Friday, October 31, 2014

Italy | Alessandra Amoroso - "L'hai dedicato a me"

BRAND NEW

The Italian diva Alessandra Amoroso is a recurrent name on Sounds European!. Happily, since we love the music she produces. Her new single "L'hai dedicato a me" is another amazing sample of her work. Such a lovely ballad!

Ireland | The Script - "No good in goodbye"

BRAND NEW

Irish band The Script keep in great shape. Their latest single taken from their album "No sound without silence" is "No good in goodbye", a really epic pop-rock song which demonstrates why they are one of the biggest Irish band nowadays.

Updated on November 22nd, 2014, with the official video.

Germany | Luxuslärm - "Nach einer wahren geschichte"

RECENT

Some months ago, we presented "Einmal im leben", a very cool pop-rock ballad by the German band Luxuslärm. Now, it's time to remeet them, and listen to another great ballad, "Nach einer wahren geschichte".

Serbia | Magdolna Rúzsa - "Nélküled"

BRAND NEW

Serbian-born Magdolna Rúzsa (previously known as Magdi Rúzsa) developed all her career in Hungary. She was the winner of the third season of the reality show Megasztár, and she also represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with "Unsusbtantial blues", ending ninth in the final. Here we have her with the single "Nélküled", a very relaxing and sweet ballad.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

United Kingdom | Rixton - "Wait on me"

BRAND NEW

We have been with Rixton since the beginning of their already rich career. It was only natural that we'd be with them again for the release of "Wait on me", their third single. As cool and contagious as the other ones!


Spain | Ruth Lorenzo - "Renuncio"

BRAND NEW

After getting a significant result for Spain on this year's Eurovision Song Contest (being the best placed among the "Big Five countries"), Ruth Lorenzo is back, with more of her great music. The past week, she released three new songs. Today, we highlight "Renuncio". It's a very strong track: an explosion of power and intensity, as we usually expect from Latin pop.

France | Fréro Delavega - "Mon petit pays"

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Yup, they are on Sounds European! again. Fréro Delavega have released another great track, "Mon petit pays", which features a great guitar riff and their sweet voices to convey a very cool and soothing pop track.

Germany | Juli - "Insel"

RECENT

Juli is one of the best bands of the current German music scene. They started their career in the city of Giessen, and are currently formed by the singer Eva Briegel, the guitarists Jonas Pfetzing and Simon Triebel, the bassist Andreas "Dedi" Herde and the drummer Marcel Römer. After some years without releasing new songs, they are back, with the very cool "Insel".

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Finland | Sunrise Avenue - "Nothing is over"

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Sunrise Avenue are, currently, one of the most successful bands from Finland. As soon as they release a new single, it instantly becomes a hit all over Europe. It's likely going to be the case with "Nothing is over", too. A very cool rock ballad which has all the elements to please the fans.

Sweden | Smith & Thell - "Hippie van"

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Mary Jane Smith and Victor Alexander Thell make up the duo Smith & Thell. They've been together for ten years, and last week they came out with this great single: "Hippie van" is a very happy pop song with a great addition of country sounds.

Sweden | Janet Leon - "Hollow"

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Janet Leon is a Swedish singer who was born in Gothenburg in 1990. She was part of the girlband Play before starting her solo career. Last year, Janet had one of the best entries of Melodifestivalen, Sweden's National Final for Eurovision, "Heartstrings". This year, she has taken part of the competition once again, with a song we are still playing a lot, several months after the event: "Hollow" shows a different side of her music. It's passionate and very involving.

United Kingdom | Union J - "You got it all"

BRAND NEW

If you were a fan of '90s boyband ballads, you are going to love this. Union J (who we featured two months ago with "Tonight (We live forever)") has just released "You got it all", which is the perfect revival of those old songs that made the fangirl inside you jump out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Poland | Kasia Lins - "Reason"

BRAND NEW

Soul, blues and pop mingle in a very interesting blend in Polish singer Kasia Lins. Born Katarzyna Zielinska in 1990 in Poznań, her latest single, "Reason", is a very delicate and classy mixture of feelings and music.

Macedonia | Simona Popovska - "Ne e najdobro"

BRAND NEW

Macedonian singer Simona Popovska, who was here on Sounds European! in 2013 with the great "Do kraj", has just released a new single. And it's another amazing song: "Ne e najdobro" is an involving and groovy pop track. Delightful!

