Norwegian industrial pop artist Mari Hajem impresses with the unique Liquid Gold. The local press notes, “Her voice must be one of the best and most interesting in this town” while music journalist Jon Vidar Bergan says, “Hajem has a great voice, a lovely confidence on stage and that little extra you need to make it to the top”.
The 23 year old has opened for the likes of Kings Of Convenience and Ingrid Olava while performing at festivals including North England’s Threshold Festival and Norwegian’s Kongsberg Jazz Festival and Hove Festivalen. With thoughtful and introspective lyrics, Mari is cut from a different cloth from the average sun-soaked pop artist.
Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon said ‘There is not a lot of really raw music out there’. I couldn’t agree more, that’s why I like the latest single My Truth by Taylor Johns aka Between Giants . It’s raw-self-produced indie rock. Having been involved in various projects, Between Giants (inspired by an art piece Among The Giants) marks his first solo project. John notes ,“I want to be in the position to be living off my music, and in a position where I can connect with and entertain as many people as possible. I want to sell out Madison Square Garden.” Check it out!
Up and coming 23 year old Olso producer Coucheron impresses with his latest track Barely Floating. The 23 year old made a name for himself after collaborating with Kehlani on the track Alive which was part of the Grammy Nominated Album ‘You Should Be Here’. Further, he was selected as a Spotify ‘Spotlight’ artist and produced remixes for Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas.
The latest single Barely Floating which was released via Toothfairy recently hit over 2 million Spotify streams features fellow Norwegian artist Matilda. Check it out!
Up and coming pop singer SydneyRay released her debut single Big. The Long Island native, who draws influences from Alessia Cara and Sara Bareilles was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Turning to artists like Sara Bareilles and P!nk motivated her to fight through medical tests and difficult treatments. Facing all of the challenges, she began writing her own lyrics, hoping that her music will empower people all over the world. SydneyRay plans to roll out a slew of singles in the coming months.
MADES honed her artistic skills studying Fine Art in Brussels, Budapest and Edinburgh before venturing in film, and moving back to Glasgow where she’s been collaborating with producer Lewis Gardiner (Prides). I couldn’t be more excited for the release of her upcoming debut EP due out later this year. Check it out!