Top songs from Leonore, Wanthanee, Hugo's Cousin, Modern Art, and Harvey's Vision!
- 01. Ghost Loft - Be Easy
- 02. Softwhere - Who Knows
- 03. Angus Powell - Monsters
- 04. Haux - Homegrown
- 05. Anna of the North - The Dreamer
- 06. Alice on the Roof - Easy Come Easy Go
- 07. Natalie Taylor - I Want It All
- 08. Leonore - The Island
- 09. Wanthanee - only shadows remain
- 10. Hugo's Cousin - Storm
- 11. Modern Art - Flame
- 12. Harvey's Vision - Gone
- 13. Suuns - Sunspot
- 14. Bed Rugs - Clear Obscure
- 15. Crooked Colours - Another Way
- 16. Peter Bjorn and John - The Chills
Ghost Loft is an American musician based in Los Angeles. He includes Electronic and R&B. Ghost Loft has remixed tracks by artists such as Two Door Cinema Club and The Neighbourhood.
Softwhere is a UK band of many styles including pop, dance and other music. They have been championed by cutting edge BBC dj Tom Robinson. Softwhere also make their own music videos, two of which "Nuthin to Say" and "Movie Man" were nominated for Best Music Film at the Portobello Film Festival 2008.
Angus Powell is a unique voice in the UK music scene. Sharing his time between homes in Wales and London, his EP “Monsters” is the result of an intensely focussed writing and self -recording period in Wales. Using basic equipment and recording in various rooms around his house and in nearby fields and hillsides – Angus doesn’t allow technology to interfere with his recording and production process, ideas are laid down as soon as they form resulting in a freshness and fragility which is clearly apparent in the completed track.
Anna of the North
Anna of the North made her debut last June with Sway. Three months earlier, Anna had no intention of pursuing music but while studying in Melbourne, the Oslo native met her producer, Little Dreamer, and Anna of the North was born. Sway channels the bipolar climes into her own suggestive dream pop that's cool to the touch, warm to the feel. For someone named Anna of the North, things are certainly pointing up.
Alice on the roof
Alice On The Roof is a young artist from Mons, Belgium. She's a trained pianist and studied in the US. In 2013 she returned to Belgium and began writing her first songs. Her first EP 'Easy Come Easy Go' is a collection of fresh electronic pop songs.
Natalie Taylor is a true musical paradox. As a young girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Natalie began singing the songs made famous by Americana legend, Patty Griffin, while simultaneously learning every riff sung by 90's R&B artists, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, and Boyz II Men - and some things never change. Natalie has never paid much attention to genres and doesn't care to. The result is a beautiful blend of singable melodies, huge hooks, impressive vocal ability, and true sincerity.
Feisty and mellifluous, but also sharp and sarcastic, Leonore, a band from Brussels formed around singer Chloë Nols, plays music that embraces both light and dark, until sunrise. The band released their first album "Phoenix" after playing for two years on stages with Avi Buffalo, Amatorski, Intergalactic Lovers, Bony King and Eefje de Visser.
Renowned singer-songerwriter Hannelore Bedert, top guitarist Thomas Vanelslander (Gorki, Arno, Helsinki), soundman from Filip Tanghe and mixer Tim Augustynen (Steak Number Eight, Black Box Revelation) produced their debut album. Acoustic songs alternate with powerful songs played by the whole band. Their song "The Island" was selected by Studio Brussels for 'De Nieuwe Lichting", a contest for new talent. Cutting Edge named them as "Upcoming talent of the year"
Als 'Phoenix' al één ding bewijst is het wel dat Chloë Nols prachtige melodieën bedenkt, waarin licht en schaduw elkaar afwisselen. (Focus Knack)
Kwetsbaar en broos, maar nooit een muurbloempje. Bloedmooi debuut. (De Morgen)
On rêve de la voir progresser à l'avenir et prendre un peu de bouteille, mais l'entrée est déjà belle. Et ne dit-on pas que le Phénix est cet animal qui renait de ses cendres ? Vivement le 2ème album. (RTBF Culture)
Cette pop ouatée, qu'elle soit plus ou moins intimiste, y a toujours quelque chose de recherché. (Le Soir)
Leonore montre son amour des arrangements soignés et son sens de la mélodie. Une musique intimiste tapissée de spleen et donc un album de saison. (Moustique)Videoclip ‘Brussels’
Live De Zevende Dag ‘Brussels’
Wanthanee sounds like a band, but is a solo artist. Maybe there will be a band in the future; maybe she will go along alone.
She plays the guitar and the piano. On "Only Shadows" Wanthanee played the guitar, Orson Wouters, who produced the song, added the other instruments. More songs are on the way!
Hugo's Cousin is a pop-folk band from Ghent distinguished by an acoustic sound, harmony and catchy melodies.
The bring dreamy songs, floating between melancholia and desire, not shied from any social criticism. The music is the second breath of singer-songwriter Dorien Staljanssens, who also plays the piano and guitar. She is accompanied by Muriel Boulanger on contrabass and Anne Van Steenwinkel on the violin.
Hugo's Cousin won several contests, played in several finales and played on other stages (bv. UrGent.FM, Finals Jonge Wolven, vi.be-selection Boombalfestival, winnaar singer-songwriter contest The Paulusfeesten, Finals MuziekMoaziek, Prinsenhoffeesten, Laurentplein at the Ghent Festival and many more).
