Katie Kittermaster – One Of A Kind
Indie pop artist Katie Kittermaster returns her first single of the year ‘One Of A Kind‘. An artist staying true to the track’s title, Katie is a songwriter with a distinctive sound that showcases a true performer. On the release, Katie mentioned, “This song was written last summer in Berlin, I guess it’s about being scared to cut ties with someone that you really care about, someone you never want to hurt or loose and the knowing that putting yourself first might inevitably lead to hurting them and losing them. It’s about being a little selfish but being scared that you might lose someone who is ‘one of a kind’.”
‘One Of A Kind’ unleashes Katie’s soft British accent and new direction in her sound. Telling the story of letting something go even when it feels too hard in the moment, the new single from Katie Kittermaster features a unique emotive while still uplifting listeners with it’s energetic instrumentation. Bathed in reassurance and a ‘coming of age’ sound, if this track doesn’t get into a film that tells the story of teenage love, we riot. A singer-songwriter with versatility in her songwriting, One of A Kind is like looking into a crystal ball, the future looks significantly bright for this one.
NYIKO – Call The Boys
Dismantling toxic masculinity, NYIKO returns with post-punk infused indie-pop number ‘Call The Boys‘. Based in LA, NYIKO is an artist with a powerful message, that pays tribute to his influences but gives a refreshing awakening throughout his sound too. On his latest single, NYIKO states, “I wanted to take a hard look at the outdated notions of manhood in American society and how they negatively impact everyone. It was important for me to reflect on my own blind spots and to help redefine manliness for young men. It’s the quiet moments / that we choose to ignore / and the space it creates is innate suffering In these boys. I believe that much of the violence in our country is a manifestation of internal suffering and insecurity in men. Setting an example of masculinity that champions empathy, self-love, and respect could transform the way our society functions”.
‘Call The Boys’ is empowering. A track that needs to be spread far and wide, especially at the moment, ‘Call The Boys’ channels empowerment and confidence, letting relatable listeners know that if the world works together, we can get through anything. An artist making a change in this manic world, NYIKO is an exceptional songwriter. 100% of the Bandcamp Digital sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters LA.
VULIN – Distorted Silence
Craig Macleod aka VULIN is a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer from Fowlis. No stranger to the stage, Craig has been in projects and bands since 2001, including indie-folk outfit Dante. Now making his debut single for VULIN a complete statement, ‘Distorted Silence‘ features a dramatic presence that lets you be part of the story. A debut single that will leave you utterly speechless with its intimacy and beauty, ‘Distorted Silence’ captures VULIN’s vision in one. Self-produced and mixed, the track was mastered by Guy Davie ((The Smiths, Björk, Mogwai, The Shins, Sigur Rós) and shimmers in all the right places.
“Distorted Silence was written and produced by MacLeod, but includes featured musicians Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and Graeme Smillie (Arab Strap, Emma Pollock, etc.), alongside contributions from former Dante members, Stuart Hosking, Euan McLaughlin and Seán McLaughlin.” With a whole collection of exceptional performers on the track, ‘Distorted Silence’ has the power to pull on your heartstrings yet grip you with it’s solemnity. ‘Distorted Silence’ features a cutting-edge production. Indie folk at it’s finest, the powerful arrangement is coated in delicious rhythms, glistening guitar lines and exquisite vocal melodies. A haunting single that shows the real depth of Craig’s songwriting, listen to the debut single below, it’s completely spine-tingling.
Khemet McConville – A Woman of God
Pasadena based artist Khemet McConville specialises in creating music without boundaries. ‘A Woman of God‘ is like the lovechild of Tame Impala and Michael Jackson. Growing up in Pasadena with his mother and sister, Khemet’s destiny was always right under his nose. Known for playing with his band, the lead vocalist and bassist is a multi-instrumentalist that oozes with personality and talent. Over 5 minutes long, ‘A Woman of God’ explores lust and admiration in it’s finest form. A track that finds its way through multiple avenues, Khemet’s influences cross-genre through realms of passion.
“This track is a sensual tribute to love with Khemet McConville switching from bass to piano. Here he demonstrates his soulful emotive vocal range and an imaginative integration of audio effects. He makes effective use of synth transitions and hooks.”
Khemet McConville’s ‘A Woman of God’ is coated in RnB flavourings and subtle jazz harmonies. An artist that connects with, not only the music but with fans is an artist worth checking out, and Khemet is exactly that. Armed with a beautiful tone of charisma, the single is bound to get you swaying to it’s infectious beat. If you like the sound of ‘A Woman of God’, find your way to the rest of Khemet’s discography, you won’t be disappointed.
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