Tinnitist Groover Playlist 28 | Up From Down Under & In From All Over

Split the Atom, Oui Merci, Tanya George & more goodies from the Groover ranks.

Split the Atom pay up, Oui Merci dry up, Our Man In The Field slims down and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to 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 today’s globe-trotting finds, including a trio of Australian artists:


Split the Atom | Price To Pay

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Post-Hardcore.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “After a remarkable stint at the SYLAK Open Air, the group worked tirelessly on their new album Self-Denial, released in January 2019. You will discover an album which keeps this slightly dark and oppressive atmosphere which is their own, always rhythmic by rock ‘n’ roll riffs that reminds us of Every Time I Die or Gallows in its heyday. In recent years, they have shared the stage with groups such as Hot Snakes, In Other Climes, Black Bomb A, Raised Fist, L’Esprit du Clan, Clowns, and Birds in Row. This track came out over a year ago with the album, we made a music video for it.”


Oui Merci | Manquer d’eau

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The group Oui Merci is launching its first music video directed by the group and Jean-Benoît Duval. The clip recalls an ideal summer day with friends, against a background of humor, papier mache and WordArt, these exploded texts used to enhance our PowerPoint presentations in the early 2000s. The song evokes nostalgia for long summer days and employs Montreal indie-rock sounds. The piece is directed by Étienne Dupré (zouz, Mon Doux Saigneur, Klô Pelgag) and mixed by Jean-Bruno Pinard (zouz, Les Louanges, Laurence-Anne). The group is currently working on an EP which will be released in early 2021.”

Our Man In The Field | Thin (I Used To be Bullet Proof)

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Think of Our Man In The Field — AKA Alexander Ellis — as an independent correspondent, with his works dispatches from his travels. So classically crafted are Ellis’ songs that you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man In The Field somewhere before. He and his brilliant band of pedal steel, guitar, banjo, upright bass and drums (with fine harmony backing vocals) take inspiration from the alt-Americana and Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ryan Adams and Wilco. His own sound is indefinable yet familiar- its introspective, intimate and deeply soulful style stands comfortably alongside modern day artists Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy. This is a singlet from my album which will be released in September 2020. The album was recorded live without overdubs and with as little interfearance from technology as possible.”

Tanya George | My Hymn

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Electro-Soul.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Tanya George was born and raised in St Kilda, Melbourne’s ever-evolving arts and entertainment hub, and it shows; her evolutionary electro-pop takes the genre to innovative new heights. Whether performing a cappella with a vocal looper or surrounded by her dedicated band, she’s astounded countless audiences with her 4.5 octave vocal range. As a regular on the Australian festival circuit, Tanya has performed on a diverse range of stages. Earning her stripes as a sensation in the busking scene, Tanya has crafted and refined the art of combining elements of soul, jazz and pop, and delivers excellence through her unique and dynamic vocal looping setup. Her Normality EP is set to be released later this year, and is crafted solely from improvised vocal looping magic; Tanya elaborates “It was born purely on instinct, expression, and trust in my musical ability as a musician and a singer.” A pop, soul-electro ballad, My Hymn expresses that music can be a person’s sole purpose and was created whilst street performing. The film clip supports the track made up of footage taken by travellers from all over the world.”

WE Junior | It’s On You Pt.2

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Hip-Hop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “There are always going to be gates on your way!! It’s on no one else but YOU to unlock them and to bring the flavour!!! Music for your heart, body and soul!!!”

Jahlover | Do You Feel (Dresses Tu)

HOME BASE: France.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We are a new band with universal music (pop, reggae, zouk, smug afro, rock, hit hop etc)! We refuse musical barriers! here is our first single!”

Aurélie Billetdoux | The Path

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Parisian singer, songwriter and composer, multi-disciplinary artist. Native from Paris, living in United Kingdom at 20 and singing in the subways of London for a year as an experience. Following three years of studies in the Superior National Conservatory of Drama School in Paris, I decided to produce myself my first songs from Versailles (15 still ready to be produced). EP coming out in October.”

Terry Blade | The Widow

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Soul.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: Nothing. Terry Blade is apparently content to let his music do the talking. And no wonder.

Adrien Chevarie | Chanson Qui Veut Rien Dire

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “For me, the lyrics are as important as the music. I’m not trying to stick to a genre. Originality in pop music is not easy to achieve — you might think that everything has been done — but that’s what I’m aiming for. I would like everyone to hum my songs in the shower … I want to provoke feelings and thoughts. I like the squeaky humor. This song is an excerpt from my album Fantasme Tropical.”

Myoon | Shining Light

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Myoon is an independent French alternative duo. Two brothers creating catchy melodies over powerful electro sounds. A surge of light, emotions and energy. Shining Light “is the first track with vocals from our new album. It is a door that opens onto our universe. This song is a message of love, compassion and hope that reminds us that there is always a light in the dark, a gesture to pick us up in difficult times. This music is a tribute to all the heroes that we can meet during our life, starting with a father or a mother towards his child, two brothers between them, a love story. This song is a race towards the light.”

Montana Sharp | Greenhouse

HOME BASE: Australia.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “True to her name, the vibrant and quick-witted Montana Sharp has been serving up a delicious mix of classic rock and cinematic orchestral original music. Marrying her classical piano background with soaring powerhouse vocals, her highly anticipated EP BloodMoon is set to electrify and mystify all major music platforms later this year. ​Montana’s regal and romantic original music is regularly enjoyed at local Melbourne venues. Her raw and painfully honest songwriting has awarded her Best Original Song in the Fast Track Singing Showcase (2014), and afforded her the opportunity to perform at international venues in Europe and the US. After completing a double degree in Arts/Music at Monash (with distinction) in 2019, Montana has been working as a live performer and session musician, featuring on a myriad of EPs and albums across multiple genres.”

The Ten Ton Tinnies | Here’s To Drinking

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Listen to this while driving to a football game.”

Worakls | Macareux

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Known for his innumerable electro/melodic productions and his vibrant shows, Worakls is a composer above all. Raised in a family of musicians, he learned piano at the age of three and carried on with a conservatory education. He moved at a later age towards electronic music production, bringing to his sense of melody power and oneirism. He founded Hungry Music in 2013, a label recognized as one of the most influential in the French electronic music scene. Today, Worakls chooses to mix in these universes that inspired him, and freely express these influences and inspirations with the creation of his new label Sonate.”


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