(Ed. Rormix is all about bringing new and emerging artists’ music videos to an audience of music lovers. Nicole from the site talks us through what Rormix is all about and shares with us a few of her favourite artists that feature on the website and their music videos.)
Love being the first to find new music? Rormix is a free app and website which will allow you to be the first every time. Made by music lovers, for music lovers. We create a personalised feed for you based on your existing music tastes, making music discovery easier than ever. HD quality videos from unsigned and independent artists are steamed straight to your device, where you can like, share them and follow artists.
Connect with Facebook and Google+ to get a personalised feed which recommends you new music videos depending on what you have already liked. With the discover option it is easy to find new emerging artists who sound similar to your commercial favourites. You can also search for new music using the 26 different genres. Click an artist’s name or picture to find out more information on your new discovery, and keep up to date with them by clicking through to their social media and websites.
Anyway, here are 5 videos we think you will love. Download the app on iOS, Android or Firefox, and check out the website here: http://rormix.com
Alvvays – Next Of Kin
It’s been a huge year for Alvvays, releasing their debut album which was featured in both NME and Rolling Stones Top 50 albums of 2014. Lyrically the accomplished debut offers a diary like insight into everyday life that everyone can relate to. Check out ‘Archie, Marry Me’ which in terms of catchiness is probably the best on the Rormix app yet, and their new video ‘Next Of Kin’ is equally as great.
Youth Club – People
You’d never believe that the video ‘People’ by Essex four-piece Youth Club was filmed in their home town Southend-on-Sea, not when you see the palm trees and skating that takes you straight to the streets of Venice Beach, LA. But I promise – it’s in England and the palm trees are real. Matthew Connell directed the video as a day-in-the-life style video diary. If this is really their day to day life – I’d love to join in.
Tired Lion – Are You Listening, Listener?
Dubbed as Australia’s ‘Indie Grunge Darlings’ – it’s clear to see why the band are set for big things in 2015. That’s not just our opinion but also the whole of the blogosphere. Listen to the guitar riff in ‘Are You Listening…Listener?’ and you’ll immediately understand where we’re coming from. This song has been played in Rormix HQ more times than we can mention – Tired Lion are the freshest take on 90′s grunge nostalgia that we have to offer.
Avec Sans – All Of Time
Indie dream-pop duo Avec Sans became well-known online for their crowd pleasing remixes, their cover of Bon Iver ‘Perth’ being one of the most memorable examples. Their more recent remix of Brooklyn synth-pop favourites Haerts ‘Hempiglegia’ has racked up 120,000 plays in under a month.
However, they are quickly proving to be even more talented when crafting their own songs. The duo, made of Alex Fox and Jack St. James, are the perfect pair to bring 80′s synthpop back. Teamed with the powerful yet dream-like voice of Fox, the music has an ethereal and uplifting tinge – it’s indie-electro meets classic pop anthems. Perfect.
Jennie Vee – Wicked
At first glance you may mistake Jennie for a model – the sultry stare over her guitar in a number of press shots dotted around the blogosphere. However the Toronto born and New York residing singer/songwriter and former singer of The Vicious Guns has more than proved her worth after embarking on her solo mission.
Jennie Vee has managed to create catchy pop songs with an awesome lo-fi garage style, taking influence from the best of 80s indie rock. Her debut EP ‘Die Alone’ is now available via her BandCamp, with influences ranging all the way through my personal favourites. From Nick Cave to The Manic Street Preachers, The Cure to Echo and The Bunnymen – you can’t possibly be disappointed with what Jennie is offering.
Words by Nicole Broad
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