New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (June 26, 2018): UNBLOOM, Steady Holiday, POHGOH, and more!


Song: “I Followed”

Album/EP: Single

Bouncy and catchy pop with a deeper meaning than the casual tone would imply, there’s plenty to appreciate from both the lyrical and sonic angles in “I Followed”. Booming bass and tropical production are balanced by introspective and emotional lyrics – the kind of hit that you’ll sing several times before having that “woah, those are the words?” moment.


Artist: Steady Holiday

Song: “Nobody’s Watching”

Album/EP: Nobody’s Watching

Infinitely effortless and easy going, steady as it goes is the theme for Steady Holiday’s latest single. Breezy indie pop that sits nicely on the spectrum between yacht rock and lounge jazz, Dre Babinski’s breathy vocals especially add to the pastel-toned cool.


Artist: POHGOH

Song: “Business Mode”

Album/EP: Secret Club

For a band that hasn’t released a new album in over 20 years, POHGOH shakes off the dust surprisingly quickly. Launching into an opening riff reminiscent of Cheap Trick and then letting frontwoman Susie Ulrey’s melodic vocals take front and centre amidst the structured instrumentals, it seems like POHGOH hasn’t missed a beat. Especially impressive considering Ulrey’s 15+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.


Artist: Autogramm

Song: “Jessica Don’t Like Rock ‘n Roll”

Album/EP: What R U Waiting 4?

Straight-forward party rock with a smidge of tongue-in-cheek humour and a heavy dose of synth riffs, “Jessica Don’t Like Rock ‘n Roll” isn’t quite a satire of itself but definitely leans into pastiche territory. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, though – on the contrary, Autogramm’s cohesive instrumentation is fun and silly. Just like rock ‘n roll can be.


Artist: The Human Project

Song: “Knocked For Six”

Album/EP: Clarion Call

Imagine Blink 182 and Alexisonfire had a melodic speed punk baby, that was raised on a healthy diet of math rock and emo. Got that image in your head? Good – that’s the exact description of The Human Project’s sound, as demonstrated by “Knocked For Six”. There’s a sprinkle of the best of all of the above in this tune: calculated riffs, snarling-yet-snotty vocals, anguished lyrics…it’s like the 2000s never ended.


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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