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Song Of The Day: "Almost (Sweet Music)" by Hozier



Hey everyone!

I often think that a lot of you might roll their eyes when I start rambling about how music is pretty magical.
I mean, to be fair, I think it sounds cheesy, too.

But hear me out.
To me, magic is something that is powerful in subtle ways,
something that can affect you without trying too hard.

And let's be real - music does exactly that.

So, to me, music is magic and I was reminded of that today, when I listened to Hozier's new single.
It didn't take more than the first chord to get me super excited to get to know the track and as soon as the percussions kicked in, magic unfolded.

And so, we need to talk about the track.


- Song Of The Day -
"Almost (Sweet Music)" by Hozier


Besides releasing a brand new track today, Hozier has also just announced the release date for this second album, "Wasteland, Baby!". The new record will be out on March 1st.
You can pre-order it right here.

With "Almost (Sweet Music"), Hozier shares another taster of what is yet to come.
2018 saw the return of the soul powerhouse with lyrics to drool over, as he released his "Nina Cried Power" EP showcasing four songs, the title track featuring the legendary Mavis Staples.

Once music fans all over the world had digested the new EP, he quickly followed up with "Movement", arguably one of his best songs to date.


And now we get to hear yet another new track of the upcoming album.


"Almost (Sweet Music)" holds all the key elements a Hozier fan would want it to hold, but at the same time sounds extremely refreshing and slightly surprising.

Right from the first chord on, you get the feeling that you're about to listen to a very lively song.
Unlike "Movement", this track has a light feeling to it.
Whilst the previous single wowed us with elegance and mystery, this fine track is convincing us with a melody and rhythm so brilliant, was it a photograph you'd wanna frame it.

The combination of the instruments creates a, dare I say reggae-esque, atmosphere.
With a voice like Hozier's, an artist could get away with lazy songwriting - but that's one thing you'll search for without success when it comes to Hozier's writing.

Not only do his lyrics fall under the category of poetry, his instrumentals are crafted so carefully, allowing every element to play an important role.
With "Almost (Sweet Music)" we get a lot of the classic Hozier; the percussions, the clapping.
Yet something about the track sounds new - and we cannot wait to hear more of it on the album.


Listen to "Almost (Sweet Music)" right here:


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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via Hozier

EP Premiere: "Never Grow Up" by Miss Demeanor & the Mean Beans



Hey everyone!

Happy New Music Friday!
It's release day all over the world and we love this energy of hearing new songs everywhere.

We're thrilled that you're spending this Friday with us and have got a cheeky little premiere for you.

Instead of just celebrating one track, we've gone and got you an entire EP to listen to.
So, please lean back, relax and discover some brand new tracks with us.


- EP Premiere -
"Never Grow Up" by Miss Demeanor & the Mean Beans


Miss Demanor & the Mean Beans are a three piece hailing in from Bloomington, Indiana (US).

With a self-titled EP & the "Live from Skootsville" EP out,
the trio has already been described as "Indiana's spunkiest punk group".

Miss Demeanor & the Mean Beans are:
Jessie Brewer (vocals, bass)
Evelyn Sanders (guitar)
Rachel Leonard (drums)

And today the band is here to drop their brand new EP, "Never Grow Up".

If you ask us, the EP is a brilliant soundtrack for those days on which you just want to lounge around at your place, watch movies, stuff your face with food and stay in your pajamas all day.

The smooth and steady drums hang out with you throughout the entire EP,
they're like the reliable friend in the group and holds it all together.

This allows the punky guitars and energetic basslines to take over and mix things up every now and then.
It's clear that Miss Demeanor & the Mean Beans are here for business with their unique sound and have created a world of their own.

Are you ready to join it?



Listen to the "Never Grow Up" before everyone else right here:




Miss Demeanor & the Mean Beans online: Bandcamp | Instagram






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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via 1212 Records

Behind The Song: "Summer Sun" by Cari Cari



Hey everyone!

It's the second week of the year!!!

Don't worry, I'm not going to count the weeks for much longer,
I'm just excited that we're already seven days into the new year.

How's it going for you all?
We're having the time of our lives digging through emails to find the music we think you'll love.

And without wanting to brag too much,
I think we've found a gem today.

