Lucky Thief Reveals New Single, ‘Silencer’, Announces Debut Record

Bristol-based rock multi-instrumentalist Lucky Thief has released the new singl ‘Silencer’, the first to be taken from his upcoming debut album due later this year.

Giving up piano at the age of 10, Lucky Thief never cared for music lessons; instead he taught himself every instrument you hear. Drawing from his own experiences of mental illness, alcohol abuse, sex and his religious upbringing, Lucky Thief’s music is reflective and relatable. Blending his unique way of playing with his raw, alluring vocals and confessional lyrics, Lucky Thief aims to draw you into his journey, and doesn’t let you go again until the finishing note.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the single, Lucky Thief explains, “Silencer is about being unable to control how we speak. So many people have opinions that are narrow minded, selfish and ill-considered; This song airs my frustration with them. It also looks at how hard it is for me to stay quiet, if I feel something deserves to be said, I will not be silenced.”

Check out ‘Silencer’ below.

Love You Later Reveals New Single, ‘Are You Gonna Care When I Die’

Love You Later – the project of Nashville-based artist and songwriter Lexi Aviles has released her new single, “Are You Gonna Care When I Die?,” from her forthcoming EP, ‘From The Window Seat,’ out May 5th

“Are You Gonna Care When I Die?” follows the EP’s lead single, “Girl With Headphones,” which was described by Ones To Watch as a song “ripped straight from your favorite coming-of-age scene.” With her new single, Love You Later shows off a more vulnerable side of herself while still maintaining her dreamy alt-pop sensibilities. 

“I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Care When I Die in the midst of a time where I was drowning in rejection from the music industry, and in the real world,” she reveals. “No-one seemed to care or listen or take me seriously. I realized that the attention from these people was not worth my time or energy, and ultimately did not define me. The song is a constant reminder to myself to regain my voice and power to tell my own story. The ones that are meant to notice, will notice. Ultimately, it’s a song for anyone who feels insignificant and undermined.”

Pairing electric melodies and honest lyrics with shimmery guitar riffs and euphoric synths, Love You Later’s music will make you feel like you’re in a dream. At just 24-years-old, she has already amassed over 8 million streams across her discography, has performed with acts like OneRepublic, Dayglow, Briston Maroney, and joan, and has even sold out Nashville’s legendary EXIT/IN. Her 2022 single, “Keepintouch,” made a splash with widespread support from Spotify, MTV, Ones To Watch, Lyrical Lemonade, and UPROXX, and lay the foundation for her upcoming EP, ‘From The Window Seat,’ which is due on May 5th.

Check out ‘Are You Gonna Care When I Die’ below.

Dream Pop Artist Lilac Haze Releases Debut Double Singles, ‘The Ghost That I Once I Knew’& ‘Lilac Haze’

Bath-based dream pop artist Lilac Haze has released her debut double singles ‘The Ghost That I Once Knew // Lilac Haze’.

Lilac Haze is the project name for Bath-based songwriter Katrina Swift. Greatly influenced by bands of the ‘80s/’90s, Swift draws inspiration from The Cure, All About Eve, Eva Cassidy and Fleetwood Mac, combining atmospheric and ethereal textures with a sense of nostalgic romance.

Lilac Haze’s stunning debut double singles The Ghost That I Once Knew // Lilac Haze were produced by Calum Wotherspoon (Nightswimming) and mastered by Adam Ayan (Paul McCartney, Lana Del Ray, Carrie Underwood), with guitarist Sam Allan (Nightswimming) and drummer Torin Moore (Nightswimming) collaborating on the tracks to create the backdrop for Swift’s hypnotic vocals.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the singles, Swift explains, “In December 2021, I wrote Ghost after a period of self-reflection during a time when I felt unsure and lost in my new surroundings. It’s a reflection of the loss of innocence as we mature… a farewell to your old self. Lilac Haze however is a song written for anyone who has been affected by loved ones lost to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”

Check out the singles, ‘The Ghost That I Once Knew’ and ‘Lilac Haze’ below.

Social Station Release New Single, ‘Secrets To Be Heard’

Social Station is Paul Todd and Jacob Sebastian, a father and son duo based in Washington DC. With a passion for analog synths, hypnotic guitar, classic post-punk bass lines, and undeniable melancholic vocals, they have forged a dark yet catchy sound. Now the pair return with a brooding new offering ‘Secrets to be Heard’, which dropped today.

With a intoxicating synth and bass driven track, it’s reminiscent of 80’s hits we fondly remember but the introspective nature of the track forces you to look inside to the themes of individuality which all come to a head with the unnerving vocals which feels dark but catchy.

Rating: 3.5/5.

‘Secrets to be Heard’ precedes the release of their full-length album ‘In the Fallout’, a 10-track effort that is expected to release on streaming platforms and on vinyl in May this year. 

Check out ‘Secrets To Be Heard’ below.

Dark Fuzz Trio Holy Reptile Reveal New Single, ‘The Land’

Bristol dark-fuzz trio Holy Reptile have released ‘The Land’, taken from their upcoming second EP due later this year.

