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The Coronas – “Haunted”

The three members of this Irish rock trio – Danny O’Reilly, Graham Knox and Conor Egan – met at Terenure College in Dublin and formed a band initially called Kiros. Later they changed their name and debuted with their album “Heroes Or Ghosts” in 2007. Since then they’ve released four more albums, toured extensively worldwide and opened for the likes of Paul McCartney, The Script and Justin Timberlake.

Possessed by the friendly pop-rock spirits of the musical realm, their new single displays its delightful heavenly soundscape for the world to hear. Effortlessly sliding between a celestial smoothness and an energetic vitality, it entices and excites at the same time. With a mellow piano, ascending rhythm, fresh guitars and alluring vocals, this is one catchy tune you don’t mind being haunted by.

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SK & The Kings – “Even Closer”

Born in Luton Town and now London-based, this soulful singer and songwriter was raised listening to her families vinyl collection. Immersed in the legendary sounds of Donny Hathaway and Aretha Franklin and an injection of jazz tones in her teens, she shaped a delectable auditory blend. Having worked tirelessly with her band honing her distinctive sound, she debuted with “Nostalgia” in 2019.

Finding the perfect balance between soul, jazz and pop, her third single expresses a suave sonic charisma. With a laid-back electric guitar, a mellow rhythm and sumptuous harmonies stroking your ears from the get-go, the laid-back vibe is spiced up with some sweet horns. And with her lush, soul-soaked vocals singing about loving yourself, this is a magnificent jam you’ll always want to keep close.

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Jess Knights – “Leave Me For The Last Time”

Native to Calgary, this Canadian singer and songwriter spent time living in Germany, Thailand and the United States. Although classically-trained as an opera singer, her one-of-a-kind sound explores the worlds of country, blues and soul. Inspired by the legendary voices of Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, she debuted with the dive bar-dipped grit of her single “Won’t Wait” in 2018.

Belting out an emotional tale of love and loss, her new single wraps classic soul in her characteristic powerhouse sound. Teasing her upcoming debut album “Best Kind Of Light”, expected to drop on May 20th, it’s the buoyant beat, fiery electric guitar and sweltering organ that make this a blistering jam. And with her fierce and passionate vocals, this is an empowering slice of mighty red-hot soul.

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Jerry Leger – “Read Between The Lines”

Based in Toronto, this Canadian singer and songwriter released the first of nine studio albums back in 2005, introducing his love for all things vintage and a faith in Rock ‘n’ Roll as a way to unite people. Drawing inspiration from legends such as Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and The Everly Brothers, to name but a few, his spirited, eclectic sound truly found the limelight with his 2014 album “Early Riser”.

Channeling his inner Roy Orbison, his new single delves into the soulful rock of the sixties. Taken from his latest album “Time Out For Tomorrow”, released last year, the howling electric guitar takes the listener by the ear and draws you in, where his melancholy-filled voice tells its heart-wrenching tale. And with a punchy rhythm and a plucky piano, this is one retro trip that touches your soul.

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Dojo Cuts – “You’re Unforgettable”

Formed in 2008, this six-piece band is Australia’s hottest funk unit. Taking inspiration from the rich musical palate of the 60s and 70s, they combine classic soul sounds with modern funk. They debuted with their acclaimed self-titled album in 2009, earning praise from Craig Charles of BBC 6 Music, followed by their 2012 album “Take From Me” and are regularly touring with their explosive live show.

Exploring the passionate soul of the 60s, their new single takes a step back from their high-octane funky trips. Still keeping their feel-good vibe, the vintage beats, groovy electric guitars and crisp keys take your ears back to the heyday of Motown and Stax and the soulful power of Roxie Ray’s smoky vocals will make you want to stay. Dipping in the roots of rousing soul, this tune is truly unforgettable.

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Terra Volta – “Boo Boo Man”

Hailing from Nijmegen, this exciting Dutch band started life as a small jam band back in 2011, but has evolved into a dynamic, eight-piece party outfit, which turns every audience into a dancing crowd. They use a blend of multi-cultural influences, from ska and reggae, to African and Caribbean sounds to create an upbeat and lively musical experience. They debuted with their EP “Revelry” in 2018.

From the very first uplifting guitar plucks, their new single emits cheerful rays of African sunshine. Mixed with some Caribbean warmth, the fresh guitar is soon joined by an invigorating tribal rhythm and a dazzling organ, while they narrate the story of two friends who found a way to keep the Boo Boo Man away. And with the addition of luminous horns, this tune brings the summer to January.

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