Because European music doesn’t thankfully reduces itself to Eurovision, here are some nice pieces worth a listen :
Donkeyboy is a Norwaygian pop band, formed nine years ago. Composed of 5 musicans (Cato, Kent Peter, Thomas, Tom and Alexander, Donkeyboy were signed to Warner Music after an employee came across their music on MySpace.
They released 2 albums and their last single “Crazy Something Normal” came out this year.
Diego Miranda is a Portuguese DJ. He is part of the Portuguese electro/scene that emerged in the Iberian country after what was called the “Underground Sound of Lisbon”. In 2006 and 2007, he won the Best Newcomer DJ Awards from the Portuguese magazine “Dance Club” and the website “Portugal Night”. He’s been the official MTV Portugal DJ since 2010.
Milk Inc. (previously known as Milk Incorporated and briefly known as La Vache in France) is a vocal trance Belgian band that formed in the commercial house-scene 1996. It is currently composed of Linda Mertens, Regi Penxten, Filip Vandueren. The band has released no less than 13 albums as of today, the last one Undercover in 2013 which was #1 in the band’s country for a while. The albums they released in the last 8 years curiously have curiously been more successful than their first albums.
Ewa Farna is a Polish pop rock singer born almost 21 years ago in the Czech Republic. She came to fame after being discovered by producer Lešek Wronka, whom she released her debut album with ; Měls mě vůbec rád in 2006. Ewa recorded most of her material in both czech and polish.
Delain is a Ducth symphonic metal band formed by former WithinTemptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels. Between 2006 and today, the band recorded and released 4 albums. The Human Contradiction came out last month. “All about the rock UK” magazine awarded it the mark of 8/10. After its release, this last album peaked #2 in the UK Rock Chart and it even entered the US Billboard 200 at #182. “April Rain” is a track of their second album of the same title, released 5 years ago.