Thanks for checking out this week’s roundup!

Been a few weeks since the last roundup so we have a fair bit of ground to cover, but I guess that’s all good right? Today’s collection comes to you from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Switzerland, put together for you with love from Schiedam, Netherlands :).

I thought I’d list the artists in alphabetical order this time. Links are in the titles. Okay, here we go:


Colours, by Chelsea Shag

Some of the best Atlanta has to offer. And she’s only 23 years old. And you can’t put Chelsea Shag in a box – she’s made up her own. It’s not just pop – it’s jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk, and hip hop all in one.

Spotify Sessions (Live), by Coeur De Pirate

From Quebec, Canada, comes this singer-songwriter and pianist. You should get to know her.


The Best Of David Gray (Deluxe Edition), by David Gray

Fabulous album. David has a new single out called An Eclipse which is worth a listen, but I’m loving this Best Of release… I’ve been listening to this boss since the 1998 White Ladder album, and have not yet had enough. From Manchester, UK.

Justice, by Dumpstaphunk and Trombone Shorty

Let’s FUNK!

Lowcast, by Fractures

Melbourne gives us Fractures. Debut album ‘Still Here’ will be out February 10th. I’m looking forward to that.

October, by George Ogilvie

Great track by this 22-year old singer-songwriter from England.

Fallen, by Gert Taberner

3 great songs. From New York.

00000 Million, by Gordi

From Australia. (Almost) only a voice. Powerful.

Wanderlust, by Hollow Coves

Hollow Coves are an Indie Folk band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013. Delivering an earthy folk sound, the band meshes simple acoustic melodies, vocal harmonies, and impactful themes. 

A Place You Like, by ISLAND

This alternative indie rock group from London is making waves, and rightfully so.

No Salesman, by Jordan Klassen

Folk from Vancouver, Canada. Beautiful song, this.

Magic, by Kina Grannis

One of the best pop songs ever written, sang by a truly wonderful voice… Magic indeed. Kina released several collections of acoustic covers like this one; make sure to look ’em up.

Demos, by Kristopher James

Kristopher is a crazy good ‘folk troubadour’ from Florida, USA. It never seizes to amaze me how so many mediocre artists get so big, and real deals such as Kristopher are not discovered by the masses.

Into the Ether, by Leif Vollebekk

“Hailing from Ottowa, Canada, Leif Vollebekk is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter known for his somber, melancholy pop songs that capture the themes of yearning, long-lost love, and adventure.” – Spotify

New album release date: 24/2/2017.

Killing Me, by Luke Sital-Singh

2 amazing tracks. One of these artists that should be big.

On + Off, by Maggie Rogers

So far I’ve been including every new release from this breath of fresh air from the USA. I have no reason not to. Her mix of folk, dance, and R&B is that good.

Deep The Water, by Lewis Watson

Great tune from this English singer-songwriter.

Big Picture, by London Grammar

What can I say? So glad these guys are back with new material…feels like it was ages ago! I was ready for a new album 2 years ago.

65 Roses, by Martin Luke Brown

This pretty much speaks for itself:


About You Now, by Meadowlark

See if you can guess who they are covering here? Not all covers are less good than the original…

Keep an eye out for this London based band. They are awesome. New material coming out March 10th.

Sketching Houses, by Mi von Ahn

From Sweden. Modern singer-songwriter meets dreamy melancholy pop.

We Kept the Lights On, by Milo Greene

This single, I’m happy to say, sounds more like the Milo Greene who’s 2012 self titled debut album I enjoyed so much. Their 2015 release Control didn’t work for me, but the new single reminds me of 2012 and in this case that’s a good thing. From LA.

It Does Matter, by Notice To Airmen

Have some pop/rock from Sweden. It’s good for you.

All The Same, by Old Sea Brigade

One of the best EP’s I’ve heard this year to date. USA made.

“There’s an old-ages discolouring to the music of Old Sea Brigade that belies the tender years of its creator, appearing sepia-drenched and sleight of frame as his country-esque ballads quietly breathe life in to otherwise listless January days. The new, self-titled, EP is proof of this; a quiet set of songs performed with heart-worn luster that makes for a five-track journey that instantly feels like, albeit solemn, escapism.” – Tom Johnson

Bulletproof, by Orgone

Let’s FUNK some more!

Orgone is an American band from Los Angeles, California. The group’s sound draws from 1960s and 1970s-era funk and soul. And it is niiiice.

Fools and Their Gold – Radio Edit, by PLGRMS

PLGRMS is a duo comprised of talented singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bowden. From Sydney, Australia.

To Be Without You, by Ryan Adams

You probably know his music already. From North-Caroline, USA. Great new song.

Process, by Sampha

British singer, songwriter and record producer from London delivers a remarkable debut album. There’s a great review on Pitchfork that I encourage you to read.

Morning Tea, by Serafyn

From Basel, Switzerland comes this haunting tune from folk pop group Serafyn.

Black Opal, by Shining Bird

Shining Bird are an experimental pop group from Austinmer on the NSW south coast of Australia. Check them out!

Just Words, by Skout

Indie-folker from New York who as her musical influences states Ben Howard, Fleetwood Mac and Noah Gundersen…well, I guess only good could come from that and it did.

Wonderland (Bonus Version), by Tess Henley

From Seattle with soul.

Party For Two, by Toothless and Liz Lawrence

From the band’s just released debut album The Pace Of The Passing. Read my album review HERE.

Wanting Things Makes You Shittier, by Wild Pink

But this tune is anything but shit. From NY, USA. From the new album, to be released 24/2/2017.


And that’s a wrap! Until next time.

Jim Boere


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