Nashville powerpop singer-songwriter Nick Flora is set to release his new album Futureboy in one month. As a great way to both drum up support and bring him closer to his fanbase he’s put together a great little collaborative video for the catchy tune “Take It From the Top” that features not only himself, but other fans around the world chipping in with their own lip-synch clips.
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Hilariously masquerading as a sampler, Bubbling Up From Underground: The State of the Art-Rock Pt 1 is in actuality a collection of wide-ranging tunes helmed by veteran punk bassist Steve “Trash” Fishman and featuring a host of guest musicians including Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Pamela Hitchinson (The Emotions).
Children of an Irish folk musician father and a Parisian mother, siblings Emma and Tom Hamilton already have a long history as musicians, with Tom producing Emma’s 2012 jazz album La Musique. After an extensive tour with Australian jazz artist Tommy Emmanuel, they decided to become a duo, the Hamiltons were created, and now they have a brand new single, the retro-swinging jazz pop tune “Paranoid”, ready for release next month. Which, as luck would have it, you can listen to below.
Far from your average teenager, Victoria Celestine grew up in France as well as San Antonio, Texas—how’s that for a contrast?—and after developing her prodigious musical talents was discovered by Strokes producer Gordon Raphael at a local open mic night. Since then her collaboration with producer Blake Harnage has yielded her terrific debut single “Wasted Tears” and now the new single and video “Something More”, which is even better.
Citing such influences as the Lumineers, One Republic, and Andy Grammer, Phoenix band Luxxe serve up their own brand of folk pop on their upcoming debut EP One. A fine example is the track “Entomologist”, which taps nicely into the summer alternative festival circuit nicely, with its pleasant acoustic arrangements and AM radio-friendly hooks.