Quentin and Lola make synthpop in the veins of Elli & Jacno, Niagara and (more recent) Videoclub and Clea Vincent. I am in love with these neon pop sounds

Tess Merlot

Tess Merlot, Holland’s blonde chanson mascotte, made a pretty new single with a summer vibe. This video is a live rendition:

Melanie Venditti

Melanie’s from Montreal, with a fierce indie vibe. Reminds me of music released on the 4AD label in the late 80s.

Miss Machine

From Nantes. Love how her girlie voice clashes with the heavy guitars. Other songs are good too.

Les Soeurs Boulay

Gorgeous new single by our favourite Canadian sister duo. ‘Less folk, more pop’, as someone mentioned. What’s not to like?

Petite Amie

Mexican (!) band Petite Amie, they draw inspiration from everything between Big Thief, Connan Mockasin and Melody’s Echo Chamber, release a very sweet French single:


Not sure how serious we must take this duet, but the plushy, romantic mood, the instrumentation and the glasses are, well, lush.


You can tell that spring’s under way, and summer’s coming. The soulful, sultry songs are lining up. Take this track by Docile:

Sarah Maison

Heard Sarah on FIP Radio today, loved that deep voice. Bit like Fredda, or Francoise Hardy. This is the single, with Arabic influences. Quite good.