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London via Birmingham duo Ekkah, made an impression online with their debut single ‘Figure It Out’, a slinky R&B pop track. The duo’s name comes from the fact that the old friends both have similar names: Rebekah Pennington and Rebecca Wilson. The duo’s new single ‘Last Chance To Dance’ is even more slinkier and smooth,… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2014

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Brooklyn electronic R&B trio Wet have returned with a music video for the song from their debut EP. The clip, featuring singer Kelly Zutrau has an intimate feel to it with smoke-shrouding obscured nudity and a home video / natural vista juxtaposition. It was directed by Beauty Today, an erotic magazine that “perverts conventions of… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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