikes with the controlled aggression of the song’s namesake. The tune is free and is about as good as free gets. If you want more Danzfolk, listen to this mix from them below.

Free Download: Danzfolk – Talos

Pop, Videos | Bridge – Do Ya Right [Music Video]

Posted by on March 28, 2013

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Allow me to christen your lobes with the sounds of 1st Round Record’s newest artist, Bridge.  The 21-year old singer/songwriter/occasional rap verse spitter, nests among the stars of Los Angeles, but makes it very clear on this track his confidence and talent eclipse’s hundreds of other aspiring artists striving for fame in the same city.  “Do Ya Right” is an edgy, confident pursuit of that dreamy dime every man strives for.  Stay tuned as Bridge prepares for the release of the second installment of his trilogy series, Creature Of Habit, due out April 10th.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Bridge – Do Ya Right

Hip-Hop | Hendersin “Detour” | HIP-HOP

Posted by on January 30, 2011

“Detour is Hendersin’s 2nd proclaimed mixtape. It comes from a trilogy of records dictating the story of small town artist on the rise. To date, Detour is by far the best example of Hensersin’s talent, boasting seven self produced tracks and a cohesive nature. Each track brings something to the table allowing ears of all music to unite. Hendersin features four talented artists: Serge Didenko, Mike Stud, Collin McLoughlin, and Brian Stokes who mesh well with the direction of the record. If you need a reason to get interested listen to “One Of A Kind,” “Watch Me Now,” or “On My Way.” The remaining tracks bode nothing less. In an oversaturated market, Detour seeks to create a niche by inspiring those who are driven to stand out.”

Download the full mixtape HERE

DOWNLOAD: Hendersin – For You

DOWNLOAD: Hendersin – The Way You Are

DOWNLOAD: Hendersin – Watch Me Now (Feat. Collin McLoughlin)