Single/EP Reviews

Monday, 14 August 2017 13:21

Nanna.B - Golden EP

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Gold.

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?
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:08

Introducing Arvid Nero

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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.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 21:59

The Napkins are Genuine

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Is it just me or do so many pop artists sound very similar?

And in fact, where are all the bands?

Good question, I'm sure you'd agree. However, I'm not going to start disassembling the music business and demonstrate how the major corporations have a monopoly on all commercial music. That's a discussion for another day.

However, I do want to talk about a band who've released their new EP Genuine, and a singer who's voice cannot be mistaken for anyone else.

The band are The Napkins with lead vocals by Charlotta Kerbs.

Saturday, 01 April 2017 13:16

Public Secret won't be a secret for long

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The debut single from Copenhagen-based future soul band, Public Secret - Tears (To Water Her Roses) is the first beacon to what we feel will become a shining soul light.

Inspired by the sounds of Bilal, Andersen Park, Frank Ocean, D'Angelo and Thundercat, Tears (To Water Her Roses) is a beautifully titled, lyrically engaging track. Deftly produced by Lush Reality, the tight soulful rhythm builds to a dynamic and passionate crescendo. 

Released with the digital track is a creative music video, filmed and directed by band members Ölle Häggberg and August Campeotto. In the video hooded lead singer Bobby Bovell (who we discovered as a solo singer) meanders against the backdrop of Copenhagen's futuristic urban architecture.
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:08

Mikala’s Got It!

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Having raved about her debut single, the free to download - Save Your Love (reviewed here), emerging Danish chanteuse MIKALA returns with a surprise new release, in the shape of the mid-tempo gospel-tinged - We Got It.

If her debut was an announcement of the promise to come, then We Got It, cements that promise.
Friday, 24 February 2017 00:07

Snoh Aalegra Feels Nothing Burns Like The Cold

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Snoh Aalegra keep’s the intoxicating goodness coming in the shape of two single releases from the second of her proposed trilogy of Mini Albums, following part one of her critically acclaimed ‘Don’t Explain’ Mini Album released in the middle of 2016.

Awash with emotion, Feels, released towards the tail end of 2016, is a poignant mid-tempo melodic slice of Motown’ish Soul. The track treads the lyrically familiar path of realised longing, yet Snoh elevates this theme into something wondrous.

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