Every month the AUPEO! content team decides which artists are especially worth lending your ears to. Please enjoy our selection for March 2015!
Kelly Clarkson, again! If you’re still wondering how a casting show winner can make a sustainable career, you might have missed Ms. Clarkson as the prime example. Her formula for success seems to be pretty simple, but it’s effective enough to keep her running for seven albums and a 13 year winning streak in the music biz: release a quality Pop album about every two years. Maybe throw in a christmas album from time to time.
Life In Film
Are you looking for the right soundtrack for the first sunny days of the year? Here It Comes – the debut record of Life In Film. Just listen to Get Closer, the first single of these indie pop rockers from the UK, to put you in the perfect mood for spring.
Ok, featuring a band who released their last album in August 2014 doesn’t make us look too fresh. We ashamedly admit that it took some time to peel the “boyband for indie girls” label off Twin Atlantic and appreciate the overproduced power of their latest opus. What did we find under that label? Big melodies, tender hooks, a very intriguing Scottish accent and, ahem ok, some good-looking guys too.
The Soft Moon
The third strike of Luis Vasquez, akaThe Soft Moon, is called Deeper, and there is no better name for a record like this. A frigid sound of post punk and (dark) wave hammering to the bone.
Young and talented composer Nicolas Jaar has just finished his first soundtrack for a vintage Russian movie called The Color Of Pomegranates. Find his most beloved songs on AUPEO!
This coming spring sounds exciting already as Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has announced his new album is finished. If, like us, you can’t wait to hear it then find comfort with AUPEO!, tune in to listen to his best tracks.
A saxophone player well established on the Jazz scene, Chris Potter just seems to go from strength to strength. He returns in 2015 with another album on ECM, Imaginary Cities. This record features an 11-piece band, demonstrating the creative prowess of Potter not only as an incredible player, but as a versatile and masterful composer and arranger.
On the 21st February this year, the Jazz world said goodbye to one of the few remaining great pioneers of the genre. Clark Terry’s mastery on the trumpet, and his popularisation of the Flugelhorn in jazz, made him legendary to brass players and other Jazz musicians alike. His effortless swing and blistering chops set him above anyone of his generation, and he even taught Miles Davis back in the 1950s. He played with the greatest names in the history of the music, and will be hugely missed by many.
Ashton Delilah Shepherd is an independent singer/songwriter from Coffeeville, Alabama.The most emotive songs on her albums are the ones she’s written. Her melodies are inventive, passionate and coloured by her legitimate southern accent. She also has a cooking show called “Cookin Country” on her website.
A twenty-something-year-old from Oklahoma. His 2014 album Songs will help shape Americana for the future. Fullbright compounds obvious outlaw influences into something really intimate and simple.
Crowning his 50 year career by receiving a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2015 for his final album “Step Back”. Johnny Winter and his Gibson Firebird can be listened to on AUPEO! 24/7
Do you like Drake? Do you? If you’re reading this, it’s not too late to find Drake in fine form on AUPEO! Go on, have a slice of Drake.
Your Old Droog
It’s rare someone makes it in the rap game relying only on beats and rhymes. Even rarer is an MC throwing out an endless stream of rock references over eleven tracks, each one a winner. Hit “Underground Hip-Hop” for Droog.