Tag Archives: Pop

HOSPITALITY – GOING OUT (Alt/Indie – US)

Hospitality

Hospitality is an American Indie trio from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band released their first full-length album on Merge Records in January 2012 to very positive reviews.

“Going Out” is taken off the band’s sophomore album, Trouble, which features a darker sound than its predecessor. Hospitality’s trademark pop is still present but with a more stripped-down instrumentation, creating a space where undulating synths come alive and mysterious voices fill the void.

Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”

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SOHN – CONRAD (Alternative – UK)

SOHN

London-born and Vienna-based SOHN has been making big strides in recent years. 2014 saw the release of his debut album, Tremors, a subtle mix of soulful vocals and chopped up electronic beats, which earned him rave reviews across the board.

His new single “Conrad”, released in November on legendary independent label 4AD, is taken off his forthcoming album Rennen, which will be released on 13th January 2017.

Sohn has also announced new tour dates in Europe and North America for 2017.For more info, go to his website or Facebook. Buy the music on

BAG RAIDERS – CHECKMATE EP (Synth/Pop – Australia)

Bag Raiders

Australian duo Bag Raiders have shared the Checkmate EP, the last in a series of EPs released over 2015-2016. The pair keeps things tropical and chilled with this groovy new offering.

The title track of this new EP is a euphoric dancy electro number featuring vocals from SAFIA frontman Ben Joseph. “Checkmate” is built around infectious melodies and catchy vocals backed by soaring synths and intricate beats.

The EP features two other tunes alongside the title track: “Magic Feel” and “Breakdown”.

Check out Bag Raiders’ official site or Facebook for more info and music. Buy the music on

ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – НАВЕРНОПОТОМУЧТО (Dance/Pop – Ukraine)

Vremya i Steklo

After the mind-boggling success of single “Имя 505” (over 100M views on YouTube), Ukrainian synthpop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) is back with yet another infectious electro-tinged pop gem. New single “Навернопотомучто” is an hymn to the late-night revels which brings echoes of the summer that slowly surrenders to autumn.

As per usual, Nadya Dorofeeva and Pozitiv have come up with an eye-catching music video for the new song and it’s already gone viral! Premiered on YouTube two months ago, it has been watched over 21M times to date. Get an eyeful below!

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THE RADIO DEPT – SWEDISH GUNS (Pop/Indie – Sweden)

The Radio Dept

The Radio Dept. is a Swedish band fronted by friends Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg. The pair recently announced the release of their fourth studio album, Running Out Of Love, on October 21st via Stockholm-based premium pop label Labrador Records. This will be their first full length recording since 2010’s critically acclaimed album Clinging To A Scheme. First single “Swedish Guns” is a haunting takedown of the Swedish arms industry.

Running Out Of Love is about life in Sweden in 2016 moving in the wrong direction: politically, intellectually, morally. It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter.

For more info, go to The Radio Dept’s Facebook or their official site. You can pre-order the album and download the single on