MYYLO // ‘CYBORG’ – A REVIEW

Myylo, the Nashville based emerging pop singer-songwriter dropped his new single 'Cyborg' today. The uber catchy song mixes the singers penchant for idiosyncratic lyricism, catchy hooks, unique melodies and his notable falsetto. The song evokes the spirit screw ups in love and heartbreak oh so well leaning into the singers whimsical vibe, where he often [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … MODERN POP SINGER-SONGWRITER, LEAH VOYSEY

Leah Voysey, New Jersey native and Modern Pop singer-songwriter. She has just released a new single 'Poison'. Leah is at heart a singer-songwriter but her vocals and the production on 'Poison' are in the vein of many modern female pop artists but with a twist. I got to chat with Leah about 'Poison', her songwriting, [...]

EMAROSA RECORD RELEASE SHOW – A REVIEW + PHOTO GALLERY

Hopeless Records Emarosa’ just released their highly anticipated album ‘Peach Club’ and to celebrate they held a record release show at The Hi Hat LA in Los Angeles on February 9th, 2019. For the originally post-hardcore band, ‘Peach Club’ is a huge leap into a new sound but a welcomed departure. For fans it is [...]

HOST BODIES // ‘DIAMONDFRUIT’ EP – A REVIEW

Host Bodies is a live Electronic duo based in San Francisco comprised of MC/producer James Collector (aka Swoop) and multi-instrumentalist Nick Hess. They have just released a new EP ‘Diamondfruit’ of beautifully chill songs that you’ll be sure to add to at least one or two of your Downtempo or Mood playlists. The seven track [...]

VIDEO PREMIERE: MONEY FOR ROPE // ACTUALLY

Melbourne garage band and psych-rockers, Money For Rope have released an artsy video for their new single ‘Actually’. The track is lifted from their upcoming album ‘Picture Us’ which is due out on March 8th, is in full black and white, fast paced and created in one night by one of the the bands two […]

ARETÉ // TRIP – A REVIEW

I want to introduce you to New York based gender-fluid musician and artist Areté. The concept-pop singer-songwriter and producer has released a scorching and futuristic Electro-pop number, ‘Trip’. With chilling yet fierce vocals atop a cool stuttering beat. ‘Trip’ tells the tale a dark tale of making bad decisions of which could only end in [...]

GIRL WILDE // FAKE LOUIS – A REVIEW

Alex Barnes otherwise known as Girl Wilde has released another angsty and fun single. 'Fake Louis' features Alex’s raspy yet soft vocals (showing off hints of early Fiona Apple in just the right places) highlighting the mid-tempo electro-rock number. The track is also an introspective one lyrically. It speaks to the singers' ups and downs [...]

BRAND NEW FRIEND // I WAS AN ASTRONAUT – A REVIEW

Northern Ireland quartet, Brand New Friend have just released a roaring new single titled ‘I Was An Astronaut’ off their debut album ‘Seatbelts For Aeroplanes’. Brand New Friend (fronted by sibling pair Taylor and Lauren Johnson) have been championed by the likes of Radio 1 and Matt Healy and are currently signed to XTRA Mile [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … HOST BODIES

I got the chance to chat with electronic band Host Bodies about music, their upcoming release ‘Diamondfruit’ (due out February 8th) and much more. The band blends beautiful soundscapes, live instruments and electronic beats to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their latest song ‘Accept’ is out now and you can check out my interview with [...]

91ST OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

The 91st Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part live presentation on Tuesday, January 22, via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms – Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.You can view the list of 91st Academy Awards® nominees below and congrats to all of the nominees!https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2019 Below [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … ALICE LIMOGES

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VIDEO PREMIERE: CLOE // BREATHIN’ (ARIANA GRANDE COVER)

Fresh young talent Cloe has just released a new cover video and it has us all ‘breathless’ at The Reclusive Blogger! Check out her ethereal cover of the Ariana Grande major hit “Breathin'” below! https://youtu.be/Wm5qPMDQWtU You can follow Cloe on here Socials here: Socials: IG: @cloewilder Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CloeWilder/ Twitter: @CloeWilder YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDW9lcfYpyPBvxhkDgLCamg Until then, Brittney W.

