New Music: Freelance Whales

Interesting looking and sounding band. ‘Generator 2nd Floor’ is the track to look out for. Check out here.

Free Download: Christian TV

Click here for a free to download Christian TV‘s amazingly catchy and pop-perfect song, ‘When She Turns 18’. Love it!

New Music: Katy B

Little raw London talent for you tonight. Along the lines of Lily Allen, although I have to admit that aside from ‘Louder’ I don’t find the other songs on her Myspace very exciting. Check out here.

New Music: Lauren Pritchard

Beautiful voice, melody and face all in one. Until Amy Winehouse comes back, I’m glad to have this lady on my iTouch. This is the sort of music Lauryn Hill should be making. Check out here.

Skinnerisms #2

But don’t take the shortcut through the subway
It’s pay or play, these geezers walk the gangway
Deep seated urban decay, deep seated urban decay,
Rip down posters alight
From last weeks big Garage night
And the next Tyson fight
I cook em at 90 degrees Fahrenheit
And don’t copy the copyright
I got em in my sites, blinding with the lights
Taken to dizzy new heights

Click here to check out one of the new breed of British MC’s, Skittles, and download his free EP.

Skinnerisms #1

I have a lot of love for Mike Skinner (i.e. The Streets). So I feel inspired to post some ‘Skinnerisms’ sporadically for the next few weeks on here. Just because. First one, and it seems appopriate, is from ‘Turn The Page’, an epic tune that opened his first album, Original Pirate Material back in 2002.

All stare, eyes glazed
Garage burnt down, the fire raged
For 40 days and in 40 ways
But through the blaze they see it fade
The sea of black, the beaming heat on their faces
Then a figure emerges from the wastage
Eyes transfixed with a piercing gaze
One hand clutching a sword raised to the sky
They wonder how, they wonder why
The sky turns white, it all becomes clear
They felt lifted from their fears
They shed tears in the light

Click here to check out one of the new breed of British MC’s, Skittles, and download his free EP.

New Music: Tim Berg

This song reminds me a bit of 90’s garage, even though it’s pure swedish dance pop. I can see this being played on Kiss100 all summer. Song’s called Bromance. Check out here.

New Music: Moxie Black

I don’t really know much about this band, it all seems a bit elusive but their track ‘So Much Better’ has been on loop on my iTouch all day and I just can’t get enough of it. Check out here.

First Listen: Lo Fi Fnk ‘Sleepless’

I love this song so much – it’s better than Stepping Out in my opinion. One of my favourite pop duo’s. Click here to listen.

First Listen: Erik Hassle ‘Taken (Still In My Blood)’

From my favourite singer for the last year and half. Stunning.

New Music: Mads Langer

Tipped to become a big big Danish pop star. Does an excellent cover version of Olive’s ‘You’re Not Alone’. Check out here.

New Music: Christina Perri

Christina Perri has had a huge online following thanks to just one song, ‘Jar of Hearts’. And I can kinda see why, it’s a really well written track. Look forward to hearing more from this talented lady. Check out here.

New Music: Everybody Else

This band have a bit of a unique sound, if their song ‘First Class’ is anything to go by. Young garage rock. Check out here.

New Music: K.A.Y

This lady’s version of ‘Bang Bang’ by Nancy Sinatra is so good. Just needs a little refining. K.A.Y has that look of Gaga about here, but with a bit of Ke$ha thrown in there with some Robyn to add… Check out here.

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.