måndag 17 april 2017

Straight-up pop from Joy In Motion

Joy In Motion are a brand new 4-piece straight out of the heart of Brisbane. A project borne out of Jake Solway's desire to shift into something a little different from his previous act, heavy band Road to Ransome. Jake was drumming for that band - but always had a desire to front a band as the vocalist.

Today they (Jake Solway - Vocals, Patrick Heaton - Bass, Carly Sinn - Drums and Dylan Cottee - Guitar) release their very first taste of Joy In Motion, ahead of their debut EP release, which drops on Friday May 26th. Pre-Orders are now live at their Big Cartel and Band Camp sites.

The straight-up pop rock/alt rock sound comes from Jake growing up listening to bands like Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Sum 41 and the results are obvious. Clean tones, beautiful vocals and sing a long vocals for days means that Joy In Motion will be hard to shake out of your head.
Watch the official video See Your Face here.

torsdag 13 april 2017

Synthwave project Sacred Ape set to release debut album in April

John Bassett (known for his work in Progressive Metal with Arcade Messiah & KingBathmat) has announced new side project SΔCRED ΔPE. SΔCRED ΔPE will be released on April 21st. It is now available to pre-order on bandcamp with 2 full songs streaming.

John says "Inspiration for this album has come from many corners, modern synthwave/darkwave, 80s pop, Trevor Horn, Gary Numan, John Carpenter and trying to convey the feeling and sounds of the 80's but with modern production techniques. It has 7 tracks, 2 of them instrumental."
Stream Birds Fall From The Sky from the album at this link.

onsdag 12 april 2017

Harry Styles signs 3-album solo recording deal with Columbia Records

Harry Styles (OneDirection) has signed a 3-album solo recording deal with Columbia Records, the new single Sign of the times (released April 7th) has already reached 17 million streams on Youtube.
Harry Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan´s film Dunkirk, in theatres July 21st.
Sign of the times audio here.

måndag 10 april 2017

Eric Arjes of Camera Can´t Lie will find his way back

Eric Arjes (born September 1, 1987) is an American songwriter, record producer and recording artist from Nashville, TN. Discovered in 2007 by the late Grammy-Award winning producer and mixer, Stephen Short, Eric is most known as the frontman/guitarist of Atlantic Records' band, Camera Can't Lie, and the indie-rock band, Vinyl Hearts.

As a performer and producer, Arjes has seen success in music licensing, creating and performing music featured in national ad campaigns for Hershey's, Lowe's, Pringles,Dr Pepper, and Walmart. Other placements include a feature in AMC's hit show, "The Walking Dead", as well as trailers and soundtracks for "Muppets Most Wanted" and "The Best Of Me".

"Find My Way Back", his first single as a solo artist, has been prominently featured in MTV's "Teen Wolf" and "Finding Cater".  The anticipated debut EP, Unbroken, was released in late 2016.

Arjes is signed to Universal Music Publishing Group. He has written songs recorded by Multi-Platinum and Grammy-Award winning artists such as Tim McGraw, Thompson Square and Newsboys.
Listen to "Find my way back" here.

lördag 8 april 2017

Kovic´s Ropes is one of the biggest choruses you´ll hear this year

Kovic is the brand new artist signed to independent record label, High Time Records. Following up their unprecedented success with The Hunna earlier in 2016 (who debuted at #3 on the UK Indie chart and #13 on the official UK album chart), High Time Records have teamed up with the super talented up and coming Director Haris Nukem (previous work includes Boy London and Selfridges) to produce a series of music videos that it's hoped will see Kovic go even higher in the charts.
Kovic's 'Ropes' is an anthemic track accompanied by one of the biggest choruses you’ll hear all year. ‘Ropes’ is co-produced by Scott himself, alongside the acclaimed Dan Bryer. This is the third of seven short features that will accompany future Kovic releases and will form a short film for fans to watch back.
You can watch the video here.

