SONG PICK: Man Without Country – Achilles’ Heel

Man Without Country is back with a new single that has it all! “Achilles’ Heel” offers a enveloping moodiness, with some darker undertones that get counterbalanced by playful, almost goofy synth lines and Arcade sounds. The track is held together by hard hitting drums and Ryan A. James’ beautifully rich[…]

SONG PICK: Julia Jacklin – Body (VIDEO)

There is not much to add to this new song “Body” by Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin as she tells a story about the twists and turns life can take. Almost whispered and set to simple musical backdrop, she calls it a “very long and exaggerated sigh”, but you may see[…]

SONG PICK: Mantell – Lulu

Instantly noticeable are the hard hitting drums with its relentlessly moving rhythm. Then there are distorted guitars and since popular post punk trio Placebo is celebrating its 20th anniversary, I am mentioning them here because as a long time fan of theirs, “Lulu” faintly reminds me of their sound. Looks like[…]

SONG PICK: Huntly – Drop Gear (Video)

It is said that Huntly does an exciting live performance, which is another good reason to visit Melbourne, Australia one day. But just listen and you can imagine how their show looks like: their brand of electronic music has less of the usual well-structured slickness and more emotional heat. “Drop[…]

SONG PICK: Luke Top – The Dumb-Show

While Fool’s Gold has disbanded, its lead singer continued making music. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Los Angeles, California, Luke Top released a solo album in 2016 and is gearing up to release an EP later this month with the title track “The Dumb-Show”. The single is[…]

NEW MUSIC: Hydrah – Return

Here’s a new one from L.A. via Minneapolis producer Hydrah. She delighted us with infectious dance tracks in the past, but now she goes a somewhat different direction: “Return” is an (almost) instrumental with a strong classical influence. The way the track opens up into a grand soundscape it is[…]

SONG PICK: Charlee Remitz – Forever Like This

Love and relationships are the favorite topic in pop music, but most songs focus on the dark side: trouble, breakups and abuse. For a change, here is a song that describes the most blissful, precious moment, when mutual love is sparked and everything seems possible. Naturally, this happens only rarely[…]

SONG PICK: Little Grim – Silence

Consisting of singer Joe Murphy and guitarist Jeremy Barclay, the London-based duo Little Grim just released an incredibly infectious new indie rock gem with “Silence”. The instrumentation of “Silence” is sparse, making every embellishment count and Joe Murphy’s vocals shine. Yet, the track picks up intensity throughout its run and swirls[…]

SONG PICK: Adia Victoria – Dope Queen Blues

“Dope Queen Blues” is a hard-hitting song by singer/songwriter Adia Victoria from Nashville. The intriguing melange of several genres and influences was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, who also contributes the fierce piano chord that drives the song forward. Adia Victora fills us in: I wrote it about when[…]