Groover Playlist 185 | November Reign (Part 2)

Mark Welles, Dark Capricorn Rising, Cameron Lacimosa & more acts you should know.

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Mark Welles take the easier route, Dark Capricorn Rising build it and hope they don’t come, Cameron Lacrimosa kids around 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) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 200 playlist HERE, or 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, go HERE. But first, spend some qluality time with these deserving artists:

 


Mark Welles | Easier To Know

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Mark Welles is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who got sidetracked by a corporate career. With the onset of a global pandemic and the birth of his daughter, he took advantage of more time at home to focus on music. The result is his debut album It Started Last Fall, a rootsy Americana-influenced modern-folk album anchored by acoustic guitar, consisting of 11 original songs about love, setbacks and moving forward. Mark self-produced the album and played all the instruments on the tracks.”


Dark Capricorn Rising | Battlefield Of Dreams

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Hard Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Dark Capricorn Rising formed in 2018 and have released one CD — In the Force of the Blast — along with the Equinox EP and six singles. The band consist of Rick Young (producer, songwriter, lead guitar, bass, background vocals), Rocky Di lacovo (drums) and Justin Williams (songwriter, lead vocals). We are a very heavy rock band out of Canton, Mich. We’ve been described as “Black Sabbath on steroids.” We are powerful but artistic. Our production is supreme. You can hear every word of every song.”


Cameron Lacrimosa | When I Was A Kid

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I love making music and listening to music all the time. I always try to immerse myself into new sounds and styles. That helps me get new ideas for my own music. Music is a powerful tool. With it you can awaken something in heart and minds. With my upcoming album, I’m trying to make people feel something they wouldn’t feel normally. I’m trying to express myself by creating something bizarre that can resonates with people. Something that can help them continue living and keep going forward.”


Tupal | Await

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “In total immersion, Tupal sends us back to our own abysses with his progressive and transcendent melodies. An electronica that soothes and whispers in our ears, by which we let ourselves be guided with confidence. After long months of absence, Tupal is back with his new single Await. Await is an original instrumental track set in a pop universe with great inventiveness. It is the first extract from his upcoming EP Loading.”


Mark J Soler | Red Lingerie

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an independent artist, multi-instrumentist, songwriter,  singer and producer of my material. Ten years in the U.S. deeply influenced my musical culture. My sources of inspiration sources are multiple, nourished by popular, blues, rock, country, electro, jazz and classical. This song is the story of an enchanted encounter with a pretty woman. The song is a bit long, so I tried to make the instrumental part attractive with rich sounds and a change of tone that fits with the change this encounter brought to my life. It’s my story but it can be the story of anybody who has had the chance to meet love.”


Ed Polly | Hand Of Fate

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am hoping to reach out to audiences who share my passion in music.”


Laughing In Slow Motion | Safest Sound

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is a passionate song, written about the frustration of never knowing what is enough — the constant struggle to find yourself as an artist, and the hope that things make you continue to strive and be hungry, in order to keep creating great art. So many of us struggle with imposter syndrome each and every day, being our own worst enemies, while at the same time it seems that everyone with a social media account thinks they are a talent worth watching and pursuing. Meanwhile, the people who spend thousands of hours developing a real talent and/or sets of skills being overlooked and dealing with the mental anguish of watching such garbage gain popularity, further degrading the very fabric of society.”


Olivier Metayer | I Won, You Lost

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:I Won, You Lost is my second song. The song has been magnified by Devin Brunel’s lead vocals and harmonies. This song was inspired by a friend who has been able to overcome a very toxic relationship. The song is dedicated to her and to all women who have had such painful and dangerous experiences.”


Mike Schu | Thin Ice

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Mike Schu is a German singer-songwriter and guitar player who has been performing live music of many different genres — blues, soul, funk, country, bluegrass, rock ’ n’ roll, folk, Americana — for more than 40 years. Mike also loves to slap the bass, pick the banjo, do some sliding on the square-neck dobro, blow the harp or rock his lovely cigar-box guitar. About four years ago he set up his own home studio and has been composing, arranging, recording, mixing, mastering and producing his songs since then. Since 2020, he has also been a member of Wild Wood, a German band committed to handmade, groovy, earthy, laid-back soul and funk.”


Keith Mosfet | Antivax Diss Track (Fuck The Climate Change Deniers Too)

HOME BASE: Netherlands.
GENRE: Garage-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Keith Mosfet has been on a journey of self-discovery through travel. Now calling Amsterdam home, Keith’s solo act has evolved into a band over the past years and will be renamed The Mosfets. Clearly heard in their music are indie-rock influences like Beck, MGMT, Violent Femmes, Jack White, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Cage the Elephant, but with their own unique, psychedelic twist.”


Bad Blood | Every One Of My Demons

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I developed an interest in music at age 16 when Oasis ruled the U.K. scene. I decided I wanted to try my hand at guitar and songwriting. I started up a  band in Newcastle, then moved to London and started teaching songwriting, which allowed me to invest in decent recording equipment. After being introduced to Livingstone Brown, I took my demos to his studio, where we recorded five tracks. This is one of them.”


