I always enjoy upbeat, feel-good songs in the summer, and the latest single by Cassia embodies this. The Manchester-area trio draws influence from such a range of music, including Caribbean melodies to African-inspired rhythms, yet still manages to sound quintessentially British.
Artist: Together Pangea
Song: “Better Find Out”
Album: Bulls and Roosters
High-energy and infectious, the lead single from Together Pangea’s latest album is fun and catchy. The LA-based quartet enjoys evolving with each album they create, but still stay as true to themselves as they possibly can.
Song: “Butterflies” feat. Claire Ridgely
Supported by up-and-coming Montreal singer Claire Ridgely, Berlin producer Beckett provides retro synths, disco beats, and an 80s vibe. Ridgely’s dreamy vocals and Beckett’s vintage soul combine to create a song I want to put on repeat.
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Song: “Picture My Reaction”
A hypnotizing blend of indie rock and power pop, The Persian Leaps describe their latest single as a song about the intoxicating rush of emotions early on in a relationship. This is a first taste of their upcoming album, Bicycle Face, out September 22.
Artist: Nick Ferrio
Departing from his usual country and folk-based musical stylings, Canadian singer-songwriter Nick Ferrio took on a more 70s power-pop sound, inspired by artists like Elvis Costello and T. Rex.
Song: “Ashtrays in Graceland”
Album: Confetti at the Bottom
This Chicago noise-pop duo recently released their debut LP and have solidified their unique musical brand. They blend post-punk, new wave, 60s psych, and modern pop all into one cohesive sound.