Submission Showcase: September 14th – 20th 2015


‘Submission Showcase’ is a weekly column where we go through songs submitted to us and showcase the best ones. If you’d like to submit music to us, find out how to here.

For Esme – Make A Sound

For Esme, the electro-poppy-band-thing from Toronto that has been featured here before, not the book by J.D. Salinger, have returned to kick off our Submission showcase with their new single, ‘Make A Sound’. Featuring a ‘are we in the 80s right now?’ rolling drumbeat and some wonderful lyrical content sung by Martha Meredith, this is definitely one to check out from this group. Listen below.


Prince Monaco – The Way She Goes

Prince Monaco, the smartly-named collaboration between Baby Prince of Wolf + Lamb (I hope this is right), and Nick Monaco have created this insanely hard-to-describe song named ‘The Way She Goes’. Featuring tom hits and oddly sung lyrics for an intro, before transitioning into low piano notes and kick and snare beats, guitar strums and looping back into a disco-y beat, it’s a different type of dance music, one that is extremely easy to dance to! Something I liked was the crazy amount of different instruments that you can hear in the whole track, and how they come back before the track ends. Listen to ‘The Way She Goes’, as well as the rest of the Facelift EP that this is on, below.


Home Lives – Cool Waves Young Blood

Fast and loud. Definitely how I like my indie submissions. Home Lives, a New York-based I don’t even know band’s new single ‘Cool Waves Young Blood’ mixes the loudness and fast tempo of punk music with the lyrical content of a new wave emo band. And it works amazingly well! And I’ve also just noticed this band only has two members. Congratulations on doing what most bands with four members can’t. Check out the single below.


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