Whoa whoa. London feel good rockers Many Things are busy touring the relevant parts of Europe supporting Is Tropical - right in the middle of this extravaganza comes Holy Fire, a new euphoric single accompanied by a beautifully shot video. Holy Fire is the first single off their upcoming debut album Burn Together which will be released this summer on Australian super label Dew Process.
Meanwhile, Holy Fire is out April 20th. And MT and The Is Tropicals are playing Vienna tomorrow March 30, Prague on Tuesday, Berlin on Wednesday April 1st and Uebel & Gefährlich in Hamburg April 2nd. Team Poule says, that's a show you do not want to miss. Oddly enough, they'll be joined by Glass Animals for the Vienna gig. Find all dates here.
Belgian duo Joy Wellboy just announced their sophomore album Wedding will be released world wide May 4th on Bpitch Control - and all you can do is wait for that to happen. Really though? Take action! Take matters in your own hands! Stop the waiting, stop the passiveness. The two will be taking their new songs on a tour starting next month. So if the electronic end of the pop music spectrum, nuanced with RnB and New Wave pitches is up your alley you better put that down in your calendar. Because Joy Adegoke and Wim Janssens play just about every relevant city across this corner of the world. Copenhagen's Vega April 28th, Hamburg's Turmzimmer April 29th, Berlin's Berghain Kantine on May 6th and a whole load of other German cities in between that. They were also confirmed to play Melt Festival this summer. Find all dates and venues nicely listed here.
Attached is their latest gem I'm Waiting For You off their great upcoming album Wedding: a perfect blend of trip-hop, new wave and a lot of electro pop. Should be a fun show to watch.
Smooth synths, soul grooves, vocals in the Bowie-vein. Copenhagen trio Goldie Chorus seem to have it all. Struggling Hearts is their latest single and the video above a world exclusive, right here at Poule d'Or, embedded for your convenience. Hat-tip to Tobias Kiel, Uffe Dalskov, Kristian Paulsen and Anne Gry Kristensen for creating very fitting 80s-style Rick Astley visuals to this song.
Struggling Hearts is out this Monday, March 23, on Antiphonics - and prelude to a new EP to be released later this year. Goldie Chorus say they'd be an uptempo Air with more edgy production - which probably isn't so wrong. However, on the upcoming EP they showcase a much more diverse, and beautifully crisp produced range of pop music - all under the heavy 80s influence these times have. A great single, and great EP to look forward to on a Scandinavian summer festivals this year.
Also, if you are in Copenhagen today - they are playing Drone at 9, sharing a stage with Team Poule favorites Palace Winter
All around pop sensations Purity Ring and illuminated selves just released their highly anticipated sophomore album Another Eternity on 4AD. Reason enough to take the shiny new baby on a tour around the old continent. The duo is making a stop in Germany next month, playing Cologne April 12th, Berlin 13th, Hamburg on the 21st and finally Munich on the 22nd.
If you have seen their last tour, you might want to get in line early because these bad boys will sell out faster than ice cream on a hot summer day. Attached is their latest single Begin Again.
Ah - wow. The amazing Malouines, who you might remember from a range of spectacularremixes, returns and this time with a joint of his own. The End of Innocence is a banging yet sort of minimal mix of electro beats and dream pop twists. Trop bien. Follow this man.
Next stop: The World. Swedish delight Summer Heart is headed over to Texas this week to play the old SXSW in sunny Austin. No less than six gigs up his sleeve: if you are in town be sure to catch at least one. I mean, there IS a lot going on in Austin but six shows on four days. Be rude not to. See them play on:
Wed. 18/3 - Red 7, Patio at 7.30pm
Thr 19/3 - Iron Bear, 12am
Fri 20/3 - Javelina, 1.40pm, Tiniest Bar in Texas, 4.45pm
Sat 21/3 - Wonderland Austin, 12.40pm, Shiner Saloon, 2.30pm.
...and as if that wasn't fun enough, Camp Summer Heart is making a stop in London on the 26th, playing Birthdays in Dalston. Attached below is his latest single Beat Of Your Heart, setting the mood.
Australian feel good indie poppers San Cisco are finally getting their bottoms across to the old continent. The quartet quite lovingly shared a track for the 9th Poule d'Or Compilation a mere three years ago and are now taking their talents to Europe celebrating the release of their new album titled Gracetown on March 27th. The album is just the right light tune to soundtrack the European spring. A 39 minute fun ride that will have you dancing on your toes.
And because at Poule headquarters we always look out for our most loyal followers, we managed to get our feathers on two tickets for their gig at Hamburg's Molotow on March 28 waiting for one lucky winner. All you have to do is paste a comment below this post, stating your absolute favorite San Cisco track, the one that tickles you most. The winner will be drawn March 26, 6pm sharp.
Attached above is their latest video for the single Run of their new album. Try getting that track out of your head.
There are songs where you hit play and immediately know it's a good. This one is not one of them - kidding. The intro on this is absolutely fantastic and wait for that 1:11 mark. Booya. Acre Tarn is the team behind the track, the follow-up to her debut EP Clasp & Shake that came out in September. The new bit now, Dawn Faces is a breezy warm spring tune. And oh my, can you please check the artworks on her page - beauts.