Our favourite German-based newcomer, ÄTNA shares the video for ‘Won’t Stop’, along with the release of their debut album, ‘Made By Desire’, both out now via Humming Records.
The striking visual from the avant-garde duo was filmed in Italy, close to the Croatian border, as the sun came up, and encapsulates the sense of alienation and dystopian unease which lies at the music’s heart, as well as the dramatic, celebratory feeling of emancipation embedded in the song’s lyrics.
26.02 Ludwigshafen – dasHaus
27.02 CH-Baden – Royal
28.02 CH-St.Gallen – OYA Bar
29.02 CH-Biel – Le Singe
01.03 Esslingen – Cosmic Playgrounds / Dieselstrasse
06.03 Dresden – Objekt klein a
07.03 Wuppertal – Loch
08.03 Köln – Jaki
11.03 Berlin – Lido
12.03 Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich / Turmzimmer
13.03 Nürnberg – Club Stereo
14.03 Jena – Kassablanca
18.03 AT-Wien – Fluc
19.03 AT-Salzburg – Rockhouse Bar
20.03 München – Milla
03.04 Lörrach – Between The Beats
16.04 Osnabrück – Popsalon / Haus der Jugend
16.04 Dresden – Beatpol
Sounds like: Grimes, Fever Ray, Vök, Kllo, Christine & The Queens, I Break Horses
The exciting Berlin-based duo combines dramatic electro-pop with an array of synth variations and visual art in an innovative manner. Their catchy single ‘Made By Desire’ is the title track from their upcoming album, released on Valentine’s Day via Humming Records.
30.01. Rüsselheim – Theater
26.02. Ludwigshafen – Das Haus
27.02. CH-Baden – Royal
28.02. CH-St.Gallen – OYA Bar
29.02. CH-Biel – Le Singe
01.03. Esslingen – Cosmic Playgrounds / Dieselstrasse
06.03. Dresden – Objekt Klein A
07.03. Wuppertal – Loch
08.03. Köln – Jaki
11.03. Berlin – Lido
12.03. Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich / Turmzimmer
13.03. Nürnberg – Club Stereo
14.03. Jena – Kassablanca
18.03. AT-Wien – Fluc
19.03. AT-Salzburg – Rockhouse Bar
20.03. München – Milla
03.04. Lörrach – Between The Beats
16.04. Osnabrück – Popsalon / Haus der Jugend
16.04. Dresden – Beatpol
We are huge fans of quirky Icelandic electro-pop provacateur Máni Orrason‘s new single ‘Numb’. In fact, we are slightly obsessed with all of the visuals for his last few releases, portraying a broken yet endearing persona of desperation and a need for love.
The visuals for ‘Numb’ flashback to straying and emotional neglect, “I had this desperate need to be seen and to be comforted. I guess i was really lonely at the time”, Máni recalls.
The EP ‘BABY ANGEL’ is out now via Humming Records.
It’s time to end this week’s gems on a funky number from cross Atlantic trio, TriOrca.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists and writers, who between them have an ecclectic array of work connections – including Jessie J, Sam Henshaw, Empire of the Sun – their modern, yet nostalgic music fuses neo-soul, hip hop and 70’s psychedelica.
Máni Orrason – I Swear It’s True by Yannic Pöpperling
We are extremely excited about the first of this week’s gems! The Icelandic “cowboy baby angel” Máni Orasson returns with a reflective video about love in ‘I Swear It’s True’.
The visuals typify the hardships Orrason bravely struggles – agonizing fears for the future, unfulfilled longings, obstacles that life throws in the way of those in love – all within a beautiful, glitter-filled backdrop.
Australian singer/songwriter Harry Nathan releases his new single, ‘Sweet Vanilla Sky’.
Created following a break-up, the bohemian dream-pop song has bittersweet energy, which effortlessly resides between the lines of reality and fantasy, as Nathan explores love, loss, longing and remembrance.
…and what a way to finish off this week’s gems! Gorgeous, driving disco-pop courtesy of Finnish artit Onni Boi.
It’s rare to get a warm euphoric feeling that can instantly take over the body, but ‘Tides’ does just that. Boi has achieved the ability to make the whole room dance with his playful machine beats, as well as offering a shoulder to cry on.
Sounds like: Flight Facilities, Joe Goddard, Prince