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SONG PICK: Ruben Pol – Painting Mirrors

Following his debut EP “Infused Romance”, Amsterdam-based electro-pop artist Ruben Pol just released a new single, the enchanting “Painted Mirrors”. The track is a gentle, slowly unfolding and totally blissful pop number. The rhythmic swagger of Toto’s “Africa” comes to mind, with a dose of melancholy thrown in, topped off[…]

SONG PICK: Chloe Foy – Never Be the Same Again

UK singer/songwriter Chloe Foy ends the year with the first new song off her next EP, due out early next year. „Never Be the Same Again“ takes cues from classical music and creates rich soundscapes with acoustic strings that still sound intimate and let Chloe‘s voice shine. Listen to our[…]

SONG PICK: Coloray – Real Life Cinema

The song’s title “Real Life Cinema” made me instantly think about how life itself writes the more amazing and absurd stories than screenwriters can ever come up with. And while Coloray might not have had that in mind when he titled his new single that way, it is still something[…]

SONG PICK: Lux Lyall – Gun Metal Horses (Video)

“Gun Metal Horses” is a slow-burning, reflective song full of nostalgia by London-based artist Lux Lyall. The track unfolds like a dream with acoustic strings over a steady beat and unlikely electronics. Lux Lyall describes the mood perfectly as “longing for the past, fearing for the future and reflecting on[…]

SONG PICK: Sun Silva – Ride

No dilly-dallying around in SUN SILVA’s new single, as the song kicks off with a taste of the bombastic and beautifully infectious chorus. The initial explosion in “Ride” is no fluke but is being kept to the final bar. When asked about their latest single, frontman Oscar Gormley provides: “‘Ride’[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Ásgeir / Belau / Smoke Fairies / Tourists / Tusks

Ásgeir – Youth Icelandic artist Ásgeir took advantage of his home country’s mesmerizing scenery and spent a winter writing, sometimes with his poet father Einar Georg Einarsson, and with English translation help from American songwriter John Grant. Watch the video now: Belau – Essence (live) Hungarian producer duo Belau showcase[…]

SONG PICK: Thea – Soon Enough

In her song “Soon Enough” the London singer/songwriter Thea reflects about being too reliant on friends, even if they cause more trouble than joy. She explains: It’s about that final stage of “grieving” lost friendships. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that not everyone will do the same[…]

SONG PICK: Joe Connor Little – Always

The tender and stripped down production of “Always” got me instantly hooked and throw in velvety charming vocals and the allure is complete! London-based singer/songwriter Joe Connor Little gives us a taste of his talent with “Always” and pairs the single with two equally pleasing releases the mellow “Moving Away”[…]

The Japanese House

SONG PICK: The Japanese House – Chewing Cotton Wool

The Japanese House is the project of London-based artist Amber Bain, who is working on a new EP to be released in early 2020. The poetic second single “Chewing Cotton Wool” has a calm, steady flow that gently carries your thoughts while an image of “her” forms in your mind.[…]

SONG PICK: Howard – Saturn Return

“Saturn Return”, the newest single by Howard Feibusch aka Howard, doesn’t come alone but is part of duo single package together with “Modern Love”. While the latter is more mellow and piano driven, “Saturn Return” enchants with the type of modern psychedelic swagger we came to love from bands like Temples and[…]