To me, this sounds like pop. But when I try to learn more about the guy behind this music it all got complicated for my simple brain and I gave up, so I can’t give you much history. Sorry. All I know is these aren’t songs- they’re ‘prints’. Check out here.
Can you guess the inspiration behind this? I can… I say Prince and Grace Jones. Which is an amazing blend. I do enjoy Prince. This is very interesting funk. Check out here.
Seeing lots of potential in this. Pure pop! Check out here.
You know, for someone who remembers garage music the first time round, listening to Disclosure and seeing their sound being labelled as ‘future-garage’ makes me feel ancient. Anyway, there’s some very fresh sounds coming out of these guys. Check out here.
Hip hop’s hottest new crooner. Check out here.
I was really into this kind of music in my mid teens, so when I hear The Subways I sort of feel like I should put on some baggy jeans and wrap myself with duck-tape or something [making ‘a statement’]. This track has been A-listed on BBC Radio 1 which is a very huge deal and I can see it’s appeal. They’re already on their third album (which makes me feel old since I’ve only just heard of them now), and they seem to be doing alright for themselves;
“We wrote this track about each and every one of you” exclaims singer Billy Lunn night after night on tour. ‘It’s A Party’, the opener on the album has over the course of the band’s summer exploits across Europe become a (if not the) live favourite culminating with massed frenzy at venues across Europe not least at the band’s recent sold out show at London’s KOKO which witnessed Lunn leaping from a first level balcony into the moshpit…”
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Gorgeous, dark, soft sounds with incredible suspense. Check out here.
Beautiful, uplifting shoe-gazey/ lo-fi sounds from this Brooklyn band. If this doesn’t lift your spirits on this cold, dark Sunday then I don’t know what will. Check out here.
Retro pop/ rock with a very easy sounding vibe to it. It’s just all so lovely and happy and lovely. Check out here.
There’s a bit of a 90’s garage vibe sound to this. Check out here.
American pop with a gritty, dirty southern sound. Check out here.
I love this. Dark synthy pop, formed in 2010 by David Maddox-Jone, formerly of The Departure. Leading track ‘Promises’ is sinister yet romantic tale of lost love and the broken promises it often entails. Check out here.
Flow Machines surfaced in late 2008 with a major reworking of The Human League‘s classic b-side ‘Hard Times’. An album and remix EP followed, and by 2008 the studio-based act had received acclaim in Time Out magazine and the NME for their own remixes of Cornershop and The Lost Cavalry respectively.
Flow Machines are intent on keeping their identity a mystery… They are yet to play live, give an interview, or release a press photo, opting instead to focus 100% of their energy to releasing their unique edgy pop. Check out here.
I’m in two minds about this. No, actually, I’m in three minds. One tells me this is amazing. The other tells me this is utter crap. And the third tells me this girl’s eyebrows are vicious. But I definitely feel this is a very strong piece of work, so make your own minds up. Check out here.
This has a very 90’s vibe to it and is nothing short of amazing. Pure fresh fierceness. Check out here.
This is so, so good. Blues with some big soul sounds. I would kill to watch this guy live. Check out here.