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Rainlights

Meet Rainlights, NYC singer, songwriter and producer

“When My Phone Dies,” the first single of NYC musician Rachel Chevat, aka Rainlights, hits you by surprise with its thoughtful lyrics and intricate production. The follow-up, “Mazzy Star Reminds Me of You,” dazzles no less: with a few strokes, Rachel creates a rich sonic picture of summer carefreeness. Today,[…]

Sandmoon

Q&A with Sandra Arslanian of Sandmoon

Two years ago, “Angels” by Beirut-based indie rock four-piece Sandmoon was one of my top ten favorite tracks of the year. Now the band offers eight new thoughtful and carefully crafted songs on their third full-length album While We Watch the Horizon Sinking. Listen to the album below and meet[…]

Q & A with Singer and Producer Dawn Cadence

Dawn Cadence is the stage name of singer, songwriter, and producer Vanessa Richardson. While the 20-year-old Canadian quotes Kate Bush and Sade as her influences, among others, she does not try to imitate any of them but maps her own path through pop music. You can witness this in her[…]

Sam Sumpter: BANDS do BK [Book Review]

Oliver and I met Sam Sumpter four summers ago when she greeted us as the host of a Sofar Sounds show on the Upper West Side. Since then, the small music world that New York is, our paths have crossed several times. Most notably, in May 2019, when all of[…]

Paula Jivén by Eveline Johnsson (Edit by The Corlene Machine)

Q & A With Paula Jivén

Today, Swedish pop singer/songwriter Paula Jivén releases her debut EP “The Duality in Me” – before she even graduates from high school. In five expertly crafted pop songs that assert her own style of pop music, she says goodbye to her childhood. Paula was so kind to give us some[…]

glamglare loves SXSW 2022

glamglare has been attending SXSW in Austin, TX since 2014, minus the last two years, of course. One could even say our blog was founded at SXSW or shortly thereafter under the influence of the enormous energy level one can ingest during the festival. In 2018 and 2019, we ran[…]