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In Our Headphones: June 2019


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Backstage Intro: Meet Billy



Our Community Rock Stars can submit blog posts to be published on the Spotify Community Blog. To find out more about the Rock Star Program click here. 



This month it’s exactly a year ago that @Billy-J joined the Rock Star Program. It has been very pleasant having Billy around so we’d like to take this opportunity to put him in the spotlight by introducing him to everybody!

Hi Billy, what do you like to do?

Being a Rock Star is one of my hobbies! I love to go to the beach, and spend time with friends. I also love to sing, and donate to local charities.

Where do you see yourself in 25 years?

I see myself as a Medical doctor. I know this won’t be possible, but I always think that ‘One day, the hospital parking lot will be empty, and that would be my accomplishment’. I also see myself as a computer engineer, since I love Technology.

What keeps you busy the most?

Helping out here on the Community is what keeps me busy most! Also, listening to rap music and doing work helps me keep busy as well.

What’s your all-time most listened to song?

That’s a tough one! There is a lot of songs that I have listened for a while. One of them I would say are the best would be ‘Shinning -- YBS Skola’ -- this is explicit, but I love it!


You make all important decisions based on a coin toss or every time you make a typo your device shuts down?

Coin Toss! Especially if it’s between me and someone else, and I want to make it fair.

Are you afraid of spiders?

AH! Spiders are one of my most hated creatures. They just creep me out, and when I see them crawl towards me, it makes me get the chills.

What is your favorite desert and what’s your favorite dessert?

The Sahara Desert.:cactus:

It’s really large -- and I just enjoy the view! I would love to go visit one day 🙂


My Favorite dessert is Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones!

Thanks for sticking around @Billy-J!

If anyone else would like an introduction, feel free to reach out to one of the Mods to let us know. We’d love to find out a bit more about you 🙂

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June Monthly Ideas Review

Monthly Ideas Review

Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board. In this blog we’ll present some of the ones we’ve updated in the past month!

With the recent update to Your Library on mobile, it’s now possible to sort and filter your Playlists, Artists and Albums in more ways. 

To find the filters, just pull down on the tab you’re on, select filters and then choose the one you’d like. The ‘Custom Order’ filter on the Playlist section will mirror the order you have on Desktop -- which means it’s now possible to maintain the way your organise your tunes on Desktop across to Mobile. 

2. Bring Back Albums’ Length

3. Add & Remove Content separately (Artist, Album, Songs)

4. Car View

5. Bring back the old Web Player

6. Spotify in Ukraine

Spotify is launching regularly in countries around the world. Please keep an eye on the Spotify blog or signup here to be first to hear if we reach Ukraine.

7. Add complete Playlists to the Queue

We just wanted to update this to say it’s possible to add all tracks from a playlist to your queue on Desktop. To do so, just head to your playlist > select all tracks using ‘Ctrl/Cmd + A’ > right click and select ‘Add to Queue’. 

There aren’t currently plans to implement this on Mobile,  but if anything changes we’ll update you here. 

8. Bring back Recently Played to Your Library

With the new update you can now find your Recently Played tunes section on the home screen. Additionally, it’s also possible to sort your Albums, Artists and Playlist by Recently Added. To do so, pull down to reveal the search bar, click the ‘filters’ options and then select ‘Recently Played’. You’ll also spot some other filter options too, like ‘Name’ so you can sort your playlists alphabetically.

9. Bring Spotify’s old UI back

10. Option to show Lyrics only


We’re actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. If you’ve got a good idea, you can submit it here.


Want to help manage the Ideas Exchange as an Ideas Guardian? Read more about the Rock Star Program here


If you’d also like to see some changes before other users, as well as talk directly with developers, you can sign-up to join our thousands of Beta testers here.



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July Monthly Ideas Review

Monthly Ideas Review

Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board. In this blog we’ll present some of the ones we’ve updated in the past month!

1. Spotify Lite

We just wanted to give you a heads up that a lite version of the Spotify app has been released on Android. 

You can check out more information about the app and its availability here.

2. Adjust Audio Speed of Podcasts

3. Support for Playstation

4. Scrobble Tracks played offline

5. Snapchat Spotify Filter

We’re marking this as a ‘Good Idea’.


Please know your feedback is reaching the internal teams at Spotify, and they’re aware of the votes around this idea. We’ll continue to check out the comments here too.

6. Adding indivdual Podcasts to Playlists

We also think this is a great idea and we’re looking into it further. We’ve changed this idea to ‘Watch This Space’ and we’ll post here when we get an update.

8. 432 Hz Tuning

As many of you have pointed out below, there are tunes on Spotify already in 432 Hz.

Spotify presents tracks as they are meant to be heard by the Artist. As such, we can’t implement a feature that would change the tuning of a song for them -- as this would go against how they intended their music to be presented.

7. SDK for Video Game Integration

We’re setting this idea to ‘Not Right Now’, as this isn’t something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

As a heads up, you can follow these links to find out how to listen to Spotify while you play on Xbox and Playstation.

8. Traktor Integration (DJ)

9. Remove current Song from Playlist

10. Send a Receipt to Premium Users Each Month


We’re actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. If you’ve got a good idea, you can submit it here.


