New Music From The Inbox: Lissie, Edgeward, Agnes Obel, Son Little, & London Grammar

By Juliette Jagger

Artist: Lissie “Shameless”
Album:
Back To Forever
Lissie definitely has that “file under fuck it and go your own way” kind-of attitude. She has the ability to be a total powerhouse all while managing to bring a real stripped down subtlety to her songs. Catch Lissie at Adelaide Hall in Toronto, November 21st.

Sounds like:
“…so take a shot for free and Photoshop the bits of me that you don’t want.”

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Artist: Edgeward “These Days”
Album:
Feel Better
There’s something subdued and hypnotic about Hamilton’s Edgward. 

Sounds like:  Alternative / Electronic

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Artist: Agnes Obel “Dorian”
Album:
Aventine
Agnes Obel is classic and haunting.

Sounds like: “Will you come along to the end?”

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Artist: Son Little “Cross My Heart”
Album:
Single
This is just a really solid track. “Cross My Heart” is like a neo-reggae slow jam that rides overtop these deep plucking guitar notes and is steeped in R&B soul.

Sounds like: “You run till your heart feel numb.”

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Artist: London Grammar “Strong”
Album:
If You Wait
London Grammar’s Hannah Reid has the kind of vocal presence that commands and transcends all at once.

Sounds like: “Excuse me for a while, while I’m wide eyed, so dumb and caught in the middle.”

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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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