What do Nashville, New Orleans, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Athens have in common? Good music. And where there’s good music, there’s BalconyTV! As the name suggests, BalconyTV is a viral music show that features artists performing on balconies across the globe. This includes up-and-coming local acts, as well as established acts. Yes, we know what you’re thinking. A balcony isn’t the first place we associate with a gig or a live session either. But once you’ve watched a BalconyTV session, you know it works. Still don’t believe us? We know exactly how to change your mind! Here are 10 BalconyTV sessions you simply must watch:
Either Writer – Harder to Find (Johannesburg)
Either Writer’s BalconyTV session is simple and unpretentious. And isn’t that exactly what drew us to their music in their first place?
Ska Vengers – Double X (Delhi)
Stefan Kaye and co. bring a nearly unparalleled magic to their session. Trust us, ska music has never sounded this good!
L’orso – James Van Der Beek (Messina)
Though the title may lead you to believe that this is a Lonely Island-esque song, you’re going to be surprised when you press play!
Inigo – Constant Beat (Brisbane)
Very few songs efficiently combine elements of pop, jazz and hip-hop. Inigo’s Constant Beat is one of them!
Dakar Audio Club – Sossul Ma (Exeter)
Soulful yet groovy, this performance of Sossul Ma blends modern and traditional sounds in the most remarkable way!
FMLYBND – Young Wild (Los Angeles)
"We are young, wild and free" – Sounds like a vapid song on the radio, right? Wrong! The tune by FMLYBND is soul-pop at its finest!
About Wayne – Where No One Goes (Roma)
True to its name, this song by About Wayne will transport you far, far away to a blissful land where no one goes!
Bin-Jip – No Way Boy (Budapest)
Not many people associate electronic music with thoughtful lyrics and smart compositions. If you want to prove them wrong, this is the video for you.
Lights Out – Chamois (Cluj-Napoca)
Cluj-Napoca is a city straight out of a dream pop song. And what better background score than this track?
The Family Cheese – Blue & Pissed Off (Mumbai)
It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to some good ol’ lo-fi rock. This performance by The Family Cheese has certainly rocked our socks off!