Five years after their self-titled debut, Habibi released the EP Cardamom Garden this March with four stunning new surf punk hits.
Sorry men, the music year 2018 belongs to the women. At least when you look at this year’s line-up of Eurosonic Noorderslag. Probably the first festival of the year, the trendsetting happening in Groningen, Netherlands, offers a stage for more than 100 emerging bands from all over Europe. And surprisingly many artists were women.
A Song A Day is an excellent source to find new music, we use it a lot. At the end of the year, they curated a special best-of, with albums that have something to say about the not so easy year we just finished.
Not My Circus, the band of our Artist of the Week David Ernsberger, makes alt-pop songs with folk-tinged vocal harmonies skipping over a freak show of psych-blues riffs, soulful bass grooves, wonky funk beats and warm electronic textures. A white-knuckle ride to the edge of your musical map, and back again.
Besides David, members of the band are Jake Alexander, Sally Fazakerley, Ben Gibson and Benja Bravo. Although they are based in Madrid, Spain, they origin from four different continents.
While in an earlier post today, we told the story of Lance Allen, who learned how to make some decent money online with his music, Nick Roberts of the indie band And The Giraffe from Nashville, Tennessee has learned a completely different lesson.
As Nick points out, making fans and getting your music heard, when you’re just getting started, is expensive. On the other hand, revenues are low.
It’s this time of the year again, where best of lists are booming everywhere. Out of Pitchfork’s 20 Best Rock Albums we created a Soundposter for you with sample streamings of Spotify, so you’ve got everything in one place! Enjoy the list with albums by National, Jay Som, Broken Social Scene, Waxahatchee, and many more.