New Music Spotlight: Few Miles South, Emily Kohne, NO LIARS, Band of Rascals and Keith Urban

We’re all over the map with our latest New Music Spotlight, figuratively and genre-wise. This time we’ve got country, folk, punk, and rock from artists from the southern states, Northern Ontario, Western Canada and Nashville by way of Australia.

Take a listen and if you’re feeling the music, click through the links and show our New Music Spotlight artists some love.

Let’s do this!

The Music

Artist: Few Miles South
Hometown: Southern Georgia / Los Angeles, USA
Genre: Country
Related: (influenced by) Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, The Allman Brothers, and Sturgill Simpson.
Single: On Down The Road
Notes: Upbeat, old-school country feel, lots of steel guitar
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple

Artist: Emily Kohne
Hometown: Thunder Bay
Genre: Folk / Jazz influenced Indie Pop
Related Artists: Fiest, Phoebe Bridges
Single: Open Road
Notes: Gorgeous piano and guitar mixed with a deep rich voice creating the perfect combination. Emily is a multi-instrumentalist whose voice gets in your head and sticks there.
Links: Web / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Spotify / Apple

Emily Kohne cover art + spotify link

Artist: NO LIARS
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Genre: Punk
Related Artists: Midwest, Farewell Letter, Our Darkest Day
Single: Animal
Notes: I may or may not have listened to this song on repeat for an hour. I totally did.
From their bio – “Fusing elements of post punk, emo, and melodic hardcore, the songs erupt with raw emotion, featuring dynamic vocals, blistering tempos, and unrelenting grooves. They draw influence from other edgy, melodically driven bands such as Alexisonfire, Refused, At The Drive In, and A Wilhelm Scream.”
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple

Artist: Band of Rascals
Hometown: Vancouver Island
Genre: Rock
Related: The Graveltones, Reignwolf, Charlie Patton’s War
Single: Holler
Notes: Sam Trainor’s vocals are spot on, the music is driving, the video is fun to watch. What more could you ask for?
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple

Artist: Keith Urban
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Genre: Country
Related: Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw
Single: Female
Notes: Debuted at the 2017 CMA Awards, this song is a message to all of us. In his classic style, Keith Urban delivers the message we all need to hear.
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple

New Music Spotlight: Bad Royale ft. Silver, Doc Yates, Ha Ha Tonka, Jillian Steele and Wayward Transmissions

From my inbox, with this edition, we’re highlighting bands from San Diego, Ottawa, West Plains, Nashville and Langley. A wide range of genres including Moombahton, Country, Rock and Pop.

Take a few minutes and check them out. You won’t regret it.

Let’s do this!

The Music

Artist: Bad Royale ft. Silver
Hometown: Magicland, CA  – Yeah, it really says that they’re actually from San Diego
Genre: Carribean Bass, Moombahton
Related Artists: Baauer
Single: All I Can Do
All I Can Do Cover Artwork

Notes: The video is a must watch, have worked with Diplo, they’re on tour in August with Henry Fong
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: Doc Yates
Hometown: Ottawa
Genre: Country
Related Artists: The Roadhammers
Single: Hometown
Doc Yates - Hometown Cover Art
Notes: Doc isn’t just a cute name, he’s a naturopath by day.
Links: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: Ha Ha Tonka
Hometown: West Plains, MO
Genre: Indie Rock
Related Artists:
Album: Heart-Shaped Mountain
Ha Ha Tonka - Heart-Shaped Mountain Cover Art
Notes: I love how rock includes mandolin, great harmonies, soothing tones, positive vibesLinks: Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: Jillian Steele
Hometown: Long Island currently calling Nashville home
Genre: Pop
Related Artists: 
EP: Find Me
Jillian Steele Find Me Cover Art
Notes: Great tone, great lyrics, I can hear Nashville when she sings
Links: Web / Facebook / Apple Music / Instagram / Spotify / Soundcloud

Artist: Wayward Transmissions
Hometown: Langley
Genre: Folk, Americana, Country
Related Artists:
EP: AM Broadcast
Wayward Transmissions AM Broadcast Cover Art
Notes: Recorded in his home studio, Travis Rea enlisted the help of students from Nimbus recording school to help put AM Broadcast together. A memorable voice, meaningful lyrics
Links: Web / Facebook / CD Baby / Instagram / Spotify

New Music Spotlight: Dan Luke and The Raid, Emily Rowed, Morgan Cameron Ross, Tenderfoot and William Shawne

In our second edition of New Music Spotlight, we highlight bands from The US, Canada and Australia. A little bit different, a little bit of obscure and a lot of great music.

Let’s do this!

The Music

Artist: Dan Luke and the Raid
Hometown: Bowling Green
Genre: Indie Rock
Related Artists: The Frights, BLOXX
Single: Black Cat Heavy Metal
Dan Luke & The Raid

Notes: EP coming later this summer, they’re playing Toronto’s The Mod Club on August 11th, you might know lead singer Dan Shultz’s brothers Brad and Matt of Cage The Elephant
Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: Emily Rowed
Hometown: Vancouver
Genre: Alt Pop
Related Artists: Ralph, Adaline
EP: Electric Heart
Electric Heart

Notes: Expect low-key beats, breezy, melodies and delicate vocals
Links:  Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Soundcloud

Artist: Morgan Cameron Ross
Hometown: Vancouver/Toronto/NYC
Genre: Pop, Folk
Related Artists: The Weakerthans, Ryan Adams
Single: I Won’t Live Until I Die
Morgan Cameron Ross

Notes: A little dark and melancholy but in the best way
Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: Tenderfoot
Hometown: Sydney
Genre: Rock, Pop
Related Artists: Counting Crow, Ryan Adams
Album: Beginnings
Tenderfoot Beginnings

Notes: “It’s a Dylan meets Coldplay, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams kind of jam.”
Links: Facebook/ Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

Artist: William Shawne
Hometown: Toronto
Genre: R&B, Rock, Pop, Indie, Alternative, Whatever
Related Artists: Too many to mention
EP: The Songbook, Vol I
William Shawne - The Songbook, Vol I
Notes: A Nashville-style songwriting group based out of Toronto with a rotating cast of producers, writers, and performers from across Canada.
Links: Facebook / iTunes / Google Play / Spotify

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