ohw

One of the bands I’m most excited about at the moment are this duo from London. Their M.O. so far is simple. One track a month, posted on Soundcloud for 12 months. They’ve proved they can do strong simple melodious trip-hop music, girl-boy chemistry and direct pop. For ‘All We Do’, their fourth track in… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2014

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lapsley

It’s always heartening and encouraging to see a nascent artist go from the bedroom to the studio to a live setting especially when it’s an artist like Lapsley, who while she had great tunes in ‘Station’, ‘Painter’ and ‘Falling Short’, was still only 17 and had yet to show she had the mettle to take… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2014

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Director Steven Spielberg might be pretty well known internationally but he doesn’t have the international life background of Speelburg, a new musician who is American/Belgian who grew up in France and is now living in Brighton. As well as is own track ‘Aubrey’ and his recent collab with Bondax ‘Something Good’, Noah Sacré rapped on… Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2014

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panther

LA duo Made In Heights, producer Sabzi and vocalist Kelsey Bulkin have had a couple of fine tracks this year. Their latest ‘Panther’ is a confident step up into a more defined R&B soul mood with Bulkin sharing her desire for a partner while cello provides some mournful tones. The song is on Spotify . Made In Heights… Read more »

Posted on November 19th, 2014

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Kate Stewart is a young producer and singer who’s caught my attention recently thanks to the track ‘Close Enough’. A singer who puts across an expressive personality in her vocals, she’s had a couple of decent tracks online produced by Karma Kid along with collab with TCTS and Oliver Heldens’ on his high-streaming ‘Last All… Read more »

Posted on November 6th, 2014

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Billie Black is a name who is on a lot of UK industry lips at the moment. The story goes that the West London student of Guildhall School of Music gained experienc at singing jazz in pubs for college money. That followed her teenage years where she sang with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and went to the Brit… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2014

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aquilo

The Lake District duo of Aquilo are creating music that matches the vistas of their surrounding countryside: majestic and expansive. Tom and Ben’s self-titled EP early this year established the modus operandi, the yearning emotive rich and widescreen ballads. ‘Human’, a new track from their December EP of the same name, has all of that… Read more »

Posted on October 30th, 2014

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shamir

Shamir Bailey made such an impression with his debut EP, Northtown on Godmode this year, that XL have plucked the young Vegas singer’s new single up for release. ‘On The Regular’ is the new track, less disco than his previous EP and closer to the electro-dance sound that Azealia Banks was supposed to own for… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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