Henry Chadwick – ‘I Can Stick Around’

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California musician and songwriter Henry Chadwick spent the summer drip feeding us charming and lovable singles, ultimately culminating in the release of his delightful debut record, Marlin Fisher on August 31, 2018.

Generally speaking Chadwick’s sound is ‘indie’ but it slides between genres and eras, with influences old and new (The Kinks, T. Rex, The Strokes, Courtney Barnett, etc.) while maintaining a sound all of his own – and his fourth single lifted from the new record ‘I Can Stick Around’ is the most upbeat, irresistible and pop-coated of all. The sweetly spiky, fuzzed-up flavours of previous singles ‘I Can Stick Around’ and ‘Change’ are replaced with a sweetly melodic blend of ’60s Merseyside sounds and pure power-pop loaded with hooks, as bright power chords pair up with sugarspun harmonies. ‘I Can Stick Around’ is Chadwick at his most irresistible; this is a 100% earworm material.

You can listen to ‘I Can Stick Around’ below and I implore you to check out Marlin Fisher, it’s here.

Tender Glue – ‘Lights Out’

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New York City-based folk singer-songwriter Tom Gluewicki, aka Tender Glue, is readying the release of his album Closet Leftovers, which arrives on September 28th.

Ahead of the forthcoming LP, Tender Glue has already teased it with wonderful ‘Rudy’ and with the release date closing in, he’s shared new single ‘Lights Out’. Similarly to the aforementioned single, ‘Lights Out’ is a sweet piece lo-fi dream-pop recorded in the closet of his apartment. It is a gentle, rich and heartfelt guitar-driven ballad of tender melancholy with a chiming guitar and tender vocal making there way through a dreamy, misty atmosphere which swells to consume all before it as Gluewicki voice strains to rise above it just as the swell subsides back to its mellow undulating origins. Another powerful, touching and beautiful song from the NYC artist.

Listen to Tender Glue‘s ‘Lights Out’ below and keep an eye out for album coming on September 28.

Alpaca Sports – ‘Eiffel Tower’

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Having released their second album From Paris With Love in recent weeks, Swedish sunshine-pop purveyors Alpaca Sports have followed it with equally Gallic-inspired single ‘Eiffel Tower’.

Revolving around the talents of Andreas Jonsson & Lisle Mitnik, Alpaca Sports well paired with Spanish label Elefant Records, who’ve plenty of form for pushing irresistible pop. ‘Eiffel Tower’ is a bright, breezy and heartfelt piece of piano-pop perfection, capturing a night in Paris beneath the famed tower. A timeless pop earworm, ‘Eiffel Tower’ skips along a jaunty rhythm surrounded by gorgeous melodies, rich instrumentation and chimes as the interspersed girl/boy vocals of Jonsson, joined by Amanda Åkerman capturing precious moments. For all the chiming and joyous sounds, this is juxtaposed by a real sense of longing however; avoiding any chance of being too twee or saccharine sweet. An irresistible piece of pure pop perfection – so, so good!

Tune into ‘Eiffel Tower’ below and if that is to your liking, why not check out their new record From Paris With Love over here?

Airhead DC – ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’

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Under the guise of Airhead DC, Washington D.C. native Vishal Narang releases dreamy indie-pop that he describes himself as “a meditation on love, spirituality, and creative freedom.”

With plans to release new album Crush Hi on October 26 via Danger Collective Records, Narang is teasing the senses with ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’. Recruiting the assistance of Cherry Glazerr members Tabor Allen, Devin O’Brien, and Sasami Ashworth, to produce, engineer, and perform on the record, it is a delightfully dreamy excursion to a melodic world of experimental pop music. It is peculiar yet beautiful, warm and inviting in its hazy ways. ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’ shimmers, winks and twinkles on its mellow way and the dual vocals are a delight as they swim amid layers of mildly coated warm fuzz. All in all, a fabulously dreamy delight.

You can listen to ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’ below. Don’t forget, Crush Hi, is set for an October 26th release on Danger Collective Records.

Kan Wakan – ‘Unlucky’

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After a quite a wait, Bulgarian born Los Angeles-based artist Gueorgui Linev, aka Kan Wakan, has delivered Phantasmagoria, Vol. 1 to the world, the first part of his album trilogy.

Recorded with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the calming and enveloping record features some of the sublime singles that held our attention until its release; namely ‘Molasses’ & ‘I Would’ among others. To mark the album’s release, Wakan has shared the opening track ‘Unlucky’ as his latest single. It encapsulates the record perfectly, using a gorgeous blend of organic and electronic layers to create a dark sultry pop sound with a breathy enticing vocal. The tension, the progression and perfect arrangement as it swells beyond any early indication – Wakan’s music just requires your time and patience. Sublime!

Listen to the ‘Unlucky’ below and you can check the album out over here.