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The Sweet Five

So every Wednesday you will now see a Sweet Five! What’s a Sweet Five you may ask? Well I’ll drop you five sweet songs that you should listen to once a week, that will help you get over your hump-day and set sail towards the ever-nearing weekend! Ready? Okay!

Frank Ocean – Sweet Life

So I pretty much named this piece after this song. Frank Ocean can pretty much do no wrong right now – and with the release of “Channel Orange” came floods of positive reviews and the world had it on repeat. This song brings all the joy out in the album. Feeling down? This is an ultimate mood changer, and will be stuck in your head all day. “The best song wasn’t the single” is very true.

Bravestation – Tides Of The Summit

The opening track of their album “Giants and Dreamers” and a title very fitting for this album. This song reflects a new-wave style that is simply sweet. I can only describe this song as a backing track to your dreams. If you find yourself swaying your head in a day dream at work, embrace it. This song will put a smile on your face.

The Wyld – Revolution

This song has already been featured on this blog, but as the proud Kiwi I am I shall rep what we are pumping out right now. If you like hip hop and a slice of indie – I can’t think of anyone that is currently blending it up better. Their debut album “Preface” is still new, and is the sort of album you can play at any time. If you wonder what is so good about this song and can’t actually put you’re finger on it, don’t worry. Neither can I, but it’s a track that needs to be heard.

Anchor & Braille – Hymn For Her

Ever since the Anchor & Braille debut album “Felt” released in 2009, I’ve been anxiously waiting for a follow up album. “The Quiet Life” released at the end of July and is a fine, fine album and this track is oh so sweet. When I first heard it, the mix of angelic vocals and with the powerful piano made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It’s a song that could bring you to tears and make you smile at the same time. If you’re wondering why he sounds familiar – this is the side project of Anberlin’s Stephen Christian.

The Lighthouse And The Whaler – The Stars And The Trees

We all need some acoustic guitars and deep lyrics. Hum along, and tap your foot. Move your keyboard out of the way and get some air-piano playing down! “My oh my oh my, what a wonder” is a beautiful way to let your day get better. This up-tempo track gives me a sunny day when it rains. Mark your calendar for Sept. 18 because their second album “This Is An Adventure” releases!

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Video: The Wyld – Full Circle

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a post on The Wyld (who previously went by The Wild). If you’re unfamiliar with this New Zealand group, they fuse together indie rock and hip-hop better than any other band of the sort. Most come off sounding corny, but The Wyld has somehow managed to successfully marry the two genres. Full Circle isn’t exactly a new song of theirs, but it sounds better than ever with its newly mastered touches. The video for Full Circle is a high quality visual feast, really showing off the band’s professionalism. The Wyld has their debut set to release in the very near future, which I am extremely excited for. 

The Wyld has also released this new song title, Questions, on their Soundcloud. I love their rawness.

Questions by THE WYLD

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Video: The Wyld – Revolution

New Zealand’s indie hip-hop group, The Wyld, released a music video for their song, Revolution, today. The Wild’s music is full of so much ambition and energy, it’s extremely easy to become won over. You can hear their passion pouring out through the speakers. Everything about these guys are raw. They have created a perfect combination between the rapping, singing choruses, and the guitar driven instrumentals. The Wyld have released a handful of excellent songs, and I expect many more to be on the way. I just can’t help but root for these guys’ success. For more of their songs, take a short trip over to their website.