from bakersfield, california in 2014, five friends came together in a variety of ways to create a band called hate drugs. they started out making music togetherfor fun and have been consistently creating and releasing music since their first soundcloud ep. made up of two brothers and three friends, their close connections show in their smooth blend of instrumental and vocal styles.
Dermot Kennedy: one of the only artists I have fallen deeply in love with. He is not only an incredible musician, but his songwriting is somewhere close to perfection.
Having only released his first single, “Play God”, in 2017, Britain native Sam Fender is blowing up the alternative charts. His indie rocker style, paired with his smooth voice and powerful lyrics, create a combination that is sure to take the world by storm. Fender has become one of my most played artists in the past few months, and I am anticipating what he will release next!
on sunday, february 10th, coin came to boston. the indie-pop band that originated in nashville, tennessee performed at the paradise rock club as part of their 2019 north american tour.
Hailing from Brooklyn, VHS Collection’s “Dreaming” reinforces their brand of pure energetic, danceable synth-rock.
released january 25 of this year, california alt pop duo slenderbodies’ ep soraya is full of sensual, groovy instrumentals they’re known for, but this time, they’re paired with lyrics inspired by all the strong and supportive women that have shaped their lives.
calica’s going to be big one day, with her fluffy and cute aesthetic mixed in with deeply cutting lyricism, and boy, does she know it. editor-in-chief kariann delves into the intricacies of her recent single “bitch” and helps extrapolates her ideas on music and songwriting.
Solo artist Des Rocs is blazing the path for a new wave of rock and roll with his EP “Let The Vultures In” and recent single “Outta My Mind.” For this NYC based rocker it is about so much more than the music, it’s about a revolution. Erin got to talk to him about his art and the revolution.
2018 was a breakthrough year for montreal dream-pop goddess munya, releasing her first two eps and touring the u.s. for the first time. bess sits down with upcoming powerhouse munya in this poptized exclusive interview with photos by caitlin indermaur.
dreamy psychedelic pop band reptaliens bring an energy to their shows that’s contagious. started by husband and wife duo bambi and cole browning as a side project three years ago, reptaliens has since become a full-time gig, with one well-received music and performances across the nation.
from jacksonville to nashville, andrews’ is the next rising indie-pop that you need to hear. we discuss his single “through the night”, greek literature and the idea of what’s in the future.
tri patterns is an indie pop trio out of indianapolis, indiana consisting of dawson freeman, nathan davis, and logan morrison. earlier this year, they released their debut ep, feels like color. i got to sit down with them and talk about their beginnings, band name, and how touring for the first time is going.