Understated, dreamy, summery vibes. Check out here.
I’m very excited about this guy. Soul pop done very well indeed. Even though this is obviously mainstream and commercial, there’s a serious sincerity in the music which you rarely come across, and I think that’s what makes Alex Boyd special. Check out here.
“The truth is, a buzzband is a lot like a human. A buzzband has hopes. A buzzband has dreams. A buzzband has desires. A buzzband has insecurities. Every buzzband wants to be the best buzzband that they can be, but tons of other buzzbands are standing in the way. Buzzbands want to be friends with other buzzbands. Buzzbands get in fights with other buzzbands. Buzzbands make up. Buzzbands eat, poop, live and die. Buzzbands experience high highs and low lows.”
– via Hipster Runoff
I mentioned Mr Fogg on here ages ago for an amazing little videohe made in the middle of London. Last year he released his debut album, also entitled ‘Moving Parts’, and is currently working on new material with Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork and Feist), this video marks a stepping stone between his debut and new music set for release later this year.
The video was directed by American History X director, Tony Kaye and was shot at various locations around Los Angeles, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, and consists entirely of several thousand stop-animated still photographs.
I know, a lot of people will look down on this single but for what it’s worth, this is about as edgy as mainstream pop is in the UK right now- and it’s actually a lot of fun. Produced by Diplo and Dimitri Tikovoi. She was always the odd one out from Girls Aloud, and this single is pretty left field compared to what the other girls have done with their solo stuff. And dare I say, I see small hints of Robyn in there too. Check out here.
From a gig she played in 2004 at the Manchester Academy while on her first album – Frank, with support from Tyler James. This was the first time I saw her live, and it was the first proper gig I ever brought tickets for.
I nicked a poster for this gig when I was at uni and it’s been on my walls ever since. A few years later, Back to Black was released and well… rest is history!
I’ve mentioned what, maybe six or seven new acts today – all of which are pretty good. But nothing tops finding a band at the end of the day who completely blow you away. These are The Jezabels: and their songs are just about as close to perfection as they can get. Full of big, epic rifts and emotion. Just outstanding! Check out here.
Edgy and airy sounds. Obviously done with a lot of computer work but you forget that once you immerse yourself in it. One to watch for sure. Check out here.