ALFONSO CUARÓN // ROMA – A REVIEW

I am not one that is moved easily and emotionally by watching films. Not to say I don’t love films or I don’t appreciate the craft or technique that goes into making films. From the very first frame of Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’ something switched in me. This film was different, a good different and I [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2018 …

Here it is after careful consideration and many many rewrites. These are my top ten albums of 2018. This year my list features a lot of EPs so that's a big difference than previous years. So without further ado and of course in sequential order from the number one on ... 1. BASTILLE // Other [...]

MARY POPPINS RETURNS – A REVIEW

It has been 54 years since the beloved original had it’s Disney debut on the silver screen. Now Mary Poppins is back and finer than ever, drawing inspiration from the P.L. Travers book series. Director Rob Marshall (Into The Woods, Chicago) brings the film some 20 years forward to Depression Era London with the Banks [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP 50 SONGS OF 2018 // PART 2

As I stated before it’s that time of the year again. Yes, it’s definitely Christmastime but also that lovely time of the year where all of us music bloggers and journalists reminisce via online media, about all of the fantastic music that has been released this past year. So yesterday I posted part one of my [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP 50 SONGS OF 2018 // PART 1

It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's time for me to reminisce via blog post all of the fantastic music that was released and that I listened to this past year. Trying to narrow down and figure out which tunes stayed with me and stuck out the most has proven to be quite [...]

MY TOP 5 … FIVE FAVORITE SONGS THIS WEEK … by Sabrina A.

Be My Mistake The 1975 What I think might be the sweetest song off the new alum from the indie-pop band’s long awaited third studio album. The soft acoustic guitar with the melancholy strumming pattern reminds me personally of songs Matty has done in the past such as 102 and She Lays Down. The guitar [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … INDIE SINGER-SONGWRITER RÄNDI FAY …

For the Holidays I interviewed Indie Singer-Songwriter Rändi Fay whose new Christmas single may seem a bit out place on my blog but once you hear it and read my interview with her you'll see why I featured it ... THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: I always start out with an easy and quick question. So CD [...]

CAVEY // ABOUT TO START – A REVIEW

Today I bring you Cavey a bluesy London based alt-rock four-piece band consisting of Luke Cave on Guitar and Vocals, Alexander Chalstrey on Piano, Organ and Rhodes, Chun-Ting "Refa" Wang on the Upright Bass/Bass guitar, then Adrian Ortman on Drums. They’ve just released a smoky and soulful new song called "About to Start". The song [...]

MICRA // CHILD GROWS OLD – A REVIEW

Today I bring you ‘Child Grows Old’ a fun and wistful electro-pop ditty by Sydney-based Electronic-Shoegaze duo, Micra. The duo is comprised of Producer/Guitarist Robbie Cain from Australia and Bulgarian Singer Ivana Kay. Singer Ivana Kay’s atmospheric, breathy yet luscious vocals bounce along the synth and guitar drove track. Providing a unique contrast along with [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … WANK

I got a chance to interview Southern California Punk Band WANK recently. I talked with frontman Bobby Amodeo on music, Foo Fighters, and the future of WANK ... THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: I always start out with an easy and quick question. An icebreaker ... So CD or Vinyl? WANK: VINYL THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: And for [...]

SURE SURE x WILDERADO // MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

Last week I got to spend my Saturday night surrounded by some great people and even better music. Sure Sure with supporters Plastic Picnic and Wilderado wrapped around to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to play venue Music Hall of Williamsburg for Halloween weekend. The bands delivered some incredible music to the crowd that left me quite astonished. [...]

YOU ME AT SIX ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

The U.K. chart-topping rock band You Me At Six is back and set to tour the United States and Canada in 2019 in support of their sixth studio album, VI. The tour "Back Again" tour set to kick off in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall on February 22 of next year, with tickets going on sale [...]

NICOPOP // BELOW THE CEILING – A REVIEW

Today I bring you nicopop. He’s a rising Pop producer and his new track “Below The Ceiling” is a must listen. It’s a smooth Electro-Pop number combining both elements of older-school electronic music and new school. Or as the artist puts it himself “y2k meets Gen Z”. From the opening notes where we hear liquid [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … MAY

The Dawning Of MAY ...Meet MAY, she's the Melbourne born and New York City based singer-songwriter who voice and lyrics are beautiful and haunting. She is signed to Bastille's Best Laid Plans where she will release her debut EP, Phantom and video "Last September" come November 2nd. This week I not only had the privilege [...]

