Tag: Athens

‘Philokalia’, the modern Greek tragedy by Keep Shelly in Athens (album review)

‘Philokalia’, the modern Greek tragedy by Keep Shelly in Athens (album review)

Keep Shelly in Athens likely will never become huge global sensations because their music isn’t made for the massive electronic / EDM festivals nor the trendy, beat-thumping nightclubs. Their downbeat, trip-hop approach is instead best heard in dark, intimate places, such as the secluded underground clubs of Berlin and London or even one’s bedroom. Only in such settings can one […]

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Mothers – “When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired”

Mothers – “When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired”

Athens, Georgia, the little metropolis outside of Atlanta, has done more for music than most major cities. It is the place that has brought to the world the exploits of R.E.M., The B-52s, Drive-by Truckers, Of Montreal, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, and so many others. But the little metropolis located just outside of corporate Atlanta isn’t finished yet. It now introduces […]

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Sillyboy – “On and On”

Sillyboy – “On and On”

  We don’t typically cut-and-paste information from a press kit or what can be found on an artist’s various social media sites, but the backgrounder for Sillyboy is too good to pass up. Sillyboy lives in an old detached house in a workin​g-class suburb of Athens next to the national railway. This urban landscape feeds the aesthetic of his music. Temper​amental lyrics, […]

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A Quick Conversation with Greece’s Zebra Tracks

A Quick Conversation with Greece’s Zebra Tracks

Ten years ago, Antonis Kavvadias (guitar, vocals), former member Anestis Vlissidis (bass), Nikolas Smyrlakis (drums), and George Nikas (guitar, vocals) formed alternative-rock / indie-rock band Zebra Tracks. Vlissidis would later be replaced by Zisis Zade, and the quartet has been a fixture on the Athens, Greece music scene, creating music that touches on post-punk to shoegaze to the grunge rock […]

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The Debut Album from Greece’s Σtella

The Debut Album from Greece’s Σtella

Last week, Athens, Greece singer-songwriter Σtella released her self-titled, debut album on Inner Ear Records. The album became a “must listen” one after the lead single, “Picking Words”, was released earlier this year. The disco-pop song was stunning with its steady build leading to the catchy and upbeat climax. You may have heard the track before, as it was included […]

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