Hanouneh is a band with a good memory and on Hometown Prophecies they show what a sonically potent thing this can be.
They draw from a very distinct lineage of modern black music performance but the clever thing is that they are happy to revere and reinvent rather than merely remix it. This meandering path sees them connect dots between jazz traditions, future soul grooves, the chilled end of Minneapolis funk, and the ghosts of old blues players and modern R&B.
Historically, this precious metal has always been desired due to its relative rarity and attractive colour.
Fittingly, the cover artwork of Danish soul singer Nanna.B new EP Golden* does indeed look desirable as it gleams in pure golden hues.
Now based in LA, does Nanna's five-track EP contain any musical nuggets within this shiny exterior?
The name, Charlotte Dos Santos, has been sung loudly from this websites rooftops ever since she released her debut single - Watching You (2015) and since then I've been eager to hear her first body of collected work.
The Norwegian singer has now dropped her first album 'Cleo'. It's the story of a romance told with a pleasant 'loungeful' vibe from start to finish.
Let me begin by saying this.
The debut album, In Bloom, by 7-piece Danish band Djeff showcases a band striving for reinvention and recreation and is one of the best albums you'll hear from Scandinavia in 2017
I write this early so you can press play now rather than read through my words.
If you're still here, let me explain why?
I wonder if you're like me?
Music on at nearly all times.
Always have headphones on a walk.
And always require a good selection of music when labouring through the preparation and cooking of an evening meal.
Well, I think I've found a delightful album that makes cutting courgettes, peeling potatoes and dicing onions a pleasure.
Lovers of the award-winning Swedish band The Magnolia will instantly recognise the vocals of Arvid Nero as he launches his debut three-track solo EP - Introducing Arvid Nero.
We don't think we're the only ones who shed a tear when news broke that members of The Magnolia were heading in new directions. Keeping bands together is always difficult, even more so in today's world, so we're just grateful for the extraordinary music they created.
Now solo, Gothenburg based singer/writer Arvid Nero picks up his guitar and presents his personal expression.