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SONG PICK: Moscow Apartment – Orange

Moscow Apartment are Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla, two teenagers from Toronto, Canada, who have already an EP and a bunch of shows under their belt. Their new song “Orange” is a fresh, upbeat pop song that immediately grabs you and makes you want to sing along. The band explains[…]

SONG PICK: Suns Up – Love You Back

Just when the days get shorter, the weather colder and the duller colors dominate, “Love You Back” comes along, so shiny, beautiful and bright, that any hint of melancholy doesn’t stand a chance! “Love You Back” is only the second single by English four-piece Suns Up, and it is guitar driven pop in[…]

SONG PICK: Sophie Colette – Run Around

Sophie Colette is a musician based in New York who writes intimate pop songs full of clarity, such as “Run Around” about the push and pull in a probably doomed relationship. She also does beautiful and engaging live performances: don’t miss her playing at the glamglare holiday show on December[…]

SONG PICK: Frances Luke Accord – Honeyguide

Ahead of their second EP “Silver & Gold” (out on January 25, 2019), folk-pop duo Frances Luke Accord releases the gorgeous “Honeyguide”. This time around, the duo add some lovely female vocals to their track, coming from singer-songwriter Siri Undlin, better known by her moniker Humbird. “Honeyguide” is an exquisite example[…]

SONG PICK: Ashley Iona – Leaving

Sometimes all you can do is “Leaving,” even if it is painful. Australian singer/songwriter Ashley Iona describes process in a gripping pop song featuring a wailing guitar by John Romeo that lets you feel her emotional distress. Writing the song helped her to overcome a difficult situation as she recounts:[…]

SONG PICK: Hayes & Y – Blue

With a superbly understated cool and an almost lazy laid backness, “Blue” is as irresistible as the prospect of having a day off after a week’s work. “Blue” is the latest single by Manchester-based quartet Hayes & Y. Interestingly, the band members don’t hail from the U.K. but from other[…]

SONG PICK: Kaia Kater – New Colossus

Kaia Kater is a folk musician from Toronto, but on her new album “Grenades” (Apple Music | Spotify) she explores her heritage and the story of her father who immigrated to Canada after he had to leave the Caribbean island of Grenada in the wake of the U.S. invasion of[…]

SONG PICK: Shlomi Ash – Wake Up

Coming across Shlomi Ash‘s latest single “Wake Up”, I also listened to “Taking Me Over”, the single before the current one and it is impossible to prefer the one over the other. Let’s stick with “Wake Up” though. While the Tel Aviv-based artist means “Wake Up” in a more figurative[…]

SONG PICK: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady

„He Can Be Your Lady“ is a 2018 electro-pop take on classic disco music and feels quaint and current at the same time. Vanity Fairy is the project of Daisy Capri, who provides an enigmatic statement about the track: “I’m trying to make myself remember memories I don’t necessarily have;[…]

SONG PICK: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Defined by a driving, pulsating beat, and an overall crazy catchy vibe, “Rising Sun” is a song that strikes a chord with every psychedelic guitars lover. “Rising Sun” is the new single by Welsh dream-pop quartet Kidsmoke, and it announces their upcoming album with verve.  Frontman Lance Williams explains about[…]