PHOTOS: Highly Suspect live at SXSW 2015

Keeping a favorite for last… while our South By Southwest coverage ended about two weeks ago, there’s still a band left, I wrote about before but wanted to cover as well: Highly Suspect – a pretty awesome three piece from Cape Cod and if not touring, currently residing in Brooklyn but touring they do! Not only are[…]

PHOTOS: Weeknight live at Union Pool

What a night! It was the first hot day of the year and it was Cinco de Mayo, so droves of people flocked to the Union Pool courtyard with its resident taco truck. But a good part of the crowd left the summer night party and made their way into[…]

THROWBACK: RAH Band – Clouds Across the Moon

There was a time in the late 80s when everybody seemed to be obsessed with this song. It came out of nowhere – It hasn’t been in the German charts (although it peaked at 6 in the UK charts in 1985) – and was traded on cassettes. And even I[…]

NEW ALBUM: Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

Earlier this year during South by Southwest one thing to note were the many rock bands around female singer/songwriters making a big splash. While I unfortunately missed Speedy Ortiz, I saw bands like Torres, Bully and Wolf Alice, who rock a similar vibe. I like it when poetry is no[…]

NEW MUSIC: Secret Admirer – Pale Shelter

Secret Admirer is a self-described Black Metal formation from Montgomery, Alabama comprised of Heinali Finney, Matt Finney and Andrew Helsinski. Pale Shelter is certainly not typical for the metal genre as I know it. There’s a massive wall of ambient noise with drums buried under it and a narrator who[…]

3 Is A Band: Go!Zilla – Sinking In Your Sea

Go!Zilla are an exciting three piece from Florence, Italy comprised of Luca Landi (vocals, guitar), Fabio Ricciolo (drums, vocals) and Mattia Biagiotti (vocals, guitar). Upon reading the line-up respectively the instrumentation, it becomes clear that Go!Zilla are forgoing the classic punk three piece set-up with guitar, bass and drums, but play with two guitars[…]

NEW ALBUM: Hannah Cohen

I really like this album. The opener Keepsake sucks me right in and then it goes on for seven more songs, full of melancholy and rich electronic textures. Hannah Cohen is a singer/songwriter from New York via San Francisco. Pleasure Boy is her second album and out now on Bella[…]

NEW ALBUM: Waterstrider – Nowhere Now

Waterstrider is a five piece band from Oakland, California, having released their debut album Nowhere Now early April 2015, yet published a few tracks from it already last year and just fueled the anticipation for the entire album! When I heard the album’s title song somewhen in 2014, I loved it from[…]

PHOTOS: Avers live at Darwin’s Pub, SXSW 2015

Avers are a pretty interesting band from Richmond, VA (more or less from that area) and especially interesting is the fact that all six band members who form Avers, found each other despite also (successfully) playing in other bands. In Avers, they are also not bound to one specific instrument or[…]

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Emika – My Heart Bleeds Melody

Emika’s third or forth album Drei, depending on how you want to count, is due on May 5th and now she released the first song My Heart Bleeds Melody, accompanied by a video she shot on her iPhone in Madeira. While open sky, sunshine and the ocean are not typical[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Sea lions are lovely animals and deserve a song and London singer Py did a particularly good one with this funky track. Song Pick of Monday! Excited about the debut album of Waterstrider and from this album comes our Song Pick of Tuesday – a track that got me a[…]