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OurStage December 2015 Top Ranked Artists

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Taking Me Under” by Austin Renfroe

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“It’s You I” by Bobby Caputo

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Albatross” by Kingsfoil

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Bless” By HBK CJ

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Dandelion Fields” by AJ Guitar Works

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Top Artists For September 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“A Million Steps Ago” by Brooks Maguire

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Stay Here With Me” by Jesse Terry

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Trouble” by Aitches

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Dope Man” by C Nice

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Fly” by Westvale

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Westvale’s Electro Pop Debut EP

westvaleThe electro pop duo Westvale recently released Fly, a stunning and hypnotically chilled-out four-song EP. Having evolved from the more hard rock-edged Noctura, who dominated the charts here on OurStage for several years, Westvale has already captured the attention of fans, earning a spot in the Top 50 of the latest Best of the Best charts.

In just four songs, Mandy Suiter and Kris Haughey lay out an irresistible musical template, with Suiter’s seemingly flawless vocal and harmonies smoothing out synthesized, pulsating, EDM-based backing tracks, adorned with plenty of ambient space.

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Top Artists For August 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Falling For Your Everything” by The Chance

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“A Love Quite Like Yours” by Derren Raser

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Creatures” by Soapbox Army

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“What’s Good” by Axcess ft. Maskerade

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Dance With Me In The Starlight” by Mark Barnes

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

The Figgs Get Cosmic

OPOHcover3600px-300x300Since their mid-’90s flirtation with alt-rock radio ascendency, The Figgs have been a perpetually-evolving artistic entity. From their roots as purveyors of guitar pop, the band moved into riff rock while simultaneously mastering songcraft, and ended up as true studio artists, creating collections of short, unassuming songs that still somehow feel deep and epic. Their last few records have been shockingly consistent as they perfected a completely unique sonic signature. Now in their fourth decade as a band, The Figgs have released Other Planes of Here, an eight song LP that provides the perfect balance of melody, groove, natural lyricism, and pure charm. Living up to its title, the album slips in and out of time, touching familiar, classic sounds and forms, still rocking hard, but just as often bouncing into the stratosphere to suddenly achieve pop nirvana. Never has musical complexity been so enjoyable and easy to absorb. Turn off your mind, relax, and float into other planes with The Figgs.

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Top Artists For June 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“I’m Here” by Lindsey Gail

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Be Beautiful” by James and June

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“O Caligula” by The House of Jed

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Million” (Tink feat. Chris Fields)

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Solace (Comfort and Joy)” by Randal Pflum

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Name Your Price For Music From Stellar Young

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photo by Ashley Nizolek

We recently featured Stellar Young‘s video for “Nomad” as our Video of the Month here at OurStage (you can see the current VotM on the homepage). Turns out that the Albany quintet is the band that just keeps on giving, and right now they’re offering their entire discography on a name-your-price basis, even if that price is ZERO. We particularly recommend their latest LP Vessels. Get it now! You can watch the “Nomad” video below.

 

 

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Abby Payne Releases ‘The Gunfighter Meets His Match’

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photo by Elizabeth Leitzell

New York’s Abby Payne has released her long-awaited new album The Gunfighter Meets His Match. Chock full of bouncing melodies, lush harmonies, subversive arrangements, and organic instrumentation complimented by electronic ambiance, it’s an unexpectedly refreshing singer-songwriter album. In fact it reminds us a bit of Mieka Pauley‘s subtly complex recent output.

The Gunfighter Meets His Match is a loose concept album, where Payne builds a character to represent her own struggles as an artist. She’s also adapting the story as a musical, which is due to premiere on August 25-26 at the Dorothy B. Williams Theater in SoHo as a part of HERE Arts Summer Sublet Series.

Though the album was released at the end of May, it’s only now become available on iTunes.

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Top Artists For May 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Ready” by Danielle Diamond

 

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Holler” by Dawn and Hawkes

 

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“O Caligula” by The House of Jed

 

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“The Vines” by Indigo Blak

 

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Rotation” by Garyani

 

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Top Artists For December 2014

We’re closing the books on 2014, with a batch of quality winners, as ranked by our fan community over the month of December. These artists (and more from the top of our charts) will be featured on our next installment of OurStage on Amazing Radio, an online and terrestrial radio show broadcast out of the UK to hundreds of thousands of listeners. If you haven’t heard the previous show, it’s streaming now. Below are your December Top 5. Listen to a direct playlist of these songs by clicking here.

yourlovePOP FINALS:
“It’s Your Love” by Jillian Valentine
A soulful, intimate song that’s still universally accessible.

 

 

 

 

begoodROOTS FINALS:
“How To Be Good” by Jesi Jones
With a thoughtful lyric and a voice as clear as a bell, Jesi Jones rises above the folk fray.

 

 

 

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ROCK FINALS:
“Dirty Bomb” by Adios Mafia
Great to hear some punk take the top spot in rock. Cross Raw Power-era Stooges with Eagles of Death Metal. NSFW, as punk should be.

 

 

 

youandmeURBAN FINALS:
“A Little You And Me” by Ju’not
Classic R&B, straight out of 1974, but just as vital-sounding as anything on Top 40 today.

 

 

 

serenityELECTRONIC FINALS:
“Strings Of Serenity” by Space Walk
A sweeping, genre-melding mini-epic, incorporating ambient, classical, and Latin.

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.