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Tropical percussive R&B from the Oxford band's new album Zaba.

The new band that have captured my enthusiasm more than most this year, Oxford’s Glass Animals have had some great tracks in the lead-up to their debut album release Zaba on June Wolf Tone/Caroline International, whether it’s a Kanye cover, ‘Gooey’, ‘Holiest’ or ‘Black Mambo’. They were also one of my highlights at SXSW this… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Irish/Canadian band return with a more expansive sound.

Irish via Toronto band Nightbox have come back with new material to follow up their quietly bubbling but niche loved singles from the last two years. We have heard ‘Burning’, the title song from The Panic Sequence EP but ‘In The Rural’, their latest, pushes their sound into new directions that suit them. The band’s… Read more »

Posted on April 16th, 2014

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A free download of some classic rock'n'roll swagger from The Minutes new album.

‘Cherry Bomb’ has been getting a baiting on Irish radio for the last month so it feels like there’s a lot of people who will be interested in hearing what The Minutes have come up with for album two Live Well Change Often on Model Citizen Records on Friday 9th May. ‘Supernatural’ sounds like the… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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Zane Lowe premiered another brilliant track from Nabuma Rubberband.

Since seeing Little Dragon at Body & Soul just under two years ago, it was clear that the Swedish band had exceeded the parameters and musicianship of their recorded material. It’s something that’s been increasingly evident through the band’s showing of versatility: working with Big Boi, their new single ‘Klapp Klapp’ and now ‘Paris’, the… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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Tune-Yards – ‘Wait For A Minute’

A slow R&B-style cut from Tune-Yards' new album.

Tune-Yards has a new album called Nikki Nack on May 2nd in Ireland on 4AD. You’ve probably already heard ‘Water Fountain’, a track that was very much in the established style of Tune-Yards. New track ‘Wait For A Minute’ is a bit more R&B than we’re used to from Merril Garbus.

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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Your whistle song for the coming summer?

A sweet whistle-hook bright indie jam from the Boston band The Derevolutions. The band are Brett Boucher + Ana Karina and they appear to like making catchy happy music as you can hear in further evidence with the track ‘Automate Your Soul’ which sounds like The Go! Team doing something a bit more lo-fi. ‘Now… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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Patrick O'Laoghaire has already supported Anna Calvi. Next stop The Great Escape and a debut EP.

As a member of other bands prior including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire struck us with his own debut track, ‘Monsoon’, a piano lullaby with a gorgeous chorus and subtle electronic touches that lift it out of the ordinary. He’s since gone on to support Anna Calvi on her European tour. He’s following up that opening… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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A second solo album from the Hot Chip man coming out on Domino in June.

Yet another Hot Chip project? Sure why not. After last week’s Hot Chip’s collaboration with William Onyeabor, lead singer Alexis Taylor has announced a his second solo album coming Await Barbarians out on Domino in June. Judging by lead track ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’, the album will be a lot less dance-oriented than his… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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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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