Tag: Greece

Ocean Hope – ‘Rolling Days’ (album review)

Ocean Hope – ‘Rolling Days’ (album review)

Throughout history, very few bands create music that evokes images and emotions of their name. Band names are often just a label or a term with a hidden meaning. For Greek sibling duo Ocean Hope, however, their descriptor describes their sound – that of the warm breezes that flow through the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas and across the country’s hundreds […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Happy Monday, and welcome to another round of seasonally-appropriate new music singles on The Melodic Tonic. Now that autumn has arrived, we’re embracing the international flavours that will keep us warm from dancing as the temperatures fall. This week we’ve got some fantastic brooding indie rock from the UK served up alongside a bit of Greek disco/funk, some French-Canadian soul, and a couple of American singer/songwriters. Let’s […]

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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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