Want to help manage the Ideas Exchange as an Ideas Guardian? Read more about the Rock Star Program here


If you’d also like to see some changes before other users, as well as talk directly with developers, you can sign-up to join our thousands of Beta testers here.



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The Tip-Off: Empath


  • Distortion + sneaky pop hooks x DIY attitude + all the feels = Empath

To every dullard think piece about the supposedly-unhealthy state of guitar music in 2019, surely the only correct response is, “You’re not looking hard enough!” Indie rock’s days of chart dominance might be in the rearview for the time being, but the underground never stops giving birth to talented new artists, and nowhere is that more true than in America.

Hailing from Philadelphia, four-piece noise pop outfit Empath announced themselves as one of the most exciting new bands around with last year’s Liberating Guilt and Fear EP. Its abrasive, DIY production values (some of the songs were recorded with a USB microphone from the Rock Band video game!) struggle to contain a glut of sticky pop melodies -- the kind that burrow deep inside your head and then apply to get their mail forwarded there. Surrounded by a whirlwind of crashing drums and fidgety synths, singer Catherine Elicson’s passionate vocal hook on standout track ‘The Eye’ glistens like a diamond in the dirt, while ‘Carpet’ is 95 seconds of pure kinetic energy.

Released earlier this year on local queer-run label Get Better Records, Empath’s debut album Active Listening: Night on Earth marks a decisive step-up for the band. While still defiantly punk, these nine tracks show the band stretching their songwriting, pushing the production envelope and learning how to better synthesize the pop-leaning and experimental sides of their sound, in the vein of artists like Deerhoof and Sonic Youth. The pummeling hardcore drums and searing distortion of their earlier material are still present and correct, but songs like lead single ‘Soft Shape’ find them playing with new wave tropes, while ‘Decor’ is the most straightforwardly beautiful piece of music they’ve made to date. ‘Hanging Out of Cars’ starts off like a long-lost Breeders single before dissolving into studio ambience, and Empath’s ability to pivot between moods like this is one of their biggest strengths.

For those of you who appreciate the collision of lo-fi punk energy and gritty, sugar-coated hooks, Empath just might be your new favourite band.

  • Monthly Listeners in Spotify: 20,000
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, USA
  • Would fit best in a playlist called: Sweet and Sour
  • Three related artists: Priests, No Age, Mannequin Pussy
  • Spotify artist profile: spotify:artist:4fysVnJR2KeuQ5VyiTFltS
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Backstage Intro: Meet Tim





Our Community Rock Stars can submit blog posts to be published on the Spotify Community Blog. To find out more about the Rock Star Program click here. 


Hey everyone, we have some exciting news for you all! We decided to bring back the good old Backstage Intros. Let’s get right to it!


Hey @ItsPugle! Tell us something about yourself.

Hey! My name is Tim, I’m from Brisbane, Australia. I’m a single-child, the only one in my extended family. All my uncles and aunts had more than one child, then my parents were like “Yeah no.” There are some times when I think it’d be nice to have a sibling, but then I remember that they can be annoying hahaha.

Where did your username come from? Is it because pugs are your favorite dogs?

Haha no. It’s a spin-off of the main character in one of my favourite books, “Looking for Alaska”.

So, what kind of music are you into?

A weird mix! It’s a kind of fusion between acoustic, folk, a tiny bit of classical, and a very small bit of pop.

Do you have a Playlist where you have all these genres mixed together?

I actually don’t right now! I mainly just use my Saved Songs, then use playlists for mood tunes: soft acoustic Korean for studying etc.


What’s your favourite in-app feature?

Spotify’s new Storyline feature! It’s really great to get the stories behind tunes. I also like Playlist Folders, I started using Spotify in 2015 so I have a lot of Playlists and it’s really good to be able to sort them.


Tell us Tim, do you have any hobbies?

Well, being a Spotify Rock Star is one! Other than that, I also develop websites, sing in a choir, and volunteer at a few different charity events. I also like to listen to my favorite playlist at the moment: 

That’s pretty impressive! You’re only 16, how did you get into website developing?

As part of the compulsory subjects I had to do in school I had to learn to develop websites, and while it was pretty simple, I did more and more outside of class. All of a sudden I realised that I should do it outside of school. 

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Before we go, what joke always makes you laugh?

Wanna hear a joke about Sodium Bromite? NaBrO.

Tim’s twitter: @ItsPugle

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Monthly Ideas Review

Monthly Ideas Review

Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board. In this blog we’ll present some of the ones we’ve updated in the past month!

We’re a tad late this month, but let’s take a look at what’s changed recently..

The Repeat and Queue buttons have returned to the Now Playing View on the mobile app. The repeat button has moved to the left and you Queue can be found just below. 

2. Mark Podcasts as Played

3. Modifiable Hearts/Dislikes

4. Spotify in Serbia

Spotify is launching regularly in countries around the world. Please keep an eye on the Spotify blog or signup here to be first to hear if we reach Serbia.

5. Spotify in Croatia 

6. Landscape mode on iPhone

We’re keeping this idea to ‘Not Right Now’, as this isn’t something we have any immediate plans to implement.

