Dal 2020 This Is Pop? è anche un blog musicale che tiene d’occhio i nuovi artisti e riscopre gemme preziose dal passato.
Since 2020 This Is Pop? is also a music blog that keeps an eye on new artists and rediscovers precious gems from the past.
Shaping a spaghetti western universe out of squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there’s no other British band out there like Black Honey. Bursting out of the ether in 2014 with their debut track Spinning Wheel – a Pulp Fiction-flecked barrage of piercing screams and twanging surf-rock – they have continued to build their ownContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Black Honey – Believer”
Propelled by a fondness for boundless jangle-pop, Toronto’s Ducks Ltd (formerly Ducks Unlimited, no association with the questionable waterfowl hunting nonprofit) is a duo that operates with the dynamism of a full band: Tom McGreevy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming) met at a Dilly Dally show around the timeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ducks Ltd – As Big As All Outside”
With the youthful sparkle of his 2019 debut album Counterglow, Montreal alternative pop artist Reno McCarthy quickly gained recognition for his strong songwriting and somewhat debonair quality as well as his band’s groove-heavy live shows. Unexpected events led McCarthy to a surprising stopover in 2020. Following the loss of his father, the artist recorded aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Reno McCarthy – For A Moment”
Chiara Foschiani, was born in 2003 in the Paris region. She is part of the SoundCloud generation. She posted her first covers there at the age of 15, exploring music and styles. Here’s how she describe her new single: «I wanted to have several elements in the instrumental, such as the childish ritornello that opensContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Chiara Foschiani – Candy Woman”
Julie Hill is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn NY who trained as a classical composer. Her music showcases her dreamy voice, use of analog synths, and fluid songwriting style. She released Laniakea – which translates to “heaven” – features ethereal vocals, hard-hitting drums and swirly chilled-out guitars. For fans of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Julie Hill – Laniakea”
London-based Elkka is an artist who began her path as a singer-songwriter and has evolved into a multi-faceted producer, DJ and label boss. Sitting firmly in a lane of her own creation, Elkka’s music is a cross-pollination between house, electronica, percussive beats and dreamy vocals. When performing, she immerses herself in her art – fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Elkka – Harmonic Frequencies”
Zār is a possession cult practised on the outskirts of the rapidly modernising societies of North Africa and the Middle East. It’s a phenomenon that crosses not only geographical boundaries but also those determined by the rational mind. The boundaries here are not clearly defined; multiple worlds intertwine. Zar can’t be enclosed in a singleContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Madiha Abu Laila – Betel il Habash”
Macky is a 19-year-old self-taught artist haling from both Arizona and Arkansas. His favorite Uncle was a soldier of the Luchese crime family in New York. In 2017 his best friend ‘nextime’ started making beats, originally producing/mixing all of Macky’s early work, this eventually lead to Macky learning production, posting beats on YouTube, (he stillContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Macky – Hello, Who Is This?”
After the special presentation made on the stage of the Mi Ami Ancora festival, Chiello‘s first solo single arrives on radio and on all digital platforms. Quanto ti vorrei is an enthralling song, full of influences from the past, from the rhythms of rock’n’roll to the arrangements of Motown and the classics of Italian song,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Chiello – Quanto ti vorrei”
Italian act Lorenzo Pucci released Sono sempre in ritardo, it represents just the quiet after the storm and the focal point of song is the awareness of one’s mistakes: some traits of our character come to us often reproached as defects, but it all lies in transforming negativity into constructive energy. Recognizing one’s weaknesses leadsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Lorenzo Pucci – Sono sempre in ritardo”
Alt j have announced their fourth album, The Dream, set for release on 11 February via Infectious Music/ Bmg. The band’s published the new single U & Me and here’s what they say about it: «We are very proud and excited to finally be able to present to you our new single, U & Me,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Alt j – U & Me”
Steve Martinho plays guitar and keyboards. He’s been playing music since he was 13 years old. However, Werwe has been a project since 2018. His main influences are Talking Heads Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Modest Mouse, T.Rex, and Beatles. Summer Lady is his new single, enjoy it!
