Osca: “Smoke”

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Osca captured our hearts here at the New Lofi with their single “Blood” nine months ago. With leading vocals very similar to that of Coldplay’s Chris Martin, flawless production to back it up, and a track with a title that could not have been released on a more appropriate day, the London quartet can do no wrong. Listen to “Smoke” here and happy 420

 

 

 

 


Crocodiles

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Loving the new single “Crybaby Demon” from the Crocodiles. It has a 70s psych/surf rock sound but a rock song that was recorded by punks. Makes for a really interesting sound.

The band was formed in 2008 by core members Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell after their bands (Some Girls and The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower respectively) split up. Their new album called “Boys” is due out May 12th and you can preorder it on Pledge Music now.

Crocodiles – Crybaby Demon


Wilsen: “Garden”

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I find it amazing how music is created. I tend to compare it to work done by Michelangelo in the sense that an artist begins with an empty canvas and soon after, this white canvas is full of colour and life. Wilsen is a New York singer who seems to have mastered this art. In her single “Garden”, she majestically aligns a group of instruments to create a song that draws some similarities to that of Daughter. “Garden” is my official introduction to the world of Wilsen and if this is a sign of what’s to come, then I’ll be waiting at the edge of my seat.

 

 

 

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: “Riverman”

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When the curtains closed for Oasis 6 years ago, it affected me more than Zayn Malik leaving One Direction affected every 12 year old girl. Thankfully, Noel Gallagher found himself some high flying birds and began making quality music once again and for a few years now, “If I had a gun” has been one of my go-to shower jams. The more talented Gallagher brother hasn’t slowed down because he recently released “Riverman” and to nobody’s surprise, the lyricism displayed in this single is second to none. Listen to “Riverman” here:

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Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds – Riverman

 

 

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Rihanna: “American Oxygen”

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How the public feels about the new streaming website “Tidal” is no secret. Many, including myself, see this as a mere cash grab -another way for A-List musicians to squeeze more money out of the pockets of innocent music lovers. Mainstream artists such as Lily Allen and Mumford and Sons have also criticized Tidal as they too believe that we as a public shouldn’t have to go bankrupt in order to listen to a new song by our favourite Artists.

When they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich,
wealthy artists… I don’t want to align myself with Spotify, Beats,
Tidal, or whatever. We want people to listen to our
music in their most comfortable way, and if
they’re not up for paying for it, I don’t really care….   
                                  We look at our albums as standalone pieces of art,
and also as adverts for our live shows
- Marcus Mumford

 

A day ago however, Rihanna waved a white flag to fan uproars and released the video for “American Oxygen” online for the world to see instead of keeping it as a Tidal exclusive. I personally am a Rihanna fan so my excitement that everyone now has an equal opportunity to witness the power of “American Oxygen” is undeniable. With flashes of American history throughout the duration of this visual, a more political Riri is depicted. Watch “American Oxygen” here:

 

 

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Georgia Buchanan – Sinners

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Equipped with a magnetic voice that descends into a seductive, captivating depths, singer-songwriter Georgia Buchanan brings us Sinners, the first single of her debut EP. A dark, brooding yet hook heavy track, it was produced collaboratively over time with a number of producers, and written by the artist herself.

Picked up by BBC Introducing just days after uploading to her SoundCloud, Sinners got its first radio play in March from Melita Dennett on ‘BBC Introducing: The South’, and is the prelude to her upcoming EP expected over the summer. We’re excited, as you should be.

 

 

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Jaden Smith: “Offering”

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I’ve said it a billion times and I’m sticking to my statement. Jaden Smith is one of the most influential artists out today. Many hate to admit it because as a society we tend to dislike people who seem to have had life handed to them. However we need to start giving credit where credit is due and appreciate art for what it is. Art doesn’t have a bank account or a skin colour, etc. Art is simply art and I personally appreciate anyone who offers us something so pure and honest. Here is the 16 year old’s “Offering” to the world. Enjoy

 

 

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Mountain Lakes: “Eyesore”

 

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Mountain Lakes are a Polish duo that began when Wayne Hood (Producer) met Joanna Cisowska (Singer) in Warsaw while backpacking around Europe. I find that bit of information quite interesting due to the nostalgic feeling that took over my body when I listened to “Eyesore” for the first time. I envisioned myself sitting in an airport patiently waiting for my flight from Frankfurt to Osnabrück, Germany. Although waiting in an airport is very different from walking around Europe with limited money in you pocket, it goes to show the power of music. I say this because amongst other things, Mountain Lake set out to create songs that reflects travelling. What more do we need than relaxing instrumentals and soft female vocals to accompany us through our travels.

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