Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: The Amazons

The Amazons are a four-piece rock band from Reading. Their debut album was released in May 2017, and charted at #8 in the UK Album Chart following a long list of tips and ‘ones to watch’ acknowledgements from The BBC (Sound of… 2017, Brit List), Spotify, Apple, MTV and many more.

The success of their first release, which included the singles Black Magic, Little Something & Junk Food Forever – all of which were supported greatly at BBC Radio 1 – allowed the band to tour the world through 2017 and 2018. Headline shows in the USA, Japan and Korea, as well as a run of sold out UK & European dates have kept The Amazons busy.

They are now heading back into the studio to record their second album with MPG’s Producer of The Year for 2018, Catherine Marks, with whom they worked on the last record. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the band, who are excited to get back on the road.

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Music by Bergman: Helado Negro

Ecuadorian-American artist Helado Negro has announced the release of his new album, This Is How You Smile, set for release on March 8th, 2019. Inspired by a line from “Girl,” the short story by Jamaica Kincaid, Helado Negro’s sixth full-length album follows his 2016 breakthrough LP, Private Energy.

Under the moniker Helado Negro, the experimental singer, songwriter and producer Roberto Carlos Lange has deftly infused his textural electronic stylings with elements of Latin American folk and dream pop. On Tuesday Lange teased his upcoming album with the delicately woven lead single, “Please Won’t Please” — lamenting the burden of proof for people of color who experience state-sanctioned violence. “We light ourselves on fire/Just to see if anyone believes,” he sings ruefully, over the otherwise sublime twinkling of synths.

Music by Bergman: Mansionair

Despite having just a handful of releases to their name, Sydney based trio Mansionair have successfully honed their sound and established their blueprint. After amassing over a million streams in under two months with their stunning debut single ‘Hold Me Down’, the pair have gone on to support the likes of London Grammar, CHVRCHES and alt-J on tour. The band share a sonic space with artists like alt-J whilst retaining their own unique and sensitive tone.

They will release their long-awaited debut album “Shadowboxer” on March 1, 2019.  The trio unveiled a new song “We Could Leave” as the final single from the album.

Music by Bergman: Fur

Brighton quartet Fur have been delivering ’50s and ’60s-influenced pop songs with a sanguine sheen and toe-tapping beat for a few years now. They’ve released several singles to date and their self-titled debut EP.  They recently highlighted their latest single, “Him & Her,” praising frontman Will Murray’s jaunty croon as well as the band’s rollicking guitars and infectious rosiness. Though retro pop and doo-wop are both at play here, their melodious songwriting could easily charm listeners from any decade.

Music by Bergman: Snow Patrol

The band of Northern Irish musicians formed in Scotland are much more than the composers of ‘Chasing Cars’, which was such a huge hit years ago, thanks in part to the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ soundtrack. The five-piece band are back in Barcelona, where they’ve always received a warm welcome, to present the best of ‘Wildness’ (2018) and so much more. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Music by Bergman: Flamingods

Nearly three years on from their last album Majesty, Bahrain psych band Flamingods are back with details of their fifth record Levitation.

The first taster of their new LP is the sprightly “Marigold”, a psychedelic taster of their new album, which is influenced by psych sounds from the Middle East and South Asia in the 70s. The five people behind Flamingods were never once in a room together, yet they’ve made albums whose globetrotting sound is impossible to pin down.

Music by Bergman: Jonathan Jeremiah

Jonathan Jeremiah’s first, acclaimed album – A Solitary Man, described by the BBC as “elegant and soulful, a luscious artefact of 1970s songwriting class” – was released in 2011. It earned gold status in Holland, where it charted at No.3, and also reached No. 11 in Germany and Belgium. Two further albums, 2012’s Gold Dust and 2015’s Oh Desire, earned him further accolades, not least a phone call from legendary James Bond composer John Barry.

Jonathan Jeremiah released his new album, GOOD DAY. The album is the London based Brit’s fourth. The tittle track’s upbeat groove is a perfect introduction to a record that eclipses everything Jonathan has achieved so far. It showcases the remarkable depth of his craft, with his wonderfully weary, warm voice carving out haunting melodies amid uncommonly sophisticated arrangements from The Heritage Orchestra’s Ben Trigg.