Baptiste Garcia is a 22-year-old self-taught Norman artist. In 2019 he met the Caen artist Victor Deverre, who helped him make his solo project a reality by offering to create his music in his studio. That same year it begins to be accompanied by the Cargö. Bezos is a dreamlike character. Motivated by the tendernessContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bezos – Jumper”
Doppelhandel is a newly created french duo, whose first Ep Obverse was released on February 24, 2021, less than a year after their formation. The name of the group, which could be translated from German as “double game”, refers to nuance and duality, fascinating themes for the pair. Here’s their single Acqua Fresca, enjoy!
British songwriter Rob Carey released this beautiful song, here’s what he says about it: «As a singer/song writer and studio owner I create and produce an eclectic mix of music. All original compositions that are not stuck in any one particular style. Boom de Boom is a dance pop song but with a message aboutContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Rob Carey – Boom de Boom”
Time to celebrate a great album, in Radiohead words: «We humbly submit Kid A Mnesia to you. It’s a coming of age for Kid A & Amnesiac and it’s joined by a new album, Kid Amnesiae, a memory palace of half-remembered, half-forgotten sessions & unreleased material. All three come out together on November 5th.» WaitingContinua a leggere “Song of the day: Radiohead – If You Say The Word”
Lunar Vacation from Atlanta announced their debut album and here’s the single Gears. Grace Repasky from the band said about it: «When I look back on any kind of relationship, it’s usually through rose-colored glasses. I guess this song tells me that although this happened, you just gotta keep going because this isn’t the endContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Lunar Vacation – Gears”
Teen Blush from Chicago, Illinois released the single Delight and it’s our Song of the Day. Enjoy it and don’t forget to dig out great music through This Is Pop? website and socials.
They describe theirselves ad «popular music band», but talent is their gift. The south London quartet Pushpin just released Microwave Song and here you can enjoy!
Two years ago, Sam Evian and his partner, Hannah Cohen, split from the bustle of New York City and settled in a quiet Catskills town upstate. While continuing to write and produce his own music, Sam has kept busy working as a preeminent collaborator, producing and engineering records for the likes of Big Thief, Cass McCombs, Widowspeak, and AnnaContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sam Evian – Time to Melt”
If music hits flames without pyrotechnics, then it is the aspiring artist Philomena. Philomena Karg is only 21 years old and yet her musical energy cannot be stopped: pulsating beats with strong synthesizers combine with orchestral instruments and Philomena’s impressive voice to create a hypnotic sound. She not only composes it on her own, butContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Philomena – Wildfires”
Swiss Portrait is a project by Edinburgh based Artist Michael Kay Terence. With a Diy approach Michael records and produces all his music in his tiny spare room outside of Edinburgh. Here’s how Terence presents the song: «I wrote the song about putting your “jacket” back on and going back into the world after lockdown.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Swiss Portrait – Jackets”
Wake Up, inspired by the highs and lows of Didi Han‘s own life, pairs thoughtful introspection with groovy beats. Despite being her first album, the mellow and melodic sound, featuring lots of percussion, is both mature and alluring. Wake Up mixes elements of hip hop, jazz and house, and features collaborations with established artists suchContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Didi Han – Wake Up”
The Nigerian singer Wayne Snow gives a taste of his new album with this eponymous song. The result of three years of work, Figurine is a personal and profound work that addresses humanity’s obsession with representations, masks and fictional characters. Enjoy the tune!
