Sunday, October 28, 2018


Photos by Petter Löfstedt

The enigmatic Galleriet - California based Swedish interdisciplinary artist and electronic musician, has recently self-released one of this year's most distinctive EPs "Send Me Your Daughter". Katharina Stenbeck, the visual artist behind the project, channels her work through soundscapes of synth-pop, experimental pop and electronica which happen to be right up my musical alley. "Senga" and "Signorelli" - two stand-out tracks among this captivating selection, float aurally between the cold synth waves of early Eurythmics and the avant-pop excursions of Róisín Murphy's "Hairless Toys" era. Pop Art à la 2018.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: "OVERTIME" + Top 15 Jessie Ware Club Diva Moments

The arrival of Jessie Ware's surprising new single "Overtime", the irresistibly anthemic, Bicep-produced club belter, inspired me to revisit this lesser-known side to the soul singer's repertoire. One of Britain's finest vocalists, Ware is prone to a sonic excursion into a more electronica-oriented territory. Through uptempo singles, classic remixes and stimulating collaborations, Jessie Ware spices up her impressive catalogue with club sounds, masterly balancing between UK Garage, various incarnations of house music, urban beats and drum'n'bass...

15 "Cruel (Klaves Remix)" (2015)

14 "No To Love (George Fitzgerald Remix)" (2012)

13 "Right Thing to Do" - SBTRKT feat. Jessie Ware (2011)

12 "Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)" (2012)

11 "Champagne Kisses (TCTS Remix)" (2015)

10 "Peppermint" - Julio Bashmore feat. Jessie Ware (2014)

9 "Alone (Toddla T Remix)" (2017)

"Nervous" - Jessie Ware & SBTRKT (2010)

"Wildest Moments (T. Williams Remix)" (2012)

"Imagine It Was Us" (2013)

"Midnight (Peggy Gou's After Midnight Mix)" (2017)

"Confess To Me" - Disclosure Feat Jessie Ware (2013)

3 "110%" (2012)

2 "Aaliyah" - Katy B feat. Jessie Ware (2012)

1 "Running (Disclosure Remix)" (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Every now and then, there comes an artist whose compatibility with my music taste seems almost suspicious. It was that aural fondness I immediately felt stumbling upon the Swiss artist Vendredi sur Mer for the very first time back in 2016 with her captivating electro POP recitation "La Femme à la Peau Bleue". What followed was Charline Mignot's debut EP "Marée Basse" which scored #2 among Top 20 Best EPs of 2017. Vendredi sur Mer beguiles with her half-whispered, half-sung sonic escapades into synth-pop and charmingly old-fashioned French Chanson. The melodies, the lavish arrangements, the artwork and the videos are a luxurious mixture of kitsch, glamour, erotica and camp. All en français!!! If this wasn't enough this Geneva-born chanteuse I am clearly quite obsessed with at the moment, has just returned with her most impressive work to date - the sumptuous "Écoute Chérie" a late but very viable contender for both 2018 Video and Song of the Year. I'm in love...

And here are Vendredi sur Mer's previous singles:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2018

Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Le Soleil Dans Le Monde" - Domenique Dumont (self-released)

24 (5) "Falling For You (Virginia Remix)" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka (Twirl)

23 (N) "Heat 1" - Shinichi Atobe (DDS)

22 (N) "Shotgun" - Sirens Of Lesbos (self-released)

21 (N) "Sex Paranoïa" - Goldilox (Room 108)

20 (N) "Topdown" - Channel Tres (GODMODE)

19 (N) "Irrelevant" - Abby Diamond (Majestic Casual Records)

18 (2) "Plaything" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

17 (N) "Ridiculous (Hard Ton Remix)" - Jessica 6 (Park Side Records)

16 (N) "Saint" - Blood Orange (Domino Recording)

15 (9) "When I'm With Him" - Empress Of (Terrible Records)

14 (N) "Petrol Blue" - Sink Ya Teeth (Hey Buffalo Records)

13 (4) "Like" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

12 (N) "Whitney" - Gavin Turek (self-released)

11 (1) "Give Me Life" - Midnight Magic (Soul Clap Records)

10 (N) "Nagasaki" - Nosowska (Kayax)

9 (N) "Never Saw It Coming" - Amy Douglas (DFA)

8 (N) "Good In You" - Seinabo Sey (Saraba AB/Universal)

7 (N) "One More" - Yaeji (self-released)

6 (N) "Westside" - Fatima (Eglo Records)

5 (N) "Can't Hang On" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

4 (N) "Maquillage" - Corine (Kwaidan Records)

3 (19) "La Marcheuse" - Christine & The Queens (Because Music)

2 (N) "Honey" - Robyn (Konichiwa Records)

1 (N) "Jacuzzi Rollercoaster" - Róisín Murphy feat. Ali Love (The Vinyl Factory)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


The ever so prolific Johnny Jewel and his muse Ida No, the pair behind the cult Glass Candy act have just shared their brand new song "Naked City" which had premiered earlier on today during Chanel Spring 2019 Collection fashion show. Italians Do It Better confirmed the long-anticipated track to be officially released in January 2019. This is Glass Candy's first new material since their hypnotising cover of Herb Alpert's "Rise" back in 2014 promising some more sweet surprises for all the Glass Candy devotees to follow next year...