Music from Ireland – Kodaline // Alternative Rock

Kodaline are an alternative rock quartet.  Originally known as 21 Demands, the band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single ‘Give Me A Minute’ topped the Irish Single Charts; becoming the first independently-released track to achieve the feat. In 2011 the band changed its name to Kodaline. Listen to their great song “Way Back When“:

Also listen to their song All I Want

Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.

Music from the US – Followed By Ghosts // Post Rock

Followed By Ghosts is an US-American post rock and progressive rock band from Waverly, Iowa. Have a listen to their nice piece “A New Dawn”:

Music from the UK – Hunter & The Bear // Folk Rock

This is one of the best songs I found in 2015 so far! Hunter & The Bear are a British folk rock group group lead by Jimmy Hunter and Will Irvine. Listen to their great catchy song “Forest On The Hill”:

Music from the US – Breaking Benjamin // Alternative Rock

Formed in 1998, Breaking Benjamin, or also known as Plan 9, the alternative rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania released four albums so far. Listen to their great piece “The Diary Of Jane”: