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SONG PICK: Sun Silva – Ride

No dilly-dallying around in SUN SILVA’s new single, as the song kicks off with a taste of the bombastic and beautifully infectious chorus. The initial explosion in “Ride” is no fluke but is being kept to the final bar. When asked about their latest single, frontman Oscar Gormley provides: “‘Ride’[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Ásgeir / Belau / Smoke Fairies / Tourists / Tusks

Ásgeir – Youth Icelandic artist Ásgeir took advantage of his home country’s mesmerizing scenery and spent a winter writing, sometimes with his poet father Einar Georg Einarsson, and with English translation help from American songwriter John Grant. Watch the video now: Belau – Essence (live) Hungarian producer duo Belau showcase[…]

SONG PICK: Thea – Soon Enough

In her song “Soon Enough” the London singer/songwriter Thea reflects about being too reliant on friends, even if they cause more trouble than joy. She explains: It’s about that final stage of “grieving” lost friendships. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that not everyone will do the same[…]

SONG PICK: Joe Connor Little – Always

The tender and stripped down production of “Always” got me instantly hooked and throw in velvety charming vocals and the allure is complete! London-based singer/songwriter Joe Connor Little gives us a taste of his talent with “Always” and pairs the single with two equally pleasing releases the mellow “Moving Away”[…]

The Japanese House

SONG PICK: The Japanese House – Chewing Cotton Wool

The Japanese House is the project of London-based artist Amber Bain, who is working on a new EP to be released in early 2020. The poetic second single “Chewing Cotton Wool” has a calm, steady flow that gently carries your thoughts while an image of “her” forms in your mind.[…]

SONG PICK: Howard – Saturn Return

“Saturn Return”, the newest single by Howard Feibusch aka Howard, doesn’t come alone but is part of duo single package together with “Modern Love”. While the latter is more mellow and piano driven, “Saturn Return” enchants with the type of modern psychedelic swagger we came to love from bands like Temples and[…]

Wildes

SONG PICK: Wildes – Stay

“Stay” is pure emotion, the moment when your brain is useless and you only can wait until the feelings ebb and you gain control again. The new song by London singer/songwriter Wildes takes you for about three minutes into this state of mind and you best just let yourself be[…]

SONG PICK: JIM ALXNDR feat. Angie McMahon – Slave

“Slave” by Australian songwriter and producer JIM ALXNDR is a beautiful, slow building ballad but the vocal magic of Angie McMahon elevate the track to an utterly gorgeous piece of music. The song intensifies almost unnoticeably and builds and builds until it carefully explodes in its ultimate crescendo. Asked about[…]

SONG PICK: Tallsaint – Model Effect

You have probably experienced the “Model Effect” yourself: a person who feels fascinating and attractive at first look and it is hard to tell why. U.K. singer and songwriter Tallsaint made an infectious electro-pop song about this and it will probably pop up in your head next time you make[…]

SONG PICK: The Criticals – Just for the Weekend

Based in Nashville, TN indie rock duo The Criticals took some of their influences from a New York five-piece that came to fame in the early 00s. Similar hart hitting drums, lush guitar play, vocals with a lot of swagger… no wonder that I absolutely love “Just for the Weekend”,[…]