Earlier this month Jetty Bones finished up a lengthy run out on tour with The Wonder Years. After listening to the new EP, Old Women – I’m beyond upset that the tour failed to make it out west because I would’ve definitely emerged from my hermit hole to attend. Jetty Bones slaps you awake with an invigorating sound that gave way to a conversation about telling stories, looking back in our golden years, letting the pressure of life not get to you and so much more.
Not many think of the worst thing that could happen to them when they leave the house for the day. We’re sure Melbourne-based artist Selki surely wasn’t the day she found herself in the streets of Paris after being struck by a bus. Horrific, she did what many couldn’t and spun it into a positive note that changed not only her way of thinking about life, but also her musical career. We spoke of how the accident transformed her sound electronically, as well as her lyrical passion and more.
One of our most overused terms has got to be, “Kids these days…” It’s a defense mechanism when it comes to aging. Calling out those younger than us somehow makes our old behinds feel better. The thing is, while we point a finger at “kids today” with their constant phone scrolling and fidget spinners…they aren’t all that bad. Yes, there are bad apples in every generation but let’s be real. Kids today are pretty freaking impressive. Actress Rowan Blanchard is smarter than people three times her age and artists like Marilaine? Well, she is one of the few doing what she do.
A 12-year-old who admits that pop was in her life when was “was really little” but notes, “Once I turned nine, I was introduced to Guns and Roses and ever since, I listen to all rock and no pop!” Today she’s a rocker girl with a heart made of pure metal. Which is why when listening to her single, “Queen of the Outcasts” you’ll hear someone who comes across like they’ve been doing it for twice as long as Marilaine’s been alive. Her rock meets demure goth style is a welcomed sound in a landscape filled with kids who just want to pop.