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.
In the years between 2018’s Bambi & Lp3, Hippo Campus – made up of Jake Luppen & Nathan Stocker, Whistler Allen, Zach Sutton, & DeCarlo Jackson – has grown up and into itself. Although the five-piece has been friends since middle school & put out a number of studio releases since its inception, it’s the newContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hippo Campus – Ride or Die”
Mixed and mastered by Mark Gardener (Ride), The Fires is the latest from Blushing’s upcoming album Possessions, out February 18, 2022. Forged from thick, moody instrumentation, layered with warm vocals, Gardener added a punch and glimmer to showcase Blushing at their dreamiest. Enjoy this tune!
2020’s A Hero’s Death saw Fontaines Dc land a #2 album in the Uk, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Now the band return with their third record in as many years: Skinty Fia. Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish languageContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fontaines Dc – Jackie Down The Line”
Kevin Holliday released a new tune. «I made the track with two producers I always work with: Chasen Smith and Keizo Fish,» Holliday told The Fader. «When we made it, we were specifically channeling Off the Wall by Michael Jackson. That’s by far my favorite album of his, so we sat and listened to it at bunch before we evenContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kevin Holliday – Expensive Taste”
«A toxic meditation in the age of the apocalypse,» here’s how Husbands from Oklahoma describe this psychedelic bedroom pop tune. Enjoy Wishbone!
Multi-creative artist, songwriter, and producer, Tim Atlas, shares Honeycomb, the first single from an upcoming release. Honeycomb, was written during a Los Angeles summer and «is about temptation. It’s about lust,» Tim explains. «Sure, it’s being released in January, but music is escapism to me and I’m more than happy to embrace the thought of aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tim Atlas – Honeycomb”
Artifacts began humbly as a means of compiling a few early Beirut Eps for a proper physical release. However, as Zach Condon explains in album’s excellent liner notes, reconnecting with old recordings through fresh ears turned a simple re-issue project into something much more expansive. «When the decision came to re-release this collection, I foundContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Beirut – Fyodor Dormant”
It is on the basis of old groups of modern metal and pop-punk that the Bordeaux group takes shape in a completely different direction, indie pop. Limerence was born under the sign of love and psycho-sociological reflection. Because passionate about personal development and a desire to offer more than just sound, the group naturally offersContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Limerence – Rossi”
Michael Love Michael, the genre-blurring, independent New York City-based pop artist, returns with a new single, Richard, following their last release, July’s Have, a simmering folk duet with iconic rock musician, Chelsea Wolfe. Mtv called the collaboration «liberatory,» a song with weight and a «sweltering gloom punctuated by rage.» Richard is the next single fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Michael Love Michael – Richard”
Diseasfreak appeared on our radar thanks to this dream-pop gem called Super Mario Bongo Rips, no other information is available so let just this tune play. Enjoy!
Gerald Higgins from Dublin, Ireland is not a talkative act. He prefers to let Anemoia‘s music play and here it is Spirals, a dreamy indie pop tune that brings a little bit of Summer in this Winter. Enjoy it!
Digging Soundcloud can let you discover beautiful hidden gems, just like Pulling Teeth by Garden Moth. There’s no information about this act but his music, enjoy this indie-folk tune!
