Welcome to Weekly Round-Up No. 35! This week we feature debut releases by Labrose, Kelsy Karter, Baby FuzZ, Jetstream Pony and Amy Lawton. Enjoy the music!
Labrose – Disguise
A beautiful soul ballad by newcomers Labrose! The duo of vocalist Victor Perry and producer Alisdair Mason deliver a classic R&B song, that is both loveable and enticing. With a minimum of sounds, the instrumental backbone leaves the right amount of space for Perry’s crooning vocals. “Disguise” showcases a perfect balance between the two musicians’ talents.
Kelsy Karter – Out Of Drugs
Kelsy Karter‘s debut single sounds like it’s straight from the 1960s when ‘blue-eyed soul’ was a thing. The self-proclaimed rebellious Australian singer-songwriter seems to be out of touch with todays music and that’s a true blessing! “Out Of Drugs” features her emotional and expressive vocals that get support by a gritty guitar solo three-fourth through the song. Fantastic!
Baby FuzZ – Cig
Baby FuzZ is the new project by singer-songwriter Sterling Fox. On “Cig” he reflects on chasing the American Dream. His sweet voice contradicts the satirical lyrics, but leaving no doubt about his intentions. The music video with people smoking cigarettes cleverly adds to the satire. Brilliant indiefolk social commentary.
Jetstream Pony – Like You Less
Raw garage rock meets heavenly power pop melodies! With confidence and loads of energy the UK band Jetstream Pony debut with “Like You Less”, a song that echoes punk, surf rock, indiepop and shoegaze. Short and sweet. Simple and effective. That’s all a good pop tune needs to be!
Amy Lawton – Undone
UK singer-songwriter Amy Lawton is only 20 years old, but already she has a star team of songwriters and producers supporting her! Writing songs for years now, she is finally turning them into uplifting country pop songs. “Undone” is a debut to be proud of: personal, sophisticated, and utterly catchy.