Fresh Hit Radar, the sultry edit

Acoustic, female singer, Folk, Jazz, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul, UK Music

We’re back with another instalment of our Fresh Hit Radar feature. This week we’re really slowing it down with a collection of sultry, R&B infused tracks from some incredible artists.

First up it’s sibling duo Skelly with track Sentiment. This Jazz-inspired single is the perfect blend of old and new, fusing classic Jazz elements with modern R&B flair. Grooving brass sections and some stunningly smooth vocals make track Sentiment a stand-out debut release from Skelly, we can’t wait to see what they do next. Listen below.

Next up it’s familiar face Eiza Murphy. This Irish songstress made it on to our Fresh Hit Radar feature with previous track Blackhole. Now she’s back and better than ever with moody single Taxi. Heavenly harmonies and a dark instrumental make Taxi a dark-pop wonder-track. Full of vocal prowess and some witty lyricism Taxi maintains Eiza’s reputation as one of the most exciting new artists in 2020.

Next on the lineup it’s Crying Beauty Queens with their single Blackbird. Atmospheric and intriguing this track has a sultry yet dark tone to it. A combination of lush guitars, rolling drums and soft yet driving vocals make Blackbird an accomplished track from Crying Beauty Queens. Listen to this track if you need some motivation for your weekend workouts!

Last but not least it’s Myla Vie with her soulful R&B track Real Love. This single has an effortlessly good old school vibe, combining all the best elements of classic R&B with Myla’s smooth vocals and an easy yet grooving beat. A stunning introduction to Myla for the Pop Playlister team, we can’t wait to see what else she will bring to the table.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fill your boots with some new music from our Fresh Hit radar!

Acoustic, Alternative, Dance, female singer, Folk, indie, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, Review, Rock, Rock 'N' Roll

How do the weeks fly by so fast? We’re once again back to share some great new music with the world.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit and see the full lineup on our Spotify Playlist!

First up it’s Roveena with her power ballad Fly. This smooth yet atmospheric track is pure soulful pop brilliance. With huge vocals, haunting harmonies and soft piano Fly will have you feeling unstoppable. Fly is a cinematic soundscape you won’t want to miss, get ready to be motivated and ready to take on the world after a listen.

Switching it up it’s In The Forest with their Indie-folk track On the Run. This four piece acoustic band harmonises effortlessly to create a vocal blend that is naturally beautiful and purely instinctive. On the Run will have you feeling free as a bird, and ultra relaxed on your weekend. Listen below.

Tacking it up a notch it’s Four Crooks with their stand-out single Black Magic. This track is a driving yet grooving indie-rock track from the four piece. Deep vocals, gritty guitars and a rocking beat leaves us wanting more from this talented foursome. Listen below-

Switching it up for the final track by bringing you a stunning video! These Streets is an accomplished Pop-Rock from Killing Kenny. Accompanied by an emotive and powerful video These Streets is a heartwarming track to soundtrack your weekend. As the UK goes back into lockdown for a second time, Killing Kenny is back to lift our spirits and warm our hearts.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fresh Hit Radar is back and better than ever

Acoustic, Electronic, female singer, indie, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

After a few quiet weeks we’re back with another Fresh Hit Radar feature! A collection of the best tracks we’ve heard all week that you NEED on your radar. To make up for lost time, we’re giving you a huge dose of new music with 6 different tracks.

Kicking off our list is an intriguing track from the Lowlives Collective titled Rusty Malcom. It’s hard to pin this huge tune down to a genre infused with elements of Electro, Rap, Indie and Trap Rusty Malcom is a curiously brilliant tune from the talented group. Lowlives Collective combines the talents of Orange Bloom, LumbeRoss, Valhalla Kid & OS Elliott. A true wonder team that have brought us a gritty, trippy and bouncing track. Take a listen below.

Next up is a moody yet groovy single title Day To Day by Tugboat Captain. Tugboat Captain are a four-piece musical crew made up of friends and family, so it’s no surprise the group work together seamlessly to create catchy tracks. Making waves in the DIY Pop scene, Day To Day will fill you of teenage angst, emotion and attitude. Take a listen now.

