SONG PICK: Polartropica – Golden Soul (Video)

Ihui Cherise Wu aka Polartropica likes to fuse polar opposites together in her music. We noticed that already with her 2017 track “Olympia” and her new offering “Golden Soul” goes a similar way: on one hand it is a shimmering, sprawling pop song with chipper vocals, on the other hand[…]

VIDEO: Millie Turner – She Was A Dancer

U.K. singer/songwriter Millie Turner is back after her brilliant debut EP “Eyes On You” (Apple Music | Spotify) with another wonderful video. She explains about her inspiration: The narrative of the song is really important to the meaning. It’s about a woman who uses her body and dance as a[…]

VIDEO: Battery Operated Orchestra – Bella

The Australian/Scottish synth pop duo Battery Operated Orchestra celebrated summer with a mostly upbeat animated video “Bella” created by singer Brigitte Rose. But they take their musical inspiration from the 80s and add a dose of the dark side of that decade too. The ten track album “Snare” is announced[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: Oriel Poole – Brighter

While the title of the new Oriel Poole single is „Brighter“, it starts in a dark corner, with Oriel seductively whispering in your ear over slithering bass lines and heavy beats. Then, as the song progresses, she is releasing you with lighter notes and swirling synths – after all her[…]

VIDEO: Acid Tongue – Accidental Drug Use

The slightly unsettling and yet so alluring single “Accidental Drug Use” got a stunning video treatment. Filmed and edited by director Justin Frick and visual artist Stephanie Severance, the video is fascinating in its imagery, bringing the moody song perfectly to life. “Accidental Drug Use” is the latest video by[…]

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[…]