All Men Are Pigs

studio killers

Studio Killers are a bit of a sinful pleasure for me. I don’t know what draws me to them but I just keep wanting more and more. This is their new track and is as equally as bitchy as the one about bouncers.


First Listen: Ofei ‘Fate’


I don’t know how to describe this new track from Ofei but I think it’s brilliant. You just can’t expect what the next chords will be throughout the whole song.

First Listen: Ed Drewett ‘Drunk Dial’

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A while back I posted a video for this song, which at the time had no mention of who the artist behind it was. It’s come to light that it’s actually a new track from one of pop’s brightest new writers, Ed Drewett.

If you think it sounds a bit like something from The Wanted then you’d not be far off- Ed’s one of the forces behind some of their biggest hits. Single’s out 10th March 2013 on BAER MUSIC.

First Listen: Azekel ‘Get It On’


Listen to the dark, sultry, sexy track above by Azekel. You wouldn’t think that it’s actually a cover of the original ‘Get It On’ from 70’s glam rockers T Rex mashed up with the too-cool-for-school lo-fi act XXYYXX. And that friends, is what I call brilliance. See for yourself…

First Listen: BeBe Black ‘Deathwish EP’

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BeBe Black was featured here back in October and it’s great to see that there’s finally some official releases coming out from her camp. ‘Deathwish EP’ will be released through Columbia Records on 21st January. All I can say is that it’s a pretty well polished production for someone so new, and that’s a very special thing. Expect sinister, epic and broody pop from this talented lady.

First Listen: Mutya Keisha Siobhan ‘Boys’

Mutya Keisha Siobhan

I am insanely EXCITED! The original Sugababes have finally putt this acappella teaser out for their new material. This is just a sign of what’s to come.

First Listen: Hurts ‘Miracle’

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So this is Hurt’s new single, which had it’s debut this morning on BBC Radio 1. It’s got that trademark broody, atmospheric sound which isn’t a bad thing. Out March 10th.

First Listen: Mike Delinquent Project ft KCAT & Mikill Pane ‘Mama Said’

Mike Delinquent Project

So you’ve managed to get through your first working week of 2013. Personally, 2012 seems like a lifetime ago already. This new track from Mike Delinquent Project is just too chirpy not to share for a Friday morning.

First Listen: Jarell Perry ‘Whiskey a Go Go’

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One of the more unique RnB finds from last year, this is Jarell Perry’s new track. A new LP is out later in the year.

First Listen: Orion ‘Only Us’ (feat. The Emotion)

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Orion make the kind of music that’s so airy and innocent it just makes anyone listening feel like a dirty sinner.

First Listen: Charli XCX ‘You Ha Ha Ha’

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Loving this new track from Charli XCX. The next twelve months should be interesting to hear from this lady.

First Listen: Bloodgroup ‘The Fall’

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This Icelandic band have actually been around since their debut in 2008 but this is the first I’ve heard of them. Gorgeous dark electro.

First Listen: Kris Menace feat. Unai ‘Lone Runner’

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The hardest working man in House, Kris Menace, returns with a brand new single, ‘Lone Runner’ featuring the unique talents of Sweden’s dub house star, Unai. Released 31st December 2012.

First Listen: Thorunn Antonia ‘Electrify My Heart’

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A nice slice of dreamy electropop from Icelandic Thorunn Antonia.

Turn The Lights On

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This is Fleur’s new single, ‘Turn The Lights On’ (produced by Culture Shock) and is released in February. Catchy and fresh!

First Listen: The Score ‘Don’t Wanna Wake Up’

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A really cute new song from The Score, who I previously featured back in August this year. You can’t go wrong with pop as innocent as this!

First Listen: Various Cruelties ‘If It Wasn’t For You’

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There’s a prediction going round the industry right now reckoning guitar music to explode again in 2013, but to be honest I’m not quite sure I agree with it to the extent they think it will be. But then I’m hearing some really unique indie like this by Various Cruelties and it makes me question myself. In any case, I really like this. It’s catchy but doesn’t rely on big noisy hooks to grab attention.

First Listen: Amina Bryant ‘On My Own’

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This new track from Amina Bryant is showing some real potential. Her debut EP is out next year.