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Each day, we curate the finest and best new tracks across various genres. From Indie-Rock to Alternative Pop to Metal & Hard-Rock, find your next favorite tune here.

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TOP INDIE-POP AND R&B TRACKS

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white boy i sat next to on the plane

Kiey, a gifted singer and songwriter from Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, has unveiled his latest studio work, titled "white boy I sat next to on the plane," a captivating musical piece where his charming and characteristic voice, along with the magnificent instrumental work, come together in a unique sonic experience that invites the listener to immerse themselves in the elegance and delicacy of his minimalist and hypnotic sound.

Officially released on January 19, 2024, Kiey gifts us this incredible track to dazzle not only indie pop music fans but also the most discerning listeners, who will find in his music a unique essence and a level of authenticity that is palpable from the very first note. With intensely provocative lyrics, executed with a perfect polished vocal technique, backing instrumentation that manages to penetrate the deepest emotions of the listeners, and intensely immersive cinematic atmosphere, "white boy I sat next to on the plane" is undoubtedly one of his most outstanding projects to date.

While Kiey is known for consistently delivering works of the highest production and composition quality, this new release has a much more defined theme, which is not only evident through its melodies but also in the impressive music video that shapes its proposal. From the choreography, choice of color palette, and even the play of shadows, "white boy I sat next to on the plane" takes it to the next level, showcasing not only the impressive talent of this artist but also his inexhaustible creativity.

Love Me Just a Little

In a short but rapidly ascending musical career towards stardom, the talented singer and songwriter John Conlin, hailing from Toronto, Canada, and now based in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, USA, brings us his latest studio release titled "Love Me Just a Little".

Both pop and rock music enthusiasts can marvel at this song as it strikes a perfect balance between both styles, masterfully blending them in the artist's authentic and unique style. With an imposing vocal presence that makes the choruses feel like a true anthem of resilience and a musical structure much more oriented towards a sound with cinematic undertones, this incredible track, spanning its 3-minute duration, immerses listeners in a profound experience that resonates perfectly with modern times and human relationships.

John Conlin, with his intensely provocative lyrics, vividly embodies that sensation of desperation that leaves us feeling that 'void' due to the lack of emotional responsibility and disconnection between people, while the impressive background instrumentation creates an energetic essence that draws elements from dark pop, synth-pop, and pop-rock to craft a cathartic experience that deeply connects with the audience in every chord and note, making it the perfect soundtrack to understand the complexity of modern relationships

Home

Many songs were crafted during the lockdown, and if you're one of our devoted followers, you're likely familiar with the array of tunes we've shared here on Bad Wolf Radio. Nevertheless, if you want us to be honest, until now, we hadn't encountered a song that captured the challenges of this difficult period in our lives in such a vivid and genuine way.

"Home," with its 3:11 minutes of extension, invites you to revisit those days—not to reopen old wounds, but rather as a poignant reminder to cherish our lives in the present moment. Composed by the talented English singer and songwriter Katie Brown, known by her stage name 'Lullabee,' "Home" unfolds as an emotionally evocative auditory journey. It compels even those who consider themselves resilient to introspect, tapping into an intimate fiber within the listeners and their deepest emotions.

Lullabee's warm and captivating voice isn't the sole highlight; the song's impressive orchestral arrangements and background instrumentation complement the piece, ensuring it captivates not only pop music enthusiasts but also the most discerning listeners, solidifying its place as a true gem in the musical landscape. Standing as the artist's second-ever release, this piece not only showcases the artist's commitment to her music career but also suggests that 2024 will be a great year for indie-music lovers!

Spiritualina

Have you heard about Satico Satellite yet? Well, you should! This talented musician, singer, and songwriter, hailing from our beloved Miami city, has made his official appearance on the musical panorama with his first official release titled "Spiritualina."

This captivating song, officially premiered on November 17, 2023, will definitely make you move to the rhythm and dance! By blending elements from 80s and early 90s Pop Rock and electro music, Satico managed to create a true musical masterpiece—one that is difficult to find these days.

The brilliance behind this composition lies in how it appeals to a wide range of listeners, as his unique sound perfectly balances classic pop elements with modern recording techniques, inviting everyone to enjoy it from start to finish.

