New artists: King Hannah, Ben Kingston, Teethe

Three new artists and bands: King Hannah, Ben Kingston, and Teethe, each releasing their debut EP, single and LP (respectively).
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King Hannah – Tell Me Your Mind and I’ll Tell You Mine EP

King Hannah released their debut EP, Tell Me Your Mind and I’ll Tell You Mine. We’re really impressed with the immersive and atmospheric sounds, and Hannah Merrick‘s soul searching voice. Craig Whittle’s guitar tones are gripping, mixing so well with Hannah’s vocal delivery.

Hannah’s vocals remind us of Chan Marshall of Cat Power, and even has elements of the bluesy sound on heard The Greatest. This Liverpool band (signed to City Slang) combines shoegaze with Americana sounds, with an overall ambient mix. The production is equally as interesting and inspiring.

Ben Kingston – Pretend I Don’t Care single

Ben Kingston is a new indie pop artist from Whitby, Canada, a suburb of Toronto. Yesterday, he released Pretend I Don’t Care, his first single; it has a chillwave sound in the vein of Washed Out. Kingston shared with Puddlegum that this song is about, “the feeling of craving someone’s affection that you can’t have. As a result, you feel forced to brush off the desire as if you don’t care about that person at all.”

Ben Kingston – Pretend I Don’t Care (SoundCloud)

Teethe – Teethe LP

Teethe is a lo-fi four-piece band from Dallas who released a self-titled LP two weeks ago. The twelve track album has a dirty slowcore sound that reminds us a bit of early Pedro the Lion meets Neutral Milk Hotel.

This is one of those albums to put on while you kick back and relax. It’s quite the impressive debut. And to open with twelve tracks that feel cohesive from start to finish? That isn’t easy to pull off. (Thanks David Dean Burkhart for the find!)

Teethe – Upside Down (YouTube)
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Kevin Flick
Kevin Flick

Kevin Flick founded Puddlegum in 1997 and has been engaging in music journalism off and on since. He's also a recording/mixing engineer and loves to help bands work through the creative process. He has coproduced and mixed for artists such as Saeyers, Midi Memory, and Cathedral Bells.

Rumors are that he's a Brighton Hove & Albion FC fan. He's also obsessed with coffee. Kevin resides in the college community of Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied at Indiana University.

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