Marie Dahlstrom – 0.0 EP review

Marie Dahlstrom press photo 2016, 1 (1280x720)Nowadays, it’s not difficult to make something that passes for a love song. But to create something that people actually connect with, and some feel sums up their feelings for somebody, now that still takes talent. Scandinavian singer and pianist Marie Dahlstrom has won the hearts of many around the world thanks to her skill at crafting patient, sincere-sounding love songs. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Marie Dahlstrom – Mine

Marie Dahlstrom - Mine single (500x281)Marie Dahlstrom, the Danish singer now living in London, captured my attention in late 2014 when I discovered her album, The Renditions, on Bandcamp.

Since then, she’s been gradually releasing music as one half of Hans Island and independently. Continue reading

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators – Happiness in Every Style review

Nicole Willis, promo photo 2015, 01, by Jimi Tenor (1920x1080)You can’t make a case for the classic soul album in 2015 without mentioning Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators. The Brooklyn-born singer and the Finnish soul purveyors have now released three studio albums together in the last 10 years. Their latest effort, Happiness in Every Style, is overflowing with luminous textures and smooth sounds that underscore this segment of music’s influence and its endless ability to enchant. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Teddy Au Top – Words

Teddy Au Top - Words (2953x1660)Every once in a while it’s good to be stopped in your tracks by an unusual piece of music. Something that snaps you back to reality or guides your mind back to where you know it needs to be. Either way, it feels completely on your wavelength from the moment its harmony reaches your ears. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Hans Island – Let Me Be

Hans Island - Let Me Be (750x422)It’s got to be the air or their unique way of life, because I’ve not heard a Nordic singer in the last 12 months who’s been anything short of mesmerising: Björk, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, , First Aid Kit, Say Lou Lou, and not to mention the returning Neneh Cherry, to name just a few. Continue reading