With a polished vocal performance that incorporates different techniques alongside flanger and filter effects, Satico not only proves his ability to showcase his talent but also demonstrates his prowess as a composer and producer. This results in a mix of elements that make his music feel energetic and vivid.

"Spiritualina" has amassed over 11,000 plays on Spotify, standing as his official multi-platform release and marking a milestone as its official debut in the musical scene. We invite you to listen to this track on Bad Wolf Radio, and also, don't forget to follow him on social media because Satico's journey is just beginning. (Stay alert for his forthcoming album; you won't want to miss it!)

Moonlight

Dani Twice, a gifted singer-songwriter hailing from the vibrant city of Tampa, Florida, is here today to present his most iconic release to date, "Moonlight." This captivating track delves deep into the complexities of love during a breakup and the intense desire to start over again, where "The Moonlight" serves as a symbol of rebirth. Originally released on June 23rd, this song is a continuation of Dani's previous studio work, "When We," which has accumulated over 23,000 plays on Spotify. Seeking to repeat the formula, Dani decided to join forces with music producer Tony Narvaez once again. Nonetheless, "Moonlight" is a totally different new experience, infused with the perfect blend of innovation and authenticity that characterizes both artists.

With strong influences from R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop music, this combination of musical elements results in an uplifting sonic landscape that leverages not only their skills as musicians but also the synergy between both artists to provide an immersive experience that will keep listeners captivated from start to end. The instrumental arrangements create the ideal scenario for the vocal line to take the center stage, but it never feels off or out of place. On the contrary, both elements merge seamlessly to carry the song's message, generating a balance between lyrics and music.

Let's be honest here... we all want to turn the clock backward and go back to that love that made us feel butterflies in our stomach. Well, this is the perfect soundtrack to give it another chance!

Slow Motion

The rising pop star, Hannah Johnson, officially unveils her debut single "Slow Motion." Hailing from the state of Philadelphia, she arrives to captivate us with her incredible voice and charisma. As a singer, songwriter, and instrumental musician, she decided to make the leap into fame officially on December 15th. We say "leap into fame" because this song is sure to become the next hit of 2024.

By blending elements of classic pop, dance, and R&B with modern music production techniques, "Slow Motion" emerges as an authentic auditory gem. Its musical structure, led by a funky bass and an uplifting percussion, sets the perfect stage for Hannah to freely traverse the stereo channel with her delicate and polished vocal harmonies, weaving a unique experience that transports listeners to a state of pure euphoria and catharsis. With her undeniable talent, Hannah Johnson has succeeded in creating a piece that is not only incredible, catchy, and danceable but also endowed with lyrical depth that resonates with the audience.

In "Slow Motion," the young artist addresses an interesting theme that gains relevance in today's world. Although it is common to think that nowadays no one has or wants to have feelings, her lyrics serve as a brave testimony that invites experiencing the incredible magic and fascination of true love.
With this significant milestone marking the beginning of her musical career, Hannah Johnson not only showcases her prowess as an artist but also her ability to create an experience that carries incredible, profound messages. "Slow Motion" is not just a song; it is a declaration of arrival for this new incredible pop star, and its resonance is destined to transcend borders.

Let me believe (With Dad)

Introducing Lukx, the dynamic Belgian & Swedish Hip-Hop/Pop/R&B/Soul artist making waves from the heart of Belgium. Collaborating with his talented producer and father, "Dad," they bring you their latest creation, "Let me believe" - a groovy, motivational anthem to kick off your autumn with a smile. With a firm belief in the "You only live once" motto, Lukx has already secured an impressive 19 consecutive features on "New Music Friday" (Belgium) and landed 2(4) coveted spots on "Made in Belgium" by Spotify. Plus, he's curated his very own playlist "This is Lukx." which can be found on the links below!

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glory days

"a_shes, a remarkably talented singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant music scene in the UK, splits his creative presence between the bustling cities of London and Cambridge. His artistic prowess shines through in his latest release, "glory days," unveiled to the world on October 13th. With this track, a_shes skillfully weaves a musical tapestry that seamlessly transports listeners back to the early 2010s, evoking the indie vibes that once dominated the Tumblr music landscape.

