Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Slovakia | Billy Barman - "Strmá voda"

OLDIE

From Bratislava, here we have Billy Barman, a rock band that has been releasing singles since 2008. "Strmá voda" is one of their latest singles, which features a cool and calm rock song with a very distinctive voice.

Sweden | Ulrik Munther - "Requiem"

BRAND NEW

Ulrik Munther is a young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Swedish city of Kungsbacka. He is best known for winning Lilla Melodifestivalen and MGP Nordic in 2009 and for his high-quality entries in the two last Melodifestivalen editions – both of them, "Soldiers" and "Tell the world I'm here", ended the competitions very well placed. He is now releasing "Requiem", another song which displays his unique kind of pop, with explosive choruses.

Belgium | Noa Moon feat. Malo' - "Paradise (Mon chemin)"

BRAND NEW

One can easily see that Europe is in the middle of summer with sounds like this. With a sweet mixture of English and French, "Paradise (Mon chemin)" is sung by the rising names of Noa Moon from Belgium and Malo' from France, and it is the kind of calm pop song that every summer needs!

Italy | Caponord - "Le differenze"

BRAND NEW

Caponord is a band which was formed in the Italian cities of Crema and Bergamo, in the Lombardia region. Two special characteristics of the group are the (each time less common) use of piano in rock songs and the beautiful and unique voice of its lead singer, Davide Simonetta. They are releasing a new single, "Le differenze", which shows what they do the best: soothing and deep rock ballads.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finland | Stig - "Viheltelen"

BRAND NEW

Stig is a "mustached" singer coming from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Explaining his style isn't the easiest task ever. He describes himself as being a country, folk and RnB artist – if such mix is even possible. His latest single, "Viheltelen", is an example of how unique he is: it's a very different, and good, track.

Spain | Pastora Soler - "Te despertaré"

BRAND NEW

After the tenth place on Eurovision 2012 with "Quédate conmigo", Pastora Soler shot to stardom in Spain. She is not only known, but loved everywhere, and her new single caused a big wave of positive responses from her fans. "Te despertaré" is the Spanish ballad that you can't stop loving, but having Pastora's voice makes it addictive!

United Kingdom | Matt Cardle feat. Melanie C - "Loving you"

BRAND NEW

Matt Cardle, from Southampton, was the winner of The X Factor's seventh season. After working two singles of his latest album, "The Fire", he's releasing a new song, featuring former Spice Girl Melanie C. "Loving you" is a very cute ballad – that kind which only works when sung in a man-and-woman duet... and it surely does work in the case of this one!

Denmark | Bjørnskov - "Vi er helte"

BRAND NEW

Despite being a songwriter for other artists, Bjørnskov has kept some songs for himself. Last year he released some singles of his own, like the exquisite "En anden", and now he's presenting "Vi er helte", a melodic and poignant song with an instant "feel good" feeling.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Charts Day #7 (part 2)

CHARTS

One of the breakthrough artists of the last year is, for sure, Imagine Dragons. Their last single, "Radioactive", has charted almost everywhere around Europe, and is still in the rankings in Austria (#11), Czech Republic (#18), Germany (#12) and Switzerland (#11).

The Charts Day #7 (part 1)

CHARTS

Capital Cities is an American indie pop duo who has just released their first album, "In a tidal wave of mystery". Even when "Safe and sound" was released in 2011, it wasn't until now that it became a massive hit almost everywhere. This week we can find this uplifting track as #20 in the European chart, #12 in Austria, #10 in Germany and #14 in Switzerland.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Finland | Tarja - "Victim of ritual"

BRAND NEW

Some artists need no introduction. Former lead singer of Nightwish, Tarja Turunen has developed her solo career with great success. Even though her following album, "Colours in the dark", will be released in August, she has given us a peek of what's to come with the operatic rock "Victim of ritual".

Switzerland | Gotthard - "Yippie aye yay"

BRAND NEW

Gotthard is a band from Lugano, in Switzerland, which has been on the road since the beginning of the '90s. Twent years and more than ten albums after, they are still at their best, making high-quality rock 'n' roll. Their most recent single is "Yippie aye yay", a very energetic uptempo track.

Netherlands | Kensington - "Ghosts"

BRAND NEW

Despite being together since 2005, it wasn't until last year that the Dutch band Kensington became popular in their home country, thanks to the success of their second album, "Vultures". They are now hoping to get the same success in the international market, and the melancholic "Ghosts" is already the second single to be featured worldwide.