7.  Friends Feed on Mobile


We’re actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. If you’ve got a good idea, you can submit it here.


Want to help manage the Ideas Exchange as an Ideas Guardian? Read more about the Rock Star Program here


If you’d also like to see some changes before other users, as well as talk directly with developers, you can sign-up to join our thousands of Beta testers here.




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Post of the Week: Premium Upgrade not being recognized on devices


Hey everybody!

It’s Post of the Week time. This week, the prize goes to a Rising Star who consistently provides very friendly and welcoming replies, and is always willing to contribute to discussions even though there isn’t a clear answer on the topic.

This user had just upgraded to Premium and listed a couple of questions: POTW3_3.PNG

Even though there were some tricky ones there, it was no biggie for @merlijnv2000, who replied with the following, friendly as ever: 


The message had a very good vibe, and each point gave brief but efficient info/steps to take, not going too far in terms of explanation as the post is split into several questions. The user gave a Like and was very happy:POTW3_Useranswer.PNG

Everyone give a round of applause to @merlijnv2000 for this awesome post. A month of Premium is on its way ^^

Until next week!


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February 15, 2019 : new albums worth a listen

METHYL ETHEL WOMAN’S HOUR Triage Ephyra Origin : Perth, Australia Origin : London, England Genre : Art Rock, Indie Rock Genre : Experimental Pop

==> Third studio album, released through the label 4AD, by the Australian band formed in 2013. Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb. As a live band it expands to a five piece and includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.

==> Second studio album by the British band formed in 2011 by siblings Fiona and William Burgess, along with Nicolas Graves and Josh Hunnisett. Their music is described as : “a signature sound of synths and subtlety” (Allmusic)     TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND JARED & THE MILL Signs This Story Is No Longer Available Origin : Jacksonville, Floridan USA Origin : Phoenix, Arizona Genre : Americana, Blues Rock Genre : Westeren Indie Rock, Americana

==> Fourth studio album by the American band formed in 2011 and led by married couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

==> Second studio album and real official debut LP by the American band formed in 2011. “The band has a deep love for the desert region, finding solace in wide open views and new life in gulps of fresh petrichor.” (Bandcamp)     STATS LADYTRON Other People’s Lives Ladytron Origin : London, England Origin : LIverpool, England Genre : Elecro Dance Genre : Electro Pop, Synthpop

==> Debut album by the British band, released through Memphis Industries. Recorded at London’s prestigious RAK Studios, band founder and front man Ed Seed, and his full live band spent time tracking the live jams that would form the bones of this LP.

==> Sixth studio album, and first new material in seven years, by the British electronic band formed in 1999.

    GEMMA RAY RY X Psychogeology Unfurl Origin : Basildon, England Origin : Los Angeles, California, USA Genre : Noir Pop, Gothic Folk Genre : Indie Pop, Chamber Pop

==>.Eighth studio album by the British guitarist, singer-songwriter, film composer and producer.”Psychogeology is Ray’s most lush and lavish record to date, calling on influences such as The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac.” (Wikipedia)

==> Second studio album, released via Infectious Music, by Ry Cumming, Australian born musician, singer-songwriter, active since 2010.     INDIA.ARIE YANN TIERSEN Worthy ALL Origin : Denver, Colorado, USA Origin : Brest, France Genre : R&B, Soul Pop Genre : Avant-Garde, Folktronica

==> Sixth studio album by the American singer-songwriter, L.A based. Active since 1999, She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations,

==> Tenth studio album by the French musician and composer. Tiersen is often mistaken for a composer of soundtracks, himself saying “I’m not a composer and I really don’t have a classical background” (Wikipedia)     Worth also to mention   Picture This -- MDRN LV


sir_babygirl -- Crush on Me


The Cat Empire -- Stolen Diamonds


Piroshka -- Brickbat


Dear Seattle -- Don’t Let Go


  If you want more, search also these artists having new albums   Hotel Books / Florida Georgia Line / SWMRS / Shook Twins / The Long Ryders / Holiday Ghosts / Anemone / Copeland / Jonny Nash / Savage Mansion /  

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Post of the Week: Reuse username as artist?

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Hello Spotify Community,

It’s time for our Post of the Week again. This week the winner is none other than our Rock Star @Maxim

An artist accidentally created a regular Spotify account, trying to get an artist account. She was afraid that she wouldn’t be able to reuse the username after closing the account. Check out the thread here.

@Maxim replied, telling the user not to worry and also explained to her how to get an artist account on Spotify.


So very well done -- Have a month of Premium on us 🙂

See you all next week!


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The Tip-Off: GKR

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Smokepurpp + Cooliecut + colours + fire = GKR

I was confused but pleasantly surprised when I first came in contact with GKR’s music. Confirming to me once again that flow and energy is just as important as understanding the lyrics.

He started releasing tracks via online media back in 2014, selected Artist of the year by The Reykjavík Grapevine Magazine in 2016 and as of today has featured on some of Icelands biggest music festivals. GKR has definitely already made an impact on the Icelandic Hip Hop scene. It shouldn’t stop there though. Despite being told to steer away from rapping in Icelandic if he wants to make it outside of Iceland, GKR has been determined to represent the Land of Fire and Ice in Icelandic with tight hooks, bass-heavy instrumentals and vibrant colours you can hear. GKR really knows how to pack a punch in a charismatic way. This can be heard on the following collaboration with Birnir from GKR’s latest studio album ÚTRÁS.


