Each and every week here at INHAILER, not only are we always on the lookout for amazing new music to play for our listeners, we’re sent music from record promoters and label reps in hopes of getting their artists on the NACC (North American College & Community Radio) charts. Think the Billboard charts but with more of a focus on not only up and coming indie artists but those big name mainstays that are now headlining music festivals around the world. Listening to all of this music is a large undertaking and there is a lot of stuff that doesn’t quite make the cut. Here are the best of our new adds:
1. Hinds - I Don’t Run (Mom & Pop Records)
This Spain-based quartet of garage-rocking women are back again with their sophomore LP I Don’t Run. Featuring jangly guitars and dual vocal harmonies, there is just something ultimately charming about Hind’s music. Maybe it’s their accents shining through, or maybe it’s the fact that you can tell they have fun making and playing music.
What we’re playing off the record: "New For You," "The Club"
Recommended if you like: Cherry Glazerr, Chastity Belt, Girlpool
2. MorMor - "Heaven’s Only Wishful" [Single] (Don’t Guess)
This debut single from Canadian singer/producer Seth Nyquist is crisp, chilled out and builds to a powerful and emotional ending. Coming from the same scene in Toronto in 2015 as BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson, MorMor recently dropped his debut single and we can’t wait to hear more of his velvety voice atop both indie rock and new-wave sounds.
Recommended if you like: SALES, U.S. Girls
3. Way Yes - Dead Ringer (Lefse Records/Gold Robot Records)
Way Yes describes themselves as feel good music with a dark twist/beach-goth and I couldn’t agree more. A mix of lush synths and indie-rock juxtaposed with lyrics about death and morality are what makes up this record. This Columbus based group released Tuna Hair last year, and I started bothering them to send us this record when I found out about it last month.
What we’re playing off the record: "Dead Ringer"
Recommended if you like: Animal Collective, Royal Canoe
4. Kali Uchis - Isolation (Virgin EMI Records)
The debut album from Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis covers a lot of ground. It’s poppy, it’s R&B influenced, it’s funky, it’s worldly, and it has some great features. I first heard about Kali from her feature on Gorillaz song "She’s My Collar" off of their star-studded 2017 album Humanz. She returned the favor by featuring Gorillaz and Blur singer Damon Albarn on her song "In My Dreams." Albarn also covers a lot of genres in his Gorillaz work so it’s no surprise that they worked together. At only 23, Kali is already making waves in the pop scene.
What we’re playing off the record: "In My Dreams (Feat. Damon Albarn)"
Recommended if you like: SZA, Solange, Gorillaz
5. Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage (Out June 15th on Fat Possum Records)
After a serious accident last year that led to French singer Melody Prochet with a broken vertebrae and a brain aneurysm, she is finally healed and ready to return to music following her 2012 Kevin Parker produced self-titled debut. Collaborating with members from groups The Amazing, Dungen, Pond and more, this dreamy, psychedelic-folk record is due later this summer.
What we’re playing off the record: "Breathe In, Breathe Out"
Recommended if you like: Tame Impala, Craft Spells, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
6. Hatchie - Sugar & Spice EP (Out May 25th on Ivy League Records)
Hatchie isn’t only creating a lot of buzz at INHAILER, but around the world. This Brisbane based dream-pop/shoegaze artist is gaining popularity very quickly. With two out of three singles released so far having over one million streams, she is only going to get more popular. Self-recorded and self-produced, this 24-year-old is going to take over the world.
What we’re playing off the record: "Sure," "Try," "Sugar & Spice"
Recommended if you like: Cocteau Twins, Hazel English, Sky Ferreira, Beach House
7. Middle Kids - Lost Friends (Out May 4th on Domino Records)
Anthemic indie rock/pop and alt-country based out of Sydney, this is another Australian group making waves quickly. Their debut EP, released last year, quickly gained popularity. The singles released from this album so far are full of catchy hooks and a sound that will get you on your feet.
What we’re playing off the record: "On My Knees"
Recommended if you like: Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths, Lucius
8. The Shacks - Haze (Big Crown Records)
Surprise surprise, I’ve got another dreamy artist for you. Featuring a voice that is near ethereal, lead singer Shannon Wise almost whispers above shimmering synths and reverb soaked guitar. She shows influence from dream-pop as well as '60s era R&B and rock and roll. Make sure you don’t miss this free show at MOTR with Ohmme and The Lovers on Friday, May 11.
What we’re playing off the record: "Follow Me"
Recommended if you like: Sunflower Bean, Caroline Rose, Men I Trust
9. Cherry Glazerr - "Juicy Socks" (Forthcoming 2018 Release)
Cherry Glazerr transitioned from their original lo-fi garage rock sound to a more polished sound on 2017’s Apocalistick. This trend continues even further on this brand new single released last week. This song is a little dreamier and poppier than previous releases, but don’t worry, that guitar kicks in and the song finds that classic Cherry Glazerr intensity.
Recommended if you like: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Colleen Green
10. King Tuff - The Other
On his fifth album in 10 years, Kyle Thomas’s garage-glam rock is more lush and fleshed out than ever. Full of energy, oozing with melody and hooks, and with lyrics covering a lot of ground from environmental issues to technology dependence and death, The Other is a new direction for King Tuff.
What we’re playing off the record: Raindrop Blue, Psycho Star, Infinite Mile
Recommended if you like: Ty Segall, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Thee Oh Sees