Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Late Night Gems #57

1. alxxa - "Rearview"

2. BECCAA - "Crush"

3. BLYTT - "Closer"

4. Caroline Kole - "Adamantine"

5. Gabriela Francesca - "Forbidden Fruit"

6. Grace Savage - "The Hunger"

7. Leeyah - "Good 4 You"

8. Let's Eat Grandma - "It's Not Just Me"

9. Madi Wolf - "Free As 9TEEN"

10. Matilda - "Addicted"

11. More Giraffes - "Dinosaur"

12. NUUXS - "No Good for Me"

13. Stacey Kelleher - "Back To You"

14. Zoya - "Single 5' 1''"

Molly Moore - No Stress

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Molly Moore, who's also and one half of progressive pop duo Cosmos & Creature with Brandyn Burnette, has just unveiled the intoxicating visuals for her new single, "No Stress". The second single following "Tough Love" to be taken from her forthcoming Third Eye High EP, which is due out on May 11th. "No Stress" is a nuanced electro-pop jam whose laidback verses, uplifting hook, and shimmering post-chorus are a fitting ode to rest and relaxation.

"I'm nowhere close to perfect and I'm learning about myself every day, that's also a large part of what I write about," says Molly. "Self reflection can be hard, especially in a time when everyone wants to filter the best part of their story/image forward, but I try and find power in confronting the less comfortable things."

Watch the video for "No Stress" below.

Pre-order Molly Moore's Third Eye High EP on iTunes and get both "No Stress" and "Tough Love" instantly.

STORME - Volcano

London-based duo STORME, comprised of vocalist Amanda Liedberg and producer Gabriele Mazza, have today unveiled their first offering of 2018 called "Volcano", the follow-up to their debut single, "Burning Echoes" released last year. Showcasing a beautiful combination of icy cool vocals and intricate production, "Volcano" is scandi-pop at its very finest.

Speaking on the track, Liedberg says:

"I was at one of my lowest points when I wrote 'Volcano.' I'd just been left by someone and was completely broken. Days passed, and I figured out the only way to stop the waterfall of tears was to go deeper into myself - that was the only way out. I pictured a stronger force, something I could clutch onto. Now that I was alone - I had to hold on to something bigger within - and it became my saviour, my volcano. The song can mean anything to whoever's listening to it - we just want to make people feel, see the truth and dream – and, when the darkest days come, we want to inspire you to find your own 'Volcano' and let it guide you."

Listen to "" below.

"Volcano" is available now on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CAT - Noah

Originally from Chicago but now living Los Angeles where she is currently studying Theatre and Screenwriting at the University of Southern California, 22-year-old singer/songwriter Catherine Lev, aka CAT has just recently released her debut single called "Noah", along with it's accompanying music video which was directed by Adrian Vega Albela Osorio and filmed by Natalie Archambaud Chao. Written by Noël Dombroski, "Noah" is an atospheric pop ballad that fuses together elements of 80's new wave and psychelic pop. Described as Karen Carpenter with Debbie Harry Attitude, CAT's music is strange, heartbreaking, and playful.

Listen and watch the video for "Noah" below.

BATTS - Shame

Following last year's release of her 5-song debut EP, 62 Moons back in late November, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Tanya Batt, aka BATTS returns today with her first new offering of 2018 entitled "Shame".

The song is inspired by BATTS' love of 60's music along with her love for mid to late 90's Britpop. You can definitely hear the live and raw energy, something BATTS was striving for when she and her bandmates (Lachlan O'Kane, Ross Beaton, Brendan Tsui and Matthew Kenneally) tracked the song with Isaac Barter.

Lyrically, the song is about BATTS' view of the world and the idea that humans continue to think if they were to colonise a different planet, such as Mars, it would turn out any different. "Shame" is also about wanting a positive change to humankind and to all the negative things that are currently happening in today's world.

Listen to "Shame" below.

"Shame" is available now on iTunes.