Special thanks to Noman, Coyote Melon, ICE IN MY EYES, Delta Crash and Slay The Giant.
- 01. Trails and Ways - Skeletons
- 02. Kid Moxie - Jacqueline the Ripper
- 03. Soko - My Dreams Dictate my Reality
- 04. Chorusgirl - No Moon
- 05. Noman - I Wish I Could Fish
- 06. Coyote Melon - On Video
- 07. Ice In My Eyes - Hey Boy
- 08. Delta Crash - Fade out
- 09. Slay The Giant - In The Summer
- 10. Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat
- 11. Dancing Years - Learn to Kiss
- 12. Billie Black - Black & White
- 13. Pentatones - Call It Out
- 14. Maribou State - Wallflower
- 15. Retro Stefson - Solaris
- 16. Man Without Country - Sweet Harmony
Trails and Ways
Oakland, CA’s Trails and Ways is a band built on plurality. Their songs never shy away from personal and political heavy-lifting, while making some of the most compelling pop music we’ve heard in some time.
The sound they cultivated is a fascinating mix of the melancholy of bossa nova, the fearlessness of basement indie rock, driving grooves from the end of disco, and the slick shine of radio pop. Call it what you will; hearing it is like stumbling into the warmth of an intimate dance party among friends.
Kid Moxie is the musical moniker of Greek born, LA-based Elena Charbila. Kid Moxie’s music is a blend of powerful beats, pop sweetness and haunting melodies.
Kid Moxie’s new full length album, titled “1888,” includes collaborations with artists such as The Gaslamp Killer and Twin Peaks legendary composer Angelo Badalamenti. Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain, Black Swan) and Maps (Mute Records) will also be providing remixes of the tracks.
"I have no life. i just love vegan ice cream and cats and romance and turquoise and sleeping and old notebooks and shooting stars and Netflix. And i may or may not be an Alien."
Chorusgirl make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix that spins your head until you’re dizzy. The lyrics are personal, delicate and angry, about losing and giving up, but all of that heartache and anger is layered underneath enough noisy rubble and happy fizz.
Noman is a Belgian upcoming band. They are working very hard in the Great Oak Studio's on their upcoming first album early 2016.
Fish is one of their new songs. A demo/live version is featured in episode 2 of Silversides.
Half of the record is written in Palestina (West-Bank). That's where "NOMAN" comes from.
facebook.com/NOMANMUSICBAND Live at AB Brussels (Youtube)
Coyote Melon is poprock and a blend of rocksweat. This is what you get when a popsong goes out for a drink and falls in love with a beautiful rocksong dancing on the table of the bar. It's a flirt, one you'll remember.
Coyote Melon is selected for "De Nieuwe Lichting", a rock contest of Studio Brussel.
Ice In My Eyes
Pop hooklines are the trademark signs of ICE IN MY EYES’s music which transcend the musical hinterland charm of their homebase Luxembourg.
ICE IN MY EYES’s first album, released in 2014, already gave us a short taste of their sound: catchy and surprising hot-icy indie-pop gems with enough dancey-ness to entertain the crowds.
After some great shows in France (Boule Noire/Paris, Bars en Trans/Rennes) and their stint at Rock-A-Field 2015, the band has recorded their 2nd album which will come out in the early spring of 2016.
ICE IN MY EYES comes from an early the cure-lyric.
Delta Crash, started in early 2012, is a band from Wetteren, Belgium. The play a mix of poprock, indierock and alternative rock.
Fade out is their first single which immediately opened a lot of doors: it was played on Studio Brussel, they were selected in "De Nieuwe Lichting" of Studio Brussel,...
At this moment they are busy with writing and recording new songs for their debut album, which is expected somewhere in 2016. Expect more dark and mature songs.
Watch out Youtube, iTunes and Spotify for more songs!
Slay The Giant
Jurgen Verhoeven and Rik Geerts played together in a couple of bands, performing on the local Belgium rock circuit, before forming Slay The Giant in 2014.
Slay The Giant is a two-man band, using a drum computer, with Verhoeven writing the songs and doing work on guitar and keyboard as well as the lead vocals. Geerts plays bass and does additional backing vocals. All songs are recorded in their own studio.
Writing duo, who is releasing one song a month for the next year.
Their debut album is out now!
Leeds five-piece Dancing Years who have picked-up support from the likes of Jen Long, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs and Amazing Radio, have build a significant momentum after releasing their debut 7"single 'Here's to My Old Friends through the French label ZRP / Roommates and in UK by Hide & Seek.
Billie Black is a 19 yr old jazz singer and songwriter from London. She began singing at an early age after hearing reggae, soul and disco records at her Mum’s family parties – a Mum who, it should be noted, was Sierra Leone’s national disco dancing champion. At 13 Billie joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and starting a love affair with jazz that led all the way to a place on the Guildhall jazz degree (where she is now). At 14 Billie went to the Brit School, where she was exposed to a wide variety of music and it was towards the end of her time there she started listening to James Blake, Jessie Ware, Sampha and Kwabs; acts who combine classic vocals with electronic production.
From that point on Billie started writing her own music, putting together a band and working with producers Imposters & John Calvert on a sound that combined her roots in jazz with the bass and dance sounds of the moment. Anyone coming to her first show on 15th July will hear songs that range from minimalist electronic ballads to RnB to all-out floor-fillers. Billie will be releasing a first EP this summer.
Pentatones are pop music in a truly new disguise. Over an electronically tinkered mosaic hovers the voice of Delhia de France, radiant yet mysterious. Her vocals (known from productions with Douglas Greed or Robag Whrume) are enveloped by pulsating beats, bouncing back and forth between here and an imagined acoustic horizon. In collaboration with visual artists pentatones released impressive and award-winning videos and create impressive audiovisual live performances playing at various media art-festivals, such as Ars Electronica as well as huge music festivals like SonneMondSterne.
Despite growing up in the same picturesque village in Hertfordshire, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State customarily ignored each other at school, but discovered their shared passion for music when they both went to University.
Since then they have steadily built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs and a fistful of remixes (including Kelis, Ultraísta, Fatboy Slim and Lana Del Rey) since 2011. Plaudits from the electronic press have flowed thick and fast alongside support from radio heavyweights: Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, B. Traits, Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson amongst others.
Intrigued by the dynamics of electronic music for the dancefloor as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song-craft, they have worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic and the synthetic, showcased on their forthcoming debut album Portraits.
Retro Stefson have been named one of the most prominent Icelandic bands to emerge in the 21st century. Retro Stefson released their debut album Montaña exclusively in Iceland in October 2008 and their second album, Kimbabwe, in October 2010 on Kimi Records. The album also became their European debut in May 2011 on the German subsidiary of Vertigo Records.
Man Without Country
Ryan James and Tomas Greenhalf fuse electronic precision with a love of timeless melodies and James’ hypnotic, fragile vocals.