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Premiere: Slowlights – Overgrown

UK band Slowlights announce “I Try So Hard” EP with first stream “Overgrown”. The London-based Slowlights profile continues to build up following supporting slots with Eliza and the Bear and Lewis Watson and spins from BBC London. Here, Slowlights marks out a strong anthemic course on track “Overgrown” complete with a big, instantly singable chorus and an equally ambitious sound palette. “Overgrown” is included on Slowlights’ “I Try So Hard” EP from Killing Moon Records. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Overgrown” below.

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06-29-17

Premiere: Barrie Rose – Not Your Light

Photo: Thunderlush- Rodrick Silverman

“Not Your Light” is new from L.A.-based Barrie Rose. Produced by Taylor Dexter, the midtempo song is marked by Ms. Rose’s strong emotive alto and a quality to the track’s melodies that very quickly pulls you into them. We love “Not Your Light” and are very pleased to B3 premiere the track below. Enjoy.

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06-28-17

Moon Boots – Keep the Faith (Feat. Nic Hanson)

Moon Boots’ latest spotless entry for Anjunadeep comes to us in the form of the warm feel-good house pop of “Keep the Faith” featuring a very nice vocal from Nic Hanson

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06-27-17

Auram – Better (Feat. Phephi)

Auram’s newest track “Better” featuring Phephi brings the r&b vibes to the electronic music scene. Phephi’s sultry voice atop deeply textured baselines and shimmering synths create the perfect pair. Check out this dynamic track.

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06-27-17

Rare Monk – Happy Haunting

Sample “Happy Haunting” from Portland band Rare Monk’s upcoming debut LP A Future. The track sees RM take on a more spacious sound galvanized by more guitar-focused hook writing. A Future is out on July 7th.

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06-27-17

Gabriel Black – Sad Boy

“Sad Boy” is the debut track online for songwriter Gabriel Black. The spare “Sad Boy” spins about a lone electric guitar grind with lo-fi drums and occasional additional vocal tracks to beef up the song’s more dynamic moments. It’s a great first track. Listen to “Sad Boy” below.

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06-23-17

INDIIA – Out of Love

With gestures at other fellow Sweedish artists like Neiked and Zara Larsson, “Out Of Love” by INDIIA is a sharp pop track that’s just what I needed to hear today. It’s groovy, expansive, and surprising. “Out Of Love” is INDIIA’s first track released on Soundcloud, so I’m definitely look forward for more from this duo.

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06-22-17

Jaja Bu – Sweetness

We’re into “Sweetness” the first track from L.A. artist Jaja Bu. A cool blend of late hours R&B production swerves and a slick bit of neatly phrased melodic lines, “Sweetness” is a strong debut.

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06-22-17

Cathedrals – With You

The great Cathedrals are back with new music in the form of expansive, hooky, midtempo track “With You”. “With You” follows on from “Try to Fight” released earlier this year, and the two tracks are Cathedrals’ first new music since the release of their s/t EP in 2015. We dig “With You” and you can dig it too below.

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06-22-17

Sasha – Picking Flowers

UK singer SASHA authors one of the best forward-thinking pop tracks of the year thusfar with the stylistically varied “Picking Flowers”. Intimate and magnetic like a great acoustic guitar-driven song but shined up and arranged in a way where wide radio accessibility is possible, “Picking Flowers” accomplishes this intimacy and accessibility without being tired or obvious about either. Great song.

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06-22-17

Interview: Her’s

We chatted with rising Liverpool band Her’s in the rain after their successful Great Escape set in front of a smiling capacity crowd. We talk about their animated live shows, the influences behind their inventive sounds, bands they’d love to tour with, and more.

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06-20-17