"glory days" is not just a song; it's a captivating masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of genres. Drawing inspiration from dream pop and electronic music, a_shes masterfully combines diverse elements to create a nostalgic yet refreshing auditory experience. The song invites its audience on an enchanting journey, immersing them in a world where the ambiance sounds serve as a backdrop to a_shes's deep, smooth vocal delivery. From the very first notes, listeners are pulled into the heart of the music, entranced by the hypnotic blend of sound and emotion.

What sets "glory days" apart is its mesmerizing musical structure. The song delicately begins with soft, subtle sounds, gradually building momentum until it crescendos into a euphoric chorus that resonates with raw emotion. Each note, each lyric, contributes to the song's irresistible charm, leaving an indelible mark on the listener's soul.

Bring Me The Sky

January 19, 2024, marks a significant date for the acclaimed indie-rock band Sunburn, who, from the distant lands of Dublin, Ireland, have rapidly gained ground in the music scene, reaching tens of thousands of fans not only in their homeland but also across the internet worldwide. This particular date signifies not only their first release of the new year but also establishes their fifth promotional single in their discography. Under the title of 'Bring Me The Sky,' this incredible band, consisting of its four young and talented members, brings forth a deep and emotional auditory experience that delves into introspection and the search for personal meaning, inviting listeners to explore a necessary space for self-reflection.

Through their captivating lyrics, infused with impressive literary composition devices, numerous visual references, and meaningful metaphors alongside their intensely atmospheric and nostalgic sound, the band vividly depicts their narrative, piercing the most intimate fibers of the listeners from the very first seconds, creating an instantaneous sense of calm and emotionality at the same time. Their characteristic sound, which blends elements from alternative rock and post-rock, strikes the perfect balance to generate a colorful auditory experience with incredible sonic depth, freely traveling through the stereo channel and pulling the audience inside of it.

This is the closest you will get to death without actually dying. Thus, 'Bring Me The Sky' feels like ascending to the sky, or at least how we imagine death itself, where we can see our life unfold before our eyes, reminiscing about the good moments and simultaneously recalling those painful times.

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Peter Meter

Sometimes, our loved ones try to make our lives easier by offering advice. However, being so young, we often choose to ignore them, forgetting the fact that they were once young too, only to later realize that they were absolutely right. Does this sound familiar to you?

"Madam Who?"—a talented singer and songwriter from Pittsville, Maryland—has come to Bad Wolf Records today to showcase how, through her inspiring rock spirit, the advice from her grandmother 'Rita' began to make sense even 20 years later, with the release of her latest single titled "Peter Meter."

Within the vast and incredible discography that this artist has created over the last four years—comprising numerous promotional singles and a full-length album—"Peter Meter," officially released on January 19, 2024, stands as her latest release and the first of this new year. It not only highlights her talent for consistently delivering captivating musical pieces to her fans but also underscores her unwavering commitment to staying active in the music scene.

This song shares a very intimate fiber of the artist with listeners, describing the cheekiness and audacity of her grandmother's advice in those youthful days. However, thanks to her artistic approach and inexhaustible creativity, she conveys this message in an impressively captivating way by blending her electrifying rock-and-roll sound with just the right touch of humor.

"Peter Meter" also comes with its own music video, in which the artist embodies her grandmother, Rita. In a quite bold tone, Grandma Rita discomforts her younger self, revealing her secrets for succeeding in teenage romances.

Haven't seen it yet? Go on! Grandma Rita's advice will never get old.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ30PAPeeg

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Downtown

What would happen if you mixed the purest sound of garage rock with modern recording techniques? That's right, Livid. arrives to answer this question and impress us all with their latest studio work titled "Downtown."

Many rock enthusiasts argue that the music of the '70s and '80s felt different—more vibrant, more full of energy—and they couldn't be more correct. Even from a technical standpoint, we have previously discussed on our blog how contemporary music intentionally lacks dynamic range to keep you captivated from start to finish. However, this causes the music to lose nuances and authenticity.