The song which started it for me would be “Tala Um” which was released back in 2016 on his self-titled album. Funky foleys, volcano’s erupting pastel-coloured lava and not to forget a downpitched 808 bassdrum to round it all off.


GKR can be considered a fresh take on contemporary hip hop. And a very welcome one if you ask me.

  • Monthly Listeners in Spotify: 14,494
  • Hometown: Reykjavík 
  • Would fit best in a playlist called: RapCaviar
  • 3 Related Artists: Birnir, Úlfur Úlfur, Gísli Pálmi
  • Spotify Artist Profile:


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February 22, 2019 : new albums worth a listen

DU BLONDE THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM Lung Bread For Daddy South of Reality Origin : Newcastle, England Origin : USA / England Genre : Indie Rock Genre : Psychedelic Rock

==> Second stucio album, released via Moshi Moshi, under the name of Du Blonde, by British musician, composer, artist, animator and video director, Beth Jeans Houghton. This album is the first to be produced by Houghton herself.

==> Second studio album by the American/British band formed in 2015 and consisting of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool (Primus), and guitarist/vocalist Sean Lennon.     DESPERATE JOURNALIST HALF JAPANESE In Search of the Miraculous Invincible Origin : London, England Origin : Uniontown, Maryland, USA Genre : Indie Rock, Post Punk Genre : Art Punk Indie Rock

==> Third studio album by the British band formed in 2015 by Jo Bevan (vocals), Rob Hardy (guitar), Simon Drowner (bass) and Caroline Helbert (drums).

==> Eighteenth studio album by the American band formed in 1975 by brothers Jad and David Fair. Jad, known for playing untuned guitar, is now the only member.     DRENGE GARY CLARK JR. Strange Creatures This Land Origin : Castleton, England Origin : Austin, Texas, USA Genre : Indie Rock, Grunge Genre : Blues Rock Soul

==> Third studio album by the British three piece formed in 2010 and consisting of Eoin Loveless, on guitar and vocals, his younger brother Rory, on drums, and Rob Graham on bass.

==> Third studio album by the American guitarist, singer, who started to play guitar at the age of twelve.

    TELEKINESIS JULIA JACKLIN Effluxion Crushing Origin : Seattle, Washington, USA Origin : Sydeney, Australia Genre : Indie Rock, Power Pop Genre : Art Pop, Indie Folk

==> “The fifth full-length album Michael Benjamin Lerner has recorded as Telekinesis is perfect, unfussy power pop—romantic and hopeful and skittish and fresh and familiar, with hooks in all the right places.” (Merge Records)

==> Third studio album by the Australian singer-songwriter, active since 2013. Her music is describe as a “meld of dreamy indie pop and confessional alt-country” (Allmusic)     SLEAFORD MODS SPELLLING Eton Alive Mazy Fly Origin : Nottingham, England Origin : Oakland, California, USA Genre : Post Punk, Electro Punk Genre : Experimental Pop

==> Fifth studio album by the British duo. Formed in 2007 and consisting since 2012 of vocalist Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn. Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos on the UK music scene.

==> Second full-lenght release by the Californian band. The album “explores the tension between the thrill of exploring the unknown and the terror of imminent destruction.” (from artist Bandcamp)     Worth also to mention   Adia Victoria -- Silences


And The Kids -- When Thi Life Is Over


Dream Theater -- Distance Over Time (Bonus track version)


Bronze Radio Return -- Entertain You


FEELS -- Post Earth


  If you want more, search also these artists having new albums   Vandoliers / The Young Gods / Modeselektor / Teeth of the Sea / Bellows / Faux Ferocious / Badflower / Hilltop Hoods / Bayonne / Kehlani / Pom Poko / Candlemass / King Apathy / The Gloaming / John Mayall /  

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March 1, 2019 : new albums worth a listen

LITTLE SIMZ SNAPPED ANKLES GREY Area Stunning Luxury Origin : London, England Origin : London, England Genre : Alternative Hip Hop Genre : Electro Punk, Post Punk

==> Third brilliant studio album by the British rapper, singer and actress, active since 2010.

==> Second studio album, released via the Leaf Label, by the British band formed in East London in 2011.     POND HOZIER Tasmania Wasteland, Baby! Origin : Perth, Australia Origin : Bray, Ireland Genre : Indie Rock, Psychedelic Pop Genre : Indie / Soul / Rock / Folk

==> Eighth studio album by the Australian band, released by Spinning Top Records via Caroline Australia (Interscope Records internationally). It’s produced by former member and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker.

==> Second studio album by the Irish musician, singer and songwriter, released by Rubyworks Records. It will be promoted by a North American tour, beginning in March 2019, and a European tour in August, September and October of 2019.     THE JAPANESE HOUSE SUNDARA KARMA Good At Falling Ulfilas’ Alphabet Origin : Buckinghamshire, England Origin : Reading, England Genre : Indie Pop, Dream Pop Genre : Indie Pop / Rock

==> Debut album, released via the label Dirty Hit, by British solo artist Amber Bain. The name The Japanese House was inspired by a property in Cornwall, England previously owned by Kate Winslet with furnishings reminiscent of traditional Japanese tea houses.

