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A smooth and sunny piece of pop music coming in by way of François, out of the musical hotbed that is Liverpool. Stay is his debut and nicely shows off a flawless sense for melody and build up, matched perfectly by his on-point vocals and delicate synthwork. Certainly one to look out for, and this single comes with a promise of more to come during the summer. Stay, naturally, is attached below at your convenience.

Photo credits go to the talented Balint Marjai.

In the spirit of #Pride weeks, months and lives really, Hamburg’s Vogelball has been a fixture in the event calendar leading up to MS Dockville festival every summer. Since 2011 Vogelball is being celebrated on the weekend of the local CSD parade activities, Saturday Aug. 4th, and invites music and art lovers alike to come out to Hamburg’s river island of Wilhelmsburg for an evening of performances and positive vibes only – preferably dressed in ornithological apparel, naturally a point of reference for Team Poule.

The illustrious line-up of 2018 evolves around no less than 8 stages and brings together household names and local heroes like Honey DijonCakes Da Killa, Noga Erez, Kim Ann Foxman, RSS Disco, Curated by GIRLS, Nabihah Iqbal, Fidelity Kastrow, PHCK, Gaff E, Heartbeast, Tilman TausendfreundSimon Strotmann, Gilberto and KVIS. With additional performances by Rocking and MF Earthband. Quite the stinger. Tickets for Vogelball run at a face value of 27 euros, and they are selling fast.

Find attached below one of KVIS’ avid Isle of Wax mixes, this one in collaboration with Stones Throw’s Sofie for SOS Radio on NTS. A lush two hour companion to the steaming days of the year. Hit play and doze off.

Photo credits go to the one and only Axel Füllgraf.

A delicate ballad of a song coming in by the talented Jeannel out of Berlin via Cologne. Karma is her latest and comes wrapped in hazy footages, attached below, at your convenience. The track is a glimpse into her debut EP titled Love to be released on the infamous Better Call Rob, with co-producers Tamer Fahri, of Dillon and Lafawnda fame, and Christian Prommer, of Fauna Flash fame.

If you are thinking, well this all sounds very nice but where can I see her play live? You are in luck. Jeannel will be part of a Red Bull event of all events in Berlin, Sept. 19.

A refreshing wave of summer vibes coming out of South London by YKN, a collective of artists and musicians. For the project Yukon, which is basically “Charlie, Marcus, Pete and anyone who comes to our house”, they promised to release a new song for every month of the year, with exhibit June attached below. The group emphasizes the holistic approach of Yukon as an audio-visual pairing, so spare your time trying to locate them on Spotify or SoundCloud.

Good Conversation then smoothly picks up a dreamy indie pop drive and instantly gets into your ear. The somewhat un-credited video co-op takes you on a solo visual journey up the shore, celebrating the joy of having a proper chat every once in a while. Their July piece will be out next week.

Let Danish singer and Toronto-resident Lisa Bregneager take you on a stationary road trip for her new single False Direction. The track comes as a heads-up, a test drive if you will, to her upcoming new album Holy Flavor, due September 7. Which frighteningly, is a lot closer than it sounds.

False Direction neatly combines her distinct sense for a carrying melody, lush beats and her trademark vocals doing all the tricks. And it all comes wrapped in washed out footage, by Canadian singer Michelle Gurevich and Lisa herself, perfect soundtrack to summer heatwaves, wherever you are.

Make sure to also check her more driving, mind you, last single Losing It.

Photo credits above go to Julie Hjort.

Team Freedom Fry out of Los Angeles have recently dropped their highly and ever anticipated debut album titled Classic. It comes as a lovely collection of their accumulated talents over the years, a unique mix of folky freedom and flashing disco lights. They took the occasion to give their hit single Classic a remixed version, adding a bit of a summer vibe and upbeat feel to it. Just in time for France winning another World Cup, sacré bleu.

Classic, the album, is out now, wherever you buy or stream your albums these days. Also, if you happen to be in LA, the group will be playing The Bloc (DTLA) Thursday next week, July 26th.

Photo credit go to the talented Michelle Shiers.