Grab yourself Foamo’s wicked refix of Jamie XX ‘Far Nearer’. Also check out Foamo’s ‘Ocean Drive’.
This is a summery sounding track, which ironically hasn’t really surfaced for me til now- the end of summer. But I love the laid back, almost effortless vibe around this song. Check out here.
I like any band that I find hard to describe. This is one such band- I can see them making an impact in the US. I guess it’s rock/pop that doesn’t have that annoying Avril Lavigne sound attached to it. Check out here.
Awful, awful outfits in this video but amazing music. Check out here.
They call it ‘post-dubstep’. “Sun Glitters sound is an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, ghostly digi-diva choirs, warm bass melodies driven by alternately dense and relaxing beatwork combinations between downtempo and wonky beats.” Check out here.
Fun indie pop. This should cheer you up on the greyest, wettest of days. Check out here.
Something a bit different today. Scala is a unique thing. The classically trained Kolacny Brothers; Steven (piano) and Stijn (conducting) have turned their Belgian all-girl choir into an international phenomenon, performing reinterpretations of Radiohead, U2, Nirvana and Metallica songs (to name but a few) as well as their equally successful original compositions. Check out here.
Check out this subdued remix by band-of-the-moment Metronomy for Lady Gaga. Dreamy.
Right then, this is properly amazing, beautiful stuff. The lyrics from David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity‘ have been turned into a gorgeous children’s book, illustrated by Canadian graphic designer Andrew Kolb. You can download a digital copy of the book for free over at Kolb’s website (although he seems to have removed all the lyrics within the book now- thanks David Bowie).
“A track that could have come straight out of early 80’s Disco New York, think ‘She’s A Maniac’ meets ‘Beat It’ and you’ll start to get the idea. The track is a little teaser ahead of a brand new single in September and his debut album which is set for release in early 2012.” Check out here.
Indie pop with dreamy since sounds. Check out here.
A very unusual collaboration but one that works for sure. This song samples Erik Hassle’s beautiful ‘Last Rider’ and gives it a big dance kick. Listen to the gorgeous original here. Love!
East London trio Waylayers are writing, recording and posting a new track on their Facebook page each Saturday for the foreseeable future, accompanied by a homemade video. For Saturday 20th August, they gave us the amazing sing along synth-pop anthem, ‘Magnets’:
This week Waylayers have broadened their pop sensibility with another dreamy synth-laden tune called ‘Silver Feeling’:
Keep checking Waylayers’ Facebook page for more updates and their single ‘Hear No Lies’ will be available to download from iTunes on 14th September. They are also playing on Sat 10th September @ The Borderline.
This Norwegian pop duo have made a massive splash on the web with this track. It’s like a mix of all the sounds that made Scandinavian music so huge across the world. Absolutely love love love this. Check out here.