There is nothing quite like a heart-felt acoustic single, and Joe Dolman’s “Close To Home” is tender, and sweet, and ultimately a sad, but uplifting song that has a message. “Just give me one more moment, keep your arms open, I know it seems it, but I’m not broken…” he sings, and it’s not hard to hear the painful side of the song for Dolman.
This week in Fresh Indies volume 5, I’ve picked six new singles from a diverse mix of international artists, including PLYA’s “Adrenaline”, “Unreachable” from Sidibe, Fann & Dave Audé’s “Shiny Things”, Bruno Martini’s “With Me” featuring Zeeba, Jeff LeBlanc’s “Way You Are”, and “Fortaleza” by Hanging Valleys.
Bullitt was an iconic classic film starring Steve McQueen and featuring an incredible co-star, the 1968 Ford Mustang fastback. Now, Ford is honouring that classic car, and the film, with the brand new Mustang Bullitt, and I had a chance to get behind the wheel and drive away (okay, not really) for a few minutes at the Canadian International Auto Show.
Predicting the Oscar winners is a hobby that everyone seems to get into this time of year. Whether it’s for fun, or to win an office pool, it’s easy to get into the competitive spirit. There are good movies, great movies, and everything in between, and Oscar predictions give us the chance to champion our favorites.
This is easily one of my favorite tracks of so faar in 2018, and it’s going to be a hard one to top. LCAW’s “Hummingbird” features the stunning vocals of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, with a fun, fresh beat that will get your hips moving. “Hummingbird” is an addictive new single from LCAW’s debut Meet in the Middle EP, which arrives in March.
Black Panther is a triumph. The film is powerful, thrilling, well-written, and filled with amazing talent, on screen and behind the scenes. What makes the film all the more powerful is the strength of the characters, and the fact that the leading women steal the show.
Musical power couple Kyle and Melissa are Footwerk, a UK meets US indie pop act that just debuted their new single and brand new EP, “Retrograde”.
Travel is one of the best gifts that you can give your kids, opening up the world to them with memories that will literally last a lifetime. According to a study by Emirates Airline, children get bored just 49 minutes into flights though, so what can parents do during bigger trips–especially long-haul flights–to make the experience easier on everyone?
This week, in Fresh Indies Volume 4, I’m featuring music from six massively talented artists: the addictive Manila Killa with “Everyday Everyday”, Until Home’s catchy “Run to You”, Hænrik’s rock ballad “If This Ain’t Love”, Art of Shades loungey “Undone”, Jacob Steele’s dance-floor ready “Move Like Me”, and Vanita Joines’s brooding “Second Skin”.
Ari B released her much anticipated new single “Just Get Me” today and The GATE has the video premiere! The track is a collaboration with Justin Gerrish (Charlie XCX, John Mayor, Vampire Weekend), Sangwook and ‘Sunny’ Nam (Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Billy Ray Cyrus), and was recorded between Boston and Los Angeles.