New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (July 19, 2021): Amyl and The Sniffers, Black Pumas, Faster On Fire, 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!

Artist: Amyl and The Sniffers

Song: “Guided By Angels”

Album/EP: Comfort To Me

Straight up old-school punk through and through, “Guided By Angels” is the latest from Melbourne-based Amyl and The Sniffers. Frontwoman Amy Taylor’s snarling and high-octane delivery is an absolute delight in this tune: her yelping, frenetic vocals sit perfectly amongst the gritty power chords and thrashing drums. This is the real boot-stomping shit right here.


Artist: Black Pumas

Song: “Sugar Man”

Album/EP: Single

A heartfelt take of the steamy Rodriguez original, “Sugar Man” is a strong offering from Grammy-nominated act Black Pumas pairing warbling guitar and sombre keys with vocalist Eric Burton’s warm, well-trodden vocals.


Artist: Faster On Fire

Song: “Bloom Bright”

Album/EP: Single

Bright and surprisingly touching pop-punk/alt rock from Raleigh-based duo Faster On Fire. Crisp guitars, vulnerable lyrics, and tasteful undercurrents of swelling strings elevate this crossover tune into thoughtful territory to go with its catching chorus.


Artist: Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems

Song: “Take Me To The Pilot”

Album/EP: Single

Injecting some woodsy rock-folkiness into the middle of Elton John’s usual ivory-laced bombastic instrumentation, Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems produce an energetic version of the Rocketman’s “Take Me To The Pilot”. The ever-present piano is there, with a touch of down-home soul and an extra solo or two kicking around to boot.


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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