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Ginger Beer Test #3: J.Gasco

Design: Bottle with a light blue label featuring an drawing of a half-man-half-rooster creature.

Taste: It claims to be made “using the best Italian stuff”. It contains lime juice, so it’s a little bit sweet, but there is still a distinct ginger note. Not bad, but a little bit beige. 6/10

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Ginger Beer Test #1: Stoli

Design: It’s the only one I got that’s in a can rather than a bottle. It’s rather retro looking, but not in a nostalgic way.
Taste: It claims to contain “natural ginger” but still tastes a little bit artificial and too sweet for my liking (not sure if it’s the sugar or the lime juice they added).

At €0.99 for 250ml it was by far the cheapest of the bunch, but all in all a rather disappointing experience. 0/10

#12: Seni Görmem Imkansız 

Who are they?

A duo from Turkey. 

Why I like it
The rhythm is very driven and hypnotic (I love it when the drums are loud in the mix) and I enjoy the vocals. 

Staying Power

They don’t seem to be active anymore, but one of the two members, Gaye Su Akyol has an interesting solo project. 

Listen for yourselves

Listen to Cok mutlusun by SeniGormemImkansiz #np on #SoundCloud

[youtube https://youtu.be/vrK8tvtEyG0] 

#9: Vaadat Charigim

Who are they?
A shoegaze trio from Israel. Their latest album came out last year and is called Sinking as a Stone.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Shoegaze is a genre I enjoy quite a bit, so obviously I like this take on it too. It’s very summery and probably cool to see live.
Their lyrics are in Hebrew, but some of them are explained here by their singer/guitarist.

Staying Power
I’ll probably listen to their latest album.

Listen for yourselves

#8: Irene Diaz

Who is she?
An singersongwriter from LA who so far has released a couple of EPs and working on her first album.
Offical Website

Why I like it
She has a very beautiful bluesy voice who writes diverse and often genre hopping songs.

Staying Power
Yes, I hope her first album will be released soon!

Listen for yourselves

#7: PWR BTTM

Who are they?
A genderqueer punkband from the USA. Their first record, Ugly Cheeries, was released last year.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Very punky and catchy with humrous lyrics. Both members also have a great fashion sense!

Staying Power
Probably, I am keen on listening to more of their stuff!

Listen for yourselves