Thursday, October 31, 2013

Russia | Xena - "Pravda"

BRAND NEW

Born in Moscow, XENA plays an exotic mixture of funk, R&B and soul. She conquered the ears in her home country with a daring attitude, style and music. Her latest single, "Pravda", is a fantastic display of these features and an agressive energy!

Greece | Hashtag - "Ki an ola teleiosan"

BRAND NEW

Hashtag is a Greek pop duo formed in 2012 by Lída and Spýros, who were both born in the country's capital city, Athens. Their new single, "Ki an ola teleiosan", is an extremely catchy song. The rhythm catches you from beginning to end, and Lída's voice completes it perfectly.

United Kingdom | Rixton - "Make out"

BRAND NEW

There is a new boyband going around in the United Kingdom. They are Rixton and they have just released their first single. "Make out" is a contagious pop song that proves they are here to stay. Don't miss watching one of the funniest clips of the year!

Hungary | Hien - "Édes kis suttogás"

BRAND NEW

Hungarian singer Hien was shown here on Sounds European! before, with the song "Who matters". Time to remeet her, since she is releasing a new single. "Édes kis suttogás" is a groovy track, in which her voice is even greater than usual. Very entertaining.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Croatia | The Chweger - "Dijete"

BRAND NEW

The Chweger is a Croatian band formed in the beautiful city of Pula in the end of the 1990s. Their most recent single, "Dijete", is a masterpiece of alternative music. It is an extremely interesting mix of soothing pop with electronic elements. One-of-a-kind song which is surely worth your listen!

Estonia | Sinine feat. Liina Rätsep - "Vaata"

RECENT

Estonian singer, songwriter and producer Sinine started his career back in 2009, and has not stopped until now. After releasing singles with well-known names such as Sandra Nurmsalu, he features Liina Rätsep in his latest release, "Vaata", a very powerful track!

Romania | Liviu Hodor feat. Mona - "Unde-i dragostea"

BRAND NEW

Liviu Hodor is a Romanian DJ who was born in the city of Câmpulung. In his new single, Mona is the voice for "Unde-i dragostea", a very catchy dance pop song with very cool chorus. Get ready to dance!

Austria | Barnes & Heatcliff feat. Jessica Folcker - "Strong enough"

BRAND NEW

Playing a mix of house, progressive and electronic music, Barnes & Heatcliff are a young couple of DJs elbowing their way to the top with a very attractive set of singles. The last one of them is "Strong enough", which features the vocal performance of Swedish singer Jessica Folcker.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poland | Patrycja Markowska - "Wielokropek"

BRAND NEW

Singer and songwriter Patrycja Markowska is an already established artist in her home country. With six albums released and an intense style, she released several singles and scored many hits. Her latest single is the captivating "Wielokropek", a powerful rock song that shows why she has been so successful!

Slovenia | Ethnotrip - "Jovano Jovanke"

RECENT

Ethnotrip is an ethno music band from Slovenia. They released their first album in February, recording traditional European songs with their own arrangement. Not long ago, they've released a video clip for "Jovano Jovanke", a Macedonian song which they mixed with beautiful classical instruments and a soothing voice. Very interesting!

United Kingdom | Rebecca Ferguson - "I hope"

BRAND NEW

Rebecca Ferguson was one of the breakthrough acts to come from the United Kingdom in 2012. After the success of "Heaven", her first studio album, she just released her second CD, "Freedom". The first single is "I hope", a fantastic pop ballad with a very sticky chorus and the characteristic intensity that Rebecca displays in every song of hers.

Greece | Christina Gerani - "De se stamataei tipota"

BRAND NEW

After having worked with huge names of Greek music, such as Antonis Remos, Giorgos Mazonakis and Natasa Theodoridou, Christina Gerani is now starting her solo career. And what a start: "De se stamataei tipota" is a beautiful Greek ballad. Amazing track!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Charts Day #20 (part 2)

CHARTS

Pharrell Williams's "Happy", which was part of the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is playing around for some time now. But this didn't stop it from reaching the first place of the charts in the Netherlands.

The Charts Day #20 (part 1)

CHARTS

We were there when Olly Murs released "Dear darlin'" some months ago. The song went on to be one of Olly's biggest hits, being in the top five of many charts around the globe (even in far places such as Australia and Lebanon!). This week, it is the leader of the Austrian charts.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Denmark | Rasmus Seebach - "Olivia"

BRAND NEW

Rasmus Seebach is a very popular Danish singer. He is the son of the late Tommy Seebach, who took part in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest with the very fun "Disco tango". Following his father steps, he has become a huge name in Denmark's music scene, with many hits. His new single, the very good "Olivia", hasn't been presented for too long, and, anyway, it's already one of the highest placed tracks in the Danish charts.

