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New Music – Fil Bo Riva, Molly Burch, Montaigne

New music to holler about from Berlin, Austin and Sydney


Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 10:02


Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips with us or check out all past New Music selections here.

Fil Bo Riva

For a start, Filippo Bonamici’s voice is a cracker. Sure, it will remind you of people like Tom Waits and others with a distinctive soulful croak, but this Rome-born, Dublin-reared and currently Berlin-based lad is well capable of writing his own story in time. “Like Eye Did” is a raspy folk/soul tune with fantastic punch and pull which augers well for future adventures.

Molly Burch

A Los Angeles native now based in Austin, Texas, Molly Burch’s tunes to date like “I Adore You” and “Downhearted” are grabbing attention left, right and centre. There’s a debut album “Please Be Mine” due in February 2017 and you can expect a lot of type about Burch’s superb easy-over voice, throwback musical stylings and a winning way with infectious melodies and lonesome themes.


Expect to hear a great deal about Australian pop singer Jessica Cerro in 2017 and beyond. She’s already done the hard work down under with her debut album “Glorious Heights” neatly bringing together her career to date. Judging by the sparky way tunes like “Because I Love You” turn into earworks, she’s someone who has the smarts to get traction in the northern as well as southern hemisphere.