Låpsley, real name Holly Fletcher, is a British musician from Liverpool, who has amazed audiences across the world with her spacious, synth pop sound. At only 23, her young age is not an indication of her successful career, with her second album Through Water which was released past March 20th. However, with so much success coming to her at a young age, Låpsley has struggled with balancing the complexities of growing up with the pressures of fame.
JFDR (aka Jófríður Ákadóttir) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in 1994, from Reykjavík, Iceland. She is known for her solo project JFDR as well as her work with Samaris, Pascal Pinon and Gangly and works closely with producer and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. She makes Experimental Pop music, mixing classical, folk, and electronic music. JFDR is back wit her second album New Dreams,
In 2017, Laetitia Tamko caught the attention of the indie-rock world with the album Infinite Worlds, a collection of powerful yet intimate guitar-driven songs. Two years on, the musician known as Vagabon seems to have taken the title of her breakthrough record to heart. Her self-titled album for eschews homespun guitar-forward sonics for supple electronic textures, opening up new horizons (or worlds, if you will) for Vagabon.
Some days ago, Vagabon has dropped alternate versions of two tunes from her recent self-titled album.
The Auckland Town Hall Organ awakens at the unassuming hands of Melbourne-based Kiwi grunge musician Sarah Mary Chadwick. Performing her compelling album, Please Daddy, Chadwick’s chillingly beautiful voice and evocative, existential lyrics are juxtaposed against the might of this instrument of power in an epic feat of sound and aural engineering.
Born and raised in Oldham in the north-west of England, Keeley Forsyth first made her name as an actor, but while the creation of music has been a constant feature in her life, she’s taken the long road to its release. A deeply intuitive and singular musician, she began writing several years ago, accompanying herself on harmonium and accordion.
The songs comprising Keeley Forsyth’s debut, an intimate document of personal change, are, she states simply, “like blocks of metal that drop from the sky.” The image’s severity is indicative of the album which provoked it. With its minimal arrangements placing her recollections and dissections of sometimes harrowing experiences front and centre, Debris showcases her elemental voice and an outpouring of candid, haunting lyrics detailing the seismic ruptures which take place behind closed doors.
Louise Lemón is a Swedish artist classified in the genre «death gospel», with rich reminiscences of the first Fleetwood Mac, bands of the spectrum of The Dead Weather or the darker PJ Harvey, with a deliciously evocative vocal record and a huge personality. It will please all fans of other contemporary female vocalists like Myrkur or Chelsea Wolfe.
The “yéyé noir” of Juniore has always been rooted in the cinematic as much as the musical. The Paris outfit’s blending of 1960s French pop, hazy psychedelia, seamless pop, surf grooves and lush orchestration feels as intertwined with big screen aesthetics as greatly as it does being found in the grooves of vinyl. So it makes perfect sense that the band would sooner or later find themselves appearing on more film and TV soundtracks.