Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: Sports

Oklahoma duo Sports blends psychedelic R&B with indie rock from the South West. Made up of brothers Christian and Jacob Theriot, this “band of Wizards” has been playing together for a decade, including five years in their current form.

Their 2015 debut Naked All the Time, was both glitzy and lo-fi, like a half-hour spent in the arcade from Stranger Things. The band’s sound matured on 2016’s People Can’t Stop Chillin and now they return with their new single “The Look”. Following on from their critically acclaimed tracks “Tell You Something”, “Baby Baby” and “Never Know”, the new single is the last release to come ahead of their new EP “Get A Good Look Pt.1”, which is due out 12th Feb.

Music by Bergman: HAEVN

When singer-songwriter and film score composer combine, it’s magical – as shown by Amsterdam band HAEVN. Consisting of vocalist Marijn van der Meer and producer/instrumentalist Jorrit Kleijnen, the duo creates “cinematic, unctuous synthpop.” They established themselves with a series of singles beginning in 2015 before releasing their debut album ‘Eyes Closed’ in May.

For the production of their debut album in 2018 Eyes Closed HAEVN teamed up with the acclaimed producer behind London Grammar, Tim Bran. Few days ago they’ve unveiled their brand new single: ‘Throw Me a Line.’

Music by Bergman: Bicep

Belfast-born/London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) are childhood friends who bonded over a shared love of dance music. In the decades since first meeting, aged 8, Bicep have become one of the world’s most avidly appreciated curators and producers of electronic music.

They’ve announced a new, highly-anticipated album dubbed ‘Isles’ set for a January release this year. The 10-tracker will follow in the footsteps of their debut LP that produced timeless zinger “Glue” that still sounds as fresh today as it did on release way back in 2017. They have also released the second song from the record “Apricots,” which arrives with a video by BAFTA winning director Mark Jenkin.

Music by Bergman: Soft Cheese

Connecting the dots between the heaviness of 90’s-inspired grunge and the fog of shoegaze, Soft Cheese has found ways to create their own unique style of pop. Ripe with fuzz and dissonant hooks, the music is both complex and catchy. Floated into the melodies are lyrics soaked with an intensity and tenderness you never saw coming, coupled with plenty of reverb and chorus to taste. All of these elements can be heard on Soft Cheese’s eponymous debut record,

Born out of a solo project, songwriter, Hugh Jepson started Soft Cheese to move in a new musical direction – a challenge to exercise more restraint and write more intentionally. The result is Jepson’s distilled pop sensibilities entwined with a melody focused garage rock approach that reaches fans of an array of genres.

Music by Bergman: Homeshake

Homeshake is the recording project of Peter Sagar. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B.

Homeshake shares new charitable track titled Sesame. The loose cut arrives with an accompanying visual animated by John Andrews.

Music by Bergman: Tagua Tagua

After two published EPs, Tombamento Inevitável (2017) and Pedaço Vivo (2018), the time has come for Brazilian band Tagua Tagua to take the big leap to an LP. The band led by composer Felipe Puperi have released this year its first LP with the label Costa Futuro, proposing a new musical experience with a sound that will both daze and fascinate. Sublime in detail, daring and free. These are the qualities that will definitely catapult them into our scene.