New Music Fridays with The Pop Playlister

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Happy Friday Pop Playlister people! We hope it’s been a great week, trust us it’s about to get even better, as our Fresh Hit Radar feature is here!

Today’s feature is a mood booster, a select line-up of free flowing and grooving singles to brighten your day.

Kicking off our list is Samuel Slater with track ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. A follow up to his successful and summery single ‘So Far,Gone’ Slater is back with another Funky tune. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is a striking Indie-Pop tune full of relentlessly rolling drums and beachy guitar riffs. Samuel’s sound has all the warmth and cheer of a sunny afternoon, bright and breezy the soft sense of groove in his sound is unapologetically addictive. We can’t fault this one, honestly. Take a listen below.

Next up it’s BrunchBox (what a name!) with track ‘Palace.’ Vibrant and energetic, ‘Palace’ is a hyper Indie-Pop track full of catchy hooks, bright vocals and glowing guitars. The striking single brings with it a wave of happiness, a carefree energy that sweeps over you in the form of groovy riffs and and light lyricism. This three piece are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, full of cheek and charm, BrunchBox are the mood booster we all need right now.

There was ‘No Question’ about adding Jessica Jolia’s latest release to the lineup. This Electro-Pop track is the definition of glossy, Jessica’s ethereal vocals, heavenly harmonies and easy sitting beat create a lullaby-like soundscape. Produced to perfection ‘No Question’ is a heavily textured and melodically layered track from the talented Jessica Jolia. Electro infused without losing the soothing nature of Jessica’s vocal tone, ‘No Question’ is true easy listening. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Rounding up the list it’s alternative powerhouses Cherry Fuzz Club with gritty single ‘Hot Bath’. Cherry Fuzz Club have all the guts and gore of a traditional Rock and Roll band, distorted and driving their hefty guitars are enough to wake you up from the deepest slumber. This group have a deliciously DIY feel, raw and authentic their sound has a relentless energy. Cherry Fuzz Club remind me of a once well known fact, Brit bands know how to Rock harder than any other.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Back and better than ever, it’s the very first Fresh Hit Radar lineup of 2021!

Acoustic, Alternative, Electronic, female singer, indie, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, R&B, Rock 'N' Roll, Singer-Songwriter

Happy New Year one and all! We’re so excited to be back in the saddle and bringing you another instalment of our beloved Fresh Hit Radar.

We’ve line-up a few of the best tracks we’ve heard this week, bringing you nothing but tunes. Buckle up and let’s dive into the music!

First up it’s Pop Playlister’s fave Lohrd Snohw back with another single titled Call Me Deadly. This one comes in collaboration with fellow talent Kate Brunotts, and the two of them make for one hell of a duo. Haunting and atmospheric, this Alt-Pop single is packed full of intriguing synths, innovative percussion and icy lyricism. Curious yet wistful Call Me Deadly is a cinematic track from the duo, with glossy vocals and nimble runs we truly couldn’t wish for more. Listen Below.

Next up it’s Mattiechi with the aptly titled single ‘Smooth’. This grooving single is classic old-school R&B goodness, with an easy sitting beat some sultry vocals and understated harmonies. Mattiechi’s sound has an openly nostalgic feel, reminiscent of 90’s/00’s style R&B this track will take you back to your younger days. Laid back and peaceful Smooth is the definition of an easy listening tune, pop this one on your playlist and feel truly tranquil.

Next up is psych-rock single Cafe from band Bad Chemicals. Driving and heavy this track is back full of punchy drums, gritty guitars and impenetrable vocals. Gloomy instrumental with a strangely cheery vibe make for the perfect equilibrium between light and dark. This track will have you up and moving in no time.

Rounding off the list is a stunning single and music video from the talented Araya titled Color Palette. Vibrant and animated this single is full of bright guitars, smooth beats and some gooey vocals. Araya is an artist that transcends genre, bringing a curious yet polished sense of style to the scene. Color Palette is a feel good track, accompanied by a music video that is nothing but good vibes, take a look below.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Merv Pinny brings us a stand-out festive single, dedicated to those who have helped others during a tumultuous year

Acoustic, Country, New Music, New Release, Rock, Rock 'N' Roll, Singer-Songwriter

Just like all the greatest Christmas songs we know and love, Merv Pinny’s festive new single Amazing is in equal parts moving as it is heartwarming.

