Are we losing our love of new music?


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It’s not really the occasion to throwing statistics at you at this hour, but statistically, we are more genuinely disinterested in new music releases than we were say, 5 years or go. That’s according to a midyear report from US market monitor Luminate, anyways.

As we know with the Kate Bush returning to the charts, we are often treating ‘old’ music as ‘new’ music with many of us not even knowing who Kate Bush is (the horror of it).

Whether you choose to accept it as the norm, is completely up to you. For me, I think it’s total poppycock. I strive to learn about a new band or song every time I log in to work every working day of the week. That’s probably because my job is actively searching unlicensed music festivals all day and I’m bound to found in a new wormhole of new music. But still, I love founding out new music.

Just from playing similar artists that I was recommended from artificial sources (Spotify) or real sources (humans), or playing alternative radio stations I’ve not really listened to before, I’ve fallen for many catalogues over the past days.

Some were hard to avoid, yes. Wet Leg seem to be everywhere right now, apparently slap-stick alternative indie isn’t a thing anymore and they’re the only band doing it. Still, their music is fun and hits enjoying music in all the right places. Some were more off the beaten track and some were on the up.

Kings and BearsWarriors. To Viagra Boys’ Punk Rock Loser. Finally settling on Exit Kid with We’re Strange.

Not to mention the plethora of artist line-ups I’ve not even got around to yet from underground music festivals supporting such like-minded artists. Houghton Festival. Green Island Festival. Funk Up The Farm. Some of the best festivals dotted around the UK are the best festivals simply for their eclectic taste and adoration for the new and upcoming artists. Sometimes staying away from the favourites and the overplayed songs isn’t always necessarily the way to go.

Let me know! Any new music artists you’re listening to right now?

5 responses to “Are we losing our love of new music?”

  1. 2loud2oldmusic avatar

    I find it hard to get in to new bands and new music, but I still try. I do hear a lot of new stuff thanks to my kids, but most is too pop for me and some of it doesn’t sound all that inspiring. But when I find a new artist that I was unaware about, I usually go all in.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Oh fantastic! Yeah, chart music and bubblegum pop is a steer clear for me- but the rock scenes right now is punching way above its weight with new artists. I recommend to check out Kid Kapichi and Viagra Boys if you haven’t already

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      1. 2loud2oldmusic avatar

        I’ll have to check them out. Thanks.

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  2. EclecticMusicLover avatar

    I love hearing new music, and there are lots of newish artists & bands whose music I’m enjoying. Some include The Amazons, Sea Girls, The Rare Occasions, Stephen Sanchez and Cafuné.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      I’ve only recently dived into The Rare Occasions work, so so glad I did. Equally impressive for new guys on the scene. I’m currently enjoying Viagra Boys at the moment, and although they’re not “out of the music womb” new, they’re still new to the scene, having blown up recently due to the tour of theirs.
      Appreciate your words, as ever x


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