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

UNSIGNED: Molly’s Lipps – ‘Scars’

Hailing from the depths of East London, unsigned sextet Molly’s Lipps conjure up a mix of grunge guitar sounds, synths and shady vocals.  Molly’s Lipps do trippy, anthemic songs brilliantly, with more than a hint of retro 80’s rock.  London hipsters these guys may be (all clashing prints and ironic grandad shirts) but they have … 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

Bodies of Water – ‘One Hand Loves the Other’

The utterly mesmerising opening track to Bodies of Water’s new album ‘Twist Again’.  Carefully constructed and artfully considered, it tentatively meanders through a hazy cloud of delicate vocals and ambiguous lyrics.  Core band members David and Meredith feed off  one another throughout the track, recorded in their notorious self-constructed home studio, the end result is … Continue reading

Breton – ‘Pacemaker’ FREE DOWNLOAD

Having been recently signed to FatCat Records, Breton have now returned with this track ‘Pacemaker’. This follows a succesful year during which they received critical acclaim for their EP trilogy, as well as create videos for the likes of Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Flats, and put together remixed for bands such as Temper Trap, … Continue reading

Braids – ‘Lemonade’/’Plath Heart’

Today it’s another Canandian group that’s warming up our ear drums. Taken from their debut album ‘Native Speaker’ this double A side features the delicate soundscape that is ‘Lemonade‘. An ambient offering full of intense vocals and understated synths and percussian. ‘Plath Heart’ is the second offering on this joint release and is a gloriously … Continue reading

Suuns – ‘Pie IX’

This is the glitchy latest offering from art rockers Suuns. A chilling whisper of electro infused sobriety that manages to be ethereal and disconcerting in equal measure. Pie IX sums up the Montreal rockers perfectly showcasing their understanding of subtlety and expressionism with flickers of post-punk inflections.