For that reason, Livid. is one of those bands that immediately grabs your attention. It sounds like those iconic bands from past decades but with an incredibly immersive sound and quality. It stands out in the rock scene immediately, embodying the essence of classic hard rock in its purest form but with completely refreshed sound quality, as if Led Zeppelin had existed in 2024.

"Downtown," officially released on December 22, 2023, establishes itself as their second studio release, maintaining the same energy as their previous album, "Raise My Bet," but on steroids! This proves that the talented trio from Miami is not only capable of standing out in the crowd but also capable of 'raising the bet' on their own boundaries of talent.

This Feeling

The purest essence of garage rock takes center stage today at Bad Wolf Records, and its brought to you by our friends from the band Oceanless. hailing from the vibrant city of Manchester yhey have kindly shared with all of us their latest studio release, titled "This Feeling."

Oceanless have been working tirelessly since their formation in 2023, constantly visiting the recording studio and bringing with them numerous outstanding songs like "Medication" and "Isolation," both collectively amassing over 7,000 streams on Spotify. However, this particular release promises to be their most prominent and ambitious to date.

"This Feeling" marks their sixth installment within an impressive discography and is also their first release of the year 2024. It not only showcases an evolution in their electrifying sound but also reflects a method of composition that showcases spectacular production work. They have collaborated with none other than Sean Mbaya, a renowned producer who mixed Noel Gallagher's "Blue Moon Rising," propelling it to the top of the UK music charts with the album "Back the Way We Came."

Oceanless is undoubtedly one of those bands that have much to offer to their audience and that's exactly what makes them stand out in the crowd. With a palpable authenticity, their music combines an exquisite blend of musical devices that incorporates elements of alternative rock, indie, and pop-rock. They reveal the very essence of that organic and analog sound of garage rock but with modern recording techniques, creating a balance between the nostalgia of the 90's & 80's golden era of rock but with an impressive audio quality.

However, this release not only shines for its impressive level of production and composition, but also delves into an intricate theme that captures the emotional journey of learning when it's time to let things go. To grow up in life. With an uplifting aura that feels liberating, guitar riffs that assert themselves with impressive rawness, and empowering vocal melodic lines, "This Feeling" is a true anthem that will resonate with the depths of your emotions, pulling out your pain and exchanging it for pure adrenaline.

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All In Good Time

The rebellious and fierce spirit of British indie-rock returns to the forefront with Live Wire and their new studio release, "All In Good Time." With a unique swagger that reveals the boldness and courage of their lyrics, coupled with an unmistakable energy palpable in their sound, this incredible band from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, comprised of five talented young musicians, undoubtedly embodies the very essence of the madness and rawness of rock in its purest state.

"All In Good Time," officially released on January 12th, establishes itself as the eighth release within an impressive discography that unveils the authenticity of their unique sound. It combines numerous elements from different genres such as punk rock, alternative rock, and even glam rock, creating an experience that will unleash your wildest side. However, "All In Good Time" somehow feels different from the rest. This song immediately stands out, taking the concept of 'garage rock' to new horizons, as its characteristic blend is revealed with a more organic and vibrant essence, as if you were witnessing the band performing live, right through your headphones. This should not be confused with annoying distortions or unwanted saturations; on the contrary, Live Wire has simply done a masterful job balancing the sound of each instrument in the stereo field. They focus the mid and high frequencies on the left channel, while the lower frequencies resonate in the right channel, generating an incredible sense of depth that is perceptible from the beginning.

"All In Good Time" not only shines for its impressive sound but also, through its lyrics and themes, reveals what all rock enthusiasts have to go through at some point (especially if you play in a rock band). Success, heartbreaks, internal conflicts, existential doubts, and daily complications—this song has it all to become your life's soundtrack. You can feel not only understood but also enjoy the drama at the same time, knowing that music will always be your safe haven to return to when things don't go as expected.

Who or What I Was Before

From the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, California, Eddie Cohn, the eminence of alternative rock, arrives with his first release of 2024 featuring one of his most cherished musical gems, under the title of "Who or What I Was Before."

