Sunday, August 31, 2014

Netherlands | Jan Smit - "Jij en ik (Eyo eyo)"

BRAND NEW

Dutchman Jan Smit is a multifacetious professional: he is a pop musician, a schlager singer and a TV host. Quite known in his native Netherlands, his latest song is "Jij en ik (Eyo eyo)", is a very sweet song with a flowing melody and a very catchy chorus.

Austria | Allessa - "Warum hab ich's dir nicht einfach gesagt"

BRAND NEW

After presenting "Lüg' nochmal" in April, Sounds European! remeets the Austrian singer Allessa and her new single. "Warum hab ich's dir nicht einfach gesagt" is a very cool and beautiful schlager ballad. Extremely involving!

Latvia | Triana Park - "Iron blue"

RECENT

Latvian band Triana Park was formed in 2008. They have taken part several times in Eirodziesma, the Latvian national selection for Eurovision, but they couldn't make it to the continental competition yet. Their latest single is called "Iron blue", a haunting indie-pop, mysterious ambience.

Estonia | Liis Lemsalu - "That kinda"

RECENT

Liis Lemsalu is a 21-year-old singer who was born in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. She rose to fame with winning the fourth season of Eesti Otsib Superstaari, the Estonian version of the reality show Idols. Her single "That kinda" is a very groovy dance pop-rock. Great way to start this Sunday with good energy!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Macedonia | Rennata - "Trust your feelings"

BRAND NEW

Rennata was featured once before with "Please stay", but she is coming back stronger than ever. "Trust your feelings" is an explosive pop track with a fantastic ethnic touch and a superb vocal performance. The editors of Sounds European! are so keen on this one that have decided to make it the song of the week!

Czech Republic | Jelen - "Magdaléna"

RECENT

Jelen is a band from Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Their new single "Magdaléna" is a very entertaining song. An extremely interesting pop-rock, with exciting rhythm and great chorus. Quite addictive!

Netherlands | Kensington - "All for nothing"

RECENT

Kensington is not a new name for us, and it was high time they would appear again in Sounds European!. Their latest single is "All for nothing", and it features their usual power in an intense video and great rhythm.

Italy | Laura Pausini feat. Alex Ubago - "Donde quedo solo yo"

BRAND NEW

The Italian diva Laura Pausini is in a very prolific period for duets, as SE! has been showing lately. This time, she gathered with the 33-year-old Spanish star Alex Ubago, to release "Donde quedo solo yo". It is a grower ballad, which starts very calmly and, from the middle one, explodes into one of the most powerful tracks of Laura's recent years.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Spain | Alis feat. Ivan Ferreiro - "Material de disección"

BRAND NEW

Meeting of Spanish artists when the band Alis, from Baeza, get together with Ivan Ferreiro, from Vigo, to record "Material de disección". It is a very interesting song. The melody and the vocals are surely gonna get you and make you fully involved.

Italy | Dear Jack - "La pioggia è uno stato d'animo"

RECENT

Dear Jack were here before with "Domani è un altro film", which became a huge hit in Italy. Some weeks ago, they released "La pioggia è uno stato d'animo", another very powerful track!

Finland | Robin Packalen feat. Nikke Ankara - "Parasta just nyt"

BRAND NEW

Robin Packalen is for sure one of the artists who has been presented here on SE! the most times. And he is back once more, this time with Nikke Ankara (who is also Finnish, born in Lahti), with "Parasta just nyt". It's a pop with very intense beat.

Updated on February 17th, 2019, with the new stage name of the artist.

Poland | Grzegorz Hyzy feat. Tabb - "Wstaje"

BRAND NEW

We've talked about both Grzegorz Hyzy and Tabb when they released "Na chwile" some weeks ago. This duo gets together again in another fantastic song: the groovy "Wstaje"!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Finland | Stockers! - "She's got my love"

RECENT

Finnish young fourpiece Stockers! come from Helsinki. They are in the beginning of their career, but it is as promising as it can get. Their most recent single is "She's got my love", a very upbeat and happy rock song.

