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NEW MUSIC: Twelve Ballet – Hello, how are you? Album

When the music of Australian duo Twelve Ballet plays, time passes a little slower. There is something laid back and reflective about their songs and singer Sam Hope is never in a rush to bring her message across. On their new album it is about the titular, mostly rhetorical question[…]

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[…]

NEW MUSIC: Lial – Heart Scars EP

London-based DIY musician Lial writes thoughtful, somewhat melancholic but catchy electro pop songs. Four of them are out now on a new EP “Heart Scars” including a brand new track “Split My Skin”. Stream “Split My Skin” on SoundCloud: Listen to the new “Heart Scars” EP below: Follow Lial on[…]

NEW MUSIC: Odina – Nothing Makes Sense EP

If you followed glamglare over the last six months, you know most of Odina’s new EP already. But listening to the songs in sequence now reveals how Odina is continuously expanding here range. “Nothing Makes Sense” is the third EP of the London-based Spanish singer/songwriter and contains five tracks, including[…]

SONG PICK: Heather Jayne – Shadows

It may be because I listened to “Pornography” yesterday, but the guitar in “Shadows” by U.K. singer/songwriter Heather Jayne has a distinctive The Cure feel to it, which turns the song clearly to the dark side. Add ominous synth sounds and Heather’s wavering vocals to it and you have a[…]

SONG PICK: Sampson – Damned

“Damned if we do, damned if we don’t,” an unpleasant, but probably familiar situation that Sampson, a singer/songwriter from Halifax on the Canadian east coast describes in her latest single “Damned”. It is one of 12 songs on her debut album “Dark Sky Nights” (Apple Music | Spotify), which she[…]

NEW MUSIC: Sofi Tukker – Treehouse

There are two things to report about our favorite dance music duo Sofi Tukker: First their debut album “Treehouse” is out, packed with hit songs like “Johny” or “Fuck They”. Second, their new single “Baby I’m A Queen” tackles the use “Baby” as a nickname, which happens to be the[…]

NEW MUSIC: Abi Wade – Beautifully Astray (album)

The cello is the main instrument of Brighton-based singer/songwriter Abi Wade, but there is a lot more going on on her debut album. Her song feel like miniature worlds in itself, brimming with ideas. Like her new single “Reasonable Doubt”, which she describes as follows: I imagine a twisted &[…]

NEW MUSIC: Young Galaxy – Down Time album & Frontier video

Young Galaxy was responsible for two of my favorite songs last year and tomorrow finally their new album “Down Time” comes out. While the Montreal-based duo has been around for a while, “Down Time” is a new start of making music independently on their own label. To celebrate the occasion,[…]