Tag Archives: KYKO

RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 3/5 – 3/11/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
_____

BLAIR – “Dance Alone” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles musician Evan Blair had a pair of great singles that received some major love from the blogs last year, and “Dance” has a lot of room to grow, even though it’s taking off very quickly too. His latest hit will get you on your feet and moving all over the place.


_____

COMPUTER GAMES – “Every Single Night” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a minute since Glee left the television schedule, though it’s still in our hearts. However, whenever I hear that Darren Criss is releasing new music, my ears are bound to perk up. Together with brother Chuck, their first EP is really fun and energetic. Great set!

_____

XY&O – “What’s Love Got To Do With It” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Yes, as you were probably thinking, this is a cover of the iconic Tina Turner hit from 1984. This English group has never appeared on the Rewind before, but I enjoyed “I’m Not Right” and “Low Tide” a while ago. Check out the great production on this very fresh take.

_____

For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
EMMI – “Talk To Me” (SoundCloud)
KYKO – “Drive” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

Leave a comment

Filed under Album Reviews, Playlists, Single Reviews

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 10, 2017

Sales as old as time…

Be our guest to the finest in fresh releases on this week’s New Music Friday post, including a strong set of singles by both established acts and newcomers. Let’s check out all the action right here:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Beauty And The Beast (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Even if the new live-action film isn’t your thing, this album is sure to generate some attention on the charts. Of course, this picture is a remake of the 1991 film, with the title song, originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, going to Ariana Grande and John Legend. (Don’t worry, Dion has a new recording on the soundtrack and retains her title as Queen Of Canada.) The movie opens next week.

THE SHINS – Heartworms (iTunes)
This New Mexico band is out with their first studio album in five years. The lead single from it, “Name For You”, is currently holding in the top five on the Triple A chart, while it recently reached the top 30 on the Alternative radio survey. Will they maintain their top five streak on the Billboard 200? It might be close, so stay tuned!

More albums out this week: Bush‘s Black And White Rainbows (iTunes), Charli XCX‘s Number 1 Angel (iTunes), Josh Turner‘s Deep South (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: KYKO‘s Wildlife (iTunes), Tom Grennan‘s Release The Brakes (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“10,000”, Elliot Root (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Taylor Henderson (iTunes)
“Bartender”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Best Behaviour”, Louisa Johnson (iTunes)
“Biggest Fan”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Bloodstain”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Break My Heart”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Breathe”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Bridge Back To Your Heart”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Butter”, Sage The Gemini featuring DJ Lucci (iTunes)
“City Of Stars”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Girl At Coachella”, Matoma & MAGIC! featuring D.R.A.M. (iTunes)
“Hello Hello”, Fickle Friends (iTunes)
“Hey Ma”, Pitbull & J. Balvin featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“High Enough”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Hoping”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“i could change ur life”, gnash (iTunes)
“I Still Wait For You”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Keep Me Crazy”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Liability”, Lorde (iTunes)
“Malibu 1992”, COIN (iTunes)
“Malibu Feels”, Johnny Yukon (iTunes)
“No Frauds”, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“No Matter (Acoustic)”, Frances (iTunes)
“Obsession”, Vice featuring Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Real Thing”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)
“Red Mercedes”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Scared Of The Dark”, Steps (iTunes)
“Settle The Score”, Cookin’ On 3 Burners vs. Niklas Ibach featuring Kylie Auldist (iTunes)
“The City Don’t Care”, Leon Else featuring Oliver (iTunes)
“Want It”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Waterfall”, Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia (iTunes)
“When I Was A Boy”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Whiskey Kisses”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Wild Horses (Thundatraxx & The SKX Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Pitbull, SoMo, Zara Larsson and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

Leave a comment

Filed under Album Reviews

RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 2/26 – 3/4/17

Record Rewind - March 5, 2017

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
_____

JEFFREY JAMES – “Running Away” (iTunes) (Spotify)
James is no stranger to the Rewind, with “Both Ways” featured in October and “Hand Grenade” mentioned in January. Yeah, maybe we do like his tunes… can you tell? Updating his sound to a more dramatic, but anthemic pop style, the change is a good one for him.


_____

JOHNNY STIMSON – “Time Machine” (iTunes) (Spotify)
We’ve been bopping to Stimson’s top tracks for some time now, including songs like “Bright Side” and “Easy”. However, imagine our surprise when his latest EP, Yesterday, fell out of the sky on Friday. First track “Time” is a nice fusion of both retro and current pop.


_____

KYKO – “Dive In” (iTunes) (Spotify)
London performer Scott Verrill has been on the PGTC radar for a little under two years now. Needless to say, we’re preparing for an awesome EP next week called Wildfire. Stock up on your flame emojis! “Dive” blends indie rock and world music into one cool track.