Modern Art is a pop band from Ghent. Think a threesome between Elliot Smith, Phoenix and The Zombies.
The band already played on big stages like Boomtown, Crammerock and Dranouter Aan Zee. In Vooruit in Ghent they opened the stage for Puggy.
MTV Iggy from New York named Modern Art - next to Stromae, Melanie de Biasio and Netsky - as one of the upcoming Belgian bands.
Early 2015 Modern Art recorded their first album, together with Reinhard Vanbergen (Das Pop, The Happy).
It didn't take long for Montreal's Suuns to resurface with a second full length, Images Du Futur, and, as one would anticipate, this latest exploration takes on even greater visceral depths. At the outset it appears they're still ensconced in the warehouse, whether it's the grinding opening explosives of "Powers of Ten" or the crude, ominous rise-and-fall riffs in "2020." Broken up by Ben Shemie's melodious and angst-ridden murmurs, the industrial low-end throb presides early on, lulling them into thinking the band has picked up right where they left off with their debut LP, Zeroes QC. "Minor Work" builds steadily around a nostalgic, fuzz-infused beat and bares a soothing, contagious harmony. "Mirror Mirror" departs from the frenzied earlier pace, decelerating to a lethargic drawl; the droning, almost tedious undertones are paid off with flurries of synthesized flute that announce the dawn of the dreamscape ahead.
At this juncture it's clear that Suuns are a different beast now. They're tighter, slicker, and even more calculating in their approach. It's no surprise after more than a year of touring North America and three trips overseas.
Due to the absence of The Beatles and grunge a huge void in music has been vacant for years. For years we have waited for that one band that would open the boundaries and find that perfect balance between true-hearted pop songs and some crunching yet subtle psychedelic guitar madness. And these four crazy fucks are ready to butter their butcracks and fill the gap. Out of the ashes of Rock Rally-finalist The Porn Bloopers emerged the idea to finetune the fireworks of cracking guitars to your more straight forward, finished songs. Going on with the same line-up (Yannick Aerts, Stijn Boels, Arne Omloop and Noah Melis) they renamed themselves Bed Rugs, as a pun on the nasty rug in the movie The Big Lebowski. The very first result of their hard work resulted in the single WHAT DOES IT MEAN as a teaser on their album 8th Cloud (january 2012), which was produced by Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly, Sukilove, Broken Glass Heroes). You hear Revolver by The Beatles as well as their other heroes, such as Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, The Flaming Lips and Imaad Wasif. January 2013 marks the release of Rapids, mixed by Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka) and the international rise of Bed Rugs, especially in the hi-psychedelic UK where they are compared with top psych bands such as Tame Impala and Goat! And now we have arrived at the next level, 3 years since the debut album, Waste My Records released Bed Rugs second full album "Cycle", mixed by Erik Wofford (White Denim, Bill Callahan, M. Ward, Shearwater, My Morning Jacket)! "Cycle" was released as a deluxe gatefold CD & heavyweight gatefold LP! The new single SPECKS is hot stuff at Studio Brussel & Humo and Bed Rugs will play 25 international shows throughout Belgium, Holland, Germany, Suisse & Italy, from april til june 2015! ! The Artwork of Cycle is created by David Crunelle who also made the cover-art for the last Guided By Voices album! Feel the rising!
Crooked Colours are a fresh electronic trio from Perth, Western Australia, comprising of Philip Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merrett-Park.
Creating music that has one foot in the indie genre and one foot in a darker electronic realm, Crooked Colours’ sound has often been compared to a combination of English indie-rock foursome Alt J and US electronic duo Crystal Castles.
To date the band has been fortunate enough to play at Parklife, Wonderland and St Jerome's Laneway festivals, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Flume, Grafton Primary and PNAU. 2013 also saw Crooked Colours support RÜFÜS on their sold out national tour.
Peter Bjorn and John
Peter Morén from Dalarna in the North of Sweden and Björn Yttling from Västerbotten (even further to the North) had been playing music together for 8 years when in 1999 they met John Eriksson who came from Norrbotten (which would you believe it, is yet even further to the North!).
Initially any fan/press attention they got had to do more with Björn's past production CV, as well as the other members guest appearances on other more well known bands records.
This began to change when in 2002 the home recorded self-titled debut album was released and songs like "Matchmaker" and "People They Know" became favourites with the indie-rock crowd.
2004 saw the follow-up with the more complete, mature and darker "Falling Out". The track "It Beats Me Everytime" became a hit on Swedish radio and the album was released Stateside the following year.
Their sound on here could be described differently to fellow Swedish bands The Concretes (who were more punk) or Shout Out Louds (who were more frantic), and certainly as catchy as the most tuneful of the UK post-post-post-punk merchants. "Falling Out" established Peter, Bjorn & John as a group to watch out for.
In 2006 they embarked on the second phase of their careers. The new album "Writer's Block" (recorded in Björn's studio in Hornstull, Stockholm) is the first to showcase all three members as songwriters with each taking on lead vocalist duties, and sees the band go into a new musical direction. The first single from the album, "Young Folks", features the vocal talents of Victoria Bergsman from The Concretes and has been hammered even before it's official release.