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?

‘The Heat’ – Picsel

Picsel is a side project of Broken Fires. In their own words:

We started writing the BF second album. We wrote a lot of songs. Some great ones. We have thirteen wonderful and epic demos we are currently shaping and working on for the next full length record. It is going to be a banger.

HOWEVER… By accident we also managed to write 9 songs that don’t quite fit with the BF sound. The type of songs your mum definitely won’t enjoy. They are great! So, we started a side project. It is called Picsel.

Picsel has recorded a full-length album and will be playing some LOUD shows this Autumn to go along with this release.

‘Epilogues’ – Places Back Home

Places Back Home is a band forged in Fort Collins, CO by friends who needed a release from the rigor of studying at Colorado State University. Focused on making music that captures the raw and honest experience of being human in a world full of questions, PBH blurs the lines of genres with an emotional mixture of indie rock, folk, and post rock that has been coined as “post folk.”

Beyond putting on energetic live shows, Places Back Home feels a deep responsibility to love the world around them, and strives to make a difference in their community.

‘Time To Forget’ – Pacific

Piano-indie band, Pacific, from Manchester, UK are making a name for themselves with their unique blend of alternative rock and indie nuances. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.

Having been spun on BBC Radio 1, featured in METRO and with two sell-out shows in 2019, as well as the winning the national public vote to play Y Not Festival 2019, the band’s electrifyingly immediate sound has been gaining them strong momentum. BBC Introducing recently invited the four-piece to play a 30-minute, live-on-air gig, as well as XS Manchester, where the band performed an acoustic session for the station. With their single ‘Life in Short’ hitting over 190k streams on Spotify, football clubs Manchester United, Manchester City and Salford City FC giving the band their backing, and recent live slots supporting All Tvvins and at Dot to Dot Festival 2019, Pacific are showing no signs of slowing down.

‘Quiet Zone’ – Jadyn Lamb

Described as “sickly sweet”, singer/songwriter Jadyn Lamb embodies moody electronic pop with a style similar to Lorde and Kate Bush. In 2018, Lamb released her debut single, “A Day Off,” emphasizing her love for the strange and different.

Born in Toronto, Canada, beside rattling train tracks and noisy city parks, Jadyn Lamb grew up spirited and loud. Fascinated by music and writing as a child, she quickly fell in love with big stages and crowds. Every summer was spent in a packed bar in Leaside, watching her Father play the guitar and sing songs with his band.

As a young teen, she moved with her family to a sleepy town outside of the city. In this town there was a great distance between homes and no one walked around outside. In school she weirded out her classmates and was told to be quiet. This would be the beginning of her musical career.

‘Energy’ – Fire Tiger

Fire Tiger is a retro power pop / classic rock band from Los Angeles, fronted by contralto singer / songwriter Tiff Alkouri, along with co-writer / keyboardist James Ramsey, guitarist Jordan Lucas, bassist Tyler Renga, and drummer Lorenzo Meynardi. Since their debut 10-song vinyl record album ‘Energy’ (2014), and their 2018 follow-up album, ‘Suddenly Heavenly’, they have been gathering a notable indie following on social media, and have been featured in blogs, Internet radio, and indie terrestrial radio shows worldwide. Their songs aim to capture the nostalgic musical quality attributed to the 80s and late 70s, and bring it back to the mainstream…

‘We Are All So Full Of Ourselves’ – Jet Airliner

Jet Airliner is a rock-duo from Sweden consisting of Åke Norén and Andreas Aspeli. Working together on a “Music House” as instructors and studioengineers we discovered a common love for the sound of guitars and great melodies.

‘I Don’t Remember The Day’ – Trila

Trila is a three piece indie pop-rock band from LA. Their first single “DoubleTap” dropped on June 10th, followed by their first EP, “Talk to You” on July 26th. Trila’s music brings light and fun synth vibes to the steady drive of rock.

Wait, there’s more…

‘Habitual Mess’ – New Hollywood

‘Good-For-Nothing’ – Pendown

‘Pink Boots’ – Sonic Blume

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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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