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Album Review: Eleni Era - Younger Heart (2021)

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Picture Credit: Eleni Era Photograph: Filep Motwary Design: Zara Der Arakelian Eleni Era - Younger Heart Release Date: March 31, 2021 Label: Louvana Records Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital Length: 37:30 Genre: Indie Pop / Dream Pop Origin: Berlin , Germany Two years after her debut " Rise Love ", Berlin's Eleni Era is back with her second full-length release "Younger Heart" - a ten-track reverie full of colourful harmonies, passionate melancholia, and living proof that soft and emotional music can be very deep. All songs on the album were written by Eleni Era herself, except for 'Bells' ( Lefteris Moumtzis) , 'No Ending to the Wonder' (co-written by Lefteris Moumtzis ), 'Who you are' and 'Mirror' (co-written by Charambalos Eracleous ). Era received further musical support by: Vassilis Phillippou (vocals on 'Psyche'), Michalis Michael  (flügelhorn and trumpet on 'Psyche' and 'Mirror'), Demetris Yiasemides  

Discoveries of the Week: 24 March - 30 March 2021

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Playlist to be found at the bottom of the page TIËRNY - Lonely are the Brave (Cinematic Pop / Gothic Pop - Liverpool, England) TIËRNY open this week's Discoveries with an opulent symphonic song. Above the impressive sounds of strings and a piano, the stunning pop anthem unfolds. Somewhere between Gothic, Neo-Classic, and a catchy melody, "Lonely are the Brave" is a highly exciting and sensual experience for the passionate. She Made Me Do It - Otherwordly (Alternative Rock - London, England) Heartbreak is a terrible feel, and it has the potential to enhance our perceptions of our own body and mind. She Made Me Do It describe one of those fantastic out-of-body experiences that move away from pain and consciousness, and flee into a wild spiral of thoughts and emotions. Driven by dynamic Alternative Rock, the band lets us explore this other world. Otherworldly E.P. by She Made Me Do It RJ Bacon - Beyond the Perpendicular (Lounge Jazz - Sydney, Australia) Australian multi-inst

Review: Grande Fox - Empty Nest (2021)

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Picture Credit: Grande Fox Artwork: ZAO / Jon Toussas Grande Fox - Empty Nest Release Date: February 19, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: CD / Digital Length: 40:46 Genre: Heavy Rock / Desert Rock Origin: Thessaloniki , Greece I am filled with joy, wanderlust, and a bit of melancholia every time, I receive new music from Thessaloniki. Now, it has been over two years, I visited this vibrant city, and I really need to go there again. One of the reasons is the huge amount of awesome musicians, artists, and bands that call Thessaloniki their home. Anyways, on hand we have the new album by Grande Fox. "Empty Nest" is a diverting collection of fuzzy, dynamic and somewhat stoned tracks - forty minutes of intense and mesmerizing Desert Rock. Grande Fox are spreading their dusty tunes at great velocity. If you imagine Heavy Rock being a ride, "Empty Nest" is a dragster race in the desert. Psychedelic elements decorate their bone-dry soundscapes from time to time - in 'Ov

News: Dead Bird Lady - February (2021)

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Picture Credit: Dead Bird Lady Artwork: Claire Paugam Dead Bird Lady - February Release Date: February 08, 2021 Length: 03:06 Genre: Indie Folk Origin: Paris , France /  Reykjavík , Iceland It is quite a long way from Iceland to France. Singer and songwriter Dead Bird Lady calls both capitals, Paris and Reykjavík her home. The cultural influences of two places in Europe that are very different to each other have left soft but succint traces in the music by Dead Bird Lady. Her first single "February" is an emotional Indie Folk ride on the everlasting power of the sea. The rhythms move like soft and yet steady oceanix waves. The colourful music merges thebouyant lightfootedness of French chansons with the atmospheric air of Icelandic skaldic. Dead Bird Lady's music feels like the strong link where human emotions, natural force, and magic are connected. Despite the slight melancholia the song contains, "February" is a gorgeous feel-good air that raises the anticpi

News: Sara Teamusician - Tagträumer (2021)