France | Olympe - "Nos yeux d'enfants"

RECENT

It's not like it's still needed, but, single after single, Olympe proves us what a talented artist he is! His new single "Nos yeux d'enfants" is another great piece of work, which shows all his versatility and how enjoyable the music he produces is.

Spain | Maldita Nerea - "Mira dentro"

BRAND NEW

Maldita Nerea is a Spanish pop-rock group hailing from Murcia. Their latest single is "Mira dentro", a very sweet and captivating pop ballad.

Italy | Arisa - "La cosa più importante"

BRAND NEW

Thursday starts with the current Festival di Sanremo winner. Arisa, who is returning to Sounds European! for a third time, has just released "La cosa più importante". Her beautiful voice takes the listener into a journey which ends up in a beautiful and involving chorus. It's for sure one of Arisa's best singles ever!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poland | Agata Dziarmagowska - "Drop, drop"

BRAND NEW

Agata Dziarmagowska is a Polish singer who was born in Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim. She has just released "Drop, drop", an extremely intense pop song. The strong melody and the catchy beats are completed by a very marking chorus.

Italy | Greta - "Amiamoci a metà"

RECENT

We've already met Greta before with the amazing "L'estate". Now, it's time to meet another fantastic song of hers: "Amiamoci a metà" is a sweeter song, calmer and still as enjoyable!

Slovakia | Andrew May - "Hero"

RECENT

Time to remeet Slovak singer Andrew May, who was featured here on Sounds European! past December with "All this night". His new single "Hero" is another powerful uptempo by him. Extremely entertaining song!

Hungary | Bogi Dallos - "Feels so right"

BRAND NEW

Bogi Dallos is a newcomer not only for Hungarian music scene, but also for Sounds European!. Her cheerful songs are contagious, and "Feels so right" is not an exception. The mixture between country and pop together with a sweet voice makes the song irresistible!

Updated on September 2nd, 2019, with the new stage name of the artist.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spain | Auryn - "Puppeteer"

BRAND NEW

It's not the first time that we talk about Spanish boyband Auryn, as they've been with us some months ago with their catchy "Make my day". This time, though, the band lowers their energy and present a more downtempo pop ballad: the charmy "Puppeteer" will make you fall in love with them!

Italy | Enrico Ruggeri feat. Ale e Franz - "In un paese normale"

RECENT

Enrico Ruggeri is an Italian multitalented pop star. You can find the 57-year-old, who was born in Milan, writing, singing, participating on TV shows... nothing seems like a challenge to him. He has just released a new single. "In un paese normale", featuring Ale e Franz, an Italian duo of comedy actors, is a very good rock track.

Cyprus | Loukas Yorkas - "Mia akoma boutia"

RECENT

Loukas Yorkas was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, but built his music career in Greece by winning the first season of the Greek version of The X Factor. Shortly after, he represented Greece on the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with "Watch my dance", finishing seventh. Here is his newest single: "Mia akoma boutia" is a powerful pop-rock with some folk elements added to it.

Finland | Lenno feat. The Electric Sons - "Wake up"

BRAND NEW

Let's start this Tuesday with all the energy! From Espoo, in Finland, meet Lenno, who received the American band The Electric Sons for "Wake up". It is a very entertaining electronic pop. Friendly even for the ears of those who aren't fans of the genre!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Charts Day #60 (part 2)

CHARTS

French hitmaker David Guetta invited American singer and songwriter Sam Martin released "Lovers on the Sun" and they are already making a huge success: they are topping the charts in Austria and in the United Kingdom!

The Charts Day #60 (part 1)

CHARTS

American singer Taylor Swift has released a new single not long ago, and it proves she is still a major success. The contagiously upbeat "Shake it off" debuted in the British charts at #4!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Romania | Alex Velea - "Din vina ta"

RECENT

Alex Velea is one of the biggest talents in Romanian music scene. The 30-year-old singer, who was born in the city of Craiova, has an amazing new single: "Din vina ta" is catchy, involving and uses Alex's voice perfectly. It's a huge hit in Romania. Listen, and agree with its success!

