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TOP INDIE-POP AND R&B TRACKS

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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!

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.

Bed All Day

Emma Dilemma, the talented emerging rock-pop star from Christchurch, New Zealand, has recently unveiled her latest gem titled "Bed All Day." Following the success of her previous release, "Other Girls," which has amassed over 4,900 plays on Spotify, this new song serves as the continuation of her musical journey and stands out as her most ambitious project to date.

Officially premiered on December 1st, 2023, "Bed All Day" marks her 11th release in her discography and her second release this year, underscoring not only her dedication to her audience but also her constant evolution as a musician.

While maintaining her unique style, "Bed All Day" introduces a captivating blend of influences from funk and hip-hop music, creating an electrifying combination of elements that will hold you captive from start to finish, lingering in your mind even after listening to it! (Play on loop recommended)

Despite this song delves into Emma's existential crises prompted by social pressure, the music carries a distinctive uplifting aura, serving as an anthem, a rallying flag for those who are striving to stay true to themselves.

Gimme love

Airyen Vay, a talented singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, presents her latest musical gem, "Gimme Love."

Officially released on November 20, 2023, this song stands as her seventh release in her beautiful collection of songs on her discography, which began in 2019 with the release of her first-ever single titled "Say." This milestone paved the way for what is coming next on her musical journey, where her subsequent releases started to captivate the attention of numerous listeners worldwide, accumulating over 300,000 plays on Spotify. In this way, "Gimme Love" emerges as her most ambitious project to date.

Featuring a completely renewed sound that demonstrates her evolution as a musician, "Gimme Love" is a captivating emotional track that delves into Airyen's deepest appreciation of love. It encourages listeners to live life with no boundaries when love begins to grow between two souls.

With a polished vocal technique and a immersive background instrumentation, this song becomes a true anthem for today's social panorama, where everyone seems to be selfish and individualistic. No one wants to put themselves in a vulnerable position in front of their partners, and this song shows that love is a gift that life gives us, and once we embrace it, we start to see the beauty in 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!

4 AM

Nordic Alt-pop/indie singer-songwriter Feliks Divelli invites us into his musical universe with the release of his latest single, "4 AM." Crafted during the height of lockdown in early 2021, this song has undergone a transformative journey from its inception as a simple guitar progression to a top-quality version featured on the BIMM Hamburg 2021 Album.

Originally recorded as a demo with his producer, Feliks sensed untapped potential in "4 AM." In preparation for his upcoming album, he reimagined the song, creating a version that captures the essence of his creativity. Fans of Coldplay, Fink, Bon Iver, and Clide will discover both familiarity and new elements in Feliks' music.

"4 AM" stands as a testament to Feliks Divelli's songwriting prowess, offering a captivating blend of pensive lyricism and entrancing melodies. As a singer-songwriter, Feliks showcases his unique talent, ensuring that this song becomes a memorable part of his evolving musical journey.

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.

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21

December 1st, 2023, marks a significant milestone for the British pop star Matilda Pratt, with the premiere of her latest release, "21.".

After a year of eager waiting, this song arrives at the perfect moment for Matilda's most devoted fans, who were thoroughly captivated by her previous release, "Dear You," which accumulates over 16,000 streams on Spotify. In this way; "21" stands as her 11th addition to her discography and serves as her first release of 2023, highlighting Matilda's commitment to consistently delivering her talent to music enthusiast all over the world.

By seamlessly blending elements from indie pop and pop rock, Matilda's music creates an exciting combination of musical devices that showcases her unique expression of talent. This release not only marks her authenticity but also proves her dedication to the musical path she has chosen. The instrumental backing track of "21" possesses a vivid and organic quality, a rarity in an era dominated by programmed or sampled sounds. This characteristic provides the perfect scenario for Matilda's polished vocal interpretation to shine prominently over the music, leveraging her ability not only as a composer but also as a skilled singer.