Familiar faces Trio Minutes make it onto our next slot with their track Progress. These three sisters have proven themselves an absolute dream team. Gentle and smooth vocals, infused with a throwback style that will have you raving like it’s the 90s. Not your average girl group, the soulful trio’s release Progress features jazzy horns, a bouncing beat and some cracking harmonies. See for yourself below.

Pale Fire bring us our next fresh hit with track All The World. A driving alt-indie track that has a classic and nostalgic Pop Punk feel to it, this one took me all the way back to my teenage emo days. Pale Fire were formed in 2011, combining the talents of a group of bedroom musicians together their music oozes quality, musicality and artists who REALLY know how to play their instruments.

Next up is the talented Dead Method with single Mind Games, a stunning Alt Electro-Pop single taken from full project Queer Genesis. Reminiscent of talents such as Troye Sivan but mixed with a little more edge and grit, Mind Games is a standout track and incredible introduction to Dead Method. Catchy, commercial and captivating Mind Games sets Dead Method out as one to watch in music. Listen for yourself!

Our Final Fresh Hit this week is Paul Usher’s Time Don’t Heal. A sultry R&B track infused with a 70s Pop style that makes for an ultra catchy and unique sound. The single is pure serotonin, bassy vocals AND one of the best falsettos I’ve heard in a long time this track will leave you truly impressed. Paul Usher sets himself apart as an incredible vocalist and hugely impressive songwriter. Taking an old-school style and making it fresh, Paul Usher is one of the best new artists I’ve heard in a long time.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Another dose of Fresh Hits for your playlist

Acoustic, Alternative, female singer, Folk, indie, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, Review, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

We’re back with the best new releases that made it on to our radar.

Since it’s a Sunday, we’re slowing it down this week, with a collection of tracks that are smooth, sultry and soulful.

Sit back and let us soundtrack your sunday.

First up it’s Please Don’t Be Me by Jburn and H I P P O. A blend between bedroom pop and smooth rap, this track is the definition of easy listening. Slow yet subtly groovy Please Don’t Be Me has an easy beat sitting under relaxed pianos and witty bars. This single oozes Sunday vibes, take a listen below.

Next up it’s Sally Rose with Hear My Voice. Sally’s deep and sultry vocals are a true pleasure to listen to, blending flawlessly with an indie-rock backing and motivated lyricism. Energetic and vibrant Hear My Voice is a song that demands to be heard. If you need a little push to get up this Sunday, Sally Rose’s Hear My Voice is the perfect tune to get you out of bed.

The third instalment on our Fresh Hit Radar feature is Ever Enough by Kissy. Upbeat, groovy and bouncing this track is a pleasure to listen to. Punchy beats, a groovy bass line and Kissy’s soft vocals make Ever Enough the full musical package. A catchy track that will have you dancing round the kitchen, Ever Enough is a stand-out single for Kissy. Alt-Pop brilliance, Kissy a certainly one to watch for 2020.

Last but by no means least is Sugar Moon by Pixi Ink and krapka;KOMA. This single is soulful, ethereal and heavenly. A fusion of electronic and acoustic soundscapes, combined with soft vocals and heavenly harmonies that make a hauntingly beautiful track. Sugar Moon is a smooth yet moody track and the Pop Playlister team’s top tune of the week. Take a listen.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fresh Hit Radar Fridays, all the best tracks to soundtrack your weekend

Acoustic, afrobeat, Blues, female singer, Folk, Hip Hop, indie, pop, Pop Music, R&B, Rap, Review, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Happy Fresh Hit Radar Friday! It’s time for yet another instalment of the best tracks we’ve heard all week.

It was a huge week for the Pop Playlister team as we smashed past the 1,000 follower mark on Twitter. Thank you for your continued support and enjoyment of the Pop Playlister platform!

Don’t forget you can see the full playlist HERE.

