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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Mar 06, 2023): Le Couleur, Kidnap, Bobby Harden & The Soulful Saints, 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: Le Couleur

Song: ‘Sentiments nouveaux’

Album/EP: Single

Montreal trio Le Couleur strike it big with the hazy ‘Sentiments nouveuax’. Weighty and densely layered synths take the forefront of this stately and track, with plenty of groove and retro flair to mix up the shifting intrigue.

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Artist: Kidnap

Song: ‘Things Change’ feat. pinkpirate

Album/EP: Single

Warm and organic production rooted in a piano base breathes an atmospheric air to British producer Kidnap’s ‘Things Change’. Featured vocalist pinkpirate’s airy and sincere performance also add to this enveloping embrace of a song. Just delightful.

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Artist: Bobby Harden & The Soulful Saints

Song: ‘One Night of the Week’

Album/EP: Bridge of Love

Leave it to an OG Blues Brother to keep laying down impeccable soul into a decades-strong career – Bobby Harden is polished gold on ‘One Night of the Week’. Not quite hailing from Motown but still alive with the hallmarks, the NYC native has plenty of soaring strings, punctuating brass, and indelible vocal chops to meet the grade.

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Artist: The Ramona Flowers

Song: ‘Hey You’

Album/EP: Hey You

The Ramona Flowers put their fan-favourite ‘Hey You’ to tape in the title track from the upcoming EP. It doesn’t take much to see why audiences clamour for this one at live shows: busy keys, splashy backing, and meshed dual melodies make for a wildly danceable tune.

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Artist: Mya Byrne

Song: ‘Come On’

Album/EP: Rhinestone Tomboy

Simplicity goes a long way in Mya Byrne’s stomping rock ‘n roll John Prine tribute ‘Come On’. A big cruising riff, abundant speaker-filling drums, and a constantly chugging forward tempo put a bow on this fuzzy old school jam.

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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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