1. Sediment Bruise – ‘Birth’ 

Well, this one came as “shock” for me; An emotional one! ‘Birth‘ is the monumental opener off the 3rd full-length album ‘In-Between  by Greek band Sediment Bruise. Instead of trying to describe what kind of music you’ll come across (utterly pointless), the song’s 5 minutes filled me with emotion, passion, ’cause this just a stripped, immediate, emotional gem like really few current tracks unleash and artists dare . Against the ‘urban emotional flat-line’, against any kind of hype or trend, this is music and furthermore art for those who are not afraid to surrender to their inner world. A pure anthem & a poignant missile straight to the heart & soul! Thank you Sediment Bruise for making me comprehend that I’m still “alive”….

Borrowing SB’s words about the album: ‘This album is all about uncertainties. Periods of our lives that we don’t know what comes next. Kicked-out of our thrones, not knowing what to do. Moments we feel we are nothing but an infinite small spot in a big universe of people and situations, having no control of anything at all.’

Christos Doukakis

  1. IDLE HANDS – ‘Give Me To The Night

IDLE HANDS from Portland, Oregon combine heavy metal and gothic rock and are about to release their debut album on May 10th via Eisenwald.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. The Drums – ‘Body Chemistry’

The critically acclaimed indie pop/post-punk band The Drums, from Brooklyn, New York shared the first singe ‘Body Chemistry‘, from the upcoming new album ‘Brutalism‘. The new album is expected to be released via ANTI- on April 5th. Also it seems that Jonathan Pierce is the only remaining former member, since 2016.

The band’s influences vary from The Beach Boys to Joy Division and  reverb has played a significant role in The Drums’ sound all these years; They have even stated that “if reverb didn’t exist we wouldn’t have bothered trying to start a band.

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. Fractal Universe – ‘Oneiric Realisations

Fractal Universe is a progressive/technical death metal band from France, formed in 2013. Recently they signed with Metal Blade Records and will release their second album ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ on April 19th.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. Saxysyndrum – ‘Let Go’

How about a Canadian (Montreal), indie electro band that bases their compositions on drums, uplifting dance-y vibes and saxophone? Yep, you read well! They are called Saxysyndrum (that is saxophone, synthesis and drums) and ‘Let Go‘ (from the album ‘Second Nature‘) is a stunning piece of inspiriting indie electro, experimental drone & luminous soundscapes that will lead you to an endless state of euphoria… On repeat!

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Christos Doukakis, Mary Kalaitzidou & Eleftheria Gesou