Slovenia | Q2o - "Flaška"

RECENT

Q2o is a Slovene rock band from the beautiful city of Koper. Their single "Flaška" is a very classic-styled rock track, with those chorus which make you totally into the song.

Netherlands | Laura van Kaam - "Be like you"

RECENT

One more very young talent to be presented here on Sounds European!. This time, it comes from the Netherlands: Laura van Kaam is a 16-year-old singer from the city of Winterswijk who got famous after winning the second season of the Dutch version of the reality show The Voice Kids. Her single "Be like you" is a very beautiful guitar-based ballad which really highlights her great voice.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

United Kingdom | Young Kato - "Sunshine"

BRAND NEW

After presenting "Help yourself" back in March, Sounds European! remeets the British band Young Kato with their new single. And what a remeeting! "Sunshine" is an uplifting song, with extremely involving instrumentals and one of the most explosive choruses of the year. It's for sure our song of the week.

Italy | Deborah Iurato - "Piccole cose"

BRAND NEW

The Italian new star Deborah Iurato was firstly presented on Sounds European! with her amazing "Anche se fuori è inverno". Now, she is releasing "Piccole cose", and we can get even more sure she's a talent to establish: this single is as amazing as the previous one!

Lithuania | 4 Roses - "Vasara mano"

RECENT

Time to meet a girlband from Lithuania. It's 4 Roses, with their single "Vasara mano", which is hitting the best positions in the charts of Lithuanian radios. It's a very catchy tune, with a very contagious chorus!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Latvia | FormatLess - "Mana narkotika"

RECENT

FormatLess is a Latvian band from the city of Liepaja. Their single "Mana narkotika" is a very interesting electronic pop-rock. It's totally understandable why it's a hit in Latvia: it's a very entertaining song with catchy instrumentals.

Macedonia | Nokaut - "Dobro utro budenje"

RECENT

Nokaut is a band which was formed in 1997 in Skopje, Macedonia. They had a break from 2003 to 2006, and then returned with a larger formation. Their most recent single, "Dobro utro bedenje", is quite interesting. Listen to it!

Russia | Oksana Pochepa - "Ushla v rassvet"

BRAND NEW

Oksana Pochepa is a 30-year-old singer who was born in Rostov-on-Don, in Russia. She has just released "Ushla v rassvet", a groovy pop with a great and striking chorus.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Slovenia | Nino - "Poletje"

RECENT

Slovene singer Nino is a recurring name here on Sounds European!. His work is very appreciated by our editors. He has recently released "Poletje", another great single which displays all his talent.

Latvia | Dons - "Pāriet bailes"

RECENT

Latvian singer Dons has become a recurring presence on Sounds European!. Now it's time to remeet his work, with his new song "Pāriet bailes", which is becoming a big hit in Latvia. It is a very soothing guitar-based ballad.

Poland | Kowalski - "O tobie"

BRAND NEW

Adi Kowalski is a Polish singer who was born in the city of Świnoujście. His new single "O tobie" shows all his potential, with a very beautiful ballad pop. Involving and touching.

Updated on July 1st, 2018, with the new stage name of the artist.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Macedonia | High Control - "Hipokrit"

RECENT

High Control is a band formed in Tetovo, a city in the Northwestern part of Macedonia. They've recently released "Hipokrit", a very strong and powerful rock 'n' roll track.

Italy | Eliot Sumner - "Information"

BRAND NEW

The artist who formerly signed her work as I Blame Coco, or simply Coco, has now changed her stage name to her birth name: so now, meet Eliot Sumner. The daughter of the musician Sting, who was born in Pisa, but base her entire work in the United Kingdom, has just released her new single "Information". It's a very cool electropop.

Slovenia | Alya - "Car"

RECENT

Alya is one of the coolest artists in the current Slovene music scene. Her style is as sexy as her music, and "Car", her new single, is a clear example of this. A very enticing pop song!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Russia | O'Genri - "Botanik"

BRAND NEW

From Moscow to the world, meet the band O'Genri. The Russians show all their groove with "Botanik", a very cool pop-rock track with very contagious melody.

