NEW MUSIC: Lalka – Cool Youth (Video)

After “Dare You To Love Me” singer/producer Lalka from Brisbane, Australia follows up with another exciting future pop track plus self-directed video that shows her prowling around at a peculiar cocktail party. There seem to be few limits to her creativity and we are very curious about her next steps.

SONG PICK: Flawes – This Could Be Real

London via Yorkshire alt pop rockers FLAWES got my attention early last year already, when I featured them in our #3IsABand series. Now they have released their new single “This Could Be Real” which is impossible not make it our Song Pick of the Day. “This Could Be Real” sports an[…]

SONG PICK: Black Gold Buffalo – Pearls Deep

The band’s name, Black Gold Buffalo is somewhat of a false lead: this is not a country band from the middle of America, but a four-piece from London that does club-ready indie pop. In fact, their new single “Peals Deep” reminds of a more danceable version of Warpaint: Black Gold Buffalo has with Hannah Holland on bass and production and Joy Joseph on percussion a similar strong rhythm section that drives the song forward. Add Marc Hayward’s guitar melodies and Keziah Stillwell’s powerful vocals and you have one of the most exciting tracks of the year at your hands.

NEW MUSIC: Late Guest At The Party (LGATP) – Too Old For This

Much to my chagrin, it happens now and then that the thought of “Too Old For This” crosses my mind but I can’t recall any other song ever having dealt with that line, so now there’s even a soundtrack to go with the thought! “Too Old For This” is the[…]

SONG PICK: Rain on Monday – Hiding Places

Swedish Indie-pop duo Rain in Monday, comprised of singer/songwriter Raimond Nurmilampi and producer Thomas Harsem delight with “Hiding Places”, their new highly intriguing single. Raimond’s emotive, husky vocals give “Hiding Places” an alluring edge and keep the bright and lofty track grounded. Watch the video to “Hiding Places”, our Song Pick[…]

SONG PICK: Hydrah – World Is Mine

This is Hydrah, a musician based in L.A. who has already covered classical music and punk rock in her career. With that background she turned to electronic music, such as her lasted release “World Is Mine”, a feel good, vibrant dance track. Crank up the volume and for 3:10 minutes the world will be yours indeed.

NEW MUSIC: Roxiny – The Lights

Here’s a new song “The Lights” by singer/songwriter Roxiny, inspired by the aftermath of the bombing in Chelsea, New York. Roxiny says about the track:

> I had this sudden urge to hold onto humanity and everyone I love, and protect them. I felt so helpless in that moment. “The Lights” lies somewhere between lullaby, ode to this city I love, and a desperate need to be consoled.

An EP with the name “Rituals” is on its way.

SONG PICK: Havens – What A Night

“What A Night” is the beautifully upbeat new single by Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter and producer Thijs Havens who goes by Havens for his solo project. With its bright, chiming instrumentation “What A Night” could make for a wonderful alternative to any holiday music, still festive and joyful but neither sugary nor overplayed. We[…]

SONG PICK: Sevdaliza – Mad Woman

In her latest song, Sevdaliza almost whispers the words over heavy, dark electronic textures. Whatever the titular “Mad Woman” has in her mind, it probably will not end well.

Sevdaliza is born in Iran, lives in the Netherlands and has her hands in many projects in music and film, for example the short “The Formula”, which this song is taken from. There is more of her genre-bending brand of electronics on her debut album “Ison”.