Friday Egg

Weekend’s back again already. I’m really enjoying this track by The Egg– have a brilliant Friday morning!

New Music: Heart Streets

RnB/ hip hop duo from Montreal with a 90’s vibe. Check out here.

New Music: The Virginmarys

 

Great new British rock and roll. Check out here.

 

New Music: Saturday, Monday

Interesting sound from this lot- there’s a bit of drum/bass mixed in with some warm pop noises. Swedish, of course. Check out here.

New Music: Fast Planet

Something chilled to soothe the midweek blues. This is a stunning piece of work by Fast Planet. Check out here.

New Music: Deep Cut

These guys have been around since 2006 but this is the first I’ve heard from them. It’s a very distinctive, warm sound mixing shoegaze with guitars. Check out here.

New Music: Miss Bloom

I can see this dividing opinion, but it’s good old fashioned pop from the Stockholm/ Hollywood-based Miss Bloom. I personally love it, brings a smile to the face. Check out here.

New Music: Al Lewis

Regular readers will know that I’m a sucker for soloists with guitars, and this is no exception. The sound is reminiscent of singer-songwriters of the 70s but delivered with a modern twist.Check out here.

New Music: The Heartbreaks

I see a little bit of Pulp in this Morecambe four piece. This is catchy indie rock/ pop with a big throwback to the 90’s. Good stuff. Check out here.

Free Download: Six60 ‘Forever’

Courtesy of one of the most exciting acts to come out of New Zealand for some time, I reckon this is song of the week. And it’s a free download. It’s a massive track mixing soul, powerpop, electrosoul and rock. Can’t get any better really, can it? Six60 are getting some great buzz already – they will be huge.

MP3: Six60 – Forever

First Watch: Everything Everything ‘Cough Cough’

This is literally hot off the press, having been made record of the week by BBC Radio 1‘s Zane Lowe just now. The idiosyncratic and innovative sonic force that is Everything Everything are back with their follow up album to 2010’s debut, ‘Man Alive’.

Mad, tribal, epic and brilliant is how I’d describe their new single, ‘Cough Cough’ out October 14th. New album ‘Arc’ out January 14th 2013.

First Listen: Lissi Dancefloor Disaster ‘Singing My Heart Out’

Mix a formula with some vintage The Knife, some current Robyn and a little Miike Snow, and you get this track. It is pretty spectacular. This is the new song from Swedish lady Lissi Dancefloor Disaster.

New Music: Adventure Galley

Indie rock that’s cheerful enough for a Tuesday afternoon. Check out here.

First Watch: Patrick Wolf ‘Sundark and Riverlight’

One of my favourite kids, Patrick Wolf, is back with a new album. ‘Sundark & Riverlight’ celebrates 10 years of Wolf making music and consists of re-recordings new arrangements and updated lyrics of his songs from his last five albums. Totally self produced and arranged, the songs are grouped into two stories, “Sundark” an album of more his more solitary darker material and “Riverlight” songs of hope and relationship.

New Music: Carmen Smith

Absolutely love, love, Love this. Soul/ funk from someone who auditioned on The Voice in her native Australia and had all four chairs swing round. Check out here.

New Music: The Sweet Serenades

Quirky, funky and fun Swedish pop. Check out here.

New Music: Tom Odell

This took a couple of minutes to get in to but once it caught my attention I was near mesmerised. If you love the song as much as I have then you can download it for free here. More on Tom Odell here.

New Music: The Score

This has hit written all over it. Infectious new moody pop from NYC. Check out here.

‘Ode To The Bouncer’ finally to get a release in the UK!

This song by Studio Killers has become somewhat of a blog sensation, notching up over four million views on YouTube, and having No 1 chart success in Holland and Top 20 chart positions in Denmark and Finland. It’s been signed up by AATW and so a UK release is imminent. Good times.