S O H N, Red lines

London based Austrian producer-singer S O H N has put together this sublimely cool piece of a chillwave slow jam. Sounding a little like Thom Yorke with some glitchy, SBTRKT-esq clickedy-clap-beep percussion, soulful bass lines, lush synths and an understated soaring chorus, this is one to kick back to.


Dan Croll, From Nowhere

Dan Croll has a cool website, wears hipster glasses, plays guitar and sings. I don't care what else he does because this track proves that 2012's guitar music CAN be interesting and doesn't have to be a relentless barrage of strum-strum-bloody-strum. Thank you Mr Croll for taking the fight to The Vaccines. All hail guitar pop, once again. 

While you're in itunes get yourself a copy of the Casio Kids remix of From Nowhere. Can't find the full track to stream but it's an awesome remix.

From Nowhere is available now as a self release.

Sky Ferreira, Everything is Embarrassing

I really should have posted this a month ago having first seen the video. I'm absolutely not a fan of the 80's sounds revival; smooth synth strings, massive reverberating analogue drum machines and slap bass would usually make me run to Tulisa screaming "All is forgiven!" at the top of my lungs. Slight exaggeration. However, despite the vintage cool which would usually turn me off, the huuuuuuuge, warm, lush chorus sucked me right in and I don't know if I'll ever come out. 

This track was co-written and produced by Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid. It's little surprise that the 20 year old electro-pop singer songwriter from L.A. is working with, amongst others, Paul Epworth on her debut album given that by 15 she was friends with Michael Jackson and had already worked with Britney Spears' producers.

Everything is Embarrassing is featured on Ghost EP, available now through Capitol. 

Get lost in this:

Bat For Lashes (live)

Bat For Lashes (live):
Manchester Cathedral, Manchester. Tuesday 23rd October 2012.

Manchester turned out on a muggy night to see Bat For Lashes put on a flawless show in a spectacular venue. Churches are renowned for providing flattering reverb to live music and Manchester Cathedral is no different. There was a bit of an all-night tussle for viewing positions as the huge stone columns made massive chunks of the venue incapable of providing a view but those who could see were in for a treat. 

By this point Natasha Khan has become a truly encapsulating performer, spending the whole night replicating the beat of her music through body popping and shoulder shuffles, with a big excited grin the whole time. Pitch perfect vocals were backed by tasteful piano, cello, harpsichord... oh, and beats, synths and sub-bass, all rattling out from in front of the imposing alter. 

From the stunning piano ballad 'Laura' to the trademark synth-pop of 'Pearls Dream' the entire congregation was enthralled throughout. It's remarkable how effortlessly the group can shift between quirky and pop, 'Daniel' doesn't sound at all like the sell-out of the set because commercial awareness and artistic integrity are balanced so well. Touring in support of her third album 'The Haunted Man' there was a good chunk of brand new songs which bring optimism to those who haven't yet heard the record. 

New single 'All Your Gold' is out now on The Echo Label:

Fenech Soler, All I know

Fenech Soler are back with their first new sounds from their eagerly awaited second album, due to drop in Spring 2013. All I Know picks up where Lies, Stop And Stare and Demons left off, bringing sparkly catchy indie-dance-pop with typically catchy melodies and synth innovation. There are not enough bands mixing electronic music with live musicians like this but when it's done this well it's very, very good. Encouraging signs.

All I Know comes out on 19th October 2012 through Warner Music.

Darkstar, Timeaway

Post-dubstep trio Darkstar return with their first material since 2010's Hyperdub release 'North'. Coincidentally the band went North to write their follow up record in the Yorkshire countryside and with the album scheduled for 2013 they announced that "Timeaway' feels like a good starting point to releasing music again, it's very much us looking forward."

Timeaway centres around a stuttering chimey music box melody with haunting layered vocals and a short and sweet format. It's easy to see similarities to Flying Lotus and later Radiohead, a significant evolution from the bands early sound.

Timeaway comes out on 12" on 12th November 2012 on Warp.


The XX, Do You Mind (Derek Walin Remix)

Don't say I never give you anything! Derek Walin has done a brilliant house remix of The XX's 'Do you mind'. 