United Kingdom | Union J - "Tonight (We live forever)"

BRAND NEW

Union J is a British boyband which was called Triple J from 2011 to 12, when a fourth member was added during their participation on The X Factor, forcing the group's name change. They've released a new single, "Tonight (We live forever)", which is extremely catchy and has a great use of "oh-oh-ohs".

Latvia | PeR - "Smile"

RECENT

PeR, or Please explain the Rhythm, is a Latvian duo which got famous with participating of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with "Here we go". Their new song "Smile" is becoming a hit in their country. It's groovy from first to last second.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Charts Day #59 (part 2)

CHARTS

Italian singer Francesco Renga is having glorious weeks in his homeland's charts. His latest single, "Il mio giorno piu bello nel mondo", was #1 last week and is still high this week, reaching #3.

The Charts Day #59 (part 1)

CHARTS

OneRepublic had major success last year with their chartbreaker "Counting stars". Now they want to repeat the feat: their newest single, "Love runs out", is already #3 in the United Kingdom!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Russia | Zlataslava - "Gor'ko"

RECENT

If our task was to select a song which could explain how contemporary Russian pop works, "Gor'ko" would be a good option. This single by Zlataslava, stage name of Svetlana Stolpovskikh, is strong, direct, with intense beats and instrumentals which are very alike what you can find in German schlager.

Slovenia | Sabrina Zavšek - "Te reči"

RECENT

From Slovenia, we've got Sabrina Zavšek and her new song "Te reči". It is a very cool ballad pop track, which has all the elements to get your heart.

United Kingdom | Detour City - "Merlin (Everybody knows)"

BRAND NEW

Detour City is the stage name of the British singer Tabitha Benjamin, who was born in the city of Dalston. She has just released "Merlin (Everybody knows)", which is a very interesting electronic pop.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Romania | Alexandra Stan - "Cherry pop"

RECENT

She has recently been the owner of one of our songs of the week, with "Thanks for leaving". Now, Alexandra Stan is back, with "Cherry pop", an addictive uptempo pop, with growing melody and one of the catchiest combinations of bridge and chorus ever to be presented on Sound European!. Then guess what? She's our song of the week again!

Poland | Aleksandra Jablonka - "Zasady"

RECENT

Born in Kętrzyn, Poland, Aleksandra Jablonka is a very cool singer SE! is about to present you. Her single "Zasady" has a very classy and stylish melody, which matches perfectly with her amazing voice.

Italy | Verdiana - "Disfunzione"

BRAND NEW

Verdiana Zangaro is a 28-year-old singer from the city of Rossano, in Italy. She rose to fame after being one of the finalists of the 12th season of the traditional Italian reality show Amici. Her new single "Disfunzione" is a shower of Italian flavor with a very strong chorus.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Czech Republic | Ewa Farna - "Tajna misja"

BRAND NEW

She was born in the Czech Republic, but is a hit in many European countries. Ewa Farna is not a new name for SE! readers either, since she has appeared here twice before – one of them, quite recently, actually. And she is already releasing a new song. "Tajna misja" is, as usual with Ewa's work, a great pop-rock song.

France | Julien Doré feat. Micky Green - "Chou wasabi"

BRAND NEW

Julien Doré is a 32-year-old singer from Alès, in France. He got famous after winning the fifth season of the reality show Nouvelle Star. His new single "Chou wasabi" features the Australian singer Micky Green. It is a very entertaining song, with classy instrumentals, soothing voices and a catchy chorus.

Updated on September 20th, 2014, with the official video.

Lithuania | Pikaso - "Lengvai"

RECENT

The Lithuanian group Pikaso was presented to the readers of SE! in February, when "Milijonai metų" was elected our song of the week. Now, they have a new single, "Lengvai". It is a very touching ballad.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cyprus | Polina Xristodoulou - "Thema xronou"

BRAND NEW

Polina Xristodoulou (also written Christodoulou in some places) is a 31-year-old singer who was born in Limassol, Cyprus. Her single "Thema xronou" is exactly what you expect of a pop track from the Greek region: agitation, traditional instrumentation and an uptempo which invites you to move your body!

