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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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Star Love

Solklee, a talented Chilean/Irish singer-songwriter has unveiled her latest masterpiece with "Star Love." Originally conceived to be the official soundtrack for the Barbie movie (Dua Lipa, you won this time, but in the sequel you'll be fired we promise), this song showcases a more radio-friendly and approachable side of the singer, moving away from her characteristic art pop and dark pop essence that has garnered her thousands of fans worldwide. This new venture by Solklee not only demonstrates her skill as a singer but also her expertise and versatility as a songwriter and artist.

For fans of Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears "Star Love" it's full of the 2000's nostalgia. It serves as a preview of Solklee's first full-length studio album titled "Fake God," set to be released in 2024 which is currently in production here at Bad Wolf Records.

Good Girl

Janelle Sy'mone is a talented singer/songwriter known for her captivating voice, soulful melodies, and empowering lyrics. Influenced by artists like Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Jill Scott, Lizzo, and Beyoncé, Janelle's music seamlessly blends vivid melodies with profound and thought-provoking lyrics. She has performed at notable events such as the 2021 and 2023 Taste of Soul Atlanta, New York Mondo Fest, and Charlotte Shout. Janelle draws inspiration from her personal experiences, infusing her music with authenticity and relatability, making her an artist whose work resonates deeply with listeners, compelling and touching their hearts.

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Amelie Blake is a UK based singer-songwriter. With a string of Hollywood movie trailers under her belt, Amelie's songs have been featured in Breathe, My Days of Mercy, Netflix, Sky, BBC, ITV and many others. She's worked with various major music publishers including BMG, providing music for sync and advertising, tv and radio.
Supporting the likes of Rudimental and performing on BBC radio stations, Amelie has gained a wealth of musical influences carving out her own signature sound. Blending elements of pop, soul, and alternative music. Her layered vocal harmonies, and thought provoking lyrics are standout features in her music, with her voice being compared to liquid gold.

I Fall in Love Too Many Times

ARO (Arrow), a talented singer-songwriter residing in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, has unveiled her latest single titled "I Fall In Love Too Many Times." After embarking on her solo project in July 2023 with the release of "Let Me Go," which has garnered over 11,000 plays on Spotify, "I Fall In Love Too Many Times" stands as her second release in her discography, showcasing her unwavering commitment to her musical journey and offering music enthusiasts a unique artistic experience.

"I Fall in Love Too Many Times" is the result of blending elements from alternative and dream pop genres to create an authentic and captivating musical landscape, demonstrating the artist's remarkable ability to fuse her creativity into this piece. This song delves into the artist's relationship with her own neurodivergence, acknowledging the familiar cycle of hyper-fixation and burnout. ARO candidly addresses the inner struggles she encounters while reluctantly recognizing the personal growth they bring. The final chorus conveys the sentiment, “A thousand deaths aren't enough; I'll witness them all as I transform into the adversary of my future self," serving as a prayer for peace in her journey towards the next iteration of herself.

Yet, I Still Miss You

Charlotte Clarke, the talented and young rising pop star from London, arrived at Bad Wolf Records today to enchant us with her nostalgic and harmonious melodies in the form of "Yet, I Still Miss You," her latest musical gem.

Officially released just a couple of weeks ago on January 12, 2024, this date marks a significant milestone for the artist. "Yet, I Still Miss You" stands as her debut studio release, making a powerful entrance into the global music scene. It stands out for her beautiful voice that manages to penetrate the deepest feelings and emotions of listeners, who are embraced by an intense and captivating background instrumentation.

Ambient synthesizers, cinematic percussion, beautiful vocal harmonies – "Yet, I Still Miss You" is simply a true marvel that will delight even the most discerning listeners. Charlotte's voice seamlessly blends into this auditory landscape, where her polished vocal interpretation is accompanied by the warm sound of a piano, adding an extra touch of sensitivity to the piece, enhancing its ability to convey its message.

In this song, the artist addresses themes such as loss, betrayal, and dysfunctional relationships with impressive lyrical work, compositional skill, and a friendly approach to the listeners, making you resonate with the message and inevitably moving you, creating that necessary space for self-reflection.

"Yet, I Still Miss You" also sets the stage for what will be her upcoming releases, including three promotional singles and a 5-song EP titled "Growing Pains." The young artist has been tirelessly working on this project, aiming to share it with her already more than 2800 listeners on Spotify just days after the release of this song. This demonstrates that Charlotte's innate talent not only captures the attention of those who listen to her music, but also positions her for success while leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary music.

Final Curtain Call

Bergrós, hailing from the picturesque village of Ísafjörður, Iceland, invites you on a heartfelt journey with her latest release, "Final Curtain Call." Recently launched on October 27th, this cinematic Pop/R&B fusion is part of her second EP "Us And The Moon", a musical exploration of her rollercoaster relationship.

Raised in a musical household, Bergrós began her musical journey at a young age, mastering both piano and guitar. At 15, she delved into songwriting and recording, eventually making her solo debut in 2019 with "I'll Show You," garnering over 4.5 million streams on Spotify.

Signed by Alda Music, Iceland's leading record label, Bergrós shares a deeply personal narrative through "Final Curtain Call." The song emerged during a challenging breakup, capturing the complexity of emotions. Bergrós reveals, "I wanted to capture those emotions with the production, and I feel like I managed to do that." The song, which holds a special place in her heart, serves as a testament to the resilience of love. In a beautiful turn of events, a few weeks after writing the song, Bergrós and her partner gave their relationship another chance, leading to the born of their baby girl.