Italy | Annalisa - "A modo mio amo"

BRAND NEW

Annalisa is, little by little, rising higher and higher as one of the biggest names of current Italian music. She has been collecting several hits, such as "Diamante lei e luce lui", "Giorno per giorno", "Senza riserva" and "Tra due minuti è primavera". Last week, she released a new single, "A modo mio amo", which has everything to be one more successful track of hers.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Romania | Cristina Vasiu feat. Mika Moupondo - "Nu pot uita"

BRAND NEW

Let's close this week with the positive vibes of "Nu pot uita", by Cristina Vasiu (born in Hunedoara in 1992) and Mika Moupondo (also born in Romania, but spent most of his life in Congo). A fresh summer song, as only Romanians know how to create: filled with uptempo beats, based on an electronic and dancy rhythm.

Macedonia | Simona Popovska - "Do kraj"

OLDIE

Simona Popovska is one of the best names of the current pop music scene in Macedonia. She has taken part of several important festivals in her country and region, and her songs are always highly praised (deservedly). In "Do kraj", a powerful pop-rock, you can see how talented she is.

Netherlands | Adriaan - "Als je gaat"

RECENT

This week, we've met Haris, the current winner of the Dutch version of The X Factor. But he is not the only artist from the show's last season to be releasing a single. Adriaan, who ended the competition as the runner-up, is now with his "Als je gaat" – a very fresh pop song, which totally fits the summer moment Europe is living.

France | Brice Conrad - "Songe"

BRAND NEW

A unique mix of chanson française, rock and pop. That's the best definition possible for Brice Conrad's "Songe", the second single extracted from his first album, "La nuit bleue". You will not be able to take the chorus off your head!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Estonia | Birgit - "Nii täiuslik see"

BRAND NEW

After finishing 20th in the last Eurovision Song Contest with the touching "Et uus saaks alguse", Birgit Õigemeel has just released a new single. "Nii täiuslik see" is a fresh summer tune that keeps the sweet touch that she explored in her Eurovision entry. Grab the guitar and sing along!

Denmark | Superspark - "Så meget sidste år"

RECENT

Superspark is a pop-rock band from the Danish city of Aarhus. Their most recent single is "Så meget sidste år", a song filled with groove from the first to the last second. The Danish language spices it up, sounding perfectly fit to all the rhythm. Delightful!

Italy | Francesco Sàrcina - "Tutta la notte"

BRAND NEW

Italian singers can get a bit wild sometimes, and that's what Francesco Sàrcina has just done for his latest single, "Tutta la notte". The song is a powerful pop-rock with a very catchy chorus, but its video makes it all a great combo.

Russia | Roma Zhukov feat. Paola - "Perelivy"

BRAND NEW

Let's start this Friday dancing the day away! "Perelivy" is a dance pop performed by Roma Zhukov and Paola. There's no better way to describe it than as a very Russian pop: its beats and its rhythm composition are very characteristic in local music.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Macedonia | Eye Cue - "Bobi bash mi e galje"

RECENT

A pop-rock group with one of the most beautiful voices Sounds European! has presented in the past weeks. That's what Macedonian band Eye Cue are offering, with their most recent single "Bobi bash mi e galje". The song is an uptempo in which the instruments are not tough enough to hide the amazing voice of the lead singer. Very enjoyable!

United Kingdom | One Direction - "Best song ever"

BRAND NEW

The boyband of the moment has just released a new single. Of course we are talking about One Direction's "Best song ever". The song is a magnific pop track, totally catchy and very sticky, crowned with a really funny video. Don't miss the coreography by the end of the song!

France | Chateau Marmont - "Wind blows"

RECENT

Chateau Marmont is a group of electronic music from the French city of Tarbes, which is currently based in Paris. "Wind blows" is a single from their debut album, "The maze". It is a dancy and, at the same, soothing pop, with very classy and stylish voice and beats.

Czech Republic | Markéta Poulíčková - "Illusion"

BRAND NEW

Czech singer Markéta Poulíčková has been performing since she was a little girl in many competitions. Now she has just released a simply addictive song, "Illusion", a remarkable pop song with a tremendous chorus. You must not miss hearing this!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Denmark | NOAH - "Det' okay"

BRAND NEW

Troels Gustavsen and Lasse Durholm have been together in the duo NOAH since 2008, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to release their first songs. "Det' okay", an intimate and soulful pop ballad, is their last single.

