“Music saved me.” An interview with SUPERBANDS founder Jessica Villa

“Music saved me.” An interview with SUPERBANDS founder Jessica Villa

"Music saved my life." It's a phrase we've heard many times. It's a phrase many of us can relate to. Think back to an artist, album or song, that when you first discovered, truly changed or saved your life. For SUPERBANDS founder Jessica Villa, this phrase took on a whole new meaning. Jessica and I [...]

An interview with Welsh singer Eleri Angharad

An interview with Welsh singer Eleri Angharad

You're my new sin, new sin, the envy and the greed... From across the pond, welcome singer/songwriter Eleri Angharad. Last week, she released her latest single, New Sin, telling the story of centred of two lovers who meet at a nightclub and begin a forbidden love. While scrolling through her catalog and reading her bio, [...]

Canadian Artist Dani Kristina on finding her voice and “Aura”

Canadian Artist Dani Kristina on finding her voice and “Aura”

From Toronto comes artist Dani Kristina's debut EP Aura, which was released this past Friday on all streaming platforms. The EP was created alongside Grammy-nominated Trevor James Anderson, and features five tracks that fuse various genres in order to create a unique, cinematic sound. “This release really encompasses the various influences at play when I’m [...]

Smashing Pumpkins Bassist New Project Burning Pools

Smashing Pumpkins Bassist New Project Burning Pools

There is a secret deep inside, I want to live I cannot hide Burning Pool releases their grungy, gritty and empowering new single Burning Pools, the new band led by former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley, has been a long time in the making. She and husband Kristopher Pooley had been demoing songs showcasing Ginger’s [...]

no one’s queen: KiNG MALA

no one’s queen: KiNG MALA

KiNG MALA is the moniker of El Paso born, LA based alternative soul artist Areli Castro. Touching on themes such as lust, recklessness and badass femininity, KiNG MALA isn’t afraid to spill her guts. Raised in a hispanic home, the artist is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+, POC and Indigenous communities and being open about [...]

FemFocused: Trauma Queen Valerie Williams

FemFocused: Trauma Queen Valerie Williams

Welcome Valerie Williams, an independent singer, songwriter and musician who writes, records, and produces music out of her home, inspired by female singer/songwriters like Michelle Branch, Joy Williams, and Sara Bareilles and indie/Americana bands such as The Head and the Heart and Wild Rivers. She recently released her new EP titled Trauma Queen, which features [...]

FemFocused: A chat with Ebony Buckle

FemFocused: A chat with Ebony Buckle

From Australia to the West End of London, singer Ebony Buckle shares a message of hope in trying times. Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter, originally from the seaside town of Townsville, Australia. Taking listeners on a whimsical pop journey with her complex harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism, Buckle sings about universal themes of romance [...]

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

There are no bad shapes Formed in 2018, Bad Shapes is a Philadelphia-based DIY shoegaze/rock band, seeking always to create commonality between discomfort and discovery. The result is a cohesiveness found between heavily effected guitars that shimmer and surge over driving rhythmic foundations, modulated synths that bounce and bend, and found-audio samples carefully deployed both in [...]