With her experimental music and unique style, many are calling Farce the future of avant-garde pop music, especially given its potential to merge with the mainstream.
With their new album Manic Acid Love out this week, you’ll probably be hearing a lot of Schmieds Puls over the next few weeks, and rightly so
If you like Vague then you’ll love singer Gabriel Hyden’s new solo project!
Feel the summer vibes again with pauT and the flowery, sunshine-filled memories this track ignites
Neuschnee, at least we’ll be treated to a fresh musical sprinkling of snow this winter, because it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get any real snow in grey old Vienna… The Austrian band return […]
Like Elephants are back with their dreamy Indie pop sound influenced by 80s New Wave/Post Punk and contemporary dream Pop bands.
Mount Sharp caught our attention as we were listening through our daily mountain of emails and their mixture of fuzz indie stuck out and refused to go away. We featured Icarus in our Best of June and […]
A breath of fresh air to a genre which has dissapointed so often in recent years Vienna-based British singer-songwriter Tall William has been making a name for himself in the local music scene for a […]
You can still make good music without sounding like you could tame a wild beast with a few soft flutters of your vocal chords. Clemens Denk IS proof of this. The German language isn’t for everyone. […]
When you get sent an album from an artist with a name like Monsterheart then you would normally expect to strap yourself down and prepare to get your eardrums smashed in by some heavy metal […]
It has been 7 years since the band first took the music industry by storm. Two albums and a few EPs later the dust has settled. The once new young darlings of the Austrian music scene find […]
It is only early in the year, but we feel we have a contender for album of the year already. Made in the Swedish countryside by Danish band Scarlet Chives, This is Protection is both […]
Young Hare make music to get lost to. At times melancholic, at times heart-warming, but always with feeling and emotion. They have been experimenting with their sound for a number of years, but it seems […]
Vienna-based musician Pieter Gabriel caught our attention a few months ago with the quite spectacular covers EP “CVRS” and Sleep Sleep returned at the start of November with the debut album “Gospel”. The 8 track album released on Noise Appeal Records is a highly addictive work of musical art full of tracks which instantly feel like they have been a part of you forever. It is probably how Beach House would sound if they lived in the Viennese capital….
“Sunrise”, the first single to be released is a veritable soundscape as Gabriel’s prophetic voice lazily takes over you like an early morning summer haze.
Gospel is an exquisitely produced piece of downbeat indie-electro which finds a perfect balance between melancholy and hope. “Take The Money and Run” will have you hooked from the first listen while “Old Joy”, “Twin Peaks” and “Smile” return to the beautifully misty fog of sounds which dominate much of the album.
Have you ever put on an album and wished that you had an open fire burning and a dog named rover to bring you your mulled wine to enjoy with it? Well, upon first listen […]
Prepare to be get a musical disco ball to the temple as Fijuka take over your world.
We have been firm fans of Fijuka since hearing the extremely catchy Behave (from now on). The recent release of the flawless hommage to the disco tunes of yesteryear Phantom Sentimental simply increased these expectations. The band will finally release their long-awaited debut album on the 8th of November and it has been dominating the Substance is Meaningless playlist over the last few weeks.
Glamorous, rhythmic, sensual, sentimental, funky and eccentric. These are all words which sit well with Fijuka. It will come as no surprise to hear that Ankathie and Judith Filimónova aka Fijuka met each other during a seminar on women in popular music. Pop is very much the dominating theme which runs through the Vienna based duos self-titled debut. From Prince to Kate Bush and back to Goldfrapp, the 11 tracks ooze pop glamour.
The album has been a long time in the making, with the band refusing to release their little disco ball of love and hate to the world until it was perfectly polished and bright enough to blind anyone who dares to get on the dancefloor. The end product is an assemblage of funky beats, vocals powerful enough to tame the most ferocious of beasts and songs which are both sassy and sentimental at the same time.
Fijuka -Fijuka is an experimental potpurri of songs which is a little difficult at first but gets better and better with every listen. The band manage to balance elated joy, pleasure and delectation with a darker, satirical criticism of love, life and relationships without falling into overexageration and cliche. Disco-pop doozies like behave (from now on), Phantom Sentimental and 58 shimmy on up alongside the contemplative melancholy of the wonderful Trains and the progressive Icecubes On A Cactus In The Desert In The Spring Pt. II.
There are not enough influential, talented female bands/artists out there at the moment, but thankfully the numbers have been increased by Fijuka
Whether you are looking to get lost in your own thoughts on a cold winters night or want to kick the dust off and hit the dancefloor with your glad rags on. Fijuka – Fijuka has something for everyone. 7.5/10
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Bilderbuch have always had a penchant for the theatrical, why else would you name your band after a type of children’s book if you weren’t willing to live out these comparisons in real life? Their live […]