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Picture Credit: Sara Teamusician Sara Teamusician - Tagträumer Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 04:32 Genre: Indie Folk Origin: Würzburg , Germany Sara Teamusician has one of the smoothest singing voices of Würzburg. Today, the single "Tagträumer" (German: "Daydreamer") has been released. The young artist has created a soft and cozy web of dreams, thoughts, and the beautiful feeling of getting lost. Sara Teamusician invites us to let go and dive into a colourful reverie. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. Sara Teamusician Online: Homepage Facebook Instagram YouTube Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music?  Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE

News: The Pighounds - Milk & Honey (2021)

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Picture Credit: The Pighounds The Pighounds - Milk & Honey Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 03:40 Genre: Alternative Rock Origin: Dortmund , Germany What's a pighound, you might ask? Well, in the German language there is the word "Schweinehund" which can either be an insult (compared to "lazy bastard"), or "der innere Schweinehund" means "one's weaker self". Anyways, so much for another short episode of "learning German with MangoWave". Here's Dortmund's duo The Pighounds and their newest single "Milk & Honey". Sandro  and Peter  provide us with some heavy and honest Alternative Rock. The song is an ex ante release to their upcoming album "Hilleboom" which will be released via Noisolution on April 16. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. The Pighounds Online: Facebook Instagram Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion

News: Tomode - Golden Retriever (2021)

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Picture Credit: Tomode Tomode - Golden Retriever Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 03:00 Genre: Synth Pop / Disco Origin: Sweden Here's how to start off for the weekend. Swedish duo Tomode have some upbeat disco rhythms, colourful synthie sounds, boppy positivity, and dog content for us. Yeah right, because what this world needs is more golden retrievers! With this motivational 70s disco track, ViktorWesterberg  and Carl Leandersson  have released the third single of their upcoming EP. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. Tomode Online: Homepage Facebook Instagram SoundCloud YouTube Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music? Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE

Album Review: Marine Store Dealer - Marine Store Dealer (2020)

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Picture Credit: Marine Store Dealer Photograph: Cengiz Tekin Design: Sera Bal Logo: Gamze Derinöz Marine Store Dealer - Marine Store Dealer Release Date: October 16, 2020 Label: selfrelease Format: Digital Length: 30:41 Genre: Post Punk Origin: London , England While plenty of punk and garage bands re-discover their admiration for the sound of the 90s, Marine Store Dealer from London revive the sonic heritage of the early days of the punk movement.  Eray Çaylı (drums), Martin Pearce  (bass, keys, vocals), and Gemma Louise Upton  (vocals) guitar from Nottingham and Istanbul play sentimental but dynamic music located somewhere between Garage Rock, New Wave, Punk Rock, Post Punk, and Indie Rock. Marine Store Dealer's selftitled debut is defined by a velvet atmosphere stretched on butt-moving rhythms and decorated with colourful - somewhat psychedelic - ornaments. The album feels like a sunny and sort-of melancholic autumn day out in the countryside. Somehwere between the asters, a sof

News: Tåsen Tea Party - The Wall (2021)

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Picture Credit: Tåsen Tea Party Tåsen Tea Party - The Wall Release Date: March 19, 2021 Length: 04:34 Genre: Post Punk /  Darkwave Origin: Oslo , Norway Their track "The Fall" was recently featured in the Discoveries of the Week . Now, Tåsen Tea Party are back with another dark banger. The Norwegian provides our hearing and our emotions with thick, bittersweet darkness. Their new song "The Wall" is a gloomy and smooth Post Punk and Darkwave tune reviving the glorious works of Depeche Mode with the atmospheric feeling provided by Nick Cave . To get an impression of what Tåsen Tea Party have done so far, check their amazing SoundCloud portfolio. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. Tåsen Tea Party Online: Instagram SoundCloud Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music? Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE

Review: Little Hole Filled - And The Ants Still March On (2020)

