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‘Edge of the Universe’
Suzy Callahan is an American singer with a voice described as a unique, unfried, thick, creamy, dulce de leche instrument. Her art pop songs incorporate elements of psychedelic folk, jazz and country with cathartic self-realization and a wry sense of humor. Her soundscape is minimalistic leaving her voice up front and center. When she sings, she leans in.
‘Made for Loving You’
The sincerity of Roos Meijer’s alt-folk touches the heart immediately. Roos lends her music to unheard stories of people around the world, which arouses extraordinary topics in her songs. With a profoundness of detail, in both the songs and arrangement, she manages to find emotional fine lines that are not too often expressed in popular music. Drawing inspiration from a broad range of genres such as folk, classical, indie-rock, and world music, Roos Meijer brings a new crossover to the musical landscape: she takes you by the hand and brings you to places you’ve never been.
‘Channeling John Hurt’
Headless Relatives play songs – songs about loss, desperation, ancient Egyptian gods, birds, and whatever else speaks to them. Founded in 2011 as a solo project by Seth Biskind, Headless Relatives grew to a massive two-person band with the addition of Michael Smith at the end of 2019. Driven by a DIY attitude, a love of narrative, and a compulsion to create, Headless Relatives released their first full-length We Are Our Own Saviors in 2013. In 2018 they followed up with North American Birdsong and a collection of demos and studio sessions from an abandoned album released as The Lost Grimoire. So far in 2020, Headless Relatives have released two EP’s recorded in quick stripped-down sessions, and their third full-length album Teatime With Conqueror Worm, songs about death, loss, and other endings.
Ulrich Zehfuß is a German-speaking singer-songwriter. In 2016 he made his solo debut with the album “Dünnes Eis”. Before that he had been traveling with the band BUNT for many years, who played his songs. He belongs to the Sago family of songwriters. His second solo album will be released in 2020.
Laura Elizabeth Hughes
Dublin born singer/songwriter touted as a “gentle yet steely, formidable yet tender” one to watch by the Irish Times.
On stage is where Hughes feels most at home and truly connects with her audience. Throughout her time as a performer she has shared the stage with acts such as Dermot Kennedy, James Bay, Billie Marten and Little Hours amongst others. Debut international shows in London and New York would precede a first sold out Dublin headline show in 2019. Her Ireland Music Week performance later that year brought her to the attention of international music industry delegates and led her to be named by IrishTimes.com as one of “10 acts to see before they are famous”.
Cold Chocolate—the genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own—will release their new single, “Gone,” tomorrow ahead of their forthcoming album’s release. The new album, Down The Line, is out Friday, June 26. Led by Ethan Robbins (vocals/guitar) and Ariel Bernstein (percussion) the music is punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful playing.
‘Taste For The Sublime’
Sailmaker is the first solo project of Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Rich Sutton. Rich’s distinctive vocal will be recognisable to those familiar with alt-pop band SHIELDS, whose tracks have featured on BBC R1 and BBC 6Music, as well as being covered by The Guardian, Q Magazine, and MOJO. Sailmaker represents a stylistic departure from his previous band, leaning on influences like Nick Drake, Father John Misty, and Eels to produce a unique folk baroque sound with an alt-pop inflection. Sailmaker’s debut EP is set for release in August 2020.
Gold Connections is a band started by Will Marsh at the College of William and Mary, where longtime friend Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest) produced and recorded Marsh’s debut self-titled EP released in 2017 on Fat Possum Records. After support tours with Car Seat Headrest, opener slots with bands such as The Districts, Futurebirds, Soccer Mommy and even a tour through Europe culminating with a showing at the esteemed Primavera Club festival, Marsh introduced us to the next phase of the band. With newly found access to professional recording studios, such as Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium, Gold Connections followed up their scrappy debut EP with two new releases that adventured into hi-hi, 2018’s Popular Fiction LP and 2019’s Like A Shadow. Their newest milestone was a session with World Café, a prestigious live radio program syndicated by NPR, which aired in March of 2020. With a new sound in hand and the promise of more growth to come, the future shines bright for Gold Connections.
Nervous City Nervous Self
Songwriter David Josephson was born and raised in Stockholm, and started off his musical career by declaring: “I shall become Sweden´s Cohen or die!”. As Sweden never has been a country of big declarations, he was met with skepticism. A skepticism that eventually forced Josephson into German exile – in the city of Berlin where countless prophets and poets wander the streets, Josephson experienced a new sense of kinship. And it was there, during a visit at an art exhibition about German expressionism that the embryo of Nervous City | Nervous Self was created. The debut songs of Nervous City | Nervous Self portrays a wandering singer´s delightful doom, and are the expression of an artist staying committed to his path, and his search for “G-d knows what” – or Godot, as Samuel Beckett might have put it.
Jay Stott wrote his first song while working as an Alaskan guide. Begging his parents for a guitar at 14, he brought music with him on a lot of adventures in the West. The first song, which came while he was riding shotgun in a truck on the Alaskan Highway, started a creative streak that continues today. He landed in Colorado in the early nineties, which is where he’s lived on and off (mostly on) ever since.
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis