Here you find the latest news from the music world, whether from the West Coast, AOR or Soul.

Joel Sarakula releases his new single “Sun Goes Down” to kick off his German tour

On his new 70’s inflected disco single “Sun Goes Down”, released today on Légère Recordings, Australian soft rocker Joel Sarakula asks his lover: “Will you stay with me when the world is turned upside down?” A question that is more than justified in view of the current world situation. The single is released to kick off his German tour, which starts next week.

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges join forces again for new EP “Texas Moon”

After their successful collaboration in 2020, singer-songwriter Leon Bridges and the psychedelic funk trio Khruangbin return with their second joint EP “Texas Moon”. This time, their musical journey takes them across the dusty roads of the Lone Star State to the dark side of the moon. The five new songs touch on themes of love, faith and death while exploring new dimensions of inventive, hypnotic grooves.

With his debut album “Riding The Wave”, MILES revives the heyday of West Coast music

Behind MILES stands the London-based session guitarist, singer and songwriter Adam ‘Miles’ Amer. Written and recorded in the UK over two years, “Riding the Wave” is a love letter to the golden era of analogue soft rock and West Coast music of the 70s and early 80s. With soaring harmonies, super-tight horns, smooth chord changes and searing guitar solos, Miles called on the best players in town to create an album that sounds like it was recorded in 1980. “Riding The Wave” is one of the first album highlights of the year that will delight all fans of classic West Coast music.

Lance Ferguson returns with “Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2”

Multi-instrumentalist Lance Ferguson returns with the second chapter in his Rare Groove Spectrum series. “Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2” is another solid collection of re-works and re-imaginings taking in a broad range of classic tracks, traversing jazz funk rarities, balearic digs, latin groovers and more.

PREP ring in the new year with “The Kid”

London-based four-piece PREP have one mission — to kick out elegant jams that make you dance while simultaneously luxuriating in the memories of late nights past. With a blend of sounds from contemporary R&B, electronica, and 70s to 80s inspired pop, the band welcomes 2022 with “The Kid”, their first release from an EP in the works.

Mamas Gun return with double A-Sider and announce new album for April

UK-based soul powerhouse Mamas Gun announce new album “Cure The Jones” out April 1 and share digitally today two stunning new singles “Party For One” and “Looking For Moses” – a lush, nuanced and expansively contemporary meditation on a world turned upside down, embedded in the classic soul tradition of Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes.