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Finnish born, London based artist Sätilä, aka Teemu Sätilä, combines a fresh fusion of infectious alternative/indie music with rich pop soundscapes. Having started writing songs at the age of seven after learning the piano, Sätilä spent his formative years in an alternative rock band before moving to Sydney, Australia, where he studied songwriting. His time spent there defined who he was as an artist and the songwriter soon realized his ambition to create something that was entirely his own, eventually heading back to Europe to follow his own sound.
Leading single ‘Like You Do’ was inspired by past relationships and narrates the struggle of receiving love from someone who you think is more gracious and trusting than you are. Highlighting Sätilä’s velvety vocals and impressive range, the track comes to life through twinkling synths, pulsating basslines and vibrant melodies. The musician reveals, “This song has been the defining cornerstone of a bigger body of work I’ve been working on when it comes to production and the sonic vision”. Produced by Mikko Pennanen, the song emulates fragments of Foster the People and Tame Impala, featuring analogue synths and illustrating Sätilä’s goal of blending organic and electronic elements together.
“When I was a kid I listened to a lot of mainstream pop and as a teenager I got into alternative and indie rock. I feel like that has shaped me more than I thought it did. I know people say indie rock has had its moment but I’m just not sure. It still makes me feel. I think there is room for all sorts of music so why restrict people’s expression just because it’s not a trend and if it still makes people feel something”, expresses the Finnish native.
Sätilä hopes his music will be an aid in times when you feel you are not enough. Through uplifting lyrics and building progressive components, ‘Like You Do’ transforms into the ultimate pep-talk, self-love anthem. He confides, “I hope my music inspires people to live their life to the fullest. Make the change you need to make whether that’s circumstance or your attitude. Make the dream a reality. Love yourself and others. Make every situation better when you come around”.
Sätilä has seen success with his previous releases garnering close to a million streams on Spotify alone. He has received attention from the likes of YleX (Finnish equivalent of BBC Radio 1), as well as being playlisted on official Spotify playlists in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Canada. ‘Like You Do’ is currently available worldwide.
Raynes is a trio made up of two Americans and a Brit. Now based in Los Angeles, Mat and Joe–both born and raised in North Dakota–met UK native Mark through Instagram after an extensive search for the final piece of this project. Drawing from diverse influences such as Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, the band blends catchy pop melodies with folk-style instrumentation.
Check out the band’s new single ‘Lemon Drop’ delivering catchy melodies, violin riffs and stacked vocal harmonies. ‘Lemon Drop’ is produced by Mighty Mike (Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood, Dua Lipa) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Shawn Mendes).
The band: sultry, feisty, in-your-face. Lia Sells Fish rocks the whole fish market to its core.
A spirited folk-blues sound that cuts deep and to the bone. Fierce and soothing at the same time, let Jeff Collins sing you off into the sunset.
This band is bananas. Times Infinity will rock your little socks off.
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New York born, Sydney bred dark-pop artist Valencia James is making music for those in need. With a catalog of music inspired by real life events, Valencia is on a mission song by song to give listeners something real, something organic, something true.
Although her music may stem from moments of doubt and sadness, the empowering songstress aims to cast light on even the most difficult of times. Her stunning vocals create an honest and relatable sound, allowing others to connect on a personal level. Described as ‘strong, mysterious and authentic’, Valencia oozes confidence through her compelling music.
Following the release of her debut single ‘Flames’, which garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, Valencia is back with the highly anticipated ‘Dreamers’. The single is an anthem reminding us that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and is another example of the songwriters’ praised edgy-pop style and powerful lyricism.
Valencia reveals, “I wrote Dreamers at a time in my life when I was learning how to dream again and believe for dreams that I had forgotten about. It’s kind of that song where I was just like, ‘Why can’t I do all the things that I want to?’ I had just come out of a period of depression about my future and this was my song … let’s all just start dreaming again and going for what we want in life”.
Featuring dreamy synth-pop soundscapes, haunting vocals, and oscillating rhythms, ‘Dreamers’ creates an uplifting ambiance with an undeniably catchy melody. Valencia shares, “I hope people listen to the song and remember to dream again, to hope again, and to believe in themselves again.”
With the aspiration that her music will encourage others to believe in themselves, Valencia preaches that we can do whatever we set our minds to and that we have more in us than we think we do. ‘Dreamers’ is currently available worldwide.
Country/Americana rock outfit Ted Z and the Wranglers’ new track “Corner Store’ is off of their upcoming album Southland and is upbeat infectious twang at its best. “Corner Store” features ruckus blues guitars, spirited harmonicas, and honky tonk vocals. The band was recently profiled in Billboard.
Ted Z and The Wranglers, of Southern California, deliver outlaw country-charged rock. Ted’s catchy story-songs are fully-realized tales of love, regret, getting older and getting in trouble. The band stirs up it’s Americana influences, featuring quick picking and bluesy slide guitar over galloping train beats and swinging shuffles.