Groover Playlist 186 | Come In From The Cold (Part 1)

Gelatine Turner, Tiny Mess, Ben Blutzukker and more artists you deserve to hear.


Gelatine Turner are speechless, Tiny Mess welcomes you home, Ben Blutzukker came to play and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 200 playlist HERE, or listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, go HERE. But first, settle in for these tunes:


Gelatine Turner | Je Ne Trouve Pas Let Mots

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Art-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “At the same time sensitive and burning, deep and ethereal, Je Ne Trouve Pas Le Mots (I Can’t Find The Words) closes the album L’Oubli de L’Aurore, released at the beginning of the year. In this song, the duo Gélatine Turner explore a certain form of ageless loneliness: “I don’t have eloquence, but other aptitudes / if they have arrogance, I will have altitude.” The words of Romain Audoynaud are carried here by a production by his brother Pierre, mixing acoustic and experimental music. And the result is a vaporous and poetic piece that we could, if we were looking for references, place somewhere between Manset and Fennesz.”

Tiny Mess | Home

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-R&B.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Trained as a classical musician, Tiny Mess was a flutist and a pianist before she set sail as a singer-songwriter. Based in Paris, this French-Canadian artist has created a path for herself, evolving from acoustic, folk and jazz colors to a more produced and full aesthetic, embracing neo-soul, R&B, and experimental pop. Midway between melancholic folk and more produced and pop influences, Home was crafted with the simplicity of an acoustic approach, built up through a rich and dancing arrangement. It is a ballad revisiting childhood love.”

Ben Blutzukker | Son Of A Gun

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Metal.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I love Lego bricks. I love heavy metal. So why not combine? #BrickMetal. All instruments, vocals and stop-motion video are made by a one-man army!”

Judy | No Time

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Of French origin, Judy (real name: Julie Dreano) released her very first track Candy (a Paolo Nutini cover) in the summer of 2021. Now she is debuting her own songs. Influenced by ’70s rock, country, blues, and folk, Judy arrives equipped with a particular timbre of voice and her guitar.”

Thomas Deed | New Star Rising

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Country-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With Thomas Deed you will experience freedom, fun and a bit of melancholy. When you get into the V8 Mustang and turn up the radio, catchy blues-rock sounds from the speakers. Put it in first gear and you know what it’s all about: Stylish cars, handcrafted music, a charismatic voice, unique guitar solos along with authentic drums and bass. New Star Rising offers insight into his story, with a self-ironic wink at the many self-loving stars and starlets in the musical firmament. With a good dose of humor, this blues-rock song invites you into the passenger seat to spend the day on the road with the window open — followed by a whiskey in the evening.”

Zola | Olive Baby

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Zola is a 26-year-old singer songwriter hailing from San Francisco. Combining alt-pop and acoustic indie sounds with a soulful and breathy vocal delivery, Zola stands out as a unique genre-bending gem. Weaving between English and French language, her lyrics combine vivid descriptions with a social commentary that reflect both her mixed heritage and her social conscience. A garden, summer, the sun, closed eyes … this is what her new single evokes. Navigating between Lana Del Rey and Phoebe Bridgers, the young artist takes us far away on a deeply sweet track about new beginnings.”

Ra2z | Comme Papa

HOME BASE: France.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ra2z is a rapper from Grenoble with various influences. With Comme Papa, Ra2z is not afraid to explore the dark side of himself and of the human race. He lists the bad actions of his father and warns his companion by telling her that he has this part of him in his DNA. This brutal confession is carried by a heavy and dark instrumental drill that supports the fatalism of his writings. In the video, dancers perform scenes of domestic violence that the children will repeat later as a choreography. Ra2Z, in the middle, plays the role of narrator.”

Harvest Sound | Yahweh

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Reggae-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We are a missions group, church, and worshipping community that have been in the Christian music industry for 30 years. This song is a fun worship song about being protected by Yahweh.”

Sebastian Lightfoot | Pure

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Classical-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Pure, the latest single by instrumental artist Sebastian Lightfoot, is taken from his new album of the same name. It’s an  uplifting melodic pop / classical / film song for a broad audience.”

Rodeo FM | A Curse Undone

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Americana.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:A Curse Undone, Rodeo FM’s new single,  is the second song of new album Right Wing Planet, to be released in March 2023. It’s an epic tale of betrayal, loss and redemption and how things come together in the end. A 6:30 ballad reminiscent of Jason Isbell, Gov’t Mule or the mellow side of Chris Robinson, it also has some ’60s vibes thrown in. Some have even claimed to hear a little Pink Floyd in there.”

