VIDEO: LEXXA – I Got Better Friends Now

Based in Aukland, New Zealand, twin sisters Maude and Julia Morris make music as LEXXA and released a super charming feel-good video for “I Got Better Friends Now”.  The synth-pop duo demonstrates their humorous side, when they dance around musical instruments, play with cute puppies or drown themselves in water. Watch “I[…]

SONG PICK: Ume – Crushed

“Do not grow up” and keep your dreams alive. That is Lauren Larson’s advice in the new video “Crushed” of Austin-based trio Ume. She gives some further background about the song: It’s a love song to my daughter,” she continued. “It’s also a reminder to ourselves to keep chasing those[…]

SONG PICK: Me Not You – Imagine That

“Imagine That” is the new song by New York duo Me Not You, written under the impression of yet another school shooting. Even without knowing this, the track is a deeply moving piece that lets ambient electronics clash with heavy guitar rock. But after reading the band’s statement, it becomes[…]

VIDEO: Substance Abuse – Bridges

It is hard to escape the allure of this song by L.A. duo Substance Abuse with or without visuals. It is “a track that was jazzy, positive, and upbeat but with a message that the modern audiences could relate to,” reminiscent of times that – in hindsight – somehow seem[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: The FMs – Extender

“Extender” does not dilly-dally around but makes it unmistakably clear that the setting is out of our usual comfort zone, with its brooding, slightly disturbing sounds, evoking the vibe from “Blade Runner” to “The Fifth Element” and the likes. The futuristic ambience of the song, is also the theme of[…]

VIDEO: Frankiie – Dream Reader

Try to read this dream! Vancouver four-piece Frankiie shows you an example for an hyper-realistic that does not make sense, but maybe it does – who knows? In the bigger picture, dreams play a role in where Frankiie is today, as a band as one member explains: I was struggling[…]

SONG PICK: Emika – Close (Video)

With her 2011 self-titled debut album, Berlin-based singer/producer Emika was one of the early inspirations that eventually led to running this blog. Since then, Emika has released three more albums, including a symphony which she composed and recorded with the Prague Symphonic orchestra. Now she is back on the synthesizer with[…]


Here is a video to get totally lost in with its impressive whirlwind of colors and imagery, and sheer gorgeousness. London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Andrew Sands, who makes music as SANDS, created something truly sublime with “Waves Calling”. The song is taken from his recently released EP, also titled “Waves Calling” featuring[…]

SONG PICK: Nana Adjoa – Three (Video)

The miracle of life is the topic of the new song “Three” by Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter Nana Adjoa, from a literally microscopic perspective. The three in question are herself and her two siblings and she muses about how a bond between them and humans in general comes to be. “Three” is[…]

SONG PICK: Uon – Who Loves You Now (Video)

You never want to be on the receiving end of this question: “Who Loves You Now?”. Anna Sharifi, singer in the Berlin-based synth-pop duo Uon makes it unmistakably clear, with deadpan vocals how serious the situation is. Add an intriguing electronic production, with a mix of dance beats and bits[…]