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Broods

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📸 Renata Raksha

Broods is a musical duo from Nelson, New Zealand, composed of Georgia Nott on lead vocals, with older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott on production and backing vocals.

Their first single “Bridges”, went to No. 8 on the New Zealand single chart. They released their self-titled debut EP, Broods, on 30 January 2014, which was followed by a full-length album, Evergreen, on 22 August 2014. The band has toured with Ellie Goulding, Haim, and Sam Smith
Broods have won five New Zealand Music Awards.
They moved to Los Angeles in April this year and they released their second album, Conscious, on 24 June 2016. And a great album it is, you need it in your collection.

OK, enough background, let’s get to the music.

This is their latest single and video, just dropped Friday.
A great song and a true showcase for the amazing voice of Georgia. The track is from their second album, Conscious, and was co-written by Lorde. Now that’s some pedigree right there. The video is pretty cool, a little story about break ups and youthful angst.
Heartlines

Directed by Dano Cerny and Produced by Lauren Solie
(C) 2016 Capitol Records

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A really cool video here, set in a post apocalyptic dystopian future. A song of hope and yearning for freedom. This was the first single from the album Conscious. I’m assuming it was a monster hit in their homeland. Great song.
Free

Directed by Jessie Hill and produced by Danyi Deats & Targa Sahyoun

(C) 2016 Dryden Street Ltd, under exclusive license to Universal Music Australia

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This is from their debut album ‘Evergreen’ released in 2014. Based on this track a truly auspicious start. I am totally impressed by Georgia’s voice. And with this full orchestra, complete with strings to the forefront it is absolutely the bees knees. I’m totally spellbound.
Four Walls

“Four Walls (Live With Lyrics)” directed by Possum Hill and produced by SOAP Communication
(C) 2014 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

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📸 @lostbeforefate

Broods open their 2016 North American tour in Kansas City at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival.
They are still on a vast tour of the USA. You can check the dates here on their web site.
This is another great song, and Georgia is quite a performer, great stage presence and quite a mover, and cute with it.
Couldn’t Believe

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We’ll finish up with a live version of the great first song featured above. This was recorded on 14 July 2016 @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ. The crowd was really into it.
Heartlines

Jessie Karnstein-Ritchie

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OK. I lied. Here’s just one more, from the same concert above. Another beautiful song.
Bedroom Door

Jessie Karnstein-Ritchie

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Doe Paoro

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Doe Paoro is more than just another singer. Her voice has an amazing quality that has been helped by her years of meditation in Tibet.
Doe Paoro aka Sonia Kreitzer is an amazing singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California whose ethereal sound blends elements of pop, dubstep, soul, synth-pop, and R&B and bears strong influence of Lhamo.

Doe Paoro has a soon to be released new album, After, that belongs in your collection.

So hows about we check out some of her amazing sounds.

First up her brand new video, it just dropped yesterday.
Madonna and child or witch and succubus, where is this video going? It’s all pretty strange. But what is awesome about it is the voice. Doe Paoro’s voice. It will haunt you it is so beguiling. It captures you and hold you in its spell.
And then there is the witch’s line dance?
Awesome, beautiful, can’t stop watching it.
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Directed by Mitch Dequilettes

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Doe Paoro’s “The Wind”, is an exploration of self discovery, shown through a limited palette of oil pastels to organically animate the dreamlike narrative. It is also a wonderfully simple piece of work that brings out Doe’s amazing voice.
The song comes from the album ‘After,’ available soon.
The Wind

Director: Jack Brown, London-based animator and illustrator.
Producer: Evan Brown

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This is very different from the previous two songs, not so mysterious of moody. This is a flat-out great pop song, a hypnotic beat, great electro backing and again the awesome voice of Doe Paoro. And great eye candy from Mexico? Cuba? Florida?
Hypotheticals

Directed/shot/edited by Dan Huiting

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A test of any singer is can they produce the goods live?
So we check out Ms Doe Paora in probably the harshest conditions, just her and a guitarist. No audience to feed off.
And boy does she nail it, Doe is a truly great singer. Her voice, the phasing, the tone, are all spot on, perfection.
A fine fine guitar player, sadly un-credited.
Traveling

directed/shot/edited by Dan Huiting
tracking: Nick Tipp
mixing: Viktor Bälter-Lundin

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Finally today another live performance, this time at the always perfect KEXP. They just keep giving the indie artists a great showcase. Another fantastic song from Doe. Beautifully orchestrated by the truly tight backing musicians.
And Doe is just in fine fine voice.
Nostalgia

Host: John Richards
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Luke Knecht

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Casi

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Today we get to meet Casi, a terrific singer from Wales, with a beautiful new release.

A native of Bangor, Casi Wyn is young singer-songwriter who eases through vocal performances performed in both her mother tongue and English.
She performs a well-honed set of ballads with piano accompaniment.

“Lion”/”Golden Age Thinking” will be released via Chess Club as a 7″ on 25 July. The single’s out now digitally.

Check out that digital release. Lion a song full of beauty and power.
Early days for a young lady who is going places.

This is her description of the song.
“It’s important to exchange untold stories—that’s the only way in which we can improve our understanding of otherness,” she explains. “‘Lion’ tells the story of a Prince who’s aim was to liberate his community—it’s a song for anyone with a dream.”- Casi

Lion

℗ ℗ 2016 Chess Club
Released on: 1st June 2016
Composer, Writer: Casi Wyn

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Next up from a couple of years back is a beautiful melodic song, which is sung in Welsh. But don’t worry there is English sub-titles with it.
But just sit back and enjoy the essence of it.
Hardd

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Finally we close with a live performance, again in Welsh.
I don’t understand what Casi is singing, but just go along with the feeling of it. A very enjoyable performance.
Hela

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