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Radio Uprising #14: Flor, You Were Never Lovelier, World Without, SoSo

You never forget your first. You know, that first time hearing an opening riff to a song that’s going to rule your speakers for the foreseeable future. Or when a chorus hits and it only needs to be heard once before you can scream along to it like you’ve known it your entire life. It’s what music is all about—now Radio Uprising is here to make that experience a regular occurrence. Showcasing the greatest bands and artists that tomorrow has to offer, you might hear their tunes on idobi today, and then maybe someday in an arena.

Flor

Destined to go platinum: “Big Shot”

Flor is not a new band, nor are they necessarily on the rise. They’ve already risen to massive heights just over the past four years thanks to fantastic LPs and songs like the dream-pop anthem “Heart”. But the reason to follow them now is to watch their ascent into superstardom, made evident by their latest full-length, that takes them into places never heard before. Future Shine is Flor in their most complete form, chock full of optimistic and hopeful indie cuts that stick with you long after they finish.

FFO: Anthm

You Were Never Lovelier

Most likely to get you up on your feet: “Just Say Goodbye”

There’s something about a pop-punk song kicking off with vocals that immediately makes it worth paying attention to. Hit the Lights’ “Save Your Breath”? Valencia’s “The Space Between”? Bangers. So, for the fresh pop-punk trio You Were Never Lovelier, they’ve modeled themselves after some of the best in the genre with highlights like “Just Say Goodbye” and “Restart”. With their goal of wanting to “deliver memorable, dope jams to your eardrums,” the band’s got no issue following through.

FFO: idobi Radio

World Without

Most unexpected: “Flames”

Eclectic metal act World Without is going to give you something different on every song off their latest EP, Bleeding, and that’s the most intriguing part about them. The quartet out of Finland has an affinity for heavy hardcore—it’s what you’ll find the most of on the EP. But “Flames”, for instance, channels their inner Rise Against for a radio rock gem, while “A Different Life” heads into alternative rock territory. It’s a fun change of pace and the change-ups show just how talented they really are.

FFO: Howl

SoSo

Biggest hooks: “The Festival Song”

Not sure what’s in the water over there in Australia but the Land Down Under’s got a knack for churning out some amazing pop-punk. Four-piece group SoSo—self-proclaimed as ‘offensively average’—is anything but. They’re well-produced, have fun vocals, and the music is catchy as all hell. Layered with bouncy riffs and more of an emphasis on the pop rather than the punk, you won’t need any other new bands to get you through the summer.

FFO: idobi Radio

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