the rundown

Get your new music fix with these brand spankin’ new tunes from all over the world – you can also find these songs on our Limited Time Offer Spotify playlist. 

modern-day machines – “Inside and Out”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist:  Born out of internal conflict and a search for healing, “Inside and Out” explores themes of literal and metaphorical self-medication. One feels the pain of having to swallow an unbearable reality. A reality that fights its way all the down. Musically, the song is written in the post-hardcore and late emo tradition and features heavy guitar work centered around catchy melodies. “Inside and Out” will work for fans of Deftones, Circa Survive, Thrice, Coheed and Cambria, and Manchester Orchestra.

The Ouija Boards – “Leafy Greens”

Country: US

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist: “Leafy Greens” is inspired by the agonizing distance of summer love – The anticipation of seeing that special person again while the leaves change outside your classroom window.

The Lightning Struck – “Inbetweening”

Country: Toronto

Genre: Folk

Words From the Artist: One night while he was walking home from an open mic, Davie became fascinated with the unknown stories of everyone passing around him, and he got to thinking how much of life is spent in transitional moments between events. In some way it’s the “real” life we fail to acknowledge. Their song “Inbetweening” is about those moments that happen between what we think of as events – walking from one place to the next, waiting for something. Generally these happen when you’re alone, and it’s in these moments that self-reflection happens – when we give ourselves permission to think about what things actually mean.

Inland Murmur – “Glimpses Through Trees”

Country: UK

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist: ‘Glimpses Through Trees’ is Inland Murmur’s fourth single and was recorded in the depths of Pembrokeshire. Working with Owain Fleetwood Jenkins at StudiOwz the band have crafted a track full of indie sounds that reflects on the nature of South Wales and the uncertainty of starting a new chapter in their life. The band will be supporting Swansea Sound at CWRW next month.

Jules – “Music Man”

Country: Canada

Genre: Pop Rock

Words From the Artist: Music Man is a rock/pop anthem about staying true to who you are as an independent artist and trusting in your vision and creativity.

Pastel Blank – “Dopamine”

Country: Canada

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist: “Dopamine” is about the moment when you realize you’ve been flipping between apps like you’re checking an empty fridge for the 10th time, hoping to feed your receptors something that feels as good as the younger days of however long ago you picked up your phone.

Little Fang – “Resolving Sound”

Country: New Zealand

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: The first single off the upcoming Going Nowhere Faster EP, Resolving Sound is a final statement about attempting to make music in the modern day, and the desire to make music which is as impactful as the music which has affected us as listeners. The song features haunting melodic guitar in the style of Robert Fripp and third-wave post-rock and well as wordless choruses which emphasise the power of music and pure sound above the lyrical content. Resolving Sound voices the hope that you can make just one resonant piece of music.

TwoMinutesHate – “2249 Days”

Country: Norway

Genre: Punk

Words From the Artist: From the very first butterflies to the ashes of the aftermath; the latest single from Oslo pop punkers TwoMinutesHate mourn a relationship up in flames and all the days wasted in the process. 2249 Days, to be exact, which happens to be the name of the song as well. Guitar solos that blow slobbery kisses to Brian May meet snarling vocals, while the lyrics range from scathing to surprisingly vulnerable. 2249 Days is a heartbreaking banger about having loved and lost and kinda never wanting to do it again.

Sean Massaro – “Iced Coffee”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: ‘Iced Coffee’ is about feeling right in the moment. Life is never perfect and it’s never going to be. But for all that has led me to where I am, I’m not far from where I need to be.

Mike & the Nerve – “Fool’s Gold, False Idols”

Country: US

Genre: Rock

Words From the Artist:  “Fool’s Gold, False Idols” is about the compelling nature of public figures, struggling with the concepts of “heroes” and “villains”, those we choose to worship or condemn, and the consequences we face as a result. Coming off the release of our previous song “The Last Day of Summer”, we wanted our next single to show a different side of our sound. “Fool’s Gold” is a bit more aggressive and concise, and we’re really happy with how it translated in the recording, cover art and music video.”