Finland | Miljoonasade - "Tarpeelliset valheet"

BRAND NEW

So, Finland is bringing us a possible hit reality show in some time from now. We Want More got bands that used to be very successful but were disbanded some years ago in order to launch them back on track. That is the case of Miljoonasade, who was a very active band between 1987 and 2000, when they released 12 studio albums. Now they came back with "Tarpeelliset valheet", a very haunting rock track.

Germany | Cassandra Steen - "Gewinnen"

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German singer Cassandra Steen, who was born in the city of Ostfildern in 1980, appeared on SE! for the first time the past December, featuring in a single with Tim Bendzko. Now, she is back and flying solo: "Gewinnen" is a strong ballad with very marking beats.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Charts Day #69 (part 2)

CHARTS

We have featured Dutch singer Nielson some times on our blog already, yet this time he is back because of his successful latest single, "Sexy als ik dans". The song is currently #2 in Belgium!

The Charts Day #69 (part 1)

CHARTS

Ed Sheeran is breaking the charts with his latest single, "Thinking out loud". He is charting almost everywhere around Europe, but the highlight is his #2 in the United Kingdom.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Czech Republic | Nebe - "Padaky"

RECENT

The Czech band Nebe was previously highlighted here on Sounds European! the past July, with "Než se rozední". Now, they are back with "Padaky", a very high-class rock 'n' roll track. Surely worth the listen!

Spain | Bustamante - "Vivir"

BRAND NEW

We talked about Bustamante when he released the happy hit "Feliz", and now it's time to live through him: "Vivir" is an intense and anthemic pop ballad with a great chorus and a complete display of his voice.

Hungary | Veca Janicsák - "Könnyek az esőben"

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Veca Janicsák is a Hungarian singer who was born in 1989, in the city of Budakeszi. Her single "Könnyek az esőben" is becoming a huge hit in Hungary, and we surely understand why. It is an extremely enjoyable track, with great melody and voice.

Latvia | Lana Frančeska feat. Normunds Rutulis - "Jauna diena"

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Lana Frančeska was born in Riga and is developing a quite interesting music career in Latvia. Her latest release features Normunds Rutulis (who was featured before with "Kā pirmo reiz"), and is a quite unique track: "Jauna diena" is all Latin-influenced. Arriba!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Slovenia | Maraaya - "Lovin' me"

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Maraaya is a Slovene duo formed by the married couple Marjetka, who is a singer with a very beautiful and unique voice, and Raay, a quite successful producer and composer of Slovenia. Their single "Lovin' me" is a classy pop which explores Marjetka's voice at her best. The melody and instrumentals, infatuating, and the chorus, highly addictive, complete the equation which makes this an outstanding work. It's our song of the week.

Spain | Pablo López - "El mejor momento"

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It's not the first time we publish Pablo López, but we can't help keep falling in love with his sounds! His most recent song is called "El mejor momento", and it is a fantastic pop song. We are sure you'll have your best moment with his inspiring lyrics, great voice and entertaining melody!

Estonia | The Sun - "Ootab veel palju ilusaid maid"

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Are you ready to listen to an excellent and exciting rock track? From Tallinn, it's time to meet the band The Sun – whose lead singer is Tanel Padar, winner of the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest. Their new single "Ootab veel palju ilusaid maid" is intense and contagious, and has one of the best choruses we've listened in the last months!

Hungary | Caramel - "Valaki vár"

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Caramel was born in Szolnok, Hungary, in 1982. He was the second winner of the popular reality show Megasztár, and has since then developed a nice music career. He also took part of A Dal, the Hungarian National Final for Eurovision, in 2012, with "Vertigo". His newest single is "Valaki vár", a classy and very enjoyable pop track.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Spain | Dvicio - "Justo ahora"

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We already featured Spanish band Dvicio some months ago, when they released the fantastic "Paraíso". And here they are with us again: their latest single, "Justo ahora", is one of those songs that truly represent Spanish current pop music: a very cool pop-rock ballad.

Denmark | Jonas Benjamin - "Overgiv dig"

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The Danish singer Jonas Benjamin was born in 1992, in Copenhagen. His new single "Overgiv dig" is a very cool pop song which displays his cute voice in a well-done and catchy melody.

Slovakia | Miro Šmajda - "Nostalgie"

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Miro Šmajda is the new stage name of Max Jason Mai, who was the last representative of Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the very powerful "Don't close your eyes". He keeps releasing fantastic and upbeating songs: "Nostalgie", his latest one, is as powerful as the songs he has us used to.

