Everything by She Lies

Berlin-based disco wave group She Lies, before starting to record their no wave-inspired music, they shared their musical inspiration and ideas while living together in an apartment.

The band is composed of Anni on vocals and guitar, together with her childhood friend ele, on synths and samplers, and Michel who is also part of the band Rework and head of their label exlove.

Their rhythms are intensely wild and progress into synth-driven krautwave pieces that are complemented by memorable girl vocals and noisy guitars.

The group's new EP Everything was recorded in Berlin and Stuttgart, and mentions inspiration from Depeche Mode and New Order, as it is clearly evidenced in the propulsive title track.

She Lies

exlove records

The Man In Black by Kill Your Boyfriend

Kill Your Boyfriend, a two-piece band from Treviso, Italy, will release their fourth album, "Voodoo," on October 14 through Sister 9 Recordings (Europe), Little Cloud Records (North America), and Shyrec (Itay). The second single from their brand-new LP is titled The Man In Black. The new album comes after Killadelica, where Kill Your Boyfriend perfected their debut signature sound. It bridges the gap between the modern Psych-Nouveau movement and the semi-obscure, yet, enchanting tradition of Veneto's Post-Punk (Death In Venice, Evabraun, Pyramids, etc.).

The band describe: “Like the whole A-side of the record, the song takes inspiration from Micheal Ventura’s essay “Hear the Long Snake Moan”. The song tells of an unlikely pact with the devil and the loneliness that certain choices lead you to live. In the video accompanying the release of the song we tried to interpret these concepts: in order to achieve his goals and driven by a strong passion, the protagonist is also willing to sell his soul but the result is to live a parable that leads then to a solitary life, denying the implications of the choice made until the end.”

Kill Your Boyfriend embraces the classic rock 'n' roll side of their underground artistic expression and prepares a well-planned and ambitious album that feels thrilling from its early examples.

Kill Your Boyfriend
Video directed by Kill Your Boyfriend

Sister 9 Recordings

Little Cloud Records

Drowning by Modern Stars

Italian neo-psychedelic rock group Modern Stars are composed of Andrea Merolle, Barbara Margani, and Andrea Sperduti. Barbara is a lyric soprano, and both Andreas have played in a number of underground bands for a while. Modern Stars will release their third studio album Space Trips For The Masses on November 11th, 2022 via Little Cloud Records.

It comes after their sophomore album PsychIndustrial (2021), which is released by the Italian label Miacameretta Records, and their debut album Silver Needles (2020). The upcoming film My Soul Summer, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival, also features music by Modern Stars.

Shoegaze and krautrock, enhanced with contemporary electronic elements are the main components of the band's sound. Describing their own music, Modern Stars say: "we want our records to sound like a journey, not just a collage of songs".

The first single from their new concept album, Drowning, is positioned halfway through the narrative when a space traveler realizes that there is no turning back from its destiny. The song's nocturnal atmosphere impacts the accompanying video, evoking the personal sense of oppression that results from having to conform to the societal expectations of the modern age.

Modern Stars
Video directed by Andrea Sperduti

Little Cloud Records