• Dark Pop upstart Marla Saint is ‘Mad’ on her debut single

    October 15, 2018  /  Marla Saint


    Location: Australia/Finland FFO: Dahlia Sleeps, Florence and the Machine Label: Unsigned Marla Saint is an Australian-German producer, singer and song-writer. Her music is an uneasy amalgamation of dark pop and contemporary R&B, [READ MORE]

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  • You’ll be reminiscing of ‘Summer Nights’ when you hear Lightfoils’ shoegazey new single

    October 15, 2018  /  Lightfoils


    Location: Chicago, USA FFO: Best Coast, The Stargazer Lilies Label: Unsigned Ahead of the release of Chambers, their first album in 4 years, on November 16th, Chicago shoegaze outfit Lightfoils have released its [READ MORE]

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  • Micky James shows off his ‘New Heart’ on his latest single

    October 15, 2018  /  Micky James

    Location: New York, USA FFO: The Rolling Stones, The Struts Label: Dirty Canvas Music New York City’s Micky James has returned with his latest single ‘New Heart’. The track is absolutely loaded with charisma and [READ MORE]

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  • Dublin’s THUMPER do just that on thumping new track (You’re Bringing Me) Down

    October 15, 2018  /  THUMPER


    Location: Dublin, Ireland FFO: Fangclub, Just Mustard Label: Reckless Records THUMPER‘s Facebook page describes them as “delivering bubblegum pop through through a wall of sonic death”. This is a surprisingly apt way of [READ MORE]

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  • On ‘Automatic’ Youth Sector look to create indie rock for the masses

    October 15, 2018  /  Youth Sector


    Location: Brighton, UK FFO: Childcare, Talking Heads Label: Unsigned Youth Sector are an indie rock outfit from Brighton who have been gradually carving out a name for themselves with a steady stream of [READ MORE]

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  • ‘The New Great Depression’ is a sombre and introspective track from The Moth & The Flame

    October 15, 2018  /  The Moth & The Flame

    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Sir Sly, Night Riots Label: Robot Farming/Thirty Tigers The Moth & The Flame have been establishing themselves over the last few years with steady releases that culminated with [READ MORE]

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  • ViVii return with their dreamy new single ‘Suckerpunch’

    October 15, 2018  /  ViVii


    Location: Stockholm, Sweden FFO: Dolce, Vacation Forever Label: Dumont Dumont ViVii is a Swedish dream-pop trio that consists of Emil and Caroline Jonsson and their enigmatic work partner Anders Eckeborn. They have followed up their critically acclaimed [READ MORE]

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  • Sakr looks to push boundaries on his debut single ‘Home Again’

    October 15, 2018  /  Sakr


    Location: Sydney, Australia FFO: Anwai, CLARA-NOVA Label: Unsigned Sakr is the brand new solo project of Australian-born producer, multi-intrumentalist and songwriter Sam Sakr. Having worked with some of the biggest names in pop [READ MORE]

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  • Pell hopes to keep things ‘Simple and Plain’ on his latest offering

    October 15, 2018  /  Pell

    Location: New Orleans, USA FFO: Trapo, Jimi Tents Label: Payday Records Pell is a New-Orleans lyricist, rapper, singer and producer. Alongside producer Imad Royal, he has just released his new single ‘Simple and Plain’. [READ MORE]

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  • On her latest single Salt Ashes tells her younger self to ‘Go All Out’

    October 15, 2018  /  Salt Ashes


    Location: Brighton, UK FFO: Avec Sans, Ralph Label: Radikal Records Salt Ashes is the moniker of Veiga Sanchez. She has been carving out a name for herself with her unique brand of electronic [READ MORE]

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  • ORKID’s “NoNoh” is a soul-pop hit in the making

    October 12, 2018  /  ORKID


    Location: Stockholm, Sweden FFO: Zara Larsson, Elliphant, Rita Ora, Rihanna Label: ART:ERY/Shir Records Stockholm is known to be the capital city of pop disruptors, and another Swedish voice to add [READ MORE]

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  • Among The Citizens deliver an 80s heartbreak anthem in ‘Fling’

    October 12, 2018  /  Among The Citizens

    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK FFO: Swim Deep, Pale Waves, Snail Mail Label: Unsigned Hotly tipped for 2019 – and a Born Music favourite – Cambridgeshire quartet Among The Citizens display a [READ MORE]

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  • FINNEAS is ever playful with folk melodies on ‘Luck Pusher’

    October 12, 2018  /  FINNEAS

    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Ieuan, King Princess, Sasha Sloan Label: Unsigned It’s hard to pin down the star quality to FINNEAS‘s songwriting, heard most famously in his sister Billie [READ MORE]

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  • Atmospheric synthpop with a retro touch from Heir on ‘Restless’

    October 12, 2018  /  Heir


    Location: Leeds, UK FFO:  Haim, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Fleetwood Mac, Metronomy Label: Unsigned Driving synth-pop with the edges kissed by California sunshine is not what you expect from a Leeds quintet, but [READ MORE]

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  • Leverage Models create a hyper-pop miasma on ‘A Scout’s Prayer’

    October 12, 2018  /  Leverage Models


    Location: Jordanville, USA FFO:  John Maus, The Associates, Japan, Wild Nothing, Future Islands Label: Anachronisme The latest release from Shannon Fields’ experimental pop project, Leverage Models, is a gloriously chaotic headrush of 8-bit synths, skittering [READ MORE]

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  • Whstle deliver thundering electro-pop on Bad Decisions

    October 12, 2018  /  WHSTLE

    Location: Phoenix, USA FFO: Tove Lo, Purity Ring, Chvrches, Flume Label: Unsigned Arizona trio WHSTLE know to create an infectious and fun pop track with a high-impact chorus and dominating [READ MORE]

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  • Mad Hawkes plays tricks with rock’n’roll sounds on ‘FACE PNCH’

    October 12, 2018  /  Mad Hawkes


    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills, Sleater-Kinney, Warpaint Label: Parts + Labor The bluesy, rough and ready sounds of American rock are all here, but not [READ MORE]

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  • Freedom Fry share their haunting Halloween serenade, ‘Zombie Love’

    October 11, 2018  /  Freedom Fry


    Location: Los Angeles, CA FFO: Yoke Lore, Morningsiders Label: Unsigned Prepare yourselves for all the spooky memes, seasonal decor and skimpy nurse outfits… Yep, it’s Halloween in a couple of weeks, and Freedom Fry have [READ MORE]

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  • Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam turn indie on its head with ‘Meatloaf to the Camera’

    October 11, 2018  /  Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam


    Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom FFO: Weezer, Johnny Foreigner, Titus Andronicus Label: By The Time It Gets Dark The growing psych scene in Birmingham is proving to be an exciting time [READ MORE]

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  • Conan Gray’s ‘Generation Why’ is a bedroom pop millennial anthem

    October 11, 2018  /  Conan Gray


    Location: Austin, Texas US FFO: Lorde, Ollie MN, girl in red Label: Republic Records / UMG Recordings Inc. ‘Generation Why’ is the latest anthem from bedroom pop prince Conan Gray, and also the lead [READ MORE]

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  • Bengal Lancers stand in solidarity with mental health survivors

    October 11, 2018  /  Bengal Lancers


    Location: London, UK FFO: Alvvays, Cassia Label: Secret Dinosaur Records It’s not certain whether there’s been an increase in mental health in modern society, or just more people willing to stand up and [READ MORE]

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  • LACES says it’s okay not to be okay on ‘someday is not tonight’

    October 11, 2018  /  LACES


    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Ryn Weaver, VERITE, Betty Who Label: Head Bitch Music A part of being an artist means taking back control – that is what Jessica Vaughn [READ MORE]

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  • The C.I.C. turn down the tempo on ‘In The City’

    October 11, 2018  /  The C.I.C.


    Location: Minnesota, USA FFO: Juice WRLD, Action Bronson, Pusha T Label: Unsigned The C.I.C. – or The Cross Isthmus Connection – are John and Isaiah. Making laidback, languorous beats from [READ MORE]

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  • An intimate take from Jack Grace on ‘owe u one’

    October 11, 2018  /  Jack Grace


    Location: Paris, France FFO: James Blake, Bonobo, Four Tet Label: Of Leisure Australia’s Jack Grace is a fish in water in his new home of Paris, and his brittle, minimalist [READ MORE]

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  • Rich, emotive balladry from Show Whight on ‘Remember’

    October 11, 2018  /  Show Whight

    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice, The Frames Label: Unsigned Taking cues from folk and post-rock, Show Whight unleashes melancholia in melodramatic new single, ‘Remember’. A captivating [READ MORE]

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  • Inner city drama brought to life in PLYA’s ‘Innocent’