France | Florent Mothe - "Les blessures qui ne se voient pas"

BRAND NEW

Mostly known for being the voice in hit singles such as "Vivre à en crever", from the musical "Mozart, l'opéra rock", Florent Mothe is now with his own album. And it's from his "Rock in chair" that "Les blessures qui ne se voient pas" comes. A pop-rock ballad filled with emotion, taken by a very beautiful voice.

Spain | Nena Daconte - "Disparé"

RECENT

What do you do when you're the first one to be expelled from a music realily show? You get your own songs and release some hits that put your name on top of your country's charts. That's what happened to Mai Meneses, known by her artistic name Nena Daconte. "Disparé" is her 13th single, a growing pop-rock song with revengeful lyrics.

Portugal | Ana Free - "No other way"

BRAND NEW

Ana Gomes Ferreira is the real name of Ana Free, an artist who was born in Lisbon, but currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite that, many of hers singles have become hits in her home nation. Her most recent work song is "No other way", which has a very cute mix of voice and guitar.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Italy | Neffa - "Quando sorridi"

RECENT

One more new name coming from Italy. Neffa released his first album, "Molto calmo", last month. It includes the song "Quando sorridi", which is his newest single. It is a smooth, happy and positive pop song. As the title suggests (it means "When you smile"), it's totally made for the listeners to smile!

Poland | LemON - "Nice"

BRAND NEW

"Nice" is the last single by LemON, a song that starts as a calm ballad but then turns out to be a great pop-rock song, with a chorus that has some thraces of Brit Pop. Even though the language can seem a bit harsh for those who aren't used, this is a song everybody should listen!

Serbia | Ničim Izazvan - "Glas"

RECENT

Ničim Izazvan is a band from the Serbian capital, Belgrade. They follow a style of rock which isn't uncommon for the Balkan region, adding some piano (or keyboard) and saxophone sounds to their songs. Their song "Glas" is an uptempo song which clearly shows this mix.

Germany | Jack Beauregard - "Not that kind"

RECENT

The soothing "Not that kind" is the latest single from Berlin's duo Jack Beauregard. The song is a very calm pop which flows smoothly with the singer's voice. It's a very cool piece to start your Tuesday in a relaxing way!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Charts Day #6 (part 2)

CHARTS

A new British voice is climbing positions all around Europe. John Newman is currently #3 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, #20 in Switzerland, #11 in Belgium and #17 in the Netherlands with his classy and rhythmic "Love me again".

The Charts Day #6 (part 1)

CHARTS

Passenger's "Let her go" has charted everywhere since it exploded as a megahit. Now, it's adding one more nation where it has reached the first place in: Spain.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Romania | Vunk - "Așa, și?!"

BRAND NEW

Romania is characterized for its dance music, but Vunk has just released a single that prooves that there's more than electronic beats. Their last song, "Așa, și?!", is a contagious summer track filled with elements of pop, folk and rock.

Netherlands | Haris - "Playing with fire"

RECENT

Haris Alagic is a new name coming to us from the Netherlands. He is a 18-year-old singer who was born in the city of Eindhoven and has recently won the latest season of the Dutch version of The X Factor. His very first single was recently released: "Playing with fire" is a cute pop ballad which has everything to get your heart.

Norway | Iselin Solheim - "The wizard of us"

BRAND NEW

Iselin Solheim is a new name for Norwegian music. She is currently working in her debut album, but by now she let us know "The wizard of us", a midtempo pop ballad with very smooth touches of folk sounds and completed by a captivating voice.

Italy | Greta - "L'estate"

BRAND NEW

Greta Manuzi is one more name to be released into the Italian music market by the reality show Amici – which has presented, before, some of the biggest current names of the country, such as Alessandra Amoroso, Annalisa, Emma, Marco Carta and Valerio Scanu. Her first single, "L'estate", is a very strong pop which reminds a bit the style of Dolcenera.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Romania | One - "Un nou inceput"

BRAND NEW

One is a Romanian duo from Bucharest, formed by the singers Criss and Vlad – who are also a couple. They have very recently released a single, "Un nou inceput". It's a very involving pop ballad, filled with emotions.

Germany | Ben Ivory - "Disconnected"

BRAND NEW

After taking part in Unser Song Für Malmö, the German National Final for Eurovision 2013, with "The righteous ones", Ben Ivory is back with "Disconnected". The song is a powerful pop with an electronic beat ins the chorus that creates a very captivating atmosphere. Addictive!

