The Prettiots – Boys (I Dated in Highschool)

Usually I’m not one to pay 100% attention to lyrics, but every single word in the Prettiots Boys are absolutely brilliant. It’s three minutes of cleverly sarcastic wordplay. Tons of pop culture references and black humour. The music complements the …

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Springtime Carnivore – Sun went Black

Like every normal human being, sometimes a superficial detail does get my attention. In this case I HAD to check out the music made by an artist called Springtime Carnivore. Now I know that ultimately the music comes first, and …

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The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied

I’m such a jangle pop whore. All I need is a guitar that pays homage to The Byrds and harmonious voices and I’m hooked. If you’ve been following this blog then you’ve realised that jangley guitars make a common appearance. …

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Shelter Point – Cut me Loose

Cut me Loose opens with a wobbly synth. This synth is so wobbly that it curves and waves – not unlike some kind of cartoon snake. Then the foggy ambient whoosh smothers the wobble, and a delicate Arthur Russellesque voice …

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Raury – God’s Whisper

Raury is every music critics dream. He is only 18, self-produced, self-released his debut album, and has an accomplished sound ready for stadiums and big venues. Yet although he sounds like a grownup he does have an impish spark. In …

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K Anderson – Cocoon

No matter how hard I try to be mature, a song about awkwardness makes me weak at the knees. K Anderson’s Cocoon has the knack of translating all those shakey moments disguised as a jaunty acoustic track. Confusion, fear of …

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Jiboia – Dvapara Yuga

This is probably the most educational post on Stagedive so far. Deep Breath … First of all Jiboia is Latin American for Boa Constrictor. After you watch the video this will all make sense. Secondly, the EP this track is …

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Cold Specks – Bodies at Bay

Cold Specks has been forging her own peculiar brand of indie rock, but on her latest single, Bodies at Bay she has totally conquered the musicosphere. I’d like you out there to name another track which oscillates between post-punk frenzy …

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The Weeknd – Often

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) has making brains flip over the past three years, either through his genre bending mixtapes or his very strong debut. Often is a release from his upcoming second record. Often has Tesfaye’s recognisable trademarks; dreamy, …

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The Lovers Key – Who’s the one you Love?

Wow this track is hot, it’s cool, it’s so hot that when you touch it you’ll see steam coming out of your finger! It’s got a stomping soul beat, and a rootsy guitar lick that just makes you want to …

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