Born in Germany and focused on the creative field all his life, Tassilo Julien H. (Julient) always knew that art was his destiny. Apart from his main focus – the music, he creates his own single covers, photographs and sews the clothes he wears as he has a degree in fashion from the University ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Julient – For A While”
Indie rock band The Cribs have shared their latest single Swinging At Shadows. Bassist Gary Jarman explained: «Basically, after three years away from the road we just ended up with SO many songs built up in the vaults that we wanted to try doing something different and interesting with them! We had a bunch of extra tracks fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Cribs – Swinging At Shadows”
Manchester-based foursome Porij released this single. «I wrote the lyrics for Nobody Scared after watching a documentary on Netflix about the Yorkshire Ripper,» singer and keyboard player Eggy explains. «It focused on the Reclaim the Night marches and it made me remember the feeling of fear when I used to walk home alone at night. TheContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Porij – Nobody Scared”
South West London’s Dexter releases her debut Ep I Do Love a Good Sandwich, here’s how she introduces the single Still Got Time: «This song is the second song I ever wrote and I made it in the first lockdown last year. It’s about my relationship with my dad which I don’t talk about thatContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dexter – Still Got Time”
Master Peace has released his new Ep, Public Display of Affection. He describes the significance of this record here: «Public display of affection Ep is a roller coaster of emotions; it really highlights my journey as a musician and my personal life a lot. It’s always been hard for me to articulate my personal lifeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Master Peace – Boyfriend (feat. Mae Muller)”
The three members of exhilarating Auckland trio Evening Is Youth – frontman Connor Robinson Pierce, Luke Lattimore and Jack Collin deliver two minutes and twelve seconds of brilliance in Did You Find Your Brain? – a track that confidently careens between the whimsical and the chaotic. Did You Find Your Brain? lyrically covers more seriousContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Evening Is Youth – Did You Find Your Brain?”
Hurricane by Kanye West debuted at no. 1 on the Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs Chart. It belongs to Donda, the 2021 album from the American rapper. Enjoy this great track!
Husky Rescue founder Marko Nyberg’s stunning new solo project is born out of the profoundly life changing experiences of a near death experience, and the loss of a father. Drawing further inspiration from the art of Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract artist, the upcoming body of work explores the boundaries between genres, soundsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Marko Nyberg – Ingrid”
J Silk delivers us the wonderful single Wonderland with the imminent release of their 3rd Ep Dreaming Awake. Close your eyes, this title invites us to breathe deeply and plunges us into a time suspended at the limit of reality where the contemplation of a marvelous nature enriches us with subtle perceptions. After their remixContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: J Silk – Wonderland”
Last February Django Django released their fourth album, “Glowing In The Dark” via Beacause Music, but a new deluxe version of the album will also arrive next month. The new record will contain a further five unreleased songs in addition to the twelve already present on the original. Enjoy the single Under Fire!
Published via September Recordings, For Those I Love is the homonymous debut of the project revolving around the figure of David Balfe, an artist based in Dublin who offers a mix of spoken words / UK HH and progressive house-derived beats. The entire album is a touching tribute to his friend Paul Curran, poet andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: For Those I Love – I Have Love”
A motivational speaker could ever become Caribou, especially if he then presents his latest You Can Do It. The song comes after the group released Suddenly a year ago, a record he could never present live due to the constant postponement of his tour for well-known reasons. Now he will be able to start thatContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Caribou – You Can Do It”
A new one- off single, Peach, by Future Islands is out and vocalist Samuel Herring shared the meditative song lyric: «Life is the reason, I’m still holding ground, Life is imperfect bodies, and perfect sounds. Death is in season, and it’s pushing me round, and round and round, a bottle cap, a rusted crown.» TheContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Future Islands – Peach”
Back in 2016 Moi Je and Kazy Lambist, two French producers, released this great tune. It’s the perfect soundtrack for your drink at the summer sunset. Enjoy!
Cathedral Bells’ new album Ether is out on Spirit Goth Records. Here’s the dreamy and beautiful single Dayflower. Enjoy!
Ghost Woman lead Evan Uschenko grew up cashing guitar player cheques at the gas station after the banks had closed. That same shrewdness is palpable in the music, where lean punk rock melds with union man melodies into what taste like premium cocktails- A warm, low sodium hue bath. Here’s It Might Be Dress Day, enjoy!
Vanishing Twin shared the new single Phase One Million from their highly anticipated new album Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for Big Moonlight, pronounced ‘oh-key ghekko’) released 15th October on Fire Records. Phase One Million beckons to a discordant dance floor where afro spars with disco. It is finger clicking modern pop exuding the perspiration of gyration. The new tune is accompaniedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Vanishing Twin – Phase One Million”
Morly released Eliogy, the third single from her upcoming debut album, ‘Til I Start Speaking. `«I wrote it in the messy aftermath of a breakup,» Morly said in a statement. «It’s about the pain of causing someone else pain, of having to break someone’s heart. If the album is 9 sleep bangers and a bop—Eliogy isContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Morly – Eliogy”
Tanerélle Stephens is a singer, instrumentalist, model and actress born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an independent artist residing in L.A., where she debuted in the music industry with her futuristic single Siren in 2015 with no record label. Here’s here new single Good Good, enjoy!