Infinitum Bye is a blind spot multi-disciplinary quantum field sound artist, multi-instrumentalist-composer-producer, composing extensively in the field of experimental quantum perceptual sonic medias, based in London, UK. His music explores the inner reverbetorial nature of memory, through deep listening, in relation to human perception, with a pin point clear at the centre understanding of theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Infinitum Bye – The Escapist (Unreleased)”
Miles Kane joins Corinne Bailey Rae in the new single Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough, the fourth preview of the highly anticipated Change The Show album, coming January 21, 2022 on BMG. The single is accompanied by a nostalgic video directed by Lisa Clarkson and shot between Walton Pier and the Bethnal Green WorkingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Miles Kane – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)”
About a month after winning the fifth Platinum for his latest and acclaimed studio work Persona, Marracash is back: Noi, Loro, Gli Altri (Island / Universal Music) is his album published on Friday 19th November. Marracash decided to create a trilogy of covers that could best express the concept of the album. Noi is theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Marracash – Crazy Love”
Bloc Party unveiled the details of their highly anticipated sixth album: Alpha Games, out on April 29, 2022 on Infectious/Bmg, is the band’s first new work after Hymns, released way back in 2016. Bloc Party also the new single Traps, the first preview of the upcoming album, and announce a long tour that will takeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bloc Party – Traps”
After three years the music of Nu Genea is finally back: their new single Marechià anticipates the new recording project to be released soon for NG Records under license from Carosello Records. Nu Genea is the artistic project of Neapolitan musicians / DJs – based in Berlin – Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina. TheContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Nu Genea – Marechià”
Artists like Imelda Gabs are the reason why pop music never gets stale and evolves with the times that we live in Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions through her music, both on stage and in the studio. The 23-year-old Belgian & Congolese artist grew up in Switzerland where she studied theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Imelda Gabs – Alter Ego”
Here at This Is Pop? traditions are important. There is one about Christmas and it is related to this song, published by us every December 24th since 2016. Merry Christmas!
Cat Power, the singer/songwriter/producer Chan Marshall, previewed her forthcoming album Covers (January 14, 2022/Domino) with a fresh interpretation of Billie Holiday‘s I’ll Be Seeing You along with an updated rendition of her song Hate from The Greatest (2006), retitled Unhate for the album. She’s also released a music video for I’ll Be Seeing You which nods to Lady Day as MarshallContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cat Powers – I’ll Be Seeing You”
Fka Twigs, innovative artist, incredible performer, today releases a new song with superstar The Weeknd entitled Tears In The Club. London-based Fka Twigs has Jamaican origins and is one of the most important artists of the British trip hop and urban scene. Singer-songwriter and dancer, she has shown over the years that she has aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fka Twigs – Tears in the Club (feat. The Weeknd)”
Voie 81 is a Parisian pop wave electro duo, which adds the female voices of three European capitals: Paris, Madrid and Berlin. Their music finds its inspiration in the 1980s’analogical sound. The lyrics are unifying and socially committed, performed in German, English, Spanish and French. They are Kraftwerk’s long lost sons or the result ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Voie 81 – 1989”
Since its creation in the late 90s, we have seen Sumo roam various territories: electro, soul, funk, hip-hop, dub… Loyal to their initial state of mind, the group made up of brothers Alex (guitar, vocal) and Fred Sumi (bass, production) doesn’t box itself into one specific style, embarking instead on a constant musical odyssey. ForContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sumo y Los Ermanos del Alma – Oya (Wichy de Vedado Remix)”
Colibrì once again confirms the artistic freedom and quality of the music of Cesare Cremonini, an artist who likes to move within that very personal range of action that allows him to take the rules, learn them and then bend them to his own inspiration, in a continuous challenge to the song form. The imageContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cesare Cremonini – Colibrì”
New York based duo Tempers, comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, have been diligently carving out their own unique niche within dark indie, electronica and synth-pop circles since their formation. After a series of digital singles in 2013, Tempers began solidifying their singular identity of rigorous electronic production blended with instinctual, unleashed vocals. Following well received tours in Europe andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tempers – Unfamiliar”
Next to the release of The Slow Rush Deluxe Box Set, Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala present the new single No Choice together with the announcement of the dates of the North American and European tour in 2022. The Slow Rush Deluxe Box Set, available February 18, 2022 on Interscope / Virgin Music Label and ArtistContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tame Impala – No Choice”
