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 ‚Äúsitting somewhere between real and synthetic‚Ä̬†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 ‚Äď ‘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. ‚ÄėHuman’ 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