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Lo-fi English punk poets sing of "Kellogg's c**ts" and "waking up with shit on me top."

Those dudes who look like a cross between Liam Gallagher and fellahs you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley are Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn, known as Sleaford Mods. A band that have been active and grunting since 2008 the Nottingham Lo-fi English punk poets sound like a modern take on Half Man… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Tim Sweeney lets the pair go for two and a half hours.

As Broadcast on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City on Tim Sweeney’s always essential Beats In Space radio show, Jamie xx and John Talabot played back to back for two whole hours. No playlist for this one but the page for the show is here. Enjoy, I am. Sweeney plays The Beatyard at The Bernard… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Watch the video for the R&B vocoder pop track from this Swedish/American singer.

‘Don’t Wait’, the debut single from American/Swedish singer Mapei which came out last year was supported by remixes featuring Chance The Rapper, Giraffage and Kingdom. The lady also appeared on Flying Lotus’ recent Ideas + Drafts + Loops mixtape. The video for the R&B vocoder pop track just dropped. Peek above.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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A fine free download from the re-emerging Kildare duo.

Planet Parade returned with two great new tracks earlier this year promising more. Here is more from Kildare’s Michael Hopkins and Andrew Lloyd in the form of ‘Before & After’, a track with synth-delay notes, brittle percussion and a fine vocal delivery that leaves a wash of nice sounds over your ears.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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New album Reachy Prints out on Warp Records this month.

Plaid were one of the acts that brought me into the world of electronic music. They played regularly in Dublin at festivals like DEAF and in the Temple Bar Music Centre and they always had a strong visual aesthetic (courtesy of Bob Jaroc mainly) to match their melodic and unique music. It’s been over three… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 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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Alt-J R&B? Whatever you call it, it's good.

Glass Animals were one of my favourite bands at SXSW this year. I liked them so much I went to see them twice. They feel like a band on the brink, they already have great songs, they are already great live and they already have something a bit special going on – namely supremely constructed… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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