Do I need to marry into this family to join the band? If so, I’m okay with that. Lucy and Thom Southern are the brother-sister duo that make this incredible Belfast-born, Liverpool-based bluesy, rock’n’roll powerhouse.
Southern released another electric single “Where I Want To Be” due out August 18th! The track has the brother-sister vocal harmonies you know and love with seductive, body-moving instrumentals, and lyrics to sing at the top of your lungs. Southern have stayed true to releasing singles to soundtrack your summer and “Where I Want To Be” is a great addition. To buy Southern’s self-titled EP click here. Follow Southern on Facebook, Twitter and Songkick for tour dates.
Two incredible bands are in town tonight at Union Transfer and I am beaming with excitement. The weird and wonderful Royal Canoe open for one of my favorite bands ever, Bombay Bicycle Club as they tour their gorgeous new album So Long, See You Tomorrow.
I am so happy to have Bombay Bicycle Club back in our fine city and can’t wait to hear some of my favorite new tracks live tonight at Union Transfer. So Long, See You Tomorrow is a stunning, eclectic, heart-pounding, feet moving follow-up to 2011′s A Different Kind Of Fix. The band continues to release albums that are completely different from each other and equally epic. Each album becomes your favorite and can fit any mood or adventure.
Seeing Bombay Bicycle Club live is a next-level experience. The energy and passion each member plays with, mixed with the stunning music has you visually and sonically on overdrive. You never want the show to end and you can’t do enough to be apart of it. You can look around the room and see every other fan in the crowd smiling from ear to ear while moving and grooving. With so many positive, upbeat tracks and the perfect mixture of slow jams, tonight will be the dance party of your dreams.
The Bombay Bicycle show with Royal Canoe starts tonight at 8:30PM with doors opening at 8PM. Tickets are only $22 and you can get them here or at the door!
Make sure to pick up your copy of So Long, See You Tomorrow here or at the show tonight! For more Bombay Bicycle Club tour dates and ticket information, click here!
Strange Talk released an epic new music video for their single “Young Hearts” from their debut album Cast Away! When were auditions? I would have loved to be the in this creepy, zombie, Levi’s ad-like music video. Cast Away is out now on CD & Limited Edition Vinyl and digital download for you to hear Strange Talk’s other great jams and to play this song on repeat.
Make sure to catch this super fun band from Melbourne, Australia live as they are currently on tour in the US! Strange Talk have a show next Monday, May 12th at Bardot in Hollywood, then play at various cities across the US, and end their tour with two shows in NYC on May 27th and 28th. For tickets and tour information click here!
There is so much to love about this new track from Tuff Love’s forthcoming debut Junk EP, “Sweet Discontent”. The heartbreaking harmonies, relatable, honest lyrics, that bass line, overall 90s sound… I’m obsessed. Tuff Love’s Junk EP is due to release on May 5th via Lost Map Records! You can pre-order the EP on limit edition 10″ white vinyl and get “Sweet Discontent” as an immediate download here. You can also pre-order the Junk EP via iTunes here.
Tuff Love will be touring in May starting with their EP launch at The Old Hairdresser’s in Glasgow! For ticket information click here! To track when Tuff Love are coming to your city, follow them on Songkick here. Don’t forget to keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter as well.
“Banana Bread” by Beaty Heart is a light, airy, addictive indie dance pop jam I can’t get enough of right now. The song will make you want to be at dance party on an island somewhere, long for summer, and really want some banana bread.
Listen to the song below and follow Beaty Heart on Facebook, Soundcloud, and Twitter. Beaty Heart has upcoming shows in the UK! To see tour dates and track when they are coming to a city near you, click here!
I’m back from a road trip from Philly to Coachella and 4 glorious, ridiculous, absolutely incredible days in California. After two hours of sleep and a day working, I could not be more pumped to deliver you a dark, sultry, addictive new track from British dreamboat Ben Khan for tonight’s late night listen.
I’ve had “Drive (Part 1)” on repeat all day and definitely added it to the Makeout Music Playlist for your hearing pleasure. The track is from Ben Khan’s upcoming 1992 EP due out May 5th which you can pre-order now here! I’m already obsessed with the EP and can’t wait to hear more new music and am looking forward to his full length album. His music is perfect for getting down in a live setting and I’m also hoping he heads over to the States to grace us all with those knee-weakening tunes in concert.
To keep up with Ben Khan, follow him on Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, and track future shows on Songkick here.
One of the most beautiful boys with one of the most beautiful voices in the world, Sam Smith, is playing his first Philly show tonight at Boot & Saddle! The tickets have been sold out for months so hopefully you have yours. I could not be more excited to go tonight after meeting Sam Smith in the airport on my way back to Philly from Austin. He is such a sweetheart and after getting chills at his first show in the US in NYC, I can’t wait to bring my friends with me and witness their first experience watching him live.
Sam Smith is touring in support of his upcoming debut album In The Lonely Hour, due out this May! You can pre-order the album through Amazon, iTunes, and Sam Smith’s store.
His new single “Stay With Me” drops Tuesday on BBC Radio 1, and he will be playing Saturday Night Live next Saturday!
To check out tour dates near you and track when Sam Smith is coming to your town, follow him on Songkick here!
See you tonight at Boot & Saddle, the show starts at 8PM so make sure you are on time, you don’t want to miss a minute.
I know most people hate/ are afraid of change, but I actually love when I hear a song in it’s early days, then the re-recorded version for the album. I think it is fun to see a band grow and develop as they get closer to releasing a new album. This is the case for brother-sister duo Southern. The band released an acoustic track I loved called “Where The Wild Are” not too long ago. Then, I heard the newly released harder, more sultry version, and it brought a new life to the track. The song has a brand new attitude and added intensity, it’s impossible get excited about hearing new music from the band. Listen to the song below and follow Southern on Facebook , Twitter, and track all future live shows from the band on Songkick here!
Glass Animals are the kings of smooth and sensual alt rock and you can hear for yourself by checking out their new track “Gooey”. The track is available for download now here!
Glass Animals have released some incredible music so far and I am extremely excited to see live this year at SXSW! The festival in Austin is coming up in two weeks and I am overwhelmed with how many bands I am trying to see, interview, party, dance, and makeout with. After the festival, Glass Animals will be heading to Australia! To track the band and get tickets, click here.
In the meantime, listen to “Gooey” and more music below:
What a gorgeous new collaborative single from Flume and knee-weakening singer Chet Faker (that voice! that beard!). “Drop The Game” is the single from their new EP Lockjaw which you can get now on iTunes! The gorgeous music video features the legendary Brooklyn street dancer Storyboard P, check it out below. Make sure to track Flume and Chet Faker on Songkick for upcoming tour information!