Playlists on Spotify, hand-curated. I'm NOT a bot.

Punk • Shoegaze/ Dreampop • Indie-Rock/ Pop • Americana • Blues • Metalcore

Independent playlist curator supporting emerging bands that are under the radar. Free submissions form please see below. Current songs only.

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Requirements for adding songs to playlists are: 1. I must like the song ;-) - 2. The song must fit the playlist (year of release, genre, playlist description) - 3. Nothing beats attention: SHARE the playlists on which you are on all of your socials and add the playlists on which you are to your "artist playlists" on your Spotify profile. - 4. LIKE the playlist on you're on - 5. PLAY the playlist, help each other out, stream once a week or more if ylu like and get your streams up. No bots, no looping, just artists playing artists. A few times will help everyone! - 6. If you buy me a digital beer, that would be wonderful, but never a requirement (only for PR agencies), I pay for paid advertising on Instragram out of my own slim wallet, so support would always be helpful. It could also be a beer LIVE at one of your concerts in my area. I'm always thirsty... ;-) - 7. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!


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Hi, I curate a few playlists on Spotify. The goal is to support and make visible up-and-coming bands and artists that otherwise go under the radar. The genres of the playlists are punk and punkrock, sometimes spiced up with streetpunk, surfpunk, emo, grunge and hardcore from Canada, California, Australia, the Midwest, Italy or United Kingdom as well as female fronted punk and fantastic punk cover - covered in punk! Shoegaze and dreampop, sometimes spiced with noise, post-rock, grungegaze, heavygaze, instrumental shoegaze and instrumental postrock as well as from Turkey, California, Canada, Español, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria, Australia and New Zealand, Texas and Oklahoma, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England (UK, United Kingdom), Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, FYROM and Ukraine, France and Belgium, Greece, Washington and Oregon (Seattle and Portland), from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia (the Southeast), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin (the Midwest); Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philly, Pittsburth (the Northeast) and Africa, Tunesia, South Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Columbia, Spain, Venezuela, the Philippines (Filipino shoegaze). Metalcore from Germany and United Kingdom, related styles Melodic-Core, Melodycore, Post-Hardcore, Nu-Core and Modern Metal. Female Indie-Pop for artists under the radar. Female fronted Bluesrock, partly spiced with Rock'n Roll, Soul, Alt. Country or Hardrock. Americana and Canadian Americana, spiced with Alt. Country, Roots, Folkrock and Southern Rock, Indie-Rock from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, action-rock, Hardcore, female-fronted rock.  New Pop inspired by the Eighties (80s) with New Wave Electrop Pop, Synthwave, Synthpop, Retropop. New Dance-Pop with female lead singers and Dancecover of famous hits. All playlists are hand-curated, no automatism, no bots, no team (I do everything on my own), no paid content, no adding of songs for money, no inconsistent content: only current songs that matches the titles and the descriptions of the playlists (see Spotify) are included (as far as I know, subject to errors). Each song is listened to and only added to a playlist if I like it and it is suitable for a playlist. The artist profile and musical biography is read and listened to, each band and artist I follow on social media (if available) and mention them in story and posts with each update. The following applies to all playlists: One song per artist/band. The only exceptions are the artists/bands that are on the cover of the playlists. Proud member of Right Chord Music. For all efforts, I am grateful for a cold drink at buy me a beerI do paid advertising for the playlists on Instagram.


  • black market: First releases 1996/ 1998 - Re-Releases on BANDCAMP and all streaming platforms May 2023
  • Free Music Blog Submission by Right Chord Music
  • Playlist "Originals" - the surprising originals of very well-known cover versions

Playlists are: New British rock (New indie rock from UK) • New indie rock from Ireland (New Irish indie rock) • New punk from Australia • New British punk (new punk from UK) • New Punk from Canada • New Punk from California • New punk from Italy • New punk from the Midwest • Female fronted punk ("Straight Edge") • New indie rock/ punk from Germany & Austria • Actionrock turbocharged ("Black Lightning") • Female fronted rock • Female/ male 2-piece rock • Female indie pop ("Stroke it") • Female fronted blues • New americana ("Out of here") • Shoegaze Best 2024 ("Endless Dreamer") • Shoegaze under the radar ("Find Me") • Female/ male 2-piece shoegaze • Shoegaze by black artists • Lost shoegaze • Covered in shoegaze • Female fronted shoegaze • New heavy and or fast shoegaze • New instrumental shoegaze/ post-rock • Shoegaze from Africa • New shoegaze from Argentina • New shoegaze from Australia and New Zealand • New shoegaze from Brazil • New shoegaze from California • New shoegazefrom Canada • New shoegaze from Chile • New shoegaze from East Europe • New shoegaze from Spain ("Espanol") • New shoegaze from France and Belgium • New shoegaze from Germany and The Netherlands • New shoegaze from Greece • New shoegaze from Indonesia • New shoegaze from Italy • New shoegaze from Ireland • New shoegaze from Mexico • New shoegaze from the Midwest • New nordic shoegaze from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland • New shoegaze from New York • New shoegaze from the Northeast, US • New shoegaze from Pennsylvania • New shoegaze from Peru • New shoegaze from the Phillipines • New shoegaze from Scotland • New shoegaze from Seattle and Portland • New shoegaze from the Southeast • New shoegaze from Texas and Oklahoma • New shoegaze from Thailand • New shoegaze from Turkey • New shoegaze from the UK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) • New pop inspired by the 80s • New dance pop ("Chained to the rhythm") • Dance covers ("Forever Young") • Originals (Played first) • New metalcore from Germany and Austria • New metalcore from the UK