In "21," Matilda invites listeners to delve into her life experiences. Through thought-provoking lyrical composition and storytelling, the lyrics encourage reflection on personal growth and a contemplative examination of the path that has led us to the present day. Matilda explains; ‘I wrote “21” envisaging my younger self sitting by my side, thinking about the dreams I had when I was 7, and wondering whether she would be proud of who I am today and where she thought I would be at this stage in my life’.

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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Smoked a Cigarette Instead

Looking for that 90's nostalgia? You came at the right place!

Monroe Moon, an electrifying rock band hailing from Grand Rapids, United States, skillfully captures the classic sound of the 90s alternative rock scene with a modern and innovative twist.
With a distinctive sonic identity that is truly unique, the band presents to our delight their latest studio work titled "Smoked a Cigarette Instead." The title itself piques curiosity at first glance, prompting us to want to uncover what lies behind its thematic allure.

Employing a lyrical composition method that blends the poetic and evocative, this song invites us to explore love and relationships from an intriguing perspective. Often, fear and uncertainty hinder the depth of these connections, yet this doesn't prevent us from savoring the spontaneity of the moment. The band explains, "Sometimes the best part of a romance is before it even begins."

Both the instrumentation and vocal performance in this piece complement the conveyed message flawlessly. While it asserts itself with a powerful sound of distorted guitars and leading vocals, echoing the intensity of romantic relationships, the percussion, on the other hand, moves at an unhurried pace, reflecting the calm and spontaneity of letting things unfold naturally.

"Smoked a Cigarette Instead" thus becomes that much-needed pause in our hurried world, offering a moment of respite for everyone.

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Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)

Today at Bad Wolf Records, we are pleased to welcome the incredible band Eruption Artistique, a musical collective hailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Comprising talented musicians who join forces to completely shake up the current music scene.

Their latest studio release, "Ball&Chain (With the Smackbar)," was officially premiered on December 11th. This song serves as their second single of 2023, emerging as a successful collaboration that blends elements from various musical genres, making it nearly impossible to categorize this band into a single genre. However, they carry the essence of rock deep within their melodies, sharp guitar riffs, and a powerful percussion.

The authenticity of Eruption Artistique is palpable from the first note. Its a band full of energy and euphoria, not only capable of creating incredibly catchy songs but also delivering an auditory experience that heightens the senses. With a comprehensive and rich instrumentation that magnificently employs numerous musical instruments, some of which are unconventional in the rock genre, such as the saxophone and minor percussion elements, they create a sonic amalgamation that gives rise to a vibrant mixture, imbuing it with a spontaneous and organic character.

Regarding their incredible instrumental work, Sara, the vocalist, asserts herself with originality and incredible flair. Her melodies traverse powerful vocal lines with filtering effects that inspire a sense of empowerment, transitioning to harmonies that are simply celestial, inviting the listener to undergo a complete auditory catharsis.

Another noteworthy aspect is how they craft their own structure in each of their songs. For instance, in "Ball&Chain," their electrifying guitar solos not only hold a distinct place within the song but also serve as a bridge, connecting its different sections in a unique manner. In this way, Eruption Artistique is one of those bands that seamlessly merge the creativity of the human mind with the skill of music as a discipline, providing an incredible surprise from the first listen. They are the kind of band you hear on the radio or in a movie soundtrack, making you go crazy to write down their name anywhere as fast as possible, then search for them on Spotify to immerse yourself in their discography.

Eruption Artistique is undoubtedly an incredible discovery for anyone fortunate enough to experience their music. That's why we're making things easy for you now. Catch them on Bad Wolf Radio during December/January on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Also, don't forget to give them a follow on their socials; 🤘

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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Unfamiliar To Me

You don't need an immense number of musicians to create a great band. Iris Blue, the talented indie rock duo from Chicago, is a perfect testament to that. Comprising Quinn Pokora on guitars and lead vocals, and Dave Catanese on percussion, this incredible band is here to gift us their latest masterpiece titled "Unfamiliar to Me."