Belgium | Natalia - "Boom"

BRAND NEW

Not very long ago, she was here with another song. Now, it's time for a brand-new one. The Belgian diva Natalia Druyts is back with a new single. It's "Boom", a pop song filled with electronic beats, spiced with a very catchy and easy-listening chorus.

Czech Republic | Lucie Vondráčková - "Zombie"

RECENT

Here we have one of the most popular singers in Czech Republic. Lucie Vondráčková has released "Oheň", her 17th album, this year. "Zombie" is the second single. It's a powerful pop song with a strong instrumentation and an addictive chorus. You may not speak Czech, but you'll end up singing it the whole day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Norway | Nils Noa feat. Vinni - "Fade away"

BRAND NEW

Nils Noa followed his passion for electronic music and is now a DJ. His last single, "Fade away", is a calm kind of electronica, one of those who would make it perfect to chill out in the beach under the stars. It features the captivating voice of Vinni.


Italy | Francesco Serra - "Questo sconfinato immenso mare azzurro"

BRAND NEW

An agitated, but not uptempo, pop song. That's what the Italian singer Francesco Serra offers with his single "Questo sconfinato immenso mare azzurro". It's a track with several elements which can make you get addicted to it. Listen and enjoy!

Netherlands | Laura Jansen - "Golden"

RECENT

After the success of her first album, Laura Jansen is back this year with her second CD, "Elba". The second single, "Golden", shows a very interesting side of hers: an uplifting pop track that mingles her amazing and sweet voice with a stronger and almost anthemic chorus. 

Spain | Auryn - "Make my day"

BRAND NEW

The Spanish boyband Auryn was created in 2009, but rose to higher fame in 2011, after taking part on Destino Eurovisión – a show made to decide who would represent Spain on that year's Eurovision Song Contest. They are currently with their second album, "Anti-heroes", and "Make my day" is their brand-new single. A song filled with energy and very catchy rhythm. Totally addictive.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Czech Republic | Olga Lounová feat. Eddie Sender - "Brány svaté (Halellujah)"

BRAND NEW

Olga Lounová is a singer, composer and actress from the Czech Republic. Her most recent music work, "Brány svaté (Halellujah)", has the participation of the Slovak DJ and producer Eddie Sender. It is a very interesting mix of midtempo pop with electronic beats. Surely, an enjoyable track!

Finland | Haloo Helsinki! - "Maailma on tehty meitä varten"

RECENT

Haloo Helsinki! is currently one of the most successful pop-rock bands in Finland. Their last six singles and all of their albums have reached the top ten in the Finnish charts. Today we feature their latest single: the fantastic "Maailma on tehty meitä varten".

Sweden | Nino Xypolitas - "Toso peripou s' agapo"

RECENT

Nino Xypolitas was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1981, but everything else about his history is basically Greek: his origins, the language he sings in and the place his career is developing and most of his public is. He was firstly presented to the audience, as many current artists, during a reality show – Fame Story. He has released six albums, and his most recent single, "Toso peripou s' agapo", is a very passionate and intense song, like only Greeks know how to create.

Updated on April 8th, 2019, with the new stage name of the artist.

United Kingdom | Editors - "A ton of love"

RECENT

You need just a few beats to recognize a British rock song. "A ton of love", the first single of Editors' last album – "The weight of your love" –, is exactly that kind of song: a great rock track with an involving start that reaches its peak with an explosive chorus.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Portugal | Aurea - "Nothing left to say"

RECENT

Winner of the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Portuguese Act in 2011 and 2012, Aurea (Áurea Isabel Ramos de Sousa, born in Santiago do Cacém in 1987) is enjoying the success of her latest album, "Soul notes". Her last single, the heartbreaking "Nothing left to say", tells us the story of an ended love and how it's in vain to try to reignite its passion.

Slovenia | Neomi - "Odpri oči"

RECENT

Neomi is a band from the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. They are bonded not only by the group, but also by blood: some of them are cousins; others, siblings. Their career started in 2011, and it's growing since then. Their most recent single, "Odpri oči", shows all their quality, in a very nice jazz-like pop. Very enjoyable!

Switzerland | Eluveitie - "A rose for Epona"

OLDIE

Formed in 2002, Eluveitie call themselves "the new wave of folk metal". Their last album, "Helvetios", has not only charted in Switzerland, but also in Finland, France and Germany and even in Canada and the United States. "A rose for Epona" can be a great sample of why they had such a big success.

