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Sofia Härdig Returns with Her Infectious Single ‘Illuminate’

Sofia Härdig is a true heroine of rock & roll. Proving to walk various scales of the genre seamlessly, her latest single ‘Illuminate’ combines sparking electronica with a sleek new wave sound, finding Härdig comfortably at home, delivering ear-grabbing vocals, firm and commanding. Produced by Jari Haapalainen, ‘Illuminate’ is the leading single taken from her forthcoming album ‘Changing The Order’, landing April 20th.

Russian Baths Bring Forth Their New Single ‘What’s Your Basement’

Two weeks ago Brooklyn-based duo Russian Baths shared their hard-hitting cut ‘Slenderman’. Without wasting anytime, the pair have now unveiled another single titled ‘What’s Your Basement’. Setting off the song with that good old distortion, the group proceed with fire flying guitar streaks, rocketing into a fury of noise rock that hits like a shock to the system.

No Hot Ashes’ ‘Skint Kids Disco’ is Overly Addictive

Riding high with their previous track ‘Eight Till Late’ Stockport band No Hot Ashes have hit the mark yet again with their latest single ‘Skint Kids Disco’. Whilst the title would immediately make one think that this is a broke man’s anthem, the song is an insanely addictive blend of funk/disco-driven rhythms layered with a pop icing that is an utterly delicious midnight treat. The song is taken from No Hot Ashes’ forthcoming EP with the same title, out March 30th via Modern Sky. Have a listen. Read more […]

Graciela María’s Version of the Classic Track ‘Adoro’ is Sheer Beauty

Berlin-based Graciela María is one of the most multi-faceted artists in the industry. Having weaved between various styles of music ranging from experimental electronica, moody and cinematic lo-fi, jazz-tinged downtempo on over to more Hip-Hop underlying beat cuts with Robot Koch, unlike many acts who tend to make an attempt at style shifting, she actually does it well…great in fact. Set to release a new album titled ‘Canto Siete’ on January 25th, Graciela María revisits the classic sounds of her native Mexico. The first offering from the LP comes in the form of this gorgeous version of ‘Adoro’, written by Armando Manzanero and originally released in 1967. Bursting with beauty, the spacious rendition is minimalist art with Graciela María’s exquisite vocals accompanied simply by tender guitar cello. Ripe with mesmeric qualities, ‘Adoro’ displays Graciela María at her best.

Spelles’ ‘Light Me On Fire’ is Quite Monumental

Los Angeles-based singer Spelles walks a perfect line between power-packing soul and dark alt-pop. Initially making her entry with the song ‘Dead In The Water’, she made an impressive follow-up with the epic tune ‘Teach Me How To Pray’. Refusing to slow down one bit, Spelles now hits the world with another grand cut titled ‘Light Me On Fire’. Skyrocketing with beyond incredible vocal delivery, the haunting mesh of hand-clapping soul and eerie rock-topped pop is monumental in sound, flying in Read more […]

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? Deliver Their Explosive Punk Pop Cut ‘Bambi Act’

The county of Finland may boast a high quality of life, but they can also add the punk/garage band Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? to their list of goodness. With the canon fully lit and ready to fire off, the trio’s latest single is the explosive ‘Bambi Act’. Sprinkling a notch of pop atop energetic punk and garage rock production, racing guitars and gritty, stadium vocals all contribute to the high-spirited and overly hyper track. Have a listen. Read more […]

Lauran Hibberd’s ‘Hunny Is This What Adults Do?’ is Infectious

Hailing from the Isle Of Wight, singer Lauren Hibberd’s music is packed with a playful warmth of indie-folk that is one delicious serving. Her latest track ‘Hunny Is This What Adults Do?’ is a shining example, as the high-spirited tune finds Hibberd examining her future compared to those around her who seem to be starting families, etc. Bubbling with youthful energy, Lauran Hibberd blossoms in her new recording, making us crave more. Have a listen. Read more […]

Listen to Esther & Fatou’s Triumpant Dream Pop Single ‘At Night’

Belgian pair Esther & Fatou make a remarkable debut with their single ‘At Night’. An epic and heroic dream pop cut, rich, soothing vocals are complimented by thunderous, tribal drums and triumphant horns, perfectly fitting for a movie score. Produced by Gaetan Vandewoude, ‘At Night’ is currently out via [PIAS] Belgium. Touching on the song, Esther & Fatou stated: “The track was inspired by a nighttime walk through the city, when we began to wonder about ourselves and other people. In a Read more […]

Rocheman’s ‘Throm’ is a Dark, Cinematic Ride

London composer Rocheman creates with the experimentalism and boldness of a David Lynch, surely not confined by genre. His third single ‘Throm’ reflects the producer’s musical fearlessness as the dark track moves with a cinematic rolling topped with haunting vocals and intense bass flutters. A masterpiece which is a brilliant follow-up to Rocheman’s ‘Pestle Pushers’, the song is taken from his forthcoming debut LP out December 1 via XN Records. Read more […]