Groover Playlist 92 | Making Connections

Get up to speed with the latest and greatest tracks from around the world.

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RadioNight do it for free, Blandine are indispensable, Aldous are not scared of anything, An Early Bird worms his way in — and they’re not the only artists trying to make a connection in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) visit to my Tinnitist Top 150 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, get a load of these artists and songs:

 


RadioNight | You Can’t Buy My Love

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:RadioNight were born in Milan in 2012. Their mission is to write authentic rock songs with ’70s and ’80s influences. It may seem like a dream, but we are willing to sweat blood to achieve our goal — and to ensure that this kind of music doesn’t die.”


Blandine | Essentiel

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Blandine is an artist with two faces — French song and electronic music — who writes metaphorical poems and observations of a society she does not understand. Sometimes her music is solar and full of energy; sometimes it is lunar and melancholy, because Blandine is part of these two worlds. Essentiel is Blandine’s new song and the first preview of her upcoming album. It is a tribute to incomprehension — simple and beautiful, strong and moving.”


Aldous | Fear Time Is Over

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The duo Aldous were born in Brussels on March 12, 2021 — the day musician Daniel Martin and singer-songwriter Valerie Lemaitre released Fear Time Is Over. Aldous create original compositions with electronic sounds wrapped around vocal melodies. Some texts are deliberately political, others are human stories.”


Andrei Lucas | London Baby

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Soul / R&B.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:London Baby is a single from my debut album Paradise Passe. The track was inspired by the vibrance of London, and what it represents for the young people moving out to the big city. The story of the song follows the idea of a small-town boy/girl coming to the city to make it big and fighting to succeed in an unforgiving place. At the same time, the track is uplifting and is meant to become an anthem to the young people struggling to find their way, and trying to feel included.”


An Early Bird | Under My Skin

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Self-taught multi-instrumentalist An Early Bird  (Stefano De Stefano) has toured extensively across Europe, sharing stages alongside artists like Joshua Radin, Jake Bugg, Grant-Lee Phillips and others. With the pandemic making touring impossible, his most recent album Echoes Of Unspoken Words had a short life, so he recorded a new one — his third album Diviner, which will be released in summer.”


Isaiah Mclaughlin | Valley Of The End

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Isaiah Mclaughlin is an up-and-coming artist who burst onto the scene in 2019 with his debut single Venom. The rising singer-songwriter’s style has been described as “dark pop,” yet his authentic and creative compositional talent makes each of his releases unique in their own right. Writing, performing, producing and engineering all of his own music, Mclaughlin is very much the definition of a multi-talented artist.”


Low Hummer | The People, This Place

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Post-Punk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Low Hummer are a fast-rising six-piece from Hull that write about their life in deepest darkest East Yorkshire and their place in a world of consumerism and bad news stories sold as gospel. Daniel, Aimee, Steph, Jack, John and Joe came together from the far corners of the city’s tight-knit DIY community, established a regular rehearsal home in iconic DIY venue The New Adelphi Club and set about honing their righteous, danceable garage-rock before announcing themselves in late 2019 with their first fuzzed-up anthem Don’t You Ever Sleep. The People, This Place is a fast, urgent post-punk track that complains about the mundane. Over a driving bassline, punchy drumbeat and “keep breathing” chants, vocalist Dan Mawer performs an intense and anxious stream of consciousness about pressure, stress and excess. Low Hummer will release their debut album Modern Tricks Of Living on Sept. 17.”


Pastel Coast | Distance

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “From the shores of Boulogne-sur-mer, Pastel Coast look toward the sea. Quentin Isidore and his band surf the U.S. indie pop wave “à la française.” Pastel Coast return to unveil Distance, just two weeks before their second album Sun arrives June 4! With synths, clear guitars and a strong shiny energy, it delivers a perfect balance for the season to come.”


Juliette Ashby | Why

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Reggae-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The British, Billboard-charted artist Juliette Ashby, also known from the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, presents new songs on the album Why. In collaboration with the Swedish production duo Roots In A Jar, she creates bubbling magic in the form of appealing reggae songs with a vintage sound. Guest artists Aleks Syntek (Judge in The Voice, Mexico and U.S.A.), Carmen Pierri (winner of The Voice, Italy) and Daniel Lemma (Swedish gold-selling artist) make Why a song that will lay the foundation of your new favorite playlist.”


Hansom Ēli | Feel Golden

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “As spring gently knocks at our door, Hansom Ēli returns with two fresh tracks: Feel in collaboration with Bertholet (an Amsterdam lo-fi beatmaker) and Golden, featuring Niels Schack (a Danish-French snowboarder-turned-musician). With this blissful and uplifting EP, Hansom Ēli takes us once again on a soothing journey back to our roots: “When you come back home, And you look golden, I’ll be holding you like a flower.”


Stephanie | Disarm

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Raised in Corsica, Stephanie made a name for herself as a DJ in Paris but more recently focused on producing her own sound. The roots of her musical style are deeply entrenched in pop, house and ambient music. Disarm is an uplifting tonic for the soul and could not have come at a more fitting time, encouraging the letting go of fear. Stephanie’s grounded voice and the tender tones of the music take us on a liberating journey and remind us of what is important in life — to move beyond ourselves and embrace joy. It appears on her just-released EP Altar.”


Amy Lyhie | Superficial Night

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Combining acoustic guitar and a light and warm voice, Amy Lyhie’s music expresses a subtle mix of genres. Pop, folk, soul, rock and reggae influences are all present, bringing a freshness to the scene. Her debut album The Sunshine LP attracted the attention of several local venues and radio stations upon its release.”


Jupiter Flynn | Difficult Times

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jupiter Flynn is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter born in Amsterdam. She started composing short songs on the piano at the age of six, has lived in Tokyo, New York and Sydney, and is now based in Frankfurt. Jupiter Flynn just recorded four of her songs with producer Pola Roy (former drummer of one of Germany’s most successful bands, Wir Sind Helden) in his studio in Berlin. Her compositions are of a fragile, light-footed indie-pop quality, while her husky voice and dark coming-of-age lyrics form a strong counterpart that lends her work a captivating depth.”


Emblm | Darken My Doorway

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Emblm is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-insturmentalist from Manchester, based in London. Setting the scene of a five-hour night drive home, after a relationship gone awry (true story), Darken My Doorway is Emblm’s fifth single. The song features Emblm’s emotive pitch-shifted vocals and production, a sound world where soulful piano meets electronic music, as well as raw honest lyrics.”


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