BRITISH ROCK BAND PLACEBO RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “BEAUTIFUL JAMES”

Placebo make their defiant return to music with a new song titled “Beautiful James”. A song that seeks to normalize and celebrate non-heteronormative relationships in song. Iconic Brit Rock band Placebo makes their return to music with the new single “Beautiful James”. The track is the band’s first new music in five years. Placebo also […]

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CATCHING UP WITH… SILVER RELICS …

Silver Relics is an NYC-based band formed by Alex Sepassi in 2017. The band has a new single out now titled, ‘Tails”. It further explores their experimental sound that debuted in 2019’s ‘Generic’. I caught up with the band’s founder, Alex, to chat about new music, and much more. You can read the interview below! […]

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INTRODUCING… NASHVILLE MUSICIAN EMPTY ISLES

The artist dropped a new single “Hard To Cope” out now! Empty Isles is the musical nom de plume of Nashville-based artist and producer Zach Lardy. His inspirations though are a conflation of many. They include producer BJ Burton who has worked major artists Lizzo and Taylor Swift. To eclectic singer-songwriters like Bon Iver and […]

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

It’s New Music Friday! Check out the best in music for the week ending on September 10th… TRB is back with another brilliant week of amazing talent catchy new tunes! Leading off the week is LaLisa from BLACKPINK who just made her solo debut. The BLACKPINK member released a double single, headed by Hip-Hop meets […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… U.K. ALTERNATIVE POP SINGER SALT ASHES

Since her 2020 debut EP ‘counting crosses’ London based Alterna-Pop artist Salt Ashes has been channeling her unique sense of style and raw emotion creating her signature sound. Born Veiga Sanchez the singer-songwriter often explores darker themes amongst the brighter eclectic tones of dance beats. I chatted with Veiga a few weeks back about her […]

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

It’s New Music Friday! Check out the best in music for this week ending in August 27th… Here’s to another week of incredible talent and amazing new tunes! Leading off the week is new Mom and Pop chameleon Halsey. Halsey dropped their highly anticipated new album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”. An […]

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POP ARTIST KIM PETRAS RETURNS WITH NEW ERA + SINGLE “FUTURE STARTS NOW”

Pop Singer and newly signed Republic Records Artist Kim Petras returns with her first release of 2021. The track titled “Future Starts Now” is out now and is the first taste of her highly anticipated debut album. “Future Starts Now” is a timely blend of nostalgic 80s dance European house and futurism. Kim’s bright vocals […]

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SHINEDOWN ANNOUNCE NEW MUSIC FILM ‘ATTENTION ATTENTION’

Alternative Rock band Shinedown announce the details of their new film, ‘Attention Attention’. In what is described as an all around visual experience directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa). Also features theatrical performances by Shinedown, Melora Walters, and Francesca Eastwood, among others. This film experience brings the bands sixth studio album of the […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… EVERYTHING BUT THE EVERYTHING

I chatted with Bay area based producer/songwriter Izzy the Gent and musician Tobias Hawkins about Izzy’s new music project Everything But The Everything. Hawkins has a guest feature on one of the tracks titled “Denials”. We dive into the single, the project’s inspiration, the music industry, and more. Check it all out below. THE RECLUSIVE […]

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST SONGS OF THE WEEK

It’s New Music Friday! Check out the best in music for this week ending on July 23rd… In what looks like record temps pretty much everywhere as we hit the middle of one hot and unusual Summer. The music world, it seems has no defined ‘Song Of the Summer’ has truly emerged. As artists hype […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… D.C. ALTERNATIVE QUINTET MERCI

Merci are the D.C based quintet formed in 2018 featuring members Seth Coggeshall [vocals, guitar], Nick Jones [guitar], Colby Witko [vocals, keys], Justin Mason [bass], and Jack Dunigan [drums]. Their sound fuses pop hooks, alternative grooves, and even a bit of psychedelia to create dreamy tunes. The latest ‘City Haircut’ is features a trippy music […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… FOLK LEANING POP SINGER-SONGWRITER LISA HELLER

