Dreamy, hazy French shoegaze. Check out here.
I love pop. I can add my rock edge to it or anything else I feel like adding it’s very versatile
I’m absolutely involved, what inspires me is my life; what I go through and what I do. With anything at all. and I think that’s what should inspire all songs because that’s what makes it real and that’s what makes people relate to them
Keep touring, keep sexing up the London stages, and keep showing people who LeeLee is. Also I’ve been working on a tan…
Keeping with the theme of being late with music, I’ve been a bit slow to feature this one too… It’s one massive song that’s already shaken up 282k people on YouTube and a good few million people around the world because of this advert. Bad-ass retro with some serious attitude. Love it. Check out here.
What happens when you mix dubstep with chilled electro and a little soul? You get Submotion Orchestra. Their new album drops later this month. Check out here.
The UK’s most prestigious album award, the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, just concluded it’s nominations ceremony. I’m not a massive fan of the prize, as it often seems a bit too snotty for my liking. That’s my opinion. Anyway, nominations this year are:
- Richard Hawley: ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’
- Plan B: ‘Ill Manors’
- Alt-J (∆): ‘An Awesome Wave’
- Django Django: ‘Django Django’
- The Maccabees: ‘Given To The Wild’
- Jessie Ware: ‘Devotion’
- Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
- Michael Kiwanuka: ‘Home Again’
- Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’
- Field Music: ‘Plum’
- Roller Trio – ‘Roller Trio’
- Sam Lee – ‘Ground Of Its Own’
My money goes on Jessie Ware for what it’s worth. Who are you rooting for?
This is the sort of sound that is so atmospheric and big and dark that it just leaves you breathless. Check out here.
Quirky but edgy Icelandic pop. And it’s free! Check out here.
Artist of the week. Truly epic pop with that trademark Scandinavian sound from a kid with a really heavy back-story. Check out here.
Midweek blues may be banished by listening to this harmless fusion of pop, house and grime. It’s very London. Check out here.
I really wasn’t expecting to hear what I did when I clicked play on this track. It’s what I would call anti-pop. It’s obviously pop, but it touches all the elements that most pop shies away from- there’s a raw edginess about it, probably from the fact that it’s self produced. There’s also some soul coming out of that big voice, but only just in enough doses. It’s good stuff. Check out here.
Subdued, dreamy and dark but warm at the same time. Check out here.
Danish music is on top form these days. Exciting stuff. This is some high-grade electropop for you from a band that’s been hiding for a few years and is back. Check out here.
Radio-friendly hip hop. I like. Check out here.
I’m about to use capitals to express what I think of this Swedish electropop duo- I LOVE THIS. It’s so sinister, cheeky and brilliant. This will be on rotation on my iPod for some time. Check out here.
This will be the most infectious thing you will hear all day. How To Dress Well’s made a track that’s layered so beautifully. And it’s free. Good times.