First Listen: Hurts ‘Miracle’

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So this is Hurt’s new single, which had it’s debut this morning on BBC Radio 1. It’s got that trademark broody, atmospheric sound which isn’t a bad thing. Out March 10th.

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First Listen: Mike Delinquent Project ft KCAT & Mikill Pane ‘Mama Said’

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So you’ve managed to get through your first working week of 2013. Personally, 2012 seems like a lifetime ago already. This new track from Mike Delinquent Project is just too chirpy not to share for a Friday morning.

First Listen: Jarell Perry ‘Whiskey a Go Go’

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One of the more unique RnB finds from last year, this is Jarell Perry’s new track. A new LP is out later in the year.

First Listen: Orion ‘Only Us’ (feat. The Emotion)

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Orion make the kind of music that’s so airy and innocent it just makes anyone listening feel like a dirty sinner.

First Listen: Charli XCX ‘You Ha Ha Ha’

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Loving this new track from Charli XCX. The next twelve months should be interesting to hear from this lady.

First Listen: Kris Menace feat. Unai ‘Lone Runner’

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The hardest working man in House, Kris Menace, returns with a brand new single, ‘Lone Runner’ featuring the unique talents of Sweden’s dub house star, Unai. Released 31st December 2012.

First Listen: Wynter Gordon ‘TKO’

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Wynter Gordon’s back with a huge track and some very dirty beats.

First Listen: Thorunn Antonia ‘Electrify My Heart’

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A nice slice of dreamy electropop from Icelandic Thorunn Antonia.

First Listen: Devlin ‘Rewind’

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Devlin is back with a new track that features Diane Birch, out January 27th.

Turn The Lights On

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This is Fleur’s new single, ‘Turn The Lights On’ (produced by Culture Shock) and is released in February. Catchy and fresh!

First Listen: The Score ‘Don’t Wanna Wake Up’

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A really cute new song from The Score, who I previously featured back in August this year. You can’t go wrong with pop as innocent as this!

First Listen: Various Cruelties ‘If It Wasn’t For You’

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There’s a prediction going round the industry right now reckoning guitar music to explode again in 2013, but to be honest I’m not quite sure I agree with it to the extent they think it will be. But then I’m hearing some really unique indie like this by Various Cruelties and it makes me question myself. In any case, I really like this. It’s catchy but doesn’t rely on big noisy hooks to grab attention.

First Listen: Amina Bryant ‘On My Own’

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This new track from Amina Bryant is showing some real potential. Her debut EP is out next year.

First Listen: Maya von Doll feat. Robs & Duke ‘Is This Love’

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I’m kicking the week off with this massive tack. It’s Maya Von Doll’s new single and it’s out today. Get it.

First Listen: Gus By Heart ‘The Last Place’

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Something nice and mellow to wind the weekend down from Gus By Heart. He released his debut EP ‘Rather Be Singing Than Thinking’ on October 10th and this is the second single from it.

First Listen: Dancing Heals ‘Charlie Brown’

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Some chilled soft shoegaze from one of my favourite new Australian bands- Dancing Heals.

First Listen: Kate Boy ‘In Your Eyes’

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Loving this folk/electro clash track from Kate Boy. Epic!

First Listen: Solange ‘Lovers In The Parking Lot’

This is so cool. A new track from Solange– the EP is out November 27th. Here’s snippets of it:

First Listen: Friendly Fires ‘Why Dont You Answer?’

My favourite band (probably, ever…) have covered a 1980’s classic and it’s beautiful. It’s featured on the album Late Night Tales – Friendly Fires.