    October 10, 2018  /  PLYA


    Location: London, United Kingdom FFO: Chvrches, London Grammar, The Naked And Famous Label: Unsigned Electro-pop trio PLYA err on the side of melodrama when it comes to their high-gloss productions, more [READ MORE]

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  • Charlee Remitz brings the 808s without heartbreaks on ‘Forever Like This’

    October 10, 2018  /  Charlee Remitz


    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Shura, Lorde, Kiiara Label: Unsigned Montana-born Charlee Remitz captures dizzying lovesickness in every skittering 808 click and dreamy vocal run on ‘Forever Like This’. Bringing [READ MORE]

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  • Young Rising Sons’ ‘Scatterbrain’ captures new Americana

    October 10, 2018  /  Young Rising Sons


    Location: Red Bank, USA FFO: Bleachers, The Aces, Night Riots Label: Dirty Canvas New Jersey’s Young Rising Sons have bottled the essence of their Americana forefathers, Messrs. Springsteen and Petty, [READ MORE]

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  • Glasgow’s Free Love have been ‘Playing as Punks’ on their new single

    October 10, 2018  /  Free Love


    Location: Glasgow, UK FFO: New Order, Golden Teacher Label: Full Ashram Formerly known as Happy Meals, Free Love have announced their new EP Luxury Hits and with it, their latest single ‘Playing as [READ MORE]

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  • The Bad Dreamers have been trying to ‘Reach You’ with this soulful new synth-wave track

    October 10, 2018  /  The Bad Dreamers


    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: The Midnight, Tears For Fears Label: RetroSynth Records Grammy-nominated record producer/songwriter David Schuler fromed LA-based retro-pop outfit The Bad Dreamers in 2017. Since then they have been [READ MORE]

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  • CREO unleash an aggressive side on ‘Plasticine Mezzanine’

    October 10, 2018  /  CREO


    Location: Sydney, Australia FFO: Neighbourhood Youth, Bad Pony, Letters To Lion Label: Unsigned Cranking up the intensity, Sydney four-piece CREO have created an indie crowd-pleaser with new single, ‘Plasticine Mezzanine’. ‘Plasticine [READ MORE]

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  • Hot Collars sound like they’re having ‘Good Fun’ on eccentric new track

    October 10, 2018  /  Hot Collars


    Location: United Kingdom FFO: Parquet Courts, Foxygen, Ty Segall Label: Unsigned Finding a home in the idiosyncratic side of alt-pop, the infectious sounds of Hot Collars have struck gold again on [READ MORE]

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  • Drift away to dream-pop duo DUETS AND STUFF’s ‘Already Gone’

    October 10, 2018  /  DUETS AND STUFF


    Location: Uppsala, Sweden FFO: The XX, Peter Bjorn and John, Feist, Foster the People Label: Bolero A steadily chugging bass and drums underpin the glass-like synths from straight out of the [READ MORE]

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  • Discount Sunset brings fresh lo-fi vibes on his captivating debut

    October 9, 2018  /  Discount Sunset


    Location: Brooklyn, US FFO: Soccer Mommy, Pale Grey Label: Unsigned ‘Slippery’ is the captivating debut from Brooklyn-based Discount Sunset, a sun-bleached slice of desert rock bliss twinged with a shimmery lo-fi style. From the [READ MORE]

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  • ‘Zero-Sum’ is the latest ice-cold release from pop pioneer Charlie Lim

    October 9, 2018  /  Charlie Lim

    Location: Singapore FFO: Drinker, Yoke Lore Label: Universal Music Pte. Ltd. Ice-cold and undoubtedly fresh, ‘Zero-Sum’ is the latest release from experimental pop pioneer Charlie Lim, following his debut album that clinched the top [READ MORE]

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  • Alyssa Wettlaufer is tired of ‘Secondhand Smoke’ on her debut single

    October 9, 2018  /  Alyssa Wettlaufer


    Location: Michigan, USA FFO: Caroline Spence, Molly Parden Label: Unsigned Detroit-based singer-songwriter Alyssa Wettlaufer has released ‘Secondhand Smoke’, the first single from the young artists solo career. This stripped back, sombre track establishes [READ MORE]

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  • ‘Alone With You Pt. 2’ is more poetry in motion from RKCB

    October 9, 2018  /  RKCB


    Location: Los Angeles FFO: EXES, NoMBe, Thomston Label: AllPoints Following on from their captivating video ‘Alone With You’ released last year, LA dream-pop duo RKCB return with the enchanting second instalment ‘Alone With You [READ MORE]

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  • Born Stranger implores you to dance like it’s the ‘Last Night on Earth’

    October 9, 2018  /  Born Stranger


    Location: London, UK FFO: Maroon 5, The Weeknd Label: Radikal Records Born Stranger has released his latest single ‘Last Night on Earth’. Now just the product of Maddox-Jones following previous releases as a [READ MORE]

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  • ‘Saints’ is an epic piece of cinematography from Portland duo Echos

    October 9, 2018  /  Echos


    Location: Portland, US FFO: Faux Tales, Evalyn Label: Seeking Blue ‘Saints’ is the latest release from anti-pop protagonists Echos; a cinematic piece that would be as at home as the soundtrack to a visual [READ MORE]

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  • Fierce pop artist EMM maintains her recent momentum on the excellent track ‘Freedom’

    October 9, 2018  /  EMM

    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani Label: Unsigned Having released a flurry of expansive, catchy pop singles lately, LA’s EMM has returned with another. Thankfully, on ‘Freedom’ she delivers [READ MORE]

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  • ‘Sing To Me’ is a piece of empowered indie rock by Cumulus

    October 9, 2018  /  Cumulus

    Location: Seattle, USA FFO: Charly Bliss, Illuminati Hotties Label: Trans Records Cumulus is the brainchild of Seattle’s Alexandra Niedzialkowski and have been gradually making waves with their punchy brand of indie rock. Their [READ MORE]

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  • Former producer Wingtip continues his ascent into the spotlight on ‘Use Your Words’

    October 8, 2018  /  Wingtip


    Location: Los Angeles, USA FFO: Fancy Cars, Prince Fox Label: Republic Records ‘Use Your Words’ is the latest single from Wingtip‘s brand new Ghosts of Youth EP. This warm track further cements the progression [READ MORE]

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  • Pheeyownah finally returns with stellar new single ‘Silver’

    October 8, 2018  /  Pheeyownah


    Location: Stockholm, Sweden FFO: The Weeknd, Burial Label: Labrador Records Following a two year absence, Pheeyownah has finally returned with her latest offering ‘Silver’. A silky, swaggering single. ‘Silver’ encapsulates the guile and [READ MORE]

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  • Stereo Honey release the profoundly introspective ‘Icarus’

    October 8, 2018  /  Stereo Honey


    Location: London, UK FFO: Sam Fender, Marsicans Label: LAB Records Stereo Honey have announced their What Makes a Man EP, set to be released on November 16th. With it, comes introspective new single ‘Icarus’. People that [READ MORE]

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  • ‘The Sunshine Song’ is a raucous new taste from The Emperors of Ice Cream

    October 8, 2018  /  The Emperors of Ice Cream


    Location: Hove, UK FFO: The Butthole Surfers, Cocteu Twins Label: Unsigned Hove-based post-punk four-piece The Emperors of Ice Cream have released their latest single ‘The Sunshine Song’. The track, taken from their upcoming [READ MORE]

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  • Stray Amour establish their indie-rock credentials debut single ‘Why Doesn’t It Ever Seem To End?’

    October 8, 2018  /  Stray Amour


    Location: Seattle, USA FFO: The Offspring, Less Than Jake Label: Unsigned Stray Amour have released their debut single ‘Why Does It Never Seem To End?’. A catchy piece of alternative rock, the track [READ MORE]

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  • JC Stewart releases the emotionally driven ‘Like I Did’

    October 8, 2018  /  JC Stewart


    Location: Magherafelt, UK FFO: Label: Northern-Irish singer-songwriter JC Stewart has released ‘Like I Did’, another string to his bow of captivating acoustic tracks. The gospel-tinged single is an emotion-crammed ode to [READ MORE]

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  • Optimism and courage are the focal points of Big Lonely’s latest single ‘Ticket’

    October 8, 2018  /  Big Lonely


    Location: Ontario, Canada FFO: Oh Geronimo, The Dirty Nil Label: Unsigned Ontario’s Big Lonely have released their latest single, the infectiously catchy ‘Ticket’. The single is taken from their upcoming LP Bad Magic. The concept [READ MORE]

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  • Young Rising Sons are joyously sarcastic on ‘SAD (Clap Your Hands)’

