SONG PICK: Hollow Hand – Made Up My Mind

Featuring “Made Up My Mind” was a no-brainer, because the new single by Brighton-trio Hollow Hand is magically beautiful, with its intriguing harmonies and enchanting chord progressions. While thinking what else to write, my eyes fell on what the band’s frontman Max Kinghorn-Mills‘ has to say about their upcoming full-length[…]

SONG PICK: Sgrow – You

Here’s a new song from Norwegian dark synth pop dup Sgrow. The band calls “You” a “laid-back, funky little thing that came to life on New Year’s Eve”, but don’t expect a dance number for popping the bubbly at midnight. The song is rather reflective of unhealthy things that one[…]

SONG PICK: Simon Alexander – Last Dance

The beginning of “Last Dance” doesn’t immediately give away what a catching stunner of a song this new single by Swedish singer/songwriter Simon Alexander would be. From a few harmonic flageolet notes to a a mightily swelling powerhouse of a tune, “Last Dance” is unabashedly gorgeous! When asked about his[…]

SONG PICK: My Ultra Violet – Wilde As Me

My Ultra Violet are Dexy Valentine (vocals, guitar), Coleman Moore (bass) and Phil Galloni (synths) for L.A. and their second track “Wilde As Me” is a wonderfully relaxed and warm pop song that invites you to lean back, let the sun shine in your face and daydream. The track will[…]

VIDEO: The Diamond Age – Morning Pages

On my playlist rotation for a little over two weeks, “Morning Pages” always stood out as a fantastic indie rock song that I wanted to feature but never got around to. I especially liked the breathy development of the track and how it ends. Today, while playing the single to[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Genève – Orbit

“I’m in orbit around you.” Being connected and attracted, but eternally distant, that is the topic of the new song “Orbit” by L.A.-based singer/producer Genève. After her also space-themed, more clubby debut “Constellation” in 2016, she turns it down a bit with a quieter, more emotional track. Genève produced the[…]

SONG PICK: Charlotte & Thieves – The Machine

Quick! How many Norwegian bands do you know? Hm… yeah… and similar to the pop supergroup that comes to mind (at least to those of us who lived through the 80s), this emerging alt rock quartet called Charlotte & Thieves, has some of their famous fellow citizens’ hallmarks: uncanny talent for irresistible[…]

VIDEO: Abbi Press – Deep Breath

Watch Brooklyn singer/producer Abbi Press roller-skating through New York City, above and below ground in the video for her new song “Deep Breath”:

SONG PICK: Blak Emoji – Another Club Night

Avid Blak Emoji fans ever since singer/songwriter and frontman Kelsey Warren released “Sapiosexual” two years ago, we got treated to one beautiful pop rock gem after the other. With “Another Club Night”, New York-based collective Blak Emoji might have reached new heights, because this is one exceptionally hot and vibrant[…]

SONG PICK: Æmma – House Of Hym

Tribal drums and a piano carry a story full of mystery and dark emotion in “House Of Hym”, the debut track by London-based singer/songwriter æmma. She is classical trained, plays multiple instruments and produced the song herself – where else will she go with her music? We will learn more[…]