Single of The Week: Drama by NomBe

Artist Bio…

“Reminiscent of a diary, NoMBe’s debut album, They Might’ve Even Loved Me, is a brutally honest account of family, romance, sex and heartbreak. His initial singles have already caught the ear of Pharrell, who noted, “He makes music for the subconscious with colorful layers and unexpected water slides. He writes and produces dream sequences.”

Five years ago, Noah McBeth, or NoMBe, went on a class trip from Germany to Las Vegas. Unlike his classmates, NoMBe decided to chase his dreams in music and never returned. This year, he finally unveils his debut album, a tribute to the women in his life, from his godmother Chaka Khan to true loves to summer flings. He is more than his model looks – his music is a vulnerable and introspective diary of his American journey.

His singles broke onto Australian radio and their Shazam charts, and they have caught the ear of Kylie Jenner, Heidi Klum, and Pharrell, who have used his music in their TV and ad campaigns. In addition, the catchy and distinctive songs impressed Bonobo and Alt-J, who both invited him to open for their tours this past year.

To properly convey the theme of the album, NoMBe performs with an all female band on stage, jamming to his infectious West Coast beach vibes. Sirius XM’s ALT Nation chose his song ‘Freak Like Me’ as the inaugural Critical Cut, which promotes their favorite single of the month, and VEVO also hand-picked him for their DSCVR program, one dedicated to breaking the next big star in music.”

Deidre & the Dark: Hypnotic music certain to touch your soul.

 

“One Night” Rekindle feelings of a nostalgia that dissapeared long ago.

Artist Bio….

“Deidre & the Dark is a cinematic, technicolor world of music conceived by Brooklyn-based songwriter, vocalist & instrumentalist Deidre Muro. Seamlessly blending her love of 60s-era pop, rock, and standards with current electronic production, her fun and soulful tracks dance that magical line between feeling utterly classic and totally fresh. After years as a side project, 2019 sees Deidre & the Dark strut to the foreground with the debut album Variety Hour – a record of  “nostalgic noir-pop enhanced by modern stereophonics” (Culture Collide), featuring recent singles “Bad Day,” “Back In Time” and “One Night” – “…a bold and brassy declaration of love for the 60s girl groups, 70s Philly soul, and modern R&B that delivers the kinds of hooks and euphoria found only in the very best pop records.” (WFMU, Sheila B)

Inspired by the signature format of golden era variety television shows, each of the album’s ten tracks takes on a uniquely different character. “As I was writing and imagining the flow of the record,” Deidre recalls, “I pictured costume, lighting and set changes, choreography, staging… It really guided the whole creative process for me.” Keeping in line with previous Deidre & The Dark releases, the tracks on Variety Hour have a vignette-esque quality, each featuring a leading lady inhabiting her own mini-world.

Deidre’s eclectic touch is all over the album, from 60s girl group backing vocals to transistor organs and wild bongos, and orchestral samples to deep house kicks. The production was a full family effort: co-produced and mixed by her husband David Perlick-Molinari, with orchestration by her brother Derek Muro, and a special guest appearance by her brand new son Desmond in the track “Bad Day.” Becoming a first-time mom while completing the album was no small feat, but Deidre’s personal life has always danced with her creative life – it’s an approach that keeps Deidre & the Dark heavily grounded in the present while gazing lovingly at the past.

Fueled by a love for all things mid century – from music to design, fashion, film and architecture – Deidre & the Dark started as a side project while Deidre fronted indie-rock/pop band Savoir Adore. She has since released a number of singles as well as the Curious Parcel EP which features “Classic Girl” – a song which has become a staple of the band’s live set, as well as a hit with film, TV & fashion collaborators, and it’s own vinyl single release by Coachella record store curator Alex Rodriguez. Always one for a “theme,” she has also curated numerous conceptual events in Brooklyn. In addition, Deidre is a partner at Brooklyn music/audio production studio and record label YouTooCanWoo, where she composes for a variety of visual and musical projects and regularly collaborates with bands French Horn Rebellion and Violet Sands.”

Kojey Radical: The Genre Bending Musician of Spoken Word Art!

 

“Can’t Go Back” thrilling sound accompanied by moving lyrics.

Time to kick it with some old school vibes that are smooth and funky. While the sounds the greet your ears have somewhat of a throwback feel they simultaneously feel very modern for Kojey Radical has found a way to put an original twist hip-hop. Everything about his recent track “Can’t Go Back” feels vibrant. Listeners easily float through the upbeat rhythms which find themselves grounded in the songs sultry baseline. As the track progresses so does the energy until finally we are left with a lively soundscape that acts as the perfect foundation for Kojeys poetic lyrics to take flight.

