Sonic Rade are a Swiss Pop trio with three albums under their belt: ‘Let It Out’ (2013); ‘Sideways’ (2016); and their brand new self titled album, ‘Sonic Rade’, released this year. Their music is high energy mixed with shades of melancholy, and their latest single, ‘Let’s Dream Tonight’, comes with a video which sees them head for the heart of New York City – Times Square.
Sinplus comprise brothers Ivan and Gabriel Broggini, and if you’re like me, you’ll remember them from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, where they represented their native Switzerland in the first semi final with the song, ‘Unbreakable’. But even if you’re not like me, you’ll nonetheless be impressed to know that Sinplus won an MTV Award as best Swiss Act, as well as a nomination for Best European Act. Sinplus’ latest single, ‘Dreams’, was released in April, and its radio friendly sound, with delightfully close sibling harmonies, should well see it played on radio stations across the UK and US.
Multi-faceted Amaris Wenceslas was born in The Netherlands in 1991 and grew up in Switzerland. A producer, singer, author and actress, she is behind Ámaris, and Geiko, a female electronic dance music project, who released their first album in 2014. Amaris released two albums in 2017, at the same time – ‘The Hollow’, for Geiko, and ‘Neon Colors’, her first step into a newer, poppier direction.
Although it’s still a good 7 months away, the selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest is well and truly underway. Trying out for Switzerland’s Open Selection is Yorkshire singer, Smashby, whose song, ‘Pharaoh’ is a rollicking pop song with a, surprise surprise, Middle Eastern feel about it.