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Groover Playlist 68 | All Special, No Comeback

March Mallow, Taco Theory, Lewca, Cooper Gabriel and more artists to meet today.

March Mallow bring a little summertime to winter, Taco Theory take to the air, Sun Tailor is on a losing streak — and we’ve only just begun to sample 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 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 finds:


March Mallow | Summertime

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:March Mallow resurrect the music of Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday, offering a real immersion in the authentic atmosphere of New York clubs of the 1940s. On Feb. 19, March Mallow will release new album called A Journey in Time. Summertime is their new single.”

Taco Theory | La Bandoulière À L’Air

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Punk.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Taco Theory is a humorous punk project led by Guillaume Laliberté of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Inspired by The Ramones, Descendents, Bad Religion and other punk bands from the ’90s, he has released more than six albums and EPs in three years. D’La Musique Dans Un Bol is the latest.”

Sun Tailor | Losing Days

HOME BASE: Israel.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Arnon Naor, best known by his stage name Sun Tailor, is a singer, songwriter & producer from Tel Aviv. He has released two albums under that name and his third will be released this year. Losing Days is the third single from the disc. It was mixed by Daniel Anglister (Lola Marsh, Asaf Avidan) and features Ran Jacobovitz (Noga Erez) on drums, and Daniel Sapir on bass. The video was filmed in Tel Aviv during Lag Baomer, a Jewish holiday known for its huge bonfire rituals. It features the actress Dikla Sachs.”

Luc Boyer | Passe, Le Temps

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A French songwriter and musician from Quebec, Luc Boyer has played all the instruments on his latest album On A Besoin De Nous. He started playing music (drums and guitars) at the age of 12. He hasn’t stoped ever since. He has run a music school, been a choir director, and now owns a recording studio in Montreal. He says Passe, Le Temps is “probably the most upbeat song of the album and according to my fans, it’s a catchy song … I’m real proud of it! You’ll find influences of Coldplay, Arcade Fire and Pink Floyd.”

Aurus | Momentum

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Aurus is a modern mirage. The embodiment of our contradictions. Bastien Picot’s latest EP distills and transforms his hometown musical style Maloya into a pop, orchestral and percussive space reminiscent of Nakhane, Peter Gabriel or Woodkid. It include the single Momentum.”

Danyell | Dead Planet

GENRE: Modern Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My name’s Danyell. I’m a self-product artist, singer and guitar player.”


Icare Vertigo | Ma Place Pour Mars

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Icare Vertigo’s debut album, produced by B. Green (Miossec, Matmatah) will be released on March 5. They say: “The video for Ma place pour Mars seems to be in tune with the moment. We are in search of the discoverers. We hope to get you on board.”

Hum Hum | Monkey Song

HOME BASE: France.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Including Sophie Verbeeck (lyricist, singer and actress of Belgian origin) and BT93 (composer and musician) — aka the Parisian pop duo Hum Hum. The duo’s debut album Traversant will be released on June 4. Monkey Song has an electro base, a loud bass, a funky guitar, all produced by Frédéric Lo and recorded with the help of touring musicians of Étienne Daho. It’s cheerful pop designed to reconnect with the dance floor. The clip, shot on a magnificent wild beach in Camargue (Mediterranean) with Mélanie Coumes from the Camarkas equestrian theater and her horse Samuraï, exudes a strong feeling of freedom and endless possibility. The presence of animals and the confrontation between the wild and civilization are constants in the iconography of Hum Hum.”

Andy Razafi | Welcome Cyberblues

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Andy Razafi is from Madagascar. After growing up in the Ivory Coast, he spent his first two years in Montreal drawing inspiration from different styles and collaborating with a number of musicians. Welcome Cyberblues is an introduction to his new musical era.”

Loiseau | Before I Become Insane

HOME BASE: Switzerland.
GENRE: Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Sébastien Loiseau has just released his first album My Obsession. Influenced by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and other music from the ’70s, it is tinged with funk, pop and jazz influences, as revealed on tracks such as Before I Become Insane. Loiseau says: “The atmosphere created in Before I Become Insane makes it one of the most atypical tracks of the album My Obsession. The groove/bass/drums/piano releases space for the guitar’s riff and for the catchy lyrics throughout the verses. All this wrapped with pop, jazz and rock influences that prevail in the chorus.”

Ormiston | Rebel

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Born into a bilingual Montreal family, Ormiston was raised around female musicians and grew up with a strong sense of melody. He is working on his first album, slated for spring. Rebel is a song about turbulent relationship between lovers. Bringing together uptempo elements of indie-pop, chillwave, yacht rock and electro-disco, the Canadian native delivers the antithesis to a year and bad news with this golden slice of audible joy. With this first single, Ormiston explores the sound of coastal beach tones mixed with indie pop. Think Toro Y Moi meets MGMT, and you’ve got a good sense of what Ormiston is all about.”

The Wildwood Family | Une Dernière Fois

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Country-Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A country-folk cover band playing songs from the ’30s to today. This is the very first single of The Wildwood Family — a cover of a classic by Gerry Boulet.”

Cooper Gabriel | Sorry I Fucked Your Mum

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Syhth-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m from Paris, I’m 23 years old, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter. I am passionate about music!”

Lewca | Back From The Dead

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Lewca was born in a squat in Brixton. By age 19 he was living in a squat in Paris. Go figure … After studying fine art and dabbling in film, he started making music just before he was too old to die young. His influences range from class A drugs to expensive rum, and also The Clash, The Streets, Ian Dury, Eminem, Tom Waits and whoever is making decent music. He currently lives in Normandy, has three kids, a mortgage and a semi-domesticated hedgehog named Sonic. Says Lewca: “This an Ian Dury, Withnail & I, Rolling Stones-inspired laid-back semi-classic rock number from my first EP 3 Kids & a Mortgage.”

Myyora | Run

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Deep House.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Born in London with roots in France, The Congo and England, Myyora is full of quiet contradictions. She splits her time between edgy urban London and an eco-friendly garden centre in Provence, getting her manicured nails dirty in the earth. Music has forever been the essence of her life. A songstress of the soul, Myyora blends the different musical aspects of her mixed heritage and travel experiences, creating poetic, nature-inspired music and reverberating dance numbers, subtly traversing genres as she goes. Myyora says: “This song has been my passion project through the last months. A lot of work was done behind the scenes. I tried different stuff and put a lot of passion, love and energy into this one.”

Eric & Simon Beaudry | Comme La Neige

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Originally from St-Côme, the Beaudry Brothers launched the album Le Sort Des Amoureux in 2007. Since then, Éric Beaudry has been a member of La Bottine Souriante for 19 years and De Temps Antan for 16 years. Simon Beaudry is a member of the world-renowned Le Vent du Nord. After evolving in their respective bands over the past few years, they are making a comeback as a duo to offer this beautiful winter song with country-folk flavors.”

Drop Of Water | Le Monde Est Grand

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Drop of Water is a French singer-songwriter, composer and producer from Cannes, now based in London. Mainly inspired by the sea and the beauty of nature, she tends to immerse the listener into her colourful and atmospheric universe. Texture is the most important characteristic of her electronic /chill/pop/soul/folk creations.”