Friday, September 14, 2018

D4RKSTAR - Louder

There is an artist you should follow. 
There is an album you should check. 
And - I promise you - you will fall for it. 
D4RKSTAR is the moniker of Gothenburg based, Swedish musician Andreas Lindh. After a 5-year hiatus from making music, his first solo album Black Hearts (June 2018) came about as a need to express personal feelings and situations. Needless to say, do not expect a "cheerful" album. Do expect, however, to be drawn in a highly evocative album, which blends darkwave, shoegaze and electro with Andreas' smooth vocals. And though most of the nine tracks are on the long side, they are so addictive that you will be asking for a few more minutes of them. 
'Louder' is the latest single off the album. It presents a dreamlike, still edgy, soundscape and perfectly balances melancholy undertones with a certain indie pop touch. The single includes a remix by electronica maestro Lønnkrog and gives off nostalgic Depeche Mode vibes. 
You can check a video for 'Louder' below along with the whole album already available via Modernshortcuts on various digital platforms.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Holy Now - Think I Need The Light

Holy Now are an indie-pop quartet (Julia Olander, Ylva Holmdahl, Samuel von Bahr Jemth, Hampus Eiderström Swahn) from Gothenburg, Sweden and today is the day they are releasing their debut album Think I Need The Light
Indie-pop fans will find the album to be lavish in upbeat, shimmering guitars and drum beats accompanied by Julia Olander's distinctive voice. Inspired by Gothenburg rain, heartbreaks and friendship, the 8-track album feels like looking at the future through cherry blossoms.
Think I Need The Light is available on limited edition vinyl and CD via Lazy Octopus Records and on various listening platforms. The album is already among our favourites of the year. Be sure to check it out below! 

Dose - Furniture

Dose are an experimental noise-rock band from Newcastle. They have been together under many iterations since 2015, blending art rock, krautrock and slowcore into one melodically obscure effect. Furniture is their latest single, which was released in February and is officially out today on 7" vinyl via A Turntable Friend Records
Inspired by the experience of playing in their squalid, decaying practice space, Furniture was written by Sean Turland and Ewan Barr and recorded at Suburban Home Studio with MJ from Hookworms. The full band includes bassist Matthew Collerton, guitar/synth/samples from Sam Campbell and drummer Joe Donkin. 
Both 'Furniture' and 'Opaque' are drenched in melodic guitars spiraling around Ewan’s spoken word overlapping Sean’s distant vocals building up an emotionally dynamic atmosphere. 
Check out  the single and the video for 'Furniture' below! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

En Attendant Ana - Lost and Found

It's not very often that I stumble upon French garage/indie-pop bands, but here is a quintet that instantly caught my attention. En Attendant Ana come from Paris and after their 2016 EP Songs From The Cave they are releasing today their debut album Lost and Found
If you are fans of Electrelane or Veronica Falls, you will enjoy the album's lively guitar tunes and trumpets. Lost and Found is out now in vinyl on French labels Buddy Records and Montagne Sacrée and in June on American Trouble In Mind
You can stream the album and watch the video for 'The Violence Inside' below. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Foliage - It's Time

Foliage is the solo project of San Bernardino, CA songwriter/musician Manuel Joseph Walker, who released his impressive sophomore album Silence in July 2017. He just announced the upcoming release of his third album III in late April 2018 and shared the first single, 'It's Time'. Faithful to the jangle/dream pop sound he's so far produced, the single is an introduction to something beautiful to come. 
Check it out below.