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SONG PICK: Rain on Monday – Hiding Places

Swedish Indie-pop duo Rain in Monday, comprised of singer/songwriter Raimond Nurmilampi and producer Thomas Harsem delight with “Hiding Places”, their new highly intriguing single. Raimond’s emotive, husky vocals give “Hiding Places” an alluring edge and keep the bright and lofty track grounded. Watch the video to “Hiding Places”, our Song Pick[…]

SONG PICK: Hydrah – World Is Mine

This is Hydrah, a musician based in L.A. who has already covered classical music and punk rock in her career. With that background she turned to electronic music, such as her lasted release “World Is Mine”, a feel good, vibrant dance track. Crank up the volume and for 3:10 minutes the world will be yours indeed.

NEW MUSIC: Roxiny – The Lights

Here’s a new song “The Lights” by singer/songwriter Roxiny, inspired by the aftermath of the bombing in Chelsea, New York. Roxiny says about the track:

> I had this sudden urge to hold onto humanity and everyone I love, and protect them. I felt so helpless in that moment. “The Lights” lies somewhere between lullaby, ode to this city I love, and a desperate need to be consoled.

An EP with the name “Rituals” is on its way.

SONG PICK: Havens – What A Night

“What A Night” is the beautifully upbeat new single by Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter and producer Thijs Havens who goes by Havens for his solo project. With its bright, chiming instrumentation “What A Night” could make for a wonderful alternative to any holiday music, still festive and joyful but neither sugary nor overplayed. We[…]

SONG PICK: Sevdaliza – Mad Woman

In her latest song, Sevdaliza almost whispers the words over heavy, dark electronic textures. Whatever the titular “Mad Woman” has in her mind, it probably will not end well.

Sevdaliza is born in Iran, lives in the Netherlands and has her hands in many projects in music and film, for example the short “The Formula”, which this song is taken from. There is more of her genre-bending brand of electronics on her debut album “Ison”.

NEW MUSIC: Nala – Woman EP

Nala is an band from Sweden, who does unapologetic, stadium-ready alternative rock anthems, like the closer and title track of their new EP “Woman”. No wonder that they played several festivals in their home country this summer and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a lot more of them next year.

SONG PICK: Willodean – The Gold

“The Gold” by Los Angeles-based indie rock trio Willodean is absolutely gorgeous with its lazy beats, lush guitar strumming and a crazy-cool hook that is impossible to escape. This is power-pop at its best, complete with the always joyful cowbells! The three band members of Willodean bring diverse musical backgrounds[…]

SONG PICK: Candace – Horizons (video)

With “Horizons” music and video fit perfectly together. Candace, the three piece of Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals) and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals) lead you sonically and visually through sun-drenched landscapes, just right for closing your eyes and dream the day away. Candace is working on a full-length “New Ruins”, due out in early 2018.