Ieva Irbina Talks Organising Festivals In The ‘New Normal’
'CAN! BE!' Festival organiser Ieva Irbina talks the upcoming festival and its lineup, the process of organising events in the 'new normal' as well as being the spokesperson for the Event and Entertainment Industry in Latvia during the Pandemic and future of events as such.
The Choral Music Opus ‘Overwhelmed On The Shore’ Premiere
The choral music opus by Kristaps Krievkalns and Kārlis Kazāks “Overwhelmed on the Shore” (LV – “Krastā saviļņots”) premiered on Saulkrasti beach.
The Boondocks Trade Indie-Rock For Punk
The Boondocks‘ new single “Whatever You Said Went Over My Head” signals the beginning of a new chapter in the indie band’s discography.
Andreas Poom Joins 'Smuuv Records' and Releases 'Coffee Shop'
Estonian artist Andreas Poom has started a partnership with Smuuv Records and releases a new single "Coffee Shop".
Antidote. – New Culture Waves Through Electronic Music Scene From Lithuania
Vilnius witnessed a unique moment in history when the 17th-century bell tower of the Church of St. Johns became illuminated with vibrant colors of electronic music delivered by the elegant and passionate artist Akvilina.
Estonian ‘Ouu’ Release A Single ‘Caramel Park’
OUU released a single “Caramel Park” from their new album “Saint Frotée“.
“It’s a song where George Orwell meets rock & roll”
Estonian Rock Band 'Dramamama' Release New Single
New single “Head Above The Water” (released on July 12) is the second single from a new record due to be released late 2021 and features a new lineup with Jörgen Pakkas on guitar and a Finnish drummer Jeremia Kangas on drums.
Ovum Released The Second Taran & Lomov EP
After their Ovum Recordings debut last August the Latvian production and DJ duo Taran & Lomov makes a return to the legendary imprint this July.
Lexsoul Dancemachine Digitally Release ‘Pump Up The Jam’
It is the first ever cover song by the Estonian funk band that has been releasing original music for 7 years.
Second Osokin’s Music Festival Takes Place Already This Week
The second “Osokin’s Freedom Festival @152” will take place in Riga from July 7 to 11, during which favorite Latvian artists will perform in nine concerts with special concert programs.
Sume Festival In Tallinn, July 2-3
This Friday & Saturday, from July 2 – 3, the SUME Festival will finally take place in Tallinn, Estonia!
Music Festival ‘Enkurfests’ Returns With Its Second Edition
The second edition of “Enkurfests”, currently the only city-based music festival in Riga, Latvia, takes place on Saturday, July 10th.
Estonia’s Most Exciting Culture Festival Võnge Already This Weekend, July 2-3
Despite the strange times, the traveling cultural festival Võnge will be taking place this summer on the 2nd and 3rd of July in the Terva Parish, Soglemegi, at the location of the future Mulgi Adventure Center.
Latvian Singer And Songwriter Taurud Releases New Single
After a successful start last year ‘Taurud’ continues his journey and has a new exciting release.
Positivus Festival Postponed To 2022
Once again, summer without Positivus festival. Due to the lasting Covid-19 pandemic, the festival still cannot take place in 2021.
I found a note from 5 years ago with questions I wanted to ask to my future self”
Latvian-Dutch Singer Annna Releases New Summer-Vibe Single
Five years ago, the 21 year old ANNNA wrote down 10 questions to her future self.
Jake Bugg Will Perform In The Palladium Riga Concert Hall In 2022
Sold out concerts, prestigious nominations, countless No. 1 hits, and here he will be, for the first time in Latvia, on May 6 next year, English musician Jake Bugg will perform in the Palladium concert hall.
Ed Sheeran Releases His Brand-New Single And Video ‘Bad Habits’
Ed Sheeran officially returns with his new single ‘Bad Habits’ , which is joined by the Dave Meyers-directed official video
Rabenau and Katrina Gupalo Release A Psychedelic Music Video
Electronical music producer Reinis Rabenau and singer Katrina Gupalo have teamed up to create a mind-bending new music video for the electropop single “I Can I Can I Can”.
Maisie Peters Signs To Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records
Maisie Peters is thrilled to announce that she has signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, and will be releasing her debut album, ‘You Signed Up For This’, on August 27 (pre-order here).
Pink Fluids Releases Song ‘Salty Beaches’
he new psychedelic rock band “Pink Fluids” release their song “Salty Beaches” along with a video clip. This is the first single from the upcoming album “A Quick One Before The Mantis Gets You”.
Latvian Singer Estere Releases Her Debut Single
In the beginning of June young Latvian singer ESTERE (Estere Tauriņa) presented her debut single “Viena diena bez Tevis” (“One Day Without You”). The song is a favorite of the singer, created in a summer mood, and could be compared to warm summer evenings and nostalgic memories of the people whom they were once spent with.
Lithuanian Pop Superstar Monique Releases New Single
Lithuanian pop princess singer-songwriter Monique released her new single “Friends”. Monique has also shared an official 70s style inspired companion music video for the song. This single marks Monique’s debut with Warner Music Baltics.
Latvian Musician Reinis Jaunais Invites To Enjoy ‘Dance Epidemic’
Reinis Jaunais, together with featuring artists, released a new music video for their song Dance Epidemic. The video is directed by Reinis’ wife Laima Jaunā. Reinis describes the filming process: ”It was lots of fun filming and walking around various places and different hoods in Riga
Riga International Film Festival Announces The First Films
The eighth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will take place on 14-24 October this year. The festival invites audiences and filmmakers to a carefully curated selection of exceptional and current films, and continues to enhance the northern European cultural space by developing an internationally recognised cinema event in Latvia.
The Band ‘Sudden Lights’ Release A Joint Single With The Singer ANNNA
Sudden Lights, in collaboration with singer ANNNA, have remotely created the song “Aizņem man vietu” (ENG – “Save space for me”) which is now being released as a single. The indie and electro-pop style song is about friendship for which distance is not an obstacle.
I am proud of how many wonderful Latvian musicians have been nominated for this award, which once again proves that Latvia is truly a world music superpower!
Pianist Andrejs Osokins Nominated For The Prestigious German Classical Music Award
On June 4 the nominees for the prestigious German classical music recording award Opus Klassik were announced, among which Latvian pianist Andrejs Osokins had four nominations.
Meet The Young Estonian Talent – Karl Killing
Estonian artist’s Karl Killing‘s latest song “powerless”, released on June 4, is the debut of the musician within Warner Music Baltics.
Estonian ‘Gram-Of-Fun’ Release New Single ‘Halo’
Gram-Of-Fun featuring HUEBYE “Halo” is about maintaining loving communication in the final stages of a relationship. The title of the song emphasizes the desire to end the relationship while maintaining good energy between the partners even if the relationship doesn’t last.
Estonian ‘Band Of The Year’ Lexsoul Dancemachine Release A Funky Cover
The 6-member funk and soul group Lexsoul Dancemachine released their take on the 90s hit single “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic accompanied with a live video. It is the first ever cover song by the Estonian funk band that has been releasing original music for 7 years.