New Artists

Introducing: Neon Indian

‘Deadbeat Summer’ is the kind of tune that this blog is made for. A woozy,…

Introducing: The Drums

Get those Ray Bans on kids and give a big hand to The Drums for…

Introducing: Dead Man’s Bones

Pitchfork is like the Sauron of music blogs / web reportage. The smug Chicago writers…

Introducing: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

My vote for band name of the year. In their own words: “A time machine…

Introducing: Son Green

I’ve a soft spot for tunes which can’t easily be categorised and this is one…

Introducing: The Phenomenal Handclap Band

You may have heard of this 8-piece New York band by now with people like…

Introducing: Ellie Goulding

Oh shit. Cast your mind back a year or so to when you first heard…

Introducing: The Hundred In The Hands

Hellllllllllllllloooooooo Broooooooklyn!!!! Yes, it’s yet another band from that NY borough to kick off our…

Introducing: Ume

File under “another-SXSW-band-I-didn’t-see-but-were-apparently-awesome”, Ume are from Austin themselves and will rock yer face. Their Sunshower…

Introducing: Ribbons

You know the way Myspace has those genre descriptions on the band pages? Well Ribbons‘…

Introducing: The Big Pink

I was pleased a couple of weeks ago when a previous tip of mine The…

New Villager – Rich Doors

‘Rich Doors’ is one of those weird, shapeshifters that sounds like a tune morphing from…

Theophilus London – This Charming Mixtape

I got a whiff of the Theophilus This Charming Mixtape and far from being a…

Introducing: DM Stith

All of a sudden, I’m feeling a bit of a buzz around David Michael Stith…

White Antelope (Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes)

I didn’t get a broner for Fleet Foxes as much as many, many other people…

I ♥ Marina and her Diamonds*

If I had to pick one artist as “one to watch” for this year, it…

Introducing: Casiokids

They’re Norwegian! They’ve got weird cartoon heads! They’ve got a really funky synth line! As…

Hunter Gatherer – ‘Left For Dead’

I must commend Analogue on their recent free CD – most excellent stuff (and I’m…

Video: Passion Pit – ‘Sleepyhead’

Amazing video for what is fast becoming my song of the year. Those are real…

Rainbow Arabia – The Basta EP

Trust me. that artwork is way better than seeing a press shot of this husband…