Hellers’ new EP ‘Is Anybody Listening’ is out now. When I sat down to chat with Lisa Heller on Zoom last month. The Alt-Pop Singer-Songwriter was very eager to discuss her new EP, ‘Is Anyone Listening?’, out now. Hellers’ new EP showcases many of her influences, which include Country, 90s Alt, & 2000s Feminist Pop […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… UK ELECTRONIC DUO + FILM & GAME MUSIC COMPOSERS HYBRID

HYBRID is the U.K. Electronic music duo and film/game composers who have been crafting an eclectic mix of sounds for diverse projects since the 90s. The duo comprising of Mike and Charlotte Truman just released their new album titled “Black Halo”. I chatted with HYBRID about their new record, their creative process, and more. You […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… GLASGOW EXPERIMENTAL ROCK COLLECTIVE UNION OF KNIVES

In 2020, the Scottish trio Union Of Knives returned to music after a 14-year hiatus releasing three singles. The band comprising of Chris Gordon, Pete Kelly, & Anthony Thomaz, had not planned to stay away for that long. Although the band had not meant for the hiatus to go that long. Unfortunately, life and all […]

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MEET DETROIT NATIVE KRISTEN MERRITT NEO SOUL’S FRESH FACE & SOUND

On the eve of Detriot native Kristen Merritt’s latest single release, I sat down to chat with the now Brooklyn based artist to chat about her story thus far. We promptly delve into many of Kristen’s passions which include music-making, and her upcoming debut album “Joi”. I also immediately grasp why she named her own […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… FUTURE FOLK BAND GONE GONE BEYOND

The Futuristic Folk band Gone Gone Beyond fuses elements and sounds in Folk, New Age, and Electronic to help create their potent and emotive sound. The foursome comprised of David Block, Danny Musengo, Kat Factor, and Mel Semé unveiled their latest body of work yesterday. A glittering body of work featuring broad sonic landscapes meant […]

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BASTILLE RETURN WITH FUTURE POP SINGLE “DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM”

To the casual listener on the surface level, the new Bastille track is immediately catchy and makes you want to dance. The British quartet make their official return to the music scene on a new label (Republic Records), with a new look, and fresh sound for this new era. “Distorted Light Beam” captures the mix […]

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HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 9

Welcome to edition nine of ‘Hear This Now’ Let me know in the comment section your favorite songs right now or by hitting the tweet button below! Here’s another roundup of my essential listens and perfect playlist adds! Rejjie Snow // ‘Disco Pantz’ Dublin born rapper Rejjie Snow continues to set a commanding tone with […]

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INTERVIEW… WITH COUNTRY POP ARTIST QUEEVA

Chicago born rising Country Pop singer Queeva is quickly becoming quite the name on the Nashville music scene. Taking inspiration from her Irish roots, artistic favourites like Kacey Musgraves and childhood memories to create her unique blend of Gen Z Country Pop. All of it told through a keen sense of storytelling that’s often far […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… PHILLY ALTERNATIVE ELECTRONIC DUO FRIED MONK X BEAUTIFUL FORTUNE

Zoom interview has been edited for clarity. Long time friends Lucas Kozinski & Jameel Farruk have been making music and working on each others’ solo work for years. Now the Philadelphia natives have come together coalescing their combined strengths as the artist duo Fried Monk x Beautiful-Fortune. Earlier this May the duo dropped a new […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… INDIE ALT ROCKER MICHIGANDER

Zoom interview has been edited for clarity. Midwest Singer-Songwriter Michigander wants his new EP, “Everything Will Be Ok Eventually” as the soundtrack to people’s lives as we return to a new normal. Michigander is the alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer. I sat down with the artist to talk about his new EP, musical […]

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HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 8

Welcome to edition 8 the first one of this year. Here’s some of my favorite tracks from the past few weeks or so that I think everyone should give a listen to. As per usual I hit on a wide variety of genres and I hope you wind up adding at least one or two […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… MUSICOLOGIST AND KLOS DJ MATT PINFIELD

