As soon as I heard Billy Raffoul’s anthemic “Driver” I knew he had something. The song is so powerful and dynamic.
Olivia’s new video for “I Choose This Love” is such a beautiful story set to the backdrop of a soaring, shimmering pop single. We’re so excited to premiere this sweet video and talk to Olivia about her music.
Ships Have Sailed are that perfect mix between pop and alt rock, since their debut EP Someday they’ve been popping up at SXSW and CMJ and have been praised by NPR. Their stunning acoustic EP Whispers sent them on tour last fall, but their new single “Up” really caught our attention.
Daphne Willis wrote a lot of poetry in school, and by the time she started learning acoustic guitar she had her lyrics ready to go. She started playing open mic in college and eventually forming a band.
It’s early April and I am getting coffee with a friend of mine that is an artist here in Nashville. We chat about his solo shows, acts he is playing guitar for, and his recent child that was just born. About midway through our conversation, Pat Kiloran tells me about an idea that he and longtime friend Jack Vondrachek had been collaborating on.
The weather didn’t look great for Grace Mitchell’s show. It had rained all morning but it had subsided for the moment. There was no one I was more excited to see on Sunday at Hangout Fest. “Now” is one of my favorite songs this year. The hard rock edge combined with 80s synths make it so instantly catchy.
It’s taken me about a week to synthesize my thoughts around “Harry Styles,” the debut album from my very favorite dude, but I finally feel like I have calmed down enough to put words on a page. I want to start by saying I am trying to make this as unbiased and as thoughtful as possible, but let’s be honest, we all know I can’t say a bad word about Harry and that’s why y’all love (or hate) me. Anyway, it would be a vast understatement to say that I wasn’t on the edge of my seat for a literal year waiting for this album, but I was a little nervous – no one knew what #SoloStyles was going to sound like, and I was really hoping it would be something I enjoyed. Harry has an interesting taste in music, so it had the potential to be anything.
Ronnie Heart has been a sort of fascination of mine, I used to work in Dallas and I’d see him almost everywhere. After following him on Instagram I became fascinated by his eclectic style and incredible live performances.
I’ve been weirdly obsessed with Merci Raines, after listening to her debut track “Moon City’ I was hooked on her witch-pop vibes and sultry sounds.
You ever have those nights where you get on a music rabbit hole and it’s 2 A.M. and you are finding new bands you have never heard of? Well, in this case, that’s exactly how I came across Aussie-American electro-psych duo, Vox Eagle. Ironically enough their lead single, “No Sleep”, was the track I found. Consisting of members Andy Crosby and Luke Hamel, Vox Eagle uses experimental instrumentations combined with deep synths and driving beats for a sound that caught me off guard.