I still regularly play “Bloodsucker,” the 2014 hit from Mozes and the Firstborn; I’ve been waiting for the group to replicate the joy of that song…and today seems to be the day. The Netherlands-based act just delivered a power rocker that’s bound to have you singing the chorus as your car speeds down the road, wind at your back. Give me hooks and chugging chords any day and I’ll be stoked on it. Sometimes the simplicity of pop rock just does it for you; you turn it up, you rock out with a toothy grin and the rest of the world is right. Give a listen won’t you.
I’ve always been a fan of Mozes and the Firstborn; I found their debut filled with these really great hooks…and just enough rock to keep me interested. Late last year they had a single with Marianne/What Am I Worth, both good rockers…but now I finally get to hear the other tracks, which I have yet to see anywhere else. These tunes illustrate the softer side of the band, almost ballads. I just keep playing them, however, so that means they have to be good, right? I’ll let you decide, but go grab the Marianne EP andenjoy a few new hits!
Prior to right this minute I knew not one thing about Netherlands based pop group Stillwave, but I’m looking to change that starting now. Our introduction to the band is this awesome and unique new single “What Have You”. What we have here is a brooding sort of pop song full of darkness and some extremely heavy vocals unlike any other you’ve likely heard before. I think you’d be hard pressed to find this interesting and delightful take on pop music anywhere else. Stay tuned as a new EP is apparently coming soon.
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You haven’t seen enough bands yet? Well, I’ve got another act that’s coming from over sees that I’d like you to keep an eye on, Amber Arcades. She’s making her way over here, her first visit to Texas from the Netherlands. Read on below and meet someone new, won’t you?
I have no idea what to really say about this single from St. Tropez, other than you’re going to love it…I hope. There’s this fuzzy riffage that opens the track, then sticks around to sort of propel the song forward energetically. But, in the vocals, there’s something, like a cross between BRMC and Brit-pop…maybe just a darkly tinged bit of indifference. The Dutch outfit got some love in the studio from Spring King, so you know people are taking note of their work already. This latest single just indicates that we’ve got more good things coming…hopefully more new tunes in 2016.
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