Coasts takes you to paradise on new single

Having made serious strides with their self-titled debut album, COASTS reveal a side we’ve not seen before on latest release ‘Paradise’, which is a slow-burning, glorious fusion of shimmering guitar and synth rounded off by Caines trademark vocals. The UK ‘trop-poppers’ music always echoes the sounds of summer and the video for ‘Paradise’ is the perfect backdrop to this showing the sun-drenched streets of London at their finest in a love story featuring frontman Caines.
Watch the official video for Paradise here.

fredag 7 april 2017

Alphaville returns with first album in 7 years

With cult bands, this is a matter of course: many of them still rest on their hit singles and their typical sound. Alphaville is quite different. Even if hits like "Big In Japan" and "Forever Young" remain unforgotten, the synthpop legends 2017 look into the future - with their new album "Strange Attractor". For seven years fans had to wait for the successor of "Catching Rays On Giant". A time when much happened. Alphaville had to continue on following the loss of keyboardist Martin Lister, who died in 2014. The result was a new form of the band, with singer Marian Gold, keyboardist Carsten Brocker, guitarist David Goodes, drummer Jakob Kiersch and bassist Alexandra Merl. It was clear that this also involved changes in their sound. And so "Strange Attractor" is perhaps the most varied album of the band's career. In a total of 13 songs, Alphaville combine 80s electro pop with rock, funk and soul. How it sounds, they already revealed with the first single "Heartbreak City". New songs from a new band: With their seventh album "Strange Attractor", Alpahville 2017 brings fresh air into their oeuvre and the entire pop landscape.
Watch the official video Heartbreak City from the new album here.

måndag 3 april 2017

Post-new wave outfit PALIKI release second single Tonight from upcoming album Radiornot

PALIKI prepares release of 2nd single “TONIGHT”. Full album ‘RADIORNOT’ to follow in April 2017.
Italian outfit Paliki gets set to reveal the new video/single“Tonight”in March 2017. Built on a deceptively simple and utterly catchy keyboard refrain, the track is the second single taken from the upcoming album 'Radiornot', out in spring.
Check out TONIGHT here.

söndag 2 april 2017

Moment delivers one of the most exciting pop songs this year with Indigo

The Swedish electro pop trio Moment has signed with Parlophone / Warner Music and released one of the most exciting pop songs this year, the single Indigo is out now on iTunes and Spotify.
Stream the single here.

fredag 31 mars 2017

Up and coming pop talent Lynn is about to rise high

Up and coming pop talent Lynn is preparing the release of her 2nd single “Rise High” due out in March 2017. The track is taken from her upcoming EP which is expected later this year.
Singing from the moment she can remember, Lynn was gracing stages by the time she was just five years old and by the age of nine she was jotting lyrics in her notepad wherever she went. At high school she had a little trouble fitting into established cliques turning to music as her escape. With no fewer than 4 piano teachers fighting a losing battle against the youngsters ADHD, Lynn had already gained enough confidence on the instrument on her own via trial and error:

Aged just 18, the singer displays an enviable level of maturity on her 2nd single. “Rise High” was written and composed by Lynn with producer Yoad Nevo (who famously worked with Sia,  Moby and Sophie Ellis Bextor to name but a few) at Nevo Sound Studios in London. The track Influenced by pop music from the 90’s, with a more up to date production, shifting between soft clean pop to rock elements, giving a more powerful messy feel to the song.

Watch the video for Rise High here.

