Los Angeles based band Loud Forest is fronted by married couple Bernard and Rachel Chadwick. Equally matched as singers and performers, they craft an eclectic mix of songs that can both swirl and drive, minimal rock drums and melodic singing is supported by electric guitars and textures that create a sonic landscape while infusing classic folk and gospel elements.
Bernard and Rachel have very different styles of songwriting, Rachel is abstract and experimental while Bernard is more direct. It is in the studio collaborating with other talented musicians, Alex Strahle, Carlen Walth and Steve Wilmot, that the pieces come together.
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After the triumphant success of his Home For Now EP, Melbourne singer-songwriter Benji Lewis has a brand new single to share with his followers called “Deep Blue”, which was produced by acclaimed Brisbane-based beatmaker Golden Vessel.
This track is taken off Benji Lewis’s forthcoming EP Together Apart, to be released later this year. 2018 is already looking very good for the young artist as he recently announced that he would be making his SXSW debut in just a few weeks alongside some top-tier artists. If you’re heading along, be sure to add him to your “must-see” list.
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While she may not be very well know outside Scandinavia, singer-songwriter Veronica Maggio is nothing short of a pop superstar in her native Sweden, shifting hundreds of thousands of records and selling out concert halls and stadiums on a regular basis.
“Jag Lovar” (in English, “I Promise”) is taken off Maggio’s fourth studio album Handen I Fickan Fast Jag Bryr Mig (Universal Music). Preceded by hit single “Sergels Torg”, her new album was released in October 2013 and shot straight to #1 in Sweden and #2 in Norway, confirming Maggio as one of Scandinavia’s most popular artists.
Bonus track: “Dallas” performed live on DR’s Store Juleshow
More info and music on Veronica Maggio’s official site or Facebook. Buy Handen I Fickan Fast Jag Bryr Mig on
Tabrill is the solo project of Aussie newcomer Zach Alvos, a young electronic producer from Brisbane. With new single “Lossless”, he takes us on a little journey of self-discovery from within the mind his animated protagonist, Owun.
Drawing influence from the likes of Porter Robinson, Mr. Carmack and Flume, Zach has created a dynamic arrangement of electronic beats, sampled sounds and nostalgic vocals, courtesy of Emily.
For more info, go to Tabrill’s Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy “Lossless” on
La Bien Querida is the alter ego of Spanish songstress Ana Fernández-Villaverde, who has already released four albums via Madrid-based indie pop label Elefant Records. New tune “7 Días Juntos” is taken off her fifth studio album Fuego, released in October 2017, and it features guest vocals by Joan Miquel Oliver, singing lyrics translated from his 2009 single “Dins Un Avió De Paper”.
Talking about her new album, Ana explains: “This album talks about the desire that defends life, pleasure, self-fulfillment, freedom. The process of living through our desires, which are not dark or confusing but light and clear”.
For more info, check out La Bien Querida’s Facebook. You can buy Fuego on BancCamp or