Lithuania | Girmantė - "Negaliu pamiršti"

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The Lithuanian singer Girmantė, who was born in Vilnius, has just released a new single. "Negaliu pamiršti" is one of those grower pop songs which catch us totally off guard. The track slowly develops into a very powerful chorus.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

France | Maude - "Rise up"

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Maude is a French singer who was born in the city of Cannes in 1987. She has just released the single "Rise up". What a fun song it is! The melody is as catchy and entertaining as it can get, her voice fits it all perfectly, and the mix of French and English in the lyrics completes it greatly!

Spain | Roko - "Luz"

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Roko is the stage name of Rocío Pérez Armenteros, born in Alcalá la Real, Spain, in 1989. She was first under the spotlights when taking part of the Spanish reality show El Número Uno, and right after in the second edition of Tu Cara Me Suena (the original show which stemmed into all the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchises around the world). Her latest single is called "Luz", an interesting and captivating pop track.

Finland | Softengine - "The sirens"

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The Finnish band Softengine, which represented their country on this year's Eurovision with "Something better", has just released a single to follow the great hit "Yellow house". "The sirens" is a lighter rock track than their two previous ones, but with the same intensity which is characteristic of them.

Sweden | Le Maine - "Daughter of a king"

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We love getting such surprises. Le Maine come from the woodlands in southeastern Sweden who are working in their first EP. Their latest single, "Daughter of a king", is all anthemic: a beautiful ballad portraying a strong and full-of-emotions voice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Romania | Keo - "Dupa furtuna"

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Keo is a Romanian artist, songwriter and producer who was born in Bucharest in 1978, but as a child moved with his parents to Switzerland. He is one of the biggest Romanian singers, starting his career in 2005 and releasing several albums and singles since then. His latest single is called "Dupa furtuna", an interesting mixture between the classic Romanian upbeat pop with a slight calmer melody. Definitely one not to miss!

Latvia | Aija Andrejeva - "Soļi"

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Aija Andrejeva, also known as Aisha, is a Latvian singer who was born in 1986 in Ogre. She is recognized for having represented her country on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, with "What for?". She has just released "Soļi", a cool and involving song with a very happy video clip.

Spain | Maldita Nerea - "Perdona si te llamo amor"

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We talked about Maldita Nerea some months ago, upon the release of their hit single "Mira dentro". And here they dazzle us again: the follow up is called "Perdona si te llamo amor", and is a very charming pop-rock track!

Updated on December 26th, 2014, with the official video.

Croatia | Nina Badrić - "Vjetrenjače"

RECENT

It's time to remeet Croatian singer Nina Badrić, who has already appeared on Sounds European! twice before. Her new single is called "Vjetrenjače", and it's a very groovy song. It makes us remind of some great dance tracks from previous decades. So lovely!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Estonia | Artjom Savitski - "Seistes pilvedel"

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Artjom Savitski is a Estonian singer who was born in 1992, in Tallinn. He got famous after being the runner-up of the fourth season of the reality show Eesti Otsib Superstaari (losing the final to Liis Lemsalu). His new single "Seistes pilvedel" is a very cool rock song, with a great melodic chorus.

Macedonia | Viktor Apostolovski - "Drugata vo tebe"

BRAND NEW

Viktor Apostolovski was born in Bitola in 1991. His first big step in the music industry was Macedonian version of the reality show Idols, in 2010, where he made it to the top four. His latest single is "Drugata vo tebe", a very interesting and exotic mixture in the country: a male singing a very groovy and danceable pop.

Hungary | Gigi Radics feat. Zoltán Bereczki, Viktor Király and Linda Király - "Álmodd meg a csodát!"

RECENT

The project A Játékkészítő ("The Toy Maker") is uniting some of the biggest names of Hungarian music industry. Gigi Radics (born in Salgótarján in 1996), who was already presented here on SE! with the excellent "Over you", is joined by the American-born siblings Viktor and Linda Király and Zoltán Bereczki (born in Budapest in 1976) for "Álmodd meg a csodát!". Very entertaining song for this grandiose meeting!

Sweden | Jari Sillanpää - "Tanssii kuin John Travolta"

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Jari Sillanpää was born in Sweden, but has developed his whole career in Finland. Actually, you may remember him from representing Finland in Eurovision in 2004 with "Takes two to tango". His latest single is the sticky and totally upbeating "Tanssii kuin John Travolta". Get the disco ball and boogey with us!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Charts Day #68 (part 2)

CHARTS

Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier is one of the leading singers in his country. His songs are often in the charts, and the single "Amoi seg ma uns wieder" is not an exception: #3 this week for him!

