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. Advertisements

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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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Track | Is This Really Me – ‘Sun’

This song by Finnish folk outfit Is This Really Me came out ages ago but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop what you’re doing right now and listen to it. There is something so pure about ITRM’s sound, and not in a ‘we mixed this using super expensive equipment’-kind of way.

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Track | Febueder – ‘Owing’

Ascot based trio Febeuder came out of nowhere last year and made a name for themselves with their colourful sound. “Owen”, the first single taken from their second EP “Lilac Wine”, is a perfect example of their musical flexibility. The track fits limitless explorations of sound and rhythm into a five minute long harmonic and pulsating number. […]

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Grouper premieres new track “Call Across Rooms”

Grouper’s music has always been shrouded in mystery. Composed of a perfect gray-scale and subtly dissolving somewhere in a space between the conscious and the unconscious, it is at its best an isolating experience. Liz Harris knows how to move through that space, enter it wide-eyed and exit without loosing focus. You’re drawn into her […]

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Bill, Moray & Bill – EP#4

The colourful and flamboyant duo known as Bill, Moray & Bill recently released their new EP, simply entitled EP#4. Containing 4 psychedelic retro-pop tracks, it offers an eye-catching showcase of their trademark surrealist world. The combination of Jenna Saarinen’s girly 60’s bubblegum vocals and Matti Mustonen’s dramatic baritone quickly brings to mind another duo, namely […]

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Is This Really Me – “Boxer”

Finnish band Is This Really Me released a rather excellent 7″ last year entitled “Boxer”. The title track is a folk-tinged indie pop song with dark undertones and a rare dose of wit – by Finnish standards. The lyrics employ a sense of humour that you don’t immediately connect with Finnish music. They have this […]

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Listen: Neko Case – “Man”

Not only does Neko Case have one of the most powerful voices in all of alt-americana land , she‘s also one of the coolest women in the world. On her new single, however, she just as easily takes on the role as a man. “Man” is a power pop/americana cyclone on which Neko Case plays […]

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Listen: Beck – “Defriended”

Today a new track by Beck called “Defriended” has been floating around, along with the news of two new albums that he’s apparently releasing this year. Seems like Beck is moving deeper into to experimenting with electronica nowadays, to which one can only say bring it on. Beck can basically pull of any musical style, […]

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