You have to like his Facebook page to get it, but you can see if it's worth it for free:

Roosevelt, Sea

Cologne based Roosevelt is releasing his first single through Berlin-London label Greco-Roman. 'Sea' is a warm slice of shimmery summer indie-pop, not dissimilar to the type of high quality pop with brains which gave The Shoes such a big leg-up last year following the release of Stay The Same. Roosevelt is currently on the road around Europe with label mate Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

If you're wishing it was still summer and that you were sat outside with your Raybans and a beer in a park with a lake (semi-submerged shopping trolley optional), or if you like dogs, check the Instagram inspired video.

Sea is available now through Greco-Roman.

Flume, Sleepless (featuring Jezzabell Doran)

There's so much good stuff out right now that you're getting two posts today, four tracks total. Spoiling you. Sydney's Flume mix a good song with good sounds, this steady pace indie dance foot tapper delivers a ton of interest and excitement with its mashed up vocals and warm tones. Evoking memories of Washed Out this is an act well worth keeping an eye on.

Sleepless features Jezzabell Doran and is available now through Future Classics Records. 

Cosmo&Patt, who have remixed for Flying Lotus and Skrillex amongst others, have done a pretty awesome remix too which is well worth checking out.


Duke Dumont and Extra Curricular

London deep-house heavyweight Duke Dumont has teamed up with Yorkshire soul groovers Extra Curricular to deliver a big old stomper of a club smash. A regular at the likes of Fabric, Razzmatazz and Bugged Out, Dumont has long been a well respected club DJ and producer.

No Money Blues is out now on Turbo Recordings.


Extra Curricular also collaborated with Doorly earlier this year and put out this great track. Soulful vocals, great groves, chunky brass and analogue house synths. Get it now through Pigeonhole This! and look out for them on the festival circuit next summer.


Angel Haze, New York

Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based MC Angel Haze imposes her fierce attitude on anyone she can in her break out single. A Gil Scott-Heron sampled hand clap beat and distant subs drive the track to it chorus hook, modestly declaring "I run New York". That's New York, as in the home of rap, currently resided by someone called Jay Z. Don't interpret my sarcasm as cynicism, ambition should be admired and, at least with brawling up-coming street rappers, it should be expected. 

Her attitude to her competitors is similarly mild mannered. "Basically I killed all these other bitches," she declared, "They're irrelevant, they're squashed, they're done." Fast internet driven success has drawn comparisons to Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj, hopefully Haze will snub Guetta's calls and have more than one big track in her. The fast-as-you-can-spit of 'Werkin Girls' would suggest less disappointment from this rap hype princess.

Both tracks are taken from "Reservation", available now through Noizy Cricket!!/Universal Republic:


Stay +, Crashed (feat Queenie)

Stay + (also referred to as Stay Positive and Stay Plus) received a bit of stick in their infancy. First they had to change their name from Christian AIDS following a sternly worded letter from the charity Christian Aid. Then WU LYF went big with their anti-media whispering campaign mystique chic resulting in the copycat tag being lumbered on fellow Manchester band Stay +. Thankfully they weren't deterred. 

One member of the band is purely a visual guy. 'Crashed' is their new single and it features Queenie, it's great dance music with brains and life. 

Available as a digital only release through Black Butter Recordings on 5th November 2012.


Poliça (live)

Poliça (live):
Webster Hall, NYC. Saturday 6th October 2012.

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Poliça (pronounced Police-a or Polika, who knows?) make ambient, soulful trip-hop infused R&B-Indie with electronic pulses and two drummers. 

Their singles are wonderful, the album is good but the live experience was a little underwhelming given that a significant chunk of their sound was not being played live. Admittedly there is only so much two drummers, a bassist and a singer can play but I can't help but wonder how special they could sound with extra tour hands fiddling with keyboards and samplers.

The title of this blog might have alerted you to our bias towards drums, and having two drum kits on stage is a huge plus, especially when used so tastefully, creatively and powerfully. The sound guy, perhaps understandably given the rarity of such a line-up, struggled to mix both kits initially but Poliça's drum-duo backed up some haunting vocals to magnificent effect. Bish. Bash. Bosh.


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