Spring has sprung, and it’s time to shake off the winter blues and listen to some great bands and artists that will be playing this April’s hottest music festivals. Your April playlist is in bloom!
1. "Pineapple” by Sam Lao
Dallas-based rapper and singer Sam Lao has been turning heads with her single “Pineapple.” Her clever wordplay and kick-ass beats have us foaming at the mouth for more. Catch her at Fortress Fest 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas!
2. "Sally” by Thundamentals
3. "Dolf” by Zoobombs
Zoobombs // via thezoobombs.com
If you haven’t yet been initiated into the Zoobomb cult of jazz-rock jamming and face-melting intensity, welcome to your next obsession. This Japanese indie band has been going strong since 1994, and if their latest album is any indication, they’re not stopping anytime soon. They’ll be playing at Canadian Music Week this month.
4. "Roll in the Hay” by Young Hearts
Young Hearts // via Thanks But No Thanks Records
For all you fans of hard, fast punk rock and Rush-like technical execution, meet Belgian band Young Hearts. “Roll in the Hay” is a great introduction to the Belgian band’s sound. Catch them at Groezrock 2017 in Meerhout, Belgium.
5.The Feeling When You Walk Away” by Yves Tumor
Yves Tumor via p-a-n.org
Yves Tumor has gone through many evolutions in the last few years, and the artist’s latest album “Serpent Music” is no less sonically unique. The music is lush and textured, and is part instrumental, part sampling, and part field recordings. Famous for intense live performances, you can see Yves Tumor yourself at Resonate 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia.
6. "Walk It Like An Animal” by Flow Tribe
Flow Tribe // Mohegan Sun
Flow Tribe is a funk-rock band that brings a strong dose of New Orleans flavor to their catchy songs. “Walk Like An Animal” is a raunchy, brass-heavy ode to a good time. You can catch them at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We can taste the beignets already!
7. "Madeline” by Jade Bird
Jade Bird // via Facebook
Calling all Joni Mitchell and Civil Wars fans- have we got an artist for you to hear! Jade Bird is an up-and-comer in the London music scene. “Madeline” is a haunting tune about a ne’er-do-well you’ll want to hear again and again. She’ll be Playing Live at Leeds on April 29th- be sure to check her out!
Sam Lao // via Kera News // http://keranews.org/post/sam-laos-quest-rule-world-starts-north-texas
Thundamentals // via The Sydney Morning Herald // http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/new-album-everyone-we-know-from-sydney-hiphoppers-thundamentals-is-personal-20170208-gu81pu.html
Zoobombs // via thezoobombs.com // http://thezoobombs.com/profile
Young Hearts // via Thanks But No Thanks Records // http://www.thanksbutnothanksrecords.com/bands/young-hearts/
Yves Tumor // via p-a-n.org // http://p-a-n.org/product/yves-tumor-serpent-music-pan-73/