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SONG PICK: Woodes – Run For It

The Australian singer/songwriter Woodes was my favorite discovery of this year’s SXSW. I saw two shows of her in not the best environments and still her performances were magical. The combination of tasteful, subtle electronics and her clear, intimate vocals invite to immerse deeply into her songs (song topics like[…]

SONG PICK: Leng Hock – All the Way

Listening to “All the Way” by singer/songwriter and producer Leng Hock, it becomes quickly obvious that this is a sad love song, one about missed chances but also trying it against all odds. According to Leng Hock, this is also a very personal song in which the Australia-based electronic R&B[…]

Q&A with Natalie Bouloudis

The London-based singer/songwriter Natalie Bouloudis has a way to transport you into a different world with her songs. Be it that she brings in influences of past decades or her beautifully expressive vocals or the stories she tells with her music, you can close your eyes and have a film[…]

SONG PICK: Siobhan Sainte – Burn it Down

“This house is burning, I’m ready for more” sings New Zealand singer/songwriter Siobhan Sainte and it sounds like a declaration of war. “Burn It Down” is Siobhan’s first single and she shows a strong musical vision with merging different styles and genres into one piece that never loses suspense until[…]

PHOTOS: AudioFemme x glamglare present: Official Northside Festival Showcase feat. Josh Jacobson, GIRL SKIN, Kinder Than Wolves, Letters to Nepal, Gold Child, Blonde Maze

Countless hours of preparation go into putting a live show together and this was no different for the one we curated and hosted together with our friends at AudioFemme. On Saturday, June 10 doors opened at noon at the legendary Knitting Factory to welcome music lovers to our Official Northside[…]

SONG PICK: Harlequiin – Clock That’s Stopped

“Clock That’s Stopped” features instruments and sounds that are rarely playing a starring role when it comes to indie-pop, hence their impact is all the better! Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Rory Simmons, who goes by Harlequiin, proves with his new electro-soul meets alt-pop single that the flute and flute sounds[…]

SONG PICK: Erin Rae – Like the First Time

Singer/songwriter Erin Rae has had a good job in Nashville singing harmonies for pretty much everybody. On her own she sounds raw and emotional and in her new song “Like the First Time” she sings about the often futile attempt to of going out of your way to appease somebody.[…]

SONG PICK: RG Lowe – Cover You

While I never heard of Austin-based instrumental band Balmorhea before, I only needed a few seconds into “Cover You” to become completely smitten with the track. Luckily, RG Lowe found his voice, literally. The vocals on “Cover You” are everything I ever wish for in pop-rock vocals. The song itself[…]

NEW MUSIC: Ibeyi – Away Away (Video)

The French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back. “Away Away” is their new song and the video shows mostly the Díaz sisters having lots of fun making new songs. Not too much has changed in their music: The auto tune may raise an eyebrow, but it is not really disturbing. And after[…]