Playlist: HITS magazine

To celebrate the release of our first print issues, here's a playlist featuring all artists involved.

HITS x Berlin

We hosted our very first live gig in Berlin - and this is what it looked like.

Cover The HITS

Our latest video series - covers performed by our favourite acts, exclusively for us.

Video Interview: Scenic Route To Alaska

Melting away in front of Stuttgart's castle, we had a chat about touring, band names, Toy Story and a lot more.

Find us on YouTube!

Visit us on the 'tubes for interviews, exclusive performances and outtakes.

Song Of The Day: "Citizen Of The World" by Josh Savage

Hey everyone!

Music deals with so many emotions.
It reflects our deepest and most unique stories, it documents our feelings and sometimes it presents history.

When music is influenced by politics, not only does it connect like-minded people, it also vocalises what can be difficult to express.

We are thrilled to see more and more artists use their voices to share their opinions, whether that's on stage, on social media or through their music.

Today's SOTD is one of those songs that makes you think and stays with you for a while, so enjoy it.

- Song Of The Day -
"Citizen Of The World" by Josh Savage

Josh Savage is a singer/songwriter originally from Winchester, UK and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

His sound is so versatile that you just need to file it under Alternative.
So far Josh has independently relesed two EPs; "Spaces" (2014) and "Quatre Épines" (2015), the latter showcasing Josh's French roots.

In 2015, Josh played 79 shows with Sofar Sounds - all across America and Europe, in just 5 months. You can stream the documentary made on the road right here.
Over the years Josh supported artists such as Jack Savoretti, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Razorlight and more.

His singles, "Whisper In The Snow" ft. Alice Pearl and "Ghosts" have racked up hundreds of thousands streams.
He followed up that success with "Blue Luck", a gripping and powerful song which introduced his fans to his eletronic side.

And now he's here with "Citizen Of The World", a ballad which will most likely make you think and reflect.

Although the song has been kept very simple and only features Josh's voice and the piano,
the lyrics dive deeper into the emotions a lot of feel towards today's politics and movements.
The way his warm voice delivers the honest and powerful lyrics really allows you to settle into the song, to feel the emotions, to think the thoughts that led him to writing the track.

Josh told us that he wrote the song after the result of the EU referendum: "I've had the fortune of playing my music around the world and met the most wonderful people on my journey. The song is about their "kindness without borders" which rekindles my faith in humanity and gives me hope."

No matter what style or emotion Josh goes for, he always manages to send a message which allows his listeners to feel understood and represented.

Listen to "Citizen Of The World" right here:

- buy and/or stream "Citizen Of The World" -

Josh Savage online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Josh Savage

Gig Photos: Hippo Campus at Rams Head Live, Baltimore (May 2019)

Hey everyone!

We are extremely lucky to have a team of talented and passionate creators - it's so empowering that we all get to create content showcasing music we love and then get to share it with open-minded readers who give new music a chance.

Being able to do this alongside like-minded writers and photographers never fails to make me feel like the luckiest person, and I just felt like telling you. So please excuse the cheesy words.
(But let's be real, you weren't really expecting anything else, now were you?)

Earlier this month our DC based photo lady Gabby went to see Hippo Campus and brought us a bunch of photo impressions back.

As always, make sure to support Gabby by following her on social media:
website | instagram


Date: 7th May 2019
Venue: Rams Head Live, Baltimore (US)

Support Act: Samia

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


Headliner: Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus are an indie-rock, alternative band from St. Paul, Minnesota (US).

Founding members Jake Luppen (vocals, guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar, vocals), Zach Sutton (bass, keyboard) and Whistler Allen (drums, vocals) started out in 2013 and started playing with DeCarlo Jackson on trumpet in 2017.

The collective has performed has performed at iconic festivals such as SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Summerfest & Reading and Leeds and have performed on Conan.

Their releases not only got them praise from NPR Music who named them as one of their favourite artists of 2017, but have also built a loyal fan base which just keeps on growing.

Hippo Campus brought their atmospheric tracks to Rams Head Live in Baltimore,
we have the photos for you below.

Check out "Bambi" right here:

Hippo Campus online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


What's your favourite Hippo Campus track?
We'd love to know!

Thank you for your visit!


Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Photography: Gabby Ames | **a ticket and photo pass have kindly been provided**