JAWS is an English up-and-coming indie band with pop, synth and alternative rock vibes. Although they may still be lacking a defined musical identity, they have definitely matured both musically and lyrically since their previous album, Be Slowly. Stay In was a good introduction into JAWS, but I would recommend listening first to Think Too Much, Feel Too Little. Its smooth bass lines take centerfield and Schofield’s vocals inflict a sort of nostalgia and longing that will nevertheless keep you coming back for more.
Hometown: Birmingham, England
Connor Schofield (Vocals)
Alex Hudson (Guitars)
Eddy Geach (Drums)
Jake Cooper (Bass)
Latest Album: Simplicity
MY TOP 5:
- Think Too Much, Feel Too Little
- Stay In
- Right in Front of Me
- What We Haven’t Got Yet
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March has apparently been a month that has centered a lot on funk vibes and jam-session alternatives (i.e. Covered in Rain). Although the songs on this list are never in any particular order, the first one is always the one that I have listened to the most.
- John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man
The quintessential breakup song revamped. John Mayer returns to the music scene after a four-year hiatus with a distinct sound that is more similar to his earlier Continuum years than to his previous album, Paradise Valley. Still Feel Like Your Man incorporates Mayer’s traditional blues guitar style mixed in with some pop sounds. This song, along with Moving On and Getting Over seems to be a perfect example of the artist’s new pop-funk style, and his effortless guitar riffs have earned him a spot on the Great Guitarists train.
- Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos – Slide
- John Mayer – Covered in Rain
- Ruby Empress – Deluca
- John Mayer – Moving On and Getting Over
- Milky Chance ft. Izzy Bizu – Bad Things
- Manganas Garden – Get You Up
- Kings of Leon – Over
- Milky Chance – Clouds
- Young the Giant – Silvertongue
- Coldplay – Hypnotised
- Foals – Birch Tree
- The Magic Beans – As You Like It
- JAWS – Think Too Much Feel Too Little
Manganas Garden is an up-and-coming band that I stumbled into one night on Youtube. “Slow It Down”, the first song of theirs I heard, had me floored. It introduced me to the rest of their songs on Solar Satisfaction, which continued to charm me. The Gothenburg natives produce music that blends disco-funk with indie-pop to create a modern funk groove that does not seem retrospective, like much of disco music nowadays. Instead, it brings to the table an element of soul that is unique to Manganas Garden and that differentiates them from the rest of the bands attempting to join the modern disco wave.
Artist: Manganas Garden
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre: Discofunk – Indiepop
Band Members: Tom Serner (Vocals)
Axel Agervi (Guitar/Piano/Vocals)
Melker Petterson (Guitar)
Oliver Ganslandt (Bass/Vocals)
Gustav Hyllstam (Drums/Vocals)
Latest Album: Solar Satisfaction
MY TOP 5:
- Day by Day
- Slow It Down
- Get You Up
- In The Mood
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Music is magic in its purest form
Welcome! By now, you’ve stumbled into OVRHYPD, a music hub that celebrates up and coming musicians as well as more established artists. This is the place where you’ll be able to discover alternatives to the mainstream songs that invade our radio stations 24/7, so that your musical taste and library can continue to grow and hone. You’ll be the person with the new songs that nobody has ever heard about before.
I wanted to do this because of my love for music, and my constant need to be on the know for new releases and the rediscovering of old-timers. That is why you’ll find a little bit of everything in here. However, I did not want to limit this outlet only to music, which is why you’ll occasionally find posts on other stuff. You’ll see them soon.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.