Poland | Sylwia Grzeszczak - "Ksiezniczka"

BRAND NEW

As we have quoted before, Sylwia Grzeszczack is one of the biggest names of the contemporary music. She is now presenting another amazing single, this time a touching pop ballad. We're talking about "Ksiezniczka", an involving and powerful song!

Greece | Thanos Petrelis - "Teleiosame"

BRAND NEW

One of the most beautiful voices of Greek music has just released a new single. Thanos Petrelis, who was born in Athens in 1975, got famous in Greece after taking part in the reality show Fame Story, which he finished with the third place. "Teleiosame" is a ballad which shows all the qualities of his very special voice.

Updated on November 20th, 2013, with the official video.

Russia | Julia Beretta - "Podruga-krokodil"

BRAND NEW

Russian singer and actress Julia Beretta (sometimes also referred as Juliya Beretta) has just released a fantastic track. The pop-rock track "Podruga-krokodil" is very smooth, flows gently through one's ears and features a raspy touch in Julia's voice that makes it just perfect!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sweden | Elliphant - "Could it be"

BRAND NEW

The British newspaper The Guardian qualifies the Swedish singer Elliphant as "strangely captivating". And it's for sure: there is no better way to describe her music work. The Stockholm-born artist has a very unique voice, and her latest single, the impressive "Could it be", uses it perfectly. A mix of rhythm and voice which has all the elements to make you fall in love with it. We surely did, and that's why we chose it the song of the week of SE!.

Germany | Capcha One - "Alone again"

BRAND NEW

It's already Saturday, and Sounds European! is already feeling the party. That's why we're calling German singer Capcha One and a contagious track. "Alone again" is a vigorous pop track which is totally ready to get into the dance floor!

Spain | Pablo Alborán feat. Jesse & Joy - "Donde está el amor"

BRAND NEW

Pablo Alborán is a 24-year-old singer from Málaga, Spain. His voice is becoming quite popular in several Spanish-speaking countries. "Donde está el amor" is a beautiful song which features Mexican duo Jesse & Joy and is included in his second album, "Tanto". A great track for this Saturday afternoon.

Czech Republic | I Am Kuba - "Keep it simple"

BRAND NEW

There is a new name going around in the Czech Republic. I Am Kuba is a singer and songwriter from Prague who presented his first single last week. "Keep it simple" is a sweet and delicate pop song, particularly effective in those moments when all you want is something relaxing!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cyprus | Melina feat. Mixalis Hatzigiannis - "Love, love, love"

BRAND NEW

Born in Montreal, Melina fell in love with Greek culture. Her first single features one of the biggest names in Cyrpus: Mixalis Hatzigiannis. The song is "Love, love, love", a very sweet and touching ballad sung in both English and Greek.

Belgium | Belgium United - "Destination Rio"

BRAND NEW

Every time we start getting closer to the FIFA World Cup finals, the amount of songs about soccer increases. This time, it seems it's not gonna be different. And the artists who gave the kickoff are the Belgians 3M8S and Yass Smaali, who named this union Belgium United, and released "Destination Rio". The song is an uptempo pop about their national team going to Brazil in 2014.

Russia | Uma2rman - "Tantsuy, muza!"

BRAND NEW

Uma2rman is one of the biggest music groups in Russia. Formed in 2003, their pop-rock sounds conquered Russian ears. Their latest single is "Tantsuy, muza!", a very catchy and dynamic song. Don't miss watching the video, it's a laugh a minute!

Germany | Jupiter Jones - "Rennen und stolpern"

RECENT

Jupiter Jones is a band formed in Hamburg, Germany, by Nicholas Müller, Sascha Eigner, Andreas Becker and Marco Hontheim. They've just released a single: "Rennen und stolpern" is a very good rock ballad, with catchy rhythm and great vocals. Totally addictive.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Denmark | Thomas Holm - "Alting forandres"

BRAND NEW

Thomas Holm is one of the most talented artists of Danish music. He was born in Kjellerup in 1978. Even though his career started only in 2009, he already has many great songs in his discography, such as "Selvmord på dansegulvet" and "Knep smerten væk". His new single, "Alting forandres", follows the same high level of quality, and has a very involving video clip.

Serbia | Lea Savin - "Parče ljubavi"

BRAND NEW

Fresh and young sounds coming from Belgrade. Lea Savin is a brand new act and in her first single she already demonstrates she is ready to be a big star. "Parče ljubavi" is a groovy pop song, empowered by Lea's jazzy voice and a fantastic instrumentation.