Sweden | Stiftelsen - "En annan värld"

BRAND NEW

Stiftelsen is a Swedish pop-rock band created by the lead singer of the prestigious band Takida, Robert Pattersson, who intended to have an alternative work to his most famous group. "En annan värld" is the first single of Stiftelsen's upcoming album, which is still to be named. It is an uptempo song with beats which will surely put your body to move.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Poland | Mela Koteluk - "Wielkie nieba"

BRAND NEW

Mela Koteluk is the artistic name of Malwina Koteluk, an indie pop singer who was born in Sulechów – a city in the central region of Poland. Her first album, "Spadochron", was released in 2012, and had four singles. Now, she is starting a new work, and, before it's released, she is already promoting her first single: "Wielkie nieba", a contagious song with very cool rhythm.

France | Phoenix - "Trying to be cool"

BRAND NEW

Phoenix is a French band from Versailles which was created in the end of the '90s. Little by little, they've built a very respectable reputation all over Europe – and even in America. They've just released their newest single, "Trying to be cool", the second one from their album "Bankrupt!". The song is everything you usually expect from them: alternative rock at its best!

Belarus | Diana Arbenina - "Demony"

BRAND NEW

Diana Arbenina is a Belarusian singer who is very famous in Eastern Europe. Since the '90s, her work is highly accepted in, besides her own country, Russia and all the neighboring region. Her most recent single is "Demony", a rock song filled with personality. A very enjoyable track.

Netherlands | Thomas Azier - "Ghostcity"

BRAND NEW

Thomas Azier is an electronic-pop artist who was born in the Netherlands, but is currently based in Germany. His first EP was released in 2012 and, since then, he is working in his debut album. By now, we can enjoy his high-quality work with the single "Ghostcity".

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Charts Day #5 (part 2)

CHARTS

It's not long since Bruno Mars released the single "Treasure", but it's already climbing positions in many charts around Europe. The song is a flashback to the '70s kind of pop, with a sort of disco feeling that makes it a very happy track. The video goes in that direction, too: the image, the looks on Bruno and the rest of the band and even the effects are brought from the '70s!

The Charts Day #5 (part 1)

CHARTS

The fight for first place of the Czech charts is one of the most intense in all Europe. It's very rare for a song to keep in the top of it for more than one week. And that's what happened again: now, it's Calvin Harris with Ellie Goulding to lead it all.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Croatia | !ndigo7 - "Green eyes"

OLDIE

This one is for sure a hidden surprise. !ndigo7 is a band from Zagreb who play a mix of funk, pop-rock, blues... "Green eyes" is a jazzy melodic ballad which mingles a great jazzy instrumentation with a soft and, at the same time, deep voice. A perfect song for this Sunday night!

Denmark | Nephew feat. Marie Key - "Gå med dig"

RECENT

Nephew is one of the biggest names in the Danish music scene. They have released five albums, four of them reaching the first place in the local charts. "Gå med dig" is their last single, which also features the voice of Marie Key. The song is a deep indie rock song, which mingles their voices perfectly. You shouldn't miss this jewel!

Sweden | Amaranthe - "Burn with me"

BRAND NEW

Sweden's music scene seems to be dominated by marvelous pop tracks, but there's more than meets the eye. Formed in Gothenburg, Amaranthe is a band that fuses metal rock with pop melodies, and the outcome is surely fantastic. "Burn with me" is the second single from their last album, "The nexus".

Romania | Radio Killer feat. Junior Caldera - "Beautiful people"

BRAND NEW

Let's have some after party! Radio Killer is a Romanian dance group who has teamed up with the French DJ Junior Caldera to release the single "Beautiful people". The song is a perfect track for the dance floor, and we're now featuring it for the after party of this Sunday morning!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Austria | Christina Stürmer - "Millionen lichter"

RECENT

In 2003, Christina Stürmer was the second place in the first season of the reality show Starmania. Later, she became the most successful artist to come from it, having more number 1 places in the Austrian charts than all the other participants from the show's four seasons added together – besides reaching the first place in Germany too. She is already releasing her ninth album, "Ich hör auf mein herz", and "Millionen lichter" is its first single. Quite catchy!