The Chain Gang of 1974 announce new album Felt

Los Angeles based The Chain Gang of 1974 release new album Felt on June 23rd, the band´s new lyric video for Wallflowers can be viewed at the link below.
Felt album tracklisting : 1.Slow 2.Wallflowers 3.I still wonder 4.Forget 5.Looking for love 6.It needs you 7.Bliss 8.Human 9.Temptation

Dark electro-pop from Houston, please welcome Night Drive

Night Drive co-founders, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon met after a young woman they were both unknowingly dating was killed in a car crash. The tragic event bonded the two, and shortly afterwards they began a musical collaboration.
Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, Night Drive creates modern synth-pop that explores the darker currents of abstract emotion. Infectious melodies wrapped in thoughtful lyrics with pulsing dance beats unveil a stylish, energetic sound that has been featured in film, tv and radio around the world. Touring and opening for international bands such as CHVRCHES, Austra, Yacht, Robert DeLong, Miami Horror and The Psychedelic Furs, Night Drive has quickly garnered a reputation as a captivating, must see live show.
Listen to their new single Rise and Fall, taken from their debut album out June 16th on Roll Call Records.

torsdag 30 mars 2017

French singer Livia Blanc releases sultry single Amour Amour

Brooklyn-based French artist LIVIA BLANC releases her debut single ‘Amour Amour’ on Friday, March 31st. Swimming in a dreamy sonic world that pulls reference from French icons, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, LIVIA opens her heart in ‘Amour Amour’ singing about pain, gain and seduction in the game of love.
'Amour Amour' is written as a love letter, spoken with simple and disconcerting sincerity and sung in her native French. Love hurts - we have all been there, but no matter how bad it gets, just one kiss and all is forgiven.
‘Amour Amour’ is the first of several releases, scheduled for the first half of 2017 along with several live dates.
Stream Amour Amour here.

söndag 19 mars 2017

Los Angeles based Flor working on full length album

Alternative pop band Flor is signed to Fueled By Ramen Records and will release their full length album later this year, the new single Hold On is the first release since the Sounds EP (2016) , you can watch the official video for Hold on at the link.
For fans of Empire of The Sun.

tisdag 14 mars 2017

Khodara´s slower collection of pop songs

Khodara’s second EP entitled Billie – EP is a slower collection of pop songs, reflecting on the artist’s journey to date.  Produced and co-written once again by Billy Pavone, the 4-song EP has been compared to the XX and Phantogram while vocally recalling an early Madonna or a more refined Lana del Rey.  The purity of Khodara’s heart shines through in the lyrics.  Billie – EP’s overall message of overcoming fear is what young women around the world need to hear right now.
The EP will be out March 17th, stream the title track here:

söndag 5 mars 2017

Mike + The Mechanics set to release first album in 6 years

When Mike Rutherford decided to work under the name Mike + The Mechanics again in 2009/2010, nobody could have suspected that it would take six years to release the follow-up to the last studio album, The Road, which came out in early 2011. And even if looks like Mike has taken himself a lot of time with the new album, it probably wasn not the case, since the Mechanics played a lot of gigs every year (!) since their comeback in 2010. He eventually became one of the most active musicians from the Genesis family. A best of record was also released in 2014 (click here to read our review). Reactions to their last studio album The Road may not have been so positive, but due to the fact that the band has grown and a couple of years have passed, we can look forward to hearing the new album Let Me Fly, due for release on 7th April via BMG.
Listen to the first single Don´t Know What Came Over Me at:

L.A based Weathers offer you happy pills

With an average age of 19, the members of Weathers —  lead singer/rhythm guitarist Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates, and  drummer Cole Carson — are part of the post-Millennial Generation Z: Social media-saturated kids who grew up in an insecure post-9/11 world and raised by financially stressed parents affected by the economic downturn. It’s no wonder that a skeptical, unsettled mood permeates the songs that the Los Angeles-based band has written since they officially became Weathers in October 2015.

With the line-up complete, the guys set to writing songs and honing their live show — an electrifying spectacle where the self-described introvert Boyer finally comes out of his shell. “Everything I wish I could scream in person becomes possible onstage,” he says. “I just let it all out. I bottle everything up offstage, so when we perform, I go nuts.” Weathers has played Webster Hall in New York City and The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and performed at this year’s SXSW. In April, they signed with RCA Records and are hard at work on their debut album. “When people listen to our music, we want them to feel like they’ve been heard,” Boyer says. “We want them to reflect on themselves and to have a good time doing it.”
Watch the lyric video for their new single Happy Pills here.