Kicking off this week’s list is Kehina with latest single All Over Again. A soulful masterpiece that sets her out as one of the most exciting talents emerging onto the UK R&B scene. With ethereal vocals, bright guitars and a rolling beat this track is pure, sultry R&B excellence. Kehina is a London based singer-songwriter brimming with talent, potential and prowess. We can’t wait to see what she does next.

Next up it’s Trio Minutes with track Motion Part 2. Trio Minutes is composed of three incredibly talented British sisters and self confessed ‘genre benders’. Blending together Pop, R&B, Electro to name a few with a nostalgic feel to their sound that’s reminiscent of the 80s and 90s. Motion Part 2 is a grooving track from the trio, full of gentle harmonies and catchy hooks, with an effortlessly smooth style that seems to come naturally to the sisters. Trio Minutes are a must have on your next up radar.

Daviies also makes it onto our Fresh Hit playlist with track Your Style. A Nigerian born artist whose Afro-American Rap fusion is truly unique. Your Style is a feel good, commercial track that demonstrates Daviies huge potential for success. A strong introduction to the artist for the Pop Playlister team, and a track that will have you missing summer already.

Slowing it down with Sugar Parks’ Misunderstood. An LA based singer-songwriter whose indie rock inspired sound is a pleasure to listen to. With bluesy undertones and a noir pop feel, Sugar Parks is a stand out artist in the world of indie. Misunderstood is a sultry track from the rising star, featuring gritty guitars and Sugar Parks’ powerful vocals. A subtly dark track from Sugar Parks that firmly places them on our ones to watch for 2020.

The final addition to this week’s Fresh Hit Radar playlist is the talented Myla Valentina. An English singer-songwriter whose dark pop tracks are full of ambient melodies and cinematic instrumentals. Freedom is a sultry song from the young Myla, bringing a strange sense of intensity and haunting to the typical happy go lucky Pop genre. With an EP due this year this is clearly lots more to come from the talented Myla Valetina.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fresh Hit Radar- Your daily dose of new music

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Happy Friday Pop Playlister readers! Hope you’re ready for the next dose of Fresh Hits from this week because the line up today is deadly good.

The submissions get better and better every week and we love sharing some of the best talents breaking through the underground scene. 

You can find the full playlist here

First up it’s Kitty with track 2020. 2020 comes off Kitty’s stunning debut album, a hauntingly beautiful 8 track project that sets her out as a dark pop princess. 2020 is a favourite of the Pop Playlister team, a moody alt-pop track that compliments Kitty’s ethereal vocals perfectly. Featuring all the best elements of classic Pop, infused with a gloomy electro twist, 2020 is a cinematic anthem from the stand out singer Kitty. Her full project, The Dark Age, is like nothing you would’ve heard before. A pop diva whose dark twist on the genre is intriguing, emotive and captivating. 

Listen to 2020 HERE and check out the entire The Dark Age project.

Next up is single Everybody, a grooving alt-pop track from powerhouse trio Lohrd Snohw, Orange Bloom and Tom Shawcroft. Three music mavericks coming together to create magic, making Everybody one of the best collaboration singles I’ve heard all year. Everybody is an energetic track, with flawless production from Orange Bloom and catchy hooks from Lohrd Snohw and Tom Shawcroft. The track is truly addictive, a sound you just can’t help but groove along to and a real accomplishment for the trio. The Pop Playlister team are secretly praying Everybody won’t be the last single we get from this supergroup.

Listen to Everybody HERE

Third on our list is Erika Ascenzo’s soulful single Bound. Powerful, smooth and sultry this track makes me truly excited for the future of R&B. Bound is just the second single from Australian singer-songwriter Erika Ascenzo’s whose musicality and vocal prowess is astonishing. The track is full, with nifty baselines a punchy beat and glossy synths. Erika’s deep yet soft vocals are the icing on the cake to this delicious track. Leaving us hungry for more, let’s hope Erika Ascenzo releases more music to satisfy the craving for more Bound has left us with. 

Listen to Bound HERE

After Dark by YJKL is the next track to make it onto our Fresh Hit list. This instrumental tune is a smooth, lo-fi number oozing with quality. With bright guitars, a bassy beat and a light touch of synths After Dark is the definition of easy listening. The perfect track to sit back and relax to on a slow Sunday afternoon.

