SONG PICK: Video Age – Shadow On The Wall

Going with stereotypes makes it hard to believe that Video Age are a contemporary band at home in New Orleans. Their sound is so blissfully nostalgic, with 70s glitter and irresistible groove, that I had pictured them hailing from somewhere as sunny and seemingly carefree as Los Angeles or Malibu.[…]

Emmy Wildwood

SONG PICK: Emmy Wildwood – Electric Dreaming

Tuscon-based singer and producer Emmy Wildwood goes in many different directions on her new album “Heavy Petals” (Apple Music | Spotify) The uniting element between the songs is the unapologetic use of a smacking drum machine, but on top she layers different instruments and styles and condensed the currently super-trendy DYI bedroom pop vibe to its very essence. The closer “Electric Dreaming” is the most electronic of the 9 tracks, but there is much more do discover on the record.

SONG PICK: Kidsmoke – The Bluest You

What now almost seems like a different life, Kidsmoke‘s new single “The Bluest You” transported me -virtually, anyway- back to a moment in time when I saw them live. It was March 2019, the Welsh showcase in Austin, TX  for SXSW in full swing, when I experienced this dreamy surf-sound[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Color The Night, Dance Loud, Pure Protein, Sandmoon

Color The Night – Road Infectious feel-good song and playful feel-good visuals, that is “Road” by Austrian six-piece Color The Night. Directed by Niki Texler and Sarah Zaza, the music video invites to sing and bounce along while on the road, virtually anyway. Watch the video now: Dance Loud –[…]

Discovery Zone

SONG PICK: Discovery Zone – Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody (Video)

“Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody” is a futuristic audiovisual experience by Berlin-based artist JJ Weihl – formerly part of Fenster – who records music as Discovery Zone. Disguised as an add for a dream sharing app the video shows an eerily happy future while JJ Weihl’s classic electronic sounds carry your mind away.

SONG PICK: Daragh – Pretend

“Pretend” is the new single by Irish singer/songwriter Daragh Wearen, who used to play guitar and write songs in Company Ink, and started his solo project as Daragh. Grounded in shimmering synths lines, “Pretend” has a warm and fuzzy feel to it, with some great guitar work and Daragh’s energetic[…]

Saint Saviour

SONG PICK: Saint Saviour – Wake Me

This is a song like a sunrise that slowly sneaks into your consciousness with warm rays of light. Aptly titled “Wake Me,” the new track by Becky Jones aka Saint Saviour is built around a gently plucked harp and feels so harmonious that even the processed vocals feel right in place.

SONG PICK: Carly Shea – Forever (Video)

Warm, fluid beats getting joined by hard-hitting ones with a glittering synth backdrop and amidst it all shine Carly Shea‘s bright and beautiful vocals. Carly Shea’s new single and video “Forever” offer a joyful and comforting vibe, brimming with all the good feelings and times you wish would last “forever”.[…]