New Music from the Inbox, 03 October 2015: IAMDYNAMITE, Imbium, Guides, King Colour and Nations of the Soul

By Scott Jones

Artist: IAMDYNAMITE

Album: Wasa Tusa

IAMDynamite - Wasa Tusa

 

Although fall is already upon us, this catchy single is a tune that helps keep the previous season in the listener’s mind. A melodic ’80s backbeat helps along with Christopher Martin’s smooth vocals as the leaves refuse to change colour.

Sounds like: Late-night August pop with the shades on.

Artist: Imbium

EP: Part One: The Radioactive Club

Imbium - Part One - The Radioactive Club

Sometimes a drive through the countryside with an inflatable duck in the passenger seat can prompt debate on the existence of extra-terrestrials. Throw in energetic riffs and some cool vocal harmonies, and you’ve got much to discuss on your road trip.

Sounds like: Gin Blossoms/Weezer-esque power pop.

Artist: Guides

EP: Abstract Mind

Guides - Abstract Mind EP

 

The accompanying music video for this track is a sure-fire match for the sonics of the music, as the title of the song also reflects the multi-layered vocals and instrumentation provided by this hard-driven LA trio.

Sounds like: A reverberating, West Coast new wave revival.

Artist: King Colour

Single: You Just Don’t Know It Yet

King Colour - You Just Don't Know It Yet

 

This Sydney group adds solid, retro-styled guitar riffs, and powerful drumming to a modern brain stimulator of a psych track, yearning for that one true love. Highly recommended for fans of rocky road ice cream.

Sounds like: Oasis and the Velvet Underground sharing rocky road ice cream.

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Artist: Nations of the Soul

Single: My Old World

Nations of the Soul - My Old World

 

Siblings often know each other’s musical talent best. This is clearly the case with Bergen’s (Norway) brothers Mikael and Lucas Roussel who channel each other’s emotive lyrics and six-string interplay. The only drawback is the song’s brevity.

Sounds like: Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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