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.
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”
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!
Canadian band Plants and Animals released in 2020 this great song and if you missed it, here’s the video. The single appeared on the album The Jungle, and it’s described by the band in these words: «We started working on this a couple of years ago. Warren [the frontman] was afraid for a friend’s health.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Plants And Animals – House on Fire”
Joshua Idehen met Alabaster De Plume at Total Refreshment Centre, just before it closed as a live venue. They shared demos and jammed over tea. They asked James Howard to play bass. They visited Marysia Zofia Osuchowska and she played Harp. Donna came over one time and whistled but stuck around on drums. Raimund Wong madeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Calabashed – Take It Outside”
Dutch four-piece Banji shared their debut single Listen back in 2020. Here’s how the band describes it: «the instrumental to this track felt very lively and energetic. There are a lot of little elements hidden in the music, almost as if they’re constantly trying to talk through each other. I took that concept and picturedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Banji – Listen”
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!
Miami Horror is an electro pop project led by Benjamin Plant who embodied his love for The Church with this brilliant cover. «Back 2010 we were asked to cover one of our favorite Australian songs. We chose Under The Milky Way by The Church, it represented many things that we love in music,» says Plant.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Miami Horror – Under A Milky Way”
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!
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!
Cassia from Macclesfield shared the past month this cover of the great tune by Arlo Parks and this combo will drive you crazy. Here’s what the band said about it: «The song Hurt for us describes how constant change can cloud a persons judgement and how easily you can slip back into feeling lost. ThisContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cassia – Hurt”
Los Angeles-based band led by Clementine Creevy released this tune some weeks ago, here’s how the singer describes it: «Rabbit Hole is about clawing back my identity, I often find myself acting a certain way to get someone else’s approval. Then it’s hard for me to find myself again. That’s what I was meditating onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cherry Glazerr – Rabbit Hole”
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!
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!
Back to October 2020 this New York indie band released a song that – in Argonaut & Wasp words – is a crazy dream: «Imagine sitting in the backseat of a car with Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell (but is he really Guy Fieri?) dressed up as Sergeant Pepper ripping down ‘66 with Mike D asContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Argonaut & Wasp – Pretend You Know”
Four-piece Los Angeles duo Slugs released this single a bunch of weeks ago. Super Sane contains words that can be the perfect soundtrack for this new year, where – as you will see on the cover of the week – hope will be the key word. So, wishing you all the best for this 2021,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Slugs – Super Sane”
Oakland act Doug Stuart released this single and it’s the perfect way to end this awful year, enjoy it!
Darkside are the duo made up of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar. Inactive since the end of their tour in support of their debut album, Psychic, the group reunited in 2018 to begin writing new music. In December 2019, after more than a year of work, Harrington and Jaar finished the second album, which wasContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Darkside – Liberty Bell”
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!
Montreal band Pottery released debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel, here’s Hot Heater. The single has been described by the Canadian ensemble with these words: «While there are hints of environmental themes on this one, we mainly wanted to make a disco song with a robotic feeling, something that could be easily chanted. Austin wasContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Pottery – Hot Heater”
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!
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!
London-based singer-songwriter Laurel realeased two months ago this great retro pop tune and here it is in case you missed it. Enjoy!
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 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”
London based artist Blossom Caldarone returns with a song that tastes like an exotic flavour full of rythm. Here’s how she describes the single: «Girlfriends is a song based on my experiences with men I am close to, and how their fear of speaking out about their difficult feelings has affected our relationships. It letContinua a leggere “Blossom Caldarone – Girlfriends”
Manchester band Loose Articles released a 7″ that contains the single Up the Disco, here’s how they describe it: «With the world going to Hell in a handcart it’s as good a time as any for ‘Up The Disco’ to bring those sweaty, alcohol infused nights at your favourite indie disco, straight to your home.Continua a leggere “Loose Articles – Up the Disco”
Chicago band The Foons shared this ethereal single that will bring you the best soundtrack for these last weeks of the year. Enjoy it!
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”
Hebden Bridge band The Lounge Society shared this astonishing single, here’s what they say about it: «Burn the Heather is a song deeply rooted in where we come from. The lyrics are our interpretation of some of the darker aspects of where we live, and our personal reaction to them. Musically, Burn the Heather isContinua a leggere “The Lounge Society – Burn The Heather”
Albuquerque artist Gentry Haukebo dropped this hip hop song that will put a smile upon your face. Enjoy it!
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!
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!
New Zealand artist So Below shared this dreamy pop song and you cannot miss it. Here’s what she says about the album that contains it: «I’ve worked on this album over the space of 4 years, all while being self employed as a way to fund it. I make very little doing music, and moneyContinua a leggere “So Below – Fool (feat. Tom Young)”
Dutch songwriter Lieke Heusinkveld shared a beautiful lo-fi ballad, here’s how La Loye talks about it: «As a teen I was always searching for any sort of buzz: going out, roaming the city with friends, that sort of thing. Even though I seemed to enjoy most of it, there would always be this underlying senseContinua a leggere “La Loye – I’m Still Asleep”
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”
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!
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!
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!
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”
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!
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”
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!
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”
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!
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 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 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!
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”
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!
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!
Mecna brings Tutto Ok to Italian radios with the collaboration of Frah Quintale, one of the five feat. contained in his sixth album Mentre Nessuno Guarda published some weeks ago. The cover of the album is taking shape at the hands of the well-known street artist Richard Wilson that Mecna and Universal Music Italia haveContinua a leggere “Mecna – Tutto Ok (feat. Frah Quintale)”
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 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!
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”
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 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 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!
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 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!
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!
Cardiff band Rosehip Teahouse anticipates Fine Ep with new track. «A Million Times is a lot of my anxiety manifesting in a song,» Rogers explains. «I was finding that I would try and mould myself into what I thought everyone else wanted from me, not realising that I was losing more and more of myselfContinua a leggere “Rosehip Teahouse – A Million Times”
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)”
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”
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!
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”
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 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 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!
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!
Artistic collective Quinzequinze from Paris released this burning song and you cannot miss it, enjoy!
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 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 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!
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 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 announced their new album, ACR Loco, after 12 years. The band has returned with another new single, called Berlin. Here it is, enjoy!
Brighton’s Porridge Radio have shared a new single called 7 Seconds. Here’s what singer Dana Margolin said: «A few years ago I wrote a really slow, long and drawn out song about the end of something that was never right. I was sitting with [drummer] Sam [Yardley] early last year and I played it toContinua a leggere “Porridge Radio – 7 Seconds”
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!
Queensland singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow shared Psycho in May, here it is. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Zach Medeiros is a bongwriter and producer based out of Guelph, Oregon. Here’s his new single. Enjoy!
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!
They are a five-piece band called Low Hummer and they come from the burning indie rock scene of Hull. Enjoy!
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!
Dublin-based quartet Sprints published a second single and there’s no choice but to fall in love with this energy. Enjoy!
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!
What if the Clash came across the Strokes just in front of your eyes? Well, these guys from Glasgow have clear ideas. Enjoy!
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!
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!
Just felt in love with these London “feminist punk witches”, who published an album containing this tune about climate change. Enjoy!
Ireland band shared this melancholic tune that smells like 90’s indie scent. The best way to afford this weekend, ain’t it? Enjoy!
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!
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!
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 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!
Auckland artist is back with this new tune that ends this all-female week. Enjoy!
We felt in love with the last album from the Chicago artist, here’s this great tune. Enjoy!