Made In Heights are an American duo who impressed with their stonking wobbling tune ‘Murakami’ about nine months ago leading to over a million Soundcloud plays. It was a song that intentionally or not, replicated the deep bass of Haim’s ‘My Song 5′. Their new song seemingly takes percussive inspiration from my song of 2013… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014


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Stuart Howard aka Lapalux is responsible for some oozy and woozy electronic music. Releasing on the Brainfeeder label, his liquid music is a good fit for a roster that includes Daedelus, Samiyam and Thundercat. ‘Movement I, II & III’ is a three-part track which moves from hazed synths accompanied by blunted beats through jazzy soul… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014




Shookrah are a Cork-based soul/pop eight-person band who count Senita (as heard on Daithí’s tracks and Stevie G’s Deep Down South Soundsystem) in their ranks. For their debut single ‘W O M A N’, a declaration of feminine fun, the band (who also include Imelda Cormica,  Lasserina Rath, Áine Delaney, Diarmait MacCarthaigh, Daniel Coughlan, Edan… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2014




Ahmed Gallab has, until now been a musician who was never really in the spotlight. As a working one in other bands (Caribou, Yeasayer, Of Montreal) he quietly served the songs of others. On his second Sinkane album in 2012, Mars (the first in 2009 was psychedelically experimental), he stepped out on his on own… Read more »

Posted on September 11th, 2014




In the game of writing about new music, artist come and go. In the near-eight years I’ve been doing this though, there’s been a few artists who never quite broke out but remained. One of which is Theophilus London, who I first wrote about back in 2009. Somewhat surprisingly, Theophilus is pitching at a bigger… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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After two collaborations with Snakehips, Sinead Harnett has just released her N.O.W. EP and it contains this swinging R&B gem. Production is by DEVolution.

Posted on August 14th, 2014



Tahliah Barnett wanted to be a dancer. After begging her mother, she finally went to dance college, where she felt nothing substantial. She danced in big pop videos for Jessie J and Ed Sheeran but she realised it was music was the source of her desire so she became the musician, twigs and later, FKA… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2014


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Montreal producer Kaytranada has been one of my favourite new discoveries of the last year or so via his remixes and his sliver of original tracks. He’s signed to release on XL Recordings and the first taster from the EP, So Bad is this rolling R&B track featuring Shay Lia on the vocals. With grooves… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2014

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Kindness teased a new album with an MJ-referencing clip on Friday and today, Adam Bainbridge has announced details of his second Kindness album entitled Otherness, trailed itself by a new song called ‘World Restart’. The song is a laid-back sparse ’80s Afrofunk groove with vocals by Ade and the brilliant Kelela. The brass is played… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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