We can always use a good dose of gritty, brash rock, and Los Angeles four piece Warbly Jets deliver it in spades on Alive. In this three and a half minute nugget, they’ve perfectly captured the current world sentiment — everything is pretty fucked up but we can still all come together and feel, well, alive.
If you haven’t already got Australian musician Connor Brooker on your radar, now is definitely the time. This guy wears a lot of musical hats — from the garagey, pop punk vibes of Pro Vita, to the bright, upbeat earworms of Bugs, the bedroom indie pop under his own name, or the dreamy electronica of White Wash — one thing is certain, he can write a great hook.
20-year-old Norwegian newcomer Sigrid has dropped an absolute belter in the form of her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe. Self-assured, full of confidence and pretty pissed off, she packs a punch. Don’t let the cruisey intro fool you, once her powerful vocal kicks in, wrapped in echoing drums and layered with scattered synths, it makes for one helluva earworm.