Iceage have premiered their brand new single, ‘Vendetta’, which follows acclaimed recent single, ‘The Holding Hand‘. Unlike its slow-building predecessor, Vendetta sees Elias Bender Rønnenfelt & co head straight out of the blocks with impact; brandishing fuzzy guitars and a Shaun Ryder-esque slur.
Goan Dogs was conceived in 2010 by lead singer Luke St Leger and drummer Daniel Lane. A coming-of-age misadventure in India gave the band its name when Luke ended up spending most of his time with Goa’s stray beach dogs. The fledgling duo soon expanded their sound with the talents of friends and fellow musicians: Theo Mackie, Bill Sherwood and Sam Kynan Powell. After 10 years of musical evolution their debut album sits firmly in a warped atmosphere of dark synth/guitar pop.
Alien Tango has turned his oddball stylings to a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Getting Better’. Arriving with a video shot over the Thames in London, the cover follows the release of his four-and-a-half-minute album ‘Blink Pop Vol. 1’, which featured loads of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them made-for-TikTok shorts.
Genre-defying singer-songwriter-producer-professional scooter rider Oliver Tree has been making waves with his unique high-energy sound and eccentric persona. Oliver Tree has finally dropped his debut album ‘Ugly Is Beautiful’ From start to finish, the album is an electro-pop/alt-rock ride that is truly fitting for one such as Oliver Tree, who amazingly dropped new music amid a sea of new releases and still managed to hold his own.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller remains the single most iconic era of pop music, and for good reason. It still stands as the best-selling album of all time with more than 33 million copies sold in the U.S., as certified by RIAA. As awe-inspiring as that number is, the music itself is as timeless now as it was then, from the spooky titular cut to a song like “Billie Jean” and its slinky, provocative bass line.
Regardless, “Billie Jean” is forever immortalized in the pantheons of pop music. The second single from Thriller, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won two Grammy Awards, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.
Nika Roza Danilova has been recording and performing as Zola Jesus for more than a decade. As a classically trained opera singer with a penchant for noisy, avant-garde sounds, she has explored her own skewed vision of pop music on releases like Stridulum, Conatus and Okovi. She has also raised her voice for a change towards a more human and sustainable business model for independent musicians.
Rostam is the solo moniker of multi-instrumentalist/producer Rostam Batmanglij, who balances experimental sounds and heartfelt intimacy in all the music he makes. He first earned acclaim as a member of Vampire Weekend, whose chart-topping and Grammy nominated 2010 album Contra he produced. Batmanglij soon became an in-demand producer and collaborator,
Rostam has recently shared a video for his new track “These Kids We Knew,” which he wrote while “in a fever-dream state during the second week of March last year while [he] was recovering from COVID-19.”