- SOL – ‘Trees Shall Rise From Our Hands’
SOL is a Danish dark ambient & doom metal band with strong neofolk influences and occasional avant-garde tendencies. Started in 2004 as a solo project by Emil Brahe, but each release or even concert features a different cast of members and collaborators. Their album ‘Before We Disappear‘ is due out on 5th October via Ván.
- Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘Light Song‘
Emma Ruth Rundle is a musician and visual artist from Los Angeles. She is known from her first folkgaze band The Nocturnes. In 2011 she begun her solo career, releasing her fourth album ‘On Dark Horses‘ on 14th September via Sargent House.
- Hospital – ‘Golden Days‘
Next up we have Hospital, a Russian band featuring members of several local indie bands. ‘Golden Days‘ is an excellent example of flawless indie-pop that the quartet has proved they are able to create. The single is taken off their upcoming 3rd album ‘Memory Waves‘, and judging by this tune, it will turn our days to golden…
- Sarah P. – ‘Millennial Girl‘
“So I strive, I strive, I strive for perfection every time / But see no purpose. / And I buy, I buy, I buy hip, cool stuff I see online / To scratch the surface.” Sarah P. sings in her latest video ‘Millennial Girl‘. Former Keep Shelly In Athens‘ lead singer sounds in top form (as always!) and more eerie than ever. This not a new track though since it’s taken from Sarah’s full-length album ‘Who Am I‘ which, was out last May.
The brand new video is great and filmed by (the usual suspect) George Geranios. Still wait? Press the play then!
- Church of the Sea – ‘Sweet Surprise‘
Church of the Sea is a newly formed, Greek band, and ‘Sweet Surprise‘ is taken from their debut EP ‘Anywhere But Desert’. Since, the EP was engineered and produced by Alex Bolpasis (Whereswilder, The Noise Figures, Cyanna Mercury) and mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Chelsea Wolfe, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Emma Ruth Rundle), we find it needless to say that the band’s sound is awesome. Furthermore, CotS “boil” all those ingredients in their ‘soup’ (no, I’m not hungry!) to turn a plain song to pure opus. They are also lucky to have such a gifted vocalist in the group. Fans of Chelesea Wolfe, and heavy atmospheric rock, invest on this gem… What a “sweet surprise” indeed!
Compiled by Mary Kalaitzidou & Christos Doukakis