So, this is your invitation to discover a band you might want to add to your playlist.


- Behind The Song -
"Summer Sun" by Cari Cari


Cari Cari are Stephanie Louise Widmer and Alexander Köck,
a duo from Austria you want to keep an eye on.

They met backstage, just a few weeks before Stephanie left for Australia.
She came back with instruments and impressions aplenty and soon the duo started spent a summer in an old house by the lakeside, where they wrote and recroded their debut, "AMERIPPINDUNKLER".

Said debut got released in 2014 and Cari Cari immediately received worldwide critical acclaim.
With features on blogs from all over the world, their song "White Line Fever" being featured in American TV series, including "Shameless", the band quite quickly took off.

Their cinematic sound easily found its fanbase and allowed the duo to tour as far as the Australian East Coast.

After three years of traveling and living in different cities all over the world, Cari Cari returned with "Nothing's Older Than Yesterday" and continued to play live shows - for which they have received the XA Music Export Award.

With their latest hit "Summer Sun", the duo takes us on a journey through space and lets us become a part of their effortlessly cool party.


Before we get our swagger on, Cari Cari took the time to tell us more about the track: 

"We were working on our album during the summer.
Our studio is next to a lake but in the basement. That day nothing seemed to work. We were stuck and frustrated with writers' block. So I went upstairs, sat down next to the lake and just stared to the horizon.
The reflections of the sunlight on the water felt like a sea of crystals and everything around me felt at peace at once.
So I wrote: "Summer Sun - Wash Away My Troubles" / Summer Sun - Like Diamonds In The Water". I told Stephanie and she immediately found the melody. Our writers' block was gone and we went back down to record the song. It was magical! :)

We recorded and mixed the song almost completely by ourselves.
It's a weird mix of very old school recording straight to tape and the approach of an electronic music producer. We recorded the drums to tape and cut a loop out of them, then we layered them with programmed drums and used filter sweeps to increase the dynamic range of the song.

All vocals were recorded through a Russian vintage microphone called "Nevaton" and a vintage Roland Space Echo.
As so often there seemed to be a sweet spot with the vocals. We would do twenty takes and the intonation was always the same. But then there was one take, that was magical. I still get goosbumps when I think of it now.
We luckily tracked the take and from there on everything else fell into place."


Watch the music video for "Summer Sun" right here:




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Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Andreas Jakwerth | Words (About Song:) Cari Cari

Release Of The Day: "Better Than Today" by Rhys Lewis



Hey everyone!

It's the first New Music Friday of 2019!
Fridays aren't always the days on which the magic happens,
but they certainly are the days on which the magic gets released.

We're super excited to discover all the music which will be released this year.
Our hunch tells us that we're in for a real treat, so let's kick this first NMF of 2019 off, shall we?

We've got a stunning track to share with you.


- Release Of The Day -
"Better Than Today" by Rhys Lewis


Rhys Lewis is a singer/songwriter originally from Oxford (UK), now based in London (UK).

His sound is influenced by legends such as Carole King, Bill Withers and James Taylor.
Rhys' signature sound is a blend of Soul, Pop and Blues with hints of Rock and Folk here and there.
The diversity of his sounds, paired with his talent for story telling has led to millions of streams on his previously released singles & his debut EP.
 
Rhys shares his own experiences through his music, allowing his fans to find comfort and understanding in the lyrics while letting their worries melt away with the melodies. 

Within the past few years, Rhys has taken on the music world by storm and has toured with artists such as Freya Ridings, JP Cooper and James TW.

Besides that he sold out multiple headline shows in the UK & Europe and has performed on the British Music Embassy stage at SXSW 2018.


2019 is promising to be just as busy and has Rhys kick it off with the release of his new single, "Better Than Today". 



The track was his first experience working as a producer, alongside with Aidan Glover who co-wrote the song, Rhys has been working on this song in their studio in South London.

Rhys says about the track, "We've been living through some pretty turbulent times in recent years.
 I wrote this song to ease my anxiety about the state of the world and remind myself that, whatever our differences are, whatever we choose to believe in, we all live with the same good intentions common, and we're all hoping for a better tomorrow." 


"Better Than Today", in one word, is hopeful.

