SONG PICK: The Attics – Pastel Blues

Alone the title “Pastel Blues” makes you think of all things lovely and pleasant to have or see. The Melbourne-based indie rockers The Attics keep that lyrical promise in their new single, which has a seriously positive and easy-going vibe. “Pastel Blues” is beautifully flowing, and as chill as the track[…]

SONG PICK: Sandra Kolstad – Halflife

In “Halflife” Norwegian musician Sandra Kolstad shows an unapologetic love for classic, well-crafted synthesizer sounds. The shapeshifting, epic track soars with swirling melodies before she unexpectedly geeks out with a 90 seconds Kraftwerk-esque instrumental outro that almost belongs into a different world. The two-faced music fits to the song’s purpose[…]

SONG PICK: Man Without Country – Achilles’ Heel

Man Without Country is back with a new single that has it all! “Achilles’ Heel” offers a enveloping moodiness, with some darker undertones that get counterbalanced by playful, almost goofy synth lines and Arcade sounds. The track is held together by hard hitting drums and Ryan A. James’ beautifully rich[…]

SONG PICK: Julia Jacklin – Body (VIDEO)

There is not much to add to this new song “Body” by Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin as she tells a story about the twists and turns life can take. Almost whispered and set to simple musical backdrop, she calls it a “very long and exaggerated sigh”, but you may see[…]

SONG PICK: Mantell – Lulu

Instantly noticeable are the hard hitting drums with its relentlessly moving rhythm. Then there are distorted guitars and since popular post punk trio Placebo is celebrating its 20th anniversary, I am mentioning them here because as a long time fan of theirs, “Lulu” faintly reminds me of their sound. Looks like[…]

SONG PICK: Huntly – Drop Gear (Video)

It is said that Huntly does an exciting live performance, which is another good reason to visit Melbourne, Australia one day. But just listen and you can imagine how their show looks like: their brand of electronic music has less of the usual well-structured slickness and more emotional heat. “Drop[…]

SONG PICK: Luke Top – The Dumb-Show

While Fool’s Gold has disbanded, its lead singer continued making music. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Los Angeles, California, Luke Top released a solo album in 2016 and is gearing up to release an EP later this month with the title track “The Dumb-Show”. The single is[…]

SONG PICK: Charlee Remitz – Forever Like This

Love and relationships are the favorite topic in pop music, but most songs focus on the dark side: trouble, breakups and abuse. For a change, here is a song that describes the most blissful, precious moment, when mutual love is sparked and everything seems possible. Naturally, this happens only rarely[…]

SONG PICK: Little Grim – Silence

Consisting of singer Joe Murphy and guitarist Jeremy Barclay, the London-based duo Little Grim just released an incredibly infectious new indie rock gem with “Silence”. The instrumentation of “Silence” is sparse, making every embellishment count and Joe Murphy’s vocals shine. Yet, the track picks up intensity throughout its run and swirls[…]

SONG PICK: Adia Victoria – Dope Queen Blues

“Dope Queen Blues” is a hard-hitting song by singer/songwriter Adia Victoria from Nashville. The intriguing melange of several genres and influences was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, who also contributes the fierce piano chord that drives the song forward. Adia Victora fills us in: I wrote it about when[…]

SONG PICK: Realworld – Perfect Vision

“Perfect Vision” is a beautifully laid back song, that makes you want to not do anything for a little while but listen. Truly listen, and maybe tapping your foot a bit to the rhythm of the drums and guitar strumming. The super chill track is the debut single by Brooklyn-based[…]

NEW MUSIC: She Makes War – Brace For Impact (Album)

Here’s another one from Bristol, England: Laura Kidd does epic indie rock under the name She Makes War. Her new album “Brace For Impact” comes with 12 well-crafted, guitar-driven tracks, such as “London Bites”, about the difficulty to reconcile your dreams with the realities of a big city as a[…]

SONG PICK: The Desert – Gone

The Desert is an exciting new band from Bristol, England. Their new single “Gone” deals with the feelings of loss and singer Gina Leonard conveys her desperation impressively over dark trip-hop inspired synths and beats. And while her vocals may have taken some inspiration from Portishead’s Beth Gibbons intimacy and[…]

SONG PICK: Somedays – When We Left

The not so long ago formed British indie rock quintet Somedays brings to mind the top 20 hit of a famous New York band, and maybe unsurprisingly their debut single “When We Left” is not too far off from the American five-piece either. “When We Left” delights with appealing guitar and[…]