In The Spotlight

Sons Of The East – “Nothing Comes Easy”

Jack Rollins, Nic Johnston and Dan Wallage from Sydney, Australia, got together in 2011 and decided to have some fun and formed a band. With a multifarious mix of banjo, keys, guitar and even a didgeridoo, they forged a sassy, retro-soaked folk-pop sound. Their debut single “Hold On” was released in 2013. Known for their rambunctious live shows, they recently set out on a worldwide sellout tour.

Steeped in vintage Fleetwood Mac flavors, their latest single effortlessly elevates classic folk-rock and catchy pop to a higher, tranquil and atmospheric musical plane. The salubrious melody of acoustic guitar and mellow organ tones gently stroking a breezy beat and their flawless opulent harmonies, enriched with a touch of gravelly rock, make this a divinely polished, auditory gem.

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Kate Vargas – “This Affliction”

Raised in New Mexico and now based in New York, this powerhouse performer grew up in a folklore-rich community. Her inherent creativity led to an interest in music, particularly jazz. She attended Berklee College Of Music, which rekindled a love for songwriting. She played copious live shows all over the world, showcasing her melodious blend of dreampop, folk and junkyard blues.

Taken from her latest album “For The Wolfish And Wandering”, this single is a spellbinding jam filled to the brim with dark blues-pop grit. Merging a prowling rhythm and anguished guitar into a vintage-dipped, heart-wrenching blues, it’s the smoky roughness of her hard-hitting, charismatic vocals, which have an unexplainable bewitching quality, that give it an otherworldly attraction.

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