Song Of The Day

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.

Song of the Day: Home Counties – Modern Yuppies

Bristol-based band Home Counties released this great tune. Singer Will Harrison commented: «Synths and drum machines were already something we were very keen to explore and 2020 provided us with an unexpected amount of free time to experiment. We dialled the disco influences up to the max and totally embraced that 70’s-cop-drama vibe for thisContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Home Counties – Modern Yuppies”

Song of the Day: Molly Burch – Emotion (feat. Wild Nothing)

Austin-based musician Molly Burch released the single Emotion, with the feature of Wild Nothing, the dream-pop act Jack Tatum. Burch explains: «the theme of the song is about feeling a spectrum of emotions, embracing that sensitivity, and using it as fuel to create something positive.» Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Ginger Root – Why Try

California-based bedroom pop act Cameron Lew shared back in 2020 this great tune and its groovy texture is the best antidote to survive this week. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Beach Youth – In My Chest

French indie pop/surf pop Beach Youth released a month a go this tune. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album Postcard, which will be out in February 19 2021 via Music From The Masses. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Midlight – Pandemonium

The alt rock band from Brighton released back in 2020 this beautiful tune. Having spent the past year piecing together their own home studio and playing on London’s live circuit, Midlight merge Radiohead geometry and introspective lyrics. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Rap Ferreira – Leaving Hell

Still looking back to 2020 with this single from Rory Ferreira, the rapper formerly known as Milo. Leaving Hell was published just before the pandemic explosion, and here it is in order to exorcise the beginning of this year. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Sweeping Promises – Hunger For A Way Out

Waiting for brand new songs to share with you, let’s go back to the past months and try to listen to some tunes that could have missed. Here’s Boston-based post punk band Sweeping Promises with a song that mixes 80’s nostalgia, Diy attitude and a great feeling with the dancefloor. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Rahm – The Thunder Peal Of Spackle On Drywall

David Lynch would be proud of him: Rahm mixes dark sounds with industrial and even metal shreds. Here’s The Thunder Peal Of Spackle On Drywall, a journey to a personal maelstrom that will swallow you in his magnificence. Enjoy it!

Matt Wills – Live Like This

Kent songwriter Matt Wills will charm you with this pop song lying on a dancefloor. Here’s the last suggestion of the week, but fear not: songs of the day will continue from Monday to Friday, no matter if Holydays or global pandemics will happen. Enjoy!

Matt Black – Bad News

Australian act Matt Black realeased this sensual R&B tune, and you won’t resist it. Here’s the perfect smooth mood to deal with these strange last days of a very wired year. Just relax and enjoy it!

Laurel – Best I Ever Had

London-based singer-songwriter Laurel realeased two months ago this great retro pop tune and here it is in case you missed it. Enjoy!

Jupiter & Okwess – Bolingo

Congolese band Jupiter & Okwess releases Bolingo, featuring Brazilian artist Rogê. Born after an experimental process, the samba-inspired single is the opening track of the new Ep, packed with references to African music. Bolingo is an ode to a life full of love, and full of discoveries. Enjoy!

La Chica – La Loba

La Loba, is the impactful new single of French-Venezuelan singer-songwriter La Chica, featured on her Ep out since 12/4. It’s the result of a spiritual awakening after the loss of her brother. With latin rythmic, offset structures, stattered hand-claps, 4-chords piano riff, La Loba is the story of a mother wolf bringind the dead backContinua a leggere “La Chica – La Loba”

The Foons – Shapes

Chicago band The Foons shared this ethereal single that will bring you the best soundtrack for these last weeks of the year. Enjoy it!

Gillie – Leaving Alone

Welsh guitar pop act published this delicate single, and it will charm you a lot. Here’s what she said about it in a recent interview: «The track is about coming to the end of my tether with people who have been disloyal. Sonically and in terms of songwriting this track is quite a new eraContinua a leggere “Gillie – Leaving Alone”

1oK – Drive it Like My Grandma

Albuquerque artist Gentry Haukebo dropped this hip hop song that will put a smile upon your face. Enjoy it!

