In The Spotlight

The Burma – “Sleepers”

Based in Cork, this Irish indie-rock trio named themselves after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork. Consisting of Tony O’Donovan (vocals), Peter Piggott (guitar) and Cian Doherty (drums), they forged their own sound blending early 2000’s American Indie and 90s British guitar rock. Influenced by the likes of The Killers, Tame Impala and The Strokes, they debuted with “Phoney Personality” in 2019.

Exploring the harsh realities of life, their new single offers a remedy in the shape of cheery lyrics and an invigorating melody. Being gripped from the very first, 90s-touched, electric guitar strum, the tune evolves with full-bodied synths and a driving beat. With a slight nod to 80s hair rock bands from the exhilarating howling guitar solo, this track is a retro-infused piece of fiery indie-rock heaven.

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Music History

Susanna Hoffs – “My Side Of The Bed”

From her album “When You’re A Boy” (1991):

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New Music

Two Door Cinema Club – “Wonderful Life”

From their upcoming album “Keep On Smiling”, to be released on 2 September 2022:

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In The Spotlight

Nikki & The Waves – “E.L.C.”

Formed in 2017 when Amsterdam-born singer Nikki Milla moved to Liverpool and met musicians Tom Want and Tom Bonez, this British band has created a sound they call ‘daydream pop’. Since then they’ve played famed venues such as The Cavern Club and festivals like Isle Of Wight. Sharing their inspiration from ABBA to Calvin Harris, they debuted their EP “Look How Blue The Night Looks” in 2018.

Celebrating the ordinary things we might take for granted by bringing an ode to Exceptionally Lovely Corduroy, their new single dips their rich pop sound in joyous funk. Taken from their upcoming EP “Songs To Play Tennis To”, expected on June 24th, it’s the insatiable rhythm, fresh synths and sweeping funk guitar that creates an irresistible melody and with Nikki’s sweet vocals, this is a vibrant pop groove.

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Music History

Richard T. Bear – “Sunshine Hotel”

From his album “Red, Hot & Blue” (1978):

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New Music

Sabina Ddumba – “Ride”

With a sunlit, retro-touched pop bop, this is the new single by Swedish songstress Sabina Ddumba:

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