Golden Gate artist Terry Presume released Act Up, a single included in his Ep What Box?. It’s produced by Gianluca and Alessandro Buccellati, both already worked with Arlo Parks. Enjoy the song!
Gustaf have announced their debut album, Audio Drag for Ego Slobs. It will be out October 1 via Royal Mountain Records. «Book is a song about the fallacy and fight of getting ahead vs being a head,» says singer Lydia Gamill. «It is seeking validation in the wrong places and from the wrong people. The hook, ‘IContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Gustaf – Book”
Wunderhorse release their debut single, Teal via Yala! Records. Wunderhorse is the alias of British musician Jacob Slater. Jacob fronted The Dead Pretties, a London band who arrived in a haze of hedonism and hype, bowing out before the dust had time to settle. Blink and you’d have missed them. This new project arrives no less frenetically. Teal isContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Wunderhorse – Teal”
Let me go Son is Bukve‘s debut single. It’s a deeply personal song about letting a father go, not letting his death linger in his life anymore, and also speaking to his son; live your own life when you grow up, you don’t have to go in my footsteps. It’s features vocals and steel guitarContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bukve – Let Me Go Son”
Los Angeles musician Meg Duffy returned with his project Hand Habits. «What originally started as a minimally arranged acoustic ballad, ‘Aquamarine’ evolved into the story of certain events in life, what informs my identity, the silence in the questions left unanswered that become the shape of understanding who I am,» Duffy said in a statement.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hand Habits – Aquamarine”
Wet have shared a new single called Larabar, the album’s closer. Here’s what Zutrau had to say about it: «Step into the light for the very first time. Larabar was a little breakthrough in the album process, the first song that came together that everything else formed around. It’s about a relationship cycle that becomesContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Wet – Larabar”
Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National) have shared another track from their forthcoming sophomore release. Dessner claims: «I named this song Mimi for my youngest daughter. I was thinking about how grateful I am for my children and how they light up even the darkest days. Justin,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Big Red Machine – Mimi (feat. Ilsey)”
Sam Fender releases his second album, Seventeen Going Under, almost two years since the release of Sam’s critically acclaimed debut album Hypersonic Missiles debuted at number 1 in the UK album chart. Seventeen Going Under finds Sam turning the mirror on himself; his adolescence and the trials and tribulations of growing up. It’s a relatable journey that careersContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under”
Departing from the humid Holodeck spider plant nursery of previous record Dolphine (2019), Mega Bog’s new album brings us back to our home planet, into the rarefied air pressure of a dried-up desert valley where its fourteen songs were written and scattered like stones in the landscape. But true to Birgy’s alchemical writing practice, these bright stonesContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mega Bog – Flower”
Mø released here new single, Kindness is described as a love letter to her fans: «I wrote it at a time when I was feeling, like a lot of people, disconnected from the physical world. Despite being isolated, there was this beautiful connection and support from my fans and from our little online community, whichContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mø – Kindness”
Asheville artist Indigo De Souza shared this beautiful song. «I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, but that is just about holding space for other people to fully express themselves and to feel celebrated. Just simply seeing someone in their humanity and loving them,» she explains. «WeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Indigo De Souza – Hold U”
Songwriter, performer, Swmn aka Swan Melani takes us on a journey into his unique universe, the result of a meeting between dream-pop, lyricism and electronic elements. Behind this name, a rebirth, a new world where love, eternity, the passing of time, chaos, are all themes addressed. Listening to Swan Melani is crossing into unknown spaces.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Swan Melani – Summer Dew”
Inspired by her experience of moving to London Larisa writes Travellers, the second single from her upcoming Ep. Travellers is an exploration of the many emotional layers that come with the decision to pursue a dream, especially when that leads to separation from the comfort of your home and loved ones. «We all need toContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Larisa – Travellers”
Emilya Ndme, moniker of Ligurian Lauretta Grechi Galeno, debuts in January 2019 with the single Snow, an intimate and dreamy track with an explosive ending. The single is the perfect gateway to enter the artist’s sound planet: a unique mix of electronic and indie pop, with synths and guitars to create ambient textures on whichContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Emilya Ndme – Taxy Drive”
Amplitudes is a cultural collective, a mixture of energies and influences coming together to offer events in its image and determined to perpetuate a guide in the service of love, music and dance. Enjoy this great tune!
