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SONG PICK: Ishani – Dark Angel

London-based singer/producer Ishani does not choose easy topics for her songs. Her latest song “Dark Angel” deals with suicide – the form of death that is the hardest to cope with for friends and family. Ishani gives some background: This song was pure therapy. It has helped me cope with[…]

SONG PICK: Ex Mykah – Suspicions

A feeling of unease can at times be intriguing as well as cool. “Suspicions” by experimental pop artist Ex Mykah keeps us on the edge of our seats, ready to run should it be necessary. In the end, as it turns out, this is one phenomenally dark and unsettling song, which[…]

SONG PICK: Evvol – Song For The Broken Hearted (Rollin’)

Here is new music from Berlin-based electro-pop duo Evvol: “Song For The Broken Hearted (Rollin’)” is exactly about what the title suggests: heartbreaks are frequent, but part of modern life is to get over them. Julie Chance and Jane Arnison give some background about the track: These songs were written[…]

PHOTOS: pronoun live at Bowery Ballroom

Her stage name alone, raises interest because why would someone choose ‘pronoun’ as their moniker? Turns out Alyse Vellturo does and there is so much more to back up the maybe eccentric name choice. Ever since pronoun‘s debut EP “There’s no on new around you.”, I considered myself a fan of her[…]

SONG PICK: Saya – The Moon

Good pop music depends much on what does not happen in the song. Toronto singer/songwriter Saya gets it right in her new song “The Moon”: sparse beats and electronics place the focus on on the story she wants to tell: I wrote “The Moon” in 2016 during a big writing[…]

VIDEO: Penelope Trappes – Carry Me

Watch the new video “Carry Me” by London musician Penelope Trappes, full of symbolism and with intense visuals and soundscapes. Penelope’s second album is announced for October 26. (Photo Agnes Haus)

SONG PICK: GIRL SKIN – Bite Real Hard (Video)

There is something highly fascinating about one-take shots in movies and music videos alike. The newest video by Brooklyn-based indie-rock collective GIRL SKIN features exactly that: captivating visuals directed by Idle House and shot in only one long reflective take. “Bite Real Hard” is a song especially dear to singer/songwriter[…]

SONG PICK: Cosmic Strip – Sugar Rush

Classic shoegaze is the thing of the London-based band band Cosmic Strip around singer Camella Agabalyan. Thick layers of guitars engulf the vocals and wash over you like the feeling the song wants to describe. Camella explains about “Sugar Rush”: I wanted to write a song about the feeling of[…]