lördag 4 mars 2017

Retrowave track of the week from Michael Oakley

U.K based synthwave artist Michael Oakley is working on his debut album to be out in 2017, the Palace of Pop fell in love with his latest single Turn back time last year and here is another lovely song from Oakley called Devotion.
Another blast from the past with plenty of 80´s vibes in this track.

fredag 3 mars 2017

It ain´t over for electro pop band SLEEPLUST

Indie-electro band, SLEEPLUST, released their latest single “Over,” an honest and heart-wrenching electronic ballad that explores the deep feelings caused by a failed relationship. It tells a vulnerable story of someone who comes to terms with being unable to pretend they are happy, when in reality they are still broken. Following up the success of their self-titled and Remixes EPs, “Over” is the first single off their forthcoming EP, and is now available for streaming here.

onsdag 1 mars 2017

Some enchanted music from The Dream Eaters

The Dream Eaters bring skin-tingling harmonies together as a dream-pop duo like no other. Blending the vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron, their music will envelop and transform you. Formerly known as simply Jake and Elizabeth, the duo’s sound has evolved from classic shoe-gaze roots to a stripped down, dreamy and ethereal vocal focus. While they draw from a number of influences including dream pop, psychedelic, folk and rock genres, their sound stands in a category of its own, focused around the core of harmonious and haunting melodies.
The Dream Eaters story originated in 2015. After playing clubs with various projects and toiling in obscurity for years in his hometown of Boston and later New York City, Zavracky decided to give up the musicians dream and stop performing completely. Then, while working as a bartender at a dive bar in Brooklyn he met LeBaron, another bartender who had just relocated from Vancouver Island, BC. Discovering that they were fellow musicians, they began to collaborate and found an instant connection. As a composer and producer, Zavracky began writing songs for LeBaron to sing alone but soon found their voices blended together in harmony to create a wholly unique sound. With friends and a growing fanbase providing support, they released a number of EP’s and performed live as “Jake And Elizabeth.” As they began to further define their sound, they began performing under the name “The Dream Eaters.”
Their self-produced debut EP, Five Little Pills was released on June 23, 2016, as the first official release under their new band name. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it provided the precursor of solidifying their new sound and establishing the process they would use to record their first full-length debut album, We Are A Curse. The album is slated for release on April 14th.

måndag 27 februari 2017

NYC pop duo The Chainsmokers drop Memories Do Not Open LP in April

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are The Chainsmokers, a pop duo from New York City signed to Disruptor / Columbia Records.
Their upcoming album features the two hitsingles Paris and Something Just Like This (with Coldplay).
The new album Memories Do Not Open drops April 7. Watch the video of Paris here.

onsdag 22 februari 2017

Stereo RV announce debut EP Human, out in April

Myra Gleason, Stereo RV's lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you've ever heard. Her fervent vocals, backed by the guitar and extraordinary beat boxing abilities of her husband, Gabe, make the vulnerable songs on Human, their debut EP, an overwhelming experience. The tracks are flooded with the joys and sorrows of everyday life, given wing by the record's vibrant production and melodies that will haunt you, even after a single listen.
John DeGrazio and Stan Chan produced the record at Watersound Studio. They remixed and re-mastered three tunes the duo had made on their own ? "Free," "Runaways" and "Who Am I?" They also produced, arranged and played all the instruments on two new ballads - "The One" and "Human" - creating potent, radio ready, backing tracks for them. All the percussion on the album is provided by Gabe's beat boxing, mixed and processed in the studio to add depth to his vocal prestidigitation.
Stream Human from the debut EP here.

måndag 20 februari 2017

Rise Records artists Chapel deliver another pop anthem with Fool´s Gold

Carter Hardin and Kortney Grinwis are Chapel, an alternative pop duo from Athens, Georgia. Signed to Rise Records and debuted with the single Caught Up. Now they´re back with the brand new single Fool´s gold.
Listen here.

