Edmonton’s Scenic Route To Alaska are set to release their new LP, Tough Luck, in March, but until then “How It Feels” sets the scene with a “no holds barred” video inside the wrestling ring.
Iskwé released her single the “The Unforgotten” this month, featuring Canadian icon Tanya Tagaq, and the track is an inspiring, and darkly rousing call for understanding, unity, and respect. Blending Indigenous, rock, and electro pop music, “The Unforgotten” is moving and textured, and driven by Iskwé beautiful, rising vocals.
The Singer and The Songwriter released their single “Wild Heart” recently, and the video is mesmerizing and stunning. From their EP Directions, the song celebrates the stories of women, and features urban dance team, The Company, with videography by LA’s Vibrvncy.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Toronto singer and songwriter DYLYN released her new single “Wolf” in January, and it’s an 80s-synth jolt of rock attitude that’s already landed on Spotify Canada’s Viral Hits list.