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Having first appeared as Night Trap in 2013, Jill Daly and Ciaran Smith (of Terrordactyl and Crayonsmith respectively) are back with a new double A-side release on Little Gem Records. The pair bonded over a love of ’80s synth pop and namechecked Oppenheimer Analysis, Vince Clark and Depeche Mode among their influences. I can detect… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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If you’re still recovering from the weekend’s festivities, this might send you over the edge. Future Islands’ beautiful song about their elders is realised in film with a family homecoming concert. Singles is still great. Directed by Jay Buim.

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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Grimes Artwork by Dollychops. 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: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Shit Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts) Beck – Beercan THEESatisfaction – QueenS Shura – White Light Shamir –… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2015

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Last week Jessy Lanza teamed up with Morgan Geist for some electro action. This week, she’s dropping lush vocals over an R&B track from DJ Spinn and Taso called ‘You Never Show Your Love’. The video features Lanza dancing with those whacky inflatables. The EP comes out on July 24th on Hyperdub and features a… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2015

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Le Galaxie’s Le Club is being released on what looks like a pretty sexy sleek heavyweight 4 white-vinyl package. To celebrate, the band dropped two remixes of the title track by Lasertom and JMRS (Mr Johnny Moy). JMRS’ version has bouncy synth Todd Terje flavour while Lasertom’s version has a Chemical Brothers does disco charm… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Cruising, whose members are split between Dublin and Belfast and contain members of bands Sea Pinks, Logikparty, Girls Names & September Girls, are to release their debut EP on Tough Love Records on August 14th. ‘Safe Corridor’ is our first taste from the five-track EP, built on a razor-sharp bassline and sharper guitars with former… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Over a year and a half ago, I introduced you to a 24 year-old Chicago musician called Gilligan Moss whose ‘Choreograph’ track mixed tropical synths and Grime-style vocals for an sit-up-and-take-notice debut. Today comes news that Moss will release that track and others on a four track 12″ / digital release on AMF records. Here’s that marquee… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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For me, Foals are at their best when they’re creating their own space in rock music, rather than wearing the cloak of what went before them. New track ‘What Went Down’ sits somewhere in the middle, a tension-built track of raspy guitar grooves and ambient-drenched vocals that gives the effect of a band hurtling down… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Mac DeMarco has a mini-album of love songs coming out on August 7th called Another One, the followup to the album that sneaked into rotation everywhere – Salad Days. We’ve heard ‘The Way You’d Love Her,’ and here’s the title track, with its own self-produced video. The song sounds like something you’d discover on a… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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