Sweden | Lykke Li - "Gunshot"

BRAND NEW

After appearing on Sounds European! with "No rest for the wicked", Swedish singer Lykke Li returns with a new single. "Gunshot" is a building-up pop song which ends in a very involving chorus.

Poland | Kreuzberg - "Tylko raz"

BRAND NEW

Last time we met Kreuzberg on SE!, it was our song of the week (on a time we didn't even have the expression "song of the week" yet) – that song was later elected the 15th best of 2013 by our editors. Now, after so long, they are back! "Tylko raz" is a very cool rock track, with great use of claps.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Germany | Tensnake feat. Jacques Lu Cont and Jamie Lidell - "Feel of love"

BRAND NEW

Get ready for listening to a very cool and soothing electronic pop and watching one of the most entertaining videoclips of the year. Tensnake, from Germany, meets the British Jacques Lu Cont and Jamie Lidell for "Feel of love". Press play and enjoy!

United Kingdom | Charlene Soraia - "Caged"

BRAND NEW

Charlene Soraia is a 26-year-old singer who was born in Sydenham, in the United Kingdom. She has just released "Caged", a very enticing pop song with catchy beats and melody.

Turkey | maNga - "Parti"

RECENT

The Turkish band maNga, which was the runner-up on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, is one of the biggest names of their country's music. Their new single "Parti" is a very interesting song.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Slovenia | Cazzafura feat. Senidah - "Men vse"

RECENT

Get ready for a lot of groove coming to you from Slovenia! Cazzafura, from Ljubljana, and Senidah, lead singer of Muff, offer you "Men vse", a very interesting and soothing electronic pop with a very easy-listening chorus.

Russia | Dana Relli - "Moye leto"

BRAND NEW

Dana Relli is a Russian singer who has a very unique voice. You can see that in her new single, "Moye leto", which mixes it with a very easygoing melody.

Netherlands | MainStreet - "The missing piece"

BRAND NEW

MainStreet is a boyband which got famous when taking part of the Dutch selection for the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Their new single "The missing place" is a very groovy pop track, with an extremely addictive use of  "na na na" in the chorus.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Charts Day #58 (part 2)

CHARTS

Rock legend Lenny Kravitz returned with a smashing hit this year. And he quite surprised us: he still keeps this rock power but he added some fantastic dark-pop elements to his comeback single, "The chamber". It seems it's paying off for him, since he is climbing the charts. This week, he is #7 in Italy!

The Charts Day #58 (part 1)

CHARTS

Marlon Roudette was born in London and has been in the music scene for quite some time, blending several music styles. His latest single is a promising future hit: the groovy "When the beat goes out" is already charting in some European countries, being this week's #2 in Switzerland and #1 in Germany!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sweden | Marlene - "Indian summer"

BRAND NEW

We've already featured Marlene in the beautiful "Stay awake". Her newest single is "Indian summer", a song which mingles pop sounds with some ethnic instruments to create a very fantastic rhythm, yet deep and catchy.

Germany | Glasperlenspiel - "Moment"

RECENT

Glasperlenspiel is one of the most successful duos in Germany, scoring great success with singles such as "Ich bin ich", "Echt" and "Freundschaft". It was not long ago that they released a new single, called "Moment", which is as contagious as their previous ones!

Ireland | The Riptide Movement - "All works out"

RECENT

Dubliner rock band The Riptide Movement released their third album, "Getting through", this year. The first single to emerge from that album is the empowering "All works out", which not only is a great rock song, but also features a very creative video!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Spain | Merche - "Te espero cada noche"

BRAND NEW

Our song of the week comes from Spain! Mercedes Trujillo Callealta, known simply as Merche, is a singer with a very prolific career who was born in Cádiz in 1974. Her latest single is called "Te espero cada noche", and is quite a turn from what we are used from her: from the very powerful pop entries to this awesome diva ballad.

