Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: Sirens Of Lesbos

Sirens Of Lesbos is the new wave of Worldbeat,
shifting the genre from folkloristic cliché and cheap
exoticism to urban nonchalance.

Difficult to box and even more difficult not to love, Sirens of Lesbos all met through the city of Bern’s vibrant musical scene. A collection of instrumentalists, music producers and choir singers, their own unique musical backgrounds contribute to their distinctly modern, yet retro sound.

 In the case of SOL, the long-awaited debut from Sirens of Lesbos, the listener is served a delectable smorgasbord of intoxicating instrumentation with notes of reggae, R&B, funk and pop. Here, flavours are steadily developed, culminating in a well-tempered sonic palette which leaves a lasting impression. 

Music by Bergman: Tigercub

Brighton alt-noise- pop trio Tigercub have had an incredible couple of years, fulfilling the frighteningly intense potential that so many have seen in them since they first started gigging across Brighton back in 2012.

Their confident debut album ‘Abstract Figures In The Dark’ is jagged and harsh. It is a pill that isn’t easily swallowed, nor digested; it is emotionally overwhelming and entirely self-aware. It doesn’t fit neatly into a box on the shelf marked “punk” or “grunge”.

They have recently made their highly anticipated return, announcing the release of their second album, As Blue As Indigo, which is set for release June 18th via Blame Recordings. They have also shared the second single from the album, Stop Beating On My Heart (Like A Bass Drum). Listen below.

Music by Bergman: Liars

Liars is an Experimental Electro/Rock band formed in 2000. Australian-born Angus Andrew is the founding and only constant member. Liars have always been a band that keeps fans guessing. Creating an aesthetic sound of punk meets electronica, their music has never been short of mesmerizing. Now with a new album The Apple Drop announced for an August release, they’ve shared the lead single “Sekwar” and a new video that adds a dark visual to pair with the music.

Music by Bergman: Vilde

Vilde is the wandering project of Thomas Savage, which in it’s 5 years in existence has been based in Stockholm, Norwich, Düsseldorf and Melbourne. Four LP’s reflect this windy journey, each in which Thomas explores new tangents & moods.

Hazel is among a collection of songs set to constitute a fifth record in 2021. It was written in Stockholm and later produced & engineered by David Pye in Norwich, UK. Long time Vilde collaborator, Jesper Hättander, contributed drums recorded from afar in Stockholm.

Music by Bergman: Fog Lake

Aaron Powel is better known by his lo-fi singer-songwriter moniker Fog Lake where he creates music that’s been best described as “a complex collage of nebulous angst and heartfelt nostalgia”.

Born and raised on the island province of Newfoundland, he’s lived his life in relative isolation writing and recording a total of six releases in four years including his two most current LP’s Virgo Indigo (2014) & Victoria Park (2015). His new album is Tragedy Reel.

Music by Bergman: Wesley Gonzalez

Wesley Gonzalez, DIY indie punk’s enfant terrible – who made a name for himself at an early age as the petulant frontman and creative force behind guitar-shredding band Let’s Wrestle. Last year he released his second album Appalling Human.

Ironically a more accomplished record than his 2017 debut Excellent Musician, here Gonzalez makes full use of a lithe band armed with an orgy of high-end synthesizers, all mixed for the dancefloor by James Greenwood (Ghost Culture, Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens). Both its sound and emotional clout are huge.

Following the release of last year’s album ‘Appalling Human’Wesley Gonzalez is now sharing his charming brand new single ‘Change Your Circumstance’. It was originally recorded during the last session for my 2020 album ‘Appalling Human’