Italy | Giorgia - "Quando una stella muore"

BRAND NEW

Giorgia Todrani is a 42-year-old Italian singer who was born in Rome. Called "the Italian Whitney Houston", she was the winner of the newcomers section of Festival di Sanremo in 1993, and three times top three of its main category, winning in 95, being third in 96 and runner-up in 2001. She is soon releasing a new album, and its first single was already released. "Quando una stella muore" is an emotional ballad which shows she is still at her best.

Russia | FANATIKA - "Etot mir"

BRAND NEW

FANATIKA, as they describe themselves, are a group of young energetic musicians haunting their creative ambitions. One thing is for sure: their mixture of synth-pop and rock is amazing! Their last single is "Etot mir", a track which is ready to empower your day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Finland | Jenni Vartiainen - "Sivullinen"

BRAND NEW

It was not long ago that Jenni Vartiainen made her comeback with the explosive "Junat ja naiset". Her new single, which serves as the official soundtrack for the Finnish movie "Leijonasydän", is the downtempo pop ballad "Sivullinen".

Ukraine | Roman Polonsky - "Skazhi"

BRAND NEW

Roman Polonsky is a Ukrainian singer from the city of Kiev. "Skazhi", his brand-new single, is a beautiful ballad which not only highlights his smooth voice, but also grows a lot in the very emotional chorus.

France | Jenifer - "Evidemment"

BRAND NEW

After releasing a version of "Poupée de cire, poupée de son", Jenifer left aside her electric energy for her new single. "Evidemment" is a calmer pop track, with a very relaxing verse and a delightful chorus. Definitely a jewel!

Slovakia | Talkshow - "Shadows"

BRAND NEW

Created in 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Talkshow is an alternative-rock band. Their new single, "Shadows", is a great song, with amazing rhythm, catchy chorus and very cool vocals.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hungary | Bezzegakurvabeckek - "Várjál még"

BRAND NEW

The Beck brothers, who are part of the Hungarian band 30Y, created their own project, which was named (try to say it at once!) bezzegakurvabeckek, or simply Beckek. The single "Várjál még" is a groovy uptempo pop-rock with cool quality.

Sweden | Ulf Nilsson - "Little by little"

BRAND NEW

Owner of a unique and raspy voice, Ulf Nilsson comes all the way from Sweden with a powerful ballad. We're talking about "Little by little", a song dominated by the melting sound of a piano and wonderfully sung by Ulf.

Greece | Notis Sfakianakis - "Dose ena telos"

BRAND NEW

With a career of almost 30 years, Notis Sfakianakis is one of the most successful artists in the history of Greek music. Notis, who was born in Herakleion in 1959, is a singer of laika music, mixing pop music characteristics with it. His new single "Dose ena telos" is a cool merge of great rhythm and his beautiful voice.

Slovenia | Balladero - "I guess"

BRAND NEW

Balladero is a rather new project arising in Slovenian music scene. The band has just released "Club Deuce", their first studio album, and they've already presented the first single. "I guess" is a smooth song involved within a charming jazz atmosphere.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Charts Day #19 (part 2)

CHARTS

As we've covered some weeks ago, "Bonfire heart" was the great comeback of James Blunt. The song jumped in charts worldwide, but it made its biggest success in the German-speaking countries: the song is on top of the charts in Austria, Germany and Switzerland!

The Charts Day #19 (part 1)

CHARTS

She was born in Canada, but moved to France, where she currently bases her work, very young. Mylène Farmer is one of the most popular names of music in French territory, and her newest single, the excellent "Monkey me", is gaining space in the national charts. It is currently #3 in France.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Russia | Murakami - "Kapusta"

BRAND NEW

Russian band Murakami have been together since 2004. Their cool pop-rock songs have earned them a name in the Russian music scene. This year, they've released their fourth studio album, from which "Kapusta", a fresh and very catchy track, comes from.

Sweden | Tove Lo - "Out of mind"

BRAND NEW

Tove Lo is a Swedish singer from the city of Stockholm. She has just released a single called "Out of mind". It is a song which uses her great voice very well, and whose chorus is very intense.

Denmark | Clara Sofie - "Gennem himlen"

BRAND NEW

Owner of a very peculiar voice, Clara Sofie is not a new name in Denmark. She released several singles already. Her latest track is the unique "Gennem himlen", a relaxing pop song which mingles some R&B elements and portrays that special voice of hers.

Ukraine | Yaroslava - "Nebo v ladonyakh"

BRAND NEW

Yaroslava is a singer who was born in the region of Donetsk, in Ukraine. She has just released a new single. "Nebo v ladonyakh" is a great pop song, with catchy rhythm and great use of her voice.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sweden | Miriam Bryant - "Last soul on Earth"

BRAND NEW

Miriam Bryant is a relatively new name for the music industry, but she already built a wonderful career. Her talent and her beautiful voice earned her signing contracts in her native Sweden but also in Norway, Denmark and even in the United States. "Last soul on Earth", her latest single, is a song which is full of emotion and will surely give you goosebumps!