Despite the admitting of feeling quite scared and lost at times, the lyrics also talk about not giving up, not feeling alone.
It underlines the element of humanity and our basic emotional needs of wanting to be included, united.

The simplicity of the instrumental shows that this artist does not need a lot to craft a powerful and poignant piece of music.

With the piano being the only instrument accompanying Rhys' vocals, you really get to hear the depths his voice offers while he manages to transport the emotions directly to you.



Listen to "Better Than Today" right here:




- buy and/or stream "Better Than Today" -



Rhys Lewis online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram





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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Daniela Alexander-Harris via Universal UK

Interview: Didirri



Hey everyone!

There are a few things we want to do more of in 2019.
We focused a lot on learning more about particular songs and albums last year - and we still aim to do that in the future.

But we didn't put as much focus on the brilliant artists that create those songs we love so much.
So this year we will be shining all the spotlights on the fantastic creators we come across.

We hope you're ready for it!

Today we're excited to share our conversation with the brilliant Didirri.


Didirri is a musician from Melbourne, Australia.

Ever since starting out, Didirri has managed to achieve big things; such as selling out two headline tours in 2017, supporting acts like Tash Sultana, Vance Joy, The Jezabels and The Temper Trap, and on top of that he sold out his first ever show in London at Shacklewell Arms.

Besides all of that, the young musician also played Fairgrounds Festival, Grampians Festival, Boogie Fest and NYE On The Hill.

Didirri switches between playing with a full band and playing solo shows. The latter providing a lot of intimacy, while the full band shows hit you with all the depth his music has to offer.

His debut EP, "Measurements", was released in July of 2018 and has convinced music fans all over the world of Didirri's talent.
Whether it's the dreamy "I Can't Get Last Night Out Of My Head" or the historical "Formaldehyde",
these songs quickly became staples for multiple playlists.





Didirri online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


Find out what Didirri told us about his track "Formaldehyde", recording his EP, supporting Vance Joy, bad advice and a lot more. 


house in the sand: Hey Didirri! Thanks so much for taking the time to have a little chat.
How are you?

Didirri: Living life, loving it sometimes.

HITS: Do you find that writing music helps you to process things you go through? Or do you start writing about experiences once you've actually processed them?

Didirri: A little bit of column A, little bit of column B really. Healthy reflection through song is defnitely part of my writing process, as it is expression of emotion as it comes to me.

HITS: We absolute love your track "Formaldehyde" and the story behind it.
We'd love for you to share the writing process of it with out readers.

Didirri: It is an exploration of the infertility of Frida Kahlo and the plight of many women who have dealt with the inability to bring a child to full-term. I wanted to express my admiration for those powerful women who can turn something as painful as losing a child into art for others to reflect on.
It is supposed to express the anger of being out of control and the need to hold onto something painful for the sake of processing properly.



HITS: Rumour has it you've ended up laying under a piano, playing the clarinette while recording the EP.
How did that come about? And are there any other unexpected techniques we can hear on the EP?

Didirri: My producer and I are both very into folly rooms, the experimentation on the EP is due to a lack of sleep and an excavation of interesting sound. We likened the EP to sculpting sound, rather than painting it. Creating an excess of sonic qualities and then carving away the shitty ones. We wanted to create a space that was intriguing but still speaking to the songs.

HITS: You've played a bunch of shows for SofarSounds, which is such a cool concept, especially for the listeners.
But what was it like for you to play songs in such intimate settings?

Didirri: Incredibly exposing, confronting to my songwriting. But ultimately intimate and wonderful.

HITS: Probably a complete contrast to that was supporting Vance Joy at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne - so what was that experience like?

Didirri: It is a sea of delayed reaction magnified by the immensity of the crowd. Every single joke, every single line, every single moment lasts at least 30 times as long.

HITS: On Twitter you wrote, "I write songs to give myself advice, and hopefully others.", so what was the best advice you've given yourself?

Didirri: If you have a Plan B, you don't believe in Plan A. When Plan A fails, make a new Plan A.

HITS: And again, another contrast - what was the worst piece of advice you've ever gotten?

Didirri: Music is fun, but remember you aren't helping people, do something worthy with your life.

HITS: Your music is obviously featured on a bunch of playlist - but who is currently on your playlist? Any cool acts or tracks you might like to share with us?