Spodee Boy – Dress The Part

Nashville rock band Spoodee Boy led by Connor Cummins shared this garage gem, and you won’t resist to its energy and punk attitude. Enjoy it!

Cryogeyser – Too Much

Los Angeles band Cryogeyser shared another single from their sophomore album Love Is Land, it will charm you with its 90’s taste and energy. Enjoy i!t!

Inude – We Share

Italian band Inude shared last month this indie-electronic gem, a sparkling journey that follows inspired guitars and spacey landscapes. The trio talked about the single explaining: «When the loneliness gets the better of you and other people’s approval no longer eases your insecurity you have two choices: the first, you can hide away in silenceContinua a leggere “Inude – We Share”

Slowthai – Nhs

Named after his Britain’s National Health Service, Nhs is the new single from Northampton irreverent act Slowthai. It anticipates his new album Tyron, out 2/5 via Method/AGWE/Interscope. Enjoy it!

Arrowleaf – Nothing To Say

Missoula (MT) based indie rock band Arrowleaf brought to life this bedroom pop pearl, a bittersweet song in which all the talent of these guys is shown. Let them hypnotize you with indie guitars, horns and an intimate voice. Enjoy it!

Tsha – Renegade (feat. Ell Murphy)

London based DJ and producer Tsha has created a sound that is diverse and intricate, giving foundation to her unique personal style that draws on influences from the likes of Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Floating Points and Four Tet. Here it is Renegade from here last Ep Flowers, enjoy it!

Tv Priest – This Island

London based band Tv Priest released their debut album Uppers a couple of weeks ago. Frontman Charlie Drinkwater claimed the tune «is about incoherence and inarticulate responses, both personal and political, in a time and place you don’t fully understand anymore. It’s an unrequited love letter, and a howl of frustration; a mea culpa andContinua a leggere “Tv Priest – This Island”

Tallisker – Désir

Rouen singer Tallisker continues to cross traditional Persian influences and Western pop culture with Désir. Extract from his Ep Azadi released in early February, the clip directed by Mateusz Białęcki reveals an aesthetic, feminist and emancipatory reading. Enjoy iyt!

Roe – Wanna Be

R&B artist Roe shared Wanna Be, an energic song with a retro 90’s taste. In her own words: «Wanna Be is one of my favorite songs and videos. It’s sexy, relatable, and soulful. It reminds me of those crazy feelings like when a high school crush was the end-all, be-all. I really wanted to beContinua a leggere “Roe – Wanna Be”

Dead Pony – 23, Never Me

Glasgow punk heroes Dead Pony shared new single ’23, Never Me’. The duo mixes violence and power telling us about toxic relationships with sincere and hard lyrics. Enjoy it!

Iosonouncane – Novembre

A new song by Jacopo Incani entitled Novembre is the first unreleased tune since the publication of Die and marks a very important step in the musician’s career, namely the beginning of the collaboration with the reborn Numero Uno label, that since 1972 has released Lucio Battisti‘s records. The single anticipates the album Ira, thatContinua a leggere “Iosonouncane – Novembre”

Rvby – Thinking About You

Bristol based singer/songwriter Ruby Donadel released this energic single with and ambient landscape shaken by rythm and a deep bassline. Here it is, enjoy!

Matveï – Rumba

French – Canadian artist Matveï combines rap, Edm, house and clubbing. Parisien label Kitsuné spotted him and here we are: Rumba is contained in his new double single. Enjoy it!

