Jasper’s New Music Takeaway – Places Erupt / Slow Sugar / Michaela May / Medicine Hat

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Artist / Band Name – Places Erupt 

Latest Release –

Release Date – NOW (on Bandcamp) with their debut album, Breathe A Storm, coming real soon on August 20th

The Word – Tip top Canadian quintet who are ‘not classical, not folk, and not rock’ but a sound that combines all three genres, to paraphrase their own words. Also, Lee, from the band, had a few heart issues (eeeeek- it’s fine, he’s now far as I know) whilst writing their single ‘Mayday’, inspiring the lyrics, ‘Checking on the pulse/ Beat reporter/ Plastic tentacles/ Reaching in’. Interesting no?

Linkz – Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter / InstagramBandcamp / Website


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Artist / Band Name – Slow Sugar

Latest Release –

Release Date – NOW

The Word – ‘Hypnotic Love’, the super smooth,RnB tinged, synth pop debut from shiny new duo Slow Sugar is that good that in the 5 days since it’s release it’s charted on HypeMachine & made Spotify’s Weekly Buzz Playlist. Pretty impressive for a first effort I’m sure you’ll agree, I do (yes that’s me agreeing with myself).

Linkz – Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter / Instagram / YouTubeWebsite


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Artist / Band Name – Michaela May 

Latest Release –

Release Date – NOW with an E.P. to follow next month

The Word – Shimmery electro pop from singer songwriter Michaela May, who’s latest single, ‘Lights Out’, was been produced by Aussie Tom Diesel, a man who’s worked with the likes of Danni Minogue & Russell Crowe, and has given Michaela more than a passing resemblance to Churches- never a bad thing obvs. Rest of her stuff’s a little more mainstream pop, but well worth a gander nonetheless.

Linkz – Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter / Instagram / YouTubeWebsite


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Artist / Band Name – Medicine Hat

Latest Release –

Release Date – NOW as a FREE DOWNLOAD YAY

The Word – Talking of shimmery Chvrches-esque pop, The Medicine Hat do a pretty darn solid line in that too, but this Canadian 5 piece throw in a dash of the Joy Formidable and some powerfully, emotive lyrical content too. ‘St. Cecilia’ is the second single taken from their forthcoming debut album which is due later this year.

Linkz – Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube / BandcampWebsite

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