Lithuania | Andrius Pojavis - "Play your game"

BRAND NEW

Better known by his participation in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Andrius Pojavis is back with another song in the same style of his "Something". The singer, who was born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, but currently lives in Italy, has released "Play your game", an indie pop-rock which has a very interesting performance.

Ireland | Shane Filan - "About you"

BRAND NEW

After the happy "Everything to me", former Westlife member Shane Filan has released his second single. "About you" is a soft and delicate pop song with a captivating arrangement and beautiful lyrics. High risks of falling in love with it!

Finland | SANNI - "Me ei olla enää me"

BRAND NEW

Finland is always surprising us with amazing songs. With this one by Sanni Kurkisuo, the rule totally applies. The 20-year-old singer, who was born in Lohja, has a very distinct voice. And it is totally well used in "Me ei olla enää me", the third single of her debut album, "Sotke mut". Extremely enjoyable!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Greece | Elli Kokkinou - "Kalinixta"

BRAND NEW

Elli Kokkinou is a huge name of Greek pop music. Born in Athens, she started her career in the 1990s, and has been quite successful since then. She has just released "Kalinixta", a great song which mixes pop and very traditional Greek music characteristics.

San Marino | Valentina Monetta - "L'amore verrà"

BRAND NEW

After singing about a social network in 2012 and flying like a butterfly in 2013, Valentina Monetta is facing the process of selecting a great song to represent San Marino on the following Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. By now, we can enjoy the relaxing "L'amore verrà", a song which shows all her power and charisma.

Belarus | Evgeny Litvinkovich - "K tebe"

BRAND NEW

Coming from Zhodzina, a city near Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Evgeny Litvinkovich is a 30-year-old singer who got famous through Ukrainian music reality shows. He was third place in the fourth season of Ukrayina Maye Talant (their Got Talent) and runner-up in the third season of The X Factor Ukraine. His single "K tebe" is a very interesting pop-rock song, which highlights his very characteristical voice.

United Kingdom | Bastille - "Of the night"

BRAND NEW

Bastille's name rose quickly to fame. After smashing us early this year with the fantastic "Pompeii", they are now presenting us "Of the night", a haunting song that has a great blink to one of the hits from the '90s, Corona's "The rhythm of the night"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Germany | Xavier Naidoo - "Der letzte blick"

BRAND NEW

Soul and R&B singer and ocasionally an actor, Xavier Naidoo is one of the most popular names in his native Germany. His seventh studio album, "Bei meiner seele", was released in May 2013 and was a big success in German-speaking countries. "Der letzte blick", a soothing ballad, is the second single to come out of this album.

Italy | Nathalie - "Anima di vento"

BRAND NEW

Natalia Beatrice Giannitrapani, better known as Natalie, was born in Rome, the capital of Italy, in 1979. She was the winner of the fourth season of the Italian version of The X Factor. Afterwards, she took part on the 2011 Festival di Sanremo, with "Vivo sospesa", finishing seventh. "Anima di vento" is the second single of her namesake studio album, released this year. It displays her unique and wonderful voice.

Bulgaria | Grafa - "Sedemte ezera"

RECENT

Vladimir Ampov, better known as Grafa, has been singing since a very early age. Actually, he released his first album in 1993, when he was only 15. With a solid career in his home country, his latest single is the alternative "Sedemte ezera".

Russia | Ed Shulzhevsky - "Ty vso"

BRAND NEW

Ed Shulzhevsky is a singer who was born in Krasnodar, Russia. He firstly started in musicals, going for his His most recent single, "Ty vso", is a very passionate and captivating song, with great melody and vocals.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spain | Malú - "A prueba de ti"

BRAND NEW

Malú, the stage name of María Lucía Sánchez Benítez, is a 31-year-old singer from Madrid, Spain. She comes from a family with history in music: her father is a Latin Grammy Awards winner. She has sold millions of albums during her career, and, currently, is one of the coaches La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. "A prueba de ti", her new single, comes from her brand-new album "Sí", which has just been released. It is a very good track!

United Kingdom | The Wanted - "Show me love (America)"

BRAND NEW

The new single by The Wanted is just out of the oven! After two uptempo singles as "We own the night" and "Walks like Rihanna", the guys released "Show me love (America)", a pop ballad filled with classical instruments and that boyband atmosphere that's totally irresistible!

Poland | Rafal Brzozowski - "Nie mam nic"

BRAND NEW

Born in 1981 in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, in central Poland, Rafal Brzozowski is a singer and former wrestler. He took part of The Voice of Poland in 2011, being eliminated before the finals. "Nie mam nic" is a single coming from his 2012 album "Tak blisko". It is a very involving pop-rock.