Kokoroko – Baba Ayoola

Kokoroko is a band with Afrobeat roots and a strong connection to the contemporary London jazz scene. The group is made up of eight extraordinary English musicians led by the incredible vocal harmonies of front women Sheila, Cassie and Richie. Enjoy their new single Baba Ayoola, a tribute to the grandfather of Cassie Kinoshi, saxophonistContinua a leggere “Kokoroko – Baba Ayoola”

Post Nebbia – La Mia Bolla

Post Nebbia is a band of the new Italian scene born from the psychedelic imagination of Carlo Corbellini, born in 1999. The band released its first self-produced work in May 2018 and now a new album has arrived. Enjoy La Mia Bolla from Canale Paesaggi!

Fabiola – You Crazy Diamond

After a first album Check My Spleen, the Belgian band Fabiola releases today the song You Crazy Diamond in 7″ format for the Brussels label dear.deer.records. Led by singer Fabrice Detry the quartet proposes a solar indie rock mixed with a non sense humor illustrated by the video clip made during a tour in ItalyContinua a leggere “Fabiola – You Crazy Diamond”

Courting – Popshop!

Post-punk Liverpool based Courting shared last week this looping and hypnotizing tune that clashes with 00’s Indie sound. Check their songs, be ready for their Ep that will be out on April, and enjoy Popshop!

Sherman Sherman – Hours/Days

Southern California-based artist Sherman Sherman shared this wonderful indie disco tune: a walk on a velvet dream that becomes so escapist in these rough times. Enjoy!

Rebecca & Fiona – Champagne Promises (feat. Animal)

Champagne Promises features the successful Swedish pop duo Rebecca & Fiona and new pop-act Animal. Its a glittery and updated synth pop-song with a marvellous refrain and dark night club esthetics inspired by the 80’s. Enjoy!

The Knocks – All About You (feat. Foster The People)

The Knocks had already duet with Foster the People in Ride or Die hit song in the Italian airplay among the most played by some networks in the summer of 2018, with more than 100 million streaming. With All About You The Knocks give a preview of their next third album. Enjoy!

Banaati – Elysium

Elation, melancholy, excitement or, as one of his song is named, Effervescence. These are just some of the sensations you might experience by listening to Benjamin Banati, aka. Banaati‘s work – the only thing you can be sure of, is that it will be an emotional ride to a place far away. His debut EPContinua a leggere “Banaati – Elysium”

Bleached – Stupid Boys

Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin grew up deep in the San Fernando Valley, and they became teenaged underground staples at all-ages Downtown DIY venue The Smell after years of sneaking into punk shows over the hill in Hollywood. Bleached originally formed when the Clavin sisters resolved to continue working with each other upon the breakContinua a leggere “Bleached – Stupid Boys”

Uhuru Republic – Jungla

Uhuru Republic is a collective of Italian and African artists, born thanks to the support of Roberto Mengoni and the Italian Embassy a Dar Es Salaam which pushed the artists Giulietta Passera, FiloQ and Raffaele Rebaudengo to embark on a trip to Tanzania and start a project one of a kind artistic and musical: connectingContinua a leggere “Uhuru Republic – Jungla”

Moonari – Lei

Moonari is the music project of multi-instrumentalist musician Giovanni Cosma.Born in Milan in 1995, he is now dividing his time between London and Italy, collaborating with musicians from many different backgrounds. Here it is Lei, a bittersweet and unpredictable song , enjoy!

Zaliza – Little Raptures

Brooklyn-based artist Zaliza shared the single Little Raptures a couple of months ago. Produced by Rahiem Taylor of Blac Rabbit, this tune deals with the “abandonment and choosing to find your inner strength. It’s the culmination of melodies and lyrics written over the course of several years.” Enjoy!

Parlour Magic – Ville Rose

Parlour Magic is a vintage synthpop project from NYC-based producer, media artist, and composer Luc Bokor-Smith (1995). The debut album, The Fluid Neon Origami Trick, will be released on December 4th, 2020. Today you have the chance of listening to Ville Rose, an anticipation of the record. Enjoy!