Circle The City | Introspection

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Prog.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Introspection is a song about self-reflection and learning to accept ourselves. The music is heavily influenced by math/prog-rock elements with a touch of jazz, an ample amount of melody and thought-provoking lyrics — a weird and wonderful melting pot of sounds.”


Alexey Sobolev (aka Crazy Owl) | Other Side

HOME BASE: United Arab Emierates.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a traveler, photographer, beatmaker and producer. My favorite cities are Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, London and Reykjavik. I was born in 1979 in Moscow and currently live in Dubai. Today I’m sharing my latest track Other Side — a viby house song that’s a perfect fit for any EDM playlist. I hope you will like the energy.”


PIB | To Your Heart

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:PIB is a French producer and animal lover. He takes inspiration from his daily life spent between the suns of Barcelona and Ibiza. He donates most of his streaming royalties to charities that support dogs and cats and recently sent a 22-tonne truckload of kibble to pet shelters in Ukraine. “To Your Heart is my new production, dedicated to my best lover after my dogs: Music. I suffer from misophonia (hate of certain sounds), which can make life very difficult. There is at the moment no cure and its only music that saved me to have a normal life. This is my tribute to it!”


Alexandre Duguay | Immobile

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This contemplative piece is the first single from my album Absences. I talk about the difficulty in connecting with the outside world, because sometimes reality seems veiled, even inaccessible.”


Alannah Chapman | Keep It Classy (ft. Drea)

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Alannah Chapman is one of the most-exciting emerging artists pushing alternative R&B and hip-hop beats. In Alannah’s musical existence, three things reign supreme — writing, playing and sharing her unique and addictive style. She is inspired by a diverse array of artists including Bruno Major, Hope Tala, Greentea Peng, Conor Albert and Noga Erez. Hailing from Perth, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist just released her commanding new single Keep It Classy, featuring Drea. The listener is taken on an intimate trip through her thoughts using lush harmonies and cheeky raps about feel-good moments to cherish in new relationships. She says: “If everything is perfect, things would get a little boring, so let’s keep everything classy, messy and sexy!”


Gabriel | Another Level

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is a track with high vibrations that can be felt through the instrumental and vocals. I am always trying to make songs that promote some type of elevated emotion and healing. In this case the spiritual self is rising to Another Level.”


Overlap | Flight 608

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We are a Quebec City rock band that blends elements from alt-rock, hard rock and punk. Flight 608 is our first single. It was inspired from the ’90s rock and post-grunge. We know it’s not the most popular genre right now, but we’re convinced there’s a solid audience out there.”


Craig Oram | 212 (Remix)

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a self-taught producer and tune hunter in Scotland. I mix and master all my music by myself. This is my remix of Azealia Banks212. It is powerful, crunchy, acidy and ready to be blasted out.”


Michael O. | Japa

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Afrobeats.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Born in the U.S. with Nigerian roots, singer-songwriter and producer Michael O. (Michael Odokara-Okigbo) is releasing his newest single Japa, which means “to flee” in Yoruba slang, in reference to the many Africans being forced to seek a better life in the western world. The track serves as a unifying anthem, encouraging people of all backgrounds to return and tap into their ancestral lineage. Co-Produced by Harvey Mason Jr., Japa is the lead single on Michael O.’s upcoming EP.”


GBO | Gone Too Soon

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I have lost many great friends and people close to me, and this song is about remembering them and being inspired by them.”


H2SO4 | White Light (Original Mix)

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Synth-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My relationship with H2SO4 first began when I edited a fanzine down at the S16 studio complex. You’ve heard of Andy Warhol’s Factory? Imagine an English version with an unemployed decorator in the place of Warhol, rapidly aging buffoons in place of The Velvet Underground and a mad hippy with arty pretensions in place of Nico. I was typing away, trying to avoid eye contact with any of the poseurs, ponces and pretend pop-stars, when my ears pricked up. The small studio next door was a dark, freezing little whole which housed their small indie label. As I sat there, frozen and listening intently, I could hear a fantastic sound thumping through the wall. I rushed and crashed through the door. The label people looked like Middle East hostages seeing daylight for the first time in years. Crouching in the corner were a gaggle of shifty souls who I came to know as H2SO4. White Light is sort of an indie/dance/rock thing.”


Musicismost | Call Me

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Musicismost are a new high-energy punk band from Chiswick, formed in the summer of 2020.”


Kiki Cubb | A Cry For Help

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I was born in France, where I started studying the piano at age nine. I then moved to the U.S.A., where I compose on a 100-year-old Steinway. I am inspired by composers such as Rachmaninoff, Hans Zimmer, Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, John Williams and John Barry. My music has been described as romantic, highly emotional and cinematic. A Cry For Help is a very emotional piece inspired by the tragedy in Uvalde.”


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