Didirri: Oh pep! Bon Iver. Billie Eilish. Blake Mills. Julia Jacklin. Ro. Canary.

HITS: And the final question: we've built a house in the sand - if you could build a house anywhere in the world, where would you build it?

Didirri: The cobbled streets of Barcelona. I think it has my heart.


We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Didirri!
Make sure to check out his music.






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Credits // Words & Questions: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Ian Laidlaw | Answers: Didirri

Behind The Song: "The Other Side Of Waiting" by Jake Fields




Hey everyone!

Welcome to the first song feature of the 2019!

Whilst it sounds so futuristic, our main goal for this year remains the same:
We just want to bring great music closer to you.

And we're not wasting any time, which is why we're already presenting another "Behind The Song" feature today.

You can expect a lot more of these this year, as they've become a big favourite of everyone involved in the process of setting up features.

So, ladies and gentlemen, let's do this!
Let's discover all the music the year has to offer!


- Behind The Song -
"The Other Side Of Waiting" by Jake Fields


Jake Fields is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Los Angeles & Nashville (US).

His talent for experimenting with sounds and his love for pop rock, blues & folk has crafted his very own sound, which we invite you to fall in love with today.

It only took $70 spent at a thrift store to start Jake's journey into music.
After buying a guitar and an amplifier, Jake dropped his professional baseball aspirations and started to dedicate his time and passion to music.

Jake has teamed up with Jim McGorman (Avril Lavigne, Marc Broussard) to record his debut EP, "Someday You'll Be Mine", which will be out early this year.
His previous single "Memories Of 45's" has reached more than 100,000 streams on Spotify and is often described as a mix of John Mayer and Phil Collins.

So far Jake has played a bunch of shows and supported Kate Voegele at The Troubadour in Hollywood.

You can still get tickets for his show at Hotel Café in Los Angeles on January 10th.


Today Jake is here to chat us through the creative process of his latest single, "The Other Side Of Waiting":

"It was one of the songs that comes out in a subsconscious way.
We were playing the "groove" of the chorus section of the song, and I started singing whatever came to mind, and the song basically flowed from there.

I do remember initially singing out "the other side is waiting", and (my co-writer/producer) Jim McGorman came up with "the other side of waiting", which was far more interesting, and we of course kept it.

The way the outro of the song is sung is how we originally sang it in the midst of writing the song, which is in a recording that I remember going back to and wanting to keep that because it was completely in the moment and felt perfect.

The song was written and recorded at Jim's studio in the San Fernando Valley, full of amazing gear and guitars (which I cannot play, being left handed and all).

I think we recorded the vocals through an SM57 mic and it was recorded by the masterful Jim McGorman, who I wrote the song with and have learned endless things about music from.
He has produced some amazing musicians, and best of all, I've seen how being a great person and professional has benefited his own career through the year.
 I have a soft spot for a song he wrote with Kate Voegele called "Leave Me Hollywood", which I think deserves more attention.

As far as comparing the song to earlier material, there was only my first single, which was "Memories Of 45's". This song is coming from a much different place rhythmically and lyrically, and both the introspective and abstract lyric writing interests me."


Listen to "The Other Side Of Waiting" right here:




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Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Words (About Song): Jake Fields

How To: support musicians in 2019





Hey everyone!

Happy New Year!
2019 is here and ready to unfold.

So how many new years resolutions have you got on your list?
Mind adding one more?
It's not a big one, you know, like "exercise more" or "eat less chocolate" - because those are hard, right?
Instead, it's a fun one - one that helps out a lot of people.

Your favourite artists to be precise.

We would like to add "support music" to everyone's new years resolutions.
Creating art is an expensive and time/energy consuming task - yet the world would be so dull without art.
To support those who spoil us with songs to dance, cry and relax to, we would like to dedicate this year to helping musicians (and artists in general).

To make it a little bit easier to get started, we wrote this little guide on how to support musicians in 2019.


1) buy music instead of streaming
We all know that buying music from the artists will help them more than streaming it.
While the do get paid for streams, it's very little. Buying singles, EPs & albums helps them more - of course. Still distributors, labels, managements, etc all get a percentage of the money, but at the end of the day the artists make more cents than from streaming.

