• Hear This Now

    HEAR THIS NOW: EDITION 11 OF THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK

    This is edition 11 of the ‘Hear This Now’ music roundup at TRB. Edition 11 is here of Hear This Now, and it’s been a while! In this roundup, we’ve got everything from Pale Waves to the Arkells (feat. LIGHTS), Mabel and Bastille to TDE’s Reason, and Beyonce’s new era. I have put together one massive playlist for listening titled, The Reclusive Blogger’s Mixtape Melodies. Rapper Joey Bada$$ has a new album out that everyone should check out. You can check out the music video for my favorite track ‘Where I Belong’ here. Beyonce enters her ‘Renaissance’ era. You can listen to my top two favorite tracks here and here. Maggie Rogers releases her new album ‘Surrender’ and Billie Eilish surprises with two…

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    YOU SHOULD KNOW… INDIE FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER ALLISON PONTHIER

    ALLISON PONTHieR IS ON THE RISE, HER LATEST VENTURE ‘SHAKING HANDS WITH ELVIS’ IS GARNERING MAJOR ATTENTION AND FANS ALIKE. READ ON TO learn a bit MORE about BROOKLYN BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER BELOW If you have not heard of Allison Ponthier, then listen up! Besides capturing the hearts of music lovers with her captivating and witty Indie Folk tunes. She has toured with the likes of Bleachers and Lord Huron. Pontheir even created and released a song with Huron. Now the artist is on her second and latest EP, ‘Shaking Hands With Elvis’. It sees the Texas-born artist making the steps into her own . Ponthier crafts a beautiful country folk-pop soundscape in only six songs, highlighting her impassioned lyrics about struggles with identity, identity in…

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    The New Music Drop

    THE NEW MUSIC DROP: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

    This is The New Music Drop! Check out TRB’s picks from the best in music for the week ending on Friday, April 3rd! Here’s to another week of fantastic new tunes to help us in these chaotic times. Last week I did a mega-sized music roundup that everyone should check out if you’re scratching your head for new music for playlists or to even show off to friends. Today it’s all the best new music from the past week. So, let’s get to it. This is… ‘The New Music Drop’. Pop phenom LAUV is back with a glossy pop banger and a sure-fire contender for song of the summer! You can read…

  • Space Island
    Album Reviews

    SYNTH POP SIBLINGS BROODS GRIEVE LOSS THROUGH DANCE ON NEW ALBUM ‘SPACE ISLAND’

    BROODS ALSO RELEASE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR THEIR COLLABORATION WITH TOVE LO ‘I KEEP’ WHICH IS ALSO ON THEIR FOURTH RELEASE AND ANNOUNCE A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH TEI SHI AND ELLA VOS ‘Space Island’ is the new record by the New Zealand synth-pop sibling duo BROODS. Out today, via Island Records Australia/Ingrooves. The sibling duo featuring Georgia and Caleb Nott’s fourth release is a catchy, enlightened, and luminous take on heartbreak and its emotional aftermath. A record featuring a menagerie of bops for the Millennial and Gen Z crowd that only falters towards the end of this foray. From the space-inspired visuals and sounds that permeate the album. Such as…

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    NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC FOR THE WEEK OCTOBER 15TH

    It’s New Music Friday! Here’s the new music for the week ending with October 15th… We have another week of incredible new music. From underground gems to returning favorites and of the return of the pop stalwart Adele. We’ve got you covered here at TRB. Okay, yes our girl Adele is back! Making her grand return with the gorgeous track “Easy On Me” the first track released off her upcoming “30” album. You can check out the accompanying and equally stunning visual here. It was an far ranging mix today so let’s get to the highlights! Aside from Adele’s return music fans had plenty of music to choose from no…

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    NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

    It’s time for New Music Friday! Here are the best songs of the week ending on September 24th… We’re back with another edition of ‘New Music Friday’ highlighting the best tunes of the week. Starting off the latest and greatest in are Electro-Rock legends Duran Duran and their Giorgio Moroder produced single, “Tonight United”. A track off the band’s forthcoming fifteenth studio album. Nina Nesbitt drops her second song of the year so far the track “Life’s A Bitch”. Be sure to watch her comedic horror themed music video. Singer-Songwriter Matteo Bocelli unveils his debut track under Capitol Records titled “Solo”. If the name sounds familiar it does, his father…

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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 world fusion single, “LALISA”. The visuals for the track are eye-catching with the artist showcasing her skills as a rapper, dancer, and singer in various worlds. Oxford Indie-Pop Glass Animals dropped a funky new dance-pop number “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)”. It’s the first music from the band since last Summer’s Dreamland.…

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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 industrial-leaning album that also has features from heavyweights like Dave Grohl. Most notable are the album’s producers, Oscar-winning duo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. A pair who never produce for other artists, let alone pop stars take a surprising creative turn.. This collaboration despite how incredulous it looks on paper turned into one of the…

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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 highlight the shimmering synths, syncopated beats, and glossy basslines. The lyrics all speak towards a catchy yet empowered message. A song that’ll have hooked and singing along from the start and one you’ll undoubtedly want to playlist. A disco-pop bop meets futuristic empowering dancefloor anthem. It’s a lane that Petras has established quite the name…

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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 that entails it took the band further away from their music. Ahead of their upcoming album, I chatted with Chris Gordon from Union Of Knives. We talked about the lead single, “There’s A River”, musical influences, and more below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: – Hi, Chris! How are you doing? What’s the past year or so…

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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 his latest release from his upcoming July album. His new track “Disco Pantz” features R&B singer/dancer Tinashe and grouptherapy. This playfully funky summer groove sees all artists in fine form, finding Rejjie Snow word play clever and poignant. This is the fourth offering from the hotly anticipated album, “Baw Baw Black Sheep”, which also features…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… POP ARTIST MADISON OLDS

    A chat with Canadian Pop newcomer Madison Olds about her refreshing sound & more! Hailing from British Columbia pop artist Madison Olds self-described gritty happy pop is making waves. Olds has already released two singles earlier in the year, ‘Best Part of Me’ and ‘3’s A Crowd’. Her latest track ‘Bad Thing’, follows suit of her second single, ‘3’s A Crowd’. Where Olds taps into a similar vibe and sexual tension in storytelling. Madison chatted with me about her new music, songwriting in Nashville, and much more. you can read below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: To start… How are you doing? How have you adjusted to being a creative in a…