The first is “Pleasure & Consequence” by City Calm Down, a four-piece band from Melbourne Australia. They focus on live performances, rather than studio releases. Because we are on a different continent, we will have to take the word of others that City Calm Down presents a can’t-miss show. But the praise seems to be unanimous. The live shows utilize samplers, synthesizers, sequencers, and drum modules, in addition to the standard instruments.
“Pleasure & Consequence” by City Calm Down (SEPTEMBER UPDATE - UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SONG IS NO LONGER BEING OFFERED AS A FREE DOWNLOAD).
Bonus - “Stay” by City Calm Down
The U.S. entry to the post is Work Drugs, with their song “Sunset on High Street.” Work Drugs is based in Philadelphia. They identify their genre as Sedative Wave, Smooth-fi. The frontmen are Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana, but the on-stage members also include “Mr. Kansas City,” Jonas Ohh and Katie Nicks.
“Sunset on High Street” by Work Drugs
Appropriately enough, the next visit is with “Visitors,” which is a song of a band from Moscow. It’s difficult to find anything about the band that is understandable to those of us who cannot venture outside the English language. So, their music will have to present the argument for the band.
In reality, this is a repeat of the continent. But unlike Russia, Germany is entirely in Europe. ABBY is a four-piece band based in Berlin. Of the four bands in this post, ABBY has gained the most attention. The band has been invited to a number of festivals and currently has a song within a movie.
Unfortunately, this one is not a free download. But it is recommended.