morceau du jour: Surf Rock is Dead – Zen A

by poule on February 28, 2015

surf_rock_is_deadWhoa whoa whoa. Pure and straight forward this one by eclectic duo Surf Rock is Dead. Just hit play already. It doesn't get better than this.


all_we_areLiverpool's power house All We Are busily tour the larger parts of Europe right now - celebrating the release of their debut album that came out earlier this month. If you are lucky enough to live in France, you probably saw them last week. Next week, the bunch is making a stop in Germany, playing Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Munich before hitting Amsterdam, the UK and Ireland. All dates here.

Now, sitting nicely at Poule headquarters are no less than two tickets for the show at Hamburg's Prinzenbar this Wednesday, Feb 25 waiting for one lucky winner. All you have to do is comment on this post with you favorite All We Are track out there. Extra points for throwing down a facebook like for Team Poule. The winner will be drawn Tuesday Feb 24, 8pm CET sharp. Attached is Stone off their debut, out now.


morceau du jour: The Attic Sleepers – Airport

by poule on February 21, 2015

attic_sleepersCopenhagen ensemble The Attic Sleepers just released their debut EP Lanquin last month and it couldn't be a better soundtrack to this month of February. A perfect dreamy and laid back composition of soft riffs and warm vocals.

Now, before The Attic Sleepers were The Attic Sleepers they travelled Central America for four months, collecting memories, making new friends, and then decided to make music together while hanging out in the little town of Lanquin in Guatemala. A town that is famous for its large cave complex. Attached is Airport, the first single of their debut.


sylvan_essoOne of the hottest bands from last year and a sizzling tip for 2015 still: Sylvan Esso. The powerful duo is playing a selected German tour this month, stopping in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne Feb 21 to 24 before playing Hamburg's Mojo on March 2nd.

Readers of the Poule d'Or are once again in luck because in our shiny Hamburg headquarters are no less than two tickets for the gig at Mojo waiting for one lucky winner - all you have to do is hit the comment section below and let us know your favorite Sylvan Esso track. Go! The winner will be drawn Wednesday, Feb 25th at 8pm CET sharp.

Attached is their all time great, Coffee.


morceau du jour: Banquise – Be Cool

by poule on February 13, 2015

banquiseBanquise is an ensemble from Bordeaux. They just released a great EP going by the name of People Under The Sun containing some of the finest pop électronique you will listen to all year. Attached is Be Cool, a perfect song for your average commute down the coast line of your choice in a two-seater convertible. Check the wild video too.


morceau du jour: Lisa Alma – Man

by poule on February 10, 2015

lisa_almaThe voice of Copenhagen, Lisa Alma, is busy readying the release of her second album Sweater. Here comes Man, the fantastic dreamy first single. A warm and soft piece of Danish pop music that has everything a good driver song would need. Get on that road, sit back and hit the pedal.

Sweater is out April 21st on Dumont Dumont - and make sure to check the accompanying video too.


morceau du jour: Rangleklods – Lost U

by poule on February 9, 2015

rangleklodsSweet baby Jesus. Danish electro pop wonders Rangleklods unleashed the first single off their upcoming new album Straightjacket. And oh-my. Lost U does not let you down one bit. The new vocal composition really does the trick and would you please check the brilliant intro on this. Phenomenal.

Rangleklods are also about to embark on a larger worldwide tour, playing SXSW next month, Copenhagen in April and a range of German dates including Dortmund, Stuttgart, Berlin and Hamburg in May. Look out. Straightjacket will be out May 22 on the great Tambourhinoceros.


sonarLovers of a good Scandinavian vibe and sweet electro beats. The spanish all-time classic Sonár festival which is an annual extravaganza held in Barcelona has for the past few years broadened its reach into the more northern parts of Europe. In February and March Sonár stops in Reykjavik, Stockholm and Copenhagen to celebrate creative developments in both music and technology.

Next week, February 13-14th, Stockholm is hosting Sonár for the second time - and just scroll through the line-up and you will see that they mean business: SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Kindness, Zhala, Ryan Hemsworth and so much more. All nicely scheduled over the course of two days in Stockholm's Waterfront Congress Center. If you were ever looking for an excuse to travel to Stockholm - this is it.

A fine grape in the line-up is Swedish ensemble DNKL. Beautiful dark electro beats with almost psychedelic vocals. Attached is Hunt off their latest EP Wolfhour. Tickets for Sonár run at a healthy 122 euros for both days - available here.