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December 1, 2020 Alt-pop trio Polary release upbeat song ‘Nothing In Common’

Alt-pop trio Polary release upbeat song ‘Nothing In Common’

Since bursting onto the scene with blistering singles “Nothing” and “Losing Sleep,” electrifying alt-pop three-piece Polary continue to impress with their latest release “Nothing In Common. Based in Cheltenham, this vivacious young band are masters of the alt-pop genre, seamlessly blending the sound of heavy guitars and nostalgic synths against rousing pop vocals and effortlessly wrapping it all together in stellar production value. This new release is the perfect showcase for their sound that can be heard in full effect in lockdown-inspired hit Nothing In Common.

Speaking about the single frontman Harry explains “I was consciously writing something really different lyrically this time. It’s been a mixture of finding the right sound to embody this, and also putting to bed anything I wanted to say in the previous singles. “Nothing In Common” is about young romance and the reckless attitude that goes with it. You think everything at that point in your life is so big, and recalling that feeling felt right for this single.”

Having already landed a coveted slot on the Neu Stage at 2000 Trees Festival, racked up performances alongside The Faim, Circa Waves, The Beaches and YONAKA , whilst also getting nods from Rock Sound and Upset magazine, this young trio have proven themselves quick off the mark when it comes to industry recognition and if Nothing In Common” is anything to go by, this is sure to continue! 

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November 23, 2020 Ambient dream-pop act Easter Island performs live in Japan

Ambient dream-pop act Easter Island performs live in Japan

Formed in Athens, GA, Easter Island is an ambient dream-pop act fronted by brothers Ethan and Asher Payne (guitar and keys) and Ryan Monahan (guitar). Their sound has been likened to Explosions in The Sky, My Bloody Valentine, DIIV, Pedro the Lion, and more. The band’s falsetto vocals and panoramic guitars are countered by its powerful rhythm section – John Swint (drums), and Justin Ellis (bass) add gravity to an otherwise weightless sound.

Throughout Easter Island’s career the band has had the opportunity to share the stage with David Bazan, Cindy Wilson (of The B52s), The Low Anthem, Bully, Wild Nothing, White Rabbits, Valley Maker, and more. The band’s debut record Frightened (2012), led to a number of television syncs, including ABC’s “Off The Map”, MTV’s “Awkward”, and a recent live appearance on CW’s Dynasty which aired in 2019.

The past six years have seen the band working in various studios all over the country on their new record while touring the US at large, including appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Treefort, Underground Music Showcase, Secret Stages, and Athfest in their hometown of Athens. They traveled as far as Japan to work on new material and to film the music video for the single, “Island Nation”, which was premiered by Paste Magazine. The band’s follow-up single, “Always Room For Another”, premiered on Billboard in fall 2018. In 2020 the band found itself spread out among five different cities and so they leaned into the separation and produced five music videos – featuring each member in their respective city.

Produced and engineered by Ryan Monahan, the songs received additional engineering from Mike Albanese at Espresso Machine Recording and mastering from Joel Hatstat at High Jump Media in Athens, GA. The new record draws on influences ranging from Sufjan Stevens and Max Richter, to The Never Ending Story. The band completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2020 and will release their sophomore LP, Take All The Time You Think You Need, in December, 2020.

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November 20, 2020 Electro rock band Jimkata release song ‘Blessings In Disguise’

Electro rock band Jimkata release song ‘Blessings In Disguise’

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Jimkata are a three-piece anthemic, synth-washed, electro-rock band based out of Ithaca and Los Angeles. With a triumph of swirling analog synths, infectious pop hooks and candid lyrics, Jimkata have built a distinct sound which has been resonating with listeners across the country. 

Friends since middle school, Evan Friedell, Aaron Gorsch and Packy Lunn infuse Jimkata, (named after the so-bad-it’s-good 1985 gym-fu caper Gymkata) with both an adventurous musical streak and relatable lyrical themes. Mixed in with the modern synth sensibilities and hard driven indie rock are influences drawn from the likes of Motown, singer-songwriters like James Taylor and even old country songs, where storytelling and a quick turn of phrase share priorities with melody and the beat. Jimkata have concocted an unusually rich and rewarding mix and one that’s evolved naturally. 

After taking a two and a half year hiatus following the release of six studio albums and the successful building of a vibrant, grassroots fanbase, Jimkata are preparing to release their next album, Bonfires. The 10 track album is set for release as a series of singles every month with an accompanying visuals and merch line.  Thematically, Bonfires touches on poignant themes of uncertainty, being in limbo, and looking for an anchor of hope in these trying times.

Bonfires is set for release Spring 2021 worldwide.

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November 12, 2020 Band Liss  release dance pop anthem ‘Leave Me On The Floor’

Band Liss release dance pop anthem ‘Leave Me On The Floor’

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“I stay up like we used to watching old videos of every night that meant somethingbefore all the clubs were closed”Søren Holm, Liss

4-piece Danish band Liss are back with a propelling and visceral anthem for all the empty clubs around the world. Between the pulsating beat, heavy bass, enveloping synths, and the familiarity of Søren Holms vocals, ‘Leave Me On The Floor’ is a new turn for the band, while still encompassing all the qualities we love about Liss.

“I miss dancing with people, the contact and communication that arises, the constant back and forth. And I was thinking about how you can have your first meeting on a dancefloor but also your last goodbye. That’s the kind of dialogue we’re trying to put into our songs.”Søren Holm, lead singer, Liss

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