From across the ocean in Melbourne Australia, dream pop band Lowtide is planning on releasing a fantastic new album that will both electrify and mystify their fans and followers from across the globe. This new album, Southern Mind, is scheduled to be released on February 16th, but was officially premiered in its entirety live by Henry Rollins on his KCRW radio show on Sunday, February 11. Not only has their music received overall positive reviews, but the relaxed vibes and memorizing rhythms have a high potential of being their most successful album to date. Southern Mind embodies a lot of similar sounds that fans have always related to Lowtide, however, they have added even more upbeat pop beats and undertones that add new layer and depth to their music.
New releases from Lowtide, however, do not stop with Southern Mind. On the same day that the new album was streamed, they also released a new single Elizabeth Tower as well as a new clip. Also, it is important to note that they also announced their headline tour! Obviously this Melbourne based dream pop band has been busy at work over the past year to set them up for what looks to be like pure success in the new year.
Southern Mind is out February 16th. Keep up with Lowtide here.
Now that she has dropped out of Berklee College and left Boston behind to pursue her career in music as an artist, STEEGS has burned a path of success in front of her that is sure to lead her where she want to go. Not only is this passion and enthusiasm for music shown in her actions, but also in the songs that he has produced. Looking forward, there is a lot of hype that surrounds her upcoming release of, “Come Through” which was released on February 8, 2018. What has been marked as a “tenacious,” this single packs a punch at every turn and ends with an explosive last chorus. The art behind this song, however, is deeply rooted in her raw-guitar work and honesty driven lyrics. Like she has shown in the past, holding back is not an option which is clearly expressed in her music and choice of words.
Although “Come Through” is one of the first singles that STEEGS has released to the public, it is not her first experience with performing and brining music to her fans. While participating in a dark pop-rock band with two of her three sisters, she was able to win over the hearts of those on the Santa Monica Pier as a street performer. Since then, this artist has evolved and grown into herself and is ready to take the music industry by storm, with nothing standing in her way.
Keep up with STEEGS here.
LA darling Veronica Bianqui is out with a soulful new single titled “Sunday Cups” that brings out the best in her tone and ability to portray relevant relatable topics. “Sunday Cups” addresses the pressure of society to build up impenetrable facades that hide the real personality of the individual. With her bluesy undertones and traditional garage-pop sound, Bianqui is able to share with her listeners what she has observed in those around her all too often. Lyrically, the single relies heavily on well constructed metaphors that highlight the social norms and deconstructs the aforementioned facades of society.
Bianqui also has a deeply rooted history in performance throughout states in the US as well as across Europe. She has had the opportunity to relish in what the music scene has to offer her as she performed along side several different bands. Not only does she have a vocal powerhouse to rely on, but she also has training in musical theatre which adds a unique element to her live performances. However, this artist cannot take all of the credit for herself. In her own words, she attributes most of her success to her mother’s love for blasting The Beatles and Joe Cocker around the house as she grew up. All of this experience has fans on the edge of their seats for what Bianqui has to offer in the near future.
Keep up with her here.
This is the year of singles for the singers and artists of Instant Empire. Band members Scotty Saunders (lyrics and vocals), Sean Connaughty (guitar), Lou Kucera (guitar), Jacob Porter (bass) and Tristan Kelley (drums) have started the new year off with their single “I’m Alive” which will be the first in their 12×12 series. They expect to release a single for every month of the year which has their fans over the top with excitement and expectation. As a growing progressive dream punk band in the industry, Instant Empire hopes that his new project will gain the attention of potential fans and critics that will help them project their work into fame and glory.
However, Instant Empire is not new to the scene of music. Having produced seven works that have been listened to and downloaded by fans all throughout the world, this band has started to accumulate the recognition that their hard work has earned. Like their previous work, “I’m Alive” features an intimate set of lyrics as well as well as beautiful rays of light that won’t be easily forgotten. This new single sets the stage for more exciting work to come this new year!
Keep up with Instant Empire here.
Since the beginning of her career Xie has brought out the newest techniques and sounds to her newest single, Habits. Although she is known to inlay her sound with the traditional beat of electronic music as well as adding her own fresh twist, which renders her music unique. Despite the long process to producing her music, Xie has gathered a significant fan following that is growing with each release. In her newest single “Habits”, her lyrics depict the mundane and average, the exact opposite of what she has to offer the listeners. Though her lyrics are relateable, there lingers emotion after the last seconds of the song that makes listeners want to put it on repeat. Trained as a traditional musician while growing up, Xie breaks down the barriers and expectations in order to create her infectious loops and lyrics.
While producing the new single, LA based producer, singer and multimedia artist Xie has noted that sometimes the pursuit of stardom can feel like an, “endless rat race.” However, jumping through loops and over hurdles has brought Xie far further than perhaps even she could have predicted. In the future, she will continue to release music for her fans as well as perform live all over the country.
Keep up with Xie here.