SOFIA HÄRDIG HITS THE STREETS WITH NEW SINGLE

Sofia Härdig has undone the nicely tied bow on her new single Streets. It opens with distorted guitars and her voice that pouts and purrs in spurts, then coos and roars in others. Streets is a midtempo passionate rock burner. Drums tumble. Guitar shred. But the star of this track is Hârdigs vocal performance. There…

ROUGH MIX 001: MILES SIMPSON/ THUNDER

The basement clubs of Dalston are ablaze with essential small clubnights right now: quality bookings and residents, late hours with tiny entrance fees. In the thick of this is underground house night Thunder. As they warm up for May’s party with Patrice Scott, resident Miles Simpson talks us through what makes him tick and hands…

MS. HENRIK – 1994

  I’m a sucker for a synth-pop song, so when I listened to Ms. Henrik’s new single, 1994, I knew I would enjoy it on some level. However, I didn’t expect to enjoy it quite as much as I did. Following the trend of successful and talented Swedish pop-stars, Ms. Henrik delivers. 1994 is an…

KIASMOS – “HELD”

As we all return from the holidays, what better way to start the New Year than with smooth tunes? Kiasmos’ “Held” is a true highlight off their self-titled album and the music video is its perfect visual accompaniment. The dance between light and smoke bring to life the color of the rhythms and soaring strings,…

TRUTHS TOLD: ROBERT DIETZ LAUNCHES LABEL

Robert Dietz is no stranger to the electronic music scene. But sometimes familiarity needs its own butt kicked. So Dietz has endeavored to launch a new label that gives a great big warm bear hug to experimentation. The idea behind Truth Be Told is to welcome artists of varying musical shades and grades that are…

SWEET SIREN SONG: SIRENAS LUNAR LIGHTS

Not everything that comes out of Sweden is midnight sun or endless wintry night. Sometimes, Sweden is a treasure box laden with sweet musical gems like the revelation that is Sirena. This particular musical gem wavers between sultry pop and electro rock, sounds that never remain fixated on one mood altogether. Sirena is just that…

LAMOUR MIXTAPE

Ah, love is in the air. It’s that time of year, again, where we celebrate the loved ones in our lives. And who knows amour better than the French? I’ve put together a mix of some of my favorite songs signed by French labels, like Kitsuné and Ed Banger, or sung in the universally-known language of…

FREEDIVER: LINN ÖBERG’S GLORIOUS NEW SINGLE

My heart is a freediver in the blue Gained my treasures from her laughter Now I’m ruined Linn Öberg is a bird on a wire. A revelation of song, twanging from the delicate strings of her acoustic guitar. Somewhere in between the wistful phrases that hum on her new single Freediver, the singer-songwriter finds a…

BLUR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM – THE MAGIC WHIP

  Blur has announced a new album entitled The Magic Whip. It’s been over 15 years since Blur has recorded as a four-piece band, which only added to the excitement when tabloid newspaper, The Sun, printed the album artwork hinting at their return. The band later confirmed the album’s release as well as their June…