Category Archives: Pop

HIGHASAKITE – GOLDEN TICKET (Pop – Norway)

Highasakite (Photo by Tonje Thilesen)

Five-piece Norwegian pop band Highasakite have been captivating huge audiences over the past few years and their first releases were hugely successful both critically and commercially. Released on April 8th, their latest single “Golden Ticket” looks set to go the same way.

With this new tune, Highasakite keep creating lush pop soundscapes supported by elegant arrangements and powerful vocals. “Golden Ticket” is taken from Highasakite’s forthcoming sophomore LP Camp Echo – out May 20 2016 via Propeller Recordings.

You can find more info and music on the band’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – ARE WE READY (Indie/Rock – UK)

Two Door Cinema Club

Four years after their sophomore album Beacon, Northern Ireland’s favourite indie pop trio Two Door Cinema Club are back with a brand new single: “Are We Ready?”. Taken from the band’s forthcoming album Gameshow, this high-energy tune was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and is out now!

With its bouncy bass groove and jangly guitars, joined by a children’s choir “nah nah nah”-ing at various points, the track is a sleek, uplifting slice of indie rock that will make you dance.

Check out Two Door Cinema Club’s official site or Facebook for more info and music. Buy their new single on

LANKS – BITTER LEAF (Alt/Pop – Australia)

LANKS

LANKS is the enigmatic solo electronic project of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist, Will Cuming. A classically trained jazz guitarist, he is also influenced by electronic, pop and folk music. His brand new single “Bitter Leaf” is a hybrid of a pop song featuring intricate, layered guitar work, and Cuming’s elegant signature falsetto.

LANKS - Bitter Leaf     

“Bitter Leaf” is Cuming’s second release this year, following February’s hugely successful single “Golden Age” which was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Oscar Key Sung, Chet Faker) and clocked over 750K Spotify streams.

For more info,  go to LANKS’ official website or Facebook. Buy the music on Bandcamp or

ANORAAK – FIGURE (DreamPop – France)

Anoraak

Back after a long break, Parisian dreampop wunderkind Anoraak (aka Frédéric Rivière) has just released the brand new Figure EP on his own imprint Endless Summer Music. The opening track, “We Lost”, is a collaboration with long-time friend Slow Shiver, a new project from Italian-born LA-based Valente Bertelli. It’s a nostalgic ballad which offers the perfect balance between Anoraak’s lush synth arpeggios and Slow Shiver’s delicate vocals over a steady beat.

The EP also includes the dreamy, synth-driven “Odds Are Good”, which was featured last year on the compilation Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection. This finely crafted tune mixes moody bass lines with 80s-tinged synths and evocative vocals to create a perfect example of sophisticated and contemplative synth pop.

More info and music on Anoraak’s Facebook and SoundCloud. You can now buy the Figure EP on

GEMINI – DO IT FOR LOVE (Synth/Pop – UK)

Gemini

UK electronic artist Gemini recently released his new single “‘Do It For Love’” through Tree of Life / Kobalt. Taken off his forthcoming album Wanderlust, the track is a rousing and uplifting affair that sees Gemini incorporating new elements of pop into his sound.

In February this year, Gemini (Thomas Slinger) revealed his new single “Time To Share”, which was his first original track in more than two years and unveiled a lush, cinematic new sound inspired by his travels abroad. Back in 2014, Slinger left Britain and set out to travel the world in order to reignite his musical creativity. He also discovered a latent talent for photography as he explored Norway, Sweden, Laos, Cambodia and more. Those life-changing experiences shaped the intensely personal Wanderlust, to be released soon.

Stream more songs on his official SoundCloud and follow Gemini on Facebook. Download “Do It For Love” on