Kelsey Lu is a North Carolinian cellist and singer/songwriter who has just released an EP (Church) of orchestrally-arranged ambient folk music on True Panther. Comparisons to Alice Coltrane and Bat For Lashes, Lu’s music leans into the avant-garde spectrum yet she has collaborated with artists in the field of pop and R&B like Blood Orange,… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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One of my highlights of Glasto this year was King Krule’s set on the Park stage. Having followed the kid for a few years now, it was great to hear Archy Marshall’s rasp in real life especially as it was backed by a band of his peers who were an able match for his nuanced… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2013

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Calypso electronic pop band Tanlines were one of my favourite musical discoveries of 2010. Their Settings EP was a constant, ‘Real Life’ is still regularly played at DJ sets and a subsequent collection of material Volume On tied up their recordings so far into a two disc collection. Great news for me today so. Tanlines… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2012

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The second track debuted from King Krule’s new True Panther-released EP (‘The Noose Of Jah City’ post is here), ‘Portrait in Black & Blue’ finds Archy Marshall again sounding older than his 17 years. The EP is out next week. Hear previous songs released as Zoo Kid at Bandcamp. King Krule- Portrait In Black and… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2011

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He’s only bloody 17 but Archy Marshall has already undergone a name change from Zoo Kid who I introduced earlier in the year to King Krule. He’s also signed up with True Panther and releases a new self-titled EP on November 8th. The gravelly-voiced swaggering teenager channelling Elvis Costello and Jamie T vibe is still… Read more »

Posted on October 7th, 2011

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delorean

Spain’s Delorean made an impression with the people I know who saw them at SXSW and rightly so judging by ‘Stay Close”. The band’s sound is nostalgic Mediterranean dance jams coloured with piano and evocative harmonies. Take ‘Seasun’ for example – a hypnotic piano-led tune that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the soundtrack… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2010

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