Marina Makes a Welcome Return to the Mess That's America

It's been 84 years, or at least a small handful, since Marina Diamandis - heretofore known as Marina & The Diamonds, henceforward simply Marina - graced a U.S. stage. If memory serves correctly (or, well, Billboard telling me so), the last time she performed stateside was during the final few shows…


'The Venus Project: Vol 1': Georgia Nott, of BROODS, Is Tired of Being the Only Woman in the Room

Georgia Nott, one-half of brother-sister duo BROODS, is breaking up the boys club. Allow this guy to mansplain. (Also: consider this less of an Introduucing, and more of a Reintroduucing.) After years of touring and recording as BROODS, Georgia noticed that she was often stuck in an exclusively…


'WILD': Troye Sivan Affirms His Potential To Be A Pop Star (And A Gay Icon)

Every time I write about Troye Sivan, I feel the immediate need to point out that while he is indeed Internet Famous, he's not your typical YouTuber. There's a certain, uh, stigma that comes along with the gig: After all, plenty of the popular ones are buoyed by a bright smile and an agreeable…


"Mother & Father": Broods Delivers An Emotional Punch In The Face

Broods. Broods. BROODS. Ever since the premiere of the New Zealand brother-sister duo's gloomy "Bridges" late last year, the two have only continued to impress, from "Never Gone Change" all the way up to their eponymous debut EP — which also just happened to be the first brilliant EP of 2014. And…


Broods, 'Broods EP': The First Brilliant EP of 2014

As it turns out, Broods isn't always brooding. In fact, they're often quite drunk in love. If you've not already been following along for the ride, the New Zealand-based brother-sister duo began making waves across the blogosphere late last year with their moody debut, "Bridges." They continued to…


MuuMuse’s Most Anticipated of 2014 (Part One!)

Congratulations: If you're reading this, you've successfully survived 2013. It's now time to stop with the intensely critical thinkpieces about ARTPOP, the lingering Britney Jean angst and the blasting of those fuckin' Bangerz (and please, let us never see the word "twerk" again in 2014). It's a…


Broods Gets Broodier With "Never Gonna Change"

Broods! In case you missed 'em the first time around with "Bridges" back in November (still so good!), here's your second chance to get familiar with the rising New Zealand-bred brother-sister act. (Oh God, Caleb's still so hot too.) The burgeoning duo's just returned to us in 2014 with a new…


Introduucing...BROODS!

Meet New Zealand duo, BROODS. I know — so hot, right? But #ItGetsBetter: The music's seriously good, too. "Bridges" is a song produced by Joel Little, who also helmed a little album called Pure Heroine by a certain 17-year-old fellow kiwi named Lorde. As a result, the production is similar to…