Check out all the new music of the week with Your First Listen! Hosted by SONiC Music Director Brandy Taylor, get the scoop from your favourite artists on their latest work and discover new songs from upcoming artists. Your First Listen airs Sundays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 11pm.

1. Billie Eilish – “You Should See Me In A Crown”

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell joined the Los Angeles Children’s Choir at 8 years old. She began writing her own music at 11, recorded her first song at 13 and released her first single at just 15. Now 16, Eilish has released “You Should See Me In A Crown” – which has racked up over 50 million streams since it was released in July.

2. The Struts – “Body Talks”

After returning home from a tour with the Foo Fighters, the Struts unleashed “Body Talks”. Self described as a “unabashedly over the top retro-fetishist classic rock band”, the glam rockers won Dave Grohl over with their charismatic stage presence saying, “I guess they don’t get a lot of love in England, but in America, they’re the best opening band we’ve ever had”.

3. Flora Cash – “You’re Somebody Else” 

Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall met over SoundCloud in 2012. Shortly after, Shpresa travelled from Stolkholm to Minneapolis to meet Cole. They instantly began making music, got married and released their debut EP, all within a few months.The folk duo released their full length LP last year, where it was met with extremely positive reviews.

Every week, it’s Your First Listen to the the newest alternative music. Hosted by SONiC Music Director, Brandy Taylor, Your First Listen airs twice a week, Sundays at 8pm and Tuesday at 11pm. 

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