SONG PICK: ISLAND – Octopus (Video)

“Octopus”, the new single by London four-piece ISLAND opens with the band’s signature guitar sound, first a few bright tunes before the catchy rhythm section hits and the compelling vocals take us on a ride. For this single, ISLAND went into the studio with producer Mikko Gordon (Thom Yorke) and[…]

SONG PICK: EMERGER – Round We Go (Video)

Alt-pop duo EMERGER releases the blissfully charming “Round We Go” but together with an enchanting music video. At home in Capetown, South Africa, Emma de Goede and Gerry Matthee are gearing up for their forthcoming full-length album later this year. “Round We Go” floats on a sea of bright and[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Kings Elliot, KUU, Pixey, Wyndow

Kings Elliot – Dancing Alone London-based singer/songwriter Kings Elliot’s latest song was already featured as our Song Pick of the Day, but her new video demands a separate mention. The artist filmed it herself as a beautiful visualization of the emotions in the song. Before you watch, Kings Elliot has[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Graywave, Lucy Spraggan, Marie Clo, Morcheeba

Graywave – Before The latest song “Before” by English shoegazer Jess Webberly aka Graywave has received a simple but effective video treatment that amplifies the already scorching intensity of the song. Jess will release an EP this spring. Check out also our Q&A with her. Watch the video now: Lucy[…]

Jane Bonis

SONG PICK: Jane Bonis – Keep Me Around (Video)

In “Keep Me Around,” the machines reign: a wobbly bassline, relentless drumbeats, and heavy synth layers paint a dark, dystopian picture. Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Jane Bonis brings humanity into the mix with bright vocals and distant piano play. This contrast emphasizes the question that Jane put at the core of the[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Ian Sweet, Odina, The Weather Station

Ian Sweet A lot is going on in the new video by L.A. singer/songwriter Jillian Medford aka IAN SWEET. Are those people in suits really fighting or just playing. And who are they anyway? Maybe Jillian’s words give you a clue about her self-directed video: “[The Track] taps into my[…]


SONG PICK: Gaeya – Tide For The Change (Video)

Imagine stepping out of a cabin somewhere in nature. The sun has just risen, the light is crisp and the air clear, and around you, the wildlife awakens. This is the feeling that “Tide for the Change” by Swedish musician Gaeya evokes when it swells from a simple piano line[…]

Need Serene

SONG PICK: Neeq Serene – Fields of Gold (Video)

There are two worlds in “Fields of Gold,” the new song by London-based musician Neeq Serene. The borderline is blurry like the two languages, English and Urdu, that are blended together throughout the song, but you can feel when the transition happens in a grand, cinematic moment. It is nothing[…]