Category Archives: Introducing

Introducing…Elephant Kind

Elephant Kind started in mid 2013. In early 2010 Bam Mastro, also known as Bam, began exploring Western Australian Music scenes. Moving back to Jakarta Bam started developing his career as a musician. His project with Neonomora led him to meeting John, Bayu and Dewa who then joined Elephant Kind.

Elephant Kind have shared a comeback single, ‘Rockstar’, the first product of their new signing to Mola Records. The trio originated in Jakarta but are now based in London, moving continent to immerse themselves in a fresh environment. Their new single is the first result of this transition and is an effective reintroduction to the band after their 17-month absence.

Introducing…Anxious

The young Connecticut band Anxious comes from the hardcore scene, but the band’s music isn’t really hardcore. Instead, Anxious specializes in a sort of revved-up melodic emo that sometimes comes out as full-on pop-punk. (Title Fight are a clear influence.)

Anxious have released a new song. It is called “Where You Been” and is out digitally via Run For Cover Records. Anxious are currently touring the US with Oso Oso and released their album Little Green House earlier this year. Check out the song below.

Introducing…BERWYN

Trinidad-born and Romford-raised rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, BERWYN, has had a busy couple of years. Since his 2020-released project DEMOTAPE/VEGA, the musician has gone on to grab a top-three spot in the BBC’s Sound Of poll, while also grabbing a Mercury Prize shortlist and an NME Award.

And while the artist is constantly seeking musical inspiration from his relationship with Trinidad — listen to records such as “Money Comes and Money Goes” for proof of that — and his struggles with visa issues that have shadowed him since the age of nine, BERWYN has now gone back home for his introspective new single, “Path to Satisfaction.”

Introducing…BLOW

Having introduced themselves with the release of debut EP ‘I’ in 2015, French electronic pop group BLOW have continually impressed with their eclectic and soulful sounds. Since then, the group – comprising Quentin Guglielmi (vocals), Thomas Clairice (bass), and Jean-Etienne Maillard (guitar) – went onto release their debut album ‘Vertigo’ in 2018 and are in the process of rolling out their long-awaited sophomore album this year. Recent singles ‘Full Delight’ and ‘One Life’ offer quintessential BLOW vibes lead singer Guglielmi’s graceful tones sweep across the breezy soundscapes with ease.

Introducing…These New South Whales

These New South Whales—the band—are one of Australia’s most revered punk acts. But they also make groundbreaking comedy TV, and they star in it. Real band on stage, real band on record, heightened alter-ego band on screen.

These New South Whales’ first two LPs, You Work For Us and I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do, were charged with the same frenetic energy that defines their live show, winning critical praise and legions of global fans who resonated with their powerfully physical and incisive brand of punk. 

Ahead of the release of their new album ‘TNSW’ on 18th November via Damaged Records, These New South Whales are giving us our latest taste of what to expect, sharing new track ‘Under The Pressure’.

Introducing…Sam Austins

Backed by a genre bending sound Sam Austins is an artist that needs to be on your radar. Sam Austins makes music in the service of one thing: a desire to communicate. Creating immersive and genre-fluid sonic worlds as conduits for his stories about growing up between the Michigan suburbs and the roaring city of Detroit, Austins’ music buzzes with a propulsive energy and has been described by Pusha T as “a mix between ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and Prince”.

Sam Austins has shared his latest release, the new single ‘Matador’, which expands his journey into the world of pop hits. Fusing alt-pop and R&B with his authentic tales and informed style, the track throws the concept of bullfighting into the arena of romance.

Introducing…Thom Southern

Thom initially rose to prominence as one half of sibling duo MMODE, alongside his sister Lucy Gaffney. After sharing stages with the likes of Bill Ryder-Jones, The Coral, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Hudson Taylor, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Kooks, the pair decided to focus on their own solo projects.

Following a string of acclaimed singles over the last two years, Thom Southern makes his triumphant return with ‘She’s So Precious’, his first release of 2022. Incorporating elements of shoegaze and traditional indie-rock, ‘She’s So Precious’ offers a promising taste of what to expect from Thom’s self-produced debut album, Plaza.