The young rapper from Chorley, United Kingdom, Ben Sharp Knowles – known as Bsk – released this charming song, introduced by himself with these words: «At the beginning of this song I’m talking about god and how I believe he views the world and in the last verse I’m talking about myself also my friendContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bsk – Just For You”
Mballia Ndiaye, aka Illea M, was born in 1999. Of Senegalese origin, she grew up in the province of Vicenza, Italy, and released her first Ep Amore Insano in 2020 followed by Fiori & Fiamme out a couple of weeks ago. Even if she’s still green, due to her tender age, her talent is evidentContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Illea M – Fiori e fiamme”
Berlin-based producer, beatmaker, and all-around big papa Suff Daddy returns with an irresistibly-bouncy instrumental long player to herald in the new year, aptly titled Basically Sober. Although it will be almost two years to the day since his last solo endeavor, 2020’s Pompette, Suff Daddy has kept busy. The prolific, Berlin-based, globally renowned producer presentsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Suff Daddy – Basically Sober”
Leeds outfit Yard Act release their debut album and even though 2022 is only seven days old, this album will define the year. The Overload is a record of great dexterity and curation, the output of a band who were raised on a 00s digital-revolution buffet of wide musical influences. Growing up on US MTV Hip-Hop,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Yard Act – The Overload”
The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows had initially been inspired by an orchestral work of Icelandic landscapes. Last year, during the lockdown, Damon Albarn got closer to music, giving life to 11 tracks that explore themes such as fragility, loss, birth and rebirth. The result is a collection of songs in whichContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Damon Albarn – Polaris”
Kitchen Floor is inspired by a drunk fight. Here’s how Clide introduces it: «Spilled a bottle of feelings’ is about saying things you didn’t mean, or even some hard truths you should have kept for yourself, and being left with the unrepairable mess afterwards. It’s a song about knowing you’ve gone too far and feelingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Clide – Kitchen Floor”
The Rennes duo ventures into electro, jazz, trip-hop and more generally abstract hip-hop. With a certain flair and a precise sense of production and aesthetics, he then rewires all these influences in his machines to produce loops in perpetual mutation. In the wake of Abstrakt Keal Agram, SnoopLog relaunches exploration of this composite and fascinatingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: SnoopLog – Lost in Transition (feat. Théo Perek)”
London born and bred, Danny Starr has cultivated a talent for dreaming up attention-grabbing melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Often heard blending the raw, heartbreaking emotion of inspirations such as Amy Winehouse and Ben Howard with the fine storytelling of Passenger or the Arctic Monkeys. The themes of his music often touch upon love, space, heartbreak,Continua a leggere “Danny Starr – Losing Sight”
After surviving the third largest explosion in Beirut last year, Son Savage made a splash with his debut single The River which preceded his full-length album Folie à Deux. The tune is our Song of the Day, enjoy it!
Empath goes far beyond the sound of birds faintly chirping. They’re a band that writes songs like communing with nature, bringing all their fuzzed and tripped out idiosyncrasies into harmony. Empath began in 2016 when Garrett Koloski, Emily “Jem” Shanahan, and Catherine Elicson moved into a house in West Philadelphia together, with Randall Coon joining shortly after. Even with the simple visionContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Empath – Diamond Eyelids”
Edwick John released Erató, a tune that’s astral. When it starts, you can appreciate the green and blue aura filling perfectly every seconds of it. The background begins to vibrate, while other percussions fill the void. His soul, at the time of being at its climax, explodes in a soft but rhythmic rhythm, with aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Edwick John – Erató”
The Brokers and the Wall Street Band is a musical project by Giuliano Taviani and Carmelo Travia together with Diana Tejera, born in 2021. It is a tribute (affectionate and playful) to garage rock punk music with reference to groups such as Velvet Underground and the Stooges. No other words, just enjoy Red Crow!
Pretoria-based duo Alfred Mhlanga and Kgotatso Tshabalala make contemporary electronic music full of soul and charm. Their debut full-length is a journey through 2020’s bizarre mindscape. The South African electronic music scene was only able to find its stride from the mid-90s onwards. As Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners famously walked their first stepsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Native Soul – Teenage Dreams”
Inude are an electronic trio born in Puglia in 2014. Inude is the profound union of the three musical souls of Flavio, Francesco and Giacomo who have given life to warm electronics, with soulful and romantic tones. In 2016 they released their first Ep Love Is In the Eyes Of the Animals and started aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Inude – Noisy Floor, Silent Room”
Virginia artist Karl Fitzgerald released this indie pop gem, where a dreamy liquid production emphasizes rock guitars and a lo-fi atmosphere. It’s very difficult to escape from the catchy refrain and a minimal but fascinating final solo. Enjoy Over My Head!
Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Jackson-5-family-member flare, a range like Aretha’s, and a church upbringing that’s brought a pure, healing texture to her voice. Here’s the beautiful Through It All, enjoy it!
Los Angeles-based band Bad Suns share the next track, Wishing Fountains taken from their forthcoming studio album Apocalypse Whenever out January 28 via Epitaph Records. The track examines the pain of waking up with a broken heart. «It’s not the end of the world, but in this moment, it may as well be,» says vocalist Christo Bowman «You try your hardest to pull it together, but every effortContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bad Suns – Wishing Fountains”
On February 18th, 2022, Beach House will release their 8th album titled Once Twice Melody.Tthe first album produced entirely by Beach House, was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangementsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Beach House – Once Twice Melody”
Alchemy is a «a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination» and the three alchemical principles of this band are sulphur, mercury & salt and the magic & chemistry happened during lockdown 2020. The Salt represents the Body of a thing. It is the receptacle for the energies of Mercury and Sulfur. This neutralContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Alchemy 3 – Trust In The Process”
Oak Glen (Moscow), a representative of the community of Russian artists who make music inEnglish over the past 2 years have achieved more than 1 million Spotify streams of their tracks, most of which are America and Europe. The new song from the band’s upcoming album shows that the band’s style is changing dramatically fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Oak Glen – Corner Stone”
Dimitri von Büren is a multi-instrumentist Paris-based artist. He dropped his first song Moonlight Confession in November 2018. This marked Dimitri’s first self-produced effort, «inspired by all the chill pop/bedroom pop moods,» that have been on his radar lately. The good success of this first release paved the way for new songs, Days of DreamContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dimitri von Büren – Little Boy”
«Thank you for making the world a more joyful, inspiring place.» Marking what would have been the late, great Tony Allen’s 81st birthday, Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman expressed her utmost love and admiration for the legendary drummer and Afrobeat pioneer with a social media post yesterday. The sentiment was accompanied by aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu – Take Me To Your Leader”
Yuran Obam known as Yhu Kira, is a painter, author, singer and performer, born in 1996 in Libreville in Gabon. Passionate about writing since always, he grew up in the city of PortGentil in Gabon and then came to live in France for his studies. In January 2016 he left for a two year exchangeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Yhu Kira – Oublier”
Aem is a serial songwriter and making it her mission to be heard in 2021. With a long-standing presence in the industry she took some time off from writing what is “supposed to fit” in the box outlined by genre and instead switched to writing and producing songs whichever way they naturally go. Chasing twoContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Aem – Present Tense”
Stuck On You is the track all of Emilias’s live audience have been waiting to be released, a firm fans favourite and already added to Apple Music New in Pop playlist today. S.O.Y follows on from Emilia Tarrant’s self-released debut Honeymoon Phase Ep release ft singles If Love is A Gun, the emotive pop balladContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Emilia Tarrant – Stuck On You”
La Nuit Américaine is the result of the meeting between singer / keyboardist Louise Spoturno-Coty and producer Gauthier Havel. Born from a common passion for underground electronic music and French cinema, the group distils an efficient minimal wave tinged with 80’s references. With their first single Sous La Couette the duo offers us a nightContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: La Nuit Américaine – Sous La Couette”
Canadian artist Keith Mosfet has been on a journey of self discovery through traveling countries, and learning from new cultures. Now calling Amsterdam, Netherlands home. He is the definition of an “artist”. Using inspiration from impressionist oil paintings and combining his background in electronic engineering, Keith took on the challenge of writing, recording and mixingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Keith Mosfet – I’ve Got This Feeling”
A pared-back counterpoint to the sheer scale of their two-part album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Wake Me Up shimmers with choppy, Chic-esque guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and Foals’ prototype flair for punchy, insistent hooks. It feels like a natural evolution, blending fresh influences with echoes of their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. FrontmanContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Foals – Wake Me Up”