_____

For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
AVI ON FIRE – “Win” (SoundCloud)
Jakil – “Every Time We Talk” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

Leave a comment

Filed under Album Reviews, Playlists, Single Reviews

RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/13 – 11/19

Record Rewind - November 20, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

_____

BROADHURST – “Bones” (iTunes) (Spotify)
From Sneaky Sound System to sound systems all over the globe, Nick Broadhurst has just about four million Spotify streams for a super single of his, “Little Lover”, and all of the remixes that accompanied it. His latest song, a strong pop ballad, will intrigue you.

_____

COURTSHIP. – “Love For Everyone” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This is the first time on the Rewind for the duo of Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon, and I think it’s a safe bet that this track will find its way into a commercial real soon. It’s just too catchy to be ignored, and the timely message makes it an even more important single.

_____

KYKO – “Nature” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The last time London’s Scott Verrill was on the Rewind was in September; that’s when his track “Horizon” debuted. That single is a few days away from reaching 600,000 streams on Spotify. Pretty impressive! His tropical pop meets indie rock sound is a winner.

_____

PATTERNIST – “Give It Up” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Musician Gabe Mouer has been making sweet sounds under this name for a couple of years now, so I guess I’m overdue for putting one of his songs on the Rewind. Luckily, this catchy indie pop bop is definitely on repeat for me. Check out his new EP next month.

_____

PRETTY SISTER – “Thirsty” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Zak Waters continues to impress with this fun and funky number that’ll leave you parched for more pop perfection. Of course, I’ve been following the project for over a year now, and with excellent tracks like “Come To LA” and “West Coast”, he’s doing real well.

_____

THØSS – “Submarine” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s great to have this performer return with a quality single. In June, the title track from his Benchwarmer EP was included on the Rewind, but the whole set is a pretty solid listen. In an ocean full of indie rock acts, this submarine is certainly making some waves.

_____

For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
ALLMAN BROWN featuring LIZ LAWRENCE – “Palms” (SoundCloud)
ANDIE CASE – “So Low” (SoundCloud)
BRAYTON BOWMAN – “Puff Puff Pass” (SoundCloud)
GRIFF’S ROOM BAND – “Part Of Me” (SoundCloud)
LIZZY LAND – “Sweet Melodies” (SoundCloud)
NATIVES – “Passion” (SoundCloud)
RKCB – “Enough” (SoundCloud)
VALLEY – “Drive” (SoundCloud)

Everybody had to get their new singles delivered and uploaded before Thanksgiving… well, at least there’s plenty to listen to now!

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

1 Comment

Filed under Album Reviews, Playlists, Single Reviews

RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/28 – 9/3

Record Rewind - September 4, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

_____

BEN HOBBS – “Animals” (iTunes) (Spotify)
London singer Hobbs has unveiled a pretty consistent set of songs since his debut late last year, and I’m really digging the newest single from him. The pretty piano-led ballad is built around a strong hook, and releases a nice energy in its fervent drum section.

_____

CLAIRITY – “Words Like Weapons” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Teenage Tennessee singer Claire Wilkinson may be out of the major label system after an EP and one additional single, but there continues to be a buzz from her independent singles at streaming services. Her new ballad is a quality sound with great potential.

_____

GRAHAM COLTON – “Ring Around Your Heart” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Colton’s music has always been a favorite of mine, including his one #1 on my chart, 2008’s “Best Days”. In fact, his track “Where You Wanna Go” made the Rewind back in July. His masterful folk pop sound and accessible lyrics are perfect for the fall months.

_____

KYKO – “Horizon” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This jam was, by far, my most anticipated independent release of the week. South London singer and musician Scott Verrill must know how to bottle up sunshine in a song, because he does it so well. The tropical pop tune lights up the last few days of summer.

_____

MIKEY WAX – “Helium” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a moment since this New York singer was on my radar. In January 2012, he spent a couple of weeks on my top 40 with a song called “Counting On You”. His latest offering is a punchy pop single with a positive message for those in difficult situations.

_____

TEN FÉ – “Turn” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, based in London, have had a few tracks make it to my SoundCloud page and Spotify playlists in the past. They’ve also received some solid support from Spotify’s main lists. The indie rock track is simple, but with a clever core.

_____

For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
LONELY BENSON – “Silly Girl” (SoundCloud)
MOOSE LIGHT KINGDOM – “Parachute” (SoundCloud)
X&Y – “Secrets” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

Leave a comment

Filed under Album Reviews, Playlists, Single Reviews