söndag 19 februari 2017

Here´s your TeamMate

The breakout band’s debut LP, TeamMate, is stuffed full of massive choruses, bright, shimmering melodies, arena-scale drums and the sort of anthemic choruses not easily removable from one’s brain. “We’re shooting information off each other and the result is this collaborative piece,” Buncher, who plays drums in the group, says when assessing the duo’s seamless integration of musical talent. “We always just want to see where the sound goes.”
TeamMate is out now on Rostrum Records.
Stream What You Got from the new album here

Summer pop time with Alex Shield

Are you up for some summer pop from Sweden? Then check out Alex Shield´s new single The Good Fight streaming at the link below.
Alex Shield is signed to Per Gessle´s record label Space Station 12, the new single is the follow-up to New York City Ways that was co-written by Per Gessle himself.

torsdag 16 februari 2017

Violet Days go high on new single Suck At Love

If you don´t know about Violet Days already, it´s about time you get your share of sweet, luxurious pop with her new single Suck At Love.
You can stream the song at the link, Suck At Love releases tomorrow.

onsdag 15 februari 2017

Rio Negro blend poetry and electronica on debut EP

Rio Negro is a collective artistic project that originated in Stockholm, Sweden with the ambition of exploring the creativecombination of poetry and various types of electroacoustic music. The project is the brainchild of Victor Moreno a Sweden-based writer, photographer and artist, together with leading poetic, musical, and visual talents from around the world.
The debut EP An Abrupt Solidity To The Light is now available on Bandcamp.

tisdag 14 februari 2017

Another floorfiller from Katy Perry

Katy Perry´s new single Chained to the rhythm is a floorfiller, the first taste of her 4th major album out later in 2017.
This song might not seem like an instant hit at first but after a few spins, the DJ´s will play it non-stop and you will never stop dancing.
It truly keeps me chained to the rhythm.
Watch the lyric video here.

Summer pop from Poland with Diviners

Kamil Pankowski and Kamil Relikowski are two up and coming DJ´s and music producers based in Poland, the duo has close to 10 million streams on Spotify for songs like Thousand Years and Savannah.
This month they released the brand new single Wild Hearts.
Listen here.

söndag 12 februari 2017

Dutch duo Trip To Dover makes you wanna dance

Trip to Dover is an alternative indie electro duo from the Netherlands that makes driving, melodic songs with elements of rock, 80’s synthpop and DJ-style electronics.
Imagine Dave Grohl's twin sister meets a Chemical Brother at a concert of The Naked and Famous.
The band was formed in Brighton (UK) by vocalist/guitarist Olga and synth-player Johannes, who moved there after deciding their careers in architecture and politics were not what they were after. From there they self-released two EP’s. 

Their new record Fade Into Gold drops February 24th.
Watch the official video of I´ll be Juliet.

fredag 10 februari 2017

Dark pop band J GRGRY releases ethereal debut EP

Dark-pop band, J GRGY released their debut EP, GOLD TEETH + GLASS EYES, a gripping project comprised of airy instrumentation, driving electro-pop beats and haunting lyrics. A perfect balance of dance tunes and dark acoustics, GOLD TEETH + GLASS EYES is something anyone can fall in love with. The EP is out now.
Watch the video of Cave Birds from the EP here.

tisdag 7 februari 2017

Welcome the new hitmachine SAVEUS

Imagine a blend of the electro pop of TwentyOne Pilots, the psychedelic soul of Mute Math and the alternative pop of Erik Hassle and you will get Martin Hedegaard aka SAVEUS.
SAVEUS is a new pop phenomenon from Denmark, the debut EP Will Somebody Save Us is now out on Copenhagen Records on iTunes and Spotify.
The EP features the singles Everchanging, Levitate Me and Will Somebody Save Us.
Listen to the title track here.

fredag 3 februari 2017

Jesse Hale Moore shares new track Calling You Out

Jesse Hale Moore was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Moore grew up surrounded by music in a family where everybody could sing and play an instrument. It wasn’t uncommon for family gatherings to turn into jam sessions with guitars, mandolins, and many voices singing in harmony to a repertoire consisting primarily of American Folk standards. Through his adolescence Moore studied piano and voice and was always making music of his own. Artists like Ben Folds and Elton John inspired his earliest songs written in high school, a time when he’d host moody nights of candle-lit musical performances in the living room of his parent’s home.

