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!
Song: ‘Play It Cool’
Breezy and nonchalant indie doing its best to brush off an embarrassing encounter, the burbling keys and breathy vocal doubling highlight SEKI’s ‘Play It Cool’. It’s all too easy to fall into the easy vibes amongst the plucky guitar and splashy hi-hat!
Album/EP: Under the Veil of Madness
Soaring and melodic power metal in both vocal and guitar tone, ‘Sayonara!’ immediately brings Dragonforce to mind with its interlacing solos and operatic lyrical delivery. Ascension reach for the heights with this searing tune!
Song: ‘Fairweather Friend’
Heavy Bostonian blues with a rattling tone that just can’t be beat, GA-20 struts their fuzzy stuff with ‘Fairweather Friend’. There’s an approachable cool in this one that stems from those clanging amps and effortless vocals.
Artist: Nitro Nitra
Song: ‘Walk Into The Sun’
Modern power pop with soulful vocal underpinnings and a lush expanse of vocal harmonies, Nitro Nitra really kick off with ‘Walk Into The Sun’. The tune takes a darker turn in the back end with some repeating dissonant refrains, but it can’t wipe away the highs of the exuberant chorus peaks.
Artist: Cult Of Y
Album/EP: Work In Progress
Urgent experimental pop from Swedish duo Cult Of Y accompanies the chopped hopeful samples of Mahalia Jackson vocals in ‘Mountain’. Thumping beats and a grimy guitar through line make for a striking impression!