When Al Lewis covered Cheryl Cole…

Well, this is cute. The original track is here, and it sounds different but very much the same with Al Lewis’ version. He was interviewed on here last week, and as of yesterday his new album, Battles, has been released. Of which, I have a copy playing right now and all I can say is it’s pretty lush.

The standout track is the first one for me, ‘The Truth In Growing Old’, just because the words are pretty deep and the harmonies are beautiful. It’s only eight tracks long (which I think is a good length for a record like this), and all the songs mesh well with one another and leave you pining for a life in the Welsh countryside somewhere (can you tell I’m from London?)…


First Watch: Andreas Moe ‘+1’

New track by one of my favourite Swedish kids, taken from the soundtrack to upcoming British movie ‘The Knot’.

Creepy or beautiful?

This is Lana Del Rey‘s ad for H&M; a cover of a 50’s classic. It’s strangely compelling.

A kick start to your Monday

I have had the most horrible weekend that ended in hospital and me not being able to talk to swallow. Up to now even, I’m bed bound feeling sorry for myself. Getting old I guess, but don’t let that gross you out… Enjoy some funky soul to ease you in to this wet Monday morning. Track’s out 15th October.

Merely + Sun Angels

A beautiful, rich bit of chilled house courtesy of the Swedish Merely and British Sun Angels.

New Music: Vinnie Who

Infectious Danish electro pop diffused with a ton of nostalgia. Check out here.

New Music: SOS

I haven’t featured any good British rock on here for some time but Im glad to say that the rock drought is well and truly over with the coming of this new Scottish band. Anthemic, well crafted sounds. Check out here.

Interview: Quickfire with Brock Zanrosso

Brock Zanrosso was featured on here not long ago but he seems to be pretty popular with some readers, so it made sense to get some quickfire questions answered by the chap himself…

When did you realise that you wanted to get into the world of pop?

I realised at a really young age that i wanted to be a singer, and that I wanted to be in pop music. I always used to watch TV dreaming that one day I could be like those people, and now that I actually have the chance is amazing.

What’s the reaction to your new EP from your fans?

So far the fans love it!!! Everyone that’s bought it has nothing but positive feedback, which I’m so grateful for.

Where do you want to see yourself five years from now?

I want to be in LA doing it big. I want to be selling out arenas, awards shows, world tours, the whole deal. :)

Who inspires your sound?

I’m super inspired by Rihanna‘s hard edge. I’ve always looked to her as a huge inspiration, because she’s always ahead of things. She doesn’t follow trends, she makes them.

What’s coming up in the future?

I just recently moved to Toronto, so in the future I’m really hoping to be able to do some more shows here, and around this area of Canada. I’ve also got the next single Take it Off releasing to radio soon, hopefully I’ll be able to shoot a music video for that song!!!

So there you have it. Thanks for the interview Mr Zanrosso… I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing more from this kid soon!

New Music: LCMDF

Quirky indie/pop/pink from Finland. Check out here.

New Music: Mykki Blanco

There seems to be a really interesting emergence of gay hip hop of late (most notable of these being Le1f), and this continues with Mykki Blanco. It’s not what you would expect, but that’s what makes it exciting. No? Check out here.

Let’s just have a good time…

Track by Michael Mayer that seems appropriate for a Saturday afternoon.

New Music: Stay+


I can’t think of anything better to listen to on a Friday night than this. ‘Crashed’ will be released digital-only via Black Butter on November 5th 2012. Check out here.

New Music: K.Flay

This video underlines the importance of dental hygiene when rapping. Rap from California. Check out here.