Moore is inspired by the textures and space at play in music by artists like Sade and Rhye and he aims for a sound that stands the test of time. Other influences include Hall and Oates, Carole King, Roberta Flack, and Beck. His first album is an intimate introduction to an artist who is ready to carve out a space of his own within the world of classic American songwriters.
Be sure to keep Jesse on your radar, he plans to release his debut album 'Green End' on April 7th via AWAL/Kobalt Music Recordings.
Listen to the new single Calling You Out here.

Drew Vision releases music video for Without You

Drew Vision (Andrew McCreary) is an R&B star on the rise. Professionally trained, talented both vocally & lyrically, confident, yet humble – he is the total package. After more than a decade of live performances, his stage presence captures every room & screen and gives his fans an immersive and engaging experience. With a unique, soulful sound that is both current and a nod to the past, Drew connects with almost every demographic. While his natural talent is undeniable, he fully recognizes how fortunate and blessed he is to be doing what he loves. He is truly one of a kind. Although focused on his solo career, Drew has worked with a long list of performers including Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé & Kanye West. Music is Drew’s passion, but he has also recently done modeling & ambassador work for many national brands including Coach, Pepsi, Lays, Bacardi & Samsung.

Drew Vision has produced 3 albums over the last decade.  In the Fall of 2016, he went to Europe where he worked with Grammy Award-winning and platinum selling producers on 5 new singles.  ‘Without You’ was written and produced in Sweden with Chris Wahle, Lisa Desmond & Sowlkid.  The upbeat & infectious song represents Drew’s intentional hybrid of Pop and R&B with worldly/Caribbean sounds.  Available everywhere including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify & Amazon.
Watch the Without You music video here.

tisdag 31 januari 2017

Berlin signed synth pop from M.I.N.E

M.I.N.E. is the new synthpop band project of Marcus Meyn (voc), Jochen Schmalbach (drums), Volker Hinkel (guitar) and Jakob Nebel (guitar/keys).
Watch the official video of their latest single Things We´ve Done

måndag 30 januari 2017

Saby Cheek from Austria team up with Falco band leader Peter Vieweger

Saby Cheek´s music style is a mix of rock and roll strength and singer/songwriter sensitivity. Saby is most inspired by Gerry Rafferty. She says -I still listen to several albums of him when I am stuck in my own music.I am also inspired by former albums of the Indigo Girls and Melissa Etheridge. 
Founding bands since 1992 happened to be a way to calm down Saby´s mind from permanent search for something, at least back then.
In 2016 she again started focusing on herself. With the release of her latest single „Like I Love You“ – out January 22nd 2017 – she is ready for the next step. Working together with Peter Vieweger (producer and Falco band leader) was just amazing and again helped Saby to concentrate on the most important, songwriting.
Like I Love You is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Listen at:

lördag 28 januari 2017

Daniel Levi from Estonia ready to compete with All I Need

The 9th edition of Eesti Laul in Estonia is gearing up with it’s first semi-final is scheduled for the 11th February and the second semi-final is scheduled for the 18th February and the final is scheduled for the 4th March 2017. The group Daniel Levi are one of the participants.
Daniel Levi is a group of friends that have known each other for ten years.
The band comments the new single "“All I need” is something that me and Ago have put a lot of effort in. We believe that it speaks to people in Estonia as well as in the whole Europe. The vibe of this song is somewhat different than it was in Burning Lights. But it definitely makes you feel good and maybe even try out some dance moves."
Listen to All I Need here.

fredag 13 januari 2017

TeamMate stream new infectious single Damage

There are the cheesy, tender love stories and the boring, static ones; the heartbreakers and those head-shakers that never even make it past that cringeworthy pickup line. Scott Simons and Dani Buncher know theirs doesn’t fit easy description. 
Simons says of his and Buncher’s decision instead to forge ahead on their winding road of a relationship. Rather than lose the other, they chose to embrace their unparalleled connection, forming the synth-pop duo TeamMate.
Having grown as both musical collaborators, partners and, most importantly, friends, TeamMate are finally at a point of being realistically optimistic and excited about their future. 
Stream their new single Damage here.

