I Was a King, Pretty Matty, Martha and The Maureens

Ok, let’s do another quick round-up post tonight. This is in a more pop setting. Have to live up to the subtitle of this blog every now and then. Plus I love this stuff obviously. So here’s a small pop goes the world video post.

Norwegians with Norman are first in line. I Was A King first came to my attention when Norman Blake and Robyn Hitchcock produced their You Love It Here album back in 2012. They have a new album Slow Century coming out 8th of March on Coastal Town Recordings. This forthcoming pop treasure was also produced by Norman Blake from my all-time faves Teenage Fanclub. The second single Hatchet is magnificent and kind of like the foundation of my music taste in less than 3 minutes. The focus of this blog has drifted towards country/folk music, but this is sort of where this all began and I love this so much.

I Was a King at Facebook

Next up is a new favorite Pretty Matty from Toronto, Canada. I don’t know a whole lot about them, but recently I stumbled upon their new single Kicked Out. It’s a damn good and catchy power pop song and there’s a great music video for it too. I need to check out the EP they released last year while waiting for new songs to arrive.

Pretty Matty at Facebook

Moving on to Durham, UK for the new Martha single Love Keeps Kicking. A new Martha album will be released by Big Scary Monsters on the 5th of April. Here’s the awesome music video for the single and title track Love Keeps Kicking.

Martha Website

Final stop tonight is Utrecht, Netherlands and new The Maureens album Something in the Air that just came out on Meritorio Records. I haven’t even listened to the whole record, but I have this song 20 Years for the Company on the new weekly playlist and I really like it. My kind of pop music for sure and I look forward to giving this more attention during the coming days/weeks.

The Maureens Website

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