Fyfe – ‘Solace’

Yet another faceless artist has emerged with a rather brilliant electronic-pop track.  We might  not yet know much about Fyfe, but what we do know is that debut release ‘Solace’ is a stripped-back, mournful sounding track littered with somber lyrics about rejection and loss.  Cheery stuff.  Nevertheless, its simplicity and clean tones are a winner and the … Continue reading

Sir Sly – ‘Gold’

The band behind much lauded single ‘Ghost’ have unveiled themselves as LA trio Sir Sly ahead of the release of a second track.  The follow-up is titled ‘Gold’ and much like their debut single, features a concoction of artful electronic textures but with a darker, harder edge.  Recorded, mixed and mastered at home by the … Continue reading

Bat For Lashes – ‘A Wall’

As a long term fan and possessor of a borderline-obsessive girl crush on Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, the announcement of their video release for single ‘A Wall’ sent me into an internet stalking frenzy.  The single is taken from latest album ‘The Haunted Man’, released in October is a typically enigmatic, synth-pop affair.  The video features … Continue reading

Deptford Goth – ‘Union’

Skulking around the alley ways of SE8 London, is a 28 year old producer known as the Deptford Goth.  A melancholy figure, whose music contains fragments of macabre undertones against vast graceful beats.  Describing his work as “sitting somewhere between real and synthetic” it’s easy to imagine the Deptford Goth himself treading a fine line between … Continue reading

Empress Of – ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Brooklyn’s Lorely Rodriguez introduces herself as a ‘project of sight and sound’ and intrigue in Rodriguez’s work is growing, following the release of anonymously uploaded ‘Colorminutes’ – a series of minute-long snippets of her songs, matched with a corresponding colour.  The ‘Colourminutes’ project proved to be a teasing precursor of what was to come, with … Continue reading

Purity Ring – ‘Obedear’

The first track from the anticipated Purity Ring debut album ‘Shrines’ (due out on 24th July from 4AD) is the dreamy ‘Obedear’.  There’s something in this song that reminds me of Grimes (another increasingly visible 4AD contender), perhaps it’s the ethereal little-girl vocals, but whatever it is, I’m seriously liking the current wave of future … Continue reading

Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Big Jet Plane’ (David Dann Remix)

LA based, hot-to-trot producer David Dann has reworked Aussie brother and sister pairing Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet Plane’, turning the track into an ethereal, electro track.  The indie guitars and melody lines of the original work have been mixed with house inspired nuances and synths, creating a hedonistic dance track that would sit … Continue reading

FREE DOWNLOAD: Grimes – ‘Genesis’

To celebrate her recent signing to 4AD, and ahead of her forthcoming album release on the 12th March, Claire ‘Grimes’ Boucher is giving away this excellent MP3 taster track ‘Genesis’ – think of it as a belated Christmas gift! A poignant piece of lo-fi singed, ethereal synth-pop, intertwined with the breathy, abstract vocals that make … Continue reading

Woman’s Hour – ‘Human’

This Kendal bred, London based four-piece produce transfixing soundscapes that combine haunting vocals with drawn out guitars and scratchy synths.  Their music is prevalent with influences taken from the last decade of indie and yet manages to avoid falling into the imitation trap. ‘Human’ is a minimalist and progressive track, stripped back to allow for … Continue reading

Tashaki Miyaki – ‘Tashaki Miyaki’ EP

Californian duo Tashaki Miyaki released their debut 4 track EP on the 31st October of this year. Following the release of a couple of covers, including their brilliantly shadowy version of the Everly Brother’s “All I Have to do is Dream”, the male-female pairing have released this eerie surf-pop collection of tracks through label The … Continue reading