rhodes

Soaring London Grammar-esque pop from the UK singer.

I introduced Rhodes back in August, as an English singer-songwriter who was releasing contemplative folk music. While those two songs I posted are offline, ‘Worry’ and ‘Run’ are available on the Raise Your Love EP and still fall in that area. For his new track, ‘Your Soul’, Rhodes has pulled out all the stops for… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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A stylistic desaturated video by Feel Good Lost for the great Talos tune.

The Cork-based collaboration Eoin French and Ian Ring Talos’ ‘Tethered Bones’ is one of the best new things I’ve heard in a while and it seems to be generally accepted as the track has over 138k plays in the last month. Now, Feel Good Lost’s Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson directed and edited a stylistic… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2014

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Another dancefloor weapon from the Manchester-based producer's own label.

After his absolute whopper of a first tune ‘Squad’ on his own label, Cold Tonic, Krystal Klear returns for a second release leading with a song simply called ‘Dance 7FS’. It’s the A-side of Tonic002, a sonic aggravator and dancefloor weapon. It’s available on vinyl pre-order now and out on April 14th. ‘Fumur Tue’ features… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2014

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darling

The Dubliners' yearning indie-rock gets an escapist adventure video.

Dublin duo Darling, arrived on the scene with ‘Echoes’, an impressive debut single that uncorrigibly aimed for big things and worked with producer Stephen Lipson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones, Ultravox, Pet Shop Boys) to make that happen. Their debut EP Sail Away gave us the stadium-sized slow burner title track and today, I… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2014

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ratking

Late '90s Rawkus vibe from XL's punk rap kids.

Didn’t get a chance to play this until today but it was worth the wait. NYC hip-hop collective Ratking and sulky boy wonder King Krule. Both acts are signed to XL so this was probably an easy thing to sort out. But also, Krule also moonlights as a beat producer Edgar The Beatmaker sometimes too…. Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 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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Wonky beat pop electronica from Galway/London based Olan Stephens on a new EP.

Olan Stephens’ has returned to his new bedroom project, called, ahem, The Bedroom, to share the news of a new EP called The Graveyard Of Ambition, a five-track collection of his unique lo-fi wonky beat A/V pop electronica. You can listen the whole thing below but before that, have a watch of the video for… Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2014

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An unknown '80s singer who left an unknown legacy gets a chance to be heard...

Here’s what sounds like a gem of an album called L’Amour from 1983 which was lost in the midst of time but is now getting a re-release. This unknown musician’s spectral music has been tracked to its source: an eighties stockbroker with a model girlfriend whose cheque for the album cover photography bounced. The LP… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 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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