Reptaliens – Taking

Portland’s Reptaliens return with new Ep, Wrestling, which is expected out November 6th, 2020 via Captured Tracks, Here you can find Taking, where post punk and a cold synthpop merge into a solid sound. Enjoy it!

Mateyo – With Me (feat Ddm)

Jamaican-American producer Mateyo and his companion Dapper Dan Midas team up for this amazing tune that you can find on Kitsuné Musique. «This is a song about intensely loving someone and displaying an all-or-nothing attitude towards them before realizing that they don’t share that same feelings for you but rather, with someone else» says MateyoContinua a leggere “Mateyo – With Me (feat Ddm)”

Mf Robots – Happy Song

Following up last year’s label debut, a fiery cover version of the Chairmen Of The Board classic Finders Keepers, Happy Song offers up a scintillating first taste of album Break The Wall, due for release in Spring 2021. And what an introduction it is: uplifting and timeless soul/funk, showcasing Dawn Joseph’s effortless yet powerful leadContinua a leggere “Mf Robots – Happy Song”

Isabelle Brown – In Your Head

Brighton 17-year-old singer Isabelle Brown released the mixtape In Your Head, its title track is the perfect mix of talent and power. Here it is, enjoy!

Penguin Prison – Better

Shimmering and saturated, Better finds Penguin Prison’s piano-driven, neon, dance-pop in fine form with the song’s hopeful refrain designed to lift listeners up. The track sees Glover writing his way out of a dark place towards the light: «This song is my response to the times we find ourselves in», he explains. «The global pandemic,Continua a leggere “Penguin Prison – Better”

Beauty Queen – Where Do We Go?

Bedroom pop from Los Angeles here: Beauty Queen realeased Where Do We Go?, a bittersweet song that flows on these shorter afternoons. Enjoy it!

Memes – So What

Memes have a problem. In their new single So What they confess to never listening to a song more than half way through, and yet, they need you to listen to this song right to the end of its 103 seconds. All the work they’ve put in, all those ratty guitars and pogo-primed vocals, theContinua a leggere “Memes – So What”

Mines Falls – Hey Mother

Mines Falls are brothers Carson and Erik Lund, they released their second, self-titled album on September. Hey Mother anticipated it in Summer and you’ll love the perfect mix between Grizzly Bear and Wild Beasts. Enjoy it!

Brasko – The Standard for Kids in the Usa

Ohio artist Brasko published his new single The Standard For Kids In The Usa, a chaotic song full of energy where rock guitars and a little bit of glam rise all at once. Enjoy!

Quinzequinze – Le Jeune

Artistic collective Quinzequinze from Paris released this burning song and you cannot miss it, enjoy!

Mdou Moctar – Chismiten

Matador Records announced the new entry Mdou Moctar to its roster. His music has roots in both traditional Tuareg melodicism and Eddie Van Halen’s daredevil majesty. Today we offer you Chismiten, the white-hot ripper that will kick off an expansive new full-length due to hit down next year. «The song is about how people inContinua a leggere “Mdou Moctar – Chismiten”

Óregla – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Óregla from Iceland is a jazz ensemble that mixes John Coltrane and Miles Davis in a personal key. Here’s a song that’s a little bit old, but you cannot miss it. Enjoy!

Ok John – Take It

Ok John is the solo project of guitarist, singer and songwriter João Pedro Leite. João currently resides in Rio de Janeiro and is 22 years old. His first EP comes with British influences from his favorite bands such as: Oasis, Beatles and Arctic Monkeys. Enjoy!

Gengahr – Never A Low (feat. Liam)

London indie-rock band Gengahr released this new single, taken from their upcoming album Sanctuary due for release on 31st January and produced by Jack Steadman by Bombay Bicycle Club. Enjoy it!

Kean Kavanagh – Emma

Kean Kavanagh is a producer and co-founder of Irish hip-hop collective Soft Boy. Now he published a single as solo artist and here it is, enjoy it!

