SONGS WE LOVED! 3-9 June 2024

A fresh bunch of the most exhilarating song releases to kick off your weekend on a higher note!

Featuring Federale, Firebug, Rodeo Radio, Veronica D'Souza, Deathretro, The Names, Bosque de Hualles, Marty Thompson, Jadyn Savage, Frenchy and the Punk, and Jeffrey Halford and the Healers

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Federale - No Strangers

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Federale, known for their unique blend of spaghetti-western instrumentals and moody vocal arrangements, pay a heartfelt homage to Lee Hazlewood in the evocative masterclass No Strangers, setting the stage for their upcoming sixth studio album Reverb & Seduction, due out on July 12.

Helmed by Collin Hegna, the song immerses us in a transfixing cinematic narrative of a vengeful wanderer, flawlessly blending a magnificent string section, with pedal steel, reverbed-out guitars, and sublime vocals, to create a haunting backdrop for a tale of confrontation and retribution.

This is utterly and purely immersive.

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Firebug - Red, White and Blue

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Red, White and Blue by FireBug is a much-needed anthem for our times - a heartfelt ode to peace, and unity, that urges us to rise above the divisiveness that plagues modern America.

This powerful track from the Joshua Tree duo's upcoming album, produced by two-time Grammy Award winner Adrian Bushby, features soaring vocals that send shivers down your spine, blistering electric guitars and a rhythm that drives the message home, forming a rock soundscape that's both electrifying and deeply moving.

Red, White and Blue speaks to the shared struggles of everyday people from all backgrounds, emphasizing that we have more in common than what separates us, and ultimately, love trumps hate.

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Rodeo Radio - Los Malaventurados No Llegan al Procedimiento para Nuestra Aflicción

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Rodeo Radio's Los Malaventurados No Llegan al Procedimiento para Nuestra Aflicción is a pure rock powerhouse that will pump adrenaline through your veins.

The band takes us on a high-octane journey into the heart of rock with roaring electric guitars, thunderous drums, a bassline that hits you right in the core, and vocals that embody the essence of rock, creating an exhilarating storm of rock energy.

With this release, Rodeo Radio solidified their reputation for delivering pure, unfiltered rock bliss.

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Veronica D'Souza - Just Because A Crush​

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Artwork: Jonas Bjerre

From fashion pioneer to music producer, Veronica D’Souza boldly steps into the music world with her entrancing alt-pop single Just Because A Crush.

Known for founding the groundbreaking fashion label CARCEL and the social enterprise Ruby Cup, Veronica now channels her feminist, multicultural, and artistic vision into music. Her debut single explores the delicate interaction between two anxious souls, weaving enthralling hooks and her smooth vocals over a pulsating rhythm of hypnotic beats.

Produced by Veronica and mixed by the renowned Jorge Elbrecht, Just Because A Crush offers a compelling glimpse into her upcoming album and showcases Veronica’s innovative spirit, making a powerful entry into the alt-pop landscape.

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Deathretro - Belgian Limousine

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Gearing up for the release of their second studio album later this year, Cumbrian four-piece Deathretro storm back onto the scene with their spine-tingling new single, Belgian Limousine —a hard-hitting blend of electro-driven post-punk and their signature fiery guitar licks.

Paying homage to the Belgian bands that shaped their sound, Belgian Limousine pulsates with a highly addictive groove, and an electronic heartbeat, setting the stage for what promises to be a thrilling album.

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THE NAMES - Laudanum 

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Laudanum, from post-punk cult band THE NAMES' Volume EP - a prelude to their upcoming album Encore!-  is a hauntingly beautiful piano-led anthem, that explores the mysteries of art and literature, and the impact of mind-altering substances on creativity.

Michel Sordinia's distinctive vocals elevate the song to a whole new level of musical brilliance, complementing the dark, immersive piano perfectly and crafting a sound that is both enchanting and otherworldly.

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Bosque de Hualles - Madre Nutricia

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Bosque de Hualles, born in the forests of Panguipulli under a solar eclipse, blend metal with Andean and Celtic influences, creating a rich, atmospheric sound that transports listeners to the majestic mountains of Chile.

Madre Nutricia, accompanied by a visually stunning clip, is an invigorating journey into the heart of Chilean Patagonia, offering a dark/neofolk experience that draws its power from the natural world.

Taken from their upcoming album, Madre Nutricia embodies the force that nourishes both body and soul, reflecting the band's deep connection with the earth.

Filmed amid the breathtaking landscapes of the Aysén Region, the video showcases the rugged beauty of the Great Mother, set to a backdrop of haunting guitar lines and sublime soundscapes.

The distinct sounds of traditional Chilean instruments and language imbue Madre Nutricia with Bosque de Hualles' cultural heritage, making it a profound homage to the land that nurtured and shaped them.

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Marty Thompson - Joy Wins the Great Marble Race feat. Mikey 'Black' Baker & Chris Zimmerly

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Joy Wins the Great Marble Race from Marty Thompson's latest album Love Makes Better People is a collaborative masterpiece that blends Mikey ‘Black’ Baker's jazzy guitar solos with Chris Zimmerly's poetic genius to create an anthem that is nothing short of transcendental.

An accomplished songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer, Thompson's album Love Makes Better People celebrates the power of love and the human spirit, drawing inspiration from legends like the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, and U2.

Do yourself a favor and listen to the full album here.

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Jadyn Savage - Entranced

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Jadyn Savage's new single Entranced is a dreamy love song that beautifully captures the magic of falling for someone at first sight. This smooth and heavenly ballad features a gorgeous, velvety vocal performance set against dreamlike instrumentation, immediately drawing you in.

It serves as a heartfelt ode to the pure yet powerful emotions of newfound love, enveloping you in its serene and enchanting sound.

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Frenchy and the Punk - Hypnotized 

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Hypnotized by post-punk duo Frenchy and the Punk is a glorious dance floor anthem from their upcoming album Midnight Garden, set to release on June 28.

The song is a thrilling blend of Scott Helland's grungy bass lines and Samantha Stephenson's majestic vocals, with its hypnotic groove drawing inspiration from an art exhibit by Alice Teeple and with themes influenced by French hypnotist Jean-Martin Charcot. 

Lyrically, the song explores the dual nature of hypnosis—its serene allure and its potential for overpowering dominance—while Helland’s growling interjections and dynamic guitar work create a masterful play of contrasts, showcasing the duo's dynamic energy.

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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers - Rhythm of The Rails​​​​​​​

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With raucous energy and passion, Jeffrey Halford and the Healers unleash the spirit of rock 'n' roll in their latest single, Rhythm of The Rails - a celebration of life's pleasures, from steamy affairs and wild escapades to the pulse-pounding rhythm of train travel.

Set against the backdrop of a whirlwind romance aboard a train hurtling from Switzerland to Spain, the song pulsates with the heartbeat of adventure and the thrill of the unknown.

Drawing from his own wanderlust-fueled escapades crisscrossing Europe, Halford infuses every riff and lyric with the intensity of lived experience, crafting a soundscape that transports us to the heart of the action and ignites the rebel spirit within us.

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

Contact Chris Roditis at chrisroditis@kinkl.com