The Charts Day #68 (part 1)

CHARTS

Sheppard is an Australian indie pop band who is having a huge success all around the world with one of their latest singles. We are talking about "Geronimo", which is currently at #2 in Austria!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

United Kingdom | Ed Sheeran - "Thinking out loud"

BRAND NEW

We featured him some times before as part of The charts day and with the single "All of the stars", and now he has just dazzled us with his latest single. Ed Sheeran's "Thinking out loud" is booming, touching, deep, jazzy… there is nothing not to like in this one!

Germany | Linda Hesse - "Knutschen... ich kann nichts dafür"

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Linda Hesse is a 27-year-old German singer who was born in the city of Halberstadt. She has just released a very cool single named "Knutschen... ich kann nichts dafür". It has very attractive musical elements which reminded us of the great hits of pop in the 2000s. Lovely!

Poland | Natalia Przybysz - "Miód"

BRAND NEW

Natalia Przybysz is an R&B singer who was born in 1983 in Warsaw, Poland. She has already performed under the name of Natu and N'Talia, as well as taking part of a duet with her sister Paulina called Sistars. Her latest solo release is "Miód", a very interesting song with a sparkle of jazz instruments and a fabulous display of Natalia's voice.

Belarus | Dima Kaminski - "Smile :)"

BRAND NEW

Born in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, Dima Kaminski was a participant of the fourth season of Star Factory in Ukraine. His new single "Smile :)" is a very catchy dance pop, with a very cool chorus.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sweden | Dotter - "My flower"

BRAND NEW

Stockholm-born singer Dotter is dazzling us with her debut single. "My flower" is an amazing indie-pop single, which has this unmistakeably Scandinavian uplifting chorus and a perfect growing melody. The editors of Sounds European! love it so much that the single became the song of the week. We assure you'll fall in love with this one!

United Kingdom | Alex Clare - "Never let you go"

RECENT

Alex Clare, born Alexander George Claire, is a 29-year-old British singer from Southwark, in England. He has just released a new single. "Never let you go" has great instrumentation, and even greater singing. Catchy and contagious, it has all the elements to make you fall in love with it!

Finland | Jonne Aaron - "Yksin"

BRAND NEW

Jonne Aaron was born in Tampere in 1983, and shot to stardom in the 2000s when leading the successful glam rock band Negative. His latest solo release is "Yksin", an envolving rock track with a very intense atmosphere and a growing melody.

Spain | Manuel Carrasco - "Si miras a tu alrededor"

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Some months ago, Manuel Carrasco has released his great single "Aprieta". Now, he is back to SE!, with the new song "Si miras a tu alrededor". It is a very cute and catchy ballad track, with great instrumentation.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Italy | Emma - "Resta ancora un pò"

BRAND NEW

The Italian superstar Emma Marrone is a frequent name on Sounds European!. Her fifth appearence on our site highlights her new release "Resta ancora un pò". The song is a beautiful ballad, which was composed by her and originally performed by Antonino, and now has a version by Emma herself.

Finland | Kalle Lindroth - "Annika"

RECENT

Kalle Lindroth was born in 1989 in Helsinki. He is a very young actor and host who is also launching his musical career. His first single, "Annika", is a very sweet and charming pop ballad.

Ukraine | Tarabarova - "Raduga"

BRAND NEW

The Ukrainian singer Svetlana Tarabarova, who was born in the city of Kherson, has just released a new single. "Raduga" is an extremely contagious pop track, with very groovy melody.

Netherlands | Kovacs - "Song for Joel"

BRAND NEW

Sharon Kovacs was born in 1990 in Baarlo. Her first single, "My love", has a superb follow up: the sweet and emotional ballad "Song for Joel", in which Kovacs displays her amazing vocal powers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Ena - "All over me"

BRAND NEW

Elena Carli Cosovic was born in Sarajevo, but she is releasing all her music career in Denmark. She adopted the stage name of Ena, under which she performs as a DJ and a singer too. Her single "All over me" is a very cool demonstration of current pop music: a flavour of electronic touches in a very powerful beat.

Finland | Jontte Valosaari feat. Brädi - "Selvää jälkee"

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Finnish meeting, when Jontte Valosaari (born in Helsinki in 1980) meets Brädi (born in Lahti in 1979) to record "Selvää jälkee". It is a very groovy song. Impossible not to move the body together with it.