Updated on December 2nd, 2013, with the official video.

Georgia | Katie Melua - "The love I'm frightened of"

BRAND NEW

Katie Melua is one of the most acclaimed names of the underground scene of the United Kingdom (even though she was born in Georgia, as we commented before). Her most recent single, the soulful and delicate "The love I'm frightened of", came out last week.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Finland | Krista Siegfrids - "Can you see me?"

BRAND NEW

After the explosion of pop she showed with "Amen!" and her Eurovision entry "Marry me", Krista Siegfrids goes to a more introspective side with her latest single. "Can you see me?" is a deep and emotional ballad, which shows another great side of Krista's voice.

Russia | Helene Fischer - "Fehlerfrei"

BRAND NEW

Even though she was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Helene Fischer is one of the biggest names of German music. The 29-year-old singer has sold millions of albums since her music career debut, in 2005. Her newest single, "Fehlerfrei", has her characteristical mix of German schlager with pop, which has made her extremely successful. Her official lyrics video, as seen below, has just a part of the song. But you can listen to it fully on a live presentation by clicking here.

United Kingdom | Sons & Lovers - "Ghosts"

BRAND NEW

Sons & Lovers are one of the newest names in the British music scene. After completing a tour with the lovely Ellie Goulding (featured in Sounds European! here, here and here), they released "Ghosts", a deep and powerful rock song that shows all the potential of this band!

Slovenia | Nina Pušlar - "Svet je tvoj!"

BRAND NEW

Nina Pušlar is one of the biggest current names of Slovenian pop music. The singer, who is turning 25 next week, was born in the city of Ivančna Gorica. She has just released a new single, "Svet je tvoj!", which is a fresh and cool uptempo song.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Charts Day #18 (part 2)

CHARTS

Conor Maynard's career was boosted when he won the MTV Brand New for 2012 award last year. He continued releasing hits, and last month he presented his fifth single. "R u crazy", a song that mixes pop, hip hop and electronic beats, debuted in the British charts at #4.

The Charts Day #18 (part 1)

CHARTS

A Belgian name is back to leading the charts in its home country. Clouseau's "Vliegtuig" has had its debut directly on the #1 place in Belgium.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Russia | Lena Katina - "Lift me up"

BRAND NEW

Lena Katina is a singer who was born in the capital of Russia, Moscow, in 1984. She is best known for having been part of the duo t.A.T.u., together with Julia Volkova. Her solo career was quickly successful, with "Never forget" reaching several high places in charts. Now, she has released a brand-new single, "Lift me up", which is a very cool uptempo pop track.

Latvia | Laima Vaikule - "Dikoe tango"

BRAND NEW

Born in 1954 in  Cēsis, Latvia, Laima Vaikule has become one of the most popular personalities of her home country: she's a singer, an actress, a coreographer and a director. After several hits in the former USSR countries, she continues her musical career with the exotic "Dikoe tango".

Spain | Sergio Dalma - "Si te vas"

BRAND NEW

After a duo with Italian singer Nek, a huge Spanish star (and former Eurovision contestant) is back to Sounds European!: Sergio Dalma has just released "Si te vas". It is a very beautiful ballad which highlights his unique voice style.

Updated on November 10th, 2013, with the official video.

United Kingdom | Keane - "Higher than the Sun"

BRAND NEW

Keane are one of the biggest bands to come out of the United Kingdom this century. They made a name in history with songs such as "Somewhere only we know", "Bedshape", "The lovers are losing" and many other hits. They are now releasing their very first compilation album, called "The best of Keane", from which "Higher than the Sun" is taken as the first single.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ireland | Hozier - "Take me to church"

BRAND NEW

Born in County Wicklow, Ireland, on a Saint Patrick's Day, Andrew Hozier-Byrne (or just Hozier) is a very talented new artist. His latest single, "Take me to church", is a proof of how great addition he can be to the soul and blues music scenes. It's deep, beautiful and touching. And the video clip helps building an even deeper mood for it. For sure, a must-listen to every reader of Sounds European!.

France | Matthieu Mendès feat. Pomme - "Okay"

BRAND NEW

This is one very catchy collaboration! Matthieu Mendès (also featured here) and Pomme have released the super catchy "Okay" last week. The song is an uplifting mixture of pop, folk and indie sounds, combined perfectly with their soothing and calm voices.

Slovenia | Nino - "Simfonija"

RECENT

Nino Ošlak is a very talented Slovene singer. Despite his young age (he's currently 23 years old), he has already released a considerable number of singles – among them, we highlight the fresh "Mi amor" and the cute "Zadnje upanje". His latest single is the title track of his current album: "Simfonija" is a deep and beautiful song, with an amazing video clip. It's a masterpiece!

