VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Fransancisco, Johanna Warren, Rivita

Fransancisco – What Happens Now We would want to know what’s in the bag and what is up with it in the first place. Even after several times watching the gorgeous video, we still don’t know. Or maybe we just always get so distracted by the vast landscape, and the[…]

SONG PICK: Venus Furs – Living in Constant (Video)

Clearly, the repetitive bass line is the most noticeable element in “Living in Constant”, the new mesmerizing single by Montreal-based Venus Furs. Yet guitar lovers like myself will be equally enchanted by the stellar guitar work. “Living in Constant” is a dark, brooding, and highly addictive little gem. Lyrically, the[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Canon, Keep Dancing Inc, Lukas Ionseco, Lux Lyall

Canon – Saying Of The Seers Featuring a New Orleans-style bluesy saxophone courtesy of Pete Fraser, the video finds Canon stuck in his own kind of “groundhog day”. Barry Dolan about his new single and video: “‘The Saying of the Seers’ is a song about the long, slow winter routine.[…]

SONG PICK: Feverist – Arthur’s Hanging [Live] (Video)

Juxtaposing a beautiful melody with a heartbreaking, dramatic story is often done in music but “Arthur’s Hanging” is an especially exquisite example of music’s immense potential when in the talented hands. “Arthur’s Hanging” is the first single by London art-rockers Feverist, announcing an album to come. Fans of the British[…]

SONG PICK: Wray – Jogging / Neon Forming (Video)

“Jogging / Neon Forming”, the new single by Birmingham-based eclectic indie rockers Wray is beautifully comforting in its lush harmonies and mesmerizing in its built. It manages to transport us back to long lost childhood memories, and the times when synth-pop laden bands became big. Especially the second part of[…]

SONG PICK: Mr. Alec Bowman – Safe Mode (Video)

Ahead of his 11-track album “I Used To Be Sad & Then I Forgot”, British singer/songwriter Mr. Alec Bowman released the quiet and beautiful “Safe Mode”, together with a gorgeous video. Writing and recording songs, putting them all on an album, and releasing it at one point, takes time. With an[…]

SONG PICK: Lara Snow – Wild Sea (Video)

Tel Aviv- and Berlin-based singer/songwriter Lara Snow does big, glittering synth pop reminiscent of Icelandic artists like Vök or Hildur. In her latest single “Wild Sea” she reveals a very personal story “of a poisoned relationship and a great heartbreak.” Don’t expect her sulking, though: Lara’s music always feels elevating and empowering and is maybe what you need right now to brighten your day. And even better, her EP “Delete Everything” is finally out.

SONG PICK: Giek_1 – Both Ways (Video)

Stephanie Smit aka Giek_1 is a musician and visual artist based in Amsterdam. The new single “Both Ways” is one of those songs that immediately takes you into a different headspace with its atmospheric production and Giek_1’s layered, ethereal vocals. This is music to lose yourself in and you will find more of this on her EP “ESCAPE,” to be released on May 1.