Here goes our beloved New Frontier section with a Christmas special! Hamburg's Prinzenbar will kindly host legendary VV Brown supported by local heroes Heartbeast this Wednesday December 4th and as December is the month of gifts and presents avid Poule d'Or followers are once again in luck! There are lying around at Poule headquarters, waiting to be yours.
All you have to do is comment on this post and share your favorite type of Christmas candy. The winner will be drawn
Tuesday night, 11pm CET Wednesday, 11am CET. So make sure you use a valid email address so Team Poule can reach out to you, no brainer. If you are not familiar with VV Brown, you've probably been in hibernation for a long time - hit play below and drift away, stellar dark rnb. Very much up our alley.
And the good news don't stop there! Support for Miss VV will be coming from Hamburg's very own Heartbeast - who Chin covered here before. The lads have been busy this summer, and are ready to showcase their new songs.
Epic new single by Delaykliniken from Stockholm - Love is in the air, way to warm up a November weekend.
Sit back and let A Thousand Vows take you on a holiday into the desert - which is exactly what's happening up here in the video above. Oldenburg's ambient sound lord remixed his own EP along with Canadian producer Mark Hjorthoy and Hamburg's finest Kirrin Island, starting by playing it backwards - which I feel is a bit of an Leonardo DiCaprio Inception move, but I don't really know anything. The product however is rather spectular. The preview is attached above while you can stream the entire remixed desert EP here.
Swedish label Mareld is gonna have a physical version of this available, December 23rd. Late Christmas present anyone?
One of Team Poule's total faves Nimmo And The Gauntletts released a great new song this month. Others neatly follows the footsteps of their brilliant debut EP from last year. Very nice video by Balthazar Klarwein going along with it - powerful stuff.
I don't know what a Yugen is but Norwegian fun machine Disaster In The Universe unleashed this Yugen a couple of days ago and it's been in Team Poule's heads since. What better way to spend freezing cold November nights - and knowing it's only the beginning of winter. A new album coming soon too. This winter is going to be hottt!
So apparently there ARE non-financial things happening in Luxemburg! Here come Say Yes Dog - who are part German and also Luxemburger. The group plays some very fine electro pop, sort of a love child of Beat Connection and Hot Chip. Luckily they are also having an EP out December 9th and are juuuust about to embark on a great European tour, playing Hamburg tomorrow November 21st, Berlin on the 27th, Paris on December 11th and London on Dec 19th - among loads more dates.
Team Poule was fortunate enough to catch them live before: highly recommended. Attached is Around My Neck of their debut A Friend that you can listen to here.
Brilliant debut song by London's (obviously) Ulla Nova. It's electro pop, but it also has this distinct french chanson vibe to it. While at the same time it feels kind of hiphop.
Smooth dreamy electronic tunes coming from Sweden's beautiful Halmstad. AlexNacila has a warming three track EP out, perfect soundtrack for a grim November day.