Inspired by what has undoubtedly been a very challenging year across the globe, Merv felt compelled to celebrate the heroes of 2020.

‘Amazing’ is an ode to those who haven given selflessly, in order to help those in need.

From nurses to care staff, key-workers and beyond, so many have spent the year providing the extra help needed by so many people this year. With so many people to thank, Merv Pinny does it best through his single Amazing.

Joyful and feel-good, Amazing is the single we all needed to round off a challenging year. Certain to warm your heart and lift your spirits, Merv Pinny’s effortlessly happy single Amazing is a much welcomed sound to our tired ears.

Whilst known to us as a talented rockstar, Merv Pinny’s New Zealand upbringing actually saw him become a dairy farmer.

From milking cows, to making music, Merv was gifted a $10 guitar at ten years old and he’s never looked back.

Leaving behind his farmer life, Merv Pinny went on to overcome potentially life-changing injuries, to being nominated for best Country-Rock album at New Zealand’s Vodafone music awards, and becoming an internet sensation with OB (Can You Hear the Children Cry).

From dairy farmer, to viral youtube videos, Merv Pinny has never lost his sense of self and his humble attitude.

Dedicated to social justice, Merv Pinny continues campaigning for love and kindness across the globe.

Never satisfied in his efforts, Merv Pinny has spent his musical lifetime writing about, and raising awareness for, global challenges such as war; terrorism and the refugee crisis.

Latest single Amazing is yet another display of Merv’s campaign for happiness and light across the world.

A single to spread love, kindness and gratitude, Amazing is a track we all need to listen to this festive season.

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Written By: Jessica Rowe

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Fresh Hit Radar, the festive edit

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We’re back with more new music you need on your radar. This week we’re feeling festive. Get ready to get into that Christmas spirit, we’ve got a list of heart-warming singles to soundtrack your December weekend.

Diving straight in with Christmas Without You from Council. This Pop-Rock track is a festive, flair-filled ballad. Featuring smooth pianos, velvety vocals and some light chimes, the track is a soft Pop anthem delivered with effortlessly good Rock inspired vocals. Uplifting and atmospheric, Council bring us a classically brilliant Christmas song with just a dash of Rock to keep things exciting. If you’re not feeling festive yet, Christmas Without You is here to change that.

Picking the pace up it’s Andy Mison with track Indigo Child. Whilst not a festive tune, this track has a super retro feel reminiscent of that seasonal nostalgia. Funky and grooving Indigo Child is a guitar driven, electro heavy single from the talented Andy Mison. Another feel good number with elements of electro, rock, funk and beyond Indigo Child will truly keep you on your toes. Listen below.

Next up is Bluesy Rock single It Happens All the Time from Postindustrial Poets. This smoothly grooving single features some gritty rock vocals, a Jazzy beat and gentle guitar strums. It Happens All the Time is a sad yet soft track from the Alt-Rock talents, the perfect tune to play whilst you sit by a warm fire on a cold December night.

Rounding up our list is Lusanda with mellow Pop single Left Behind. Beautifully soft this smooth pop ballad is an uplifting release from the talented Lusanda. Ethereal vocals, heavenly harmonies and gently keys make for a truly relaxing single. Left Behind is an emotive piece, described by Lusanda as a track to ‘soothe those who have felt left behind and stuck in life’ what better time to listen than the season for giving.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Another kick of Fresh Hits you need on your Radar

Acoustic, Electronic, female singer, Folk, indie, New Music, New Release, Pop Music, Rock, Rock 'N' Roll, Singer-Songwriter

Our favourite time of the week! We’re back to share with you another round-up of this week’s best new releases.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit every week.

First up is Amie Huckstep with grooving acoustic track Butter Could Melt. This single is pure guitar goodness, a smooth yet funky single from the talented singer-songwriter. With elements of Jazz, Folk and Pop Butter Could Melt is a seamless blend of influence, inspiration and sound. Amie’s soft runs and riffs are the perfect compliment to a smoothly grooving instrumental. Listen below.

