New Music: Breathe Electric

American electropop bands always either get it really wrong or they get it really right. I think Breathe Electric are pretty good. They’ve got an interesting tagline… ‘Breathe Electric was created with you–the listener and soon-to-be biggest fan–in mind. They know the melodies you want to hear and have no qualms with delivering them through heaps of hook and catchy sing-a-long choruses’. I guess they’re totally not fussed about being called commercial, which makes a change! Check out here.

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New Music: Rob Cowen & The Dissidents

I really like this band- they’re very British rock, and have a pretty lively sound to their songs. ‘The Heartlands’ is a bit of an anthem. Check out here.

New Music: Rumer

I guess the first thing you think of when you listen to Rumer is that it’s all a bit Karen Carpenter. But what’s wrong with that? It’s the sort of music you want to listen to when you’re on your bike on a sunny day in the park… Check out here.

New Music: Still Corners

Beautiful summery soft pop music, gives me the same shivers that melodic trip hop does. Check out here.

New Music: The Count & Sinden feat Mystery Jets

This is really excellent and brilliant. Reminds you it’s summer (although the London clouds won’t let you think that).

New Music: Rai Knight

Rai Knight are getting a lot of buzz right now thanks to their single, ‘New New’. I love it. If you want to shake your bum around and smile like you’ve just been poked by a rainbow then check out here.

New Music: Clare Maguire

I stumbled across Clare Maguire’s Myspace sometime early last year, long before I had this blog. She had just one song up, called ‘Strangest Thing’, and it blew my mind away. It seems like she’s been signed up since then, as a new version of the same track is now online and her Myspace looks amazing. Check out here.

New Music: Mike Posner

OK, so Mike Posner might not be new news to some people, but I’ve realised that I really like him and  I haven’t featured him on this blog so I guess now is better than never… He mixes synthpop with hip hop and rnb, which might not be something new but he does it pretty well. Check out here.

New Music: The Sleeping Bags

If you’ve stumbled across this blog looking for actual sleeping bags- sorry. I refer to a new band that make a really good sound. Check out here.

New Music: Rosanna

Carrying along in the same vein as Ellie Goulding, Rosanna (signed up by the web’s greatest blog PopJustice’ new label, HiFi), has that trademark Swedish sombre vibe mixed with an amazingly uplifting kind of beat. Check out here.

Wiley’s giving away 100 songs to you for free!

Yea, I think he’s lost his marbles. If you like Wiley, then click here to download all 100 songs that he’s decided to give away for free- I’m not sure I can deal with all that much Wiley! For those of you outside of the UK, Wiley is one of the masters of Grime music: you either love it or you hate it. Zip file 3 has a new song featuring The Streets called ‘Don’t Hide Away’ which I kinda like.

New Music: Monarchy

If you are clued up on your new music, you’ll know that Monarchy have caused havoc on the blogs for months now- but seeing as this blog is still a little baby, I forget to mention some bands from the past who will no doubt be big in the future.

Monarchy launched their sound with a mysterious image around them- no one knew who they were or what they were doing. Their songs were out of this world, and eventually, they were revealed to be a repackaged version of Milke. They cancelled their first proper gig ages ago and since then I’ve been a bit frowny with Monarchy, just because I got so excited when I found out about them and it seemed like they were just… being a bit strange.

But I’m over it now, and I’m totally loving their debut video (which is actually an old Milke track). I always felt that Milke never had the break they deserved, and rebranding as Monarchy seems to have done the trick, with them now getting a big record deal. Check out here.

New Music: Portecho

I’ve been asked to feature this band by a reader in Turkey… Portecho are sort of mellow, and their stuff is pretty easy to listen to. It’s kind of electro but rocky as well, I don’t really know how to describe it. Check out here.

New Music: PURPL PoP

Just when you thought Swedish pop was too cool to be silly, PURPL PoP come along. I don’t know how to feel about them, but I’m drawn to it. Make your own mind up…

New Music: Geographer

A little easier on the ear than Sufjan Stevens, but still pretty edgy stuff with some really sad undertones. This guy had a pretty rough childhood, and it comes across in some calm order on his tracks. Check out here.

New Music: Samuel

Happy pop music. ‘I Heart NY’ is becoming a bit of a hit in the blogosphere. Check out here.

New Music: Ben Montague

I’m a sucker for solo dudes with guitars- I know they can be incredibly boring sometimes but Ben Montague is pretty great. ‘Haunted’ is lush, I think it’s my favourite song right now. Check out here.

New Music: Liam Bailey

This guy is a cross between Amy Winehouse, Nate James and some Daniel Merriweather. And he reminds me a bit of Otis Redding, don’t know why. It’s good. Check out here.