Italy | Nesli - "È una vita"

BRAND NEW

Francesco Tarducci, mostly known by his stage name Nesli, makes rap and pop mingle in his music. has released the amazing single "È una vita" last week, a perfect song to chill and start the weekend in a more relaxing way!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ukraine | Anna Pavlova - "Za ruku"

BRAND NEW

Anna Pavlova is a recent name in Ukraine, but she promises to be very big. In her most recent single, the captivating dance-pop track "Za ruku", she shows she has a fantastic voice and the charisma of a diva. Get on the dance floor with this amazing song!

Hungary | Zola - "A leggazdagabb ember"

RECENT

Szilveszter Ujvári Zoltán was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1980. Using the stage name Zola, he is an acoustic-pop singer and composer. His most recent single is "A leggazdagabb ember", a beautiful song with a beautiful combination of rhythm and voice.

United Kingdom | Gary Barlow - "Let me go"

BRAND NEW

Does this name ring a bell? Yes, Gary Barlow was one of the members of the legendary boyband Take That. His prolific solo career stopped for almost a decade, but he took it back to release more great tracks, like the fantastic collaboration with Robbie Williams in "Shame". Gary's last track is "Let me go", a fantastic mixture of country and pop.

Italy | Modà - "Non è mai abbastanza"

BRAND NEW

Modà can be pointed as one of the biggest and most successful (if not the most) rock band from the current music scene of Italy. Formed in Milan in 2002, they've already reached a second place in the prestigious Festival di Sanremo, in 2011, with the amazing "Arriverà" – performed together with the singer Emma. Their new single has all the power of Italian music inserted in rock sounds, which is the main characteristic of the band.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Germany | Maxim - "Rückspiegel"

RECENT

Maxim is a German artist who was born in Siegburg in 1982. He has recently released a new single, "Rückspiegel", which is a smooth pop, filled with a very soothing rhythm and a voice which completes it all perfectly.

Finland | Sunrise Avenue - "Lifesaver"

BRAND NEW

Formed in the Finnish city of Espoo in 2002, Sunrise Avenue have charted many of their songs (like their two biggest hits, "Hollywood hills" and "Fairytale gone bad") in many European countries. "Lifesaver", a strong pop-rock song, is their most recent track.

Ukraine | Inna Voronova - "Ty ne moy"

BRAND NEW

Inna Voronova is a 26-year-old Ukrainian singer who was born in the city of Luhansk. Her newest single, "Ty ne moy", is an emotional pop ballad which highlights all her vocal quality.

Sweden | Ola - "Maybe"

BRAND NEW

Even though Ola only came eighth in Swedish version of Idols in 2005, he continued his music career to become one of the biggest names in the pop music scene of his home country, scoring amazing hits such as "All over the world" and the Melodifestivalen 2010 contestant "Unstoppable". His most recent single is "Maybe", an uplifting track!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Turkey | TNK feat. Pamela - "Keşfedilmemiş günahlar"

BRAND NEW

Two well known names from the Turkish rock scene gathered together in a fantastic song. We're talking about Ankara's rock band TNK and German-born Pamela. The single, which is a very powerful and intense song, is called "Keşfedilmemiş günahlar".

Embedding for this video has been disabled, but you can check it by clicking here.

Switzerland | Bastian Baker - "79 Clinton Street"

RECENT

Bastien Kaltenbacher, better known by his stage name Bastian Baker, is a singer and composer who was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1991. His first album, "Tomorrow may not be better", was a big success in his home country, and also charted in Belgium and France. While he is preparing his second album, Bastian has released the single "79 Clinton Street", a very good pop-rock track which is quite addictive.

Spain | Paula Rojo feat. The Wild Horses - "Si me voy"

BRAND NEW

After taking part in La Voz (the Spanish version of The Voice), Paula Rojo launched her music career. She captivated the Spanish with her cute looks, her exotic mix of pop and country music and her very sweet voice. Her latest single is "Si me voy", a very cute song which expresses perfectly this mixture of pop and country.

Russia | Polina Gagarina - "Navek"

BRAND NEW

Polina Gagarina is a 26-year-old singer who was born in the capital city of Russia, Moscow. She was the winner of the second season of the Russian version of the reality show Star Factory – defeating many names who are currently very famous, such as Yulia Savicheva. "Navek" is her first single released in 2013, and is very involving.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Slovenia | April - "Paše me"

BRAND NEW

April is a Slovenian singer from the city of Domžale. She has some great songs in her recent history, such as "Ne bi" and "Ladadidej" – which she tried to go to the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with. Now, she is releasing a new single. "Paše me" is a ballad pop which shows, in comparison to her previous hits, all her musical versatility. Most important: always with high quality!