Half Asian and half Latinx. Two sisters, a cousin, and their close friend. The Linda Lindas channel the spirit of original punk, power pop, and new wave through today’s ears, eyes, and minds. Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14), and Bela (16) first played together as part of Kristin Kontrol’s pickup band of inexperienced kidsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Linda Lindas – Oh!”
At the end of August, Deep States will be the third album of the mixed bag that calls itself Tropical Fuck Storm. The Australian band gave us another anticipation of it with the single New Romeo Agent. Enjoy it!
Munya began playing classical piano at the age of 4 until her teenage years where she began performing and studying opera and classical vocal techniques. She slowly honed her voice and learned to become a Coloratura and qualified for several competitions, including “Canimex Canadian music competition” at the age of 16. She then paused herContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Munya – Pour Toi”
Naesh is a Berlin based indie pop & rock newcomer quartet. Here’s what they say about their new single, One World: «If this song was a drink, it would probably be a fruity sparkling aperitif for the start of a warm summer evening! Our ingredients for this musical refreshment are Indie & International Pop, withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Naesh – One World”
They are Treeboy & Arc from Leeds, they released a single through Speedy Wunderground. That was also from 2019 and in the meantime a lot has happened in the world. The fivesome took their time to work on new music and now it’s finally here. On August 6, Life Preserver, the first EP by theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Treeboy & Arc – Role Models”
Los Angeles artist Sherwyn released a new beautiful song. Here’s how he describes it: «I wrote this about staying comfortable being alone and taking some time to just think and not express yourself to the outside world. I always think that when I get time to myself and go to a destination for it, IContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sherwyn – Thought Of It”
Gabriele is the singer and lyricist, he plays guitar and piano, Mattia is the producer, he plays guitars and synths and he gets along well with the drums even though he never wants to admit it. Their music is influenced by a strong neoclassical and electronic component but also by the world of pop andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kindred Connection – Some Kind of Dream”
Martina was born in Catanzaro (It). She has been passionate about music from an early age, starting a constant study of the guitar. She continues her passion singing with his father, until she moves to Turin for her studies where, between a book and the guitar, she dedicates herself to street singing. Here’s Vitriolvm, enjoy!
The Freaky Buds were formed in Nantes in 2018 in an obvious way. Max, Thomas and Hugo get together to play the Blues which has always been close to their bodies.The desire to write and make a contribution to the edifice of this music that animates them is as compelling as the desire to performContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Freaky Buds – Way Too Wild”
Super Inertia is the newly released single from the Porto-based group and is the first taste of their incoming fifth album, Superinertia, which is due out Sep 10th on Fuzz Club Records. 10 000 Russos deal in an all-consuming motorik sound that falls somewhere between notable influences Neu!, Spacemen 3 and The Fall, by wayContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: 10000 Russos – Super Inertia”
Itzama is the bromance of two childhood friends for 5 years stranded somewhere between 1970 and 2040. Here’s their single Senteur & Parfum, enjoy!
Let’s go to Chile where the Volcanes published their first single Destellos (Sparkles), a nice tune that’s the best way to start their musical journey. Wishing them good luck, enjoy the song!
Esther Maud takes pictures and makes videos. But especially she writes, and records her texts in the form of vocal notes, and little by little, these turn into melodies, then in songs. These almost naked songs, a cappella, she sends them to the four corners of France, because not so mucha musician herself, she seeksContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Esther Maud – Etranger Solitaire”
Cool Heat is a lo-fi artist hailing from Chicago. Started in 2019 it is the solo project of musician and photographer Eden Sierotnik, formerly a member of the now defunct dream pop outfit Color Card. The music is a blend of post-rock and dream pop with an emphasis on hazy soundscapes and shimmering guitars. Here’sContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cool Heat – Home”
North Holland singer and producer Annna shared this cool single about the important theme of our planet’s rising temperatures. Enjoy this summer pearl titled Sunburn!
