SONG Pick: Lou Stone – Fictions

The allure of “Fictions” is instant and enduring. The debut single by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lou Stone, convinces with solid songwriting, sparse instrumentation and a jazzy arrangement, giving room to Lou Stone’s charismatic vocals and letting them shine. Comparisons with Jeff Buckley’s vocal delivery might come up. In any case, with[…]

SONG PICK: Malka – Don’t Leave Me

Scottish singer/songwriter Malka gives us a taste of her second album with an intelligent, well-crafted new pop song “Don’t Leave me” about the fear of loss. The track takes unexpected turns and does not let you off the hook until the last bar. It shines through that Malka is in[…]

SONG PICK: Deanna Devore – Seven Eight

Listening to Deanna Devore‘s recently released EP “Half and Half”, it is hard to single out one track of the superb album. While the Chicago- and Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer had put out “A Cause” as the lead single earlier this year, we go with the album opener “Seven Eight”[…]

SONG PICK: Greentea Peng – Used To

Greentea Peng is the alias of Aria from London, who does super-chill future pop. Her latest song “Used To” sneaks into your consciousness like a seductive fragrance while she reflects about a dying relationship. Her stage name by the way, comes from her love for green tea, which she quotes[…]

SONG PICK: Humans – Going Late

What brightens up a DJ’s work? A track that is long enough to quickly step away from the mixing console, replenish a drink, have a quick chat with a regular, and be back in time to choose the next track, all while the dance floor stays nicely filled with happily[…]

SONG PICK: Bets – Left My City

“I feel so lucky that you left my city” are the words of good-bye that Betsy Hershey aka Bets has for a person that is bad influence. Her new song “Left My City” is a bright, but twisted electro-pop song, which feels like coming from a different reality, where things[…]

SONG PICK: CAEZAR – Somewhere New

“Somewhere New”, the new single by English indie-pop trio CAEZAR, impresses with a refreshing playfulness, beautiful vocals and some crazy catchy hooks. While thinking of an analogy to describe the exuberantly joyful vibe of the track, images of children playing with a ball came to mind, hair blowing in the wind,[…]

SONG PICK: Callow – Go Down

“Go Down” is a song from the new album “Mothdust” by Callow. The title is perfect for what is going on here: the San Francisco-based duo of Red Moses (vocals, guitar) and Sami Knowles (keys, drums, backing vocals) develop their music around heavy, earthy guitar lines that weigh down on[…]


While trying to learn a bit more about Swedish duo DUETS AND STUFF, comprised of Greta and Raimond, one statement in their “About Page” made me laugh out loud because their super dreamy single “Already Gone” would not give away something so, how shall I put, it substantial. The answer[…]

SONG PICK: Roxiny – Golden Prophet (VIDEO)

No only is “Golden Prophet” a fantastic indie pop song with weight and intensity, it conveys also a strong message. New York musician Roxiny says about the track: I wrote ‘Golden Prophet’ about my personal experience as a survivor of sexual abuse. It’s the one thing that I can honestly[…]