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.
Proudly premiering this new joint by Berlin's JYLDA today. Cruel Machine is one of those songs that make all the older tracks sound much smaller all of a sudden. The composition, the slow build-up, the bang, the production, and of course those vocals. She started out little over two years ago and has taken quite the development since. Out of a sort of ambient electronic corner, Cruel Machine now is truly a grand pop track, reminiscent of the elegance of the greatest as well as fresh, original and modern. The single will be out this Friday, January 15 on Æolis Records.
And there is more to come. A new EP or album are said to come along nicely, and there will be a handful of live dates so look out. February 13th will see her play Hamburg's fine Pony Bar alongside old pals The Very First Teenager and Muutes. In the meantime, hit play on this. Photo by Michael Dooney.
Who knew good things could come from taking MØ off a song? Sway Clarke went there and did just that on his latest track which came out only a few days ago. Lean On is a trademark track by Sway Clarke, carried by his powerful vocals that leave you hungry for more. Luckily he announced the release of a whole 90s inspired cover-EP along with it, out by the end of this month.
Now, and this voice of his only really comes to full effect when given a live ear. Face to face so to speak. Germans are once again in luck as Mr. Clarke will be taking his voice and a range of new songs on an acoustic tour through Deutschland starting January 20 in Cologne, then off to Gießen, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Berlin. Find all dates here.