New Music – Dej Loaf, Greywind, Leon Bridges
New acts from Detroit, Killarney and Fort Worth for you to run the rule over
Here are the latest New Music selections from On The Record. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.
Time to hit those Motor City mean streets again. From Detroit’s eastside, Dej Loaf has been building a fine head of steam over the last couple of months with fine cuts like “Try Me” which perfectly catch her forceful voice and evocative flow. While she’s got some past form (she released the “Just Do It” album two years ago), her new shizzle is what is getting everyone from Drake to Columbia Records hyped about what comes next. Check out the new “Sell Sole” mixtape for more
Killarney siblings Paul and Steph O’Sullivan have been only in the game for what appears to be a short period of time, but we like the cut of their jib. New single “Afterthoughts” is a belter, a strong, robust, powerful blast of alternative rock. There’s a fierce bang of Paramore from what they’re doing, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for many thousands out there. The best band out of Kerry in a while.
From Forth Worth in Texas, Leon Bridges is a dude rocking gospel, r’n'b and southern soul with fantastic riffs, serious sounds and a sizeable stripe of style. He’s got fellow Texans White Denim in his corner – for instance, their guitarist Austin Jenkins has produced Bridges’ forthcoming debut album – but we reckon that fanclub is going to get rather crowded in the coming months.