Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist Natasha Pheko (BXB Love) — releases her new and extremely catchy Pop single, "Losers."
Following the releases of BXB Love's first two singles, "matrix" & "IGNORANCE SONG" - “Losers,” LOVE invites the people of planet earth to cast off their masks, and take a good hard look at all the parts of themselves — the good, the bad and the ugly — with acceptance, love, and compassion. “’Losers’ is my claim that we are all really just losers trying to fit in,” LOVE says. “I believe, if we really committed to being who we are, and loving that unconditionally, we might all feel a little more free and a little less anxious about the potential perception of us that others may have.” Created with fellow songwriters and producers Jaime Estalella and Michele Canova, a mere few weeks before COVID-19 changed life as we know, “Losers” came together as a synchronistic dance of lyrics and sounds, entirely unrestricted by trends or genre limitations. “There was no goal or destination in mind, only a shared commitment to be in the present, in the process and following the joy, the excitement, and the inspiration,” LOVE writes.
Photo Credit: Kobe Boateng (@kobeboateng)
Hampshire (UK) Indie trio Drug Store Romeos have shared their new single "Secret Plan", taken from their upcoming debut album "The world within our bedrooms" - out 25 June via Fiction Records (preorder). The song emphasizes the lead singers mesmerizing voice, thumping bass, twinkling synth melodies and beautiful change-ups.
Drug Store Romeos formed in college nearby Farnborough when childhood friends Jonny and Charlie pinned an ad about finding a bassist for their new band to the school’s notice board - Sarah replied and quickly proved herself a better vocalist than either of them. Sharing affections for Suburban Lawns and Tom Tom Club, Drug Store Romeos cut their teeth playing live at college, Guildford Boiler Room and Aldershot West End Centre, rather than the familiarly trodden paths in London - although they did frequent the city as often as three times a week at one point; carrying all of their equipment back to Fleet by train as none of the band were old enough to drive.
While the band have since moved to London, by the time they came to record The world within our bedrooms, all three members were keen to hold onto that wide-eyed energy for as long as possible. Those 3am walks home from Fleet station, with amps and flight cases slung over their shoulders, would become a rite of passage; the quiet
countryside influencing their hushed atmospheric sound and nocturnal leanings, the tight bonds formed back home buoying their hypnotic and delicate blend of Dream Pop and synth-led explorations.
Drug Store Romeos will play their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 17 November – tickets are available now.
See Drug Store Romeos live in 2021:
25 May | Oslo Hackney, London (SOLD OUT)
27 May | YES, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
29 July | SET, London (SOLD OUT)
2-5 Sep | End Of The Road Festival
25-26 Sep | Dot to Dot Festival
9 Oct | Are You Listening? Festival
13 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow
14 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Edinburgh
17 Nov | Scala, London
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