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[…]

SONG PICK: Tom Low – Phone

Tom Low stays 100% on topic with “Phone” which is written, produced and performed by himself, because it’s also recorded -you’d guessed it- on a phone, the iPhone 6 to be precise. The song itself is a lovely ditty with cool beats, a nice melody, decisively lo-fi and faint Beatles[…]

SONG PICK: Hans Island – Break Free

Hans Island is a Danish-Canadian collaboration which has just released their self-titled debut EP. Our Song Pick of the Day, “Break Free”, is a smooth, upbeat track about letting go and moving on – as pictured on the cover: there is always a new morning.

VIDEO: Tsar B – Escalate

The video for “Escalate” by Belgian singer Tsar B was inspired by an Aladdin musical. For me it has rather a spy movie vibe where cloaked characters going after some guy for some reason. Who’s on the right or wrong side here? Who knows?

SONG PICK: Astronauts. – Civil Engineer

Let’s start into this new work week with “Civil Engineer”, a beautifully repetitive and soothing song, with charming harmonies, stacked programmed drums and defined acoustic guitar lines. “Civil Engineer”, our Song Pick of the Day, comes from Astronauts. (aka Dan Carney) who released his debut album “Hollow Ponds” in 2014[…]

NEW MUSIC: Warning Light – Lieutenant Colonel

“Lieutenant Colonel” is a droney, ambient track with a driving beat, like the soundtrack to a nightmarish chase through a forest. Warning Light is the project of Atlanta-based musician Drew Haddon, who has been releasing music since the early 2000s. This track is on “Oftenchance” (Apple Music | Spotify) his[…]

SONG PICK: Fmlybnd – Hearts on Fire

FMLYBND is an energetic electro pop four piece from California who just released a new EP “Hearts on Fire”. Brighten up your Sunday with the title track, our Song Pick of the Day.

LATE NIGHT: Galantis (U&I) (Speaker of the House Remix)

While we are on our way to an exciting late night show at Palisades (more on this later), here’s a big fun dance banger by Galantis in a Speaker of the House remix for the fifth year anniversary compilation of Big Beat Records. Let’s get your Saturday night started! Enjoy!