Swagging German duo Krakow Loves Adana here have been making music for the better part of this century and are experts in the hows and whens of setting the mood, racing the line and touching the apex. So it only felt like the most natural fit that living legend Johnny Jewel went ahead and signed them to his acclaimed Italians Do It Better family last summer.
Young Again then is their second single on the new roster and comes driven by Deniz’ trademark lyrics and vocals, both determined and somber, like the ultimate scorpion behind the steering wheel. They sport an impeccable sense for story telling, and the details and fine print that really count. Like a Hemingway poem with a little bit of reverb.
Their latest single comes with a briliant video shot in South Sweden’s Malmö and directed by Ebba G. Ågren, attached below at your convenience. No looking back.
Especially in pandemic times, when all you need in your life is something to hold on to, and even your own home can start to feel like a prison, music can broaden your horizon and take you to another dimension.
London’s Noé Solange here probably had a different setting in mind when writing and producing her fine new single Nocturnal Lady that is attached below. But here we are, and her dreamy crooner comes whispering over dark meandering synths, reassuring you, guiding you to the light at the end of the tunnel. She knows the way. Stay safe, stay healthy, it will be fine.
Berlin’s Matthias Grübel is a composer for theatre productions by day, and his talents for dramatic story telling shows in Atlantika, his latest single, that comes crashing down on you like a roller coaster in slow motion. Through thick layers of synth and noise, Atlantika opens up an abyss and takes you right onto cliff’s edge, leaving you wishing you were an apnoe diver.
He hasn’t released anything in the past five years and this atmospheric crooner marks the first piece of his upcoming new EP to be released on Sheffield’s infamous TruthTable.
A breezy poppy piece of recording comes raining in from the sustainable beacon to the world that is Norway: Great News here sport a flawless and proven sense for melodies and knowing when to put the foot down – and all the responsibilities that come with it.
Greedy Little Thing is their latest single and wrapped in gazey guitars tells the story of an ever growing pursuit of consumption and happiness and how the two do seem to tango even though probably they shouldn’t but damn how to live life without those new Apple AirTags? The track is off their sophomore album Now And Them that comes wrapped with a release date for April 17, via Eget Selskap.
Glasgow sensation and firm remainer Joesef has had the continent eating out of his hands ever since his irresistible debut Play Me Something Nice came out last year via Bold Cut. Building on a sincere approach to songwriting and a fine understanding of the grand structures of life and love and pop songs, his music is both personal and dance’y. His latest roaring single Think That I Don’t Need Your Love is attached below and perfectly layers horns and strings, connected flawlessly by his cool voice.
And as luck would have it, Joesef is set to take a couple of new songs on a tour across Europe, making a stop in Berlin this Sunday, March 1st. Team Poule scored two tickets for his gig at Berghain Kantine which can be yours if you send through your name to email@example.com before Friday, Feb 28, 12pm sharp, and the pair could be yours, setting the stage for a rather special Sunday night with your loved one.
Furthermore, Joesef will be cruising through Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London and loads more UK dates in March, find them all nice listed here.
The whirling L’Éclair out of the jazzy hot bed that is Geneva, Switzerland, have been mesmerizing audiences on both sides of the Alps for the past few years. The handy group released their third record last spring, the brilliant Sauropoda on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond. Weighing in at five tracks, Sauropoda may look like a feather but its 37 minutes strike like a pounding round of haymakers. Attached below is the 12 minute steamer Endless Dave, a funky multi-layered dancer of a track, part bee part butterfly, spilling with a fine sense for melodies and harmonies and one thing leading to the next.
Needless to say that this exciting group of people is best to be seen on a slightly elevated stage. As luck would have it, the team is currently touring relevant parts of Europe, making a stop in Hamburg’s Turmzimmer on Thursday, February 27. Team Poule managed to secure a pair of tickets for the occasion which can be yours if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name and hope for the best. The lucky winner will be picked at random on Tuesday, Feb 25, 12pm CET sharp – and be notified immediately.
In the meantime, do enjoy the dreamy track that is Endless Dave and if you are based elsewhere in Europe, be advised that L’Éclair will be playing Düsseldorf (Feb 26), Copenhagen (Feb 28), Dresden (Feb 29!) and Berlin (March 1) and loads more too.