Passport Approved Top 10:

1) THESE REIGNING DAYS - "Thrones" (Unsigned, UK)
2) VILLAINETTES - "Death Notice" (Unsigned, Australia)
3) MICHAEL SCHULTE - "The Maze" (WVG, Germany)
4) BUFFALO SUNN - "By Your Side" (Reekus Records, UK)
5) GAVIN JAMES"Remember Me" (Believe Records, Ireland)
6) MANFRED KIDD - "Lights" (Unsigned, Sweden)
7) THE LULU RAES - "The Way Life Runs" (Unsigned, Australia)
8) THE BLUE VAN - "Illusion" (Iceberg, Denmark)
9) STICKY FINGERS - "Just For You" (Sureshaker, Australia)
10) COASTS - "Oceans" (Tidalwave Recordings, UK)



Artist Of The Week

Combining an inventive mixture of groovy indie-pop, blues and Rock & Roll is Iceland’s Kaleo. Formed just 18 months ago, members Jökull Júlíusson (vocals/guitar), Davíđ Antonsson (drums/vocals), Daníel Ćgir Kristjánsson (bass) and Rubin Pollock (lead guitar) have experienced considerable success and earned quite the buzz in the Icelandic musical landscape. Last year’s single “Vor í Vaglaskógi” helped ignite their fire and since then, they've had three No.1 hit singles in Iceland. Their self-titled debut album peaked at No.1 and they were nominated in every possible category at the Icelandic Listeners Awards, where they won for Best Singer, Newcomer of the Year and Best Album. They also won the Best Newcomer Award at the Icelandic Music Awards, solidifying their connection with the fans in Iceland. Kaleo have performed at a number of festivals, signed with the Sena record label and have received airplay support on multiple radio stations and are currently being courted by numerous labels and publishers.