Austria | Leo Aberer - "Kangaroo"

RECENT

As Anders Nilsen proved some months ago, some key words are essential to make a great summer hit. Leo Aberer, born in Vienna in 1978, decided to mix some of them (such as Havanna, banana, mango, coconut...) in "Kangaroo", a contagious pop track!

Greece | Nikos Oikonomopoulos - "Exetias sou"

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Sounds European! remeets Greek singer Nikos Oikonomopoulos, who was presented in the beginning of the year, with "Se lipame". Now, he returns to our site with "Exetias sou", a single which couldn't be any more Greek than it is.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

France | Paula Fernandes feat. Mickael Carreira - "Eu sem você"

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Mickael Carreira is a 28-year-old singer who was born in Dourdan, France, but develops his career in Portugal. He is featuring in a single by renowned Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes, "Eu sem você". The song has a very traditional Brazilian country ballad style, which is very pleasant to listen to.

Finland | Samuli Edelmann - "Mahdollisuus"

BRAND NEW

Born in the city of Pori in 1968, Samuli Edelmann is one of the most popular singers in Finland. His latest release is "Mahdollisuus", a very beautiful and soothing ballad.

Russia | Kaspiy - "Rasstoyaniya"

BRAND NEW

From the region of Saratov, in Russia, it's time to meet the new band Kaspiy. Their single "Rasstoyaniya" is a very cool and groovy pop-rock, in a genre which is rarely found in Russian music. Quite enjoyable!

Updated on October 8th, 2016, with the official video.

Germany | Alexa Feser - "Wir sind hier"

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Alexa Feser was born in Wiesbaden. This year she has released her second album, "Gold von morgen", and the first single to come out of it is fantastic. "Wir sind hier" is a very soothing pop ballad.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ireland | Damien Rice - "I don't want to change you"

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As brief as amazing. Damien Rice was born in Kildare in 1973, and became one of the biggest Irish singers of the last decade. His delicate folk pop songs captivated the ears of many, and now after anseven-year break, he came back to the spotlight with the release of his new album, "My favourite faded fantasy". The first single to emerge from Rice's comeback is "I don't want to change you". Be sure: in less than two minutes he touches your soul.

Germany | Kraftklub - "Unsere fans"

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Kraftklub is a German band from Chemnitz. Their style is an interesting and unique mix of indie rock and rap. Their single "Unsere fans" is a great example of this blend. An intense rap-rock track, with a very catchy chorus.

Russia | Vlada Chuprova - "Polovina"

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Vlada Chuprova was born in Saint Petersburg in 1986. She is famous for taking part in the first edition of Golos, the Russian version of The Voice, in 2012, where she was eliminated in the second round of the competition. She kept developing her music career, and we are happy she did: her latest single, "Polovina", is a very interesting blend of pop which shows her awesome personality. We just fell in love with it!

Finland | TCT - "Rammaa"

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TCT is a Finnish trio from Helsinki, formed by T.L, Comeetta and Tiahu. Their new single "Rammaa" is a very entertaining mix of rap/hip-hop with pop. Quite a happy song!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Charts Day #67 (part 2)

CHARTS

Revolverheld smashed the rest of the participants at this year's Bundesvision Song Contest with "Lass uns gehen". Well, it was only a matter of time before the song turned to a big hit: they are currently the #7 of the German charts!

The Charts Day #67 (part 1)

CHARTS

Pitbull has been a constant presence in the charts around the world for quite some time now. His latest release, "Fireball" (in which he features John Ryan), is currently #4 in the Netherlands!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Russia | USB - "Istoriya povtoryayetsya"

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Coming from Moscow, meet Nikita, Stas, Gena, Turbo and Dyusha Metolkin: they form the group USB (or, as they prefer, United Sexy Boys). Their single "Istoriya povtoryayetsya", meaning "History repeats itself", is very entertaining. It has one of the coolest and more contagious choruses of the year.

United Kingdom | Jennifer Davies - "Choke"

BRAND NEW

Jennifer Davies is a Liverpudlian singer who is developing her musical career with intense steps. Her newest single is "Choke", an intense display of vocals in a powerful atmosphere of marking beats.

Ukraine | Lavika feat. Tatiana Reshetnyak - "Ya ili ona"

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Sounds European! presented the Ukrainian group Lavika in the beginning of 2014, with their great single "Ya ryadom". Now, the girls are back, together with Tatiana Reshetnyak (also known as Tiana, who was born in Chernivtsi in 1984), to release "Ya ili ona". The song has some Oriental influences to the melody, specially noticeable during the chorus.

