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SONG PICK: Free Love – Synchronicity

Free Love is the new name of the duo of Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who make disco-inspired music in Glasgow, Scotland. Their latest song “Synchronicity” is a dance song that makes you want to drop the shackles of day-to-day life and swirl through the night. Listen to “Synchronicity” on[…]

SONG PICK: Annabel Allum – Em(ily)

Here’s to the best friends who help us through difficult times. In case of U.K. singer/songwriter Annabel Allum this is Emily, who tells her “to keep it real”. As a thank you, Annabel named a song after her on the new EP “Sorry I’m Not Perceptible” (Apple Music | Spotify).[…]

SONG PICK: Charles Cleyn – Decisions

There is absolutely no reason why “Decisions”, the debut single by Charles Cleyn, couldn’t become one of this Summer’s big hits. The alluring pop track pulls all the right strings like lovely melody, pleasing guitar strumming, impressive harmonies, versatile vocals and a killer hook. All this makes “Decisions” a rather irresistible[…]

SONG PICK: YUN SEN – One Day

If London-based duo YUN SEN continues to release tracks like “One Day”, they will not be able to keep their band persona somewhat mysterious, referring to themselves as “J-hama, song rider & Wako, cooking beats” without any other info. Their brand new single “One Day” draws the listener in from[…]

SONG PICK: Ryvoli – Roots

Jenn Whiteman and Samantha Howard met far from their homes in Paris, started making music together and named their band Ryvoli after the Rue de Rivoli, the street that lines the Louvre and Jardin de la Tuileries. “Roots”, their second single starts as an intimate folk song with vocal harmonies,[…]

SONG PICK: Lhasa Petik – Fading

You might be inclined to lean back, close your eyes and dream of a sunset at the beach when “Fading” starts, but not for long: Canadian singer/songwriter Lhasa Petik has many more tricks in her bag. While the acoustic guitar holds the track together and gives it an intimate feel,[…]

NEW MUSIC: Elle Exxe – Queen (Video)

The video for “Queen” by Scottish singer/songwriter Elle Exxe speaks very much for itself as a celebration of women. Elle Exxe gives some background: I’m so proud of the ‘Queen’ video, I can’t watch it without crying tears of happiness. The song came out of a moment where I felt[…]

SONG PREMIERE: The Rungs – Trees

It’s exciting to see a band developing their own characteristic sound and continue to advancing it further. “Trees”, the new single by Brooklyn-based alt-pop trio The Rungs, might just be their best piece yet to date. The track offers everything we came to love from The Rungs: their exquisite guitar work,[…]

SONG PICK: Fufanu – Hourglass

For long time fans of Iceland’s hottest trio, the seemingly new musical direction of their brand new single might not even come as such a big surprise. While “Hourglass” is in deed a bit of a detour from what we have heard on Fufanu’s fantastic album “Sports”, it is definitely in[…]

PHOTOS: Frida Sundemo live at Elsewhere Zone One

Elsewhere Zone One is a rather intimate venue, but if you closed your eyes at Frida Sundemo’s show on May 17, you could easily imagine her standing in front of a 50-piece orchestra at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Her uplifting power pop with titles like “We Are[…]

SONG PICK: Anna Aaron – Why Not?

Anna Aaron, musician from Basel, Switzerland, is having it: “Why not suck at the most basic human decency?” In her 3:10 minutes rant, she bitterly complains about somebody’s inability to so things the right way. A mean baseline, booming drums, lots of cowbells and her deadpan vocals help to bring[…]

SONG PICK: Phil Simmonds – Drive

And along comes “Drive”, a track so instantly appealing that there’s no escape but to keep on listening to all its 4 minutes and 23 seconds, bathing in intelligent rhythm changes and hauntingly beautiful vocals. “Drive” is the new single by Phil Simmonds who exchanged his home in England with[…]

SONG PICK: Basement Revolver – Baby (Album announcement)

A happy relationship is not everything. In fact, if your partner is not the primary source for your emotional trouble, other things can bring up restlessness and discontent. “Baby”, the new track by Canadian three-piece Basement Revolver, is about that and the challenge to not let your partner down in[…]