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Take a dash of Daughter, a smidgen of Soak and a lil pinch of Laura Marling.

Take a dash of Daughter, a smidgen of Soak, a lil pinch of Laura Marling and a bunch of Bon Iver and you might come up with Annie Eve, a new English singer-songwriter who has releasing music on Young & Lost Club, a one-time home for Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club and Little Green Cars. She… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2014

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#NewAmericana: Chvrches' style electro-pop by a New Jersey singer.

If you’re a fan of Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry’s pitched vocals you’ll be thrilled to hear ‘Ghost’ by New Jersey singer Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey, a dark electro-pop track with vocals as bright and big as that band. It sounds like the kind of track that will be swept off its feet by a label if… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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All about this rising 25 year-old singer.

New York-based singer Niia (pronounced “Nye-a” ) came to my attention through the wonderful hazy track ‘Generation Blue’. Her debut single ‘Made For You’ had a video directed by Tony Kaye (American History X and a Johnny Cash video amongst others) which featured lots of sex dolls and she does a wonderful cover of Majical… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Irish rap beats as used by Young Thug, Bun B and Fat Trel.

Cornerboy Muzik is a rap music producer from Cork who has already produced beats which have been used on tracks featuring new American rappers Young Thug and Fat Trel and his bio also lists Kirko Bangz, Bun B and UK’s Roll Deep, Skepta and Giggs. That’s not something you expect from an Irish beatmaker but… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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The comparisons to Bon Iver are obvious but warranted.

Not content with life in his home of Australia, Dustin Tebbutt looked north. Where many Oz entertainment exports aim for UK success, Tebbutt looked further north to Sweden, a country with chillier climate but a hot music scene. His two years experience of working and making music there significantly influenced his musical output. New single… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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juce

A soulful sunshine pop jam from the London girl trio.

The London girl trio Juce are getting their swag on by looking like TLC back in their early ’90s heyday. Luckily, their music has some serious groove pop/funk/soul to it. Their debut single ‘Call You Out’ is a soulful ESG-style sunshine pop jam. Dig that ’90s video style. Listen to another track ‘Braindead’ below too.

Posted on March 25th, 2014

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A fun electro-pop band with a debut album and post-SXSW buzz on the way.

Mountain Man were a young trio of Appalachian folk singers who released their debut album back in 2010. They last appeared as backing singers for Feist but things had gone quiet since. One of the trio, Amelia Meath stumbled into a new project after writing a song that didn’t fit into her old band. So… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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rocstrong

This is the sound of multicultural Ireland in independent music...

Andre J.P Bangala is the brains behind Rocstrong a band so new that there’s only one song online at the moment. But that song has already turned heads with State and Phantom picking it up. Bangala is a Congo-born Dublin musician who says he’s studied funk and rock music in trying to find his own… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

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Listen to the pick of the bunch so far - 'Say U Would' and 'Y2K' from the Ryan Hemsworth collaborator.

I haven’t been keeping too close of attention on Mad Decent’s output of late but what I’ve heard from Major Lazer and some other bits and pieces sounds like a full-on assault. So it’s nice to hear something a little less relentless in the form of the label’s latest release LIZ who collaborated with Ryan… Read more »

Posted on February 25th, 2014

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