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SONG PICK: Heather Jayne – Shadows

It may be because I listened to “Pornography” yesterday, but the guitar in “Shadows” by U.K. singer/songwriter Heather Jayne has a distinctive The Cure feel to it, which turns the song clearly to the dark side. Add ominous synth sounds and Heather’s wavering vocals to it and you have a[…]

SONG PICK: HANĀ – Traitors

Manchester-based singer/songwriter HANĀ goes deeply onto the dark side in her debut song “Traitors”. With thundering, menacing drums and soaring synth lines she tells a story that we have to hear too often in the news. HANĀ explains: It’s a song about how a young man was manipulated into a[…]

PHOTOS: NUEX live at The Standard, East Village

NUEX (pronounced ‘nu’) have enchanted us already with “Eyes” taken from their debut EP “Affectus” (Apple Music | Spotify) and that was before we saw their effortlessly gorgeous live show. Camille Michelle Gray on vocals and Teddy Aitkins on drums and keyboard played the relatively small event space at the top of[…]

SONG PICK: Feel Freeze – Bridge To Your Heart

As a teaser for their upcoming album “Feathers and Scars”, Danish synth-pop duo Feel Freeze release the atmospheric single “Bridge To Your Heart”. The song is warm and fuzzy, balancing the fine line between melancholy and optimism, making us want to chime into the “there’s a bridge to your heart”[…]

SONG PICK: M.I. – Euphoria

A euphoric state of mind after having escaped from your boundaries is the theme of the new song by London singer/songwriter M.I. That describes well her own experience in the music industry, as she wants to go beyond her role as an accomplished singer. Her song “Euphoria” does an especially[…]

SONG PICK: Fossway – Parasite

They are still getting made, grande alt rock songs with irresistible hooks and a clear message, all wrapped in one big swirl of sound and emotions. “Parasite” is the new single by English four-piece Fossway who call Gateshead, near Newscastle their home. While I get the comparisons with famous British[…]

SONG PICK: Me Not You – Imagine That

“Imagine That” is the new song by New York duo Me Not You, written under the impression of yet another school shooting. Even without knowing this, the track is a deeply moving piece that lets ambient electronics clash with heavy guitar rock. But after reading the band’s statement, it becomes[…]