“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?
‘Night After Night After Night’ – Birthmarks
Birthmarks is a UK based art rock band from London, fusing elements of electronica, trip hop and traditional songwriting into powerful emotive songs delivered with raw unapologetic honesty.
The band formed as a new chapter of Little Death Machine, after five years of writing and recording, reinvention and achievement; (singles released through Glasstone records, nationwide shows and support for Psychic TV, Slaves, God Damn and more) Birthmarks now moves forwards, taking a more introspective look into songwriting, experimentation and production with the release of their debut album …And Then The Rain Stopped (due September 2019) .
Birthmarks are Daniel Cross (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics), Jason Fletcher (Drums/Vocals/Synths) and are joined live by Jonno Lloyd (Synth/Guitar/Bass/Vocals). Tying together themes of loss, sex, obsession, mindfulness and acceptance, the band’s debut record has evolved and shaped itself around the past five years in the life of the band and its main producer and songwriter Daniel Cross.
‘Enjoy The Silence’ – La Roboka
Meet Lady K & Robulus. Who are they exactly? Who knows for sure? Lady K has an ongoing history on opera stages. Robulus not only composes film music but is also working as a director. They knew each other for a long time until they saw their potential during a film production they both worked on. With La Roboká they share their common interest in exciting, dancable, captivating music and putting on an extra layer of theatrics. They jump between genres, give you an emotional anthem to sing along and then surprise you with an ecstatic danceable electropop tune.
‘The Lights Go Down’ – KEEMOSABE
From the woods of Italy’s Lake Maggiore come KEEMOSABE, a Modern Rock band whose thunderous grooves and soaring riffs belie their tranquil suburban home.
In 2019 they released their first EP (self-titled), recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that reached success in just 14 days. This is the mirror of a deep musical research, that “puts together 30 years of music with a result that is good, enjoyable and melodic” (Rockit).
The first single from the EP, Out of the City Pt.1, premiered by New Noise Magazine in the U.S., was awarded as “Best music video” at Roma Videoclip Awards, and was featured by VEVO in their Rock Youtube playlist alongside The Killers, Sam Fender and many more.
CLASH magazine has defined their debut EP “A delicious mixture of dancefloor burners and precocious songwriting”.
In 2019 they also released the original motion picture soundtrack from “Sturling”, a superhero movie that has already been awarded in several film festivals around the globe including Austin, Tunisia and Rome.
During Summer 2019 KEEMOSABE appear on national television for X-Factor Italy. Their elimination really spread the news about their music all around the country, entering in Italy’s top Twitter trends, and Rolling Stone referring to KEEMOSABE as “a true band in times of famine”.
In Autumn 2019 they enter in the studio for the recordings of their new album at “La Sauna” in North Italy, alongside Grammy Award winning producer Tommaso Colliva (MUSE, Calibro 35, Nova Twins, Afterhours).
With their debut album “Look Closer” (2020) KEEMOSABE carry the listener into a path of self-discovery with powerful compositions which carry profound metaphorical meanings. We span through countless influences by listening to their music: Franz Ferdinand, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Biffy Clyro, Tame Impala, Duran Duran, Nothing But Thieves. Breaking down the barriers between music, art and film, Keemosabe’s sound is suitably widescreen and has seen them performing in New York, Amsterdam, Milan, London (including a live show at the legendary Studio One at Abbey Road Studios and two sold out shows at The Islington and Servant Jazz Quarters) and even at tattoo conventions! The project is designed to specifically morph through different styles in order to convey each track’s message: Alberto Curtis (vocals, guitar) and Sebastiano Vecchio (drums) studied and worked as jazz-fusion musicians in New York City from 2013 to 2016 and this freeform ethic pervades their music, despite the band being an incredibly unit. Andrea Guarinoni (keyboards) worked as a soundtrack and hip-hop producer, while Pino Muscatelli (bass) used to be a regular face on the Italian Stoner Rock scene.
With their debut album “Look Closer” (2020) KEEMOSABE carry the listener into a path of self-discovery with powerful compositions which carry profound metaphorical meanings. We span through countless influences by listening to their music: Franz Ferdinand, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Biffy Clyro, Tame Impala, Duran Duran, Nothing But Thieves.
2020 is looking to be the year KEEMOSABE become the soundtrack to your life!
‘Supercool’ – Delight A Thief
Born in the magic of late-night chatter, Delight A Thief bring a blend of electronically charged psych-rock from their hometown of Bristol. Drenched in psychedelia, this five piece echo reminiscences of 70’s psychedelic-rock music placed within modern songwriting and dynamic stage production.
With soundscapes comparable to bands such as Tame Impala and Pink Floyd and grooves that reflect influences from Gorillaz and The XX, Delight A Thief paint every stage they play with vigour and colour, turning the kaleidoscope to a new disposition; unveiling a new pattern ready for all eyes to see.
‘Human’ – Sunny State
Sunny State captures a fresh modern reggae vibe through their energetic and positive songs of love and empowerment. With a front man wielding powerful vocals, ukulele and guitar, Sunny State brings professionalism with their island vibes to each and every gig. Their diverse line up of songs tantalizes the ears in English, French, Spanish and even Croatian, using the island heritage of their front man “Cristo”, Chris Reed, whose family originates from an island in the Adriatic Sea.
Wait there’s more…
‘Catch Up’ – Stay Lunar
‘Taste Invader’ – Mirror Shot
‘Why’ – Joe Oliver
‘Reminds Me’ – MarionvilleModels
‘Love’ – Ormstons