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SONG PICK: Isadora – Visions

Singer/producer Isadora came to London from the U.S. to make music – not an easy endeavor in this super-competitive music capital. No wonder how she came up with the chorus for her new single: “I got visions, Man, but not a single plan.” The song reflects on her difficult situation[…]

NEW MUSIC: Bryde – To Be Brave (Album announcement)

London-based singer/songwriter Bryde has been winning me over with reflective but intense indie rock for almost two years and I’m happy to report that her debut full-length “Like And Island” is ready to be released on April 14 (pre-order here). The slow-building opening track “To Be Brave” gives you a[…]

SONG PICK: Earhart – A Cross

“A Cross” is the debut single by London-based indie rock group Earhart and is incredibly alluring, with its ebb and flow of instrumentation and full band vs minimalist approach. The band formed in 2017 and turned the obsessive home-studio demo-ing of frontman Joe Tennant into a live act with Daniel Green[…]

NEW MUSIC: Me Not You – Surfers (EP Announcement)

Here’s another stunner by Me Not You, ahead of the release of their new EP “Reckoning 2” on March 2. They often used it as the opener at their U.S. tour last fall supporting Gary Numan. I just love the opening lines of the song: royal blue ocean dunes and[…]

SONG PICK: Fifi Rong – Awake (EP Announcement)

Our Song Pick of the Day has a wonderful flow with its smooth synth lines and almost whispered vocals, like the stream of consciousness in the state between being awake and asleep. “Awake” is the title track of the upcoming 4-track EP by London-based singer/producer Fifi Rong, due out next[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Bonse – Cashmere

British alt-pop artist Bonse plays with the possibilities of menacing tension and blissful release in “Cashmere”, the gorgeous title track of his just released EP with the same name. “Cashmere” starts with cascading synth-lines, evoking the image of a sun-flooded waterfall but not for long, because as soon as the beats[…]

NEW MUSIC: Blushing – Weak EP

Double husband/wife quartet Blushing has a new EP “Weak” out! Founded by Christina Carmona (vocals, bass) and Michelle Soto (vocals, guitar) and reinforced by Noe Carmona (guitar, keys) and Jake Soto (drums), the Austin-based band does floating, guitar-driven dream-pop. Listen to title track “Weak” on SoundCloud: Listen to the EP[…]

SONG PICK: Æ MAK – Glow

When “Glow” starts with a piercing squeak and singer Aoife McCann’s urgent vocals, it is hard to anticipate what you are up for. But as the track adds more layers of beats, synth layers and sound effects it is hard to escape its fascination. Æ MAK is a four piece[…]

SONG PICK: iamhill – Give It A Rest

iamhill is singer/producer from Canada (as far I could find out). Her new song, “Give It A Rest” has a catchy chorus, but keeps you continuously on the edge with an ominous bass drone. The official announcement brings it to the point: Written, produced, recorded, and performed in it’s entirety[…]

SONG PICK: MOTHICA – Lovetalk

Only two weeks ago, MOTHICA played Brooklyn’s new darling venue Elsewhere in front of a big crowd of fans. Together with her band, she performed three new songs that night, and while I liked them all, I can not even remember if I heard this stunner back then. “Lovetalk” is[…]

SONG PICK: Therese Lithner – Drown

An unruly guitar and a steady beat drive this song forward, giving it a dark, unsettling vibe. Therese Lithner has been around for a while in the rock scene of Northern Sweden and “Drown” is her solo debut single. More music from her is to come on an EP to[…]

SONG PICK: GRDNS – Night Dance

British quartet GRDNS label their sound “Northern England Psych”, which is spot-on if their debut single “Night Dance” is any indication. The track is a beautiful slice of psych-pop, not too fuzzy but more on the bright and jangly side of things. The guitar work in the opening bars evokes[…]

SONG PICK: Millie Turner – Shadows (Video)

“Shadows” is a song that stops me in my tracks. Be it the intimate, eerie vocals or the uncompromising employ of electronics: this is a track from an artist who knows what she wants. “Shadows” is just the third song by young London singer/songwriter Millie Turner, but according to a[…]

SONG PICK: Reigning Days – Inhaler

With all the talk about rock music’s current relevance along comes a band who makes you forget about this kind of chatter and listen, really listen. UK trio Reigning Days have just released their new single “Inhaler” ahead of their upcoming debut album “Eclipse”, out on April 13th via Marshall Records. “Inhaler”[…]