Julian Temple Band | Upsidedownbackwards

HOME BASE: New Zealand.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Upsidedownbackwards is the the title track to our 2012 album, which charted in the Top 10 here in NZ. The song also made the finals of the International Songwriting Competition, and placed in the top 10 in its category amid 20,000 entries, with judges like Tom Waits and Frank Black of Pixies. This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the album/song and we are reissuing it while working on a new album.”

Dandy Guts | Autour

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Far from trying to play the opportunist, Dandy Guts writes music that aims for variety and individuality, rejecting labels. His permanent quest for aesthetics is never far from that of meaning and life. The lyrics of his songs are rooted in a daily life which nevertheless remains more poetic than journalistic. Autour (Around) is a pop-rock song with nostalgic accents. An intimate and melancholic song, it evokes an emotional journey rich in colours and various emotions. It is part of a future album that is being built as it goes.”

Flashsonic | Stars

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Flashsonic is a young composer and recording artist. She developed her passion for classical music at a young age, playing piano and cello. Her instrumental music is created to inspire hope, harmony, tranquility and uplifting spirit in her listeners. Stars is her debut single. The melody is crafted to give listeners the vibes of calm, harmony, tranquility as well as uplifting. You can’t help but feeling a sense of positivity at the end of the song. The music is influenced by artists such as Yanni, Yiruma and Kevin Kern.”

Hisyde | Cold X-Mas

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Hisyde does it again with Cold X-Mas. The blazing new R&B / soul single weaves, funk & trap into a holiday festivity, but with an infusion of smooth grooves to have anyone vibing. Happy holidays!”

Toni Hertz & John Davis | Peace To The World

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Holiday.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “There are few voices as well known to ’80s music lovers as that of John Davis. The real vocalist behind Milli Vanilli, Davis died of Covid in 2021 in his adopted home of Nuremberg. A few years ago, he recorded the Christmas single Peace To The World with singer Toni Hertz. The message is more relevant today than ever. With the release of the newly mastered single for Christmas 2022, Hertz would like to commemorate Davis.”

Sarah Mansour | All I Want For Christmas Is You

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Mariah Carey’s hit All I Want For Christmas Is You is my go-to song for the holidays, so I decided to record it in my own way as a little gift. Fueled by R&B / Soul synths, this track embodies a sultry, sensual feeling, and I wanted to put my harmonic layers in the spotlight — just in time for Christmas celebrations and perfect for a cozy night in. Hope you blast it this holidays. Mery Christmas!”

Davia Schendel | Dream Of 1988 (ft. Max Havas)

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “If you could go back to any era, which one would you pick? My latest single Dream of 1988 meditates on that question. A smooth alt-pop song with jazz and soul elements, it harkens back to a variety of eras when romance was a necessity. Featured vocalist Max Havas and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief round out the arrangement to create an energy that integrate the sophisto and bedroom pop genres for a retro atmosphere.”

Polat | 30 Gram

HOME BASE: Turkey.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I share the facts of life with you in my first song. Become a partner in my success story. I made a dopamine, energetic song for you that shows who’s the real boss. I can compose any style you want. I will make you cry. I make you laugh. I’ll even drag you to war. This is my genetic ability from the days I was in the well as a result of seven years of captivity and no one loving me. What I want is solitude. I want to watch the world and compose on the 30th floor. Unlimited money. Stay with love companies. I am coming.”

Justine Et Les Météores | Paradoxe Écolo

HOME BASE: France.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Justine Et Les Météores’ brand of pop lights up the stream of meteoric frequencies. Paradoxe Écolo, their latest single, was produced by Olivier Visconti.”

Florian Brunner | Golden Age

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Florian Brunner is a composer of electronic music that explores the sounds and melodies. Virtual instruments have unleashed his creativity and he can express his vision like never before. His new single Golden Age is a followup to his Solar Lips EP. Golden Age is an epic, fantastic and powerful track that explores a new sound universe. With this track, Brunner unveils the new visual identity of his next creations.”

F.R.O.S.T. | Out Livin

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Dancehall.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Out Livin is a positive, fun-loving, summer song. No matter what you are doing, you can be Out Livin.”