New Music: Collin McLoughlin

This guy’s already drawn out a name for himself on YouTube for his pretty spectacular covers of pop tracks. This is an original piece of work though and it’s very impressive- there’s some 90’s dark garage vibes to it. Check out here.

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New Music: Foxes

Epic-sounding pop. I wish I could say more about this but I don’t know what else to say other than it’s a good song! Check out here.

New Music: Troumaca

Flying the flag of both classic British indie and forward thinking progressive electronic music, Troumaca pioneer sounds that have formed from the development of UK bass music fused with tropical riffs, dubby bass lines and big guitar leads and are at the heart of where UK music is heading. Check out here.

New Music: Lianne La Havas

I got the same knots in my stomach when I watched Lianne La Havas’ performance on Jools Holland as I did when I heard Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae for the first times. And it’s such a good feeling to have. Im so happy that this talent is around- in me you have a fan! There’s no question that this lady will invade the charts. Check out here.

New Music: Ren Harvieu

There’s some buzz kicking about for this Mancunian soul popstrel. There’s a very rich sound coming from this and it’s very well produced. It’s like Rumer with some punch. Check out here.

New Music: Electric Lady Lab

We have some Danish candy pop for you this morning. Check out here.

New Music: Youngblood Hawke

Wake up! It’s Saturday! And this is just about the best song to get up to- so feel good! Check out here.

New Music: 047

I can’t stop listening to this. Beautifully minimal and uplifting electropop from this Swedish duo. They seem to have been around for a really long time and I won’t be surprised if this song takes them to a bigger audience. Check out here.

New Music: Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen is huge on the web right now after releasing a free EP earlier in the year. This former Google employee makes some very well produced pop/rap. Check out here.

I don’t like Beyoncé…

… I really don’t. I mean, some of her songs are great- but I don’t believe for one second she’s actually written any of them. Which isn’t a problem, but pretending that you have when you haven’t makes me a bit angry. Anyway, I don’t like making a habit of writing about what I dislike on here, but this remix of Beyoncé’s ‘Countdown’ is very, very good. It’s just pure happiness.

New Music: Alan Wilkis

To me, this sounds like pop. But when I try to learn more about the guy behind this music it all got complicated for my simple brain and I gave up, so I can’t give you much history. Sorry. All I know is these aren’t songs- they’re ‘prints’. Check out here.

New Music: Amalia

Can you guess the inspiration behind this? I can… I say Prince and Grace Jones. Which is an amazing blend. I do enjoy Prince. This is very interesting funk. Check out here.

New Music: Phlo Finister

Let’s imagine for one second that Nancy Sinatra’s classic retro hit ‘Bang Bang’ was conceived some time in the mid 90’s in some place like LA. I imagine this is what it would have sounded like. Check out here.

New Music: Disclosure

You know, for someone who remembers garage music the first time round, listening to Disclosure and seeing their sound being labelled as ‘future-garage’ makes me feel ancient. Anyway, there’s some very fresh sounds coming out of these guys. Check out here.

New Music: The Subways

I was really into this kind of music in my mid teens, so when I hear The Subways I sort of feel like I should put on some baggy jeans and wrap myself with duck-tape or something [making ‘a statement’]. This track has been A-listed on BBC Radio 1 which is a very huge deal and I can see it’s appeal. They’re already on their third album (which makes me feel old since I’ve only just heard of them now), and they seem to be doing alright for themselves;

“We wrote this track about each and every one of you” exclaims singer Billy Lunn night after night on tour. ‘It’s A Party’, the opener on the album has over the course of the band’s summer exploits across Europe become a (if not the) live favourite culminating with massed frenzy at venues across Europe not least at the band’s recent sold out show at London’s KOKO which witnessed Lunn leaping from a first level balcony into the moshpit…”

Check out here.