Listen to After Dark HERE

Last but by no means least is Perfect by OnlyM and Blahza. A dreamy lo-fi beat full of intricate design, rhythm and musicality. The track is made complete by the easy bars of Blahza, witty lyricism with gentle delivery creating a bedroom pop single that oozes quality. Perfect is a stunning introduction for the Pop Playlister team to this talented duo. A must have on your playlist, and two talents to watch out for.

Listen to Perfect HERE

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

The Fresh Hits you NEED on your radar this week…

Acoustic, Alternative, Dance, Electronic, female singer, Folk, indie, pop, Pop Music, R&B, Review, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

We’re back with another update of our Fresh Hit Radar playlist, if you haven’t already check it out here and give us a follow. We received so many incredible submissions this week it was hard to pick our featuring artists, keep the music coming for a chance to be in next week’s post! 

Kicking off the list is a summer tune from Sonny Lover Boy titled Tropical Planet. The track is bright, grooving and smooth. An instrumental single with a soothing vibe and the perfect tune to soundtrack a slow Sunday afternoon. Sonny Lover Boy is pure lofi brilliance, a talented producer and summery beat maker.

Next is Pop powerhouse India Dupriez with her huge single How. An artist who transcends any single genre with elements of Pop, Indie, Electro and beyond India is truly an artist in her own lane. How is an eerie Pop track, featuring India’s pure toned, powerful vocals, haunting harmonies and sultry synths. The single emanates quality, talent and potential. India Dupriez is definitely one to watch and next up in 2020.

Switching it up with a Folk infused Indie track from Willy Nilly titled Misbehave. Featuring rich harmonies, gritty vocal styles and energetic guitars Misbehave is a bouncing, catchy Indie track. Willy Nilly ooze musical quality and authenticity with an incredibly unique sounding lead singer Misbehave is a great first impression from the band on the Pop Playlister team. We can’t wait to hear more from them.

The Hardest Thing by Sallee is our next addition to the playlist. An Alt-Pop princess hailing from Melbourne Australia but making Music with the potential to go global. The Hardest Thing is a powerful anthem, with Sallee’s soothing vocal style, driving beat and haunting synths. Sallee’s songwriting draws on her real life experiences, Love, success, identity and heartbreak. This young singer songwriter shows great promise.

The final addition to our Fresh Hit Radar post is Madison Olds with anthem Best Part of Me. Electro-Pop at its finest, Best Part of Me is a summer pop tune to roll down the windows and blast out the car on a sunny day. The singer songwriter has set her sights on greatness and is set to become Canada’s next big breakthrough artist.

Happy Listening everyone! Remember to follow us on TWITTER for a chance to feature on next week’s Fresh Hit Radar update.

Written By: Jessica Rowe

The Fresh Hit Radar- Music hotter than a heatwave

Acoustic, female singer, indie, News, Pop Music, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul, Uncategorized

It’s our favourite part of the week and time to share some fantastic, fresh hits with you all. We’re excited to bring you the official Fresh Hit Radar playlist on Spotify, give it a follow and let us put you on some great new music.

Kicking off this week’s playlist are the talented Umbrellabirds with their acoustic single Rhododendrons. This track is true easy listening, acoustic guitars sitting perfectly over a rhythmic beat featuring effortlessly smooth vocals. The perfect addition to your Sunday playlist and a sound you won’t tire of. Check out the full project Closing Ceremony out now on all streaming platforms.

Next up some ambient jazz to soundtrack your sunny weekend. Hugo Marsh’s album Mutualism is a jazz infused, indie take on instrumentals. Each track is mellow with just enough funk, groove and rhythm creating a perfect blend of sound and style. Another easy listening project that’s a must have on any chill-out playlist.

