Sounds on Sunday 31

More new music for you this Sunday – have a listen and leave your comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

The Big Drops – Baskets of Love: Latest single from NJ-based band The Big Drops which premiered recently on Impose who said, “With guitar work like Brian Setzer, ‘Baskets of Love’ is a fun song that is unlike anything new you can download today.” The band also shared, “‘Baskets Of Love’ is our dabbling & appreciation of the early rock and roll days of Elvis, Yardbirds, The Kinks… The good stuff we grew up listening to.'”

Riley Smith – I’m On Fire: New single – “Riley Smith vocals and songwriting stunningly blend country rock, hard-hitting soulful Americana and modern pop for a sound rarely found in music today.  No secret to those familiar with his lead role on the popular TV show “Nashville”, Smith’s gritty, yet smooth, singing voice and charismatic presence have built him a career on stage and screen.  Acting in popular shows like “True Blood”, “True Detective”, and his latest lead, on The CW’s “Frequency”, got him out in front of the people.  His love for music introduced him to them in a way unlike any other role he has played.” Five-song EP due out on July 21.

TAWLS – 2+2: “The Adventures of Wonderchild and Little Seal (TAWLS) bring you a dance-friendly incarnation of boppy indie-pop in their debut single… Wonderchild (Anna-Kat) and Little Seal (Ronan Chapple) were part of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ graduating class of 2015, and have both released singles of their own since then.” 

Jack Ladder – Susan: “Jack Ladder… has just released his new single Susan, the first new music from Ladder and his band The Dreamlanders since their 2014 acclaimed album ‘Playmates’, which featured Sharon Van Etten on two tracks. Ladder’s baritone still sounds amazing and the track has a slow, disco feel to it. He’s supported the likes of Florence And The Machine, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten Weyes Blood and Alex Cameron over the last year or so, so he’s someone that’s mixing in the right circles.”

Will McKay – Somebody Else: From his recently released EP “Will McKay” – “Will McKay is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from the UK, with an eclectic range of styles in the vein of psychedelic folk, pop rock, blues, jazz and country. McKay started playing music at age 16 as a guitarist. When McKay was 20, songwriting became his main focus. McKay strives for uniquely infectious songs, achieving memorable moments with creative songwriting. As evidenced on the tracks “Somebody Else”, with its trippy organ and symphonic flourishes, and the soulful sax-laden pull of “Too Much of a Good Thing”, McKay is a talented singer/songwriter with a diverse sound.”

The Last Port – Say You Will (ft. Tequisha): From Parisian producer The Last Port – “Born in 1986 in Metz, France, Raphaël V. started to learn the cello at the age of 7, and never stopped since then. After a childhood spent in classical classes, he started to have a huge interest in Indie Rock, and learnt the guitar, along with the drums and the piano, and practiced with a few bands. After moving to Paris in the middle of the 2000s, he discovered a huge electronic scene and started electronic composition. With his project The Last Port started four years ago, he wanted to bring together his taste for atmospheric sounds, long buildups and post-rockish guitars, and electronic music with heavy beats and rhythms. Since the birth of the project, he has released three EPs, a good number of remixes and collaborations with singers all around the world.”

LeRichie – Under Covers: From Canadian indie-pop artist LeRiche’s upcoming EP “X-Dreamer”, “the track’s yearning vocals and cluttering percussions remind of Fleet Foxes’ rolling melodies and Local Natives emotionally cathartic choruses.” Released on Fierce Panda records.

Alex Siegel – Good Leg: “Alex Siegel is a musician, songwriter and producer based in Santa Monica, California. His debut album Röykkä, out on 5/20/17, is the fruit of recording sessions after Alex met producer Matti Kari in a hostel in Moscow. “Good Leg” is a cut from the release. “With this album, I was in a prolific period of songwriting,” Alex explains. “In ‘Good Leg’, I’m reflecting on youth and the journey to finding oneself and discovering what you’re made of, what you believe in.” Alex is a longtime collaborator with Waterstrider. He is also a touring drummer with Nine Pound Shadow and keyboardist/guitarist with Omar Velasco and the Mother Tongues.”

Zipper Club – Breath: New single. “US act Zipper Club are fronted by Mason James, who founded Cerebral Ballzy and well known model and musician Lissy Trullie. They played an incredibly well received set at Coachella, which saw them perform with mate and Tears For Fears founder Curt Smith. It’s a bit Chvrches, The Knife, School Of Seven Bells”.

Jesuton – Man Of My Life:Every artist has to tread their own musical journey; East London’s  JESUTON  has forged a path like no other. Since choosing to pursue a musical career in Brazil she rapidly went from busking on the streets of Rio to being watched by 20 million people on some of Brazil’s biggest TV shows, becoming a household name along the way. The young singer proudly announces the release of her debut album of original material ‘Home’ and sets her sights on making moves back in the UK with a more UK/Euro-centric collection of songs.

‘Home’ album (out 31st March) streams: