Tinnitist Groover Playlist 14 | Keeping It Short & Sweet

Aurus, KNGT, Fatal Switch, St. Niklas and the rest of today's fine finds.

Aurus stands head and shoulders above the crowd, KNGT soldier on, Fatal Switch mix it up, St. Niklas hurts so good and more in today’s tidy list of submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) follow my Tinnitist Groover Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE. But first, check out the new goodies below:


Aurus | Scalp

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electro-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Aurus is a modern mirage. The embodiment of our contradictions. After the transgressive polyphony of the 3SomeSisters, Aurus aka Bastien Picot distilled his first EP Maloya from its roots in an orchestral and percussive pop setting reminiscent of Nakhane, Peter Gabriel or Woodkid. Aurus unveiled its first title Momentum in 2019 before performing in Reunion at SAKIFO and then as part of the Opus Pocus Festival, where he presented a polyphonic and ephemeral formation by surrounding himself with recognized artists of Reunion. In the fall of 2019, Aurus released The Abettors, a duet title with Sandra Nkaké illustrating an awareness of the painful awakening of a system taking the living for granted. Aurus released his new EP today. Scalp deals with the mental load and the burnout with which Aurus, hyperactive ascendant, has flirted more than once. The Scalp video, produced by Aurus himself, is a perfect illustration of this state of turbulence where implosion seems to be imminent.”

KNGT | Soldat

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Modern Rock.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Current international commercial rock tones in French for the very first time.”

Fatal Switch | Heartless

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Modern Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “If you are able to easily adapt to new sounds then Fatal Switch is the right match for you. A unique blend of Metal and Hip Hop has finally emerged and the audible culture shock is sure to attract a cult following of dedicated listeners who will champion this new found style of heavy guitars mixed with intricate storytelling. Ambassadors of intellect, Fatal Switch builds a universe in which the listener can escape reality much akin to watching a show or movie. Heavy, groovy, theatrical, hybrid and completely unique.”

St. Niklas | Even When It Hurts

HOME BASE: Norway.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:St. Niklas is the brainchild of the Norwegian producer/singer songwriter Niklas Nesset. Inspired by ’80s pop culture, his music combines nostalgic synths with references from modern pop.”

Chork | Old New Love

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Hailing from deepest, darkest Derbyshire, singer-songwriter Charlie Gibson, aka Chork, specialises in crafting no-nonsense rock-based superlative blues tunes which draws heavily from his love of the last few decades of British rock. Coming on the heels of the time when sadness and uncertainty stalk the atmosphere with a certain pandemic taking the shine off many human activities, someone forever loyal to his guitar still has cause to forge through the pain and released his self-produced debut solo single Old New Love today. Old New Love is one crunching emotionally charged song that touches on real-life experience — a broken relationship, a shattered dream and strangled happiness. The vibe on Old New Love is a modernised mix of rhythm with powerful hooks that carry real explosiveness and live-show grit. The smooth vocal harmonies and tremolo-like soaked-guitar tones, coupled with the occasional heavy bass drum and fast-pace beat rolling on intervals make this song a balanced, physically motivated groove anthem to roll with.”

Lesbian Speed Dating | No Other Thing To Do For Be Famous

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Lesbian Speed Dating is a group based in Montreal, built by three musicians: Lolita Poublanc on vocals, Sebastien Thorel on bass and Thomas Simon Saddier on guitar and vocals (and also a bit of sitar). The EP was recorded in Montreal in the Jarry district and released on the Swiss label Paroisse Records today.”

MYB | Getaway

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Michigan-born Scott Posada & Bryce Gray make up the Indie Pop group MYB. After meeting in a music lesson, the talented duo struck up a friendship and starting producing music together. Soon after, their self-mixed/produced/mastered EP Tame You was created. With a distinct sound, the duo blends shimmering synths, weeping electric guitars, bright acoustics, and Hip-Hop drums, that pull on your nostalgia and uplift your spirit. This is a track written while dreaming of not being stuck in quarantine. It’s a pop song with Latin drums, shimmering synths and weepy electric guitars.”