Germany | Kitty Kat - "Hochhaus"

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Kitty Kat, stage name of Katharina Löwel, was born in Berlin in 1982. She took part of the last edition of the Bundesvision Song Contest with the song "Hochhaus", an emotional ballad with a haunting melody and a deep chorus.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

France | Cassandre - "Ma révolution"

BRAND NEW

Cassandre is a French duo, formed by Pier and Flo, from the city of Saint-Étienne. They have just released their first album and, along with it, the single "Ma révolution". It's a great song, with that unique mix of epical instrumentation, almost theater-like, with regular pop which only the French music industry seems to know how to produce. We love it, and that's why it's our song of the week.

Austria | Nihils - "Help our souls"

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Nihils are an Austrian pop-rock band formed in Waidring in 2011. Here we present you their third single, "Help your souls", an incredible indie pop-rock track with an exploding chorus and a fantastic atmosphere.

Russia | Sophie - "Zvezdopad"

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The Russian young talent Sophie, who was born in Moscow in 2002, was firstly presented by SE! some months ago, with "Muzyka lyubvi". Now, she is back to our site with "Zvezdopad". And what a return! The song is amazing, and the chorus is as catchy as it gets. Excellent single!

Switzerland | Kadebostany - "Castle in the snow"

BRAND NEW

Kadebostany is a Swiss band formed in Geneva in 2008. Their first album saw light last year, and it received several nominations for the Swiss Music Award. Here is their latest release, "Castle in the snow", a delicate, touching and soft track. If you were after some relaxing time, then here you found what you needed!

Friday, October 10, 2014

France | Christophe Willem - "Le chagrin"

BRAND NEW

Christophe Willem is a French singer born in 1983 who shot to stardom when he won the fourth edition of Nouvelle Star, in 2006. His newest single is "Le chagrin", a dark and melodic indie track.

Germany | Duerer - "Was gestern war (Ich packe meinen koffer)"

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Duerer, a German indie pop band from Erfurt, is another highlight Sounds European! selected to show from the last Bundesvision Song Contest. They ended 11th place with "Was gestern war (Ich packe meinen koffer)", an interestingly toned rock with a quite speedy uptempo melody.

Portugal | David Antunes feat. Vanessa Silva - "És o meu final feliz"

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We had a blast when we featured David Antunes and Vanessa Silva with "Não te quero mais". And the duo is releasing another single: "És o meu final feliz" is quite different from its latest one: it's a soft and intense ballad. Definitely another great one!

Poland | Kasia Popowska - "Tlen"

BRAND NEW

Few months after showing "Przyjdzie taki dzien", Sounds European! remeets the Polish singer Kasia Popowska and her new single. "Tlen" is a cute uptempo pop, whose instrumentals are based on a very cool guitar.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Russia | MACHETE feat. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club - "Svoboda i lyubov'"

BRAND NEW

MACHETE is the solo project of Yaroslav Maliy, which was created in the capital of Russia, Moscow. He has just gathered with the illustrious Cuban group Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club to record "Svoboda i lyubov'". And what a cool pop-rock song it is: a grower, one of those tracks which goes convincing you while the instrumentals go taking everything over!

Norway | Nico & Vinz - "When the day comes"

BRAND NEW

Nico & Vinz's "Am I wrong" was one of the first worldwide hits featured in Sounds European!. While this song is still being a huge hit, the band shows us that they have a lot more to offer. Their latest single is "When the day comes", an African-flavoured song which will pump your body to dance!

Italy | Michele Bravi - "In bilico"

BRAND NEW

The seventh winner of the Italian version of The X Factor, Michele Bravi, firstly appeared on SE! in January, with his single "La vita e la felicità". Now, he is back, with his new release "In bilico". It's a very beautiful pop ballad.

Germany | Oceana - "Unexpected"

BRAND NEW

Oceana was featured some times in our blog already. Here comes one of the last sounds of the European summer: "Unexpected" is an interesting, calm and groovy tune!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Netherlands | Blaudzun - "Too many hopes for July"

RECENT

Blaudzun appeard on Sounds European! last February when he released "Promises of no man's land". And now he has released another fantastic single: "Too many hopes for July" is an intense indie rock song including some folk elements.