"Final Curtain Call" stands as a poignant chapter in Bergrós' musical journey, inviting listeners to experience the profound emotions woven into this cinematic musical masterpiece.

Pretend

Lapenzi, a talented singer and songwriter from the Gold Coast of Australia, introduces her latest musical masterpiece, "Pretend." With her signature sound and style, Lapenzi's new single, officially released on October 27, 2023, is an emotionally evocative ballad that highlights her ability to stir feelings of nostalgia in music enthusiasts.

Following the success of her previous release "Cross Your Heart" in August 2023, Lapenzi has already gained over 9,000 Spotify streams and a TikTok following of 15,000. Produced by Josh Beattie and mastered by Panorama Mastering, "Pretend" stands as a heartfelt original song that promises to be therapeutic for both the artist and her listeners. This song it's definitely a must-listen, and you'll want to add it to your daily playlist!

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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.

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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Country Stroll

In a world filled with a variety of artists, different music genres, and trends, Ari Joshua has simply decided to stand out and make history. This talented Psychedelic Jazz guitarist from Seattle has not only captivated thousands of listeners worldwide with his characteristic way of caressing the strings of his electric guitar but also for being the man who has managed to create the most exciting and impressive artistic collaborations of recent times, bringing together the most skilled and talented musicians from the underground scene. If you're one of our loyal followers, you're probably already familiar with his name, as Ari Joshua has already graciously shared one of his most precious pieces with all of us; "Dragons Layer," which we had the pleasure of experiencing on Bad Wolf Radio during the months of September and October 2023.
This time around, Ari Joshua returns doubling down to delight us with his latest studio release titled "Country Stroll." A tribute to the legendary guitarist Bill Frisell, known for his eclectic approach and ability to merge different music genres, including jazz, country, folk, blues, and classical music.

As usual, Ari always has a surprise for us, and it turns out that this incredible release also features the collaboration of the talented musicians Billy Martin and John Medeski, whom you may already know from "Dragons Layer" or hits like "Let's Do It Right Now." The synergy existing in this musical trio is undoubtedly evident from the very beginning. While retaining the effervescence of their experimental sound, this time they infuse it with the pure elegance of jazz, complementing the musical proposal and taking it to new horizons.

"Country Stroll" marks a significant milestone in Ari Joshua's epic musical journey, establishing itself as the third single from this magnificent collaboration and the fourth release together. With Chris Bittner of Applehead Recording handling the sound engineering, Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering in charge of the mastering process, and Ari Raskin of Deepwater Studios in the mix, "Country Stroll" radiates in its highest quality as an auditory experience, one of those pieces that will undoubtedly carve its place in history and should be preserved in a time capsule for the day when extraterrestrials come across it in space and find us.

Imagine aliens stumbling upon this masterpiece in space and thinking; "Wow, these earthlings sure know how to have fun!” (We didn't believe in aliens until recently, thanks Ari for that!) 🛸

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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.

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

COMING.GOING.

With the Bad Wolf Records team, one day we were discussing what is better: a mix where you can distinguish all the instruments and almost pinpoint the position of each voice in the stereo field, or, much like a well-prepared Margarita, you can't quite make out its ingredients but the blend is simply out of this world. Well, you might assume that with the Margarita argument, I obviously won the discussion, and that's precisely what the talented Benjamin Davies (better known by his stage name VELIKA VELIKA) brings us with his latest studio release, "COMING.GOING." - a production that revives the raw and electrifying essence of indie-rock.

Ditching modern production techniques for a completely organic sound that feels vivid to your senses, this incredible song perfectly reflects the essence of garage rock and indie rock at its peak. With an impeccable use of dynamic range combined with a sound reminiscent of analog recordings, "COMING.GOING." is simply a true musical gem that fans of bands like Beck, Sufjan, The Paranoyds, and Metric will undoubtedly appreciate.

An interesting aspect of VELIKA VELIKA as a band is that it's a one-man band. Yes, you heard it right; since Benjamin, after being expelled from his brother's band, decided to create his own project, showcasing brilliant skills in percussion, bass, guitar, and vocals. (Sorry for your brother; you were undoubtedly the heart of that band). But well... we're not here for sentimentality; Velika Velika precisely reflects that rebellious essence of british indie rock that invites listeners to an authentic and immersive auditory experience from start to finish. If you don't believe us, listen along with his other single "Sees The Sun" which has an amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing music video.

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.

Rely

Hailing from the vibrant city of Nashville, TN, the talented emerging band Horsebread, comprised of the dynamic duo Andrew Frazier and Sam McLeod, is here to delight us with their debut single titled "Rely." This song marks the band's first-ever release, and surprisingly, it was self-produced by the band itself over the course of four years.

Are you a perfectionist? Well, these guys must be, because "Rely" is one of those songs that has been carefully crafted before making its official appearance on streaming platforms. Its incredible quality is not only noticeable for its polished and professional sound, but it also showcases the band's unique sonic fingerprint, making it stand out immediately in the current music panorama by creating the perfect balance between a strong atmospheric instrumentation led by harmonious keyboards, delayed guitars, and energetic percussion, along with a captivating vocal lines, taking listeners on a strong sonic journey that will make them float on a dream-like sensation. Very much like Deftones' 2006 "Cherry Waves" chorus but across the entire song. (Go and hit play right now, you will thank us later).

Simultaneously, "Rely" defies the rules of faith and religion, revealing the true essence of the human being by questioning existence and finding our own truth, making this song a true indie-rock gem and a incredible entrance for this band in the indie-rock scene.

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