SONG PICK: THERE – Swimming Backwards

“Swimming Backwards” is the debut single of L.A. via Tel Aviv duo THERE, who made quite a splash at this year’s SXSW festival. For starters, the song is hard to get out of your mind after you have heard it a few times: electronics and guitar gently flow over the[…]

SONG PICK: Rozi Plain – Conditions (Video)

“Conditions” is a song to get lost in: let your thoughts drift away on flowing layers of guitars, synths and vocals. The track is from Rozi Plain‘s fourth album “What Boost”, out on April 5 and is accompanied by dream-like video shot by Ed Tucker on Morecambe Bay, England. Watch[…]

VIDEO FRIDAY: Callaghan Belle – Dear Detroit

Callaghan Belle did what many do in the entertainment business: move to L.A. But the glamour capital of the world is not everything, so she wrote a longing love song “Dear Detroit” to her hometown. Together with the video her struggle becomes palpable as the melancholy in the music and[…]

SONG PREMIERE: BirdyHop – This Time

The dreamy tenderness in “This Time” by BirdyHop is striking and only thanks to the determined bass lines we are not completely carried away on a cloud of joyful bliss. “This Time” sports some faint Arcade Fire vibes and is definitely a break-out track for the London-based band. As fans[…]

SONG PICK: Quivers – You’re Not Always On My Mind

What do you a think a song titled “You’re Not Always On My Mind”, one that even starts with that sentiment, would continue? Well, take a guess! “You’re Not Always On My Mind” – just mostly all the time – is the latest single by Melbourne-based quartet Quivers, who just[…]

SONG PICK: Tusks – Peachy Keen

Good to hear that London-based musician Emily Underhill aka Tusks is up to something new. After her excellent debut full-length “Dissolve” she is readying a new album “Avalanche”, to be released on June 14 on One Little Indian. First single “Peachy Keen” is a scorching condemnation of the patriarchal society,[…]

SONG PICK: Electric Djinn – Phoenix

Electric Djinn aka Neptune Sweet creates highly appealing indie electronic songs that are grounded in low frequencies, programmed beats and topped off with virtual synths and processed vocals. While this might sound a bit too synthetic, the results are actually quite mesmerizing and emotional. With “Phoenix”, Electric Djinn seems to[…]

SONG PICK: Tiana Khasi – They Call Me

Tiana Khasi is based in Brisbane, Australia and comes from a jazz background. You can hear that in her latest song: “They Call Me” evolves around an intricate, carefully crafted beat and sparse instrumentation, which puts her message front and center. Tiana explains: ‘They Call Me” was written to challenge[…]

SONG PICK: Twin XL – Sunglasses

“Sunglasses” by Los Angeles-based trio Twin XL is well crafted, glorious pop. And while Twin XL might not ring a bell The Summer Set might, as brothers Stephen (bass) and John Gomez (guitar) are former members of that group and singer Cameron Walker-Wright was a member of Nekokat. Listen to[…]


SHHE is the stage name of Scottish/Portuguese singer/producer Su Shaw and “BOY” is just her second release, but already a masterpiece of stripped-down, electronic pop music. The song builds layer after layer and just when you think you heard it all, it ups the intensity yet another notch. SHHE gives[…]