2) if you can't buy it, stream it - a lot
If the first point made you think "well, I don't have that much money to buy all the music I love" - I get it, I'm right there with you. 
Life is expensive and we all have our bills. So if you can't buy an album, just stream it as often as you can. Even if the percentage the artists receive is smaller, it's still money for them.

3) buy merch
Don't worry, not all of these pieces of advice will involve spending money - they are just the most affective, so we felt like sharing them first.
So yeah, buy merch. Whether that's the cool band shirt, the environmentally friendly tote bag, the cozy hoodie or the practical mug - if you want it and you have the money, buy it.
You'll be helping out your favourite musicians while getting something pretty cool at the same time.

4) support crowdfunding campaigns
They are a newer way of artists getting funding for their projects.
There are multiple website through which these can be hosted - but generally all of them work the same way: you pay a certain amount of money (you can usually decide yourself) - either monthly or just as a one time thing, you receive a reward for it and the artists can use the money to complete whichever project it is they are working on. (Examples are recording sessions, getting physical copies, funding a tour, etc.


5) go see them live - and share clips on social media
With this one you're completing three tasks at the same time! Efficiency at its best!
Go and see your favourite acts live - that way you support them with ticket sales, but you also support them emotionally - it's a win win!
For some bonus points - share a short clip of your favourite song with your friends & followers - maybe that way you can influence them to go and see the artists themselves.
Wouldn't that be cool? 

6) follow them online
Online being the key word here - don't be a creep!
Nowadays followers, subscribers & likes are a lot like currency. Creators depend a lot on their social media interactions, so you can easily help them out by finding their platforms and following them.
Write comments, re-tweet, like pictures and share their music when you can and you're helping to keep art alive.

7) tell them you care
It's 2019.
We've all got another year of hustling in front of us - and while that's super exciting, it can also be a bit intimidating without having a solid support system.
Artists, if they haven't reached the highest level of fame, are most likely under-appreciated. And as anyone would know, that can be pretty discouraging. So - reach out to your favourites - tell them you care, encourage them to keep going, tell them what their art means to you. You're going to be surprised by the replies you'll get.

- bonus - 

8) host living room shows
This one is optional, of course. But if you can - try hosting living room shows.
A lot of artists are looking for rooms to play in - they usually announce that via their social media platforms - one more reason to follow them.
If you have the space, invite a couple of friends and get the most intimate gig experience one can have.
(We've done it before and shared the experience with you.)


And those are the few tips we wanted to share with you!

Let us know what you think - and please also share any additional tips you might have.


Together we can keep indie art alive.





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Credits // Words & Image: Vanessa Jetwash

Editor's Note: 2018, that was interesting!





Hey guys!

We're super close to entering 2019.
Some of you might already be in the new year, depending on where you live and when you read this.

Every year on December 31st, I sit down to reflect on the year and share my thoughts with you.

I usually find a metaphor for each year and sometimes I'm pretty proud of my words.
But for this one, I'm afraid I'll be a bit boring.

To me, 2018 was a confusing year.
Personally, I had to figure out a lot when it comes to people.
I had to end friendships that were no longer good, I had to realise that not everyone has empathy and sometimes that got pretty hard to cope with.
As hard as it was at times, to let go of someone who simply doesn't contribute to your well being, it was also healthy and I believe that we need to see the bad sometimes, in order to recognise and cherish the good.

Professionally, 2018 was pretty good, actually.
Whilst I was going through the motions, I often didn't realise that actually, the year wasn't bad.
The one thing I'm most proud of, is the fact that house in the sand is still going.
There were 365 days this year on which this journey could've ended - but it didn't.
It might not always have been smooth sailing, it was quiet a lot because life got in the way,
but it was always the online home I've built it to be.

We grew as a team, we got to cover gigs all over the world.
We learned new techniques, we learned new skills.
We met new people in the industry and we never gave up sharing the music we love.

The biggest highlight of the year was hands down our anniversary show in Berlin.
Something that seemed so far away to reach, turned into the most magical experience I've ever had with HITS. I can't thank everyone enough for making this happen.
There's no better place to have a little happy cry than the backstage area of a brilliant venue in Berlin.

