My New & Hot Top 5, 24 April 2016

  1. Bring Me The Horizon – Follow You

“Bring Me The Horizon” are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK, founded in 2003. Their members came from multiple musical backgrounds within metal and rock.Their name was from the final line of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in which Captain Jack Sparrow says “Now, bring me that horizon”. The style of their early work has primarily been described as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on subsequent albums. Their latest album That’s the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles, from which “Follow You” is a great example. My number one for this edition of “My new & hot top 5”.

2. Rihanna – Kiss It Better

Through her official Twitter account, Rihanna confirmed that “Kiss It Better” (alongside “Needed Me”) was released as follow up single of “Work”. “Work” was the first single taken form the on 28 Januari 2016 released Rihanna album “Anti”. “Kiss It Better” could be best described as a pop and R&B power ballad or an “electro-charged R&B” track with influences from the 80’s/90’s, with synthesizers and an electric guitar. The lyrics focus on a destructive relationship the singer knows is wrong for her, but one she finds irresistible. I think this song is irresistible and addicting as well. The videoclip, accompanying the single is sexy yet very elegantly shot.

3. Indian Asking – *sshole Down

Indian Asking are a young Dutch band and they describe their sound as “punk – from now”, with rock, grunge, sixties influences and a psychedelic edge. Their musical inspiration comes from 60’s, 70’s and 90’s  music. “*sshole Down” comes from the EP “Sea of Ethanol” which was released earlier in April. Indian Asking seems like a real festival band to me and I’ll be watching them for their future work.

4. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up

“Keeping Your Head Up” is a single by English musician Birdy, coming from for her third studio album, Beautiful Lies (2016). The song was released as the album’s first single on 1 January 2016, so it is already played on the radiostations for a while now. I still want to nominate “Keeping Your Head Up” in my “New & Hot top 5” as I think it’s a great, very powerful and catchy song, which reminds me of Florence & The Machine in a way.

5. Radio Eliza – Kids

Radio Eliza is a young Dutch quintet who met at “the Herman Brood Academy. In 2015 they won the Amsterdam Pop Prize. Their music can be best described as electronic popmusic and it sounds very cheerful, catchy and danceable. Their recently released single “Kids” is their only track up till now and perfectly fits with the Spring! A first EP of this quintet will follow later this year.

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