==> Second studio album by the British band formed in 2011, and consisting of singer/guitarist Oscar “Lulu” Pollock, lead guitarist Ally Baty, bassist Dom Cordell and drummer Haydn Evans.

    SELF ESTEEM HAND HABITS Compliments Please placeholder Origin : Sheffield, England Origin : Los Angeles, California, USA Genre : Indie Experimental Pop Genre : Alternative / Experimental Rock

==> Delicate debut album by British musician, singer-songwriter, Rebecca Taylor, previously singer of the band Slow Club.

==> Second studio album by the American band, project of musician, singer-songwriter, Meg Duffy, “Over the course of 12 tracks, Meg emerges with new confidence as both a bandleader and singer.” (from artist bandcamp)     PKEW PKEW PKEW THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS Optimal Lifestyles Easy Way Origin : Toronto, Canada Origin : Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Genre : Punk Rock Genre : Indie Folk

==> Second studio album, released via independent UK label Big Scary Monsters, by the Canadian band formed in 2013

==> Second studio album by the American duo formed of Jack Torrey and Page Burkum. They have been featured in Twin Peaks season 3 with the song Mississippi from their debut album.     Worth also to mention       Sun Kil Moon -- I Also Want to Die in New Orleans


While She Sleeps -- SO WHAT?


Royal Trux -- White Stuff


Living Hour -- Softer Faces


FEWS -- Into Red


  If you want more, search also these artists having new albums   Weezer / Crystal Fighters / Vök / Mansionair / Queensrÿche / Potty Mouth / Criminal Hygiene / Stillhound / In Flames / TEEN / The Stroppies / Shy Girls / Reignwolf / Mom and the Mailman / Marianas Trench / Mary Bragg / Frankie and the Witch Fingers / Delicate Steve / Anteros / Solange / LÉON /  

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What The Stars Are Listening To 2019 : #03

Our Community Rock Stars can submit blog posts to be published on the Spotify Community Blog

Can you believe that winter is almost over? Still 3 weeks and Spring will be there. It’s time to check What The Stars Are Listening To for conducing us until a new season.

We asked Rock Stars to send us 2 or 3 tracks of their choice with some words for each one.

It’s time now to listen (and read) their third selection for 2019.

What The Stars Are Listening To 2019 : #03

@Brunelicia (Rockstar)

● NF -- Therapy Session

“That dude’s music is very relatable. I just love how NF is so real about our world. This one truly hit me harder the first time I listened to. Now, it’s been on repeat all day. Meaningful lyrics are everything for me.”


● Thousand Foot Krutch -- Courtesy Call

“I’d call this one probably my “go to work out” song. I absolutely love the vibe and it instantly wakes me up. The lyrics “I am not afraid of the storm that comes my way, when it hits it shakes me to the core and makes me stronger than before” got me really obsessed with this song. The first time I listened to Courtesy Call, I think I repeated just the beginning at least 8 times.”


@Sebasty (Rockstar)

● Cocktail Party Effect -- Bangers

“As the name suggest, this one is a true banger! The artist is based in Berlin and creates some raw fantastic techno beats.”


● Ludique -- A Story on How Dangerous Love Can Be

“There is something truly ethereal about this track. The way how the ‘Spark’ happens in the song really shows how dangerous love is -- once it happens, you’re done.”


● Amon Tobin -- On a Hilltop Sat The Moon

“That’s a new song from the upcoming album. Amon Tobin has taken on a magical route to ambience, rather completely different than what his previous albums were””


@LeoRager (Rockstar)

● Lil Mosey -- Noticed

“I absolutely love this song from Lil Mosey. It’s been out for a while, but it popped up in my Discover Weekly and what can I say. It has such a chill vibe to it, that only a little portion of rap songs do. The beats are awesome and Lil Mosey’s rapping is on point.”


● A Boogie Wit da Hoodie -- Swervin (feat. 6ix9ine)

“Continuing with the chill vibe, Swervin. I stumbled upon this song while I was reviewing A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s album, and it struck me as the best song on the album. I’m not a big fan of 6ix9ine’s part, but I don’t hate it.”


@Jpgchief (Rockstar)

● Delicate Steve -- Freedom

“Delicate Steve (Steve Marion) reminds me, a little, of another extraordinary guitar player -- Johnny Marr. Both play in-demand for other bands or artists and I love the sound they create. The new album was released March 1st.”


● Christopher The Conquered -- The Day I Went Solo

“I believe that this track is beautiful and painful at the same time. I really enjoy it and hope you can too.”


● Grim Streaker -- A.D.D.

“This Brooklyn band plays Punk or skate. This is their most recent track. It’s short, fun, noisy and I love it.”


@Soundofus (Rockstar)

● The Claypool Lennon Delirium -- Blood and Rockets

“In a world where most mainstream music sounds the same, where appearance takes the lead on ability, there are still talented artists taking the time to create elaborate concept albums. The latest release of the band created by bassist/vocalist Les Claypool (from Primus), and guitarist/vocalist Sean Lennon is a perfect example of what talented musicians working together are able to create. It’s psychedelic, it’s full of harmonies, it’s full of sophisticated compositions and, of course, it’s “Beatlesque” (How can it be another way with John Lennon’s son) “


● Son Of Dave -- Another Man Down

“Canadian born but living in England for more than twenty years, Son Of Dave (Benjamin Darvill) has a passion -- the Blues. Previously a member of the band Crash Test Dummies, he returned to the Blues for his solo work. He is not a traditional bluesman in that he has introduced a new way to play the genre with beat-box and percussions. That’s the perfect example of how to be modern without forgetting the roots. Foot taping and fingers snapping guaranteed.”


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In Our Headphones: April 2019


Hello everyone!

With May here, it’s time to have a look at which songs were in our headphones during April. 

I think most of us were excited when the new season of Game of Thrones came out, and so was our Kate. She had this to say: “The two songs from GoT are fresh from the new season. The anticipation paid off and I got not one but two from the soundtrack. Also, Ramin is my favorite artist ever (has even been on my top x year lists more than once).” Let’s have a look at the songs she is talking about:



As for my choice, I couldn’t help but have at least one Ivan B song in my headphones. He is my all time favorite artist so when his new album ‘Remains’ came out in the beginning of April, I made it a priority to listen to it immediately. Luckily I was roadtripping that day and I had plenty of time, bonus is that my mom liked his music too! While the whole album was great, the song ‘Chapter 2’ stood out for me (I have a thing with relatable lyrics):


I wasn’t the only one roadtripping, let’s talk about Kate’s choices again. “The french song: I heard it while I was starting a trip and it was very uplifting (the weather was foggy and rainy and the song talks about good weather -at least-).” The French song? Let’s see which one she means:


If you’re curious what our other choices were, go and have a look at the complete In Our Headphones playlist here:


See you all next month!

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February 2019 Ideas Review

No, I think he meant this one. The other one seems to be from 2012(!).
As with the new update (at least new for me) there is no possibility to go to the songs saved from one artist, since the artists in the artist tab only lead to their respective artist page. Instead we have one giant “Liked Songs” Playlist (5000+ tracks) with every song we saved, which we should go through, just to play the songs we like from an artist? In which filtering for a string plays every song, which has the string somwhere in their title’s, artist’s or album’s name?
Or are we supposed to create a Playlist for every artist, with only the songs we like from them? That would take hours, and it doesn’t help decluddering the UI. Saving Albums is also not an option, since there are a lot of them, which consist half of instrumentals and live versions, that one might not like to hear; or are Singles and EP’s which make you switch Albums every few minutes.

Also Saving a whole album makes it appear in the “Album” tab solely, while saving a whole album apart from a few songs makes the songs appear in “Liked Songs” not in the Album tab.
I don’t see any advantages in the new UI and sorting, and I am genuinly mad about how inconvenient it is. If this doesn’t get fixed soon I really have to consider changing to another platform.

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In Our Headphones: February 2019

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Hey everyone!

With March here, it’s time to look back at the tunes that caught our attention in February and share them in our favorite monthly blog. 

Some of them were recommend by Spotify through radio stations or playlists like Discover Weekly, while others were inspired by concerts or movies that stayed with us. Other tracks returned to our headphones from the past, others accompanied us on our way to work or even, while working and others did their best to bring a smile on our faces.

Let’s delve right in! For @Daisy, the contributions to this month’s In Our Headphones playlist were an easy pick. Her first choice is all about childhood:


“When I was younger I would always listen to this album on the loudest volume. My parents were not happy with that. When this song came on I would sing along and that’s when they would eventually tell me to be quiet. I came across it again recently and now I can’t stop listening to it. I still sing along -- only this time it’s not my parents complaining, but my roommate.” 

@Peter had the good fortune to see Tom Speight and Tom Odell live in concert in the Bulgarian capital’s most iconic venue, namely the National Palace of Culture’s Hall 1.

“I was really surprised to hear that Tom Odell would be visiting Sofia on his European tour, so I figured I should check him out. I wasn’t a big Tom Odell fan at the time, and I’d only listened to the odd Tom Speight song when shuffling through music on Spotify, so I didn’t have high expectations from either. Both of them gave phenomenal performances, and I’ve been digging into their respective back catalogues on Spotify ever since. While Tom Odell already has three albums under his belt, his namesake is just getting started, with his debut album coming out in April. Good things are surely in store for the young singer-songwriter.”

Hence, it’s not surprising his top tunes for February were inspired by seeing them in action:



If you’re curious what else made it to our headphones this past February, worry no more. Here’s the full playlist for you to enjoy:


Some great tunes heard around the office are included 🙂 

Don’t forget to let us know in a comment below about the tunes that made it to your headphones in February. 

As a bonus, we’ll leave you with this great track from the lovely @rgmk2spotify:track:3oBbsA0Etxg0doF0b4nrd0

And that’s a wrap. See you all next month!

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March 8, 2019 : new albums worth a listen

FOALS CHILDREN OF BODOM Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Hexed (Deluxe Vesion) Origin : Oxford, England Origin : Espoo, Finland Genre : Alternative Rock Genre : Power Metal

==> Fifth studio album by the British band, and 1st part of a serie of 2 albums. The second part will be released in September 2019.

==> Tenth studio album by the Finnish melodic metal band formed in 1993. It’s the first album to feature guitarist Daniel Freyberg since he became a member of the band in 2016.     ZEBRAHEAD THE COATHANGERS Brain Invaders The Devil You Know Origin : La Habra, California, USA Origin : Atlanta, Georgia, USA Genre : Punk Rock Genre : Indie Rock, Punk Rpck

==> Thirteenth studio album by the Californian band formed in 1995. Released in Japan before the rest of the world, it’s the first album to be self-released outside of Japan.

==> Sixth studio album, released via Suicide Squeeze Records, by the American band formed in 2006. Recorded at Valentine Studios in Hollywood, the album was produced, recorded and mixed by Nic Jodoin, who produced the band’s previous album, Nosebleed Weekend.     STELLA DONNELLY JAMES MORRISON Beware of the Dogs You’re Stronger Than You Know Origin : Perth, Australia Origin : Rugby, England Genre : Indie Folk/Rock, Folk/Pop Genre : Indie Soul/Folk/Pop

==> Brilliant debut album by the Australian musician, singer-songwriter, active since 2016. “Stella Donnelly is a young songwriter with a knack for wrapping unapologetic, brutally honest lyrics with a soaring lullaby to mesmeric effect.” (from artist bandcamp)

==> Fifth studio album by the Bristish guitarist, singer-songwriter, influenced in his childhood by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Van Morrison and Al Green.

    CAMP CLAUDE NICK WATERHOUSE Double Dreaming Nick Waterhouse Origin : Paris, France Origin : Los Angeles, California, USA Genre : Indie Electro Pop Genre : Soul, Rhythm and Blues

==> Brilliant second studio album by the trio formed in 2013 by Diane Sagnier (France),Mike Giffts (England) and Leo Hellden (Sweden).

==> Fourth studio album by the American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, active since 2002 and known for his “Roots” sound.     SASAMI AMANDA PALMER SASAMI There Will Be No Intermission Origin : Los Angeles, California, USA Origin : Boston, Massachusetts, USA Genre : Alternative Pop Genre : Cabaret Pop

==> Debut studio album by the American musician, singer-songwriter, released via Domino Recording. Graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, “Sasami Ashworth has been making music in almost every way possible for the last decade. Playing keys, bass, guitar within Cherry Glazerr and Dirt Dress, she has also been contributing vocal, string, and horn arrangements to studio albums by the likes of Vagabon, Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, and Hand Habits…” (from artist bandcamp)

==> Third solo studio album by the American singer, songwriter, musician, author, and performance artist who was the lead vocalist, pianist, lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls and one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn. This new album has been crowdfunded and recorded in collaboration with John Congleton.     Worth also to mention   Meat Puppets -- Dusty Notes


Justin Proffit -- L.A.’s Got Me Down


Ten Fé -- Future Perfect, Present Tense


Papooz -- Night Sketches


Leggy -- Let Me Know Your Moon


  If you want more, search also these artists having new albums   Dido / Sigrid / Indoor Pets / Aaron Taos / Patty Griffin / Alice Phoebe Lou / Townes Van Zandt / Kings Destroy / Hannah Georgas / Buckcherry / E.B. The Younger / Nate Young / M83 (soundtrack) / Helado Negro /  

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#MusicMonday Review – February 2019

For many years, I’ve used the hashtag #MusicMonday to share some music recommendations from up-and-coming artists. Always fresh, and always different, trying to look for trends before they become one. You can check last month’s review, or my 2018 My Year In Music to see some of my more recent posts.

Valentine’s month has come and gone, so let’s take a trip around the world for some highlights from February 2019:

Filipa -- Good Behavior

First stop: a tune that takes us to a place where a crush can be so strong that anything goes, and it’s OK.


Maggie Cassidy -- Guide Me

“looking out for one another through tough times… the experience of growing up, the struggles of that, and how all we can really do is look after one another… we’re the only angels you can depend on.”


Press Club -- My Body’s Changing

But in love things not always go as planned. From Melbourne, Australia, we get some indie rock about the determination of moving on, even when the pain of breaking up is almost unbearable.


Brit Daniels -- History

Our journey continues to Nashville, TN, with a pop piece about growing apart from your significant other, but still not letting go. In her own words:

“One of my friends experiences helped inspire the idea behind the song… It’s like they had been together for so long that they were scared of what it would be like to not have each other. It was a comfortability thing but nothing was working… the only thing keeping you with someone is the history between you two.”


SOAK -- Valentine Shmalentine

Finally, from , the song that describes how love sometimes gets us lost in our own feelings.


Love comes in many different shapes and forms, and there’s nothing better than music to relate to all of them. If a song makes you remember a feeling, a person, or a place, it’s because music creates an emotional connection that can last forever.

Listen to them and much more on the Playlist


See you next month!

