Tom Jones!

You’d need to be blind to not notice that Tom Jones is back on telly this month with The Voice UK. Now he’s announced the follow up to his 2010 album ‘Praise and Blame’ with the release of ‘Spirit In The Room’ on 21st May 2012 through Island Records.

Tom has also graced a recent single on Jack White’s Third Man label. Featuring Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Evil’ in his own inimitable style and produced and played by White and some of his Raconteurs, the single comes backed with a reworked version of  Frankie Lane’s classic ‘Jezabel’ and has already picked up widespread praise.

We found love in a refixed place

Refixing seems to be the new craze at the moment. It’s not really a remix, but it’s not really a cover. It’s a refix. This one’s of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ and features vocals by Beldina. Pretty amazing.

New Music: Hooray for Earth

This is probably my favourite band of the month. The songs are full of surprises, mixing strings with epic horns and lots of voices. Check out here.

New Music: Thomas Azier

Epic German synthpop from someone recently co-wrote with German artist Casper on his #1 selling album XOXO, and collaborated with Timo Kaukolampi, head of the Finnish experimental beat rockers, K-X-P. Check out here.

Diplo goes K-Pop

Super produces Diplo tries his hand at working with K-Pop group GD&TOP. I’m not sure I like it but it’s different.

New Music: Rabih

Swedish pop from a newcomer. The video looks pretty generic until the end when a massive twist kicks in, and something that really happened. Check out here.

First Watch: Beatrice Eli ‘The Conqueror’

One of the most exciting artists emerging from Sweden right now, Beatrice Eli, has released a video to the epic ‘The Conquerer’ track. Exciting and amazing.

New Music: The Promise

Boybands are back in pop fashion like no one’s business, and for good reason. Think what you like about these groups but the truth is the quality of the sound they’re making is pretty good. These guys are from Essex and I see this going as big as The Wanted. Who knows. Check out here.

New Music: Dreamer

Brand new indie-rap artist Dreamer releases his debut single ‘Stay’ featuring Rocky Nti. Check out here.

New Music: Breathe Carolina

This indie/ electro band are actually already massive in the USA (this track has sold over half a million over there). But they’re not that well known in the UK. So here they are. Say hello. Check out here.

New Music: Cinnamon Girl

Amazing new electropop with an indie edge! Check out here.

New Music: Bright Light Bright Light

I’ve known of this guy for a while but I guess I never mentioned him on here. Anyway, really good pop! Check out here.

New Music: Ianna Harvey

I get so excited when I hear new UK talent like this. I really don’t see this former backing singer for Omar and Rhian Benson not making it into the mainstream! She’s been building a name for herself over the past year covering popular songs by the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Wretch 32, and by releasing two singles, ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Save You’. Now she’s released mixtape with a cover of Labrinth‘s ‘Last Time’ as well as six new tracks tracks of her own. Check out here.

First Watch: Fiorious ‘7 Steps’

I love this kid so much, and this new track is pretty amazing. It’s available on iTunes or for a limited time, the 8-track album is a free download here.

New Music: Scarlette Fever

Good old rock and roll with a bit of pop. Check out here.