Ireland | Hudson Taylor - "Care"

BRAND NEW

Hudson Taylor are a folk-pop duo from Dublin. They first appeared last year, and have become a very promising name within the folk scene in Ireland. Their most recent single is "Care", a relaxing song with a calm start and a very catchy chorus.

Portugal | White Pearl - "Where the river meets the sea"

BRAND NEW

Coming from Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, the band White Pearl was created in 2011. They are currently developing their first album, which will be called "The rising". From it, they've already released their first single: "Where the river meets the sea" is a great preview of what is still to come, with a great melodic and, at the same time, strong rock 'n' roll.

Switzerland | Pablo Meneguzzi - "Zero"

BRAND NEW

He built his career under the artistic name Paolo, releasing hits not only in Switzerland and Italy but also in remote countries like Argentina. He also represented his home country on the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with "Era stupendo". Now using his real name, Pablo Meneguzzi has released the powerful "Zero", his latest single.

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Charts Day #17 (part 2)

CHARTS

A new name has shaken the music scene in the past weeks. Lorde comes from New Zealand with a soothing and powerful rhythm ready to take us over. This week she started charting in many countries, being #3 in Ireland her highest position.

The Charts Day #17 (part 1)

CHARTS

Gigi Radics is a name which was already presented by Sounds European!. Her voice is great, and her music too. And, this week, she is leading the charts in her home country, Hungary, with "Mire vársz".

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Germany | Revolverheld - "Das kann uns keiner nehmen"

RECENT

After a three-year break, German rock band Revolverheld are back! They released their fourth studio album, "Immer in bewegung", on September 20th, but they had presented their comeback single some weeks before. The song is called "Das kann uns keiner nehmen", a great rock track with a great British-like sound.

Ukraine | Anna Zavalskaya - "Otgoloski leta"

BRAND NEW

Pure energy from Ukraine! Anna Zavalskaya is a singer from Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. Her most recent single, "Otgoloski leta", has an extremely enthusiastic rhythm, and a very strong chorus.

Netherlands | Anouk - "Wigger"

BRAND NEW

It's time to remeet Dutch star Anouk! We have a new single taken from "Sad singalong songs", her most recent studio album: it's "Wigger", a deep and intense song with a haunting melody.

United Kingdom | Morcheeba - "Gimme your love"

BRAND NEW

Morcheeba is a group which was created in the capital of the United Kingdom, London, in 1995. Since then, they've had many hits, playing in radios from all around the world. They are releasing their eighth album, "Head up high", whose first single is "Gimme your love", a great groovy pop.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Slovenia | Nika Zorjan - "Nasmeh življenja"

RECENT

We first heard of Nika Zorjan (Murska Sobota, 1992) back in 2012, when she took part of the Slovene National Final for Eurovision. After that, she started her promising music career releasing several singles. The latest one is "Nasmeh življenja", a captivating pop-rock track completed wonderfully with her charming voice.

Poland | MashMish - "Kadr"

BRAND NEW

MashMish is a Polish duo formed in 2009 in the city of Warsaw, by the singer Gosia Bernatowicz and the pianist Marcin Kuczewski. "Kadr" is the third single to come from their debut album, "MashMish". It is an involving pop song, with amazing rhythm.

Romania | Mandinga - "La vita e bella"

BRAND NEW

After their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with "Zaleilah", Mandinga kept releasing great songs to empower the dance floor. The latest of them is "La vita e bella", a song with cute verses and a totally catchy chorus!

Finland | Antti Railio - "Ruostunut ankkuri"

BRAND NEW

Antti Railio was born in 1984 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. He was part of the power metal band Celesty for some years, but left after being a semifinalist of the Finnish version of Idols and the winner of the second season of The Voice of Finland. His brand-new single, "Ruostunut ankkuri", shows that even in his solo career, rock 'n' roll hasn't left his work.

Friday, October 04, 2013

United Kingdom | Charming Liars - "New disorder"

RECENT

Charming Liars is a band which was created in the city of London. They've been working on their music for quite some years, now, resulting on their debut album – completed in September 2012. They are currently on tour with the Australian band Sick Puppies, and have been receiving very positive feedback from the audience. Their current single, "New disorder", shows they have potential for a big career: it is a powerful and passionate rock track. Very enjoyable!

Denmark | Christopher - "Told you so"

BRAND NEW

Born in Kastrup, in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Christopher is now working on his second studio album. His characteristic sweet pop sounds are complemented with a more uptempo beat in his latest single, the moving "Told you so".

Germany | Adolar - "Halleluja"

RECENT

Adolar was only the second last place in the 2013 Bundesvision Song Contest. But it is surely not what they are worth: their entry "Halleluja" was a very interesting pop-rock, which deserved a much better result in the festival. It is a very involving track.

