On The Stereo #40

21 May, 2019 in Music

Jess Clinton by Liz Maney

Jess Clinton: the Brooklyn singer-songwriter as she drops everything in The Runaway. Photo: Liz Maney

Our updated playlist now includes songs from Jess Clinton, Tegan Marie, The Black Keys, Hunter Phelps, Meursault and Tom Hannay


JESS CLINTON
THE RUNAWAY
Self-release

Meandering guitars and a propulsive drumbeat entice the listener to join the Brooklyn singer-songwriter as she drops everything and escapes the pressures of modern life. Her wanderlust is certainly catching; we had our bag packs ready to join her after just one listen. DH


TEGAN MARIE
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS
Warner Bros

This rising teen talent is shining a light on her Country influences in this toe-tapping anthem. It’s hard to believe that this voice is only 15 such is the maturity in her delivery and songwriting. Tegan is well on her way to becoming a household name and if she keeps releasing standout tracks such as this one then she will soon be a global superstar. LK


THE BLACK KEYS
GO
Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records

Soon returning with their first album in five years, this new single from Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney suggests that the duo have gone back to basics. It’s bluesy rock that can stand up against the early material while also continuing the slightly more melodic nature of their recent work. DH


HUNTER PHELPS
THROWIN’ PARTIES
Self-release

Old school Country vibes are evident in this anthem track from Hunter. It has that party vibe reminiscent with the track title and he has weaved together that classic style with a modern twist with ease. Roll your windows down and blast this one out, it’s a song for Summer road trips and good times. LK


MEURSAULT
BEATEN
Common Grounds

In order to stop the corrosive effect of human evolution, Edinburgh’s Neil Scott Pennycook sheds his skin and returns to the sea. Whether or not it’s enough to save the world remains to be seen, but like a more industrial Frightened Rabbit, it’s provocative and stirring stuff. DH


TOM HANNAY
THE FEEDING HAND
Self-release

This track blends together Tom’s rough, silky raw vocal tone to create a timeless Country-Rock anthem. It has that smooth vibe of alternative country and smokey blues combined with a rock twist and is an absolute storm of a track reminiscent of artists from Kurt Vile to The Band. Tom is an exciting talent and this single showcases his vocal range perfectly. LK


Words: Laura Klonowski, Duncan Haskell

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections via the Songwriting Magazine Spotify ‘Music Reviewed’ playlist.



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