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Dutch West Coast band Dawn Patrol “Bring On The Good Times” with their first album

“Bring On The Good Times” is the debut album by Dawn Patrol, a brand new Dutch collective led by producer, songwriter and musician Phil Martin (Jazzinvaders, AIFF, Martin & Garp), that sets out to explore the essence of West Coast music, Softrock spirit and European pop sensibility. The result is an album that celebrates the slick LA sound of the early 80s and pays homage to West Coast heroes like Pages and Player.

The Youngtones celebrate classic soul music on their debut

The American soul outfit Youngtones revive the lightness of 60s and 70s soul music on their recently released self-titled debut album. The album is characterised by catchy melodies, crisp bass lines, great brass sections and a warm production. Sam Cooke would have snapped his fingers at so much groovy lightness.

PREP returns with new single “Speaking Silence”

“Speaking Silence” is the next stroke of genius from British smooth pop quartet PREP, a slow jam between West Coast blue eyed soul à la Bobby Caldwell and the velvety quality of 70s quiet storm. The song will appear on the upcoming 4-track EP, which the band has announced for early summer. Alongside the EP release, PREP are playing a headline US tour in May.