REEL BIG FISH // ANTHOLOGY IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

California based ska punk band Reel Big Fish brought their high energy show from"The Tickle My Tiki Torch Tour" around to the people of Rochester, New York. The band played the rock venue Anthology on Saturday (10/20/18) to a crowd ranging of all ages. This is something that I truly love about the band as [...]

TROPIC // THINKIN’ BOUT YOU – A REVIEW

The guys of Tropic are back with another soulful cover ... Remember Tropic? The soulful Electro-R&B Pop duo I recently introduced you to. Well, now they’ve dropped a brand new cover. This time the groovy duo take on one of my faves, Frank Ocean and his hit “Thinkin’ Bout You”. Tropic is a group who [...]

BLINKY BILL // SHOWDOWN – A REVIEW

Today I bring you, Blinky Bill, he's a Kenyan Rapper and Producer hailing from Nairobi. The rapper, whose real name is Bill Ochieng Sellanga got his moniker from a childhood nickname that just stuck. His new track 'Showdown' from his self-produced debut album (out October 19 on the French label The Garden) 'Everyone's Just Winging [...]

THE WOMBATS // BELASCO THEATRE L.A. – A REVIEW + GALLERY

Liverpool Rock band The Wombats (and one of my absolute faves), brought their unique, fun and oft humorous brand of British Indie rock to L.A.'s Belasco Theatre this past Thursday. The band playing to a jam packed crowd of uber fans, blasted through an exciting set spanning the bands already pretty extensive catalogue, churning through [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … ELECTRO-POP ARTIST RILAN

I got the chance to interview Rilan, an eclectic Electro-Pop artist and songwriter from New Orleans now based in Los Angeles. We talked music (including his current single 'Money Talk', creativity, influences, and more. Check it all out below ... THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: You got invited to perform at Style Fashion Week LA and NYC. [...]

BASTILLE // LIVE AT THE WILTERN – A REVIEW

My favorite British Alternative Pop band Bastille made their return to Los Angeles last night (September 24th). Taking The Wiltern stage by storm (pun intended) with a new and quite colorful lively stage setup. Bastille played to a *sold out* house performing many fan favorites and new songs, which of course included the bands' current [...]

TROPIC // SEPTEMBER – A REVIEW

Tropic, the soulful Electro-pop duo I very recently introduced you to just dropped a brand new song and it's a lit one. The band who I just Interviewed here, have released a sexy cover of the "Earth Wind and Fire" classic "September". Singer Jo-B Sebastian’s glossy vocals glide wondrously along the slick electronic production from [...]

SAINT CLAIR // ‘D2’ [EP] – A REVIEW

Emma Topolski (Childcare) forms new solo project as 'Saint Clair' ... Today I bring you, Saint Clair. It's the solo project of Childcare Bassist (they recently toured with Bastille), musician and singer-songwriter, Emma Topolski. Her debut EP, ‘D2’ was released today (11/14/18) and it's definitely something not to be missed. On ‘D2’ we find Emma [...]

BISHOP BRIGGS // LIVE AT THE THEATRE AT THE ACE HOTEL – A REVIEW

Bishop Briggs Brought the 'Church of Scars' to L.A. ...Singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs took us to Church last night (September 5th) at her sold out concert in Los Angeles, held at the very apropos The Theatre at The Ace Hotel. The gothic architecture definitely set the scene for the night. I was excited to be not [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … POP SINGER-SONGWRITER LENAY!

I recently introduced you to a new Pop artist named Lenay and her song "LA LA LAND". Today at The Reclusive Blogger we feature an interview with her which you can view below! 1. Quick question ... Are you an Early bird? Or Night Owl? Lenay: Definitely night, but that can count as early morning [...]

LENAY [FORMER MTV VJ] // LA LA LAND – A REVIEW

Lenay's Debut Song is a Pop Gem Lenay is a former MTV VJ turned Electro-pop leaning Singer-Songwriter born in the Congo and having lived in various parts of the world including Chile and Minnesota, before settling in Los Angeles a city known for its eclecticism. It's no wonder that her music sounds otherworldly. Lenay’s debut [...]

