Following yesterday’s great eclectic mix we thought we’d continue in the same vein and bring you an excellent track Portland Oregon based group The Underscore Orkestra. They have been touring all over the US, Canada, Central America and Europe for the past 8 years and have quite a number of members listed on their website coupled with an impressive number of instruments: Violin, Guitar, Accordion, Horns, Clarinet, Bass, Sousaphone Percussion, Harmonica, Piccolo, Ukulele, Bambazoo and Belly Dancing!!
While today’s introductory feature is from the very solid debut ‘No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us’, the band also has several other releases including the newest, ‘Table Dance’. Check the Bandcamp link for the full gamut.
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Londoners – Fallen to Flux – have just issued their brand new four song EP “From the Outside, Looking In” on January 20th, with the self-titled track as today’s feature. The group is a four-piece hard rock band fronted by lead singer and guitarist Oli Clipsham; Guitarist Bjorn Gugu, bassist Luke Walley and drummer Chris Trem providing the backline.
The music is a excellent fusion of contemporary heavy metal styles – strongly influenced by the likes of Bullet for my Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold and Killswitch Engage. In addition to the featured single, we’ve also added the new video for the track ‘Disenchanted’ further below, so be sure to check it out!Download From the Outside, Looking In HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is from an earlier album called Soundscapes, listen to it at his SoundCloud page below.
IR favorites via Madison Wisconsin – Lorenzo’s Music – are back with a brand new solid track, “I Never Wanted to Say”, recently released to the masses in the past couple of months. We are excited to hear the sax is still quite intact here, making its appearance quite often throughout this infectious song. My first impression came from the underlying guitar groove, reminding me a bit of a SD favorites Pinback at moments, which I can never get enough of.
I think the band best describes the current feel of the music they are currently releasing with the following clip from one of their social sites: “…with each release it’s progressed from the previous sound and continues to grow. Which can be good or bad depending on your own tastes. But it always comes down to the songs. Being exactly who you are and not apologizing. It’s like a trip to a place where nothing else matters but exactly what we feel is right that very minute.”
Be sure to check out their video below for the single “Picture It All” if you haven’t yet had the pleasure.
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They play catchy riffs and harmonies over raw non-computerized music.
Today’s Dose is from their recently released EP Part 2.
Craig Holtom – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Damien Beale – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Steve Bernard – Bass
Murry Burnett – Drumset
We featured ‘Call Out My Name’ in December.
“tiny cuts is the collaboration between filmmaker AJ and music producer Gavin Bushell. Based in Wales, they create original tunes across a range of genres, including rock, pop, folk and indie.” [bio]
Buri Italy based indie pop band Fabryka will be arriving here stateside in Austin, TX this coming March for the South By Southwest Musical Festival, their debut performance there. The group is apparently led by vocalist Tiziana Felle, who interestingly sings in Italian and English, and has been compared to Feist, CHRVCHES, and St. Vincent.
In 2012 everything came together for the band when they released 5 Days, a successful EP that brought Fabryka all over Italy and abroad. It is from the 5 Days EP that today’s featured track comes, a beautiful effort and one of many great discoveries on this five track release.
For those in Austin, Texas this March, Fabryka’s SXSW showcase is on Friday, March 20 at Buffalo Billiards. Fabryka will follow their stop at SXSW with an appearance at Primavera Sound in Spain and then onward to their third EP in April 2015.
Watch their video for “The Good Insight” further below.Download Young Signals HypeMachine
Spencer says “When I was a kid, I performed onstage from the ages of 9-12 with a variety of large, sweaty, golden-throated dudes like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo in front of thousands. Nowadays, I perform by myself in my bedroom in front of my old He-Man action figures. It’s not quite as grand, but it’s less sweaty, and a good deal more cozy.”
NoPop is a nowave, pop act out of Brooklyn heavily influenced by such groups as the Pixies, DNA, Minutemen, and David Bowie. In April we saw the first single O, TV from their new effort, an excellent song that drives home, hitting the raw pulse and energy behind some of the peak years of those they are influenced by, albeit containing the band’s own unique pink-punk touch.
NoPop’s first EP “See Pretty” was officially released in May of 2014 and can be found at the Bandcamp link below for immediate purchase. In addition, you can also check out more from the band and a slew of other great artists on Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Compilation: Section 5 at the link below.
