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Louise Cunnane has started performing live as Blooms, so it seems a good time to release a track that is least hidden in the shadows. ‘Love’, the newest track from the London-based Irish singer features a throwback pop production from PNUT and Gil Lewis and will feature on Blooms’ second EP Still on her own… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2015

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Watch the video for Paddy Hanna’s ‘Camaraderie’

‘Camaraderie’, the B-side to Paddy Hanna’s excellent recent single ‘Austria’ is his most honest track to date a song that addresses being depressed. “Last summer I was crippled with depression, to the point where I was physically and mentally too sick to stand. I spent many weeks alone in my cottage growing ever more paranoid… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2015

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Jamie Smith has always been the xx’s weapon in the front view. He might be a shy boy, skulking in the background but the music he creates speaks for itself through its refined use of space and dynamics. On the second album from the xx, Co-Exist, you could feel the desire to self-express ready to… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Part One The Housemartins –  Caravan Of Love Jamie xx –  I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times (radio edit) Neon Indian –  Annie Disclosure ft. Gregory Porter  – Holding On (Radio… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2015

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Watch Alessia Cara’s party-stopping video for the Portishead-sampling ‘Here’

‘Here’, the brilliant Alessia Cara track which flips Isaac Hayes/Portishead/Tricky on a song about being anywhere but a party has a video that closely follows the song’s subject matter. The Ontario singer recently signed to Def Jam and hype is building, not least because of the Pop & Oak-produced song.

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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After a couple of EPs and singles, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio returns to his solo dance project Baio for a full album entitled The Names due out on September 18th on Glassnote. ‘Brainwash Yyrr Face’ alternates between delicate Baio-sung verses and sped up vocal hooks. The song is reminscent of a Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Woah! What year is it? Alan Paloma, the man who as Neon Indian, gave us some stomping psychedelic synth-pop that sounded like Paul McCartney’s ‘Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time’ put through a hallucinogenic washing machine, is back after a few years of silence. ‘Annie’ is a tropical popical track from Neon Indian’s forthcoming album… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Ignore what you thought was going on when you heard ‘Bang That’, that recent Disclosure song that was more a throwaway track / DJ tool than anything else. ‘Holding On’ is their new single proper from their forthcoming second album and sounds like the Disclosure MK I you know well. The song is on iTunes… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2015

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