New Music: Jake Mattison

Summer needs to arrive for this music to come alive. Heartfelt, soulful songs from a former Mancunian boxer. Check out here.

New Music: Little Comets

Afro-beat rhythms, spikey indie guitars and heartfelt melodic vocals. Check out here.

New Music: The Majority Says

Adorable Swedish indie pop that’s just impossible not to love. Check out here.

New Music: Miles Kane

This is a big British indie sound from the man linked with The Rascals and The Last Shadow Puppets, and is gloriously uplifting! Check out here.

New Music: Zhala

With Stockholm as the physical base, but with the mindset of a modern day Transnational, Zhala’s music is futuristic, Cosmic Pop mixed up with Witchcraft Indie – for the ones who grew up with a little bit of everything, whether it was Rave, Bollywood or RnB.  Check out here.

New Music: Etta Bond

This is a massive sound and a very big talent to watch out for. Signed to Labrinth’s own label, expect to hear more from Etta Bond across the year. This track is only in demo stage and it’s huge! Check out here.

New Music: Mikill Pane

I don’t know how to describe this but it’s catchy as hell and so, so happy. Check out here.

New Music: Rosemary

I wanted to cry when I watched this video because it is terrifying and just plain weird. But I can’t deny the beats are immense. Check out here.

New Music: Actually

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the newest musical genre to hit mainstream: porn pop. Yep. I know this blog is read by a ton of people so I won’t elaborate any more, you’ll have to just use your imagination. Or do some more research. But this track has satisfied me in a soul destroying way, just as any good porn should. Check out here.

New Music: Alizzz

‘Neon Lights’ is the debut MofoHifi single-track release for emerging Spanish producer, Alizzz. Tough analogy glitch-beats, fuzz bass and glossy synth-bathed rhythms are steeped in the rich sonic textures of Alizzz’s warm melodies.

Influenced by indie, soul, funk, maximalism, dubstep and RnB but with no firm allegiance to one-specific genre, Alizzz is a welcome addition to the growing roster of a label the likes of Phonat and Bobby Tank call home. Check out here.

New Music: Josefina Sanner

New Swedish indie pop produced by Andreas Dahlbäck (who’s done stuff for Anna Ternheim). Check out here.

New Music: TalkFine

This is one of those indescribable pop sounds that makes it very difficult to not get up and shake around a bit. Check out here.

First Listen: Aiden Grimshaw ‘Is This Love’

When I heard this track last week I got really, really excited. I didn’t know back then who sang it. It’s been revealed that it was Aiden Grimshaw. To me, this is everything current pop should be, and more.

Aiden Grimshaw will release his incredible debut single ‘Is This Love’ on June 3 through RCA Records.

The song, written by Aiden, is taken from his debut album ‘Misty Eye’ which will be released on August 13.

The album contains all original material, co-written by Aiden.

Aiden appeared as a finalist in The X Factor in 2010. His audition is one of the most watched on YouTube – a striking a cappella version of Kanye West‘s Gold Digger.

Following his appearance on the show, Aiden, who is 20 years old, moved from his hometown of Blackpool to London and set up a home studio where he spent two years writing and recording demos with various writers and producers.

He found musical soul mate Jarrad Rogers (Lana del Rey, Tinchy Stryder), and the resulting songs make up his debut album.

‘Is This Love’ is an extraordinary, soaring pop anthem exploding with grinding drum & bass beats, and offers a taste of the light and shade, which Aiden explores in ‘Misty Eye’.

New Music: Helena Gutarra

This lady comes from the Swedish version of hit show ‘The Voice’, and her debut track is very delicious. It’s a dirty electro pop track that’s so amazing and fun I could eat it up. Check out here.

New Music: Elise Vatsvaag

Norwegian acoustic pop. Check out here.