Groover Playlist 71 | Less Talk, More Rock

Barry Paquin Roberge, Uğur Çoban, David Cairol & more great international artists.

Barry Paquin Roberge strut their stuff, Uğur Çoban takes you on a journey, David Cairol makes a connection, TmUnivers babies you — and those are just a few of 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, spend a few minutes with today’s fine finds. For the most part, they’re not a chatty bunch. Nothing wrong with that.


Barry Paquin Roberge | Hot Stuff (Wanna Play Rough)

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Disco.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “On their album Exordium to Extasy, Barry Paquin Roberge return with their colourful Soul Train-esque neo-disco palette. All while bringing a sense of community and infectious pleasure to pop creation, BPR offers an uninterrupted succession of groovy gems where electrifying guitar licks, party-pleaser synthesizers and fluttering flute shine.”

Uğur Çoban | Oy Oy Yarê

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: World.
THE TRANSLATED EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Uğur Çoban was born in 1987 in Paris. He began to familiarize himself with music from his mother’s womb. Indeed, he comes from a family very attached to their culture and to traditional Turkish and Kurdish music. His father, also from a family where music had an important place, accompanied his songs with a traditional instrument called “saz.” He was inspired by very great musicians such as Abdullah Papur, Davud Sulari, Ali Ekber Çiçek to improve his skills in this field. Uğur was lulled by the traditional songs that his father sang to him since his birth which, for him, was truly the key to his success. Uğur Çoban knows a precise science of rhythms, which he best uses on his music. Uğur doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. He plans to carry out other projects in the months and years to come.”

David Cairol | Building Bridges

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:David Cairol is a traveller, poet and musician who beautifully plays with words. No matter what the language, what is important to him are messages and people he meets. After two studio albums and hundreds of shows around the world, he’s back with a resolutely reggae new album, recorded in Jamaica with the greatest singers, musicians and producers of the island. His single Building Bridges features Brinsley Forde, leader and founder of the legendary group Aswad, and Var from the exceptional Inna De Yard band. His new album Vers(e) will be released this fall.”

TmUnivers | Baby

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am an independent artist looking to increase my visibility.”

Brandon Child | Time

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Just a Canadian dude trying to be a nice person and make music that hopefully people will connect with. I play a few instruments, sing from time to time, and largely don’t leave my apartment.”

WP | Stay + Jupiter

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Urban.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: None. Apparently, WP prefers to let his music do the talking.

Mariona | La Nuit, Le Jour + J’ai Besoin D’Amour

HOME BASE: France.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:La Nuit, Le Jour: One of my titles … I love it, I find it original. What do you think? J’ai Besoin D’Amour: In this period of heavy loneliness, a catchy pop song whose assumed lyrics bring back to the essential.”

Thrifty Malone | Six Hours Down The Road

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We like to tell stories through songs and this one is about a man who falls in with bad company.”

Dan Howls | Down And Out

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Blues-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia, Dan Howls made his live debut just five years ago. Drawing heavy influences from beloved artists like Tom Waits and The Black Keys, the music lends itself to a wild time and has seen the band play a range of festivals and support national headliners like Harts, The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Cedric Burnside and The Animals. Dan Howls’ latest release Down and Out takes a shinier, slicker approach to the band’s normally snarly, raucous alt blues-rock. “This single is the first time our band has actually had the means to do the track the justice we wanted to do,” says Dan. The track explores the waves of positive and negative thoughts you can have even in the most beautiful situations. It’s a deep dive into some of the duplicities you experience travelling, playing music and throughout life.”

Kipani | Admit Defeat

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Kipani is an artist in upstate New York. Admit Defeat is the first single release of the new year and it’s also the first release off her album Mediocracy, out everywhere this summer. This song is all about that overwhelming feeling that you just can’t get a break. It’s haunting in its arrangement and captures honest raw emotion. The crescendo towards the end evokes the final breaking point of just giving up and ultimately making peace with “admitting your defeat.” This is a unique heavier sound for the artist thanks to her awesome band who truly took this track to the next level!”

Shylio Graves | Panic Is The Reason I Started Drowning

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a artist from San Antonio. I engineer most of my own music. Panic Is The Reason I Started Drowning is my debut single. I have been working with various artist around Texas and am trying to spread farther. I have tons of music in the making and ready to go.”