Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore has released his brand new single”Goodpain” which debuted on Beats1 and is the title track from his upcoming sophomore EP, out June 16th (ILA/Yell House Records).

Yoke Lore is currently on the road, touring the US with Overcoats & the UK with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. He made his UK debut at The Great Escape Festival this past weekend and will be headlining Brooklyn, NY’s Baby’s All Right on July 7th!

Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian ​Galvin, previously of Yellerkin​ and Walk the Moon​. Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own artwork as the cover of his 2016 debut EP & the forthcoming Goodpain EP.

Yoke Lore’s debut Far Shore EP included “Hold Me Down” which has over 3.8 million plays on Spotify and was a top 10 Hype Machine track. 2017 kicked off with a bang for Yoke Lore, playing shows alongside Shura, Aquilo, Wild Child & Urban Cone and making his SXSW debut which saw him as the face of Spotify’s Best Indie SXSW Playlist!


“There’s a sense of liberation innate in much of Yoke Lore’s music” – Billboard

“[’Only You’] sprawling, intense, folk-inspired new single” – The Line of Best Fit

“A track about feeling responsibility and to keep going when things seem hopeless, “World Wings” is the perfect introduction to the next steps in Galvin’s career.” – Paste

“Emphatic percussion and soaring vocals…as Yoke Lore, Gavin clearly has something to say, and he says it ecstatically.” – All Things Go

“The Yoke Lore project is storytelling at its heart, as Galvin reflects on relationships between people, places and things on a deeper level, with evocative and thoughtful lyrics.” – Bedford & Bowery



Brooklyn trio, Wet expertly craft some super sweet day jams. Their sounds are ever so sweet, sexy and slow, launching you off into an turbine of euphoria. Their self titled EP is an authentic take on alternative pop, giving listeners a new take on all things mellow and illustrious. Wet’s tracks seem to grow on you like a leveled masterpiece, increasing velocity and getting better with every carefully mastered note that is added to the songs progress. Give your ears a sweet awakening and have a listen to their EP below.

Friends at the Corner Hotel 24/07/12

What’s better than seeing your favourite band live? Getting to meet that favourite band, surely. Such was the case when five-piece band from Brooklyn, Friends, played their Splendour in the Grass sideshow at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel last Tuesday night. Dropping beats from their first debut album ‘Manifest’, the band had the crowd grooving endlessly to their sweet melodics. Lead singer Samantha Urbani’s hypnotic vocal talents as well as her down to earth persona, provided a warmth and familiarity amongst the setting of the Corner Hotel. Popular hits from their album such as ‘I’m his girl’ and ‘Friend crush’ were a definite crowd pleaser and had us all showing off our dancing moves. Not only were fans witness to lead vocalist Sam jumping into the crowd and having a boogie with them, but they were also given the privilege of getting up on stage during the bands final song ‘Va Fan Gör Du’. Not one to stray away from the opportunity, of course my friends and I were up on stage feeling a tad superior looking out onto the remainder of the crowd in the mosh. Feeling the contempt with such a great gig, we made our way to the toilets as the remainder of fans emptied the Corner Hotel each making their way home. It wasn’t until we’d left the toilets into an empty Corner Hotel, that we’d noticed Samantha, the lead singer herself chatting to some fans. Defying all our expectations of the night, the chance to meet and take a photo with Sam was soon to become a reality. It indeed was a perfect photo opportunity and a chance to congratulate the band on their mind-blowing performance. Being able to chat with such a lovely musician made me all the more a devoted Friends fan and made for such a great ending to such a great gig.

Hande Cerkez