L.A.-based singer/guitarist Hustle Roses (real name Ollie Stone) has churned out some 30 songs in the past three years, culminating with her debut EP Tequila Mockingbird earlier this year. The release featured the song “85 Blocks,” which was co-written by Sia, so Hustle Roses is definitely on the right path.
At times channeling the effervescent chirp of Metric‘s Emily Haines, Stone deals in confidently cheeky pop numbers. On feisty new single “NoHo” — from her forthcoming Bitters mixtape (out January 2013) — Stone’s glamorously relaxed vocals traipse over serrated electronics and a choppy beat, as she lays out her plans for pop domination: ”Take me to the river / Take me to the water / I wanna roam the seas, baby / I’m gonna run the seas, baby.” It’s a statement song, sonically and lyrically, and we’re happy to premiere it below.
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