Beta State kicking off 2017 with the new song Make it up to you

San Fransisco based alternative pop band Beta State are kicking off 2017 with a brand new song called Make It Up To You.
Listen here.

torsdag 12 januari 2017

For fans of Kate Bush and Björk, here´s Verena Von Horsten

is the second solo album by artist Verena von Horsten. It was written, produced and recorded mostly by herself in New York and Zurich.
It is a haunting musical insight into the complex processes she had to go through after her brother Hakon died of suicide.
These ten compositions are in no way light-hearted. Her heavy synth-rock/art-pop songs as well as her omnipresent voice demand the listener's full attention. Both musically and lyrically, the album is a passionate cry to the way our society deals with suicide and the causes leading to it, and to the way we make these topics taboo.
Watch the video of Fire, taken from Alien Angel Super Death, out today.

måndag 9 januari 2017

Indie pop band The Shins announce new LP Heartworms

The Shins are an indie pop band from New Mexico, now based in Portland, Oregon. Their 5th album Heartworms is released on March 10 through Columbia Records.
Listen to the new single Name For You.

Feel the precision from The New Division

The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic Musician/Producer John Glenn Kunkel. With 3 albums and 4 EP's as well as numerous remixes and productions featuring on his impressive and extensive resume, Kunkel starts 2017 with The New Division’s most euphoric and synth-heavy record yet: PRECISION. 

Featuring six analog driven tracks, Kunkel describes his latest work as, “An homage to neon-tinted dystopian cityscapes,” drawing inspiration from synth-laden neo-retro pop, Moroder melodics, vintage-inspired electronica, and cinematic sensibilities to create something wholly unique that is referential yet inherently forward thinking. 
Stream or buy the EP at:

Amsterdam based CUT_ is caught in the undertow

Focusing on encompassing the full spectrum of artistry, CUT_ have made video and visuals an important part of their image, as well as trying to excel in their live shows. “We find that live shows are a way to really distinguish yourself as an artist nowadays, especially when, like in our case, the music is focused on electronic production. We make a point of doing everything live.” (Sebastiaan Dutilh: production & songwriting)
This Amsterdam based electronic music duo combines catchy pop songs with deep soundscapes.
Stream their new single Undertow here.

Introducing TYNI as a fighter

Fighter is the debut single from Sheffield based artist TYNI, this infectious electronic pop song is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Stream it here.

lördag 7 januari 2017

Daniel Powter´s new single is delicious

Daniel Powter creates music the way most people breathe—it’s simply what he does as a way of getting along. “I write songs to make sense of the world around me,” says Powter, a native of British Columbia now living in Los Angeles with his two young children. “And that’s how I’ve been since I was 10 years old, long before anyone else was listening.”
Daniel Powter´s brand new single Delicious is out now, check it out here.

torsdag 5 januari 2017

Beverly Girl knows how to bring 80´s disco into 2017

Beverly Girl is one of the funkiest groups Finland has to offer for 2017. The Helsinki-born trio has a deep, disco, modern funk and r&b -influenced style that has taken the group via Internet blogs all over the world.

​Served with sultry vocals and glittery drum machine rhythms, their music has brought the band a noticeable amount of national airplay in the Finnish radio.
The band has had an extremely busy year with recording, performing and organizing their own monthly “Club Beverly” in central Helsinki. The group is currently preparing for new material to be released via Ranka Kustannus, while promising their audience even catchier grooves to jam to. 