Inspired by the raw and electrifying sound of 90s rock and questioning himself, "Isn't the world ready for the return of this magnificent genre?" Eddie returns once again to present his latest studio work, striking a perfect balance between elements of grunge, indie rock, and pop rock.

Officially released on January 12, 2023, "Who or What I Was Before" has undoubtedly achieved Eddie's goal of keeping the spirit of rock at its peak. This incredible song feels like compressing the entire decade of the 90s into just 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Its captivating structure with constant rhythmic changes, combined with Eddie's ability to blend numerous vocal interpretation techniques and outstanding guitar sound effects, immediately evokes a sense of nostalgia in listeners.

Some of our team found similarities with Soundgarden, while others mentioned Bon Jovi during the "It's My Life" era. Some other even highlighted those sections where the combination of palm muting with drum-focused fills reminiscent of Blink-182's late '90s and early 2000s pop-punk. Well, the possibilities are simply endless! This is one of those songs where everyone will find their dose of nostalgia from the good old times, and many will feel familiar with its sound.

Highly recommended!!!! With this song, Eddie has sent us back in a time capsule 30 years ago, but with a refreshed sound and the use of modern production techniques, creating the perfect balance between both aspects to bring rock back to the pinnacle of popularity.

Someone

Bromsen, the dynamic indie-rock duo from Berlin, Germany, has come to Bad Wolf Records today to delight us all with their latest studio masterpiece, "Someone."

The unique and unmistakable style of this band is once again evident in this spectacular composition, characterized by creating the perfect balance between elements from 80s synth-pop and a prominent and energetic hard rock essence. It mixes catchy melodies with the power and rawness of rock 'n' roll in its purest form, inviting you to dance and headbang at the same time (Do what you feel is best; this is exactly what this song is about).

"Someone" challenges the listener to confront, once and for all, the conflict that accompanies us throughout our lives: to fit into society or to be happy? From a young age, we experience this internal struggle, a tug of war between whether we should let our authenticity flow or conform to social standards to please others. Interestingly, this feeling persists even as we reach mental maturity, making Bromsen's message in this song undoubtedly a universal theme that will deeply resonate with listeners. It invites them to embrace their true personality with spontaneity, celebrating the essence of individuality and uniqueness.

Officially released on January 12, 2024, this song establishes itself as their fifth promotional single in their discography and serves as a sneak peek of what their upcoming studio album, "Brothers In Mind," will bring,
which is set to be released in just under a month. Don't forget to mark your calendars for February 16! ;)

A Lot Of Luck

Canada is known for being the birthplace of great artists, and this holds true for Adam Ashten, a talented musician and composer from the city of Nanaimo who is here today to gift us his latest musical masterpiece, titled 'A Lot Of Luck.'

This has been a year filled with significant achievements for Ashten, with numerous successful releases; 'A Lot Of Luck' stands as his ninth single of the year. Together, these releases have accumulated thousands of plays on his socials, with the latest one already surpassing 4,200 plays on Spotify to date.

Ashten's style has a captivating effect on rock enthusiasts, skillfully combining elements of diverse subgenres of rock music. He blends the classic with the contemporary in a masterful way that proves his versatility and authenticity. This release not only reinforces this premise but also highlights his ability and uniqueness to create solid musical pieces — true anthems that deeply resonate with the audience.

'A Lot Of Luck' is an emotionally charged track that distinguishes itself from his previous works, notably in its sound, which leans more towards classic rock and even incorporates elements of 90s Britpop. This song explores a compelling theme centered on the 'here and now,' employing skillful lyric composition with tangible elements serving as thought-provoking metaphors. It encourages listeners to take a moment to carefully observe the often-overlooked aspects of their surroundings, emphasizing that even the smallest details can bring genuine happiness, inviting us to appreciate life for what it offers each day.

The instrumentation work presents itself in a perfect balance, allowing each musical instrument to shine both collectively and individually in the mix. Coupled with Adam's distinctive voice perfomance, which establishes an intimate connection with the listener from the first notes, 'A Lot Of Luck' is undoubtedly one of his standout works, serving as a true hymn and a wake-up call for those facing difficulties and adversity in life.

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