Hot Picks – 13/12/22 – Part One

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It’s #NEWRELEASEFRIDAY! We bring to you our hottest finds of the week. We have curated a list of the best releases from our musical travels this week and are putting them all in one place for your listing pleasure! This coverage is created via #sustainablecurator


Release: ‘Consume’

Release Date: Out Now!

Hailing from Christchurch, musician MADELINE. has released the must-hear single ‘Consume’. It is an indie-pop release that features brilliant samples, stunning vocal performances and warm production. We can not wait to hear what MADELINE. will do in 2023.


Release: ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

Release Date: Out Now!

New York-based band JEFF LAKE & CELLOPHANE FLOWERS have released the must-hear cover of the classic festive single ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’. Featuring charismatic vocals, a warm vibe and stunning string arrangement, it is a release that will get you in the Christmas spirit.

Artist: BREN.

Release: ‘317 But I’m An Atheist.’

Release Date: Out Now!

Buchanan-based artist BREN. has released the addictive single ‘317 But I’m An Atheist.’ It is an emo rock-pop single that features emotional vocal performances, layered instrumentation and a catchy chorus. BREN. is leading the genre forward into 2023. Check it out!


Release: ‘Miracle’

Release Date: Out Now!

Launceston-based band GHOST NOTE CITY has released the brilliant song ‘Miracle’. It is an alternative-rock single that features a big band sound with imposing instrumentation, hard-hitting vocals and an addictive vibe. GHOST NOTE CITY are a band to watch in 2023.

Artist: MAX M

Release: ‘Used To Be’

Release Date: Out Now!

Hailing from Lille, musician MAX M has released the stunning single ‘Used To Be’. It is an electronic-pop release with emotional vocals, relatable lyrics and warm, punchy production. MAX M is an exciting artist and we are sure he is destined for big things in 2023.

Drums at zZounds


Release: ‘Room With A View’

Release Date: Out Now!

Hailing from Stockholm, musician ALEX ZETHSON has released the must-hear single ‘Room With A View’. It is a relaxed cinematic release with memorable melodies, exquisite backing instrumentation and excellent musicianship. ALEX ZETHSON is an artist on the rise.


Release: ‘Big Bad Wolf’

Release Date: Out Now!

NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD are a band that you need to know about this Winter. Their single ‘Big Bad Wolf’ is a stunning gothic release with an industrial rhythm section, addictive vocal performances and enticing lyrics. NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD will do significant things in 2023.


Release: ‘¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?’

Release Date: Out Now!

Portland-based band THE MARS MCCLANES have released the stunning single ‘¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?’. It is a Christmas indie-rock single that features compelling instrumentation, intelligent chordal progressions and wonderful layered vocals. THE MARS MCCLANES are a dynamic band.

Recording at zZounds


Release: ‘Keep Me From Falling Apart’

Release Date: Out Now!

US-based artist BRAINHEART has released the magnificent single ‘Keep Me From Falling Apart’. Featuring soulful vocal performances, stunning musicianship and punchy production, it is a single you need to hear. Also, the acoustic version is superb. Check out both versions today!


Release: ‘Nice While It Lasted’

Release Date: Out Now!

Brighton-based band THE QWARKS have released the must-hear single ‘Nice While It Lasted’. Complete with an intelligent arrangement, soulful vocal performances and stunning instrumentation, it is a song that will have you reaching for the repeat button.

FVMusicBlog December 2022

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