SONG PICK: Neal Francis – Can’t Stop The Rain (Video)

Chicago singer, songwriter, and pianist Neal Francis just released the instantly irresistible “Can’t Stop The Rain.” It marks the second single from his upcoming album In Plain Sight, out on Ato Records come November 5th. With its 70s tinged piano and full-blown groovy vibe and the guitar chops of Grammy-winning Derek[…]

SONG PICK: Hayden Thorpe – Parallel Kingdom (Video)

“Parallel Kingdom,” the new single by Hayden Thorpe is almost too beautiful to be true. The track starts out with dark undertones yet when Thorpe’s gorgeous vocals set in, the sun seems to break through the clouds, painting everything in golden light. After the fantastic “The Universe Is Always Right,”[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Howlers, Jess Chalker, Nation of Language, NOPRISM

Howlers – Never Enough We can never say ‘no’ to a well-made band video and this one comes with such a charming, heartwarming story that makes it impossible to not enjoy “Never Enough,” by London desert rockers The Howlers. And hey, there are many things in live that are ‘never enough.’[…]

SONG PICK: Absolutely Free – Interface (Video)

Psychedelic Toronto trio Absolutely Free go a rockier route than usual with the catchy “Interface.” Eventually though, the beautiful track explodes in synths bliss like exuberant bubbles in a sparkling summer rosé. Asked about the inspiration for “Interface,” singer/multi-instrumentalist Matt King says: “Written as a pseudo-love song that interludes between[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Good Time T, Gustaf, Hanna & Kerttu, Mini Trees

Good Time T – Night Walk Greek jazz/lounge saxophonist Takis Drakopoulos is gearing up for his first solo project under the moniker Good Time T, and “Night Walk is the second single from his upcoming album via Ikaros Records, due in the fall 2021. In his gorgeous video, we get[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Emika, Pink Laces, Piroshka, Valeree

Emika – Battles Pt. II The original “Battles” is the opener of Emika’s 2015 album “Drei.” The sequel, which features Sebastian on the violin, is a different experience. The video adds to the mythical experience: directed by Zee Marla Osh, it shows a cosmic battle between fantastic figures. Watch the[…]

SONG PICK: Rosenblume – Knight In Shining Armor (Video)

Ahead of his self-titled debut album scheduled for September, 24th British singer/songwriter Rosenblume releases the beautifully catchy “Knight In Shining Armor.” While the guitar-driven song deals at its core with heartbreak, it is surprisingly optimistic and upbeat even. Looks like the Liverpool-based artist has long since moved on, and can[…]

SONG PICK: Sunshine Boysclub – Don’t See Why (Video)

“Don’t See Why,” the new single by Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Sunshine Boysclub comes with groovy bass lines, lush guitar rhythms, and a crazy catchy chorus. When Sam Martin aka Sunshine Boysclub sings on repeat I don’t see why, we are ready to join his introspective journey. He says:[…]

Penelope Isles

SONG PICK: Penelope Isles – Sailing Still (Video)

“Sailing Still” is epic, sonically and visually. U.K. Siblings Lily and Jack Wolter aka Penelope Isles went all out with big orchestral soundscapes over almost 6 minutes. The video is no less impressive: traveling through the country, Jack filmed Lily in 36 locations all over England. You can follow their[…]