VIDEO: Ella On The Run – Walk Away

The visuals to “Walk Away” are as pleasing and beautiful as the song itself. Ella On The Run is singing with a spitting image of herself, with a whirling kaleidoscope, creating a mesmerizing, sensual effect. The video, directed by Rafe Gibbon, does the lyrically sparse track justice by letting Ella On The Run’s[…]

NEW TRACK: Red Rosamond – Looks Can Kill

“Looks Can Kill” reminds of the title of a spy movie and so does the production of this song. This song is the opening move of [Red Rosamond}, who I assume is the woman on the record cover. I’m curious what comes next.

SONG PICK: Elsa & Emilie – Au Volant

Elsa & Emilie from Norway like to drive out to pretty places, but it remains unclear how happy they are with the “boys with the car keys” in the driver’s seat. “Au Volant” is a beautiful, dreamy pop song with a good dose of melancholy. The track is out today[…]

VIDEO: The Lulls – Paris

What makes a really cool song even greater? An inspired video! And the Californian surfgaze-trio The Lulls did just that. Together with their new single “Paris”, they also released a stunning video to go with it. It’s a classic band video, filmed like what an Apple Inc. commercial might look like. Directed[…]

NEW TRACK: Alex Bent + the Emptiness – Hold On To Me Forever

“Hold On To Me Forever” is beautifully melancholic to a point where it almost makes you weep. Almost, because there also seems to be a ray of hope and a silver lining of optimism in this mellow synth-pop track. “Hold On To Me Forever” is the first single of Alex[…]

SONG PICK: Kyiki – Make Love, Live Free

“Make Love, Live Free” is good advice and with that London/L.A. singer/producer Kyiki moves away from the nocturnal gloom of her earlier single “Here For”. “Make Love, Live Free” is a more upbeat song, but she uses a slightly awkward beat to keep it from slipping too much into happy[…]

LATE NIGHT: I Am Karate – Swayze

The song is what the title suggests: an homage to the late actor Patrick Swayze. The lyrics include references to his 1990 hit movie “Ghost”, but that is not why we put this song on the “Late Night” spot. Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson from Stockholm, Sweden, aka I[…]

NEW TRACK: Anna Of The North – Us

“Us” is a glittering pop song by Melbourne via Norway singer Anna Loitered, who makes music as **Anna of the North*. “There is something about us that you can’t deny” she sings joyfully and these words hopefully set off a happy relationship for her.

SONG PICK: Flight Brigade – Hurricane Season

Hm… yes, it’s that time of year again, and there’s now even a song for it too: “Hurricane Season” by Flight Brigade. Ahead of their debut album “Our Friends Our Enemies” due mid October, Flight Brigade offer a big sweeping stunner of a song with “Hurricane Season”. They don’t lose any time because the[…]

SONG PICK: Club Drive – Dangerous

Club Drive balances the often delicate act between infectious pop and earthy rock beautifully with their debut single “Dangerous”. The tune comes with a big sweeping, anthemic chorus full on with strings and all, yet at the same time stays grounded with beats and guitar riffs rooted in solid rock music with a little bit of funk[…]