Spawned from a shared love of pizza and the theme music in Sylvester Stallone films, Ponytails came to fruition in March 2016. “Cherry Pie” is the first in a series of music video/EP releases, leading up to the release of their full-length record in the spring of 2019.
"We went into Ponytails trying to make something that was reflective of our personal relationship and what we wanted reflected in our music. With the “Cherry Pie” video, we took that same approach but exaggerated it to the tenth degree. We're best friends who live on the same block and work together, on top of the band. We genuinely all really like each other and want to keep making music together – we just want people to join the party so we can keep doing this for as long as we can!"
8/24 – Vancouver, BC – Single Release Show w/ Booty EP, Babe Corner @ Fox Cabaret
Hesperian Death Horse is an avant-garde black/sludge/post-metal band playing in Zagreb, Croatia since 2012. HDH is a narrator of psychedelic, nihilistic poetry that sings a saga of the birth, life and death of every being, each stage envisioned as a separate album forming a trilogy, after which, the band will have concluded the saga and will not create any further music. The saga will be told in the order of death, life and birth. Death was the theme of their first album ‘Mrtav’ (Croatian for the word ‘Dead’), released in 2013 by Play The Assasin Records. Life is the theme of their newest, second album ‘Ziv’ (Croatian for the word ‘Alive’), released now. Birth will be the theme of the last part of the trilogy, and the band’s last album, ‘Rodjen’ (Croatian for the word ‘Born’), will see the light of day in late 2020.
Life is the theme of their newest, full-length album ‘Ziv’ (Croatian for the word ‘Alive’), the second of a planned trilogy of releases, recorded in reverse order encompassing the human life cycle. The 4 part / 30 minute ‘Ziv’ is avant-garde black music with nihilistic poetry.
The album was recorded in the summer of 2017 at Kramasonik Studio in Zagreb, Croatia by the quintet consisting of Dario Orac (guitars & vocals), Domagoj Zunic (guitars & vocals), Marko Galetic (guitars & vocals), Ivan Kukuljevic (drums) and Slaven Jedvaj (bass guitar). It was recorded and mixed by Hrvoje Niksic, and mastered by James Kelly (Altar of Plagues/Wife). Artwork by Snjezana Mekic Delic.
Ingvar is a one man band, born in Athens, Greece. Drawing from swedish influences Ingvar creates topographies of atmosphere and ambience. It started in 2010, stealing time from the main occupation which is architecture. It started with 1 ep and 1 album and the second ep came in 2016 called Human Nature. Since then, Ingvar now resides in Stockholm, pursuing the creation of a second album.
The project 'Human Nature' tries to discover what human deeply means. Drawing inspiration from philosophy and sociology, every song takes on an attribute of human nature.
Human nature is to be conscious and to desire. We are rational and social creatures, but we become who we are in society. We construct a self by bridging doubt by faith— in ourselves (aesthetic self); in others (ethical self) or in God (religious self), but this is only artificial and an illusion. Being in harmony with the environment and with all species is the core of the human nature. The human is always in between choices. Always having doubts whether to choose right or not. In truth, whatever you choose, you will have done the right choice. Dealing with the outcome, whatever that is, is what makes you stronger as a human.
The human is clinging to hold on to situations for various reasons. Learning to let go when that is needed, is what makes us better as a human. Being humble and conscious to our existence, we become a medium of energy and contemplate together with the world around us. Connect with the world and we become wiser as a human. From stardust we have come and to stardust we will return. The very essence of the human nature is that of the universe. Be one with the universe and you shall become consistent as a human. The very substance of human nature is love. We all come from the same source, treat everyone as your own and we become kinder as a human.Believe or do not believe is a trivial matter. To some, god is a higher power, to others the soil that feeds them. Whether you believe or not, the only important thing is to find and be true to yourself and we become complete as a human.
SEM. is the moniker of Popi Semerlioglou, an Athens, Greece-based singer/songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she released"Natural", her debut EP. It is an instrumental creation, comprised of five original contemporary classic pieces played on the piano. Since then, SEM. made a bold turn of her sound towards indie and pop territories, while using her distinctive voice for the first time. The first single from her upcoming full-length was released in July 2018.
Following the release of her contemporary classic "Natural" EP in 2016, containing hauntingly beautiful piano compositions inspired by naturalistic imagery and impressionistic feelings, Greek singer-songwriter SEM. (a.k.a. Popi Sem.) is exploring new territories. After several appearances in renowned Athenian venues, her newly-built sound contains her distinctive vocals and thrives in an art pop simplicity, subtly inspired by the spirit of musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Sóley and Joanna Newsom.
Her new songs, already introduced live, are deeply influenced by her personal experiences and are presented in a loosely semi-autobiographical way. "T.I.M." is the first single of her upcoming album which is in the making, recorded with the help and invaluable input of Sergios Voudris (The Voyage Limpid Sound, Montero etc). Rather than a plea for forgiveness, it is a reflection of regret for the people we hurt and thrives on the cruelty of understanding and embracing this fact.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.