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Fredda (FR)

Fredda (FR)

Bisolaire the sixth studio album by Fredda tells a lot about his content. Inspired through both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Where the first albums had a big impact by americana and especially the desert sound of Tucson, is the new album much more influenced by French...

The Saxophones (US)

The Saxophones (US)

The Saxophones’ band name, started out as a half-joke for the song-writing project of Alexi Erenkov, then a disillusioned jazz student. Jazz didn’t offer the room for self-expression that he sought. To song-writing he turned, its straightforward, limber form a...

Raoul Vignal (FR)

Raoul Vignal (FR)

Raoul Vignal plays authentic modern folk. Vignales trademarks are compositions down to the smallest detail, soothing vocals and multi-faceted melodies played with finesse. His music was often described by the audience as "evocative" and "hypnotizing". After releasing...

Tahiti 80 (FR)

Tahiti 80 (FR)

Formed by multi instrumentalists Xavier Boyer, Médéric Gontier, Sylvain Marchand & Pedro Resende, Tahiti 80’s adventure began in the French cities of Rouen and Paris in the mid 90s. Singer and guitarist Boyer and bassist Resende formed the pop combo as students at...

The Rodeo (FR)

The Rodeo (FR)

The alter ego of French singer-songwriter Dorothée Hannequin, The Rodeo has developed a knack for unusual covers including Marilyn Manson’s “Beautiful People,” and Kanye West’s’ “Amazing.” The Rodeo’s album Music Maelström (Naïve) was partly recorded in Dallas, Texas,...

Gemma Ray (UK)

Gemma Ray (UK)

The English word "rock" has many meanings, but for Gemma Ray the most important one is probably different as to most musicians. The Berlin-based singer/songwriter from Essex sticks to the basic word meaning: rock as in stone. When Ray goes on tour she always takes the...

Mélanie Pain (FR)

Mélanie Pain (FR)

Parachute is Mélanie Pains third album, one that defies gravity.
From the first words there is a startling contrast, an illusion of lightness, chiselled lyrics. Melanie has widened her horizons, decided to explore new territories and move towards the light. These are...

Barbara Morgenstern (DE)

Barbara Morgenstern (DE)

Barbara Morgenstern moved to Berlin via Hamburg, got introduced to Gudrun Guts label Monika Enterprise via the „Wohnzimmer“-scene and quickly became a celebrated sensation with her unconventional sound between electronic, songwriting and folk. The pop experts hadn’t...

Meat Puppets (US)

Meat Puppets (US)

The Meat Puppets’ story begins during the early 1980s in Phoenix. Bostrom and Curt Kirkwood were in the dawn of their twenties, unemployed and Cris was going to school. The collective influences in play ran the gamut—classic rock, British prog, the Dead, Zappa,...

Emel Mathlouthi (TN)

Emel Mathlouthi (TN)

Traveling between experimental, electronic, North-African, Arabic, or cinematic music Emel Mathlouthi delivers a sound that’s as sensitive and non-conformist as herself, far from clichés and easy categories. Constantly reinventing herself, Emel Mathlouthi aligns...

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (CAN)

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (CAN)

Armed with a sack of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion and a Telecaster, Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers kick out raw and primal blues; continuing in the tradition of a ‘decades - deep blues style', while electrifying the genre a...

Group Listening (UK)

Group Listening (UK)

Having met at Music College, Stephen and Paul went separate ways creatively. Stephen delved into pop, recording albums and touring extensively under the guise of Sweet Baboo, while working with Cate Le Bon, H. Hawkline and others. Paul leaned into the piano, pursuing...

The Glücks (BE)

The Glücks (BE)

The Glücks are the savage Bonny & Clyde garagepunk duo from Ostend(BE) that unleash more sparks than a disc grinder.
Slap bang in the middle of a Golden Triangle mapped out by The Cramps, The Stooges and Thee Oh Sees. It's The Exorcist, garagerock style !...

Giant Sand (US)

Giant Sand (US)

Giant Sand was the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun-damaged songcraft of singer-songwriter Howe Gelb. In three decades he’s managed to mash elements of rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy...

Howe Gelb (US)

Howe Gelb (US)

Let me set the scene – irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old tunes by Frank and there’s some people over there who never want to fall in love again. It’s the last bar still open and the piano player mooches over to the...

Kelly Finnigan (US)

Kelly Finnigan (US)

Born into a musical household, 1981 in Los Angeles, Kelly Finnigan grew up without any musical education until his teens, when he dove into the world of hip hop, beats and sampling, and began DJing. Kelly founded the hip-hop production crew Destruments, his own...

DAAU – Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung (BE)

DAAU – Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung (BE)

When the four original members first got together in 1992, they were young peeps with classical instruments, jazz skills and a punky attitude about to discover the world for the first time in their young lives. The band took a quickstart in the slipstream of...

Jacky Bastek (DE)

Jacky Bastek (DE)

After giving solo concerts some years Jacky has gained an international reputation. Fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter Jacky Bastek was looking for allies to explore new soundscapes with her. With the two jazz musicians Yannik Tiemann and Felix Ambach, they...

Klein (LU)

Klein (LU)

After studying classical piano and percussion at the Luxembourg Conservatory, Jérôme was drawn towards the freedom of improvisation and jazz. He devoted himself to drums, vibraphone and piano. Jérôme studied at the Brussels Royal Conservatory, a.o. with Eric Legnini,...

Xixa (US)

Xixa (US)

XIXA are psychedelic. XIXA are cumbia. But, most of all, XIXA are rock n roll. Their music is rooted in a South American heritage, but is equally informed by their hometown of Tucson, Arizonas vivid-legendary music scene. Their interpretation of chicha - Peruvian...

John Parish (UK)

John Parish (UK)

John Parish’s list of musical accomplishments is long, yet for years the self-e acing Bristol native has been happy outside the spotlight. This twice Ensor nominated composer and Mercury Prize winning producer delivers a collection of songs, including a duet with his...

Emily Jane White (US)

Emily Jane White (US)

Emily Jane White is a musician, songwriter, and poet from Oakland, CA. She began performing under her own name in 2003 and released her first album "Dark Undercoat" in 2007, with "Victorian America", "Ode to Sentience", and "Blood/Lines", "They Moved in Shadow All...

Spain (US)

Spain (US)

With three records in store and a few tours, Spain managed to gain a loyal fanbase between 1995 and 2001 that has stayed devoted to this certain fascination of their music. They were peculiar with their seizing sound that links melancholic and intimate truths to...

Alabaster DePlume (UK)

Alabaster DePlume (UK)

Described beautifully by Shabaka Hutchings as "One of my definite favourite saxophone players from this country … one of the most distinctive and personalised sounds on the instrument that I’ve heard in a very very long time." Alabaster is also a poet, a performer and...

EABS (PL)

EABS (PL)

Multi award winning Polish jazz sextet EABS are widely considered to be one of the most exciting and accomplished jazz bands in the world. They apply an innovative approach to jazz, distilling it through the prism of hip-hop, mixing it with elements of soul, funk,...

Rachael Dadd (UK)

Rachael Dadd (UK)

Rachael Dadd from Bristol, whose daydreams are set to music in the most elegant lo-fi style, has something childlike but is by no means naive. She rather seems to be playfully attacking you with her music. From her songs, you can glean her desire to travel, which...

The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb ft. Pieta Brown (BE/US)

The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb ft. Pieta Brown (BE/US)

Best-known for their 2016 collaboration, The Colorist and Emiliana Torrini, The Colorist Orchestra has also toured and recorded with Sumie, Cibelle, Gabriel Rios and Lisa Hannigan. In 2021 they release an album with Howe Gelb and Pieta Brown, Not On The Map.

Daniel Brandt (DE)

Daniel Brandt (DE)

Daniel Brandt, co-founder of acclaimed German ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, released his second solo album Channels with Erased Tapes. The seven-track LP is Brandts biggest statement yet, with the albums thrilling avant-garde framework interweaving chord-driven...

Sam Amidon (US)

Sam Amidon (US)

Sam Amidon is a singer-fiddler-banjoist-guitarist originally hailing from Vermont, US. He has released solo albums on the Nonesuch and Bedroom Community labels. Amidon's material for his albums often consists of adventurous reworkings of traditional American ballads,...