United Kingdom | Estelle - "Conqueror"

BRAND NEW

Estelle was under the spotlight some years ago, when she featured "American boy" with Kanye West. Her most recent single is called "Conqueror", and follows her R&B influence: it's a dark ballad with strong lyrics and a booming chorus.

Greece | C:Real feat. Oceana - "Sleepless nights"

RECENT

We've featured Oceana when she released "Everybody", but we came across this wonderful track and we are talking about her again. This time, though, she is not alone: she's the featured singer of Greek band C:Real in the mixture of soul and rock that is "Sleepless nights".

Friday, August 08, 2014

Czech Republic | Ewa Farna - "Leporelo"

RECENT

Young singer Ewa Farna is one of the biggest divas of the Czech music scene. Her latest single, "Leporelo", confirms this status: it's an explosive pop track which will infect your ears with music!

Denmark | The White Album - "Another"

RECENT

Time to go for a Danish folk-inspired song. The White Album comes from Odense, in the South of Denmark, though they are now developing their career in Copenhagen. "Another", their most recent single, is a great relaxing song.

United Kingdom | Daley - "Look up"

BRAND NEW

Gareth Daley is a British singer and songwriter hailing from Manchester who mixes soul, pop and R&B in a fantastic set of music. His latest single is "Look up", a soothing song with an interesting groove.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

France | Aurélie Cabrel - "Bref, s'aimer"

RECENT

Daughter of actor, composer and interpreter Francis Cabrel, Aurélie Cabrel is making a name of her own with superb music and a lot of charm. The first single of her second album, titled "À la même chaîne", is "Bref, s'aimer", a sensual and soft pop ballad.

Ireland | The Coronas - "All the others"

RECENT

The Coronas is one of the most popular rock bands in Ireland. After three very successful albums, they are getting ready to release their fourth album this year. The first single to come out of this non-yet-titled album is "All the others", a magnific display of their music.

Croatia | October Light - "Fališ mi"

RECENT

October Light was formed in 2005 in Pušćine, Croatia. Almost ten years later, they are still going strong with fantastic music, as "Fališ mi" shows: it is a very cool rock with a contagious rhythm!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Denmark | Bjørnskov - "Venner for evigt"

RECENT

We've already talked about Bjørnskov some times before. And now it's time to show his most recent track. "Venner for evigt" is a more energetic turn to pop than his other singles, keeping his wonderful style.

Ireland | Hozier - "Sedated"

RECENT

Hozier is one of the stars of Sounds European!. And we are just blown away with his latest single. "Sedated" is a touching, anthemic ballad, which grows to beautiful instrumentation in the chorus. He is definitely going better and better!

Croatia | Carla Belovari feat. Neno Belan - "Nama najbolji"

RECENT

Carla Belovari was featured in our blog when she released "Bilo bi lako". Now, we are presenting her with a fantastic featuring: together with Neno Belan, they released "Nama najbolji", a song with a soft voice and a very jazzy groove.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Poland | Uniqplan - "Nowy horyzont"

RECENT

After the fantastic release of "Stranger", Polish rock band Uniqplan goes to an '80s beat in their newest single. "Nowy horyzont" is a great blend of pop and rock.

Czech Republic | Michal Hrůza - "Zakázané uvolnění"

RECENT

Born in 1971 in Turnov, Czech Republic, Michal Hrůza is one of the most prolific Czech singers. With a longlasting career both as a solo artist and with several bands, his latest single is "Zakázané uvolnění", a well-built pop-rock track.

United Kingdom | Bright Light Bright Light - "I believe"

RECENT

Rod Thomas, a.k.a. Bright Light Bright Light, is a Welsh musician who mingles synthpop, nu disco, dance and pop in a very fresh kind of music. "I believe" is a very cool dance tune, example of all his talent.

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Charts Day #57 (part 2)

CHARTS

American singer Ariana Grande teamed up with Iggy Azalea, from Australia. They released the song "Problem", which is one of the top hits of the moment. This week, they are #3 in Bulgaria. Oh, God bless globalization!

