NEW MUSIC: Magdalena Bay – Drive Alone

We’ve previously featured Magdalena Bay – a pop duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (songwriting and vocals) and Matthew Lewin (songwriting, production, and vocals). Musical partners since their teen they’d previously played together in a progressive rock band – a sound very different from the catchy electro sounds of Drive Alone.

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NEW MUSIC: Birch – Same Colors

Birch continues to impress with each release and Same Colors sees the duo in fine musical form. The male and female vocals engage in an emotional tug of war over an understated background of chilled hip-hop beats, lush vocal samples, and minimalist synthpop grooves.

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NEW MUSIC: Nyna – Faces

Originally from Serbia but now based in London, singer/songwriter/producer Nyna recently brought out her debut single Faces, which promises to be the first of a string of releases she plans to put out this year. This is great stuff – give it a listen.

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NEW MUSIC: SangLien – Insekts

Sydney’s 24 year old John-Alexander Matsos is SangLien​. The multi-instrumentalist deploys and subverts his classical and jazz training to craft ethereal, down-tempo, electronic music. As a follow up to the well-received Somday, Matsos has released more dystopic downtempo in the form of Insekts.

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The Weekly Roundup 18.06.17

Well, this week was all about work, but we did go see the wonderful Kyla La Grange during the week. It reminded me of why live music is so much fun! A few hundred people all packed in to a sweaty room full of happiness and camaraderie that can spontaneously erupt at gigs. I was impressed at the way she hung around for an hour after the gig, shooting the breeze with fans about everything from their favourite songs to her setup on stage. It’s those touches that make you feel special as a fan, you get to tell an artist what they mean to you, or chat for a bit and you’re appreciated in return. And so, on with this weeks’ playlist of musical magnificence.

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