The ice has faded, the sun is finding its power again. It's time then, for some hot new tunes for your take-away pleasures. The following ten have been selected and made available via both Soundcloud and Spotify. Stream away you do.
Palace Winter - Empire, the powerful duo is throwing their full weight into Empire, the latest single of their new album Nowadays that will be out May 4 on the infamous Tambourhinoceros. Meanwhile, the group is on European this month, playing Amsterdam, London, and many great places more. Copenhagen, Denmark
Thanks - Good Thing, the former member of Alphabeat are going at in full steam on this one, the newest single of their upcoming album Mind Expansion that is due Friday, March 16. Drawing on the likes of Jungle, Fatboy Slim and Mark Ronson, this one has you on the edge. Copenhagen, Denmark.
VedeTT - It Seems To Be Natural, great dreamy pop coming in from this French trio turned solo project. Driven by decisive vocals and a caring guitar, this one takes you right up on it. He is off and about Austin this week, so look him up under V in your music schedules. Angers, France.
Kluster - Over My Head, rich and on point indie from this group of five, effortlessly merging inspirations from pop, punk, noise, lo-fi, indie and jazz into a harmonic piece of delight. They just had their debut out on their great Rama Lama Records. Malmö, Sweden.
Blue Painted Flag - Basically Everything Is Just A Play, hugging riffs and pushing drums by this group of football enthusiast, founding the band after spending their weekends in the stand supporting their local team. Their new EP is set for release on March 23, going by Nearly Alive, Almost Home. Stockholm, Sweden.
National Perks - Innocent, dreamy vibes and easy rolling guitars are what five people outfit National Perks seem to be all about. Innocent is their latest single and all you could ask for around this time of the year. The single is out on Indonesia's PVL Records. Bandung, Indonesia.
Great News - You're Mine, this track carries a healthy does of garage and synth influences wrapped into a shoe-gazey anthem, off their debut album Wonderfault that came out last month. With a good list of festival dates under their belts already, the boys are poised to take this debut on a tour across Europe, and possibly beyond. Bergen, Norway.
Nutrient - So Long, jangly riffs, and a beachy poppy atmosphere coming right through on their single, of self-described tender rock. The history of the band dates back to singer Taylor Bercé's bedroom "studio" in Montreal. After moving to Toronto, adding friends guitar, drums and bass, recording a debut album in 2016, the quartet is now fully operating, with this track taken from the second album Feeling Fond which came out in December. Toronto, Canada.
Foliage - Value, great new beachy single by Californian bedroom producer and dream pop sensation Foliage. The meandering track is off his upcoming album III with a release date for April 20th. San Bernadino, California.
Maria Usbeck - Bosque De Bambú, amazing new bamboo single by Maria Usbeck, former front singer of Selebrities from Ecuador. The track comes after a great solo debut titled Amparo via Cascine in 2016, and with a promise of more material to surface this year after spending the last year mostly touring, and composing on the road. Great indie pop production, carried by her decisive vocals and Spanish lyrics. Brooklyn, New York.