Two years since their last album, "European," Swedish fourpiece Sambassadeur have returned. Available later this month, their double A-side release includes "Hours Away" and today's free download: "Memories." With bongos keenly introducing the beat and staccato strings following the breathy vocals, this song is playful to the end, even throwing in a good old-fashioned saxophone solo just to make sure nothing is missing. Make the most of a spare four minutes and take a listen.
Guitar, drums, Hammond organ, and a bluesy vocal: The Delta Routine clearly love their rock n' roll. Taken from their new album, "Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares," this track nods appreciatively at the likes of The Rolling Stones, Oasis, and The Strokes whilst ensuring they don't just sound like copycats. Fun and shamelessly danceable, "Don't Wanna Let You Down" is a song that begs for a boogie, so why not just give in and take a listen with our free download.
Trying to pin a genre to the music of Trainwreck Riders can prove difficult, and this track from their latest album "Ghost Yards" is no exception. Rock, country, punk and folk sounds are all present in "Gypsy Stealin'" and the band have made this combination work where others might have failed. Experience the healthy mix yourself by downloading and listening to the free track.
With a musical career spanning almost sixty of his seventy-five years, blues man Andre Williams has seen it all, and it would be easy (but foolish) to disregard him on the assumption that he can't possibly still offer anything new. His latest album "Life" might tread within familiar territory but his delivery and humor, plus the assistance of some notable musicians in his backing band, means that we are granted with something very special. Take a listen with this free track, "But'N."- Christopher Heppinstall
Featured on Dying Machines' debut EP "Nicht Sprachen," "Await You" is a track that gently guides you through with a progressive swell of echoes and effects in tandem with a few sparse and simple notes on a piano. The instruments gradually build up upon one another until the resulting sound becomes an enveloping, and beautiful, cinematic mix. Indulge yourself with this free download.
When members of several different bands come together to collaborate on a new project, the results can often feel disconnected and jarring: too many people wanting to achieve too many different things. But occasionally the right group of individuals join forces and manage to create something that feels crisp, contemporary and cohesive. "My Heart's A Joke" is a track which stands to prove that Immigrant Union is a band which fits the exception. Based in Melbourne, Australia, and featuring Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols amongst the six-piece line-up, their debut album of well-written country/blues-rock is due to arrive at the beginning of October. In the meantime, why not listen to this free track?
It's a brave move whenever a band decides to take a new direction. Perhaps it is braver still when the group began its three-album musical career before its members were even into their teenage years. Kudos, then, to sisters Asy and Chloe Saavedra who have turned their back on their previous work as Smoosh and begun a new project: Chaos Chaos. With a more mature sound that comes with both age and industry experience, "My Hands" (taken from next month's EP) is an indicator of where the girls' new experiment is going. See for yourself with this free listen!
Taking rock music and embedding it with hints of blues and country, Tennessee-based The Bohannons have created a mixture that has rarely been heard before. Coupled with an unusual subject matter, this track may well spark your curiosity and leave you keen to explore more of this band's "regionally-inspired" music. Take a listen with our free download.
From their imminent album "HELP ME!," this new single from The Sweet Serenades reaffirms their aptitude in creating gleeful indie-pop. Featuring a guitar-driven beat, a siren whistle, and a feature-vocal hitting bass notes that Johnny Cash would have been proud of, this track tops it all off nicely with a wonderfully danceable chorus. Start enjoying all they have to offer with this free download.
Soviet's Keith Ruggiero has been honing his craft for the past decade. His enthusiastic love of the electronic sound is apparent on this track from the film "Life Begins at Rewirement," which combines a deep synth bass with a lighter piano riff that drives it beyond ambiance and into bittersweet moments that may surprise you. Why not explore this tune for yourself with this free download?