Ukraine | Aleksey Malakhov - "Naberi moy nomer"

BRAND NEW

Even when he's only 27, Aleksey Malakhov has already written several hits for many famous singers in Ukraine and Russia. His latest single is "Naberi moy nomer", a captivating song with a very catchy melody. Be careful: it's really catchy!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Germany | Mega! Mega! - "Strobo"

BRAND NEW

Bundesvision Song Contest (the German version of Eurovision) happened last week and presented us some really amazing songs. One of them is Mega! Mega!'s "Strobo", an energetic rock song with an electro-pop touch and an electric chorus!

Malta | Ira Losco - "Me luv u long time"

BRAND NEW

Ira Losco is a 32-year-old singer who was born in Sliema, a city in one of the islands of Malta. She started her career with the band Tiara, which ended in 2002 – right before her participation on Eurovision, where she was the runner-up with "7th wonder" (along with Chiara's "Angel", the best Maltese result ever in the contest). Ira has just released a new single, "Me luv u long time", a very cool uptempo pop track.

Belgium | Helena Noguerra - "Tom"

BRAND NEW

Helena Noguerra is a multitalented lady: she's a singer, actress, writer and television personality who is quite recognized in her home country, Belgium. "Tom", the second single to come out of her latest album, is a contagious pop song with that classy French touch that makes it irresistible!

United Kingdom | Jake Bugg - "What doesn't kill you"

BRAND NEW

Jake Bugg was one of the biggest new artists to arise in 2012. His debut album was among the best selling works of the year, having reached #1 in the United Kingdom, top ten in Austria, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand and top 25 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France and the Netherlands. "What doesn't kill you" is the first single from his upcoming album "Shangri La", to be released in November. It is a very strong and agitated rock song.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Netherlands | Within Temptation feat. Tarja Turunen - "Paradise (What about us?)"

BRAND NEW

Two of the biggest names of European rock are together for an amazing new single. Dutch band Within Temptation, from the city of Waddinxveen, receive Finnish singer Tarja Turunen (former Nightwish), from the city of Kitee, for the first single of their future album, which is predicted for January 2014. "Paradise (What about us?)" is a powerful song which has all the elements to make you dive in its emotion throughout all the song.

Greece | Sakis Rouvas - "Mia chara na pernas"

RECENT

Sakis Rouvas took part of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with "Shake it", and achieved a third place. He came back in 2009 to reach the seventh spot with "This is our night". Both songs were pop tracks influenced by Greek traditional sounds. With his most recent track, the anthemic "Mia chara na pernas", Sakis approaches a great pop-rock sound.

Russia | Yulia Savicheva - "Ya tak tebya zhdu"

BRAND NEW

Yulia Savicheva is a 26-year-old singer from the city of Kurgan, in Russia. She participated on the second season of the reality show Star Factory, in 2003, when she became famous to the Russian audience. Even though she was disqualified in the semifinal, her career started rising, with several hits. Her success took her to the 2004 Eurovision, where she ended 11th with "Believe me". Her new single is an emotional pop ballad.

United Kingdom | You Me At Six - "Lived a lie"

BRAND NEW

You Me At Six are a well-established band from the United Kingdom. They are soon releasing their fourth studio album, but in the meantime they've already showed the first single to be taken from it. The song is the empowering "Lived a lie", an amazing rock track!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poland | Łzy - "Kiedy nie ma w nas miłości"

BRAND NEW

After a short hiatus between 2008 and 2011, Polish pop-rock band Łzy came back that year with their sixth studio album. This year they have, so far, released two singles. "Kiedy nie ma w nas miłości", a deep and melancholic ballad, is the latest one.

Germany | Andrea Berg - "Atlantis lebt"

BRAND NEW

Andrea Berg is one of the most traditional names of German schlager. The 47-year-old singer has sold more than ten million albums in her career. Her new album, "Atlantis", has peaked as #1 most sold album in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It's from this album which "Atlantis lebt" comes from.

United Kingdom | Lawson - "Juliet"

BRAND NEW

British pop band Lawson have been releasing quite cool music since their debut single, "When she was mine", last year. Their most recent track is "Juliet", an addictive pop-rock song. Don't miss watching the slylish and classy video!

Russia | Oleg Miami - "Proshchay, moya lyubov'"

BRAND NEW

Oleg Miami is the stage name of Oleg Krivikov, Russian singer who was born in Yekaterinburg in 1990. He has just released a single called "Proshchay, moya lyubov'", which is a deep and emotional pop ballad, with a video clip which totally completes the feeling of the song.

Updated on August 19th, 2017, with the official video.