MØ – ‘Glass’

We love a great Dane and this Copenhagen native is really rather brilliant. Karen ‘MØ’ Ørsted makes music with a distinctive mix of influences from electro, hip hop, indie and soul.  Latest single ‘Glass’ is a sauntering display of candied pop, lacerated with MØ’s acerbic views on growing up and moving on.  Synths shatter around lithe vocal melodies, … 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

Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share’

Glasgow trio Chvrches are back with follow-up single ‘The Mother We Share’, lead by the sweet-natured vocals of singer Lauren Mayberry this lyrical-electro power pop single soars through the air on a bed of dizzy keyboards and percussion claps.  The single follows equally resplendent debut offering ‘Lies’ and is out on 5 November via National … Continue reading

Joey Bada$$ – ‘Waves’

The official video for Joey Bada$$ track ‘Waves’ was dropped today.  The single, a forerunner from his mixtape ‘1999’, is trademark Badas$$.  A nostalgic vein runs through the album, with classic hip hop sentiment woven around each track and ‘Waves’ is a prominent example of the stripped down beats that characterise the Joey Bada$$ sound. … Continue reading

ILLLS – ‘Teeth’

Mississippi duo ILLLS create a specific blend of progressive, swampy anglo-american rock, complete with scuzzy overlay and post-punk references.  Ok look, they’re just really, really good! The highly anticipated ILLLS EP is due for release in June, but if you’re itching for a bit of action while you wait, here’s ‘Teeth’ fresh off the forthcoming … Continue reading

UNSIGNED: The Adamski Kid – ‘Mowgli’

East London songwriter/producer The Adamski Kid (formerly of now defunct synth-pop outfit Dirty Disco) has recently released ‘Mowgli’ from his own label B!tch! Cassettes, following support from radio heavyweights Tom Robinson and Larry Flick. ‘Mowgli’ is is an expedition in eccentricity, without veering too far into the abyss of overt craziness.  Offbeat and incredibly listenable, … 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

SBTRKT – ‘Atomic Peace’

This track, recorded in 2009, has just been uploaded to SoundCloud by the almightly SBTRKT, and it’s definitely a bit tasty…

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

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