Formed in 2019, Holy Reptile quickly established themselves in the growing Bristol psyche scene, playing gigs alongside the likes of bdrmm, The Third Sound, Flat Worms and The Vacant Lots as well as slots at Dot to Dot and Outer Town festivals. Their debut six track EP ‘Yawner’ was released in July of 2022, fittingly recorded in a renovated chapel by producer André Dack, which saw them truly announce themselves as a band to watch.

Hoping to build on the success of ‘Yawner’ comes their upcoming single ‘The Land’ on March 24th. The track sees the band explore the less colourful side of psych music, an often overlooked area of the genre being overshadowed by the brighter, dreamier alternative, previously favoured by the band. 

Check out ‘The Land’ below.

Cade Hoppe Releases New Single, ‘Moon’

Rising indie-pop singer and songwriter Cade Hoppe has released his new single, “Moon,”.

“Moon” was written and produced by Cade alongside his frequent collaborator Harper James (Eighty Ninety, James Bay, Aaron Taos), and features guest musicians Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift) on strings and Dr. Blum (Twenty One Pilots, Mike Posner, Nas) on horns.

Delivering a powerful mix of reflective lyricism, cinematic instrumentation and spacious production, “Moon” is a celestial yet tranquil exploration of loneliness. It’s also undoubtedly Cade’s most confident and expansive single yet. 

“‘Moon’ is a song about being caught somewhere between where I’ve always been and where I’m trying to go,” he says. “To me, there’s nothing lonelier than the moon—out of Earth’s atmosphere, but still in its orbit.”

Check out ‘Moon’ below.

Alexa Cappelli Share New Single, ‘Someone Better’

Rising pop singer and songwriter Alexa Cappelli, who MTV hailed as a “voice of a generation,” returns with her new single, “Someone Better,” out March 24th on Arista Records. Led by a delicate piano melody and Alexa’s commanding vocals, “Someone Better” is a heartfelt ballad about letting go of someone you’ve outgrown.

Alexa adds, “‘Someone Better’ is the realization that the relationship you’re in doesn’t fit the life you’re living for. There’s nothing wrong with the other person, in fact there’s really only good. But you know the future holds more growth and love for both of you apart, rather than together. Choosing yourself is way more difficult when you aren’t mad at this person who has only ever treated you right. But moving forward, there will be a day when you meet someone somewhere who does the same and is also growing in the same direction.”

Check out ‘Someone Better’ below.

Holy Reptile Share New Single, ‘The Land’

Bristol dark-fuzz trio Holy Reptile have released their latest single ‘The Land’, taken from their upcoming second EP due later this year.

Formed in 2019, Holy Reptile quickly established themselves in the growing Bristol psyche scene, playing gigs alongside the likes of bdrmm, The Third Sound, Flat Worms and The Vacant Lots as well as slots at Dot to Dot and Outer Town festivals. Their debut six track EP ‘Yawner’ was released in July of 2022, fittingly recorded in a renovated chapel by producer André Dack, which saw them truly announce themselves as a band to watch.

Recorded with The Wytches’ Kristian Bell, the band approached recording in a whole new way with this release, choosing to perform the instrumental tracks live, capturing the energy of their live show. The single was also recorded directly to analogue tape, achieving a warm, worn faded sound.

Check out ‘The Land’ below.

Ukrainian Metal Upstarts IGNEA Release Cinematic Second Single, ‘Dunes’

Ukrainian melodic metal band IGNEA takes listeners into cinematic worlds with second single “Dunes”! Having gained many millions of Spotify streams on fan-favorites like “Alga”“Leviathan” and “Jinnslammer”, the five-piece is ready to release their next masterpiece, the captivating concept album, Dreams of Lands Unseen, out April 28, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Vocalist Helle Bohdanova about “Dunes”:
“We continue telling the story of the amazing Ukrainian travel writer and photographer Sofia Yablonska who lived in the XX century. “Dunes” is inspired by her adventure to the Sahara Desert.
On this dangerous journey, Sofia’s driver fainted from the intense heat, so she had to take charge of driving and also fix the overheated engine herself. Their troubles didn’t end there, as they also had to escape from hostile locals who tried to shoot them. 
Our song describes how Sofia saw a mirage, so common in the desert. In our version, instead of imagining palm trees and an oasis, she saw the chilly Carpathian mountains with pine trees and rainfalls…”

Check out the video for ‘Dunes’ below.

Caroline Romano Shares New Single, ‘Guts’

Alt-pop darling Caroline Romano is back on March 24th with her new single, “Guts.” Following “Fighting A War,” her recent pop-R&B collaboration with Julian Rose, “Guts” sees Caroline returning to her indie-rock roots. On “Guts,” her distinctive voice glows amidst a whirlwind of glittering guitar and frenzied percussion. 

Caroline elaborates on what inspired the new single: “I’ve always had this thing in social settings — especially at house parties, bars, or really anywhere with pretty strangers — where I feel like people can see right through me, like I’m completely transparent. So, in some terrible attempt at compensation, I’ll say too much or drink too much. I end up spilling my guts to people as a form of free therapy, or self-sabotage, I’m not sure which it is. And then I watch them watch me dig myself further, with my guts on the floor in front of them. That’s how I end things before they’ve even started, and that’s what this song is about. It’s frantic and eager and frustrated all at the same time.”

Check out ‘Guts via your preferred streaming service.