Armenia | Nick Egibyan - "Beautiful ending"

OLDIE

Nick Egibyan is a singer, songwriter, music producer and sound engineer from Yerevan. All his experience in the music field is represented in "Beautiful ending". The song is a deep ballad, filled with a touching atmosphere and a heartbreaking feeling. The sounds of the violins surely help creating a cozy intimacy. A jewel from the East.

Serbia | Neverne Bebe - "Prastam"

BRAND NEW

Last time the Serbian group Neverne Bebe was here on Sounds European!, their single was totally based on the sounds of a cello. Now, they have a new one, and it comes to show all their versatility: "Prastam" is nothing alike "Kuća za spas". In the place of the cello, a calming pop-rock. The only thing which doesn't change? Both are pretty cool!

Spain | Nancys Rubias - "Me encanta"

BRAND NEW

We have talked about Icona Pop's "I love it" last Monday, but we couldn't miss posting the exotic Spanish version of it. Nancys Rubias are a glam pop band from Spain who has already released four albums and many singles. They are very popular in their home country, and their last single aims to enlarge their popularity. "Me encanta" is an almost literal Spanish translation and, for sure, a guilty pleasure.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cyprus | Giorgos Papadopoulos - "Panigirizo"

BRAND NEW

Sounds European! welcomes a new country to the family: Cyprus! And there couldn't be a better way to start than with "Panigirizo", by Giorgos Papadopoulos (Nicosia, 1985). Not only Giorgos is one of the biggest names in the island, but the song is really catchy! It has a growing verse, a really catchy chorus and some Greek sounds (those that we all love). Enjoy!

Norway | Nico & Vinz - "Am I wrong"

BRAND NEW

Forget everything you think about hip-hop songs. Nico & Vinz, a Norwegian duo formed by Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, is here to show a new level of music for the style. "Am I wrong" is a track which mixes hip-hop with African-influenced instruments and a great pop groove. Listen to it and get ready to be impressed!

Updated on March 23rd, 2014, with the new name of the duo.

Macedonia | Elena Milenkovska - "Dobar ili los"

RECENT

A great ballad from Macedonia has just come to our ears. With a powerful start, a growing chorus and a very harmonious voice, "Dobar ili los", by Elena Milenkovska, is a song that could easily play on every radio station.

Czech Republic | Markéta Konvičková - "Z ráje jsem utekla"

RECENT

Markéta Konvičková appeared for the audience for the first time as a finalist in the first season of the Czech-and-Slovak reality show SuperStar. Now, she is releasing her third album, "Tablo". Its first single is "Z ráje jsem utekla", a very groovy pop which has all the elements to catch your minds and hearts at the first listening.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ireland | Walking On Cars - "Two stones"

BRAND NEW

Walking On Cars is an Irish band from the Dingle Peninsula, the westernmost point of Ireland – and one of the country's most beautiful places. They've recently released their EP "As we fly South", which contains the single "Two stones", a very beautiful indie pop-rock. An extremely enjoyable way to finish our Thursday!

Italy | Timothy Cavicchini - "A fuoco"

BRAND NEW

Great artists were discovered through the first edition of The Voice of Italy, and Timothy Cavicchini, who ended up in second place, is definitely one of them. "A fuoco" is his first single, and it is a powerful rock song that has what it's needed to be a hit.

Hungary | Karanyi és Én - "Hello"

RECENT

"Hello" is a very unique song coming to you from Hungary. Karanyi és Én's track is very classy, filled with style and personality. Besides, it is also groovy and involving. Surely, one of the coolest Hungarian songs released in the last months.

Netherlands | Janne Schra - "Different"

BRAND NEW

We have already talked about Janne Schra some time ago. She seems busy promoting her first album , "Janne Schra", and now it's time to present her second single. "Different" is, indeed, different: a great pop track with a soothing melody. The video is also one to watch!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Russia | Aida Garifullina - "Ptitsa belaya"

BRAND NEW

Aida Garifullina has been singing since she was 5 years old. She studied in several schools of music around Europe and even took part in the Russian National Final for Eurovision in 2012 (singing "Fantasy" together with Timati). She just released the ballad "Ptitsa belaya", a true masterpiece for those who enjoy classical music.

Croatia | Natali Dizdar - "Grijeh"

RECENT

Natali Dizdar was the runner-up of the Croatian reality show Story Supernova Music Talents, in 2003. Since then, she's been building a solid career in her country and in the Balkan region. Her single "Grijeh" is currently appearing in the regional charts, with good reasons for that: it is a very cool song.