Their latest single, "Contagious" was chosen as a Record Of The Day in London, which has caused even more buzz for the group.
Beverly Girl´s new 80´s disco anthem Mind Games is released tomorrow, watch the video here.

Palace of Pop presents Iris

Taking elements of rock, glitch, retro-flavored-synthethic, and coloring it with a decidedly melodic worldview, Iris (Austin/New York) is a band that's hard to classify.
Originally a bar band of sorts, singer Reagan Jones and original keyboardist Matt Morris banded together in the last 90’s to create uniquely melodic, synth-heavy pop tracks.
The band has released 5 studio albums and two remix albums, Reconnect and Hydra.
Current members : Reagan Jones - Lead Vocals/keyboards, Andrew Sega - Keyboards/Guitars

Their first record, “Disconnect” spawned the worldwide club hit "Annie, Would I Lie To You?", and was one of the best-selling records in label A Different Drum’s history. Three more singles followed, but tensions between Reagan and Matt were coming to a head, and the band began to break apart.
In the summer of 2000, Iris was voted Best Band and Best Album at the first annual American Synthpop Awards.
Disconnect (1999) : Tracklisting : 1.Lose in wanting 2.Saving time 3.Endless 4.Twilight 5.The way I live my life 6.Annie, would I lie to you 7.Danger is the shame 8.Waves crash in 9.Loom 10.The picture

Luckily, a few years later, Reagan hooked up with new member Andrew Sega, and started a whole new chapter in the band’s history. Adding some guitars to the mix, and taking the production in a more experimentally electronic direction, Iris released “Awakening” in 2003. It was memorably organic, powerful, and really showcased Reagan’s strong songwriting. This would also be the first Iris release on Andrew’s new label, Diffusion Records. The success of this record led to a European release deal, a full tour of Germany and Switzerland, and festival dates in Sweden and the UK.
This disc also includes an electrifying version of the Seven Red Seven classic "You´re the answer".
Awakening (2003) : Tracklisting 1.Whatever 2.Unknown 3.Sorrow expert 4.When I´m not around 5.Sentimental scar 6.You´re the answer 7.In spite 8.Vacant 9.Wait move on 10.Island

During this time, the third record was taking shape. For this record, the band wanted to take a more aggressive approach, add a bit of darkness, and keep pushing the edges of their sound. The mixture of these elements culminated in 2005’s “Wrath”. Rock-oriented songs collided with electronic beats and evocative, atmospheric soundscapes. The first single, “Appetite” went to 1 on mainstream radio in Poland, and the band set off again for more European shows, festivals in Moscow and London, and toured with electro-pop luminaries such as De/Vision and Mesh.
Wrath (2005) : Tracklisting 1.Lands of fire 2.It generates 3.Imposter 4.Appetite 5.Guide on raging stars 6.68 7.No one left to lose 8.Hell´s coming with me 9.Intercede light 10.Delivered one

In 2010, Iris released their 4th full length Blacklight through Infacted Recordings. After finishing it´s supporting tour in the U.S, the duo parted ways due to a tour argument. There was more than a year of silence between the bandmembers, which ended when Jones sent Sega three demo songs.
Blacklight (2010) : Tracklisting 1.Closer to real 2.X wires 3.Panic rev 4.The Marianas depth 5.Disintegrate 6.Fighter 7.Red right return 8.Prophetic 9.Cruel silence

In 2014, Iris signed with Dependent Records and released their latest album Radiant.
Radiant is a story of a man who all of a sudden sees his world in a new environment and realises how bright and radiant it truly can be, if one looks upon it with different eyes.
Radiant (2014) : Tracklisting 1.Another way 2.Phenom 3.Wayseer 4.In the clear 5.Sound becomes waves 6.Don´t cry 7.Infinite yonder 8.Cries of insanity 9.Rewired 10.Sight unseen 11.Life in a forest

Watch the unofficial video of Red Right Return (Blacklight) at: