A performance on the ESNS Festival will help kickstart many border breaking careers. Prove of that are another eight currently charting European artists, who have performed in recent years on the ESNS Festival: Norwegian pop singer Emma Steinbakken (#5), Irish indie band NewDad (#10), Dutch surf-pop act Goldkimono (#28), French soul singer Crystal Murray (#48), Belgian singer David Numwami (#55), Irish indie rock band The Clockworks (#57), Austrian indie band My Ugly Clementine (#58) and Dutch tropical beats band Yin Yin (#60).
But the stream of new European border breaking talent never stops, this month there are six new entries in the chart. Highest of those is Parisian dance trio Oden & Fatzo at #51. Their poppy tune Lauren (B1/Sony) travels well over the European airwaves and already catches fire in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland and the UK. The already mentioned Irish rock band Enola Gay comes in at #62, thanks to late-night airplay in Switzerland, Luxembourg and the UK for their self-released song Sofa Surfing. Their brand name refers to the name of the plane that dropped atomic bombs over Hiroshima in the second world war.
More indie sounds come at #71 from Irish band Sprints, whose How Does The Story Go (Nice Swan) is popular in Portugal, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and the UK. A big hit in North Macedonia comes from neighbouring Greece: Heavy Boys are two DJ’s whose dance-pop song Darlin’ (Panik) enters at #73, which is a remake of the 1972 release Darling by Dutch soft rock band Stories.
At #74, German pop singer Luna comes in, as her German-language pop is played in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg but also in The Netherlands. Her most popular song is Verlierer (Sony), which means ‘loser’. Finally, yet another Irish newcomer at #75: pop singer April, thanks to airplay in Switzerland, Germany and the UK for Watching You Disappear (Vision).