Joose Keskitalo – ‘Tietoisuus’

In the past when describing Joose Keskitalo’s music words like lighthearted and breezy wouldn’t immediately come to mind. Now, when listening to his new single ‘Tietoisuus’, you begin to wonder what kind of revelation he’s had to make him sound almost exuberant. One distinctive change is that he’s teamed up with free jazz/folk music group […]

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Delay Trees – “It’s Not Who You Are”

Sometimes, when everyday life gets in the way, you forget the things that are really important. Things like listening to new music, for instance. So in the spirit of catching up, I had to go all the way back to December last year when one of Finland’s best dream pop bands, Delay Trees, released their brilliant new […]

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El Perro Del Mar – ‘Ding Sum’

Back in in 2003 when Sara Assbring released her debut album Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar back in 2003 she was still a Twiggy channeling embodiment of some depressed member from a 60’s girl group. Although never drifting too far from her native melancholia, she has long since traded in the forlorn doo-wops and hand claps […]

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Esben and the Witch: Searching for beauty in a burning world

Esben and the Witch will be releasing a new album, Older Terrors, on November 4. Their first in three years, it also marks the Brighton-based trio’s premier release on French metal label Season of Mist with whom they signed in July. “Sylvan”, the first single taken from their upcoming album, suggest a shift in style towards a heavier and more expansive sound. […]

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Nadia Reid -“Call the Days”

Folk singers can turn agony into relief and heartache into even more heartache. New Zealand’s Nadia Reid shows she’s well versed in the former on “Call the Days”, taken from her debut album Listen To Formation, Look for the Signs. Reid meets us on the other side of a rough journey, with the scar tissue to prove […]

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Big Wave Riders -‘Escape The City’

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Big Wave Riders have resurfaced after a 4-year absence from the radar. The band will be releasing their sophomore album Endless Summer, quite conveniently, later this summer and unveiled their first single ‘Escape The City’ last Friday.  According to the band this song is about escapism and “feeling you need to […]

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23:23 – Faraway Island

Helsinki-based bedroom pop maker Rami Vierula, who is more commonly known as the frontman for dream pop ensemble Delay Trees, has been busy working on his solo project 23:23 since 2009. After releasing his Trilogy album compilation in 2015, he’s now returned with a new EP entitled To Die On A Faraway Island (Soliti).

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Is This Really Me – Freedom Riders

While we patiently wait for spring and the new album from Is This Really Me, amidst the impenetrable greyness and darkness that is looming over us each day, we can find solace in their latest single ‘Freedom Riders’.

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Track | Iisa – ‘Perjantai’

Finnish singer Iiisa released her self-titled debut album as a solo artist back in 2014. So why am I writing about her first single ‘Perjantai’ now, I hear you ask. Well, simply because I think it’s worth returning to in case anyone missed it.

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Dot Dash – Shopworn Excuse

If you’re not familiar with Washington D.C. post punk pop group Dot Dash then you might recognize some of their members from bands like Minor Threat, Julie Ocean and The Saturday People. The band is now offering a free download of their track ‘Shopworn Excuse’, taken from their latest full-length ‘Half-Remembered Dream’. The album was […]

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