Returning after a five-year hiatus, Welsh singer-songwriter Benji Tranter emerges with a debut that offers lush lo-fi bedroom folk vibes, paired with a raw originality and jolts of good-humoured sparks. Discover his "Songs To Make You Happy" right here, along with a fresh update of our weekly "Introducing" playlist, featuring other folk gems from the likes of Billie Marten, Eleni Drake, Maple Glider and some more.
Based in Berlin, the Haifa-raised singer and songwriter Rasha Nahas releases her first album in her native tongue, Arabic. Written during the pandemic, "Amrat امرات" is an exploration and celebration of her Palestinian identity and a touching album grown out of spaces in between cities, identities, and cultures. We spoke to the singer and are premiering the video to "Habbetek حبيتك" in this week's Introducing Feature.
Débora Umbelino or Surma gives experimental music a new meaning. Working with deconstruction, Surma explores not just the different ways in which instruments work, but takes them apart to their very core to draw new sounds from their essence. On the new record "alla", the artist applies that new fearlessness.
Heating up the Belgian Neo-Soul scene, YellowStraps is dropping his record "tentacle" in early 2023. What began as a musical adventure between Yvan and his brother Alban Murenzi turned into a more serious project for Yvan, who continues to pursue musical ambitions alone. After a year of extensive touring, the artist shares thoughts on the upcoming release.
Hailing from the Isle Of Wight, indie rock quartet Coach Party entered the alternative scene by storm, delivering three ravishing EPs, most lately the noteworthy “Nothing Is Real” this summer. For an extended spotlight on the act, we caught up backstage with them while on support tour for Britain's Wet Leg. Make sure you also check out the playlist they exclusively curated for this occasion.
The London-based singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson has finally delivered her long-awaited debut LP, which channels the overbearing battles between dark spirits and hope for the light. Explore the captivating delirium of "Choosing" along with an update of our weekly newcomer selection.
With a hunger for creative adventure this new band steps out of all the white noise of young groups that are emerging in the digital age. On their debut EP “Reality Cravings” the group faces the rough reality of our times with subtle musical beauty and we think you should discover it immediately.
There’s a new up and coming star in the skies of Berlin’s DIY underground scene. On “Just Fantasy” Lover Buffet reflects on emotional breakdowns and hope in times of despair with an old Yamaha synth playing a crucial part in all of this. Get to know them right here.