Artist Bio…

“Born and raised in East London, British Ghanaian Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah aka. Kojey Radical is often described as a “renaissance man”. His family always knew Kojey was destined for something big, but they were never sure what. This level of confidence in him, he says, is a pressure that drove him to pursue his versatile range of talents.

A firmly mixed media artist, since childhood Kojey’s interests and accolades have existed in everything from drawing to dancing, film-directing, fashion and spoken word. He ended up studying illustration at university, while exploring the world of poetry simultaneously, inspired by emerging young black poets such as Suli Breaks.

2018’s series of ‘If Only’, ‘’97’ and ‘Water’ propelled him into the mainstream. A testament to his multidisciplinary approach to art, all these have come alongside an ongoing series of impressive visuals created and co-directed with long-time collaborator, Most Popular Human – most notable of these is the mesmerising 9-minute short film WATER (IF ONLY THEY KNEW) with narration from Michaela Coel.

Kojey’s work doesn’t really slot into one category: at his explosive live show you’ll be immersed in a dynamic blend of everything from smooth rap to gruff soul to propulsive rock to searing grime, all interjected with pensive moments of spoken word from the poet-turned-musical artist.”

San Cisco: A Genre Defineing Indie Band Ready to Rock Your Ears!

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Artist Bio

“San Cisco’s storm came in much like a front approaching the port in their hometown of Fremantle; swift and eerily beautiful. Initially whipped up in the wake of high school graduation, the quartet of Jordi, Josh, Scarlett, and Nick soon found themselves unwittingly defining hipster culture with the video for their breakout hit ‘Awkward’.

Fast forward to 2015 where San Cisco enlisted the help of producer and long-term collaborator Steven Schramto deliver their sophomore album Gracetown which debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts. The album showcased a new sound for the band –  more worldly approach to life; exploring the tyranny of love, displacement, homesickness, heartache and heartbreak, via disco, funk, soul and hip-hop undertones.

Extensive touring to eager audiences around the world took up the majority of 2015 and early 2016, playing festivals at home and headline tours from Maitland to Mexico before they unleashed their third album, The Water onto the world in 2017, an album as diverse in its sound as it is in subject matters.

The Water was met with success around the globe following tours in the USA, Europe and Australia with highlights including acclaimed performances at Splendour In The Grass and One Night Stand, and lead single Hey Did I Do You Wrong?’ coming in at #79 on Triple J’s revered Hottest 100 of 2017.

In early 2018, long-time friend and bassist Nick Gardner announced his departure to pursue other interests. Taking the reigns is another long-time friend and amazing musician hailing from Fremantle, Jennifer Aslett. After spending the first half of the year touring across Australia, San Cisco will head back to the studio to begin work on their next record.” – Sancisco Music

Lunatic Wolf: Mysteriously Simplistic Musical Beauty!

“Sure as Hell” is the wanderlusts soundtrack.

Alone in the heart of the desert, you stand, quiet winds waft across your body blowing your sandy hair in the direction of true north. Behind you, a rising sun paints with the warmest of colors the fiery landscape that is nothing more than space. You feel one with the elements as they are humbly introduced by the layering of each instrumental that formulates Lunatic Wolfs remote single “Sure as Hell.” First, exist earth, the song’s foundation which gives room for the space that allows the track to grow into its final ear-biting form. Air is introduced to listening ears through the play of individual piano keys which coax from the background fruity vocals that deliver to listeners poetic lyrics in a touching way. Water whisks you away with the emergence of “Sure as Hells” steady rhythm that pushes you forward past a stagnant landscape into one that is everchanging with the upbeat sounds that expose a subtlely energetic personality. Finally, listeners find fire when they are brought to the track’s peak where passion carries them through to a sublime melody which remains steady for the remainder of “Sure as Hell.”

Cards: A Genre-Bending Mastermind.

“Bodie, CA” defines what it means to be a timeless indie classic.

The California coast finds itself embodied within every aspect of this simplistic single coming from your new favorite indie band “Cards.”  Bodie, CA is a timeless tune that opens up with clean and basic sounds that effortlessly create a  pleasurable soundscape. Strum of a twangy guitar paired with the high hat tapping of friendly drums welcomes slivery vocals that wrap around your listening ears. As the track progresses one may begin to imagine life themselves cruising down the coastal highways swaying to airy beat that grounds “Bodie CA.” everything about this song feels beachy and youthful, and the breezy rhythms which supports a timeless melody only supports the making of nostalgic memories.

