Radio LBB: The Freshest Sounds from the Concord Roster
Get listening below to discover the sounds of the best new artists from the Concord Music Publishing roster, chosen by their Sync, Marketing & Brand Manager Irene Salamanca.
Irene's also provided some interesting background information for each artist and songwriter that's featured in the mix.
Get stuck in!
Lyra: From Cork, Ireland, Lyra is one of our most recent signings. Her music is cinematic, mysterious and dramatic. I like the explosive choruses in her songs, her vocals paired with the drums are almost like a battle cry.
Wargirl: This band is made up of members of Cold War Kids along with an eclectic group of musicians whose roots stretch from Nashville to Ecuador to Malawi. I think all those influences make this band’s sound fresh and fun.
Sons of Raphael: Every time I listen to them I think "what is happening here?" I love music that has that effect on me. The video for this song is equally puzzling.
Mikaela Davis: She stands out in so many ways. The fact that her main instrument is the harp immediately stamps her music with unmistakable character. I love her song writing style, her songs take you around so many unexpected twists and turns that make you want to keep listening to see where they’re going next.
Lion: I've seen her playing live a few times and she can carry a whole gig just with her electric guitar and her vocals. I think this song represents her quite well as a performer and songwriter; untameable, rough, gritty and extremely powerful. I think she has all the elements to become a household name.
The Dig: They have been around for a while but they are new to us after becoming Concord. ‘Soul of the Night’ is one that I have been playing non-stop.
Sabrina & Samantha: A brand new signing from Ed Banger Records. This track immediately caught my attention and I listened to the whole thing without skipping. Afterwards I realised it's over 8 minutes long. It's hypnotising.
Vlad Holiday: Vlad’s music is quite haunting. I really like some of the unexpected elements in his songs, a dissonance here and there or a weird bend of the guitar string that makes you a little uneasy but it works. He writes beautiful melodies as well.
Nine Pound Shadow: There is something timeless about their melodies. They are signed to Danger Mouse's label and their EP was produced and cowritten by Asa Taccone from Electric Guest. I think that’s why their music has a warm and slightly vintage feel to it.
Che Lingo: This track is a bit of a departure from Che’s previous material - it’s a whole new territory for him. I like that he is constantly exploring and finding new ways to say what he needs to say , both musically and lyrically. I really like this soulful side of him.
Holiday Sidewinder: I love Holiday’s style – fun and retro. All the disco and '80s references in her music really resonate with me.