Germany | Tonbandgerät - "Alles geht"

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Sounds European! continues highlighting the best songs presented on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest. Now, it's time to remeet Tonbandgerät, which had already been shown here with their cool "Auf drei" the past November. On the German contest, they represented the state of Schleswig-Holstein with the entertaining "Alles geht", and ended with the fifth place.

Finland | Sunrise Avenue - "You can never be ready"

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We've already talked about Sunrise Avenue last year, when they released "Lifesaver". Well, here comes another single by this great Finnish band. We're talking about "You can never be ready", and it is as epic a rock track as they have us used to!

United Kingdom | Superfood - "Mood bomb"

BRAND NEW

Time to meet the band Superfood, coming to us from the English Midlands. They have just released the single "Mood bomb", which presents a raw kind of rock which is very rare to find nowadays – but is great when we do!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Belarus | Vladislav Kurasov - "Ya bolen toboy"

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New rising star from Belarus. Vladislav Kurasov was born in 1995 in the Belarusian city of Brest. He was a finalist of the second season of The X Factor Ukraine. This took him to participate of a second reality show, called Star Ring (which consisted of a competition among the Ukrainian versions of The X Factor's and Got Talent's seasons finalists), which he ended up as the winner. Now, the "super champion" has released "Ya bolen toboy", a great deep song which displays his unique voice style.

Norway | Sval - "Fasitsvar"

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Here comes one more very young talent, this time hailing from Norway. Sval was the winner of the Melodi Grand Prix Junior in 2011 with "Trenger deg", and since then she has developed a quite cool music career. Her latest single is "Fasitsvar", a very charming pop song.

Russia | Yura Magomaev - "Nezachem"

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Yura Magomaev is a Russian singer who was born in 1979 in the city of Murmansk. His new single "Nezachem" is a very cool soft rock track. Quite enjoyable!

Germany | Nico Suave feat. Flo Mega - "Gedicht"

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More Bundesvision in our way! Born in Menden, Nico Suave gathered with rapper Flo Mega in "Gedicht", a soothing indie pop track finely completed with some rapping verses. All in all, a very good way to start our Tuesday!

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Charts Day #66 (part 2)

CHARTS

George Ezra was already featured with the success of "Budapest" some months ago. Well, his latest single, "Blame it on me", is also a big chart success: he's #7 in the United Kingdom this week!

The Charts Day #66 (part 1)

CHARTS

Gabriel Rios was born in Puerto Rico in 1978, but he has lived his youth in Ghent, Belgium. Yet, currently, he is living in Brooklyn. With such a mixture of different countries and cultures, it should not surprise us to see his single "Gold" being #3 in Norway!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Romania | Loredana - "Risipitor"

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Are you ready to have your heart taken? Well, if not, get to it, since it's time to listen to Loredana's new single. The singer, who was born in the Romanian city of Onești, has just released "Risipitor". And what a great pop song it is! Her unique voice is used very well in a catchy and interesting beat.

Netherlands | Femke Meines - "Geen zin"

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Femke Meines represented the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with "Tik tak tik". And she didn't stop her music career there: "Geen zin", her newest release, is a very fresh pop track.

France | Kendji Girac - "Andalouse"

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Kendji Girac is a new star rising in the French music market. Born in Bergerac, the 18-year-old singer appeared to fame when taking part, as a member of Mika's team, of the third season of The Voice in France – which he ended up as the winner. His half Latin, half gypsy style has taken the hearts of the fans, and his first single "Color gitano" was a huge hit. Now, he is back with "Andalouse", which keeps the genre and the quality of his previous song.

Poland | Margaret - "Start a fire"

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We've talked about Margaret before when she released "Wasted". The newest single by the young Polish girl is "Start a fire", a very marking pop song with some synth sounds and a booming chorus, wrapping up a fantastic melody. This song also has a version made specially for the 2014 Volleyball Men's World Championship, which is a bit more directed to pop. You can listen to it here.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Germany | Revolverheld - "Lass uns gehen"

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Continuing with our presenting the best entries from the Bundesvision Song Contest, it's time to check the winning song! The German band Revolverheld isn't a new name for Sounds European! fans, since they've appeared here twice before. They were the representatives for Bremen on the contest, with the catchy and vibrant "Lass uns gehen", and won it all with a lot of ease. We also loved it here, and that's why it's our song of the week!

Portugal | Raquel Guerra - "As melodias de um adeus"

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Raquel Guerra was the runner-up of Ídolos 2, the second season of the Portuguese version of Idols. This year, she took part of the Festival da Canção 2014 with "Sonhos roubados", finishing fifth in the final. Her latest single is called "As melodias de um adeus", and is all what you expect from a Portuguese ballad: a powerful voice, a massive instrumentation and a strong atmosphere. As epic as it can be!

