It has been a solid five-year wait ever since the sophomore release of the Balthazar-associated solo act of the Belgian musician. “Ha Ha Heartbreak” marks a new chapter for Warhaus, stripping off the character he designed of himself, digging into existential doubts and pining over a broken love relationship, making his transformation a highly enjoyable symphony between melancholic gusts and groovy episodes.
It has been three years since we last heard from First Aid Kit. “We didn’t want to rush this record. We let the songs take their time – the writing and the recording.” I sat down with the band to talk about the progression of their sound, the cruciality of women songwriters and instrumentalists, and the artistic potential and fun that comes from a gut-trusting freedom of self.
On "If You Only Feel It Once", beloved indie-pop darlings Bleach Lab share yet another EP that glistens with the wide-gazing beauty of wistful sentiment and the longing for a destination. Discover the latest stroke of their brimming talent, along with an updated edition of our "Introducing" playlist, featuring a bunch of other ethereal pop delights.
The term Pop is slippery like water. Its wide range exceeds definition yet it is used ubiquitous. Shaped by a hegemonic discourse, what is considered pop often moves within a narrow realm. Berlin's alternative pop festival, Pop Kultur, questions the definition of pop and the tastemakers by curating an inclusive, diverse, and critical line up of artists and speakers at their eighth edition earlier this year.
Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that moved us the most. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time with Indigo Sparke, Ultraflex, Bonny Light Horseman, Charlotte Dos Santos, Skullcrusher, Dry Cleaning, Pip Millett and Loyle Carner. What will be your favourite?
The debut of the Icelandic folk artist amazes with crystalline clarity and heartfelt expression. This might just be the folk happening of the year and is yet another proof of the intimate and delicate craft Arny Margret is capable of delivering. Along with a bunch of songs off her stunning LP, our freshly "Introducing" playlist features other new tracks from artists like Portland, Sophie Jamieson and more.
Kit Sebastian is the creative union of singer Merve Erdem and guitarist Kit Martin. Together, the duo explore their cultural and musical roots and incorporate the rich past of Anatolian music into their psychedelic rock albums. Between past and present, their music as well as visuals are coined by cultural heritage and love for vintage feels.
The Australian singer and songwriter Indigo Sparke releases her sophomore record "Hysteria" following the minimalist debut "Echo". Writer Anna Stich meets the artist for the second time and talks about grieving, breathing, and the history of pathological sexism entangled with hysteria.