New Music: The New Spring

”When being in love everything that was inside before is now worn outside. Sweat bubbles in your palms, blood flushes through to the cheek (blushing). This feeling illustrates more than anything else the body’s reluctance to take a definite form”. Beautiful acoustic songs about love from Bastian Kallesøe. Check out here.

New Music: Parade

I can be a massive sucker for girl bands (I can’t help it). These ladies could (and probably will) rival The Saturdays very soon- ‘Louder’ is pop perfection. Check out here.

New Music: Fallulah

Already huge in Denmark, Fallulah is some seriously cool pop. This is like some speeded up Lykke Li. Check out here.

New Music: Walk The Moon

Walk The Moon make catchy indie music that sticks in your head for a few hours after playing. I guess they’re a bit like an American version of Hoosiers. ‘Anna Sun’ is pretty fun to listen to. Check out here.

New Music: Keep Shelly In Athens

Gorgeous low-tempo pop with a perfectly crisp sound. ‘Hauntin’ Me’ is so beautiful. Check out here.

New Music: Jessica Lea Mayfield

This is cool, chill-out country/ indie type music, with a big check to the 90’s. Check out here.

New Music: Smatka

I saw Smatka at a gig in XOYO last week in Shoreditch. I’d never heard of her before but I could see why my mates went a bit nuts when she came on… She puts on a good show- definitely interesting to watch where this talented pop twinkle ends up. Check out here.

New Music: AlunaGeorge

Seriously cute, perfect electropop. Check out here. There’s also a free download of ‘Double Sixes’ here.

New Music: Fitz & The Tantrums

I saw this band on Perez Hilton this evening, I usually don’t agree with his music tastes but this band is awesome. Think Mayer Hawthorne, The Noisettes and some Paloma Faith mixed in a happy jar. Check out here. There’s also a free download of ‘Moneygrabber’ which is really good!

New Music: Strange Talk

This Aussie outfit have had the Kitsuné seal of approval, which means they’re not only super cool but super talented too. Think fast pop with that rock band kinda vibe. Check out here.

New Music: Zoo Kid

A 16-year old East Londoner with a massive voice and massive ginger hair. Mindblowingly cool. Check out here.

New Music: Shayfer James

Darkly Poetic and theatrically quirky music. Listen to the track below or check out here.

MP3: Shayfer James – Siren Song


A bit late on catching this one, voted #10 in NME’s best new bands of 2010, I only stumbled across their song ‘Colours’ yesterday. Chirpy, fast rock with a Californian vibe. Check out here.

New Music: Itaal Shur

This is the dude who wrote the Grammy-winning “Smooth,” which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is the 2nd most successful song of all time on the Billboard Charts. “After years of success in servicing the needs of the pop music market, it was time to create a record that expresses the deeper essence of who I am right now.” Check out a couple of tracks below (Darkside is gorgeous) and go to his Myspace!

MP3: Itaal Shur – Darkside

MP3: Itaal Shur – 2 B Loved

New Music: TINA

Ringo Starr’s called TINA (I don’t know why it’s all in capitals…)  “THE TablaGirl!”. I think she’s pretty good. I’ve only heard one song from this poppy, urban, dance, bollywood, R&B siren but so far but I’m impressed. Check out her super sexy, polished song featuring Fat Joe below and go to the website!

MP3: TINA feat Fat Joe – So Good

New Music: Rizzle Kicks

Fun, witty and current ‘indie-hop’ from two Brighton kids. Check out here.

New Music: The Boxettes

These are The Boxettes. Breaking from the norm, this is a a group of young ladies who do all sorts of things with their mouths that end up being amazing a’cappella tracks. I don’t see them as breaking the charts with their talent, but seeing just how prolific other young British a’cappella bands are doing out there (The Magnets) are becoming, they could be ones to watch! Check out here.

New Music: Star Slinger

Clean-cut, stylish, laid-back soul tracks re-worked to make new sounds. Think a cross between Kidda mixed with that Pogo guy. Check out here.

New Music: Garçon Garçon

Pretty electropop by a couple of very pretty Aussies. ‘Combining new wave synths with a unique ’80s feeel and a dash of blatant pop, Garçon Garçon write intelligent songs with catchy hooks. Coming from different musical worlds of classical and punk rock, the duo conjure a sound as complex as it is podium busting.’ Check out here.

New Music: The Ultra Girls

When can you every get enough of girl bands? Never! That’s what I think anyway. But you do see a lot of awful acts out there pretending they’re Girls Aloud before they’ve even managed to string a harmony together. But I like The Ultra Girls because they can string a harmony together, and they look like loads of fun. ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ sounds really good. Definitely looking forward to hearing more from these ladies! Check out here.