Berlin-based trio Partefacts is the confetti on your rug, the balloon lingering halfway up your wall. A psychedelic collage of noisy synths, cosmic disco and interlocking vocals, arranged and rearranged until it satisfies our lust for pop. Here’s their sparkling single Time Travel, enjoy!
Shae Brock was born and raised in Arizona, and her state’s limitless landscape of desert and mountain has worked its way deep into her songwriting. There’s a self-made world of story, color and sound in every piece of music she creates – a process she describes in almost mystical tones: «I can become different songsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Shae Brock – Better Tonight”
With a style that combines Soccer Mommy’s 90’s alternative musical packaging and Big Thief’s diaristic alt-folk lyrical storytelling, Glasgow-based 3 piece Teose produce a chimerical blend of new wave, dream pop, and grunge. Fronted by writer/producer Melissa Brisbane, Teose have been quietly recording and self-releasing a series of Diy recordings while the world was onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Teose – Oh”
Hiatus Kaiyote released a new single titled Chivalry Is Not Dead, it’s the third song from the art-pop new album Mood Valiant. Here’s what the band’s Nai Palm said about it: «After we did Choose Your Weapon, we had to make radio edits of our songs, and all of our shit is like 6 orContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hiatus Kaiyote – Chivalry Is Not Dead”
The psychedelic soul of Shayhan’s Godspeed has technically been six years in the making — since a tumultuous breakup led the Seattle singer-producer to write Serenity — but the true heritage of its unique, kaleidoscopic sound dates back decades. Growing up on classic rock and fusion jazz from the ‘60s and ‘70s, Shayhan and his co-producerContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Shayhan – Godspeed”
British artist Zuzu released this great tune, here’s how she introduces it: «This song is about what could have been. Meeting someone you have an instant connection with, but the timing was never right. It’s about those lonely late nights / early mornings when the sun is rising and that person creeps into your mind.»Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Zuzu – Timing”
On August 27th 2021, The Third Sound will release their fifth album First Light on Fuzz Club Records. Dealing in a hypnotic blend of neo-psychedelia, post-punk and new wave, The Third Sound is a Berlin-based band led by the Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who is the guitarist in Brian Jonestown Massacre and formerly played inContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Third Sound – Your Love Is Evol”
Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel. They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg. Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they setContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue”
Bring Me Back is a song of redemption and getting back to the self. After more than a year of uncertainty, often without the comfort of those we love, turning back to our passions can be the only way to feel a sense of who we are. For 21 year-old Elishéva, who experienced massive amountsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Elishéva – Bring Me Back”
Ride The Wave is The Awkward’s latest release, a group of friends that are bringing the form of a synth-driven 80’s sound, dressed in a modern indie jacket. Here’s what they say about the song: «This is an uplifting, retro yet modern feeling, synth pop song that shows the light at the end of theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Awkward – Ride The Wave”
Saint Joan, the artist formerly known as Fontaine, has been writing and recording music for the last twenty years. Eighteen of those years she spent in Los Angeles, working as a bartender on the Sunset strip, earning enough money to record and release her fairly successful first album, the Chemistry Between Us. She recently returnedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Saint Joan – Gold”
Far from a classic Afrobeat band, the collective emerged from the musical idea of three artists who already had the opportunity to make themselves known to the public and critics under the name Whitey Brownie: Alessandro Trani (drums), Micol Touadi (vocals) and Alessandro Pollio (keyboards). In the collective, in addition to the core, the musicalContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Karamu Afro Collective – Take Me Away”
Helium is the new single by Alexandra Alden, just as her spring in Rotterdam ends and our much anticipated Maltese summer is on the horizon. Helium is an invitation from Alden into the ramblings and ideas that float in her creative mind. It is about viewing the world from different perspectives, and of becoming awareContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Alexandra Alden – Helium”
A follow up to her second Radio 6 Music and Bbc Introducing-supported single My Sun, The Pain Will Set Me Free is Roleplay’s upbeat ode to a love story doomed from the start. With her signature blend of lush vocal harmonies and pulsing bass lines, this single showcases Roleplay’s most ‘classic pop’ credentials yet. CinematicContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Roleplay – The Pain Will Set Me Free”