The Charts Day #57 (part 1)

CHARTS

And Norway does it again. After the massive success of "The fox" last year, Anders Nilsen released a fabulous mixture of sounds to be your summer soundtrack. "Salsa tequila", the song that combines bombastic instrumentals with random Spanish words blend all together, is topping the charts in Norway!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

United Kingdom | Amelia Lily - "California"

BRAND NEW

Amelia Lily rose to fame when coming third in the 2011 edition of The X Factor, where she was mentored by Kelly Rowland. Her fourth single is "California", an explosive pop track which follows her upbeat music style.

Finland | Neljänsuora feat. Stig - "Kesä vielä jäädä vois"

RECENT

Neljänsuora is a Finnish pop band which was formed in the city of Lohja in 1998. They've gathered with the singer Stig, who has appeared here on Sounds European! twice before, to record "Kesä vielä jäädä vois". It is a very cool soft rock track, and it counts with Stig's very characteristic way of singing in part of it.

Updated on August 25th, 2014, with the official video.

Iceland | Stony - "Feel good"

BRAND NEW

Iceland is surprising us with their most recent tunes. After dancing our bodies away with Unnur Eggerts, we now feature Stony, a singer and rapper. His first single is "Feel good", a bombastic song with great electronic beats. The single is wrapped up with a very uplifting video.

Slovenia | Nuša Derenda - "Blues in vino"

BRAND NEW

It's not the first time Nuša Derenda, one of the biggest names of the Slovene music scene, appears on SE!: she was here past November, with "Kakor ptica, kakor pesem". Her new single "Blues in vino" shows that she's still got it all: it's an amazing song, using the best of Slovenia's traditional music into pop music.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Ireland | The Script - "Superheroes"

BRAND NEW

The song of the week comes from Ireland. We need no introduction for The Script, who became the one biggest Irish artist of the last decade with their contagious pop-rock. They are soon releasing "No sound without silence", their new album, and they already gave us a spoiler of what's to come. "Superheroes" is as addictive as many of their latest singles!

Updated on December 15th, 2014, with the official video.

Russia | Burito feat. Elka - "Ty znayesh'"

RECENT

Time to meet a huge hit from Russia and region. "Ty znayesh'", by the Russian band Burito and the Ukrainian singer Elka (who has appeared here on SE! twice before), is hitting the highest places on the former Soviet republics' charts. And what a song it is! Smooth rhythm with an extremely involving chorus. Listen and enjoy!

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Teška Industrija feat. Slavonia - "Žena za utjehu"

RECENT

Bosnian band Teška Industrija, one of the biggest bands of the country, has released a new single some weeks ago. We are talking about "Žena za utjehu", a song which features Croatian band Slavonia. It is a very interesting collaboration, mixing rock, pop and folkloric elements into a great song.

Belgium | Oscar And The Wolf - "Strange entity"

RECENT

Oscar And The Wolf is a Belgian indie pop band. Their single "Strange entity" is a very interesting indie electronic pop track, with mysterious mood and intriguing pace.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Romania | Maxim - "Sarutari criminale"

RECENT

What a contagious song is coming now! "Sarutari criminale", the current hit by Romanian group Maxim, is taking over their region. No wonder: it's impossible to listen to this song and not get yourself singing the easy-listening chorus together with it.

Belgium | Netsky feat. Beth Ditto - "Running low"

BRAND NEW

Netsky is the stage name of Boris Daenen, a Belgian drum and bass producer born in Edegem. In his latest track, he features the vocals of Beth Ditto, famous for being the lead singer of American indie rock group Gossip. The song, "Running low", is a fantastic electronic pop track.

Poland | De Mono - "Nigdy tak jak dziś"

BRAND NEW

De Mono is a very traditional Polish band from Warsaw, which was formed in the '80s. They've just released "Nigdy tak jak dziś", a very cool pop-rock song which involves you totally in its rhythm and groove.

United Kingdom | Emma Stevens - "Make my day"

BRAND NEW

Emma Stevens is an English singer and songwriter born in Guildford. A rising star who covers pop and folk sounds, she is giving us a fantastic new single: "Make my day" is a very catchy pop track.

Updated on December 15th, 2014, with the official video.