Artist bio…

“CARDS is the solo project of LA-based producer/songwriter Mike O. After years of focusing on working with other artists (Bryce Vine, Wyclef Jean, DVBBS) in the studio, he began writing and releasing music independently under his moniker in the Fall of 2017. Blogs began warming up to the eclectic sound over the first half of 2018 and Spotify caught on shortly after. After releasing a string of singles in the summer and fall of 2018, all of which were written, recorded, produced and mixed by Mike, he shifted his focus toward collaborations with other artists.

“Shouldn’t Be Sorry,” with SITA was released in January of 2019 and made it on to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as well as other editorial playlists. Later that year, he released “Left Behind the Gold,” with long-time collaborator txtheway. Previously, the two had success working with Wyclef Jean and Vali as producer/songwriters and continue to work on outside projects together. Around the same time, Mike also worked on Bryce Vine’s song “La La Land.”

With a wide range of influences, CARDS is a project that is always evolving, blending genres and weaving in and out of indie-pop and commercial music. Over the rest of the summer and into the fall, expect more singles and more shows.”

Pat Brosnan: The Indie Enigma on the Rise!

 

“Trace” is that weekend love song you’ll have on repeat.

A single for the soul is what we have for you today. This particular song is an absolute pick me up that greets listening ears with soft airy sounds the smoothly pull you deeper into the tracks warmhearted aesthetic. The man behind the beautiful song “Trace” goes by Pat Brosnan. Pat is truly an artist, the obvious effort he put into his music gives it a level of quality that is unrivaled by other artists at his stage. Initially, the track opens up with a folky intro that formulates the foundation of a warm and peace peaceful atmosphere that finds itself carried throughout the track.  As “Trace” breezily progresses it blooms into a lively single defined by rich, heartfelt, and soothing sound. Topping everything off are Pat’s singsong vocals that thoughtfully deliver poetic lyrics.

Smoke Season: The Hottest Duo in Underground Music?

 

“Sweetest Thing” is a steamy single that kees you on the edge of your seat with its freaky blend of electro-pop and rocksteady sound

Airy and breathy vocals seep into the mind intoxicating it with a pairing that goes beyond that which is generic and highly antticpated. Together this incredible duo works to build a foundation for the track that is unmatched by any traditional duet. Initially, the musical instrumentation that greets your listening mind is quaint and simple in its expression. However, as the baseline kicks in a jolt of energy rushes through you allowing you to feel the direction “Sweetest Thing” is headed. With the progression of each of the musical components, it becomes increasingly clear that Smoke Season has lived up to the name given to this track, it truly is sweet! At times you feel flooded by the lushly layered sounds that so effortless support the songs expressive behavior. Then suddenly you may feel more reserved like you are an observer of the spectacular experience that is the “Sweetest Thing”

Artis Bio…

“Smoke Season lives by one rule: normal is fucking boring. Gabby Bianco considers herself a mad scientist, with a passion for tinkering with both the analog and the digital: she has built light setups and stage props for Smoke Season’s music videos and live shows. Jason Rosen expresses his brand of abnormality with fashion and grooves, never letting either stagnate. He laments the limits of menswear, opting to flaunt items from Gabby’s closet because fuck gender stereotypes too. Smoke Season’s sound presents the duo as distinct individuals, adept lovers, and powerhouse performers; to know their art is to truly see them.

It should be noted that their music contains more than just their sunny personalities. They combine two distinct concepts in their art: sensuality and identity, and how each aspect affects them. Seeing them live in concert is a multimedia, and multi-sensory, experience; aside from the hand-built lights and set decor, they craft their synthesizers to set them apart with unique sounds that you will only hear from Smoke Season.”

Ashe: Mysteriously Authentic Sound for the Soul!

“Cold in California” a musical metaphor exposing how cold and shallow the most beautiful of things can be.

The humble strum of a delicate acoustic guitar draws listeners in as angelic vocals caress our ears. Welcome to the beautiful world of sound that is created by the one and only Ashe. Her latest single “Cold in California” is defined not only of the by the musical components mentioned prior but by each of wholesome sound that comes together to create this highly authentic track. While “Cold in California” delivers to listeners heartfelt harmonies accompanied by nostalgic melodies it is without question the tracks raw atmosphere makes its essence so relatable. Beyond the magnificent array of humble sounds used to compose “Cold in California,” listeners will certainly find themselves blown away by the metaphor at play within every verse. All in all, Ashe may most easily be understood as a poetic philosopher who happens to create music that is as stunning as it is touching.

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