Tag Archives: alternative

LO-FANG – LIGHT YEAR (Soul/Pop – US)

Matthew Jordan Hemerlein, better known by the stage name Lo-Fang, is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. A classically trained musician, he plays the piano, cello, guitar and violin on his debut album, Blue Film, released in 2014 via British indie label 4AD.

Lo-Fang - Light Year     

Hemerlein conceived and wrote the album while travelling around the world and across the United States over a period of three years. He polished his dreamy, mid-tempo tunes with the help of Gotye producer François Tetaz.

Check out Lo-Fang’s website or Facebook or go to his SoundCloud. Buy the music on

TRACEY THORN – SISTER (Alt/Pop – UK)

UK songstress Tracey Thorn‘s new single “Sister” is out now. The song features Corinne Bailey Rae and Warpaint and it comes with remixes by Andrew Weatherall.

It’s the second single from Thorn’s brand new album Record. This eight-minute feminist groove anthem features guest appearances from Corinne Bailey Rae and Warpaint’s Jenny (bass) and Stella (drums). It’s out on Merge Records in North America and Unmade Road/Caroline in the rest of the world.

Find Tracey Thorn on SoundCloud or Facebook. Buy on

LA BIEN QUERIDA – 7 DÍAS JUNTOS (Indie/Pop – Spain)

La Bien Querida is the alter ego of Spanish songstress Ana Fernández-Villaverde, who has already released four albums via Madrid-based indie pop label Elefant Records. New tune “7 Días Juntos” is taken off her fifth studio album Fuego, released in October 2017, and it features guest vocals by Joan Miquel Oliver, singing lyrics translated from his 2009 single “Dins Un Avió De Paper”.

Talking about her new album, Ana explains: “This album talks about the desire that defends life, pleasure, self-fulfillment, freedom. The process of living through our desires, which are not dark or confusing but light and clear”.

For more info, check out La Bien Querida’s Facebook. You can buy Fuego on BancCamp or

SON LUX – DREAM STATE (Alt/Electronica – US)

LA-based genre-bending artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) has been churning out unique, wildly creative compositions since the late noughties. Taken off his forthcoming album Brighter Wounds, “Dream State” is a lush production in the vein of some of Lott’s best works.

For your listening pleasure, here is an alternative version, bare and stripped down to the strict essentials.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

PANAMA – HOPE FOR SOMETHING (Alt/Indie – Australia)

Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.

As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.

Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.

More info and music on Panama’s official site or Facebook. Buy on BandCamp or