Thundercat On The Prowl

If you haven't heard of Thundercat yet, you should check him out.  Not only is he referred to as a "bass virtuoso", his songwriting and vocal melodies really put his musicianship on display.  He may be a little unorthodox, but so many things that are called "great" aren't cut from the "normal" cloth.  Not only an artist as himself, Thundercat is a flourishing studio musician that has contributed and has been featured on a number of artists' work that you may have already heard.  His influence can be heard on albums from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino, Flying Lotus, and Mac Miller, to name a few.  But for now, check out what he can do by himself because it's incredible!

The entire album entitled, Drunk, is incredible.  Super soulful and vibey!  Check it out here.

Royal Blood - Lights Out

Royal Blood is a two-piece rock band hailing from Brighton, UK, comprised by just a drummer (Ben Thatcher) and bassist/lead singer (Mike Kerr).  We've been a fan of theirs since their first album, Out Of The Black, but their new album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has turned us into super-fans.  Every single song gives an ample amount of groove, with just the right amount of heaviness, and is accompanied by Mike's attitude-drenched vocals.  Although they're a two-piece, through the innovative use of equipment, Mike gets his bass to sound like both a guitar and bass at the same time.  Hear this for yourself in their new single, "Lights Out." 

How do they sound live?  Amazing.  Check out a live performance here.