Tag: PARIS

Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Words and photos are from Elissa Vinh, a photographer and writer based in Paris, France and London, England. An assertive, high-pitched scream from the audience filled the whole room as the band came up on stage. “We do it really soft”, Florist front woman Emily Sprague quietly replied in the microphone, alluding to her blend of calm folk and electronic […]

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Shelita Burke takes a midnight “Drive” on her sultry new single (premiere)

Shelita Burke takes a midnight “Drive” on her sultry new single (premiere)

Special. That’s the title of Shelita Burke‘s forthcoming debut EP, which finally comes in less than two weeks. To date, the DIY, globetrotting singer-songwriter has shared three songs, and each one has been different. Some readers may already be familiar with each single, but it’s worth running through them one more time. The first was “Penetrate”, which was released earlier […]

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Shelita Burke – “Photograph” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke – “Photograph” (single premiere)

There is a fine line between being a pop star and a great singer-songwriter. The two are not mutually exclusive. Look around and how many of today’s top-selling artists would you consider to be great songwriters? How many even write their own songs? There are, however, some exceptions where the pop star is a great songwriter. Shelita Burke is one […]

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Shelita Burke – “Penetrate (Part 2)” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke – “Penetrate (Part 2)” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke is an indie music DIY success story. Instead of waiting for a major label to sign her or for Pitchfork and NME to share her songs to the global community, she took her music directly to the people. With little fanfare, she traveled the globe for two years, performing more than 150 shows across Europe, Asia, Africa, and […]

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The Living Gods Of Haiti – “Killing Lotus” EP

The Living Gods Of Haiti – “Killing Lotus” EP

We don’t often share electronic music on this site unless it is something that is innovative, fresh, and exciting. Even when we did Rendition and shared remixes, the preference always has been songs that would embed themselves into our psyche and haunt our minds for days or take us to dream-like places. When The Living Gods Of Haiti first arrived […]

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Ana Zimmer – “Money” (single premiere)

Ana Zimmer – “Money” (single premiere)

Back in June, we were introduced to Ana Zimmer, who dazzled us with her brooding pop-rock tune, “Young and Brave”. The song reminded us of the haunting intimacy of Lana Del Rey, signaling the possibility of major success for the Paris-based singer-songwriter. Other than a cover of Little Dragon’s “Paris”, Zimmer hasn’t released any new music since – until today. […]

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Single Premiere: FRAUDS – “Spanish Sahara” (Foals cover)

Single Premiere: FRAUDS – “Spanish Sahara” (Foals cover)

Getting one’s music heard is becoming an even more difficult task, as hundreds of new bands, collectives, and artists enter into the fray each day. Once upon a time, creating great new music was the key, but now more and more acts are covering songs by well-known artists in order to be heard. Not all covers are treated equal, which […]

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The Matinee December 8

The Matinee December 8

The Matinee December 8 spins six new tracks from artists in the UK, Canada, and the US. Hear a little alt-folk, indie-pop, indie-rock, and R&B today. Bryde – “Wait” (Brixton, UK) We’ve witnessed the emergence of some great singer-songwriters over the year, but the best may have been indeed saved for last with the arrival of Brixton native Bryde. Her […]

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Joon Moon – “Chess” EP

Joon Moon – “Chess” EP

  There is so much great music being recorded and released, but there have been only a handful of albums and songs that have truly blew my mind and made me go “Wow” at first listen. Joon Moon has done this with their debut EP, Chess, where I found myself hitting repeat again and again and again. The combination of […]

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Bentcousin with Guiville – “Solid”

Bentcousin with Guiville – “Solid”

  For a few months now, London/Brighton-based band Bentcousin has teamed up with Paris-based producer Guiville on a few songs, such as “Golden”. Their latest collaboration sees them release a ’70s-inspired pop tune, “Solid”. It’s a cheery and even romantic song. And unlike many collaborations involving a producer, the song respects the poppy and shimmering melodies of the original song. […]

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PANKHABILLI – “Ladder”

PANKHABILLI – “Ladder”

  You just never know what might show up in the mailbox each morning. More often than not, you’ll find a song that either blows your mind or stuns you. Such is the case when we received the submission from PANKHABILLI, the project of UK-based, Paris-born singer-songwriter Claire Jacquemard and Owain Ginsburg (from We//Are//Animal & Hippies vs Ghosts). The two together […]

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Dim Sum’s disco-electro-pop gem “High Love”

Dim Sum’s disco-electro-pop gem “High Love”

  “High Love” is the latest single from Paris duo Dim Sum. The electro-pop song tickles with a disco pulse, and it’s a track that could played in all situations – on the beach, in a nightclub, in your kitchen. While the song nearly goes EDM at the 2:54 mark, the duo reins the beats way back and transitions to […]

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Ana Zimmer – “Young and Brave”

Ana Zimmer – “Young and Brave”

  There’s a huge wave of young singer-songwriters coming out creating brooding almost ethereal indie pop-rock. It started with Lana Del Rey and many have tried to follow in her footsteps with varying degrees of success. However, Paris-born Ana Zimmer has the chance to be the one that matches the success of the Brooklyn artist. Her latest single, “Young and […]

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Allyson Ezell – “Pick It Up”

Allyson Ezell – “Pick It Up”

“Pick It Up” is the second single from Paris resident Allyson Ezell‘s forthcoming EP, The Ease of Remembering Sparks, which comes out March 23. With a voice similar to Adele and a knack for rhythms and atmosphere like Lorde, Ezell is likely going to be a star. She also released “Mine” and “Talk to Me” a few weeks ago, which […]

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Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave) hosts: Please Spring! with guests The Visit and Musk Ox on Friday, January 9. Show starts at 8:00pm, admission is $10. Please Spring! is from Berlin, Paris and are currently doing their Canadian Tour making a stop in our great city! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ottawa’s The Visit numerous times and can bet you’ll be amazed […]

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Weekend Showcase: Dick Diver, Astronauts, Modest Mouse, Sirens in the Delta, Che-val, & Darlings

Weekend Showcase: Dick Diver, Astronauts, Modest Mouse, Sirens in the Delta, Che-val, & Darlings

Here are five relatively new tracks that you may or may not have heard. There’s one well-known rock band on the list and the other four are young bands or artists looking to make a splash in the new year. The mini-playlist is below, and here are the tracks you’ll find and a little bit about the artist. Dick Diver […]

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