New Music: Housse de Racket

French indie electro rock type sound. They caused a stir back in 2008 with their hit ‘Oh Yeah’ but this is their proper introduction to the world. It makes a change from the usual funky cheeky happy electro sound coming out of France at the moment (although that is excellent too). Check out here.

New Music: Manna

Born in Paris to a Finnish mother and Algerian father, Manna resides in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, where she’s been crafting an experimental and hauntingly beautiful sound. ‘Lead Me’, out on 14th September, is the debut track from album Shackles, carries a mixture of heavy grooves, beautiful melodies and haunting yet equally uplifting vocals. Check out here.

New Music: Grenades for the Wall

More cute new Swedish musical goodness here. I haven’t really heard anything like this before; it’s sort of laid back catchy electro pop. Definitely some potential there!  Check out here.

New Music: Bluey Robinson

Oh my God. I thought I mentioned this guy a while back but it seems I haven’t. Swedish born, London raised Blue Robinson’s got a neo-soul kinda vibe. If Stevie Wonder did sexy, this would be it. Check out here.

New Music: Nik West

A bass-heavy, soul sound with punchy attitude. If you like some of Prince’s newer material, you will love Nik West. Check out here.

New Music: Sameblod

Amidst the 100’s of tracks I hear every week, something little just stands out and makes you think ‘yea!’. Sameblod did this to me this week. They’re an electropop duo from Stockholm who make friendly sounds that kinda wanna hug you and dance with you at the same time. Their remix of Lykke Li’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ is fun. Check out here.

New Music: Airship

There’s something about listening to Airship that reminds me of my uni days in Manchester: this four-piece from the city give out a big, anthemic sound that commands your attention. Their debut album is produced by some of the team behind the Doves, Cherry Ghost the Editors. Check out here.

New Music: Ifan Dafydd

Wow, wow and WOW! This amazing, stunning piece of dubstep plays on Amy Winehouse‘s ‘No Good‘ and does it so well. My heart skips a beat when I hear stuff like this. This is just the most faultless piece of music I’ve heard in a long time. Stunning! Check out here.

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New Music: The Young Professionals

“Disco I love you but cannot forgive you”. Addictive camp electropop from Israel. And diva on the chorus is Fierce. These disco re-workings are often a hot mess but this one really works. Check out here or download D.I.S.C.O (try typing that- it’s really hard…) for free right here!

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New Music: Eric Ness

I think this will be love or hate, but it’s definitely a grower if you give it a chance- the video is really bizarre but I guess it compliments Norwegian Eric Ness’ ragged, jazzy, big-band vibe with a bit of pop on the side. Check out here.

New Music: Kaile Goh

A big rock-pop voice from 15 year old Kaile Goh. I really like ‘Gold’, I can see a lot of kids going for the sound. She’s already been signed up with Universal so you know to expect a lot of good stuff coming from this little lady! Check out here.

New Music: Caan

I saw this guy live a while back at Gold Dust in Hoxton and really liked his stuff. Well crafted, raw, dark pop with big attitude that really comes out live. Check out here.

New Music: Kirsty

Kirsty’s been best known for writing the All Saints’ massive No.1 hit “Black Coffee”. Already a bit big in Europe (reaching the top 20 in the European charts), Kirsty releases the Taio Cruz penned track “Set Your Body Free” on August 22nd. Check out here.

New Music: Liz Green

“Someone once mentioned that Liz Green reminded them of the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you put on an old jacket and find a note in the pocket.” Check out here.

New Music: Josh Osho

Incredible British soul talent from bad-boy-gone-good Josh Osho that rivals John Legend. This track, Redemption Days, isn’t out til September but this guy’s already generating so much buzz. Inspiring and exciting! Check out here.

New Music: Icona Pop

Icona Pop has been causing a bit of a fuss on the web for a while yet I never featured them on here. Edgy Swedish pop. “The two DJ’s decided one neon lit night to write songs about dark feelings and happy moments. The heartbroken soul and the frustrated mind combined their efforts and Icona Pop was born. These girls speak their minds and want everybody to sing along.” Check out here.

New Music: Talking Pictures

Moody but catchy electropop. Check out here or download a free Is Tropical remix here!

New Music: Chet Faker

File this under Active Child, Washed Out and Million Young– well crafted, downtempo music. I love his version of ‘No Diggity’. Hot. Check out here.

New Music: Set Fire Run

This is so new it’s not even ready… Swedish trio that makes some very good, very catchy powerpop. Check out here.

New Music: Graffiti 6

This is new, summery ‘Psychedelic northern soul folk’. Check out here.