new music express

PLAYLIST: What’s New On The New Music Express?

“Remember the days when the only way we discovered new music through magazines and newspapers? Times have changed and although we do love a bit of nostalgia here at Talk About Pop Music we move with the times. So here it is – a brand new playlist, available to you instantly.”

The New Music Express is one of our newer Spotify playlists that’s growing all the time.

Updated regularly with new songs of a more indie, edgy vibe, it contains 100 awesome songs! Find out more here.

So, what’s new on the New Music Express recently?

‘Wynwood Walls’ – Muchacho

Muchacho is an Indie Synthpop band from the suburbs of Florida that blends the groove and quirky vocals of 1980s New Wave with huge “wall of sound” comprised of synth riffs and chunky guitars similar to Phoenix, Bleachers and Foster the People.

The American trio’s modus operandi for the group is fueled by a rambunctiously adolescent-like DIY spirit. They have self-produced their songs in their modestly tiny 120 sq ft home studio.

‘Before It Goes Dark’ – Sarpa Salpa

Sarpa Salpa are a 4-piece alt-pop band from Northampton. Since their formation George (Guitar), Marcus (Vox / Guitar), Ethan (Bass) & Charlie (Drums) have been making a lot of noise honing their live show. Taking influences from Foals, Tame Impala & Friendly Fires, Sarpa Salpa strive to create upbeat, danceable tracks with unexpected changes and hidden meanings.

‘Panic Mixie Dream Boy’ – The Schuberts

The Schuberts is an indie rock trio based in Bandung, Indonesia.

As any twenty-something people who are facing major transition in life and are dealing with new responsibilities, The Schuberts upcoming album, are odes to those moments of premature commitments, peer pressures, life-path decision making, departures, and new beginnings.

‘3AM’ – Third Connection

Following an 8 year hiatus Third Connection return as a four piece, with fast-tempo, up-beat rock n roll tunes inspired by nights out and good times.

Hailing from Elgin in the north east of Scotland, influences include the likes of Stereophonics, Jet, Oasis, The View and The Rolling Stones.

‘Verrazano Narrows’ – In My Car

In My Car consists of two guys from Cape Cod, MA. Alex is the drummer for Big D and the Kids Table and exercises his rhythmic mastery with other notable acts often. Tommy is a middle school German teacher who makes sure to play trombone in the school musical every year.

‘Lost at a Festival’ – Spiny Norman

Spiny Norman is a brand new foursome from The Netherlands, that goes against the grain to separate the wheat from the chaff! It consists of Ike and Sander (vocals/guitar/lyrics), Sebastian (keys/backing vocals) and Aron (drums). The band has recently released its first single “End of the Season” on Spotify and iTunes, among other streaming services. In the remainder of 2019 two EPs are to follow.

‘How Do You Sleep At Night?’ – Phay Bridges

Phay Bridges was born and raised in Lithuania and began a formal education in music at a very young age. She began bridging verses and choruses as soon as her father showed her a few chords on a guitar and Phay knew she discovered her calling – songwriting.

‘Candy Is A Heartthrob’ – Gone Sugar Die

Gone Sugar Die; a departure to an even sweeter beginning. The “dirt-pop” group combines Mike Hindert & Anthony Burulcich (The Bravery), who’s group established indie-rock hits “An Honest Mistake” and “Believe”, with vocalist Patrick McWilliams and Marshall Gallagher (3OH!3, Teenage Wrist).

Wait, there’s more…

‘Live Forever’ – Nasty Cherry

‘Desire’ – Neon Mirrors

What are you waiting for? Follow the full playlist now!


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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.
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