Reed Kackley, the Brooklyn-based producer operating under the moniker Baile, makes texturally rich dance music inspired by house and downtempo. Kackley creates textured electronic compositions that blend foley recordings and warm analog synthesizers with subtle ambient elements and the occasional full vocal performance from artists like Felicia Douglass (Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna), Kauf & K.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Baile – After All This Time”
Goat Girl’s album On All Fours came out last January and was produced by Dan Carey (Kae Tempest, Black Midi & Franz Ferdinand) in South London in early 2020. This record sees the band veer away from the confrontational lyricism of their debut & indicates Goat Girl’s maturing perspectives in discussing the world’s injustices andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Goat Girl – Sad Cowboy”
Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective‘s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures soContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Animal Collective – Prester John”
Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their debut album Projector (out via Partisan/Play It Again Sam) is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. The album’s nine songs merge all the restless anxietyContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Geese – Disco”
Singapore-based duo Causeway Youth is an indie ambient pop band that consists of Esther (lead guitarist) and Jazreel-Anne (vocalist-guitarist), who met while they were in tertiary education.They soon realised their love for atmospheric textures and jangly guitars, which sparked them to create their style of music. Esther’s melodic guitar playing goes hand in hand withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Causeway Youth – Hide￼”
Fuhr is the 28-year-old Stockholm son Tobias Fuhr. He arrived in the pop sky in the autumn of 2020 and has since had time with six singles with the record company Moonride Records. His strongest sign besides strong melodies is his stellar vocals. He sounds like a young Björn Skifs or Chis Cornell. Although textContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fuhr – Words”
Among the best promises of British electro-indie, Tusks is ready to return with Change, the new ep coming on November 5th, a new artistic direction for the British artist and producer who experiments with new sound horizons rich in electronics and transcendental atmospheres. Change consists of three masterfully packaged songs, to which are added theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tusks – Fall In To You”
Stromae is back after more than 5 years of silence and today published the new unreleased single Santé, a tribute to the working class, a toast to all those people who are never “celebrated”. Stromae is among the most loved international artists in our country where the Belgian artist of Rwandan origins has received theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Stromae – Santé”
With his second album, Nuri brings the listener into a cloud of layered sonic details that build a multi-sensory experience, tinging the audience’s imagination with nuances as they listen. Irun acts as a sequel to the first, creating an amalgam of then and now by combining archival field recordings from diverse African folkloric traditions withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Nuri – Mos’r”
At the vanguard of Melbourne’s bustling underground music scene you’ll find Surprise Chef. A band very much on the rise, who with two exceptional albums under their belts, are picking up a rapidly swelling fanbase across the world. Working out of the College of Knowledge stable (their home / studio / record label namesake), theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Surprise Chef – Crayish Caper (Nuyorican Broken Mix)”
Fragments is a huge event, destined to be one of the crossover electronic records of the year, and it might very well be Bonobo‘s masterpiece. Certainly for Si Green, the man behind it all, it was the most emotionally intense record yet to create, and it shows. Its electronic sounds are more powerfully hypnotic, theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bonobo – Rosewood”
Hailing from the sleepy rural town of Driffield, Yorkshire, Priestgate are charismatic, angsty and euphoric in equal measure. After a stellar year of experimentation, the band have emerged in 2020 with their own brand of guitar music infusing pop hooks with dark sensibilities as popularised by The Cure and Joy Division. Enjoy their single Bedtime Story!
Talker is the indie rock project of Los Angeles-based Celeste Tauchar – or as she calls it, «emo indie rock with glitter all over it.» The name is a nod to her last name, notorious in her family for being misspelled and mispronounced. Starting out touring and playing for other bands including electro-pop group Frenship,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Talker – Sad Chick”
Warmduscher recently shared Wild Flowers, a brand new track and their first for beloved indie label Bella Union. The first taster from their forthcoming, as yet unannounced, fourth album the track was written and recorded over lock down and is their take on finding solace in the absurdity of now. The perfect encapsulation of theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Warmduscher – Wild Flowers”
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”