Rise Up by Andre Day

Andra Day owes her success to YouTube, thanks to a cover of Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” in 2012. This cover reached number 2 on the YouTube Music Charts and lead to Andra signing a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Prior to the release of her debut album, Andra was featured in Rolling Stones […]

Alessia Cara – Wild Things

This fun, young, energetic song has a pretty straight forward message. It is about being young making a name for yourself, making your life. Being hip to the beat and dancing to it at the same time. The entire song has a great message and great beat to dance too. Letting people know that it […]

‘Needed me” by Rihanna

This is one of my favorite songs by Rihanna personally. I have listened to this song over and over again and mentally connected with the song.  My mind focuses just so much on her voice when she’s singing.  She shows that he was on the low with her and playing with her heart.  She just […]

Do You Remember by Jarryd James

Jarryd comes to us from Australia, where he began playing in a band called Holland in 2012. The band recorded a debut album, but it was never released and this led Jarryd to fall into depression and quit making music. In late 2014, he was asked to accompany some friends on a tour as their […]

My love is cool (Favorites) by Wolf Alice

I’m tapping into another London-based band this week, not all-female but led by a female vocalist.  Wolf Alice formed back in 2010 as a duo and released an EP, but grew to their current quartet in 2012.  The band released a number of singles before releasing an EP in 2013 which got a lot of […]

Adore Life (Favorites) by Savages

London quartet Savages played their first show 4 years ago.  Since then the all-female post-punk band released some singles then a much acclaimed 2013 album titled “Silence Yourself”.  The band immediately garnered a lot of buzz through their singles and their raucous live performances at high visibility shows including CMJ Music Marathon in NY and […]

Samson by Regina Spektor

The first time I heard this song was on The Voice (performance below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hh5WOz8RY I couldn’t believe it–had I heard this Regina Spektor song before? It turns out this song is older…regardless, I decided to post this song, in the spirit of timeless music; lasting forever. Until next time…get LOUD AND NOISY!

Quintessential Bowie

Hey Noisy Planet! As promised here is our quintessential David Bowie top ten list. We have scoured in music mayhem all morning–while mourning the demise of Bowie. How do pay tribute to such an icon? His name alone invokes a sense of mystery, awe and admiration. But alas, let’s get loud and noisy and make […]

Jealous Sun by The Horrors

“Jealous Sun” is a little more trippy than “So Now You Know”, featuring some swirling keyboards that provide some interesting atmosphere throughout the track.  Again, you have a steady beat and prominent bass that helps keep the song moving along through the hazy atmosphere the rest of the instruments are creating.  

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware, a singer hailing from South London, released her second album last October titled “Tough Love”.  Would she have a sophomore slump after the success of her debut 2012 album “Devotion”, that debuted at #5 on the U.K. album charts and was nominated for a Mercury Prize?  I can’t really say, because I haven’t […]