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Featured Artist – Echo Black

These rockers haven’t been around for long (just over a year) but they are on the rise, with their music video for new single ‘Perfect’ featuring The Word Alive’s vocalist Telle Smith. Getting a genre heavyweight to feature on their single is so special and a great addition to the song and video. It’s like the early Noughties, brought into the 21st Century.
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Featured Artist – Malin Pappas

Instrumental music isn’t really covered too much, but Malin Pappas might just change that. At 23 years old, the Texas composer and producer has the world captivated at his piano skills, especially in his newest 3 track EP Knoons Volume 2ย where he mixes both jazzy feel-good piano with spacy meditative pieces.
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Featured Artist – The Strips

Starting in 2013 and performing in basements, Minneapolis rock band The Strips released their aptly-named Welcome To Our Basementย where their sound was first heard outside of these shows. They have definitely been on the rise over the last 3 or so years – and for good reason, you’ll have to take a listen to see what I’m talking about.
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Featured Artist – Average Mammals

The mid-west of America (more specifically Minnesota) is the birthplace of many great bands that have broken the rest of the country. Average Mammals have taken their hometown of Hibbing by complete surprise with their Indie-Rock music, hoping to get a larger outreach throughout the country and world.
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Featured Artist: Ko_Plune

Southampton, UK is home to lots of new musical talent, especially as there’s Southampton Solent University (a uni mostly dedicated to creative arts subjects) and a whole host of different venues to play across the city. Among that talent are Ko_Plune, a four piece experimental band who incorporate different, unique elements of Punk and Dance melodies to their acoustic music – a definite mix indeed.

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Featured Artist – Daytime Nightlife

DIY bands and music is becoming more common thanks to the internet and streaming services. One example of that very thing is Daytime Nightlife, a “renaissance rock band” from San Francisco who formed just last year, but have written, produced and released their self-titled debut album already.

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Featured Artist – Highland Kites

Painful experiences make up the messages of most songs, but the ultimate definition of this comes in the form of Highland Kites. Singer Marissa Lamar has spent most of her 20s dealing with Lyme’s disease, with writing and performing Indie music being her coping mechanism.
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