If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s new songs. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help alleviate a case of the Mondays, or listening to a mixtape someone has sent our way, not a day goes by without some kind of music playing in our offices.
Since our inboxes tend to get inundated with projects from artists interested in coverage, we’re spotlighting some of the quietly wondrous singles that find their way to us each week. These artists may not have conquered the Billboard 100 (yet) but they’ve all got something unique to offer, and they’re all worth getting to know.
Scroll through to see our 10 under the radar tracks to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.
Sounds Like: Installing a DJ booth in your local cathedral where the organ should be then holding a chamber concert.
Where: London via Birmingham
Sounds Like: A Disney villainess trying her hand at grime production and MCing, succeeding at making a princess cry.
Who: Coucou Chloe
Sounds Like: Going to an industrial warehouse rave with Jigsaw from Saw and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Who: Demo Taped
Sounds Like: Having a tiny gospel choir and brass band in your pocket that you can use in awkward social situation to ease the tension.
“Lost in the Sauce”
Who: King Garbage
Where: New York
Sounds Like: Sitting at the bottom of the swimming pool to think, because everything above the water just sucks.
“Lover to a Liar”
Sounds Like: If you had the Muses from Disney’s Hercules on speed dial and could use them to hit back at your exes.
“Still I Rise”
Sounds Like: Hopping around a beachside festival trying to catch three different sets of varying genres at once; it’s all about the chase.
Who: Jerome Thomas
Sounds Like: Having sex on the beach, the act not the drink, and not a single grain of sand gets in the way.
“Sunset Strip Diary”
Where: Los Angeles
Sounds Like: Being stuck in a real-life horror movie with your high-school girlfriend, running for your life from a vampire-hybrid through the suburbs.
“Truth” ft. Beau Nox
Sounds Like: Going home with your date and he turns the lights on in his living room to reveal a rotating, red velvet, heart-shaped bed with lava lamps everywhere.
Be sure to check out last week’s edition of Under the Radar right here.
- Cover Image: Demo Taped