Third on our list is the talented Lisa Danaë with her track Starlet, her first single post 2 year hiatus but it is more than worth the wait. Starlet is pure pop princess greatness, a track with energy and power, driving synths and Lisa’s strikingly pure vocals. The California native oozes commercial potential with her catchy hooks and heartfelt lyricism. A true pop talent and the most promising artist we’ve seen in the genre for a long time. Lisa has true potential for pop stardom. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

Our final addition is Samuel Slater’s So Far, Gone, a strong contender for our song of the summer. The track is Samuel’s debut single and is a hugely promising start for the artist. So Far, Gone is a catchy track featuring an easy beat and bright guitars, the song is pure bedroom-pop, indie genius. Grooving, warm and effortless So Far, Gone is a must have on your summer playlist and firmly establishes Samuel Slater as one to water for 2020.

Happy Listening!

TGIF- Pop Playlister’s Fresh Music Playlist

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We’re back with another Fresh Music Playlist, a curation of some of the best songs we’ve heard this week that we know you’re going to love. 

First up it’s Hollin Kings with 2020 single Hold On, a driving Rock and Roll track that has brought the Ohio rockers to our attention. Hollin Kings have such a classic, authentic sound, with heavy guitars, punchy drums and vocals that ride the instrumentals with ease, rasp and power. Their talent and musical prowess is evident, showing genuine skill, musicality and a rawness that much music has lost. Clean, driving and powerful, Hold On is the kind of single you’re desperate to see played loud and live on stage. 

Next up a track to slow it down and soundtrack a slow Sunday. Waves by Ellis Johnson is a soulful ballad from the Mancunian singer songwriter. Sultry and acoustic, Ellis’ vocals have a pure and easy tone that you want to hear on repeat. A track full of subtle passion and emotion Ellis Johnson has the potential to follow in the acoustic pop footsteps of stars such as Ed Sheeran and James Arthur. 

Our third addition is Lola Young’s smooth and soulful None For You. At just 19 years old Lola Young possesses immense talent in both vocal style, lyricism and spirit. Tipped to be next up in the UK scene it is not hard to see why. The track is full of attitude, presented in the smoothest of manners with Lola’s luscious vocals sitting over smooth piano chords. Lola Young’s potential is palpable.

Shanay Shah’s You Found Me is the next feature on our Fresh Music playlist. Shanay is talent hailing from Mumbai, a multilingual talent who brings a truly refreshing sound to the pop genre. You Found Me features catchy melodies and fuses both an acoustic and electro influence to create a perfect balance between the two. You Found Me has a warm summer vibe, immense commercial potential and demonstrates Shanay Shah’s destiny for pop stardom.

Interested in being featured on next week’s playlist? Follow us on Twitter and send us a DM!

Anna Madsen returns with ‘Whisper’ and new tour dates

Acoustic, Punk, Singer-Songwriter, Uncategorized

The New England Music award nominee is back with her second studio album ‘Whisper’ coupled with announcing brand new tour dates throughout April and May.

As well as her songwriter of the year nomination at the New England awards, Madsen has enjoyed recognition since appearing on Britain ITV’s ‘Christmas Carol’ leading to support from BBC Radio 2 and appearing on Spotify’s hot list UK’s playlist.

Musically, Anna has drawn comparisons to Lana Del Ray. Some calling her a ‘Del Ray, Kate Bush and Enya’ hybrid. Some praise of course but essentially it’s her unique background that sets her apart.

Growing up in Utah, it was her Mormon heritage that has shaped the singer-songwriter’s light, classic romanticism picking up her love of music in the church.

‘Whisper’ is her second full length album, released which follows 2016’s Efforescence and is a classic soundtrack of her own distinctive absorbing story-telling.

A long with this is she has announced her European tour, taking in three venues in London as well as St. Helens, Portadawe in Wales and Spain.

Tour dates:

21 April – Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe, Wales

22 April – The Citadel, St Helens, England

23 April – The Acoustic Folk Highway @ the Harrison, London, England

27 April – BBC Club, London, England

29 April – (TBC)

01 May – Barcelona City Radio, Barcelona, Spain

04 May – Madrid, Spain (TBC)

06 May – O2, London, England

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/annamadsenmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTJaq0dZU_yJn4v2PApqgZgand

https://www.instagram.com/ladymadsen/

www.annamadsenmusic.com