Blending elements of alternative rock, indie-rock, and pop-rock, both musicians combine their talents with incredible synergy that is palpable from the first note. This gives rise to a sound that achieves a perfect balance between studio production of the highest quality and an organic tone that manages to seep into the depths of the listeners' soul.

"Unfamiliar to Me" delves into the nostalgia and complexity of facing the feeling of being lost in oneself during our twenties. It's a time when we're unsure whether to pursue our dreams, continue fighting for an impossible love, or choose the safer path that life presents to us.

Through the use of various metaphors, a solid lyrical composition, and a sound that evokes a sense of calm, this song, despite carrying an intense message of reflection, invites us to stay calm in the storm and remain steadfast in our ideals even when they are difficult to attain.

Clearly, the guys from Iris Blue chose the challenging path, as music itself tends to be a journey full of ups and downs. However, the success each of their songs has had throughout their career proves that sometimes we give up just before finding what we have been yearning for. "Unfamiliar To Me" has accumulated almost 29,000 plays on Spotify to date, making it their most successful release to date and indicating a truly promising future for the band. It encourages listeners to venture into the things they desire most deeply and stay true to ourselves.

Destroya

SIR-VERE makes a triumphant return to the music scene with their latest release, "Destroya." This rock anthem unfolds against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown, vividly portraying the phenomenon of the sickness. Interestingly, the focus isn't solely on the pandemic itself, but rather on the paranoia within our own minds. Officially premiered on December 8, 2023, "Destroya" marks the band's third release of the year and has already accumulated nearly 8000 plays on Spotify to date. What sets it apart is that, much like their previous releases, this song comes in four different remix versions, featuring artists such as Rory Hoy, Vodzilla, and Sonale—showcasing the band's dynamism in adapting to various genres.

With an energetic and uplifting percussion, sharp guitar riffs, and commanding vocals, the song delves into the madness experienced during lockdown. It reflects on a period where individuals were left to their own devices in isolation while the government and society carried on as if everything were normal. The profound message of "Destroya" extends not only through the music and lyrics but also in its accompanying music video. Reminiscent of Architects' "These Colours Don't Run," the video boasts an impressive collection of high-quality images, capturing the listeners' attention and making a lasting impact from the very first seconds.

"Destroya" serves as a sneak peek of what's to come, as it is part of SIR-VERE's upcoming album, "Lovescope," scheduled for release on January 26, 2024, under Worldsound/Virgin Music Group.

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.

Mill Session (Live Set)

Abrasive Trees, is what we like to call a true "auditory delight," and beyond merely being an incredible band, this group of talented musicians brings a complete sonic experience that is truly mind-blowing. Virtual Reality Devices? Who needs that trash! "Mill Session," their latest audiovisual production, promises to take listeners on a musical journey that will transport their senses to a totally new dimension.

Through its 20 minutes of extension, the talented band from Totnes, UK, not only showcases three of their most exquisite masterpieces but also provides detailed insights into the inspiration behind each composition.

Tracklist:

1. Star Sapphire: written by Matthew Rochford
2. Tao To Earth: written by Matthew Rochford
3. Kali Sends Sunflowers: written by Matthew Rochford

From experimental sounds that challenge your consciousness to elements combining influences from post-rock, noise, and grunge, "Mill Session" is full of surprises and promises to captivate you from the first seconds. The authentic sound of their instrumentation, traveling through carefully crafted auditory landscapes, not only demonstrates Abrasive Trees' mastery in terms of composition but also reveals their expertise as performers. They let spontaneity flow through the music, showcasing the intense musical synergy among each member, where each one functions as a key piece to achieve a complete sonic experience.

Today, we are pleased to present this incredible session on Bad Wolf Radio, and it will be available throughout the months of December and January for the delight of our rock lovers community.

However, we extend a warm invitation to everyone to experience this live session to its fullest expression in its video version, which is already available on YouTube, and you can find it at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaxvOCY8Kic

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