Sweden | Agnetha Fältskog - "Dance your pain away"

BRAND NEW

Ah, the '70s, what an era... And here we have a star coming from those times with a brand-new single. Yes, she's one of the "A"s in ABBA, and we need no introduction for them. Agnetha's 12th English CD, "A", came out this year, and "Dance your pain away" is the third single taken from it. The song is what she is mostly known for: an amazing pop track with a classic atmosphere all around. Grab your disco ball and d-d-dance your pain awaaaaaay!

United Kingdom | Ellie Goulding - "Burn"

BRAND NEW

Ellie Goulding is finishing the work with her second album, "Halcyon", by re-releasing it with the name "Halcyon days". The re-release contains a brand-new song, "Burn", which will also be the fourth single coming from the "Halcyon"/"Halcyon days" work.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Belgium | Natalia - "Overdrive"

RECENT

Natalia Druyts is one of the biggest names of the current pop scene in Belgium. Her singles are usually very strong and marking, and "Overdrive", one of her most recent ones, follows this rule: it's contagious, and shows clearly why she is on the top cut of Belgian music.

Ukraine | Tatiana Shirko - "Mal'chik-Motylek"

BRAND NEW

Tatiana Shirko is a Ukrainian singer with a very unique and special kind of voice. Her newest single, "Mal'chik-Motylek", uses her vocals perfectly, creating a song filled with style and groove. It is very sticky, in the best way possible.

France | Matthieu Mendès - "Cendrillon"

RECENT

Summer brings many fresh songs filled with positive feelings to Europe yearly. That's what "Cendrillon" is all about: beats which are built to make you smile and dance with them, and a fresh voice to spice it all up even more. A very enjoyable tune.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Charts Day #4 (part 2)

CHARTS

Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX's "I love it" can already be called a worldwide hit. But it is only now that it is reaching one of the biggest honours in the music world: being the number 1 single in the United Kingdom.

The Charts Day #4 (part 1)

CHARTS

The winner of the ninth season of The X Factor in the United Kingdom was James Arthur. His first single is a cover of Shontelle's "Impossible", an anthemic pop ballad. He not only topped the charts in his homeland, but also in Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Scotland, Slovakia and Spain. This week, he has also reached the number one in the Czech Republic.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Armin Muzaferija - "Sa tvojih usana"

BRAND NEW

Charming Balkan sounds to end the weekend. Armin Muzaferija has been singing since her was a kid, performing in many festivals all around Balkan countries. He is now releasing a brand new single, "Sa tvojih usana", a soft ballad that mingles a relaxing melody with an amazing voice.

United Kingdom | White Lies - "There goes our love again"

BRAND NEW

British indie scene is very well represented by White Lies. Their first album, "To lose my life...", was an big success in the United Kingdom and spread like good news to the rest of Europe. "There goes our love again" is the first single taken from their most recent CD, "Big TV". It's a powerful song that grows even more in the chorus. Learn how to dance it with the video!

Norway | Maria Mena - "I always liked that"

BRAND NEW

Here comes an artist that needs no big introduction. Maria Mena has lately become one of the most prolific Norwegian artists, thanks to her distinctively sweet voice. Throughout her career, she proved a great ability to perform soft ballads and stronger pop tracks. Her new single, "I always liked that", is a very good mix of both.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

United Kingdom | Hurts - "Somebody to die for"

BRAND NEW

After the big success of their first album, Hurts came back this year with a new album. "Somebody to die for" is the third single taken from "Exile", and it follows their style: a synthpop song with very deep lyrics and a captivating melody. A haunting way to finish the week.

Finland | Sturm und Drang - "Hysteria"

BRAND NEW

Sturm und Drang is a Finnish band whose work is qualified as heavy metal or hard rock. But, with their newest single, "Hysteria", they take a trip to very far fields of music, mixing an easier-listening rock with many electronic sounds. An interesting mixture, which works very well for this one.

Netherlands | Nielson feat. Miss Montreal - "Hoe"

RECENT

Nielson, who was born in the city of Dordrecht, is a new name for the Dutch music scene. A not that new name for the Dutch people, Miss Montreal, helped him in "Hoe", a very sympathetic tune, sung in Dutch and that can make you smile right while listening.

Friday, July 05, 2013

France | Sophie-Tith - "Sorry seems to be the hardest word"

BRAND NEW

Sophie-Tith Charvet is the winner of the just-recently finished ninth season of Nouvelle Star, the French version of the TV show Idols. After her victory, she is going for a cover of Elton John's "Sorry seems to be the hardest word" as her first single. Her voice in this song shows exactly why she won the competition.