Earlier this week the NYC band January Jane talked with TRB about their upcoming Summer EP, “Your Drug” (due out on Whiskey Vinyl & BMG) and working with Matt Pinfield. The musicologist and DJ helped shape the trio, and signed them his Whiskey Vinyl label. Read Matt’s interview below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Matt Thanks […]

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GET TO KNOW: ABENA ADU FOUNDER OF WITHOUT FURTHER ADU AND INDUSTRY CREATIVE

Abena Adu is a modern-day jill of all trade making a name for herself within this often tough to succeed industry. Adu turned her love affair with music into a successful and multi-faceted career. Which includes artist management, her blog, “Without Further Adu”, working at Spotify, and stints in streaming and A&R. Learn more about […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER MARA CONNOR

Mara Connor is an Los Angeles based Americana musician. Her penchant for melancholic melodies, lovelorn harmonies, and rich soulful guitar licks create her oeuvre. ‘Decades’ her new EP drops May 20th and features her take on different influential tracks from each decade starting with the 50s. I talked with Mara about the EP, her inspiration […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… VIBRANT CANADIAN POP SINGER VIBI

Vibi is the nom de plume of Canadian pop singer and Niagara Falls native Valerie Borghesi. Her dynamic vocals and high energy Gen Z Pop aesthetic are garnering attention. Vibi’s latest single is “Fallback Girl” a defiant statement on not being someone’s second choice is full of spunky Emo pop vibes. I chatted with Vibi […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… JANUARY JANE

NYC based Alt-pop trio January Jane are signed to legendary musicologist and KLOS DJ Matt Pinfield’s Whiskey Vinyl label and BMG. The trio have been preparing for their forthcoming Summer EP release and have just unveiled the music video for their Quantum Physics themed single “Versions Of You”. I chatted with two members of January […]

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GET TO KNOW: SHOWGRAPHERS FOUNDER AND CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHER CHUX ON TOUR

This week we chat with Berlin creative, Concert Photographer Charlotte aka CHUX ON TOUR. Charlotte is not only a formidable photographer amongst the Berlin concert photography scene, making a name for herself quickly (like many of the photographers I’ve featured). As she has gathered a coterie of other female photographers to get them through the […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… EDM MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER ELEPHANTE

Parts of our Zoom interview have been edited for clarity. Electronic musician and songwriter Elephante is on the rise and wants to make a name for himself. In a world where audiences matter (the bigger the better) and the same types tend to run the game (you know who). So why would the Michigan-born artist […]

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WATCH NOW: VEVO X EASY LIFE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

English Alternative R&B band Easy Life have premiered two new live performance videos of “Skeletons” and “Daydreams” for VEVO music. The live performance sessions are the first time Easy Life teaming up with VEVO since selected as an Artist To Watch in 2019. Easy Life’s unique musicality and almost effortless approach to their music are […]

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GET TO KNOW: BO LIEBMAN OF THE INDY REVIEW & THE YOUNG ASTRONAUTS

For today’s interview, we chat with a man of many hats, The Young Astronaut’s Creative Executive Bo Liebman. Liebman also a music blogger at The Indy Review, artist, and screenwriter, shows the intersection of the music industry and entertainment. He originally started out in film and television finding a home in a great role at […]

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WHO WORE IT BEST? MY 93rd OSCARS® BEST IN FASHION PICKS

As I prefaced in my first post for the first time ever, my publication, The Reclusive Blogger received credentials to cover The Academy awards. Super thrilled to have had this opportunity I hope I can return next year. I also promised a part two so here it is. Here are my picks for the best… […]

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THOUGHTS FROM A FIRST TIME OSCARS® PRESS POOL MEMBER

For the first time, my publication The Reclusive Blogger had been credentialed to cover the awards ceremony. Although the press pool was at home covering virtually, due to the unprecedented year because of the pandemic. All of us that were in The Academy’s virtual media center arrived in style and were very eager to cover […]

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GET TO KNOW: INDEPENDENT MUSIC PUBLICIST ALISON PIRON

This week we talk with Independent Music publicist Alison Piron. Alison discusses her journey in the professional music world which started at age 20. Then she had a focus on journalism with hopes of being a lifestyle and music blogger. Read on to learn more about Alison. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hello, Alison! Thanks for connecting […]

