We all need something to hold onto during these cold months. Some people choose human partners, some choose model train construction, some flee to warmer climates. Because no one wants to hold us, we don’t have long enough attention spans and can’t afford Ryanair flights, we stick with music. These are the songs that keep us from the edge of oblivion.


Whirling Hall of Knives

Ireland

Whirling Hall of Knives is a collaboration between Magnetize and The Last Sound – harsh smouldering circuits and eruptions of panicky white noise have a profoundly unsettling quality, a sense of gnawing paranoia but interspersed with moments of almost euphoric epiphany, as if in the grip of an unshakeable 4am psychosis a growing sense that the door will be kicked in at any second and the world outside will come pouring in. Psyche electronics of a particularly greasy and grime-flecked hue.


Akathist

United States

A Dark drone/post metal ambient masterpiece from their forthcoming album, “Loom Vigils”. The occult chanting and swirling drones of Akathist put you in a place of contemplation.


RTIK

Italy

The first track of the new year from RTIK with ambient feels, lots of melodic elements and foley rhythms. It’ll wash over you.


Camby H

United States

“Love You Right” is the first single off of Cambry H’s EP titled “20”. Featuring eclectic 808’s, heavy basslines, and soft vocals, this track showcases the meaning of the suggested theme.


Bellchild

Germany

Bellchild was brought into the world by three musicians in the Rhine and Ruhr area. After a long journey of exposing the acoustic-synthetic soundscapes, well sheltered inside concrete walls, they have now decided to share it with the world.


Girl As Wave

United States

This gothic surf anthem will haunt your bones for eons to come. The washed out vocals have the capacity will force your love but break your heart by the end of the song.


bow church

Germany

In his upcoming album “Canon”, Berlin-based bow church offers glitching fragments of hope at the vanishing point between an organic world and a technological wasteland.


Sandy Scribbles

United States

Kaytranada is a tune about missing the memories that a lost love created. South Florida Songwriter, Sandy Scribbles, unveils her edgy soulful tone over live melodic guitars.


Eiskavon

United States

Eiskavon is an ambient project informed by minimal classical giants like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. His forthcoming album will be out on the 26th of January.


Deer Venom

United States

With a rock & roll swagger coming from the band and a punk push yelling through the mic, you’d swear you’ve heard this track before. The thing is, you haven’t… it’s just about to be your new favorite song.