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SONG PICK: Hēran Soun – Barricade

Even without knowing anything about the background of Hēran Soun about his childhood, how he grew up, I would be utterly fascinated by “Barricade”, the single he released today. I am ready to admit though, that when reading up on the California-based experimental indie-electronic musician, I was intrigued of course[…]

VIDEO FRIDAY: Goodside – I‘ve Been Feeling Something Lately

„I‘ve Been Feeling Something Lately“ and that is not necessarily a good thing as the new music video by Sydney quartet Goodside reveals. Watch how singer and songwriter Casey Logemann wrestles with growing doubts about her relationship below: Connect with BAND on Facebook or Instagram.

PHOTOS: Henry Jamison live at Rough Trade

Sometimes it is possible to catch the same artist at two very different occasions and locations, which can particularly highlight great songwriting and musicianship. While attending Welcome Campers festival in Massachussets over Memorial Day weekend, I was eagerly awaiting the closing act of the intimate event and when Henry Jamison[…]

SONG PICK: lennixx – Split By

Hanna Larsson and Andrea Kallström aka lennixx make unpretentious R&B-infused pop in Stockholm, Sweden. The music floats beneath the effortlessly beautiful vocal harmonies without a beat or sound too much, which is a refreshing step back in a genre that is overflowing with electronic experimentation. “Split By” is the title[…]

SONG PICK: Dead Horse Beats – Easy Nothing

Since 2010, Montréal-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalit Patrick Wade has been putting out music under the moniker Dead Horse Beats and released his gorgeous new album “Inglaterra” in May this year. The most recent single from that album is “Easy Nothing” and the song is… everything! “Easy Nothing” maybe summarizes the[…]

SONG PICK: Liana – Hurricane

Sisters Lia and Lena Göçer make under the name Liana. Their new electro-pop single “Hurricane” is infused with oriental harmonies and has a dark and mysterious vibe, but carries a message of hope and empowerment: anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Lia and Lena take this to heart[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Eulene – Megalomaniac

Born and raised in New York City and now based in Nashville, electro-pop artist Eulene hits the scene with the magnificent “Megalomaniac”, ahead of the release of her self-titled EP out on June 7. The pulsating beat in “Megalomaniac”, its brooding, forceful undertones and overall irresistible vibe make the song[…]

SONG PICK: Jess Clinton – The Runaway

“The Runaway” is a gritty rock song about the impulse to leave everything behind and run. From a New York perspective this often leads to a move to the West Coast in the hope for an easier and more comfortable life. Singer/Songwriter Jess Clinton did it the other way around[…]

SONG PICK: LYYN – Our Place

When I played the beautifully wistful “Our Place” to Oliver, he immediately remarked that Kim Wilde comes to mind and we also agreed on totally digging the track. While New York-based singer/songwriter LYYN might remind some of us vocally of the 80s pop star, LYYN is very much involved in[…]

SONG PICK: Be The Bear – Mermaid

Today Christina Wehage aka Be the Bear released her fourth single “Mermaid” and it is bright glittering pop in best Swedish tradition – not too far from her countrywoman ionnalee, who coincidentally released her new album today as well. This is music that elevates and makes you feel like flying[…]

SAVI MINDS, Darling

SONG PICK – Savi Minds – Darling

The month of May came with a lot of rain in the New York Tri-state area and so I can not blame New Jersey-native singer/songwriter and producer SAVI MINDS to leave this grey and wet mess behind and exchange the East Coast with the West Coast. The dreamy music that[…]

SONG PICK: Grae – New Girl

Grae is recounting a hurtful breakup in her debut single “New Girl.” That is a common theme in pop music, but her version adds serious drama with heavy piano, drums and a menacing Cure-Lullaby-style violin. In the end Grae herself doesn’t take the affair so serious as she tells us:[…]

SONG PICK: Le Module – I’ve Lost Centre

When I tell you that “I’ve Lost Centre”, the new single by Le Module starts with a longing whistling, you might be inclined to think of Andrew Bird, who made the whistling his hallmark. Yet the opening whistling in “I’ve Lost Centre” reminds me more of the beginning of Supertramp’s[…]

SONG PICK: Lune – Don’t Speak

Linnéa Martinsson has been around for a while in the Swedish music scene and has collaborated with big names there. She also makes music under the name Lune on her own label Play Human. The latest single “Don’t Speak” is an infectious, upbeat electro pop song. Take Linnéas own words:[…]