Bio: South London’s Big Pagoda features vocalists Matthew Howes and Matthew Osborne, guitarist Joe Pym and drummer Toby Hayter. The quartet played in various bands together in their early 20s and formed Big Pagoda in 2017 after the two Matthews found themselves writing moody electronic shoegaze in a house share in Ealing. Big Pagoda released their debut collaboration with up and coming Producer Duncan Pym in July 2018.
Track: So Uneasy
Why We Like It: It’s a chilled glistening number laced with ethereal guitars soaring and gliding over punchy delicate drums and lush breezy soundscapes. The airy guitars jab and weave through the delicate sweet melody adding flickers of scintillation and a stinging zest to this buoyant gem. The soft vocals and rich rhythmic bounce teamed with glossy guitar injections create a gripping immaculate quality as this vibrant track provides a lush easy listening experience with a snappy darkly coated undertone.
You Can Follow Big Pagoda on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/bigpagodamusic/
Stream ‘So Uneasy’ below
Jesse Jo Stark
Genre: Alternative Rock
Bio: Los Angeles-based rock artist Jesse Jo Stark has released her highly anticipated debut EP Dandelion. The album was written and produced by Jesse Jo, her guitarist Thomas Hunter and Dan Taylor (The Heavy). Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) also makes a special appearance on guitar for the lead track, “Dandelion.” Her last 5 singles – “Down Your Drain,” “Driftwood,” “April Flowers,” “Deadly Doll” and “Fire of Love” – have generated over 1 million Spotify plays and earned praise from fans and critics alike. Jesse Jo has also secured her place as an emerging voice in rock with her scorching live shows, opening for Guns N’ Roses, Jane’s Addiction, headlining her own month-long residency at The Echo in Los Angeles and supporting indie darlings Sunflower Bean on a six-date domestic tour.
Why We Like It: It’s an enticing haunting track that glides on a bluesy tone with lush country twangs, subtly lamenting behind some classic rock n’ roll elements. Jesse’s mesmerising vocals softly coo and entice, delicately caressing the dreamy brooding melody while a soft beat and warm toned guitars keep the anthemic backdrop with a cinematic crescendo build. Slightly eerie and mysterious this track is emotive and melodically seductive with a hint of Fleetwood Mac in the background.
You Can Follow Jesse Jo Stark On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/jessejostarkofficial/
Watch the video for ‘Dandelion’ below
Bio: California-based Margot Polo is the solo project of David Provenzano,singer/guitarist of Fialta and Sherwood.As a solo artist and producer, Provenzano leans even further into the world of the electro-synth pop, turning to 90s and early-2000s pop and R&B for inspiration while ditching the philosophical in favor of fun, tongue-in-cheek lyrics.In summer of 2017, he released a series of singles to Spotify and iTunes.
Track: Dance With Me
When asked about the lyrics, Provenzano admits that the song is about the night he met his wife at a bar, where his band at the time was playing. “I remember thinking whoa, this is a really cute girl,” he recalls. “I was totally thrown off my game. I was so awkward; I didn’t even ask for her number. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if I had been more confident in that moment, what would it be like to be one of those guys who can just walk up to a girl and say ‘Fuck it, I like you. Let’s make something happen!’ The song is me rewriting that night from that guy’s perspective.”
Why We Like It: It’s a slinky funky track dripping in swagger and infectious grooves that make you want to get up and dance. Flashing synth swirls add a euphoric vibe while sticky beat slaps and jangly guitar injection provide that feet shuffling zealousness that floods the track with vibrancy and zesty refreshing vibes. Its a catchy number full of charisma and charm with a smooth melody and crisp clean production.
You Can Follow Margot Polo On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/margotpolomusic
Stream ‘Dance With Me’ below
Genre: Indie pop
Bio: London based indie-pop trio Old Swing formed in 2016 and hit the ground running, releasing their anthemic, synth-soaked debut single ‘Time’. Produced by Sam Winfield (Fickle Friends, Amber Run) the track premiered following an interview on BBC Introducing with high acclaim. Following the release, they went on to play a long string of gigs across the UK, including O2 Academy shows, supporting indie favourites ‘Sports Team’ and Canada’s ‘The Dears’ on tour
Why We Like It: It’s a refreshing glucose filled guzzle of indie pop that bursts with fruity synth swirls over a vibrant sticky beat and velvety smooth vocals. This breezy number slaps, hops and grooves with rich luscious soundscapes while glazing a delicious creamy melody over the top to add a delightful heavenly layer to this toothsome delight. It’s catchy with exhilarating guitar jangles throughout to add a nice edge and refreshing bite to this dreamy track.
You Can Follow Old Swing On Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/oldswingmusic/
Stream ‘Wonder’ below
Genre: Alternative rock
Bio: Rising alt-rockers FEVA storm back into the limelight with gripping new single Uneasy, furthering their reputation as one of the North East’s biggest emerging indie talents. The Newcastle quartet have already clocked up impressive supports alongside Anteros, Baby Strange and The Pale White in recent months.
Why We Like It: This is a blistering, adrenaline surge of frenzied alternative rock that feeds you with get up, dance, mosh and just go insane fury. Steeped in slick, rooted groove infested bass lines that can raise your inner demons, this fiery track rolls in, demands attention and takes over your body and soul with one vicious swipe. Shrilling guitars shred, pierce and whine over a mighty pummeling backdrop as the gritty infuriated drums pulverise and whack through the western- esque guitar squeals. The ear worm melody is addictive as the intoxicating backdrop enforces the sweet melody into your ears while frantic vocals call you out of your skin. It’s a thrilling manic anthem that was made to be blasted from your speakers.
You Can Follow FEVA On Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/FEVABAND/
Stream ‘Uneasy’ below