The Australian musician Gordi aka Sophie Payton lives in between two worlds; music and medicine. In this personal guest article the Sydney-based artist/doctor opens up about why she dropped everything to help out during the Corona crisis and how she copes with the anxiety and frustration that comes with the great uncertainty all of us face.
The music Vaarin makes is marked by an inherent melancholia. Between beauty and pain, the Norway-based artist creates soundscapes that elate while tugging on the heartstrings. Her EP "Bitter Taste Of Goodbye" is out now and allows a glimpse deep into the soul of the young musician. In this intimate guest article Vårin Strand opens up about the emotions behind her music.
What do music and fencing have in common? Both require discipline, knowing your tools, and well-trained placement of hits or notes. We are premiering "Fencing", the latest release by The Micronaut in collaboration with Olympic fencer Anne Sauer. Instead of an exchange of intense hits, the two engage in a friendly exchange of interview questions regarding their greatest passions; fencing and music.
Isolation is something we often seek to express ourselves creatively. But what happens to the creative mind when it is forced upon us? Beloved songwriter and producer Novaa shares her experience with having to face the blank page - musically and personally - in these uncertain times. After her acclaimed self-titled debut she now opens up about the struggles all of us are confronted with today and shares her advice on making the first brush stroke on the intimidating bare canvas.
How about a little trip to Japan? The German psychedelic rock band ACUA documented their early 2020 tour across the island and Korea. Here is an exclusive insight into what the band experienced on the road and something to soothe the pain of current travel restrictions.
After the release of his latest record 'Ricky Music', Aaron Maine aka Porches gives us a little insight into one of his favorite records. Written over the past two years it traces the artist's search for clarity in times of anger, joy and sadness. Over that period of time, Tirzah's record 'Devotion' was one that kept him constant company. So, in case you're not familiar with it yet here comes a personal recommendation.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the German electropop duo and the upcoming release of their fourth release 'The Current', singer Eva Milner takes us on a personal journey all the way through the last decade of one of Germany's finest musical formations.
Icelandic musician Ásgeir shares his love for fellow nordic music legends Sigur Ros. Ahead of his new, deeply personal, album 'Bury The Moon' due February 7th, he gives us an exclusive insight into how their iconic 1999 record 'Agætis Byrjun' moved and inspired him as a child.
In the lovely tradition of the past years we gave the task to pick the year's best music video to two true experts - Award-winning Berlin-based video artists Schall & Schnabel. They got the right eye and a year-long expertise when it comes to this art form so these 15 picks (plus two additional short films) give a great overview about the state of the art form in the year 2019. And yes, it's looking good.
The beloved songwriter just returned with a pretty amazing new full-length so we asked him to shed some light on the songs that influenced him during the process of writing it. Here are six essential songs and artists you should also give a spin.