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SONG PICK: Kaia Kater – New Colossus

Kaia Kater is a folk musician from Toronto, but on her new album “Grenades” (Apple Music | Spotify) she explores her heritage and the story of her father who immigrated to Canada after he had to leave the Caribbean island of Grenada in the wake of the U.S. invasion of[…]

SONG PICK: Shlomi Ash – Wake Up

Coming across Shlomi Ash‘s latest single “Wake Up”, I also listened to “Taking Me Over”, the single before the current one and it is impossible to prefer the one over the other. Let’s stick with “Wake Up” though. While the Tel Aviv-based artist means “Wake Up” in a more figurative[…]

SONG PICK: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady

„He Can Be Your Lady“ is a 2018 electro-pop take on classic disco music and feels quaint and current at the same time. Vanity Fairy is the project of Daisy Capri, who provides an enigmatic statement about the track: “I’m trying to make myself remember memories I don’t necessarily have;[…]

SONG PICK: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Defined by a driving, pulsating beat, and an overall crazy catchy vibe, “Rising Sun” is a song that strikes a chord with every psychedelic guitars lover. “Rising Sun” is the new single by Welsh dream-pop quartet Kidsmoke, and it announces their upcoming album with verve.  Frontman Lance Williams explains about[…]

SONG PICK: talker – Initmidated

Here is a new song by Celeste Tauchar aka talker. It starts as a reflective quiet piece, but then she lets it all out as the song progresses. “Intimidated” is a special song for her – Celeste explains: Intimidated is my favorite song I’ve written so far. It didn’t come[…]

SONG PICK: Lost Cousins – Stay

On a beautifully fat cloud of synths lines and delightful vocal harmonies, “Stay” floats and shimmers and makes itself impossible to resist. The Canadian psych-rock quartet Lost Cousins, definitely is onto something grande with their new single. The band shares the following about the track: “Our latest song “Stay” is about both[…]

SONG PICK: I Am Snow Angel – Honeybee

We have been waiting for the new I Am Snow Angel album “Mothership” like, forever, but now there is a release date on January 25 and a new song in two versions that gives insight how Julie Kathryn created the songs for the album: In the Cabin Mix, I employed[…]

SONG PICK: HARMS – Pop Song

“Pop Song”  is a gorgeous track, with a mellow side to it but also one that makes you listen up and feel the music. There is something in “Pop Song”, the harmonies maybe, that make me think of some of the 80s biggest pop bands like Norway’s Aha. Then again,[…]

SONG PICK: Hydrah – Complete

“Complete” is one of those tracks that elevate you with an infusion of energy. Producer Katie Kramarczuk aka Hydrah is a master creating such songs. With her latest work she does a slight change of direction: the songs feel more at home in the open space and nature than on[…]

SONG PICK: Mode Moderne – Moderne Love

Sometimes it feels as if exciting, contemporary music is left to the young, the very young even. Luckily, this is only an impression and the more I am excited to having come across “Moderne Love” by Vancouver trio Mode Moderne. Phillip Intilé, or as he introduced himself to us, ⅓ of Mode[…]

SONG PICK: Perla – Forgive Yourself

“Forgive Yourself” is one those tracks that has an end that makes you forget how it began. Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nicole Rodriguez aka Pearla starts the song as quietly just on the guitar, but somewhere along the way it turns into a sonic monster, akin to the one you may need[…]

PHOTOS: glamglare presents: Charlee Remitz, Cecilie Maria, Double Sorry, Théophile, Margot

glamglare showcases are all about a diverse group of artists coming together and presenting their art in an intimate, communal atmosphere. The October 20th event was particularly fantastic at that with five acts covering a wide range of genres from power rock to sophisticated electronic. Check out the photos and[…]

Q&A with Vök (#Airwaves2018)

Today, Reykjavik’s music festival Iceland Airwaves released their official app, on which attendees can favorite the bands they want to experience live. There is also a function that lets you see who has been “scheduled” the most and it comes as absolutely no surprise that Icelandic indie-electronic trio Vök currently holds[…]

SONG PICK: Fawns of Love – Someday

The irresistible guitar line in “Someday” takes you right back to the shoegaze classics of past decades, but the song sounds fresh and feels grounded in the here and now. Jenny and Joseph Andreotti, a couple from California have been making music together for a long time: their latest project[…]