Agnes Obel's pristine, delicate 2010 debut, Philharmonics, was an unexpected platinum-selling sensation in her home country of Denmark, and a hit throughout Europe. The sudden fame left her reeling, and on Aventine, the classically trained pianist/singer has tried to make sense of things. Accompanied mainly by a single cellist, she has created a quiet, watchful record - a response to having spent 18 months in "a blur" of touring.
Miriam Yeung displays two contrasting music styles in her 11th release, which includes the EPs Play It Loud and Kiss Me Soft. The carefree Kiss Me Soft includes "If Tokyo Isn't Happy" and "The Girl's Prayer," while the Play It Loud tracklist features uptempo rock jams such as "There's a Bad Girl" and "Fireworks."
Le Peuple de l'Herbe is a French band playing electronic music, afrobeat and dub.