New Music: Airship

There’s something about listening to Airship that reminds me of my uni days in Manchester: this four-piece from the city give out a big, anthemic sound that commands your attention. Their debut album is produced by some of the team behind the Doves, Cherry Ghost the Editors. Check out here.

New Music: Ifan Dafydd

Wow, wow and WOW! This amazing, stunning piece of dubstep plays on Amy Winehouse‘s ‘No Good‘ and does it so well. My heart skips a beat when I hear stuff like this. This is just the most faultless piece of music I’ve heard in a long time. Stunning! Check out here.

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New Music: The Young Professionals

“Disco I love you but cannot forgive you”. Addictive camp electropop from Israel. And diva on the chorus is Fierce. These disco re-workings are often a hot mess but this one really works. Check out here or download D.I.S.C.O (try typing that- it’s really hard…) for free right here!

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New Music: Eric Ness

I think this will be love or hate, but it’s definitely a grower if you give it a chance- the video is really bizarre but I guess it compliments Norwegian Eric Ness’ ragged, jazzy, big-band vibe with a bit of pop on the side. Check out here.

New Music: Kaile Goh

A big rock-pop voice from 15 year old Kaile Goh. I really like ‘Gold’, I can see a lot of kids going for the sound. She’s already been signed up with Universal so you know to expect a lot of good stuff coming from this little lady! Check out here.

New Music: Caan

I saw this guy live a while back at Gold Dust in Hoxton and really liked his stuff. Well crafted, raw, dark pop with big attitude that really comes out live. Check out here.

New Music: Kirsty

Kirsty’s been best known for writing the All Saints’ massive No.1 hit “Black Coffee”. Already a bit big in Europe (reaching the top 20 in the European charts), Kirsty releases the Taio Cruz penned track “Set Your Body Free” on August 22nd. Check out here.

New Music: Liz Green

“Someone once mentioned that Liz Green reminded them of the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you put on an old jacket and find a note in the pocket.” Check out here.

New Music: Josh Osho

Incredible British soul talent from bad-boy-gone-good Josh Osho that rivals John Legend. This track, Redemption Days, isn’t out til September but this guy’s already generating so much buzz. Inspiring and exciting! Check out here.

New Music: Icona Pop

Icona Pop has been causing a bit of a fuss on the web for a while yet I never featured them on here. Edgy Swedish pop. “The two DJ’s decided one neon lit night to write songs about dark feelings and happy moments. The heartbroken soul and the frustrated mind combined their efforts and Icona Pop was born. These girls speak their minds and want everybody to sing along.” Check out here.

New Music: Talking Pictures

Moody but catchy electropop. Check out here or download a free Is Tropical remix here!

New Music: Chet Faker

File this under Active Child, Washed Out and Million Young– well crafted, downtempo music. I love his version of ‘No Diggity’. Hot. Check out here.

New Music: Set Fire Run

This is so new it’s not even ready… Swedish trio that makes some very good, very catchy powerpop. Check out here.

New Music: Graffiti 6

This is new, summery ‘Psychedelic northern soul folk’. Check out here.

New Music: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

I love this. This is The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s new single. “A daydream like childhood memory soundtracked by a blissful sound wall of jaded guitars and jewel-like synths.” Check out here.

New Music: Willy Moon

What do you get when you mix Timbaland with 50’s rhythm and blues and some rock and roll? You get this guy. Suddenly there’s very little on the web for Willy Moon, and from experience that probably means he’s gearing up to take over the world with the help of some clever label. Check out here.

Make Believe

Three of Sony Music’s most exciting rising stars (and personal favourites)- Oh Land, Mads Langer and Loick Essien, talk about how their lives have been shaped by music and how they have turned their dreams into reality with the help of Sony. Bit of a shameless plug but it’s a fun clip to watch that makes you get up and do something for yourself. There’s also a competition by Sony where you have to create a remix using Bob Dylan & Ting Tings samples. Check out here.



New Music: The Chakras

Epic Irish indie with a bit of a raw edge. ‘Raised on a diet of Soul In Heaven era Verve self-belief, and Jesus and Mary Chain’s wanton fuzz, the band took an early hazy blueprint of how they wanted to sound and immediately removed anything that might interfere with their creating of it. They killed off long-standing relationships, resigned from the day-jobs and cut local ties, moved to London and have here made a record that took those noisy, hissing 8-track bedroom demos and transformed the very same songs into swirling, guitar-heavy anthems.’ Check out here.

New Music: Yoyo Eskimo

I don’t know much about these guys but they have a very fresh indie/ pop/ electro type of sound. Check out here.

New Music: Blood Orange

This is a very catchy song from the man who was once known as ‘Lightspeed Champion‘. Although I kind of wonder what these kids will be thinking in ten years time when they see how 90’s they looked in 2011… Anyway, check out here.