CHAI are a Japanese rock band from Nagoya. The group consists of four women—Mana, Kana, Yuuki and Yuna. Formed in 2012, the band released their debut studio album Pink in 2017. “PING PONG!” is off of their latest album, WINK. About this new album Mana says, they worked on cultivating an album she described as “more than a human friend — someone you can go to when you’re upset, someone you go to when you’re happy, when you wake up first thing in the morning, when you want to cry.” And that’s why they’re in this week’s HOT SPOT!

CHAI

Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg – that’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers to you – are in this week’s Hot Spot with the incredible track, “Chaise Longue.”. From their bio: ‘Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they set about making some recordings of their own.’  Whatever it is, it’s good!

Wet Leg

 

Nashville’s Terry Presume is unapologetically himself in every song he releases. Blending indie, alternative, hip hop, and rock, he has been making music that is unique to him. He grew up surrounded by Haitian Kompa music from his mom, and the sounds of 50 Cent, Eminem and classic R&B that was heard throughout his community. His song, “ZaZa and Some Runtz (Smoke Break)” is in this week’s HOT SPOT.

 

Terry Presume

 

Jungle are a British electro soul musical project founded by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. They’ve released two albums thus far, one of which was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize; Their forming album, LOVING IN STEREO, is out in Mid-August. Their song “Talk About It” is in this week’s HOTSPOT.

 

Yellow Lines” by Tommy Newport is in the HotSpot!

Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport (Oliver Milmine) relocated to the United States with his family at six years old where he bounced around from Dallas to Seattle before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. Produced by Newport alongside his frequent collaborator 4th Pyramid (Black Eyed Peas, Wu-Tang Clan), the track has a brit rock essence in the way he sings.

Tommy Newport

Sneaks is Eva Moolchan, an American spoken word and post-punk musician from Washington, D. C. She used to be in a band called the Sh*tstains, which piqued our interest if we’re being honest. She has been releasing music as Sneaks since 2014. Simon is a  Scorpio, and this track seems very complimentary to having a relationship with a Scorpio….listen to “Scorpio on Your Side.”

Sneaks WHOOOSH!

 

Dope Lemon is an Australian artist, which kind of makes a lot of sense to us. Singer Angus Stone was one half of the musical sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone, with whom he has released four studio albums with but now he records under the name Dope Lemon and this is his song, “Rose Pink Cadillac.”