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I think since October or so I was desperately waiting to write such post. And today is the day!
In 2013 I wrote 175 posts (including this one) for this site and it honestly amazes me that there are people who read them all. That's insane!
It was really hard to pick out a few favourites because behind each post there's a lot of time, thought and love. But I hope I did well picking some of the highlights - some are my personal ones and some got great feedback from you.
Hope you enjoy this!
(To read the posts again simply click the picture of your choice and you'll be lead to the full article!)
The genre to put him in would either be folk or acoustic pop. But I think it's a nice mix of both elements.
hits rating: 8/10
a little while ago the pop/rock band The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco from Essex, England contacted me and asked if I could feature them.
After really short listen I was already conviced and began getting into their tunes.
Today is the day I review it for you.
1) Cruise Control
the long time readers of you are probably already familar with The Arkanes.
The rock band from Liverpool, England has been featured a few times now because I really think they're good.
I got to know them when they supported Jim Kroft on tour and so I actually discovered their strongest side first - the live performance.
But a live performance would not work without good (and handmade) songs, so I would definitely recommend listening to 2014's newcomer band.
They might be an insider tip now but let 2014 pass and see what happens.
I personally think that the aspects he shares and delivers with his music are super inspiring and motivational.
Transporting love and hope through music - what could be better?
Get to know Aaron and his music now.
How would you describe your music?
Release: 23rd September 2013
hits rating: 9/10
Crash Island is an indie rock band from London, with members from Spain, France, Wales and even South Africa.
The four piece band released their debut EP "Strange Shores", which I'm going to review today.
So far Crash Island played gigs in France, Switzerland, of course the UK and in my home country, Germany.
For this giveaway I asked you to leave a comment telling me your favourite record(s).
And your feedback was just incredible - so many of you took time to actually write a blog post lenghty comment and honestly - that warmed my heart!
If you're not familar with the playlist yet - it consists of songs by artists that have been featured on this blog before.
I probably repeat myself in every blogpost but seriously - take some time to check out at least 3 of the artists. As there are a lot of genres mixed I think there should be something for you.
Due to that I also wrote the genre behind the artists. Maybe that helps. :)
I remember how I once did not like writing reviews. But things change and now I love it.
That's one of the reasons why I decided to review this EP by Dan meets Portland.
Another reason is that this music needs to be heard.
Dan meets Portland is a folk rock/pop band from Germany and Portugal.
Members Dan Dietrich (vocals, guitar) and Julian Staehle (drums, percussions) are from Germany and Carlos Pereira (bass, vocals) is from Portugal.
Title: One More Cup Of Coffee
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Release: September 2013
hits rating: 6/10
Kosi, a singer/songwriter based in New York City, US mailed me her album.
I'm really about this because it actually includes sounds I don't usually listen to - blues and jazz.
I've had this addiction for so long .. I remember editing photos so they looked like polaroids but let me tell you - it's just not the same.
So getting a polaroid camera was the plan. And I got one at a flea market but the film was too old and didn't work anymore and I couldn't find a new one anywhere. One hell of a drama.
This time I'm giving away a copy of Jim Kroft's second album "The Hermit & The Hedonist".
Also it's Christmas soon. That might be a good reason too!
And that's why I'm doing a spotlight on today.
Winter In Toronto is an acoustic and folk duo from London, England.
The guys behind it are Cameron Pickard and Ellis Mizen.
Title: Midnight Memories
Label: Syco Music/Sony Music
Release: 25th November 2013
hits rating: 7/10
Starting out on the British XFactor as five individuals the boys got thrown together by Simon Cowell (or was it Nicole Scherzinger? We'll never know!) and so the band was born.