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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The Linedots are a multi-talented London duo made up Evangeline Ling and Kevin Emre, who released their first track “Waterfall” back in 2014. Following two years of silence, the pair shared the impressive and powerful “Small Talk”, featuring Ling’s velvety and somewhat nonchalant vocals combined with Emre’s hypnotic beats.
Their next single “Indigo” was released a few months later, in November 2016, and once again it showcased the duo’s knack for seriously entrancing melodies paired with pitch-perfect production.
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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
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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.
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Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.
As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.
Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.
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