Next on the list it’s Pop-Rock songstress Sally Rose with track Illusion. This Rock inspired Pop ballad is a stunning single from the talented Sally Rose. Featuring her sultry vocals, gritty guitars and a rolling beat that creates a perfect blend between Pop and Rock. Illusion is the perfect song to soundtrack your weekend, rocking and uplifting Sally Rose proves herself a talented singer-songwriter.

Third on our list is Charlotte Young with acoustic track Praying for Rain. Emotive and smooth, this Indie-Pop single features bright guitars, pure toned vocals and some darkly beautiful lyricism. Combining some of the best elements of Indie, Country and Pop Charlotte Young creates a seamless and distinct blend of genre and style. Unique and authentic, Charlotte Young is not one to be missed.

Last but by no means least it’s James Reidy with track I Love You, I Do. This moving Alt-Pop track is a sad love song, an emotive ballad fused with innovative beats and some haunting guitar sections. Atmospheric and accomplished I Love You, I Do is a stunning single from James Reidy. Get the tissues at the ready as you listen to this sadly beautiful track.

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

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.

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Fresh Music Friday Playlist- Let us create the soundtrack to your weekend

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It’s time for the Pop Playlister team to share our ‘Fresh Music Friday’ playlist, a collection of the best tracks we’ve found this week that you need to hear. The perfect way to end your working week and get the weekend started.

First up is Lohrd Snohw, with her track ‘I Don’t Know’. A soulful ballad featuring Lohrd’s truly mesmerising vocals. The UK based singer-songwriter creates powerful and emotive tracks, an independent musician full of raw talent and prowess. With musical elements reminiscent of indie, electro-pop and R&B Lohrd Snohw is a diverse talent and definitely one-to-watch for 2020.

Next is the punchy new single ‘Please’ from Foust. A guitar driven, rock infused track to get you pumped and ready for the weekend. ‘Please’ is a powerful first release for new band Foust, who formed in 2019 to combine their high energy, talent and unpredictability into an unstoppable force. With all the best elements of classic Rock, meshed together with modern influence, and some cracking falsetto Foust have given us one of the best rock releases this year so far.

Thirdly comes Grace Can’t Play Guitar, with tune ‘Narcotica’. This band oozes their Britishness, reminiscent of Brit-Pop’s glory days and bringing those warm nostalgic feelings. Grace Can’t Play Guitar conform to no genre, priding themselves on their fusion style and diverse influences. A feel good, easy listening tune to pop on your playlist.

Next we have Quincy with ‘No Stress’, a grooving R&B track with elements of Soul and Pop. Quincy is descendent from musical greatness, the biological son of Al B. Sure! And godson of Quincy Jones. Since 2015 Quincy has collaborated with stars including Tyga, French Montana and G-Eazy. ‘No Stress’ is a solo track for Quincy, demonstrating his talent and potential as a star in his own right. 

Happy Listening!

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Reported By: Jessica Rowe

It’s nearly Christmas! Celebrate with Jon Mcdevitt’s festive jingle ‘Father Christmas’

Rock, Rock 'N' Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Uncategorized

We love this new seasonal single from sussex-based songwriter, Jon McDevitt. The tune is great easy listening, and really infectious. The thoughtful lyrics by co-writer Dominic Hudson paint Father Christmas as a figure missing from Christmas, whilst allowing the listener to interpret it as to how or why.

 From creating the theme tune to the Channel 5 series ‘A Different Life’ to selling 2000 unsigned albums with his original band Geist, McDevitt isn’t a complete stranger to the music industry. His bad consists of multiple talented musicians such as violinist Anna Jenkins who has worked with the likes of Emily Barker, The Unthanks and Frank Turner when he opened the 2012 Olympics.

Connect with Jon McDevitt here:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmcdevittsongs

https://twitter.com/jonmcdevitt

www.jonmcdevitt.com 

 

 

 

Warme – ‘New Man’ (Review)

indie, Rock 'N' Roll

As with so many songs that have been inspired by drug addiction, Warme’s new single ‘New Man’ is underlined by a sombre atmosphere which is ultimately lifted because this is not a song about resignation but one about strength – the strength to overcome one of most horrific addictions ever. Based on a true story of one of the band members, Warme have painted a strikingly honest and personal picture of a life experience that has required endurance and the motivation to get better. The band that usually composes catchy rock’n’roll songs has demonstrated here that they are capable of so much more than good riffs.