This is really, really new stuff but I like it a lot. It’s so good to see that UK hip hop is keeping up with talent like this. Download the “Back To Basics” EP exclusively from his Facebook and get ready to start hearing about him a lot more often. Check out here.
Jermaine Riley was once part of underground r’n’b UK group Fun*dmental. Now he’s at it alone and his talent blows you away from the start. Check out the video above and watch this boy move. If Ne-Yo was British (he did briefly have a deal with Fun*dmental) he would be Jermaine Riley. Check out here.
Fresh UK r’n’b talent with a hell of a lot of potential. Check out here.
Mini-country heart throb Scotty McCreery won the most recent version of American Idol, and this is his debut. You forget that this voice belongs to a SEVENTEEN year old. Nuts. I sort of like it!
Here’s a first watch for Oh Land’s new single, White Nights. Quirky, eclectic, stylish, cool… etc…
I’m actually undecided over this- I don’t really know how to describe it. It sort of sounds like he’s just playing around with different noises and ended up making this song, but it’s nice to listen to. Check out here.
Mix Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ with some emo and you get this band. It’s a really big sound that catches you from the start. Then there’s the bits where they do that screaming goth singing that terrifies and pleasures you in equal doses. Move over Fall Out Boy. Check out here.
I’ve really been trying to get into Kimbra for some time now. She sings that laid back, jazzy funky sound which I love, and her voice is something special, but it took for me to listen to this quirky remix of her song ‘Cameo Lover’ to get in to her properly. If you don’t like this, I sort of understand why, but give it a couple of listens and it sinks in a bit. Check out here.
Still just a teenager but this Londoner is getting a big reputation for being ‘the white boy with soul’. His new single ‘Nothing To Lose’, is the sort of song that makes strong minded people keep faith in what they want to achieve. Check out here.
Let me introduce to you this amazing website, RapGenius. It takes lyrics from rap songs and literally translates every single line, making sense of the sometimes confusing selection of words rappers play with. It’s the best site I’ve seen in a really long time. You have to check it out!
I saw this video last night and it was at 90,000 hits. This afternoon it went up to 432,000 so I thought I’d share it’s loveliness with the world. It’s a whale involving itself with a mariachi band (that sounds wrong but I don’t know how else to explain it). I just want to hug it.
Harmless catchy American pop. Check out here.
I saw this over at the Guardian website and fell in love. Hip hop / electronic / soul. Check out here.
I’ve been meaning to mention this band for a few weeks now. Distinctively British breezy synth pop. Check out here.