New Music: Unouomedude

Make sure you listen to this on some decent speakers. There’s nothing out of the ordinary with this guy, but the sounds he make scream youth. It’s easy to listen to, and lifts you up a bit. Check out here.


New Music: Ed Sheeran

A sexy, soulful voice with a massive online following. File beside James Blake and Jamie Woon. Check out here.

New Music: Foe

Tipped to be huge later in the year, Foe is a throwback to that 90’s, dark/ dirty power sound. It took a couple of listens to get into this, but I can see the appeal. Fresh. Check out here.

New Music: Craft Spells

I’m really a big fan of this band. It’s sort of polished, bright shoegaze. The track above makes my heart melt a little. It reminds me of Madonna’s ‘Get Into The Groove’. Weird, I know. Maybe it’s the drums. Check out here.

New Music: Down With Webster

Pop rap from Canada along the lines of 3OH!3 and Asher Roth. Fun to listen to. Check out here.

New Music: Austra

Already getting loads of buzz, this is sort of Florence & The Machine but with a more chilled electro vibe to it. Check out here.

New Music: Asking Alexandria

You know that type of rock where the singer makes really angry growly noises? It’s really hard core. Anyway, this band mixes that but changes gear to more mainstream rock when it all gets a bit too much. Check out here.

New Music: Fibes, Oh Fibes!

This band isn’t actually new – they’ve been around for a few years now, and have already released a couple of albums in native Sweden. It’s happy soul-pop with a harmless rock edge to it. Check out here.

New Music: Visions of Trees

This duo don’t say much about themselves on the web, which is just as well because I don’t really know how to describe their sound. Make your mind up and see if you like them. I think they’re cool. Check out here.

New Music: ZZ Ward

Since I started watching True Blood (and consequently getting absolutely hooked on it), I’ve started to develop a deeper appreciation for that American southern blues sound that features so heavily on the show. ZZ Ward’s sound has a very raw, deep south sound but is still very easy to listen to and actually pretty enjoyable. Check out here.

New Music: Alice Gold

Fun and edgy pop. Her PR reads, ‘Alice Gold’s journey has been dedicated to music from day one. Her desire for adventure and for living life to the full led her to buy a one-way ticket to America, winning a 1978 Winnebago in a poker game and spending the next six months weaving across the US, just Alice and her guitar!’ Check out here.

New Music: Dynasty Electric

Six years after forming in 2003, Dynasty Electric caught the attention of hip-hop mogul Damon Dash who paired them with producer Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, Curren$y) who then infused his signature beats into their electro-pop tracks. Check out here.

New Music: Nause

Swedish housey pop- makes me want to be in the middle of a big dancefloor in Stockholm rubbing with hot Swedes. Check out here.

New Music: Lovelle

20-year-old Londoner Lovelle is set to become one of the hottest new names in British music this summer with the release of her debut single ‘Uh-Oh’. Combining elements of pop, soul, grime, and bashment to create a sound that’s edgy, yet laden with hooks, Uh-Oh (released June 20 on De Wallen Records) is already building a huge buzz at specialist radio, with Lovelle supporters including the likes of Trevor Nelson on1Xtra. The track also features a quick-fire rap from the UK’s bashment queen, Lady Chann. ‘Uh-Oh’ has been selected to soundtrack MAX Factor’s newest high profile TV ad campaign. Directed by legendary director Jake Nava (whose other directing credits include Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, ‘Single Ladies’ and Kanye West’s ‘Monster’), Lovelle’s single was personally selected by Jake as the soundtrack to the ad, which he directs, after a friend played him the track. Nava was so impressed with Lovelle’s debut offering that he even agreed to produce the video for Uh-Oh (which his brother, Orson Nava, has directed). Not bad for a girl from a South-East London council estate who is currently balancing her fledgling musical career with holding down a day job at New Look! Check out here.

Free Download: Ten tracks by Ungdomskulen

Norwegian trio Ungdomskulen are back with ten free tracks – part of a new campaign they’re calling GIMME TEN, the band are releasing 10 one-minute tracks for free, every Monday and Friday, until June 3rd. From June 6th the tracks will be available as a vinyl mini LP. Each track has a video to accompany it, courtesy of Berlin based arts collective Blank Blank. Watch it all unfold here

New Music: Lilla Sällskapet

A little lesson in Swedish… ‘Snart’ which is the title to this lovely track you hear above, means ‘Soon’. ‘Lilla Sällskapet’, the act that are responsible for it, means ‘small society’- although I could be wrong- I’m still very new to the language. You don’t need to speak Swedish to enjoy it though. It’s the kind of music that lifts you up and takes you somewhere lush. Check out here.

New Music: When Saints Go Machine

Danish electropop who have been around since 2007- so they’re not really new I guess but better late than never. Their track ‘Fail Forever’ is full of movement, it’s beautiful. Sort of Miike Snow on a comedown. Check out here.

New Music: Capra

Right, when I first heard this I thought it was rubbish. Then I watched the video and I don’t know, I started liking it. Maybe its seeing the words pop up in a swishy way or something. I’m not sure. They’re getting a lot of buzz in any case, and they look good. Check out here.

New Music: Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey weaves cinematic dark pop music wrapped in smoky, sultry and glamorous overtones. The memory of faded stars like Bette Davis, Kurt Cobain, Nina Simone and Elvis are the chorus line for her music. Check out here.