Born and raised in the Austrian mountains, Lea G first fell in love with music aged 6 singing in her school choir. Spending a year in England at 16 as an exchange student cemented her love for music and made her discover her passion for performing and co-writing. She later released her debut single TiredContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Lea G – Midyouth Crisis”
Experimental Vicenza pop duo Trust The Mask released this beautiful single. It’s a project born in early March 2020, at the dawn of the lockdown, and continued at a distance until the past Summer, when Elisa and Vittoria met in the studio to record this debut. Here’s what the duo said about the song: «SolsticeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Trust The Mask – Solstice Ritual”
Yesterday Park, is the new album from Island and it will be out June 25 via Frenchkiss Records. The London band released Young Days, a bittwersweet Ashcroftian song that will conquer you. Vocalist Rollo Doherty says about it: «Our lifestyles are driving the planet towards what feels like an inevitable future, and not being ableContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Island – Young Days”
Hailing from Malmo, at the southern tip of Sweden, Peach Baby first met more than 700km away – while completing a one-year course in ssongwriting at a folk high school in the city of Bollnäs. All singers and all with ideas of their own, Moa McAllister, Elenoor Rovers and Judith Stocks came together with a shared vision: toContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Peach Baby – Velvet”
Brooklyn dream-psych duo Corbu have teamed up with one of their heroes, Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin. The result is Lost & Found, here’s what Jonathan Graves of the band states: «I wrote the chorus to myself, based on my experience of being adopted at 4 months old. I was kind of messed up and couldn’t calm myself down, and I realizedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Corbu, Jimi Goodwin – Lost & Found”
Having won both National and International awards, the Pune based collective have performed extensively across diverse spaces, from small intimate cafes to major music festivals in the country. Easy Wanderlings were one of the few bands from around the world invited to perform at the SXSW festival 2020 in Austin. In Jan 2020, they wereContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Easy Wanderlings – Makin’ My Move”
In collaboration with the Swedish music producer duo Roots in a Jar, Juliette Ashby creates bubbling magic in the form of appealing reggae songs with a nice vintage sound. The guest artists Aleks Syntek (Judge in The Voice, Mexico), Carmen Pierri (winner of The Voice, Italy) and Daniel Lemma (Swedish gold-selling artist) make the songContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Juliette Ashby and Carmen Pierri – Why”
London-based indie-electro-pop trio released Two Sevens, the title track from their eponymous mini-album, available for digital download. Here’s how they present the band: «We share a love of ’80s/90s tinged music. Sonya is also an actor and dancer with screen credits galore. Songwriter Matthew has collaborated with Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants), Daisy Chute, &Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Two Sevens – Two Sevens”
Jaand’s debut single Young Love is closely interwoven with a gentleness that sets her apart both as an artist and as a person. The result is a song of young love, and a journey into the unknown. Jaand takes a calm and relaxed approach to the creative process, with everything reduced to a minimum. TheContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Jaand – Young Love”
The Drums have not returned to enjoy the dazzling aura of indie darlings that enveloped everything they dispatched in their early days. Especially when they unveiled the mini Lp Summertime!, their very early peak: however they get, they never sounded fresher, magnetic and exciting. Their entire discography reserves moments of interest, including Brutalism. Enjoye WhenContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Drums – When I Come Home”
Created in Marrakech in 2018, Bab L’ Bluz was born from the dream of propelling Guembri (the Gnawa’s Guitar) on the international music scene of contemporary music. A true tribute to the inexhaustible roots of Gnawa culture, irresistibly Psyche, undeniably Blues, bottle-fed at Funk, Bab L’ Bluz is a true intercontinental meeting point and here’sContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bab L’ Bluz – El Gamra”
Connie Constance released this fuzzy single, here’s how the London-based artist describes it: «Costa del Margate, the honeymoon phase that you hope lasts forever. The race to the beach to create those nostalgic British summer memories. Of fish and chips and £2 99p ice creams. With our patchy good weather and all of sudden soContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Connie Constance – Costa del Margante”
New York-based newcomer Binki released this great tune, here’s how he describes it: «Clay Pigeon is a song about vulnerability. A clay pigeon is someone I want to open up to me or invest time in, but I’m not willing to do the same. I wanna play along but I got no skin in theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Binki – Clay Pigeon”