A Certain Ratio – Berlin

A Certain Ratio announced their new album, ACR Loco, after 12 years. The band has returned with another new single, called Berlin. Here it is, enjoy!

Shame – Alphabet

British post-punk group Shame released their single Alphabet. Here’s what frontman Charlie Steen had to say about it: «At the time of writing it, I was experiencing a series of surreal dreams where a manic subconscious was bleeding out of me and seeping into the lyrics». Enjoy it!

Tia Gostelow – Psycho

Queensland singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow shared Psycho in May, here it is. Enjoy!

Oneohtrix Point Never – Long Road Home

Daniel Lopatin published music the last week, now we’re ready for a new Oneohtrix Point Never album which is coming next month. Here’s Long Road Home, enjoy!

Magon – Change

After releasing his debut album Out In The Dark, Magon drops his new single, born out of a year-long period during which everything changed in his life. This sweet ballad sounds like the perfect mix between indie rock and psych pop, between Ty Segall and The Velvet Underground.

Ashley Mayorquin – Greenest Thumbs

Greenest Thumbs by Ashley Mayorquin is a ballad that blurs the lines between many of the indie sub-genres. The vocals trace their influences from artists like Joni Mitchell and Julia Holter, and the instrumentation sounds like a classic Nashville session band backed by percussionists via Pet Sounds. Enjoy it!

Baby Fuzz – Before Our Time

Indie-rock artist Baby Fuzz delivers nostalgia wrapped up in a glam, pop, and rock jam. Before Our Time is the new single, enjoy it!

Yung – New Fast Song

The Danish four-piece Yung is back with a new 7” Progress. It follows the release of their debut LP A Youthful Dream in 2016, and a series of acclaimed EP’s. Enjoy!

Al Pride – If You Go Down

Guess you’ll be charmed by this groove; the Swiss pop-rock eight piece Al Pride released this single some time ago and here it is. Enjoy!

Sprints – The Cheek

Dublin-based quartet Sprints published a second single and there’s no choice but to fall in love with this energy. Enjoy!

Ivory Wave – Cool Kids

Wait a minute! Are we in Birmingham or in Madchester? So hard to say, but what’s easier here is the talent of these guys. Enjoy!

Rascalton – Places We Go

What if the Clash came across the Strokes just in front of your eyes? Well, these guys from Glasgow have clear ideas. Enjoy!

The Crooks – She Walks Alone

Oasis fans wanted! You cannot miss these Chesterfield five piece. The song came out some months ago, but time passes very slow for some great tunes. Enjoy!

Afflecks Palace – Forever Young

Great brand-new act here: if you’re fascinated by the Smiths, here’s a song you’ll sing since the first listening. Good luck!

Dream Nails – This Is The Summer

Just felt in love with these London “feminist punk witches”, who published an album containing this tune about climate change. Enjoy!

NewDad – Blue

Ireland band shared this melancholic tune that smells like 90’s indie scent. The best way to afford this weekend, ain’t it? Enjoy!

Yellow Days – The Curse (feat. Mac Demarco)

If you follow us since before the summer, you already had a chance of listening to Yellow Days. We could not ignore his featuring with Mac Demarco: enjoy!

Amilli – Green Eyes

German artist published this bittersweet tune, the perfect mix of indie and R&B, and this is why it’s our song of the day. Enjoy!

Polly Money – Astrid

The funk-pop singer has dropped an ode to “earth-shattering sex”, played out on a retro-style beat. It’s our daily tune, enjoy!

Kid Apollo – New Kinda Romance

Kid Apollo is a solo artist hailing from Derry, Ireland. He writes, records and produces all his music from a beat-up laptop in a cramped bedroom (still living with the parents, if you were wondering). Here’s his new tune, enjoy!

Benee – Snail

Auckland artist is back with this new tune that ends this all-female week. Enjoy!

Sarah Walk – Nobody Knows

We felt in love with the last album from the Chicago artist, here’s this great tune. Enjoy!