First Listen: Richard Osborne ‘Better’

New cut from Richard Osborne that’s reminiscent of old-school N*E*R*D.


First Watch: Mary N’diaye ‘Big Dreamer’

Massive pop track from Sweden courtesy of Mary N’Diaye. I can see this crossing over to the UK.

First Watch: Alex Hepburn ‘Stop F*****g Around’


Feisty new video from one of the most exciting pop/rock newcomers, Alex Hepburn.

First Watch: Spit Syndicate ‘Beauty in the Bricks’

One of my favourite tracks coming out of Australia at the moment now has a video. If you’re lucky enough to live in Australia catch these guys on tour:

  • Thu 25th Oct @ Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
  • Fri 26th Oct @ Rhino Room, Adelaide, SA
  • Sat 27th Oct @ Laundry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
  • Fri 02nd Nov @ Ya-Ya’s, Perth, WA
  • Sat 03rd Nov @ Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
  • Fri 09th Nov @ Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
  • Sat 10th Nov @ Sprung Hip-Hop Festival, Brisbane, QLD
  • Fri 16th Nov @ The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

First Watch: Olly Murs ‘Troublemaker’

Nothing like a bit of harmless radio pop to finish a weekday off. New video from Olly Murs. The single is out on Nov 18th and album follows on Nov 26th.

First Watch: Disclosure ‘Latch’

This song is so insanely good. I’m starting to think that Disclosure are untouchable; everything I’ve heard from them has been first grade brilliance.

First Watch: Youngblood Hawke ‘We Come Running’

One of the catchiest anthems of the year so far now has a video. So hard not to smile when I hear this song.

First Watch: Misha B ‘Do You Think Of Me’

One of my favourite mainstream tracks of the year, Misha B’s second single finally gets a video. I will cry if this doesn’t to number 1.

First Watch: Lana Del Rey ‘Ride’

In preperation for Lana Del Rey‘s “Paradise” edition of double platinum album ” Born To Die” on Monday November 12th, a ten-minute video to accompany the track ‘Ride’ has just been released. Ten minutes…

First Watch: Rhye ‘The Fall’

I featured this band not too long ago and now there’s a lovely video to a very sexy track. I really am in love with Rhye. Album coming in 2013, single out November 12th.

First Watch: Nas feat Amy Winehouse ‘Cherry Wine’

Nas and Amy Winehouse was always an interesting pairing, and personally I’m a bit on the fence with this one, just because I wish there was more of Amy in it, but it’s a nice track nonetheless.

First Watch: Ria Ritchie ‘Something About You’

The lady that was discovered by Plan B shows a lot of promise with this new track.

One of the longest titles in pop

Trust those Norwegians to come up with a title for a song so long and amazing that it makes you have to listen to the track. It’s the new video by Alfitude favourites, Team Me, and is called ‘With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared to Have A Look At You Now’. The single is the final to be taken from debut album ‘To The Treetops’, and will be released on October 29 2012.

First Watch: A*M*E ‘Play The Game Boy’

This girl is really starting to make a lot of pop fuss on the scene, having dabbled in work with British pop institutions ranging from JLS to Emeli Sande. It’s only a matter of time before she’s a household name.

First Watch: Seye ‘Mexicana Bounce’

This is probably the catchiest thing you’ll hear all day, from Seye. Shame it wasn’t released pre-summer though.

First Watch: The Sweet Serenades ‘Can’t Get Enough’

I feel like being silly this week- just because the last week has probably been one of the most physically painful, and awkward weeks for me.

Plus, I’m aware that last week’s posts were a bit patchy because I was so drugged up on antibiotics and a million other bits of medication to keep me up.

So anyway, here’s to a new, wacky week. And I’d like to kick start it by showing you the new video from one of the most quirky bands to emerge from Sweden of late, The Sweet Serenades.

First Watch: The D.O.T. ‘You Never Asked’

This is exciting to me- Mike Skinner (ex The Streets) has a new project called The D.O.T. and this is their new video featuring Danny Brown and Clare Maguire. Good.