FOREVER WARPED TOUR [VANS WARPED TOUR] – A CONCERT REVIEW

After 24 years Vans Warped Tour has come to an end. It's been one incredible summer to experience unforgettable memories with music, friends, and opportunities.

OLIVIA O’BRIEN LIVE AT THE ROXY – A SHORT REVIEW + GALLERY

Hey, everyone yesterday I got the chance to photograph the concert by singer-songwriter and pop star Olivia O'Brien (with opening act Sofya Wang). Although the name may not sound very familiar yet.You have definitely heard at least one of her songs. With tracks like "RIP" which has G-Eazy on it and "Empty", and most notably "hate [...]

RON BULTONGEZ // LEARNING TO LOVE – A SONG REVIEW

"FROM CONGO REFUGEE TO 'AMERICAN IDOL' BREAKOUT TO INDIE SONGWRITER; RON BULTONGEZ ..." Singer-Songwriter; Ron Bultongez has just released his first major label single debut and it's quite the heartfelt one. If anything about him rings familiar ... you're right. Ron was a contestant on this past season's American Idol that stood out for not [...]

BASTILLE RELEASES “QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT’ – (LIVE FROM ROYAL ALBERT HALL)” MUSIC VIDEO

Good grief! The Bastille boys have done it again, my favorite band has a knack for surprising us fans with music out of the blue and in this case beautiful shot soundcheck videos! If you haven't seen Bad News it's linked. So with only a day of warning my favorite South London based band released [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … OCNS BAND

ABOUT OCNS: OCNS took time. Time allowed growth and change, but most importantly the opportunity to arrive at the right place in the right moment. Six years have passed, and in that time OCNS have grown from three members to six; finally becoming complete. With six unique perspectives, OCNS meld haunting tones of ambience, melodic tones [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … DARK ELECTRONIC DUO LOOM:NGS

Meet loom:ngs, a unique electronic music duo comprised of Zola Johnson and producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Loumpouridis. With what began as a dorm room project soon became much more, their unique take on dark electronic music with cool synths, pop sensibilities and great melodies. This is a band you don't want to miss.

ARROYO SECO WEEKEND – INTERVIEW WITH THE REVOLUTION’S LISA COLEMAN

One of the things I was most looking forward to at Arroyo Seco Weekend was a chance to interview The Revolution ... As in the Prince's Revolution, the famous and super talented backing band that not only toured with him in his hey day and featured on "Purple Rain". With every band member having had [...]

ARROYO SECO WEEKEND – DAY ONE REVIEW

Hey, guys it's Brittney here! You know what else is here? That's right the second inuaguaral Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, CA. The music and arts festival which is billed as a fun also family friendly music filled weekend. It’s definitely is that. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkYg1TGASVv/ 👆🏾👆🏾 My Photography above!! 👆🏾👆🏾I arrived very early hoping to a [...]

‘NO ALTERNATIVE’ BY WILLIAM DICKERSON – A MOVIE REVIEW

You’ll have ‘NO ALTERNATIVE’ not to watch this ...

The book now a film ‘No Alternative’ by writer and director William Dickerson, (DETOUR, DON’T LOOK BACK) stars Michaela Cavazos as Bridget Harrison, Conor Proft as Thomas Harrison, Chloe Levine as Jackie O’Brien, Kathryn Erbe as Maureen Harrison and Harry Hamlin as William Harrison is out this Friday. The big premiere is at the 'Dances with Films' Festival on Opening Night June 7th.

JAMES BAY SPOTIFY FANS FIRST EVENT – A FAN EXPERIENCE

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending Spotify's Fans First event for James Bay at Hubble Studio. The invite was sent out a few days ago to Spotify listeners that apparently stream James Bay a lot in the Los Angeles area. Anyway I took my usual plus one and go to gal, my Mom. As she is now a fan herself after seeing him in New York in 2016 and earlier this year

K-BUST // “FEARLESS” – AN ALBUM REVIEW

K-Bust - “Fearless” - Album Review - Written by The Reclusive Blogger

CHARLIE BARNES // “OCEANOGRAPHY” – AN ALBUM REVIEW

"Oceanography" by @CharlieBarnes - Album Review - Written by The Reclusive Blogger