By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
Artist: Nick Hakim
Song: “Roller Skates”
Album/EP: Green Twins
Off of his forthcoming album, Green Twins, which is due out on May 19 via ATO Records, “Roller Skates” from Nick Hakim is like being in the throws of a warm and colourful acid-fueled dream that is padded by soulful slow jams and foggy, vintage synths.
Artist: MIDDAY SWIM
Song: “Hold On Tight”
Album/EP: Climbing Out of Caves
Toronto indie rock outfit MIDDAY SWIM has returned with a brand new single entitled, “Hold On Tight.” The track, which is the first offering off of their forthcoming EP, Climbing Out of Caves, picks up on the wistful warmth of previous releases like “Summer Eyes” but is far more upbeat and perpetually entangled with the spirit of youthful wonder.
Artist: Suffer The Children
Hailing from London UK, Toronto ON, and Vancouver BC, Suffer The Children is a collaboration between Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti, DJ Khalil, Rian Peters, and Shallom Johnson. “Confessions,” which oddly enough has a real Phil Collins kind of vibe, mixes moody electronica, modern trap, and 80’s alternative pop to create something that both riffs off of and goes up against today’s alt-R&B sound.
Artist: Simon Doom
Song: “Dream of The Machines”
Simon Doom is the solo project of Kuroma/MGMT guitarist, Simon O’Connor, and this track has him sounding like an 80s new wave Springsteen.
Artist: Julian Jasper
Song: “In The Lilacs”
Album/EP: 2AM, Chinatown/I Don’t Mind
Off of his brilliant debut EP, 2AM, Chinatown/I Don’t Mind, “In The Lilacs” from Julian Jasper is a thickly layered, psych-leaning, hook-laden, grunge-heavy track that, like his home base of Los Angeles, wears its influences proudly on its sleeve.