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March 15, 2019 : new albums worth a listen

THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA THE COMET IS COMING To Believe Trust In The LifeForce Of The Deep Mystery Origin : London, England Origin : London, England Genre : Cinematic, Nu Jazz, Downtempo Genre : Nu Jazz, Psychedelic

==> Fifth studio album by the British group, released through Ninja Tune and Domino Recording. It’s the first album in 10 years, including collaborations with Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Tawiah, Grey Reverend, Heidi Vogel and Dorian Concept.

==> Second studio album, released via the legendary label Impulse! Records by the British band formed in 2013.     THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE KAREN O, DANGER MOUSE The Brian Jonestown Massacre Lux Prima Origin : San Francisco, California, USA Origin : USA Genre : Psychedelic Rock Genre : Alternative Pop

==> Eighteenth studio album by the American band formed in 1990 and led by American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Anton Newcombe.

==> Brillant collaboration involving American singer, songwriter Karen O (Lead vocalist of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and American musician, songwriter and record producer, Danger Mouse.     STEPHEN MALKMUS CHAI Groove Denied PUNK Origin : Stockton, California, USA Origin : Nagoya, Japan Genre : Art Rock, Indie Rock Genre : Experimental Punk

==> Released via Matador records and featuring Malkmus on all the instruments, production and engineering, this first album without his band The Jicks, has been in the work for 12 to 13 years.

==> Second studio album, released via Burger records, by the Japanese four piece all girls band formed in 2012 by twin sisters Mana and Kana, alongside Yuna and Yuki. They are all from Nagoya, and were in the same class at high school.

    BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH OVER THE RHINE Gratitude Love & Revelation Origin : York, England Origin : Cincinatti, Ohio, USA Genre : Indie Folk Pop Genre : Americana, Indie Folk

==> Delicate third studio album by the British singer-songwriter, active since 2006.

==> New album by the American band formed in 1989, and the core of which is the husband-and-wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist.     JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR CZARFACE Reckless Heart Czarface Meets Ghostface Origin :Wednesbury, England Origin : USA Genre : Blues / Rock, Roots Genre : Instrumental Hip Hop

==> Sixth studio album by the British guitarist and singer, discovered at 16 by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and inspired in her early teens by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Jimi Hendrix.

==> Collaborative studio album by American hip hop supergroup Czarface and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. Released via Silver Age, the album features guest appearances from Kendra Morris.     Worth also to mention   Angel Du$t -- Pretty Buff


The Faint -- Egowerk


Blaqk Audio -- Only Things We Love


Nanami Ozone -- NO


Snarky Puppy -- Immigrance


  If you want more, search also these artists having new albums   Huntly / Infinite Bisous / Sophie Ellis-Baxtor / Dis Fig / Turning Jewels Into Water / Matmos / Zacari / Los Bastardos Finlandeses / Tom Russell / Greyson Chance / Dizzy Wright / Seakawks / Todd Snider / Fallujah / Arrel Arrel / Finn Andrews / Duster / Sanna Hansson & The Swatchmen / Elizabeth Colour Wheel / Lucille Furs / Seven Shadows / Shy FX /  

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10 New Indie Songs For You This Week

This selection is updated each Wednesday and is very carefully handpicked, after hours of listening, among hundreds of songs added this past week on Spotify.

Always keep in mind : for Music as for anything else, always quality before quantity.

April 17, 2019

10 new indie songs worth a listen selected for you this past week.


The Raconteurs


Melissa Etheridge

Hey Gip (Dig the Slowness) The Medicine Show
Origin : Detroit, Michigan, USA Origin : Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

Genre : Alternative Rock, Garage Rock

Genre : Country Rock, Roots Rock


Psychedelic Porn



Bill’s Mandolin Boys In The Better Land
Origin : Perth, Australia Origin : Dublin, Ireland
Genre : Psychedelic Rock Genre : Alternative Rock


Teenage Dads


Courtney Barnett

Parking Ticket Everybody Here Hates You
Origin : Mount Eliza/Frankston, Australia Origin : Sydney, Australia
Genre : Psychedelic Rock, Dream Pop Genre : Alternative Rock


Silversun Pickups


The Leisure Society

It Doesn’t Matter Why Best Of A Drum
Origin : Los Angeles, California, USA Origin : Brighton / London, England
Genre : Alternative Rock Genre : Alternative Folk / Pop / Rock


Glen Hansard


Johnny Lloyd

The Closing Door I Need Help
Origin : Dublin, Ireland Origin : London, UK
Genre : Indie Folk, Folk Rock Genre : Indie Folk

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March 2019 Ideas Review

Hello guys,

I’m a ComSci student and I made a web app for my final year project that recommends a playlist according to the user’s captured facial expression (powered by a machine-learning model). So for instance, when the user smiles at the camera/webcam, the system will then predict that their current mood is happy and the app will display a list of tracks according to the track attributes matching the happy mood.

The main goal of this project is to provide a supplementary approach for accessibility in music applications and initiate convenience for users where promptly deciding to browse or search for a playlist can be mitigated with a feature utilizing the state-of-the-art technologies.

I’m curious to know whether this type of feature can be regarded by the developers/ end-users so give me a shoutout if you’re down with this kind of groundbreaking proposal!

The technologies used are: Python, ReactJS, Flask, and ofc Spotify API.

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