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Ellie Gadzos | Fiji

When Ellie wrote her tropics-inspired debut single “Fiji“, she was in a really bad place at school, wanting to fit a certain mold and be popular. She kind of lost herself in the process, so getting away to find her very own happiness again was the only thing on her mind. Within the lyrics of this song, you’re going to find an honest portrayal of when someone truly would rather be anywhere else.

KEANA | Lilac

KEANA‘s “Lilac” is inspired by the wisdom found in dream states, meditation, and alternate realities. In fact, the music video for “Lilac” takes you on an immersive journey through colourful landscapes and features some great dancing, whilst showcasing her very own vivid imagination. Can’t go wrong with a song that mixes visuals and audible depictions as well as this.

Damaged Goods Club | Sick Sad Girl

There is something pure about Damaged Goods Club that makes them interesting, maybe it is the raw, emotive vocals from their female lead, or maybe it is the downright, gritty, and charming instrumentals that make up their signature sound. Nonetheless, ‘Sick Sad Girl‘ is a solid follow-up to their debut single in 2020, that showcases more of what makes the duo an act worth paying attention to, although still young within the industry they do have a lot to offer.

Liz Lawrence | Babies

Liz Lawrence has released her newest single ‘Babies’ another taste of her third album due out in September! This third track sees Liz take initial inspiration from videos of babies laughing on the internet, which is a panacea for all ills, the song features Liz inhabiting a character (the baby) desperately trying to drag themselves out of drudgery. “I thought of a man who’s driving to work every morning and saying goodbye to his wife, kissing her on the cheek and then going to sit in his car, even though he lost his job months ago,” Liz says. “I’ve been singing pretty for a long time, and I wanted to try new things. So I’ve machoed it up. Babies is one of my favourite tracks on the record. I felt like I was exorcising some demons with it, just for fun.”

James Leonard Hewiston | Commercial Vibes

Sunken | Show Me Your Mind

Sunken‘s ‘Show Me Your Mind’ is a tense ecosystem that juxtaposes a disco-infused assortment of bass lines and synths, whilst not taking anything away from their lead singer Poppy’s hypnotising, overarching, siren-like vocals, that add a nice haunting sound that shapes the song. Fantastic song!

Cuffed Up | Canaries

Formed in 2019, Los Angeles-based Cuffed Up were born out of a search for “self-acceptance and self-realisation”, whilst today, the band are sharing their frantic and vital new single “Canaries“, a roaring track about reckoning with one’s shame. The band explains that their song is about going down a path that you know is wrong, yet you keep going because some form of shame is driving you, “Sometimes, we become numb to the burdens we carry. “Carrying the weight of stones/with pins to his bones” reflects that and the need to be vulnerable with yourself and not accept fate as is,” the band adds.

Stay tuned for an interview with the band coming to Eat This Music soon!

Family Jools | California Sunshine

TORRES | Thirstier

Indie Butterflies Dream | Wicked

Indie Butterflies Dream is a band out of Israel and whilst they have already released 11 tracks their newest single ‘Wicked‘ is one that showcases their strongest portrayal as a well-oiled machine to date.

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