SONGS WE LOVED! 15-21 April 2024

An eclectic compilation of the most enthralling song releases sent our way lately!

Featuring Alberta Cross, Band Of Skulls, Tom Jenkins, Then Comes The Silence, Rebecca Lappa, Daughter Of A Drum, Ellorie McKnight, Jeffrey James, Creature Creature, Chris Connelly, Two Headed Horse, Sarah O'Moore, and Sean Lafontaine.

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Alberta Cross & Band Of Skulls - Born In Amazement

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Born In Amazement is like a burst of energy straight to the soul! Alberta Cross and Band Of Skulls teamed up again, and it's PURE magic. You can feel the alt-rock vibes pulsating through every beat, and it's impossible not to get swept up in the energy!

Listen to this as you're cruising down the highway with the windows down. It's like all the stress and chaos just evaporate into the air.

It's a song that sparkles up your day with its thunderous drumming and soaring vocals!

So, if you're looking for something to lift your spirits and inject some serious groove into your playlist, THIS is your song!

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Tom Jenkins - The Cruel Passing Of Time

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Tom Jenkins never fails to deliver deeply genuine emotion, and The Cruel Passing Of Time is no exception - it hits you right in the feels.

With guest vocals from acclaimed folk singer Katherine Priddy, they deliver a flawless performance, backdropped with gentle guitar strumming, only to take you on an emotional journey that is nothing short of soul-stirring.

You can feel every ounce of emotion pouring out of Jenkins as he lays bare the struggles of watching a loved one's health decline. It's hauntingly beautiful, and it hits close to home for anyone who's ever faced loss or hardship. 

The Cruel Passing Of Time is taken from Jenkins' latest album Meadow Part 2, which, trust me, you'll want to give the whole thing a listen - it's an experience you won't soon forget.

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Then Comes Silence - Stay Strange

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Get ready to be blown away by Stay Strange from alternative rock / post-punk trio Then Comes Silence, because this track is like a bolt of lightning straight to the heart!

With crunchy guitars, pulsating drums, and vocals that scream rebellion, it's like a shot of pure energy straight to your veins, leaving you pumped up and ready to conquer the world.

And when that chorus hits, it's like a battle cry for all the outsiders and non-conformists out there. 

So, crank up the volume, embrace your inner rebel, and let it remind you that being different is what makes you truly badass.

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Rebecca Lappa - Deep Water

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Deep Water by singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa strikes a deep chord with its sublime vocals and story behind it, pulling us into a rollercoaster of emotions.

Lappa takes us on this deep dive into the heart of a toxic relationship - a ride you won't soon forget.

It's a story that hits close to home for many, but through her compelling vocals, Lappa turns Deep Water into an anthem of strength and empowerment, reminding us that amidst the pain, there's this undeniable strength shining through.

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Daughter Of A Drum - HEAL ME

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Daughter Of A Drum, the brainchild of Aoife McAtamney, brings a breath of fresh air to the music scene with her debut single HEAL ME. 

With gorgeous vocals that draw you in, and evocative lyrics that narrate a spellbinding tale of pain and transformation, HEAL ME becomes the ticket to healing.

The music is a magical blend of contemporary sounds - a masterpiece of contrasts, holding both pain and peace just like Aoife describes. 

Just let its sound wash over you.

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Ellorie McKnight - Trivial

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Stepping into Ellorie McKnight's world with Trivial, the first track from her upcoming EP Equinox feels like entering a dreamy landscape painted with serene vocals and dreamlike instrumentation.

As the song unfolds, I find myself drawn into a world where emotions reign supreme, each note a gentle reminder of the significance of even the smallest moments in life.

Trivial sets the stage for what promises to be an enchanting musical journey, and I can't wait to hear more from Ellorie McKnight.

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Jeffrey James - Day by Day

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Jeffrey James' Day by Day is like a musical cup of sunshine, a radiant burst of positivity that sets the perfect tone for the day ahead.

Collaborating with John Davidson and The Brummies' Jacob Bryan, Day by Day is a delicious cocktail of dazzling indie-pop vibes and radiant vocals that'll leave you uplifted and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

So, hit play and let the good vibes wash over you – it's the perfect soundtrack for starting your day on a high note!

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Creature Creature - YOUNGSTARS!

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YOUNGSTARS! by pop-punk outfit Creature Creature is a fiery anthem bursting with energy and vibrancy, propelling you into a world of excitement and rebellion, just like the unstoppable spirit of youth.

With soaring vocals over a backdrop of crunchy guitar lines, Creature Creature boldly challenge stereotypes and celebrates the unbridled passion of young souls fighting against the odds.

So crank up the volume and let the powerful and lively vibes of YOUNGSTARS! put a shot of adrenaline straight into your heart.

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Chris Connelly - Fini Chagall 

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Fini Chagall from Chicago's alternative musician Chris Connelly's latest album The Lives and Loves of the Serial Homesick, Vol. 1 feels like stepping into a nostalgic reverie.

With smooth vocals gliding over gentle instrumentation, the song envelops you in a cocoon of tranquility, transporting you back to a time of innocence and simplicity. It's like a journey through the hazy corridors of memory, where each note is a brushstroke painting scenes of bygone days. 

This is utterly immersive, and amidst our chaotic life, it's exactly what we need to open a portal to the quiet corners of our minds. 

Be sure to listen to the full album here.

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Two Headed Horse - Shimmer

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In Shimmer by indie-folk outfit Two Headed Horse, layered guitars and celestial piano take center stage, with the smooth vocals tangling beautifully to form a dreamlike melody that is nothing short of exhilarating. 

Inspired by personal experiences and reflections, Shimmer recounts a journey between reality and myth, leaving us pondering the meaning of looking back and the stories we find woven within our memories.

With their upcoming debut EP I'm Not Hidden on the horizon, Two Headed Horse set the stage for what promises to be an intoxicating sonic journey. 

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Sarah O'Moore - Troubled Mind

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Troubled Mind drew me in, almost like stumbling upon a hidden gem in a bustling city.

Sarah O'Moore's voice is a rare find in today's music landscape, a voice that stands out amidst the noise. Rich and jazzy, reminiscent of jazz legends yet entirely her own, it commands attention from the first note, each lyric becoming a whispered secret shared between the artist and listener.

Taken off of her debut EP Social Paralysis set for release on May 28th, Troubled Mind is just a glimpse into the compelling exploration of contemporary narratives inspired by James Joyce’s "Dubliners".

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Sean Lafontaine - Smolder

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A fiery explosion of rock majesty! Sean Lafontaine's guitar work in Smolder is nothing short of a blazing inferno, with each riff a fiery whirlwind of passion and intensity.

It's like being caught in a relentless storm, the guitar lines crashing against each other like waves against a rocky shore.

Make sure to listen to Lafontaine's full instrumental EP Thorn, Sliver, Smolder for the complete rock experience!

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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