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The band are from Kansas City, and Physical copies of the album will be available for $5, however the digital version can be found on Bandcamp with a “name your price” option.
Volcano marks Saycet’s discography comeback on “Mirage“, the third album for his Saycet project following One Day at Home and Through the Window. Since the last release, he has had four years where he was finally able to devote all his time to music, including multiple collaborations with the Pompidou Centre and France Culture, and a live tour that took him as far as Asia and Russia:
“I wanted to make a much more elegant, more frontal record, something less convoluted.”
Saycet’s new track was remixed quite brilliantly by 23-year old Parisian producer and singer, Julia Losfelt, whom you can find out more about at her music site below.Download Volcano (Julia Losfelt remix) HypeMachine
They are releasing a split 7″ vinyl of this song with their friends El Camino Sutra at East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey, California on April 25th.
La Crosse, Wisconsin singer-songwriter Nick Mass has a new single out influenced by the likes of The Beach Boys and The Beatles, which we are definitely picking up on the first few listens. Anyway to top of the B category, we’ll add we heard a little of our old favorites Ben Folds (Five) in the mix of this exceptional new effort.
Nick started writing this song in August of 2013 and spent over a year perfecting the arrangements and the recording, while playing all instruments during the process. The single officially released on the 5th of February, 2015 and is being offered up for free.Download It Just Didn’t Matter HypeMachine
The trio met in Bangkok in late 2013, and in the space of a year and a half, they have garnered attention from an international mix of artists and fans. Members Danny Duncombe (Bass and Vocals) and Toby Willems (Drums and Vocals) are from the UK, while guitarist Dave Lefor is Canadian, both coming from varied musical backgrounds.
Today’s featured track ‘Vintage’ brings Duncombe’s distinct vocals to the forefront with some beautiful underlying guitar and tight knit drumming, a well structured piece that immediately grabbed our attention, building more and more on each subsequent listen. We expect big things from the group, and hope to see as a SXSW int’l featured band in the coming few years.
You can watch out for them at festivals around SE Asia, and best support them by grabbing a copy of the New Role EP when it launches.Download Vintage HypeMachine
A five piece, also known as LFM, members are Conal (voice and guitar), Ali (guitar), Phil (keys), Ev (bass) and Tony (drums).
Check out the video below too, directed by Benny Trickett, who was the assistant director and editor on Pink Floyd’s recent ‘Louder Than Words’ promo.
Bay Area (Northern California) residents Karmen Kimball and Alex Lasner fortuitously met at a party on December 21st, 2012, the day the Mayan calendar had predicted the world was to end. That night, they struck up a conversation about their mutual love for Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, and realized they had both gone to the same elementary school, years before. They got engaged a few weeks later and, since then, they’ve been in the studio working on a batch of singles they plan to release over the course of 2015.
Hammers See Nails was just released a few short days back in February and is a slow-driving beautiful piece that gets in your head-space and pays off in spades throughout the course of the song, opening up and soaring at just the right moments. Be sure to bookmark at least one of their sites below as you will no doubt be hearing several more of the same high caliber releases in the coming months.Download Hammers See Nails HypeMachine
The band’s sound has evolved since we featured them in 2013 and they now have three lead vocalists.
Brisbane Australia based singer-songwriter Angharad Drake (ang-ha-rad) combines gentle folk melodies with insightful lyrics, reminiscent of artists like Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell. Originally hailing from the Sunshine Coast, she has built a solid following through regular performances in and around Brisbane and at more regional festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival.
Angharad Drake has been influenced by the musical stylings of artists such as The Tallest Man on Earth and Emma Louise and 2014 marked the release of her third EP ‘Swing’, a collection of songs inspired by her various travels and experiences. The songs reflect on the relationships of friends and the changes experienced throughout life, taking the listener on a melodic journey through the eb and flow of life.
We hope you enjoy this truly incredible piece and take a listen to some of the additional excellent tracks she’s offered up at her Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages below. We’ve also embedded one of her newest videos below, for the song ‘Meddling’.Download Swing HypeMachine
“Igneous Grimm is a psychedelic folk rock band from North Texas. Formed in 2009, Igneous Grimm currently consists of Ryan Elmore, Jody Elmore, Zach Stevens, Roby Scott, Ben Hance and Riley Pennock.” [web site bio]