Ukraine | Vera Brezhneva - "Khoroshiy den'"

BRAND NEW

Ukraine is indeed full of divas. Vera Brezhneva started her career in the group VIA Gra and then went on alone, releasing many singles and even being the host for the Russian version of the show "Power of 10". "Khoroshiy den'" is her latest single, a pop song with an Old West feeling that makes you dance even if you're all lazy in bed!

Sweden | Eric Saade - "Coming home"

BRAND NEW

He is going home. But calm down, girls (and some boys): it's not to yours! Eurovision 2011 "manboy" Eric Saade is back with his newest single, "Coming home". For sure, one of his best songs since his participation in the contest with "Popular".

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Croatia | Gibonni - "Hey crow"

BRAND NEW

Gibonni is one of the biggest music stars in the Balkans. He joined two bands before he started his solo career in the '90s, and has even been appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Music is still present in his life, as he just released "Hey crow", a perfect mix between Balkan folk and rock.

Russia | Alexander Elovskih - "Perestrelka"

BRAND NEW

Every week, there is at least a song which makes us go crazy in love. This week, it's "Perestrelka" which is driving us mad. Involving and powerful, it is a track with great instrumentals and a very marking vocal participation of Alexander Elovskih. It is from Russia, but it goes beyond: it totally Sounds European!

Ireland | The Script - "Millionaires"

BRAND NEW

After captivating the hearts in Ireland, The Script are now growing more and more all over the world. The fantastic "Millionaires" is their latest single, a great pop-rock track that ensures why they currently are the biggest Irish band, at least among the recent ones.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Italy | Emma - "Dimentico tutto"

BRAND NEW

Emma Marrone is, if not the biggest, one of the biggest current names of the music scene in Italy. She won the very traditional Festival di Sanremo in 2012 – after having already been the runner-up in the previous year, in a collaboration with the also amazing band Modà. Her third album, "Schiena", has just been released, and "Dimentico tutto" is the second single coming from it. A true masterpiece, as most of her work.

Spain | Dani Martin - "Cero"

BRAND NEW

After leading the successful band El Canto del Loco, Dani Martin launched his solo career in 2010 and has now released a new single. "Cero" is a pop ballad which also includes some rock elements to make a very good song, having Dani's distinctive voice as the icing on the cake!

Germany | Antonis Remos feat. Manos Pirovolakis - "Mpori na vgo"

BRAND NEW

Pop-rocks aren't the most frequent product in Greek music. And that is what Antonis Remos (who lives in Greece, but was born in Germany) and Manos Pirovolakis are offering us today. And it's not any pop-rock: it's a high quality one, with a very enthusiastic chorus, and – as Greece does better than anyone else – perfect insertions of national sounds through the track.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

United Kingdom | Nina Nesbitt - "Way in the world"

BRAND NEW

Nina Nesbitt is one of the British breakthroughs of 2013. She already released two EPs and is now presenting her last single, "Way in the world". It is a very sweet pop song that features a very soft melody and Nina's charming voice. Beware with the chorus: it will stick in your head!

Ukraine | Elka - "Telo ofigelo"

BRAND NEW

Ukraine is mostly known by their divas, with their bombastic pop songs. Elka, from Uzhhorod, shows her country can offer other styles of music. A totally classy and groovy song, with instruments perfectly fitting the mood the track tries to create.

Switzerland | Stefanie Heinzmann - "Diggin in the dirt"

OLDIE

Stefanie Heinzmann sings pop, rock, soul and funk. Yes, all together. And it sounds amazing! She's one of the biggest Swiss singers of the moment. Her single "Diggin in the dirt" is a powerful track that makes you wanna jump in the air by the chorus. Definitely a must for when you need an injection of energy.

Monday, July 01, 2013

The Charts Day #3 (part 2)

CHARTS

Continuing with our The Charts Day, after seeing a Swedish artist topping the charts in Denmark, it's time to go to Sweden itself. There, the group Medina is the #1, with their new single "Miss Decibel".

The Charts Day #3 (part 1)

CHARTS

Swedish DJ Avicii teamed up with the American singer Aloe Blacc in a fantastic tune. "Wake me up!" is a mixture of electronic and folk, and is the first single of Avicii's new album. The song is not only topping the list in Denmark but also going up in the charts all around Europe.