With so much great new music on offer at our fingertips, we thought it was time to restart the #BitterSweetPlaylist and also get inventive. So after you’ve given all the song’s on the playlist a good listen, you can vote for your favourite, by means of the handy poll at the bottom of the page. Spread the word, let’s make this thing huge.
Voting closes on 22nd September 2016.
Maria Kelly ‘Stitches’
Wielding a voice as pure the freshly fallen snow, Irish singer/songwriter Maria Kelly gathers an intensity of conviction to confess her faults. It’s stunning crafted and ever so stirring.
WILD ‘American Love’
The Los Angeles group channel Of Monsters and Men on joyous new cut ‘American Love’, a song that is as richly heart-warming as the summer’s blazing heat of the city in which they reside.
Katie Buxton ‘You Flew’
Nashville-based Katie Buxton delivers a stunning and raw performance on ‘You Flew’. A tender ballad that grows into a guiding beacon for those that need a little help to let go. It’s one of those tearjerkers, beware.
The Away Days ‘World Horizon’
Turkish indie-pop shoegazers The Away Days bring us a wistful dreamboat of feathery ambition. Capturing their serene vision and propelling all that choose to tag along for the ride skyward.
No Monster Club ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’
Bobby Aherne’s No Monster Club are the surprise waiting at the end of the tunnel, providing always light-hearted but never shallow entertainment. The jangle-pop of Hippocampus is in no way dull, in fact it continues to excite the senses even on the eleventh listen. This is gold.
October Drift ‘Cinnamon Girl’
Somerset’s October Drift strike the match with ‘Cinnamon Girl’, the first cut to be lifted from their forthcoming EP. Haunting textures overlap and build a stronghold beneath singer Kiran Roy’s forthright croon.
Ludvig Moon ‘Sparks’
Oslo’s Ludvig Moon capture a darker edge in their indie rock. New single ‘Sparks’ is an energised bolt of romance and captivation. A must listen.
TEAR ‘The Sprawl’
London punks TEAR offer up sleazy glamour and feisty attitude on new track ‘The Sprawl’. Falling somewhere between Sonic Youth and Patti Smith.
Heavy Heart ‘Fever Dream’
Londoner’s Heavy Heart released the latest track in their song-a-month campaign, ‘Fever Dream’ sounds like Wolf Alice jamming with The Smashing Pumpkins, lush shoegazey guitars slink into evocative allure. This is mighty good.
Brisbane gang Babaganouj head straight in for the power pop chords with ‘Sorry’. A Brit-pop spun call-out that comes in bouncing and never stops. Turn this one up.
The winning artist will be treated to a grilling in our ‘Many Things About…’ segment which works to uncover all those pesky little fun facts that we don’t know about them already, so get voting and make your artist proud (if not slightly nervous)!
Listen to previous winner Face with their song ‘Fear’ below.