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Picture Credit: Little Hole Filled Artwork: Miriel Zeiner Little Hole Filled - And The Ants Still March On Release Date: October 06, 2020 (digital), March 26, 2021 (physical) Label: Konkord / Cargo Records Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital Length: 40:09 Genre: Doom Metal Origin: Austria "And The Ants Still March On" is the debut album by Austria's Stoner Doom quartet Little Hole Filled. Originally released digitally, the seven-track fuzz attack is now available as a physical release via Konkord and Cargo Records - reason enough to listen closely what the four musicians have created here. Drummer Thomas Breiteneder  is propelling a steady and halting march with extremely heavy boots as the foundation of this 40-minute Doom journey. Manfred Steininger  on the bass, and guitarists Otto Hackl  and Philipp Diesenreiter  spread a massively fuzzy, crunchy, and heavily distorted carpet of gloomy but harmonic noise above these marching rhythms. Rather clean guitar sounds erase from th

Album Review: Breaths - Lined in Silver (2021)

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Picture Credit: Breaths Artwork: Michelle Roberts Breaths - Lined in Silver Release Date: March 26, 2021 Label: Trepanation Recordings Format: CD / MC / Digital Length: 60:18 Genre: Post Rock / Post Metal Origin: Richmond (Virginia) , USA The album on hand is the debut by Virginia's Doomgazer Jason Roberts , also known as Breaths - not to be confused with Oregon's Stoner Doom band Breath ! Breaths provide us with almost exactly one hour of atmospheric and intense music that can be located somewhere between Post Rock, Post Hardcore, Post Metal, Shoegaze, Doom Metal, and even some Black Metal. Quite an interesting mix and definitely a great recipe for music that is brachial, soulful, and atmospherically cold at the same time. Like fog on a cold winter morning, the atmospheric soundscapes shimmer through the air, as they are joined by heavy Doom Metal riffs. The brutal intensity of the motifs makes a spring on this foundation like waves of a storm surge and hence creates this in

Discoveries of the Week: 17 March - 23 March 2021

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Find the Spotify Playlist at the Bottom of the Article Not Now Norman - Little Frankenstein - The Franken-Lee Remix (Alternative Rock - Berwick upon Tweed, England) In "Little Frankenstein", Not Now Norman vocalist Taylor Mitchell  deals with her physical disabilities. Driven by heavy and dynamic rock, Taylor Mitchell  provides a powerful and motivating song which defies all skeptics and hypocrites. "Little Frankenstein" is a strongly empowering message. SheBeat - Believe (Indie Folk - Ediburgh, Scotland) Believe by SheBeat SheBeat has a clear message for us. Even though, life might not always be perfect, you shall never forget to believe in yourself. Your dreams and hopes are full of beautiful opportunities if you embrace love for youselves and others. The colourful Indie Folk song is full of positivity and empowerment and thus is perfect balm for our senses during lockdown and pandemic. Sunlust - Magnum Opus (Grunge / Punk Rock - Toronto, Canada) Magnum Opus by Su

News: Sebastian Döbbelin - Bewegte Teilchen (2021)

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Picture Credit: Sebastian Döbbelin Artwork: Cecilia Amor Sebastian Döbbelin - Bewegte Teilchen Release Date: March 23, 2021 Length: 03:38 Genre: Psychedelic Folk Origin: Albacete , Spain Bewegte Teilchen by Sebastian Döbbelin Sebastian Döbbelin is presenting the first song from his upcoming album the artist is currently working on. "Bewegte Teilchen" (German: "Particles in motion") is a hypnotizing and soothing Folk tune that conveys a calm but steady energy, comparable to the movement of the sea or the wind. Sebastian Döbbelin  Online: Instagram Bandcamp YouTube Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music? Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE

News: Cold - Heart of Glue (2021)

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Cold - Heart of Glue Release Date: March 19, 2021 Length: 03:04 Genre: Post Punk Origin: Osnabrück , Germany With "Heart of Glue", Osnabrück's Cold present the second single of their upcoming seltfitled album (to be released on April 16 via Kidnap Music ). The powerful and dynamic (Post-) Punk song follows the recent single " Could it be ". In the music video for the song, the band is paying hommage to 70s and 80s horror movies, and also they give food for a new thought on the topic of diet. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. Cold Online: Facebook Instagram Bandcamp Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music? Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE