In No Particular Order: September 30, 2016

And now kids, the letter of the week is B! Can you think of any artists that start with the letter B? But seriously. Perhaps it’s merely coincidence, or the end of September just Brings the Best out of the letter B from Bands. This week’s INPO is Brimming with a Bounty of Brilliant musicians – all of which fall under the second letter of the alphabet in my music library. For a full list of new releases click here, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram…

Matt Gresham – Survive on Love (Official Music Video)

Berlin-based, Australian-raised singer-songwriter Matt Gresham only has a handful of tracks in his professional repertoire; nevertheless, his sound and passion reach well beyond. Starting as an acoustic musician, Gresham made the move to L.A. a few years back to hone his skills and now has signed with Warner Music Germany for his upcoming EP. Although the release date has yet to be announced, the young musician has shared his new music video for the lead single “Survive on Love”. “Survive on Love” is a glowing pop tune, rounded out by his soft vocals…

Royal Canoe – Bicycle (Official Music Video)

It’s only been a week since experimental indie rock group Royal Canoe dropped their sensational sophomore Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, and the Winnipeg crew are continuing their buzz with the release of their animated new music video for “Bicycle”. Looking back to the days of puppy-love and teasing in the schoolyard, “Bicycle” combines the youthful lyrics with an irresistible bounce from the quirky musicality of the band. Off-centered rhythms, mixed melodies, and vibrant vocals swing together, yet intentionally out of sync for a dynamic tune. Matching the song’s theme, the…

Nick Murphy (FKA: Chet Faker) – Fear Less

Well, the days of Chet Faker are over. The moniker of the Australian singer-songwriter/producer has been scraped, and instead he will now be performing and writing music under his real name: Nick Murphy. As an evolutionary change of sorts, Murphy shared a statement on Facebook earlier this week: “its been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. theres an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. the next record…

Fortunato – Plain To See (Official Music Video)

Canadian hip-hop artist Fortunato grew up in the east-side of Toronto, but eventually made the trek to New Brunswick, continuing his pursue as a hip-hop artist. Teaming up with a handful of East Coast rappers and producers like Ghettosocks, DJ IV, and Moka Only, Fortunato has put out his share of releases, including his latest “Plain to See”. With a sound deeply rooted in ’90s hip-hop, Fortunato holds on to the old-school style as he walks past elaborate graffiti art in the new video. Produced by Juliano, who is also known for his work…

July Talk – Beck + Call (Official Music Video)

With their sensational record Touch already making waves just a little over a week after its release, July Talk have shared their latest single “Beck + Call” and its stunning visual accompaniment. Maintaining their black and white aesthetic to compliment their vocal contrasting, the new music video blends together the song’s theme and movement in exhilarating fashion. Co-vocalist Leah Fay explains: “We set out to create a movement piece that explored the song’s themes regarding the common unbalance of power dynamics in modern relationships. The main thesis in the song culminates when we…

In No Particular Order: September 16, 2016

Remember as a kid when you were given some candy (not from a stranger), and you’d rush home, but by the end of the day, your stash would be gone – even though your parents always told you to save some for later? You’d have a bunch of delicious, sugary goodness within your grasp, all at once, and depending on how abundant this candy collection was, you’d be overwhelmed with the sudden influx of sugar (what’s “self-control”?). Essentially that’s what this week’s INPO feels like – you’re given this massive pile…

Album Releases: September 16, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Bad Suns – Disappear Here (Indie rock pop) Beware of Darkness – Are You Real? (Alternative rock) Colony House – Only the Lonely (Indie pop) Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years (Indie rock/Alt-pop) Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die (Indie rock) Deap Vally – Femejism (Indie rock/Lo-fi rock) Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools (Alternative/Psych-rock) Keaton Henson – Kindly Now (Singer-songwriter) Paper Lions – Full Colour (Indie pop) Phantogram – Three (Alternative/Electro-hip-hop) Preoccupations [Formerly Viet Cong] – Preoccupations (Indie rock/Post-punk) Royal Canoe – Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (Indie experimental rock) Still Corners – Dead Blue…

Skinny Lister – CityFolk Festival: Thursday September 15, 2016

Skinny Fuckin’ Lister. Pardon my English, the rowdy, fear-not attitude of the London sextet seems to have worn off on me. But that is definitely not a bad thing – what a show. Bringing their unparalleled energy and party-starting tunes to CityFolk Festival, Skinny Lister held a kitchen party in the Aberdeen Pavilion and everyone was invited. Their blend of folk, punk, and good ol’ drinking music makes for a wild night and some great tunes to stomp your feet to. The rambunctious personalities of each member came out to play…

Beck – Wow (Official Music Video)

Alternative singer-songwriter Beck can boast over 20 million Spotify streams – and that’s just counting his latest hit single “Wow”, which was released back in June. With the ball still rolling, party-Beck has teamed up with well-known director Grady Hall and a collective of visual artists for the kaleidoscopic music video to match. Colourful backdrops, dancing on the corner, and pistol-twirling cowboys are just the tip of the iceberg, as the summer pop anthem captivates with its hypnotic melodies and synthetic effects. If you haven’t already, listen to the stellar track below,…