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GET TO KNOW: MUDDY PAW PR PUBLICIST ERICA D’AURORA

This week we talk to music publicist Erica D’Aurora. Erica works at Muddy Paw PR and was one of the first publicists to support this blog. Erica talks about Muddy Paw, what she does as a publicist, life in quarantine, and why music has always been a powerful influence in her life. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… BRIT FOLK POP UPSTART ALICE PISANO

Alice Pisano is an Italian-born and British-bred Folk-Pop artist. The rising singer crafts emotive and intimate tunes that have ostensibly connected her to a wider audience gaining fans amongst the major Spotify streams, and support from BBC Introducing. Her new single ‘Seventeen’ channels that same emotional intimacy but has an enchanting quality as well. I […]

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GET TO KNOW: LONDON SESSIONS VOCALIST & BASTILLE COLLABORATOR BIM AMOAKO

This week’s ‘Get to Know’ London vocalist Bim Amoako. Bim created the music choir experience company Sessions by Ascension. She also works as a sessions and backing vocalist where she works with many of Britain’s biggest music acts. You’ll probably recognize her voice instantly on Bastille’s ‘Joy’. Bim turned a dream and passion into a […]

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GET TO KNOW: NASHVILLE BASED MUSIC & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER DEVYN VAUGHN

This week we are highlighting another photographer whose bold and dreamy work I love. We also met at a show. ‘Get To Know’ Devyn Vaughn, the once Los Angeles based music and lifestyle photographer. She is recently made the move to another famous music city… Nashville. So let’s dive a bit into her music industry […]

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GET TO KNOW: A&R MANAGER JENNY POWERS OF BLUE AVE MUSIC GROUP

In our second interview of the series. We ‘Get to Know’ A&R manager and owner of Blue Ave Music Group, Jenny Powers. Jenny talks about her start in A&R and what A&R is. She also dives into her quarantine life and how the music industry is trying to improve in the wake of BLM & […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… ELECTRO POP SINGER AND DANCER MARIE CLO

Meet Indie-Pop singer-songwriter and dancer Marie-Clo about her latest release, “Shell(e) Pt III” is the third and last from the Canadian singers’ trio of EPs. It takes on a more bold and brighter tone than her previously released ones. As the prior two EPs often spoke on darker themes. You can read on for my […]

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GET TO KNOW: PRESSED PR FOUNDER DAWN JONES

Welcome to the first interview of the new series. The series will focus on the many voices in the music industry. Today’s conversation is with Dawn Jones. Dawn founded Pressed PR in 2017 as a passion project it has since grown into much more. A musician herself we dig into the state of the industry, […]

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INTRODUCING: THE ‘GET TO KNOW’ MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERVIEW SERIES

In hard times people seek out comfort and for me like so many others is music. For awhile it was live music and concert photography. It was through this vehicle I grew and met many people that honestly changed my life. They’re so many people and jobs that make up the music industry. I love […]

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CATCHING UP WITH… MIAMI INDIE POP SINGER/SONGWRITER JULIA BHATT

Last time I talked with singer-songwriter Julia Bhatt she had just released her debut single. The track ‘Tall’ was indicative of the Miami based artist. A fun, catchy, and quirky debut single. Fast forward a few years, the nineteen Julia has now graduated high school and was set to open on her first tour. That […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… POP SINGER & SONGWRITER JULIANA

L.A. Pop Singer-Songwriter Juliana is truly making the most out of this time in quarantine. As the artist has been releasing a new single each month. The latest being ‘Mixed Signals’. My initial chat with Juliana was on a Zoom call. The bright cheery colors that permeate her branding, and pop in and out her […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… MELODIC POP DUO JUNACO

Junaco are the L.A. based and NorCal bred duo comprised of Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa. The duo craft sincere and heart-centered tunes using their emotionally raw life experiences. Junaco means rolling with the pace of life and enjoying the present; living and working with intention. It’s something the artists hope they imbue in their […]

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