Surfing those gravitational waves hard is Empress Of, one of the most praised artists and XL releases of the past year. Attached below is her psychic Kitty Kat and be sure to check her magnificent album of a debut, very selflessly titled Me - and along with that comes a whole range of dates that make you blush thinking of the traveling involved. The lady is taking her to talent to Berlin's Berghain Kantine Feb 16th, Hamburg's Turmzimmer on the 17th, Amsterdam, good old Brussels, London and infamous Manchester after that. All dates from Feb 16 to Feb 23 - oh my! Team Poule says, safe travels!
Excited like a baby panda in snow for this one. On the back of a solo tour, Sway Clarke comes home with this mad single of a track: Nü L.A. - a Poule d'Or exclusive and one that will make Kanye get all kanye. Nü L.A. is a perfect mix of the acoustic folk'ish vibes that are well known to be up Sway's sleeves and a straight out banging development that seems to be taking place out of nowhere - all strapped together by this voice. A curve ball of a song.
Now, if you find yourself saying, yeah, I can get down to this, you are in luck! The man, the legend Sway Clarke is readying the release of a new mixtape as we speak - out in the wild in no less than two weeks. Keep your eyes open for that. Team Poule says, mind blown.
Oh Canada! There must be fairy dust in your maple sirup. Vancouver quartet The Zolas offer one of the more driving ends on the indie pop spectrum. They have been at it since 2009 and just announced the release of an all new album: Swoone will be out March 4th on Light Organ Records. Attached below is the stellar tasting Get Dark.
It just doesn't stop there. These days they are busy touring the relevant parts of Europe. February 11th sees them stopping in Hamburg at the shiny new Nochtwache. As a regular follower of Poule d'Or you are once again ahead of the competition because we managed to get our feathers on not one but 2x2 tickets for the occasion, waiting to be yours. All you need to do is put in a comment below and keep your fingers crossed that the mighty wheel of fortune at our headquarters will pick your name out of the hat. The winners will be picked Tuesday, Feb 9th at 7pm CET sharp.
Now, with over six years of experience it is safe to assume The Zolas know their ways quite well, which makes this gig one not to miss in this year of 2016 - Team Poule is properly excited.
Actually proud as a little penguin for this premiere. Attached below you find the new video by Los Angeles based ensemble Brett - the group of four gentlemen pictured above. Brett sport an intriguing mix of 80s pop vibes and dreamy spherical synths that just make you want to hop in your Testarossa and ride off into the sunset. The video now comes in all hot and fresh from Sweden, by the very talented Jonas Börjesson: a fuzzy, sort of tripping, psychedelic cascade of colours that - like a good video should - beautifully enhances the whole artistic experience of the music itself.
On Account Of Your Love is off Brett's last EP which is out on Chill Mega Chill. They are busy finishing their next release which will be out on the legendary Cascine label in March, with the first single to be out Tuesday next week, Feb 9th. Team Poule seriously approves of this.
Tunes smooth as silk coming in from Los Angeles married couple Freedom Fry, just out via KCRW. They are really pulling off their American/French roots on this one, nicely playing the double entendre on Just Say/Je sais the words. It is just an all around nice song that puts you in a good mood. Just type Freedom Fry in that Spotify search bar, tap that green shuffle button and worry no more, life problems: solved. Team Poule says, anytime, Freedom Fries.
Peter Wangel and Kasper Ejlerskov Leonhardt are back for another tease and burn. You Got To Say It Loud came out last week on Playground Music and gives a taste of their upcoming - and highly anticipated - debut album titled Freedom which will be out sometime this spring. Actually cannot wait to hear what they came up with. You Got To Say It Loud leaves you hungry for more and is attached below. Team Poule says, take it away Wangel.
Yesterday British royals Hunck released their debut EP Never Had A Dream and the four songs are among the finest collection of indie type tracks that you will likely have heard in a while: a dense set of dreamy riffs and warm vocals sporting that rough english vibe right underneath, giving it a distinct Hunck feeling. Really a stellar debut, actually making it both rad and new.
Best yet, the EP comes with this charming flamboyance of flamingos for one of the greatest artworks, by the legend Babak Ganjei. Attached below is the banging opening track I'll Wait, which really puts you in the driver seat for whatever task you are up against. Ace track. Hunck will be playing the Waiting Room in London next Wednesday, Feb 3rd. The EP out now, in the usual places. Team Poule says hell yes!
In an attempt to get the ever intangible world of new music under control, Team Poule has put together a little playlist to serve your very own Sunday-needs. Consider this the equivalent of having a hot and fresh pizza delivered to your doorstep. A playlist containing very exciting new music, curated by your favorite Poule d'Or. So all you need to do now, really, is make yourself comfortable, hit play, and enjoy hot and fresh tunes making your eardrums vibrate in a very pleasing way.
Now, and who knows. This might even become a full-on series so stay tuned to the relevant Soundcloud outlet. This one features stellar tracks by Hamburg locals Gatwick, by October Glow, Viigo, Norway's Kakkmaddafakkas latest, The Work Drugs, Native People and really, many more. Hit play right here, it's the orange button with a white triangle inside.