New Music: Melody Thornton

Formerly one of the Pussycat Dolls, Melody Thronton’s going at it alone with this retro single. Check out here.

New Music: The Fix

Swedish rock/pop along the lines of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and a bit of Lenny Kravitz. Check out here.

New Music: Aaron Delahunty

This is very new, very exciting stuff right here. Has some of that Lauryn Hill swagger, mixed with some South London attitude. And the voice is amazing. I am really excited about this one! Check out here.

New Music: The Stow

A mix of indie pop and hip hop. Named Best Live Act 2010 by the Emerging Talent Awards at Camden Crawl. Their bio reads ‘The Stow are ready to enter the industry and couldn’t give a monkeys if you agreed.’ Go you. Check out here.

New Music: Stephanie

Again, Danish music doesn’t fail to impress. This is pure dirty electro pop. Just screams ‘wow’. Check out here.

New Music: Waylayers

Formed in mid 2010, London based Waylayers make some  stunning, atmospheric pop, fusing elements of electronica and indie rock. Check out here.

New Music: Big Black Delta

Raw, atmospheric electropop that makes a very big statement. Check out here.

MP3: Big Black Delta – Huggin and a Kissin

New Music: Niels Nielsen

Swedish solo indie rocker Niels Nielson’s most recent solo album, Cmon Vultures: Part 1 includes folk-inspired pop tracks drawing inspiration from the likes of The Radio Dept. and Modest Mouse. The album also features more upbeat, danceable tracks, such as “Tell Me Now” and “Absolutes,” along the lines of Peter Bjorn and John.

MP3 – Niels Nielsen – Tell Me Now

New Music: Vondelpark

Understated, dreamy, summery vibes. Check out here.

New Music: Kaka

Yea, he really does go by the name of Kaka, yet his music is anything but. Swedish pop that is kinda happy and sad at the same time. It’s a grower for sure and I love it. Check out here.

MP3: Kaka – Worth Waiting For

New Music: Alex Boyd

I’m very excited about this guy. Soul pop done very well indeed. Even though this is obviously mainstream and commercial, there’s a serious sincerity in the music which you rarely come across, and I think that’s what makes Alex Boyd special. Check out here.

New Music: Teachers

AKA Benjamin Bronfman (the man engaged to M.I.A), this is an eclectic bit of music that’s edgy and interesting at the same time. It’s been around since last autumn but I only got round to appreciating it properly tonight. Really good. Check out here.

New Music: The Jezabels

I’ve mentioned what, maybe six or seven new acts today – all of which are pretty good. But nothing tops finding a band at the end of the day who completely blow you away. These are The Jezabels: and their songs are just about as close to perfection as they can get. Full of big, epic rifts and emotion. Just outstanding! Check out here.

New Music: Airbird

Edgy and airy sounds. Obviously done with a lot of computer work but you forget that once you immerse yourself in it. One to watch for sure. Check out here.

New Music: James Pants

If I ever went to a fancy dress party dressed like Jamie Lidell (which will probably never happen), I’d probably end up looking like James Pants.  You could either see his stuff as ultra cool or ultra rubbish, but either way I think it’s alright. And I love the name. Check out here.

New Music: Marcus Foster

I won’t lie to you, I find Marcus Foster’s sound and image a bit attractive. Moody, raw guitar rifts take you to a dark bar somewhere rural and American. Check out here.

New Music: Unouomedude

Make sure you listen to this on some decent speakers. There’s nothing out of the ordinary with this guy, but the sounds he make scream youth. It’s easy to listen to, and lifts you up a bit. Check out here.

New Music: Ed Sheeran

A sexy, soulful voice with a massive online following. File beside James Blake and Jamie Woon. Check out here.

New Music: Foe

Tipped to be huge later in the year, Foe is a throwback to that 90’s, dark/ dirty power sound. It took a couple of listens to get into this, but I can see the appeal. Fresh. Check out here.

New Music: Craft Spells

I’m really a big fan of this band. It’s sort of polished, bright shoegaze. The track above makes my heart melt a little. It reminds me of Madonna’s ‘Get Into The Groove’. Weird, I know. Maybe it’s the drums. Check out here.