The beautiful return. No gimmicks, just a voice and a guitar.
Produced by Danger Mouse, check out this new amazingness by Electric Guest.
Estelle’s back on form with this new track. Gorgeous and stunning and heart breaking and beautiful.
This is the sort of music that makes travelling on the tube turn magical (if you had this on your headphones). It’s flawless, rich pop. Check out here.
Give this a spin before you head out. It’ll make you go nuts. New York electro at it’s best. Check out here.
You know what, this is the first new pop song I’ve wanted to listen to twice in a row for a while. She’s from Greece and her music is mental. I really hope it takes off in the UK. Check out here.
I really like it when someone gets in touch and sends me some music that takes me by surprise. This is a very unique sound and one which I’m sure will take off. Check out here.
The band’s debut single Check Your Head flips the switch from agro to disco in two taps of a high hat, the street-tough demeanour fading, in and out with vocoders and falsetto. Check out here.
A rock band that delves into synth-pop every now and again. Seems to be a trend in America right now, will be interesting to see what becomes of it. Check out here.
British rock and roll with a very pop sounding voice. Check out here.
Some nice lo-fi for you tonight. Check out here.
Swedish indie pop. The Slytest, consisting of young Swedes Dan Axelsson and Simon Larsson has had a fascination for American music since birth. The band manage to put some local colour to the recording with what in Sweden is considered “the Gothenburg sound” – indie choirs and vibrant distorted guitar melody lines in the vein of Broder Daniel and Håkan Hellström – two of Sweden’s major underground pop stars. Check out here.
I call this bubblegum drum and bass. Check out here.
This is the new video for Butch Walker And The Black Widows‘ song ‘Synthesizers’. With Matthew McConaughey. It’s the sort of song that makes fun of the current pop industry without sounding too angry. It’s pretty funny.
I don’t usually post music by Arabic bands, but when someone told me about Mashrou’ Leila I now feel the need to hunt for some more stuff from the Middle East. They’re from Lebanon and they’re causing a stir for carrying a sound that supports free-thinking, religious freedom and gay rights (from what I’ve read). Makes a change from the usual sound coming out of the area.
Also check out that remix by Électro Valentíno (on the Soundcloud above) which gives their sound a whole new, fierce spin. It’s all very cool.