AuthorHalina Rifai

NEEDS: ‘Eat the Rich… People’s Leftovers’

The debut single from Canadian bombasts, NEEDS is nothing short of thrilling. Whilst this is packed with abrasion and saturated in a nihilistic haze, it still has remarkably catchy melodic undertones. Its post-hardcore belly will make you thankful for the ferocious meal you are about to dine on. It’s a relief to hear a band…

Josin: ‘Company’

German composer and producer, Josin is simply captivating on new single, ‘Company‘. Her potent vocal alone is something quite extraordinary and thanks to a minimal instrumental that takes you on a highly emotive journey you are left with an avant-garde electronic-pop exploration of epic proportions. This is magical, daring and one of the most memorable songs…

The Pale White: ‘Peace Of Mind’

With a forthcoming support tour with indie stalwarts We Are Scientists, it’s easy to hear why Newcastle trio The Pale White have been plucked to accompany. ‘Peace Of Mind‘ is a huge song and delivered with panache. This is a legitimate indie rock song that wields powerful riffs in a consistent and unforgiving delivery. This…

Mahalia: ‘No Reply’

Atlantic Records addition Mahalia has been making waves amongst the R&B and commercial communities. The Leicester native manages to pull ideas and produce authentic and effortless ballads and latest offering, ‘No Reply‘ is no different. She lets a certain vulnerability shine through in her music but those insecurities almost augment her notable musicianship and opulent…

CHILDCARE: ‘Big Man’

Our first introduction to the abstracted quartet and a memorable one at that. ‘Big Man‘, is the second single taken from CHILDCARE‘s forthcoming Luckyucker EP. With its seductive layers, this still manages to feel dramatic and brimming with confidence. There’s something quite sinister in the sonic outcome, it’s bending bass, conventional instrumentation and perfectly harmonised…

Jimmy: ‘Smile’

NYC-based Jimmy is an enigmatic and fascinating singer. His latest offering, ‘Smile‘ is unsettling, dynamic and completely inspiring. This is a gorgeous, sweeping piece of work. It illustrates a collage of styles and emotions and showcases an exquisite union of indie, folk and rock. This is unpredictable, off-kilter and shows real progression.

Eliza Shaddad: ‘White Lines’

Beatnik Creative has always had the gift of selecting notable musicians. Eliza Shaddad has been one of the roster’s most successful artists and her organic rise to fame has been well-deserved. ‘White Lines‘, is taken from her forthcoming album Future and Shaddad’s identifiable vocal continues to be a blessing. There’s a confidence that shines both…

Louis Futon: ‘Fall On Me (feat. BXRBER)’

The LA-based producer has hit with such bombast in ‘Fall On Me’ that it is hard to not feel completely exhilarated after listing. With the addition of BXRBER’s faultless vocal, this is packed with enough gusto, it will floor you. It’s irresistible hooks and beatific production make this as empowering a song as you will ever here.

Sabiyha: ‘Letter’

Our third visit back to London-based impresario Sabiyha and her voice continues to stand head and shoulders above many of her peers. ‘Letter’, is a heartbreaker and with her vocal stylings, a heart maker. Both rich and understated, it has enough expanse in her voice to resonate with feeling and finesse. Creating evocative snapshots with…