Greece | Thanos Petrelis feat. Christina Miliou - "Pes mou"

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Thanos Petrelis (who appeared on Sounds European! last year with "Teleiosame") is now back with a duet. The Greek singer has gathered with his fellow compatriot Christina Miliou (singer who was born and raised in Athens) for "Pes mou". It's a very traditional Greek pop track!

Denmark | Shades & Peters - "Comin' around"

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Shades & Peters are a Danish duet made up of René Shades and Martie Peters. They have been doing music together since 2010, but only now could release their first album. Their latest single is called "Comin' around", and is a fantastic rock track, of those you rarely find in the Danish music scene.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Netherlands | The Common Linnets - "Give me a reason"

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The Common Linnets made a very successful try on this year's Eurovision Song Contest with "Calm after the storm", finishing in the second place. This is their new single, "Give me a reason". A song that is more movemented than their Eurovision one, and still keeps the intensity and the beautiful vocal performance of Ilse DeLange.

United Kingdom | La Roux - "Kiss and not tell"

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Let's get this Friday moving with the new single by La Roux. The act, which was formed in London in 2006 by the singer Elly Jackson and the record producer Ben Langmaid, has just released "Kiss and not tell". The song has a very interesting melody, completed by a simple but effective chorus.

Austria | Pilots on Dope feat. Wilson Simoninha - "Que isso menina"

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Before the World Cup had started, we presented you Austrian duo Pilots on Dope with "Melhor esta noite". Well, here you have another single by them. In "Que isso menina", they feature the Rio de Janeiro born Wilson Simoninha.

Italy | Matthew Lee - "É tempo d'altri tempi"

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Get ready to listen to rock 'n' roll in a way almost no one does it nowadays! Matthew Lee, who was born in Pesaro, is a 32-year-old singer and musician. He has just released "É tempo d'altri tempi", a song which mixes rock and the piano quite well, as it used to be in the old times. Very entertaining!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Poland | Renata Przemyk - "Klamiesz"

BRAND NEW

Renata Przemyk is a very talented Polish singer, who was born in Bielsko-Biała in 1966. She has just released "Klamiesz", a very intense pop track which is quite enjoyable to listen and whose chorus is extremely involving.

Croatia | Živa Legenda - "Fratello"

BRAND NEW

Živa Legenda are a Croatian pop-rock band from Zagreb, the capital of the country. The latest single of the band is "Fratello", a very groovy and catchy rock song.

Sweden | Elliphant feat. MØ - "One more"

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Meeting of two new Scandinavian big stars! Swedish Elliphant (who was SE!'s song of the week with "Could it be") gathered with Danish MØ (highlighted on our site with her cool cover version of Spice Girls's "Say you'll be there") to record "One more". It's a very groovy song.

Germany | Teesy - "Keine rosen"

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Here comes another song that took part on this year's Bundesvision Song Contest. Toni Mudrack, whose stage name is Teesy, was born in 1990 in Berlin. The song he presented in the contest was "Keine rosen", a jazzy track helped by a very powerful voice. It creates an incredible atmosphere to relax!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

United Kingdom | Blitz Kids - "Perfect"

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From the small city of Nantwich, in the United Kingdom, meet the band Blitz Kids. Their single "Perfect" is a great greeting card from them. It's extremely intense, and filled with energy from first to last second. Great rock track!

France | Shaka Ponk - "Heal me, kill me"

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Shaka Ponk is a French group which was formed in 2000 in Paris. In the middle of the decade, they moved to Berlin, city where they are now based. Their new single "Heal me, kill me" has very interesting instrumentation and high-quality singing.

Germany | Jupiter Jones - "Plötzlich hält die welt an"

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Sounds Eurovision! is starting to present some of the best tracks from the 2014 Bundesvision Song Contest. Now, it's time to listen to the band Jupiter Jones (which has already appeared on our site last year, with "Rennen und stolpern"). They were the runners-up of the contest, with the beautiful rock ballad "Plötzlich hält die welt an".

Poland | Garou feat. Paulla - "Du vent des mots / Tyle slow na wiatr"

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Paulla is the stage name of Paulina Ignasiak, a Polish singer who was born in 1979 in the city of Pleszew. She has gathered with Canadian star Garou to release "Du vent des mots / Tyle slow na wiatr". It's a very beautiful duet.