Ella Rosa

Ella Rosa – Not Cute

Ella Rosa is a singer/songwriter who moved from London to LA. Her new song, “Not Cute,” is a slow-burning, immersive R&B about finding her own musical style. Ella explains: “I wrote ‘Not Cute’ at the peak of a very formative turning point for me in my life and career. I[…]

Liela Moss – Ache in the Middle [Video]

British artist Liela Moss announced her new album Internal Working Model out on January 13 via Bella Union. While she previously released the powerful and shimmering “Vanishing Shadows” featuring Gary Numan, she now follows that single with the more melancholic “Ache In The Middle” featuring Jehnny Beth. Both songs promise[…]

Halo Maud

Halo Maud – Pesnopoïka [Video]

The singer/songwriter Halo Maud likes to sing in both French and English, but her new four-track EP Pesnopoïka centers around traditional Bulgarian wedding music. While our Song Pick of the Day, the title track, is rooted in western pop music, Halo Maud gives it her own special touches, like a[…]

Geoff Gibbons – Execution Man [Video]

In a way, it feels like half a lifetime since we last featured Geoff Gibbons with “Keep on Driving,” back in July 2020, yet the world hasn’t changed that much. While we have learned to live with COVID in all its scary forms, new, equally troublesome events are emerging. In[…]

VIDEO PICKS: abracadabra, Andy Shauf, Eddie Chacon, mae mae

abracadabra – in a photo Oakland, CA, band abracadabra falls out of the ordinary sonically and visually for their first song, “in a photo.” Disco punk, the duo calls their music, and for the video, they jump into a giant pencil and eraser for a soap box race. Fun fact: the pencil[…]

Abbie Ozard

Abbie Ozard – ford (drive) [Video]

Manchester-based indie pop musician Abbie Ozard loves driving. In “True Romance” two years ago it was a symbol for never-ending freedom. Her new song, “ford (drive),” is about being driven around by someone special and listening to music together – which indeed comes with a special kind of intimacy. Abbie[…]

Sam Himself – Mr. Rocknroll [Video]

It’s a very fine day when a song like “Mr. Rocknroll” drops. Add an aesthetically pleasing and entertaining music video, and your day is made. “Mr. Rocknroll” is the new, absolutely brilliant single by songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Himself. When not touring, Sam can be found in his home[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Hailey Beavis, mui zyu, Puma June, Thallo

Hailey Beavis – Blackbird Three’s a charm, no? When we make our way through the flurry of new videos, and decide which ones take our fancy, then Hailey Beavis came up the previous couple of months twice already because we simply love what this Edinburgh-based artist does. We dig her[…]

Rose Gray – Promise Me [Video]

British pop singer/songwriter Rose Gray is on a roll, and there’s no stopping. Not only did her super catchy “Prettier Than You” make it into the FIFA 23 Official Soundtrack playlist, but she backed up the playlisting honor with the just released equally stunning and oh-so-irresistible “Promise Me.” When asked[…]


Pitou – Dancer [Video]

Pitou is an Amsterdam-based artist who we fell in love with earlier this year. Her new single “Dancer” is another highlight from her upcoming album “Big Tear,” out in Spring 2023. While the song never leaves its acoustic roots, she and eight musicians built the track out of many different[…]