Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015- Videos List

Adding layers to their diverse music styles, here is a list of our favorite music videos for this year. From the epic Bowie return to Tama Imapala's madness, here is the list of videos which stood out in their creative and distinctive expression.
Happy New Year!!!

1.Tame Impala- The Less I Know The Better
2.David Bowie- Blackstar
 3.FKA Twigs- Glass and Patron
 4.Sally Dige- Losing You
5.John Cale- Close Watch
6.Bjork- Lionsong

 7.Little Boots- Get Things Done

8.FFS- Piss off

9.U.S. Girls- Woman's Work
10.October Dance- Tropical Eyes 11.Belle & Sebastian- Nobody's Empire

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best of 2015- Tracks and Singles

Some of the top tracks and singles that came out during 2015. 
Seems like there was a huge Tame Impala radiation. Happy New Year!

01. Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
02. Susanne Sundfør- Memorial
03. Viet Cong - Continental Shelf
04. Belle and Sebastien- Play for Today
05. Bjork- Stonemilker
06. Surfjan Stevens- Should Have Know Better
07. Blur- There Are too Many of Us
08. David Bowie- Blackstar
09. Brandon Flowers- I Can Change
10. New Order- Tutti Frutti
11. U.S.Girls- Women's Work
12. Chromatics- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
13. Amason- Duvan
14. Samantha Urbani- 1 2 3 4
15. Julia Holter - Vasquez
16. Dave Gahan and The Soulsavers- Shine
17. Editors- Life is Fear
18. The Charlatans- Trouble Understanding
19. Agent Side Grinder - Last Rites
20. East India Youth- Carousel
21. Jaakko Eino Kalevi- Hush Down
22. Jane Weaver - I Need a Connection
23. Daybed - Weird Sailing
24. Parallels- Age of Consent
25. Azure Blue- A Town Like Alice

Susanne Sundfør-Accelerate
Susanne Sundfør -Memorial
Tame Impala -Eventually
Tame Impala- Yes, I'm Changing
The Apartments- Looking for Another Town
The Apartments- Black Ribbons
The  Chills- Aurora Corona
The  Chills- Warm Waveform
Viet Cong - Newspaper Spoons
Belle and Sebastian - Nobody's Empire
Belle and Sebastian - The Everlasting Muse
Julia Holter- Sea Calls Me Home
Julia Holter- Lucette Stranded on the Island
Azure Blue- Baby you are a Star
Beach House- Sparks
U.S.Girls- Sororal Feelings
Blur - Thought I Was A Spaceman
Jaakko Eino Kalevi- Double Talk
Ghost Culture - Glaciers
Tempers - Bright over Me
Tempers- Train
IAMX- Happiness
East India Youth- Beaming White
Lana Del Rey- High by the Beach
St Vincent- Teenage Talk

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Best of 2015- Top 10 EPs

Our growing favorite format the EP has connected more than you can imagine in one Top 10. Berlin, London, NYC as well as artists from four continents and countries like USA, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, all with their very distinctive music style and all in this little space. Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Best of 2015- The Album List

Time to round up the best from the year 2015! Not so packed as 2014, but still, it gave birth to some interesting releases. Worth a very special mention to Martin Phillipps' The Chills and The Apartments who returned with first new albums in almost twenty years, both reaching the Top ten on our charts, proving they still got the beat going. Our favorites by far and most listened would be Susanne Sundførs' 'Ten Love Songs' and Tame Impala's 'Currents'. What else was hot? See below...

01.Tame Impala- Currents [Modular/ Interscope]
02.Susanne Sundfør- Ten Love Songs [Kobalt]
03.Viet Cong- Viet Cong [Jagjaguwar/ Flemish Eye]
04.The Apartments- No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal [Microcultures]
05.Belle and Sebastian- Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance [Matador]
06.Julia Holter- Have You in My Wilderness [Domino]
07.The Chills- Silver Bullets [Fire]
08.Dave Gahan & Soulsavers- Angels & Ghosts [Columbia]
09.Lusts- Illuminations [1965]
10.U.S. Girls- Half Free [4AD]
11.Azure Blue- Beneath the Hill I Smell the Sea
12.Amason- Sky City [Ingrid]
13.Tempers- Services [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
14.Agent Side Grinder- Alkimia [Progress]
15.New Order-Music Complete [Mute]
16.Björk- Vulnicura [One Little Indian] 
17.John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear [Sub Pop]
18.Beach House- Depression Cherry [Sub Pop]
19.East India Youth- Culture of Volume [XL]
20.Jaakko Eino Kalevi- Jaakko Eino Kalevi [Weird World] 
21.Sally Dige- Hard to Please [Night School]
22.Blur- The Magic Whip [Parlophone]
23.The Charlatans- Modern Nature [BMG]
24.Vinnie Who- Harmony [Fake Diamond]
25.Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell [Asthmatic Kitty]
26.Tasseomancy- Palm Wine Revisited [Healing Power]
27.Daybed- Weird Sailing [Beläten]
28.Darkness Falls- Dance and Cry [HFN]
29.L' Avenir- Étoiles 
30.Little Boots- Working Girl [On Repeat]
31.Editors- In Dream
32.Moon Duo- Shadow of the Sun
33.Brandon Flowers- The Desired Effect
34.Double Echo- La Danza
35.Jimmy Somerville- Homeage
36.Death and Vanilla- To Where the Wild Things Are
37.Ghost Culture- Ghost Culture
38.Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Multi-Love
39.Club 8- Pleasure
40.Lebanon Hanover- Besides the Abyss

WAW: U.S. Girls- Woman's Work

Our final video for this year's WAW section is by Meg Remy's led U.S. Girls. She released her sixth studio album this year and the first for 4AD and it is entitled 'Half Free'. There were three singles taken form it including the haunted and atmospheric "Woman's Work". The video was directed and filmed by Meg Remy.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Next Wave: Lusts

Lusts a are the Leicester based band consisting of  brothers Andy and James Stone. Inspired by a Paris trip and lot more from their everyday life, they decided to start the band. Although it is a duo, Lusts really sound like a real band with their atmospheric and rich in sound. They also draw inspiration from previous decades, mixing Krautrock with New Wave and Shoegaze and creating a very unique blend of post-punk psychedelia. Their debut album 'Illuminations' is out now on 1965 records. Do check them out.