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Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 7, 2022

By Daniel Warren Hill

Whee! Another week and more great music! We love what we do, but we sure wish we could give every track a little more love. Just because we didn’t get a chance to provide a feature for these tracks doesn’t mean you should let a week go by without them in your world! Find these and more great tunes on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

In her first new music debut since 2019, Swedish Contemporary R&B artist, Bishat proves she is firmly back in her groove with “Manners,” saying, “I’m just feeling really done with anything that doesn’t elevate me or sparks joy.” 

With a Pop-Punk flair, McKinney, Texas recording artist KellyMarie delivers a fun and playful love song from her upcoming debut album “IT IS MY ALBUM,” inspired by TV show “The Office.”

Electro/Indie Pop duo, The Astronomers have collaborated with Sammy Rash in “turn out fine,” a lively and uplifting way to start your day. There must be something in the water in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin because Ben Baker and Michael Stensland have got a really good thing going and you’re invited!

Hailing from Newcastle, England, Art-Rock/Modern-Shoegaze trio, Cat Ryan has imbued their latest single, “Rex Mundi” with the speed of the greyhound dog which inspired the track. Do try to keep up!

Don’t be left standing on the sidelines and join The Trend in this Indie/Pop Rock ballad encouraging listeners to get themselves some “Dancing Shoes” in this Queen-esque theatrical performance that screams (literally) ‘multigenre’ from California to Maryland.

Manchester-based Trans Atlantic Grunge Pop Collective/Band TURTLE PARK reflect 90s era qualities of Indie Pop-Punk in an emotionally delivered performance of their latest single, “Pain and Marijuana,” featuring some impressive musical transitions not common in the genre.

The third single from of her forthcoming album, Too Close to Home, “This is Why” highlights Tucker Nichol’s beautiful voice in classic R&B tradition while instilling musical elements and production techniques that we think will prove as timeless as her inspirations in artists such as Drake, Mariah Carey, Brandy, Prince and Michael Jackson.

Those familiar with DMV artists Sub-Radio will appreciate the vibes of NYC-based Indie Alt-Rock band, The Upsides. Consisting of brothers Matt and Dan Fullam with longtime friends Matt DaSilva and Hart Mechlin, The Upsides have really tapped into a sweet spot between the familiar and an original sound. 

The music video for “Shoreline” speaks of a band with a lot on their mind and who have faced their fair share of difficult times. Told through the lens of a Polaroid photo, the song encourages listeners to keep a positive attitude while acknowledging the safety of living a slightly adventurous life. Check out our recent cover of another new video by the band, “Long Hair (Longer Nights)” 

Madisyn Gifford delivers breathy and articulate vocal tones as the music swirls and the introspective lyrics explore difficult emotions. The video for “Dancing on This Line” reinforces the perspective listeners will experience by feeling just a little smaller in a very big world.

Swiss Tropical House and EDM duo Doppe & Kokke collaborated with vocalist Justin Erinn for “Glad to be Alive,” bordering between the retrospective and a positive outlook on what the future may bring. The blend of electronic and acoustic elements is well woven and accentuates the track’s optimistic summer feel.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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