Song of the Day: Awake With Crystal Eyes – K O D A E

Easing you into the weekend is emerging R&B/Pop group, K O D A E with their sultry debut single, ‘Awake With Crystal Eyes’.

Formed in the spring of 2019 the five-piece act’s unique backgrounds brings a fresh new flavour to the Canadian music table with this latest offering: Annie da Silva’s velvety voice and cutting lyrics, Owen Mcpherson’s gospel roots on the deep five, Seyoung Lee’s lush jazz textures on the keys, Curtis Sauer’s ambitious groove on the drums and Eric Osborne’s fluid harmonies on the guitar.

Recorded at The National Music Centre, ‘Awake With Crystal Eyes’ is one of the three singles leading up to their first full length album to be recorded in the spring of 2021. Check out the uber classy track below…

 

Turquoise Share New Single, ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’, Ahead Of Fermented Fruit EP

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska trio TURQUOISE deliver instrumental rock influenced by their midwestern roots. Comprising of Tim Buchholtz (bass), Alex Durrant (Drums) and Matthew Senstock’s (guitar), Turquoise combines jazz, metal, and indie rock for its own brand of noise. The guys started writing together while touring with Antlerhead in the summer and fall of 2019, and when the pandemic of 2020 began, their collaboration really took off.

Their new single ‘Strawberry Daiquiri,’ recorded with Jeremy Wurst at Coyote Face Recordings, solidifies this culmination of hard work. The first single sets the tone for their upcoming  Fermented Fruit EP through Friend Club Records.

This one is truly euphoric…have a listen to ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’ below…

Foley’s New Single Is Just ‘Better Than Love’

Hailing from New Zealand, pop duo FOLEY share their new single, ‘Better Than Love,’ the final taster from their upcoming EP, ‘Vacation,’ due out on March 12th.

Grounded by mellow pop grooves and honeyed vocals, ‘Better Than Love’ is a dreamy exploration of the prospect of love versus the reality of love and the way we close off our emotions to protect from future heartbreak.

Foley is the late night conversations, not-so-existential crises, and the genuinely unbreakable friendship of 20-somethings Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett. Honest to a fault, Foley have quickly picked up a fanbase of young like-minded listeners for their confessions of love, loss and learning. Their debut EP, ‘On My Conscience,’ was released in 2020 and saw huge success across commercial radio and streaming platforms, hitting #10 on the NZ Album Charts, and plastered the pair across multiple Spotify playlist covers. They rounded out the year with the release of singles ‘Rendezvous’ and ‘So Personal,’ which will join ‘Better Than Love’ on their upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Vacation’.

‘Better Than Love’ is out now on all streaming platforms.

Song of the Day: Circles – Velvet Skyline

Texas-based modern alternative rock band, VELVET SKYLINE uses music as forms of escape and therapy, using strong and vivid themes and imagery to celebrate empowerment, tackle past trauma and to show strength in uncertain times.

Their new single, ‘Circles’ introduces their upcoming LP, ‘What We Have In Common’, alternating between tranquil intimate soundscapes and roaring influences of 90s-inspired progressive rock and grunge, all brought together by frontwoman Taylor Seerden soothing vocals.

Why not get the first taste of their album, slated for release next Monday (15th February).

The Hamiltones Plea For Humanity In ‘My Life Matters’ Video

R&B/Soul sensations, THE HAMILTONES kick off  US Black History Month with a plea for humanity in the official music video for ‘My Life Matters’.

‘My Life Matters’ is from the Grammy-nominated trio’s powerful new album’1964′, which was released on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech at the March on Washington, and the 65th anniversary of the high-profile death of Emmett Till. With a recording from Congressman John Lewis, ‘1964’ serves as a timely tribute to the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., while providing a moving soundtrack to the current global movement for racial justice and equality.

Check out the reflective video below, Directed by The Last American B-Boy.