Alternative, Electronic | D Malik Makes Grand Debut with “Prince”

Posted by on October 1, 2021

A multi-hyphenate creative, D Malik is in full pursuit of his artistic vision. The Dubai-raised, Los Angeles-based producer brings a unique perspective to his music, drawing inspiration from a multitude of genres from rock to electronic to rap. On his long-awaited debut releaseD Malik makes a powerful first impression with “Prince ft. Michael Lanzaavailable now on all platforms with a striking music video accompaniment.

Inspired by the live experience, D Malik presents “Prince” as a bold, stadium-ready piece. The track combines fierce guitar riffs with a pulsating beat, and striking vocal performances by Michael Lanza – D Malik’s creative collaborator – and Malik himself. A high-impact debut, “Prince” is D Malik’s first act in the public eye, and a stirring expression of his own identity.

Listen to “Prince” on your favorite platform here, and watch the music video below.

Alternative | Ches Barrow Drops new single “The Dark Side”

Posted by on October 1, 2021

Influenced by the dramatic vision that the likes of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morissette, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have stirred up over the time in the industry, rising artist Ches Barrow is starting to make a name for herself in a similar space thanks to her Alternative leaning Pop style. Her new single “The Dark Side” is a typical fusion of alternative with a nod to pop, heavy rock influences, and filled with suspenseful build-up, melodic luster, lush synths, and knife-hot lyricism. This is the first piece of music I’ve heard by Barrow but I will surely be keeping a tab on her for future drops. Tune into “The Dark Side” above now!

Alternative, Pop | Newcomer Toronto artist, LOR explores addiction & heartbreak in her moving second single, “SIP”

Posted by on September 18, 2021

Upcoming Toronto based vocalist and songwriter LOR returns on the scene with her new single and second release to date entitled “Sip.” Honest and introspective, the new track sees the rising artist recall a difficult time in her past when a relationship with a partner who suffered from alcoholism began to have a negative impact on their relationship, and her as a partner and a human being.  This one hits deep, so stream it out above now and read a quote from LOR on the single below now.

“Sip is an emotional diary entry from a time where my head and heart felt ravaged. It’s about the sort of ‘crazy’ another person can swindle you into feeling – the madness starts to seep into your being. It becomes a sick, fun game you can’t stop playing.” – LOR


Alternative | Hippie Tribe Drop ‘Gulla Punk: mod 1’

Posted by on September 15, 2021

Alternative hip hop two-piece Hippie Tribe consisting of blond.bomber and dp.thuHippie return with a brand new double single release via ‘Gullah Punk: mod 1’. Vibrantly original and untethered to a specific genre, Hippie Tribe’s latest Gullah Punk: mod 1 is out now via the duo’s own indie imprint, OTOLO Records. Tune in above now and read a quote on the release from the group below now:

“Generation after generation come and go and we write the same narratives. The Black community has operated at the mercy of the US government since the shores of West Africa were breached. As an American Black man and descendant of the Gullah Geechee people, I know all too well the longing for a history that’s nearly erased, all while hoping my present dystopian-like experience will somehow evolve into a prominent future. Well, we got really tired of hoping so we decided to make our own future, today.” 

Alternative, Indie, Pop | Seven Purple Tigers Reflect on Loneliness, Relationships, and Healthy Breakups “Ignorance is Blitz”

Posted by on September 12, 2021

“Ignorance is Blitz” is a total Indie rock jam that is well worth checking out! The band’s founders Austin Horn (singer/rhythm guitar) and Phil Dyszy (lead guitar/backing vocals) are an unlikely pair. From the US and Germany respectively, the trans-Atlantic duo bonded over their love of music in the vibrant basement bars and clubs of the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. It was there that the pair began crafting what would become Seven Purple Tiger’s signature sound that came to fruition after 5 years of writing together and performing live alongside bandmates Sebastian Heieck (bass) and Felix Schwer (drums). Along with the stellar new single comes a rad visual that you can watch now above. Keep this band on your radar, they’re bound for greatness!

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.” 

Alternative, Pop | Rory Carney Releses “Dreaming Through My Prime”

Posted by on September 8, 2021

Artist and producer Rory Carney has released his new single “Dreaming Through My Prime,’ a feel good indie pop single with minor punk influences throughout. The upbeat and catchy single was written, produced and composed by Carney himself, the track jumps in with drums, bass and voice. Made up of layers of interwoven guitar/synth parts, organ and pads aid the progression of the track, culminating in additional backing vocals for the final chorus. The chorus melody is extremely catchy, ending in a lead synth part you’ll be humming all day long. Check out a quote from Rory on the tune below and stream the song above now.

“Lyrically the track is about feeling you’ve not quite achieved as much as you hoped, a very familiar worry for a lot of adults, but that actually you’ve loved every step of your journey and wouldn’t change your life for anything, even with its downsides.”