Shut up and listen, because this one’s for YOU! This is the Inbox Jukebox: —
Good Kid – “Witches”
The geeks are taking over the world as we know it (and we feel fine). Good Kid make us want to bop around the studio like the 80s pop-bands that once ruled MTV. Call The Police, trade your Tears for Fears, and get yourself Back to the Future because “Witches” is the pop-punk telephone booth you’ve got to jump into. (See what we did there? Congratulations. Now go get into Good Kid.)
Lola Marsh – “You’re Mine”
We’ve got good news: Lola Marsh dropped their debut album Remember Roses today and by “good” we mean the album—it’s real good. By “real” we mean it goes straight to the heart of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. We all remember the roses of past relationships long after the petals fade, and this album sounds just like that feels. Lola Marsh mixes lofty dreaminess with melancholy reminiscence, and somehow turn emotion into music. These songs will be on movie soundtracks, they’ll be there in your favorite coffee shop, and you’ll be singing them to fill up your quiet moments. We’re singing “You’re Mine” as we write and, yeah, Lola Marsh is right—you’ll be theirs.
Sibling – “Knights”
“Sometimes people suck, things feel out of control and you just want to escape life for a night. That’s what this song’s about. I wrote the lyrics during what felt like one of the longest weeks ever, when I just wanted to check out and have a good time.”
– Elodie Tomlinson
Damn right, Elodie. The atmospheric sound and tarantula creeping beats of “Knights” by Sibling make it our new getaway. The song transports us into a fantasy world, in which ladies are knights—slaying basilisks and arriving just in time to save the day with music-magic.
Dragonette – “Body 2 Body”
Here’s the thing. We could tell you all about Dragonette’s pop-rock-candy-sweet beats. We could describe how they get us moving in the mornings better than any Nitro Brew. We could even wax rhapsodic about the crystal heights of Martina Sorbara’s spiralling voice. All of that is true. But we’ve got a much better way to say it: Dragonette’s music makes us happy, and we’re taking bets they’ll get you lifted too.
HUMANS – “Boys & Girls”
Politics was the only thing on our minds this morning. Then we decided to go back to the core with HUMANS—we’re all just “Boys & Girls” & Non-Binaries looking for our own special way to bop and slide through life. So take this moment, take this tune, and dance! Dance, we said!
Harrison Storm – “Change It All”
Some changes rush in like a thunderstorm, others are filled with melodic guitar, fingersnap-worthy hooks, and vocals you sway to. Harrison Storm brings us “Change It All” and while we’d like to do that, there’s absolutely no chance of us changing the station—we’re caught up in this “quiet storm”. Play on, Harrison…