    October 7, 2018  /  Young Rising Sons


    Location: New Jersey, US FFO: Colony House, CRUISR Label: Dirty Canvas Music Sometimes it’s okay to feel a little down, everyone does at some point; that’s the message behind Young Rising Sons‘ joyously sarcastic anthem, [READ MORE]

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  • Komplement’s new single ‘Far’ is electronic poetry in motion

    October 6, 2018  /  Komplement


    Location: Cologne, Germany FFO: Bonobo, Bearcubs, Mansionair Label: fenou / Mo’s Ferry Productions Bringing a sense of live performance to electronica is no mean feat, but German duo Komplement manage it with aplomb. ‘Far’ [READ MORE]

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  • Get ‘High & Bye’ with Brooke Williams’ latest effort

    October 5, 2018  /  Brooke Williams

    Location: Los Angeles FFO: Clara Mae, Tove Lo Label: Snafu Records It’s always nice when pop brings a sense of the personal, and Brooke Williams does exactly that on her latest single ‘High & [READ MORE]

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  • Take the ‘Weight’ off your shoulders with Aymee Weir’s new single

    October 5, 2018  /  Aymee Weir

    Location: London, UK FFO: Astrid S, Nina Nesbitt, Lorde Label: Unsigned From busking on the London Underground to the South Bank, it should perhaps come as no surprise that Aymee Weir takes this authentic [READ MORE]

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  • Have your ‘Penny Drop’ moment with Runrummer’s dark electro-pop

    October 5, 2018  /  Runrummer


    Location: London, UK FFO: Lorde, Banks Label: Unsigned We love sinking our teeth into some deliciously dark electro-pop, and Runrummer has the ticket with her latest single ‘Penny Drop.’ Revolving around “that penny [READ MORE]

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  • Accept no imitations: CHINAH have the ‘Real Thing?’

    October 5, 2018  /  CHINAH

    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark FFO: Kwamie Liv, Blondage Label: No3 Copenhagen trio CHINAH are hot on the heels of their forthcoming debut LP ANYONE, and their latest single ‘Real Thing?’ is a tantalising taste of what’s to [READ MORE]

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  • Moods provides contemporary R&B goodness on new single ‘Slow Down’

    October 5, 2018  /  Moods


    Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands FFO: Bluestaeb, Joe Hertz Label: Boogie Angst Dutch producer and artist Moods has released ‘Slow Down’, the lead single from his forthcoming debut album Zoom Out. The LP represents his [READ MORE]

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  • On her latest single ‘Slayer’, Hussy continues to establish herself as a dream-pop powerhouse

    October 5, 2018  /  HUSSY


    Location: London, UK FFO: Sonic Youth, Diiv Label: HUSSY is the moniker of avant-gard dream pop multi-instrumentalist Sophie Nicole Ellison. Her new single ‘Slayer’ is a showcase of the artists array of [READ MORE]

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  • London-based singer-songwriter Tom Speight delivers the heartfelt ‘Collide’

    October 5, 2018  /  Tom Speight

    Location: London, UK FFO: Ben Howard, Imaginary Future Label: Unsigned Armed with his acoustic guitar, Tom Speight has a penchant for crafting likeable and emotional indie-pop. His latest single ‘Collide’ is no different. [READ MORE]

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  • ‘Halflife’ highlights Sandra Kolstad’s electronic pop prowess

    October 5, 2018  /  Sandra Kolstad

    Location: Oslo, Norway FFO: St.Vincent, Bjôrk Label: Nordic Records Sandra Kolstad has taken the electronic pop scene by storm with her unique sound. The classically trained pianist has earned rave reviews throughout her native country [READ MORE]

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  • DD Walker bares his soul on moving new single ‘Psychic Twin’

    October 5, 2018  /  DD Walker


    Location: New York, USA FFO: Plastic Picnic, Mating Ritual Label: Unsigned DD Walker has returned with his third single, the smooth and laid back ‘Psychic Twin’. Walker’s vocals soar over the whirring synths and [READ MORE]

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  • Ava Heatley explores anxiety and excitement on ‘Beautiful/Terrifying’

    October 5, 2018  /  Ava Heatley


    Location: New York, US FFO: Odina, Sam Valdez Label: Unsigned Raw, authentic and beautifully self-aware; these are the words we’d use to describe New York songstress Ava Heatley‘s music, and her latest track ‘Beautiful/Terrifying’ [READ MORE]

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