Doja Cat has given her smash hit ‘Say So’ a metal revamp at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.
The performance, which aired overnight on November 8, starts with the pop star crawling out of a TV screen, in vein of 2002 horror film The Ring. She then proceeds to snarl the typically bubble gum lyrics, transforming the track into a blazing rock anthem. Watch the performance below.
Doja Cat was nominated for two awards at this years MTV EMAs: Best New and Best Push, taking out the former.
Doja Cat has taken the commercial scene by storm in 2020, going from viral ‘Moooo’ star to a TikTok sensation, and one of this year’s most stand out artists.
Demonstrating her diverse vocal and stylistic talent Doja Cat is far from a one hit wonder.
That’s right! We’re back with another healthy dose of new music for you to fill your boots with this Friday. A collection of great new tracks you truly don’t want to miss.
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Kicking off our list with a BANG it’s grooving rockers MeMe Detroit with rolling track Mean Rock N Roller. This one is gritty, raw, catchy and guaranteed to get you up and moving on a slow Sunday. Pure Rock brilliance MeMe Detroit are the fearless, female fronted group Music has been missing. Check out the single below.
Next up it’s familiar faces The Kaizens with new release Left Hand Side. These Alt-Indie geniuses are no stranger to the Pop Playlister radar, having firmly established themselves as a band to watch in 2020 these musicians are bursting at the seams with angst, power and true instrumental ability. Left Hand Side is yet another subtly dark track from The Kaizens, a driving yet effortless tune that confirms what we already knew: The Kaizens are the most exciting band emerging onto the Indie scene in 2020.
Third on our list is a powerful single from I.Am.Tru.Starr titled Something’s Gotta Change. Creative, deep and moving Something’s Gotta Change is a statement through music. With elements of soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz I.Am.Tru.Starr’s music is a soundscape of spirit, soul and emotion. Making music in a lane that is truly his own, I.Am.Tru.Starr is one to watch in 2020.
Rounding up our list is EarthWindMud with his smooth Lo-Fi track Speak. The perfect single to relax your mind to, EarthWindMud creates a vibe that it the definition of calming. Speak is the perfect song for your Sunday playlist.
EMP!RE are an enigmatic rock band from the South West of England, that bend the rules that define ‘genres’ within music. Combining edgy metal riffs, with a vocal range reaching entirely new heights, this band are creating huge chorus’ with masterful dynamics.
After the recent release of their latest EP, ‘Our Simple Truths’, produced by Chris Coulter, the band have just announced a UK headline tour with Bear Arms & In Dynamics for this coming July!
‘After the last tour, we were itching to get straight back out on the road and what better way to do it then with two of our favourite bands at the moment in Bear Arms and In Dynamics. We will be playing tracks off our new EP, Our Simple Truths’ and also some old songs. A celebration if you will of where we have been and where we are going! We hope to see a load of faces there in our journey pretty much as far North as you can go and then as far South as you can go’! EMP!RE
Rocket, the lead single from JUPE offers an explosion of modern pop, ensuring its place in the UK arena this year.
Following chart-topping success on home soil, the 5-piece band are setting the music scene on fire with their once in a lifetime sound and their mesmerising live shows which is carving their name into the global music scene.
Listen to Rocket Here:
Lead singer Tim Night describes Rocket as the pinnacle of pop songcraft. But behind the aesthetic high gloss gleam lies a fusion of soaring harmonies, anthemic pop melodies, and thunder boom verse synths, touting Kanye West, One Republic and The Script as influences. Say hello to Rocket’s chorus, it’ll be in your head for quite a while.
2015 has already been a massively successful year for JUPE. Signing with US label Perfection Records, Jupe boast a backroom team of music industry luminaries, such as Chris Carlucci and Phil Quatararo (Co-Founder of Virgin Records), and Grammy Award winning producer Bob Cutarella. The band have shared with stage with Mumford and Sons and Toto to name but a few and were named as the “Most played Independent Act” on Irish Radio in 2014 by UTV.
JUPE deliver their sensational live show across the UK to a new and growing fanbase on their 2015 UK Tour, supporting and amplifying the whirlwind release of Rocket.
A hard hitting melodic rock group with echoes of Incubus with added rawness, Looking For Liam are an Essex based four piece band who have also been compared to the wide ranging indie sounds and created an anthemic fusion of Muse, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys. That those acts are so eclectic in their approach gives you an idea of what is so special about Looking For Liam – their ability to write indie-rock music with a number of different styles and tropes.
Formed in 2010, they first gained momentum in 2011 with a Battle of the Bands competition win, BBC Introducing coverage and a debut EP. Since then they have added another Battle of the Bands contest victory plus an appearance at Brownstock Festival to their CV, and with new single ‘Take What You Need’ coming on June 1st their stock is set to rise further.
On the booming single, lead vocalist and songwriter Tom Harper-Ward had this to say:
“‘Take What You Need’ is a true representation of our sound and musical direction. We hope you enjoy it!”
Brilliantly self-produced, the track above is a great example of their layered and intricate approach to songwriting, with heavier moments acting as punctuation to the more contemplative sections. It’s hugely impressive work from a band who are still only in their late teens, but show a great deal of maturity in their music.
With four members who share a deep love for creating music, and tastes that overlap to create their varied indie back catalogue, Looking For Liam are a band who not only benefit from a great deal of talent at present, but the great potential to expand on it. That makes this band one of the most exciting in the UK right now.