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SONG PICK: Badlands – Echo

Here is a another single from Badlands from her album “Locus”, scheduled for April this year. It is a wonderful dark track with 80s-style synth textures, like the soundtrack to a walk through the ghost town that stars prominently in the lyrics.

RELEASED TODAY: Pauline Andres – Drive Like Steve McQueen

“Drive Like Steve McQueen” is the first single from Pauline Andres new album scheduled for April 15th. I just love her smoky vocals, supported by a wailing steel guitar and a melodica. There is exactly that kind of melancholy in the song one would associated with a Steve McQueen character[…]

SONG PICK: Pretty City – Melt

While listening to “Melt”, my immediate thought upon hearing the line ‘everything just melts away’ is “yeah, the snow, hopefully soon!”, yet I highly doubt that the Australian three-piece Pretty City was thinking of ‘snow’ when coming up with the lyrics for their latest single  “Melt”. Okay then… Melbourne, Summer, hot[…]

SONG PICK: Alan Booth – Clutch

We go back to Australia, Sydney to be precise, for our Song Pick of the Day. Producer and singer Alan Booth’s track “Clutch” is only on the surface a smooth R&B track – below the vocals melodies twist and twirl and put a good dose of anxiety into the song.[…]

VIDEO: Emika – Flashback

Berlin producer Emika just finished the recording of a full symphony in Prague and is already back to release new music on her main line: dark, melodic, beat-driven synth pop. Watch the video to “Flashbacks”:

SONG PICK: FEWS – The Zoo

FEWS is a band we don’t know much about – yet. They’re a four piece and according to their bio on SXSW’s page originally from Sweden yet their Facebook page shows London, UK as their other base. What I do know though is that “The Zoo” is a killer track![…]

NEW MUSIC: Calicco – Drake Tears

“Drake Tears” is a dreamy, ambient instrumental track with a nice upbeat piano line. Calicco is a producer from Michigan and the first one who followed glamglare’s new Snapchat account.

SONG PICK: The Jackobins – One More Chance

For all of us who are at times missing the bands we grew up with like U2 or Simple Minds, to just name a couple, there’s good news in form of Liverpool five-piece The Jackobins who make “classic” alternative rock, with great hooks and big stadium anthems. Their latest single[…]

VIDEO: Postaal – Burnin’

Postaal are a duo from Paris and that’s all we know at this point. The video is set somewhere in Southeast Asia and juxtaposes serene landscapes with city life and Thai boxing. Somehow, this summarizes nicely the chorus: “Keep the fires burnin’, baby”.

SONG PICK: Ambrose Sunshine – Mumma Ket

Ambrose Sunshine is a producer from Melbourne, Australia and his latest track, “Mumma Ket” is a relaxed and catchy electro pop piece with indeed a lot of sunshine in it – exactly what we need right now here on the other, cold side of the planet. Listen to our Song[…]