A lot of artists, labels & managements trusted us to share their music in a decent way, and we truly hope we did you all proud.

But 2018 also impacted us all on a global level.
We, as a human race, had to navigate through inhumane actions, had to come together against hate and ignorance and had to stand up for ourselves and those in need.
And as hopeless as some moments have looked, and still do, I think we all did a pretty good job.

As for 2019 - we are working on the biggest project I have ever started.
It is still a secret, which makes me sound like such a douche bag, but I can't wait to share it with you.


Besides that we promise you to be sharing music you'll love.
We promise to support music whichever way we can.
And we promise to bring your favourite artists closer to you.

Those of you who are reading this and have supported us in any way - 

you are the reason this page exists.
You have so much power when it comes to who gets to continue and who doesn't.

And it means the world to me that you care.


Thank you for staying with us in 2018,

thank you for joining us in 2018
& thank you for heading into 2019 with us.



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Credits // Words & Photography: Vanessa Jetwash

Gig Photos: Lions Head at Im Wizemann, Stuttgart (December 2018)




Hey guys!

And so it happened - the last gig of the year!

It's always such a dramatic thing to say, but the year is almost over.
We've only got two more weeks of 2018 and for us it's a wrap with the live shows.
Our cameras get to chill out for a hot second before we dive into 2019.

So, for the last time this year, please let me share some gig impressions with you.

Say hi on social media:
website | twitter | facebook | instagram

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Date: 8th December 2018
Venue: Im Wizemann, Stuttgart (GER)

Support Act: RIAN

RIAN, a singer/songwriter from the picturesque Austria, took the stage alone and was greeted with a warm welcome.
Stuttgart's audience was partly familiar and excited and partly ready to discover new music.

With his relatable and honest tracks it really didn't take a lot to get the crowd to sing along.
They embraced every note and sang back whenever RIAN asked them to.

His warm sound found great appreciation in the room and was a brilliant start of the evening.




RIAN online: Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram















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Headliner: Lions Head

And on came Lions Head.

Supported by a three piece band, Iggy's infectious songs controlled the room immediately.
It didn't take longer than a few notes blasting through the speakers, for the loyal fans to sing and groove along.

What stood out the entire evening was Lions Head's strong connection to the crowd;
he was constantly jumping off stage, connecting with the fans behind the barricade, singing into the phone cameras provided by the eager crowd and overall just involving everyone.

Whenever he wasn't playing the guitar on a track, he was constantly with the crowd - at one point he even jumped over the barricade and made his way through the audience, sharing unique moments with his fans.
Iggy and his band had an infectious energy which quickly travelled through the room and was reflected by the audience.
Whether everyone was dancing to "So Mean", singing along to "When I Wake Up" or letting out their sarcastic side with "True Love", the energy didn't die down.




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Credits // Words & Photography: Vanessa Jetwash

Video Interview: Lions Head



Hey guys!

I'd say that the coolest thing about running a music blog is constantly being introduced to new music.

While it's pretty cool to have a bunch of favourite artists whose music sort of acts as a comfort,
it's so crucial to discover new sounds all the time.

Not only do I get to discover new music myself,
but I also get to share it with you - which is the best part. 

Today I'm excited to either introduce you to an artist you might not know yet,
or to give you the opportunity to learn more about one of your favourites.


So please grab your headphones and enjoy the music & the interview.


Lions Head is the moniker Ignacio "Iggy" Uriarte uses to release infectious Pop music driven by singer/songwriter elements. 
Iggy is originally from New York (US), but moved to Germany a couple of years ago to pursue his music career, which led him to Berlin.

In 2015 his song "Begging" made the jump from only being known by a handful of people to entering the charts, racking up more than a million views on YouTube.
Soon enough Sony Music Columbia signed him and he started supporting acts such as Milky Chance, Rea Garvey and Joris on tour.

Earlier this year Lions Head mentored contestants as a judge on X-Factor Germany.

Curious what Lions Head sounds like?



Check out his latest single "So Mean" right here:



A couple of hours before he went on stage in Stuttgart, we sat down to chat about what he learned as a judge, the mystery of losing socks, weird stores and a lot more.


Check out the interview right here:




Lions Head online: Website | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram




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Credits // Words, Image & Video: Vanessa Jetwash