New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Feb 06, 2023): Matilde G, Patty & The Oh’s, Bluphoria, and more!

Every week, we’re sent dozens if not hundreds of promotional emails from agents, PR firms, and hopeful artists containing the latest releases from around the world. From the biggest superstars to the ambitious self-starters we comb through it all to highlight to you what we’ve been digging, the tunes that caught our eye, and the recommended selections that make the notifications worth it. This is New Music From The Inbox! (Short on time? Listen to this article in playlist form!)

Artist: Matilde G

Song: ‘Hypocrite’

Album/EP: Single

It’s no big industry secret that nailing the hook makes up steps one, two, and three of the how-to write a pop song, and Matilde G knocks it straight out of the park with the bold and catchy ‘Hypocrite’. Huge spacious bass, powerful and rhythmic vocals, and a meticulously assembled production make for speaker-pounding stylings from this ambitious Italian teenager.


Artist: Patty & The Oh’s

Song: ‘Heard Some Kinda Light’

Album/EP: Out of Everything

A charming keyboard lick and plenty of trebly, airily strummed guitar chords lend levity and allure to this light indie rock offering from Seattle debutants Patty & The Oh’s. There’s an especially bohemian appeal to this tune, particularly reminiscent of Vampire Weekend’s youthful vibe.


Artist: Bluphoria

Song: ‘Ain’t Got Me’

Album/EP: Single

Weathered and soulful blues rock anchored by the impeccable performance of frontman Reign LaFreniere, ‘Ain’t Got Me’ is a wonderfully mature offering from such a young songwriter. First penned when LaFreniere was still a teen, his howl has just the right amount of patina and croon to complement the searing guitars of not only the rest of the song, but the rest of the smoky blues halls of Nashville.


Artist: Alienatör

Song: ‘The Less Dead’

Album/EP: Regrets

Thrashy and sludgy hardcore with razor-edge riffs, Alienatör are a captivating sonic assault hailing from Thunder Bay. Dissonant chording, laser-focused drums, and an incessant urgency elevate ‘The Less Dead’ into a high-octane, pulpy thrill ride.


Artist: The Hip Priests

Song: ‘Chasing Death’

Album/EP: Roden House Blues

Blown-out, chaotic, and scrappy as hell – you get the sense that these monikers are badges of pride for old school punk rockers The Hip Priests. The group’s fiercely independent streak comes through in latest single ‘Chasing Death’ – redlining instrumentals, smashed vocals, and a relentless wall of noise take no prisoners in the tune’s blitzing two minute runtime.


Mathew Kahansky

Once upon a time, Mat studied journalism. That's how he became Alan's one-time intern and current-time contributor, and the rest is ongoing history - get it? Mat also studied biology and music, so he has a strangely specific knowledge set that doesn't really apply anywhere other than useless fun facts. He currently works for a music tech start-up in Halifax, and is a big fan of the em dash.

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