First Watch: Alan Wilkis ‘Shadow’

This is probably the best new track I’ve heard all week. Actually, it is. Previously featured back in November, this is the second single from Alan Wilkis and is so well done- just incredibly addictive and sexy as hell. Check out here.


First Watch: Icona Pop ‘I Love It’

It’s those two cheeky Swedish geniuses. They’re back with one catchy piece of electropop that’s been on my iPod all week…

First Watch: Aiden Grimshaw ‘Is This Love’

An extraordinary, soaring pop anthem exploding with grinding drum & bass beats. Released on RCA on June 3rd and taken from Aiden Grimshaw’s debut album ‘‘Misty Eye’’ which will be released on August 13th. The album was co-written by Aiden and produced by Jarrad Rogers (Lana del Rey, Tinchy Stryder).

First Watch: A*M*E ‘Ride Or Die’

I’m really loving this! Such good pop! A*M*E is now signed to Gary Barlow’s record label so keep a look out for more soon!

First Watch: Erik Hassle ‘Stay’

The song premiered a few days ago and now here’s the video to the amazing Erik Hassle’s new single, ‘Stay’. So beautiful.

First Watch: My Second Surprise ‘Bring The Sunshine’

“Lead by Israeli born front man Ayal Nistor, My Second Surprise has had international success with their last video for “Perfect Cure” winning an Israeli Grammy and finding play on MTV Europe. Their second album “Time to Move On,” was mixed by Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Iron & Wine) and offers a unique blend of folk pop and an indie rock.”

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.

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.

First Watch: Sam Sparro ‘Happiness’

Sam Sparro is back with this new video for his upcoming return to the pop world, ‘Happiness’.

First Watch: Lo Fi Fnk ‘Kissing Taste’

This has actually been out for a few days but only just got round to sharing it here. Happy pop from the Swedish duo.

First Watch: The Fix ‘Modesty’

I mentioned these guys a long time ago, because they were amazing. They’re back with a new track and video, and it’s also pretty amazing.

First Watch: Riz MC (ft. Aruba Red and Plan B) ‘All Of You’

Riz MC makes sonically innovative and lyrically sharp music. Championed by BBC Radio 1 (through the ‘Introducing’ stage at Glastonbury, the Electric Proms  and a Maida Vale session, as well as heavy radio play), he has toured his groundbreaking interactive live-show around the UK and internationally. Check out here.

First Watch: Amanda Mair ‘Sense’

Amanda Mair has been causing a bit of a storm on the web for a few months. This seems to be the first video from her. It’s cute.

First Watch: Miike Snow ‘Paddling Out’

One very, very strange video. But did you expect any less from Miike Snow? Exciting stuff!

First Watch: Young Guns ‘Bones’

This just makes you want to stand up and jump around. The album, ‘Bones’, will be released on February 6th 2012 via Play it Again Sam Recordings [PIAS]. Check out here.

First Watch: Juan Zelada ‘What Do I Know’

Well this is fun. Juan Zelada’s new single ‘What Do I Know’ is out with Decca Records on 13th February 2012. The new single was named ‘Record of the Week’ on BBC Radio 2 and is currently on their A play list.

First Watch: Estelle ‘Thank You’

Estelle’s back on form with this new track. Gorgeous and stunning and heart breaking and beautiful.

Let’s finish the week off with a mixtape

Courtesy of those Swedish electropop geniuses Icona Pop.

1. NT89 – Lyfe
2. The Dø-Slippery Slope
3. Justin Martin & Ardalan – Lezgo
4. Dada Life/Staygold – Video, Kick, Snare
5. Depressed Buttons – Ow! (Para One Remix)
6. Savage Skulls/Sprinkle Juice/Tony Senghore – Caravan
7. Surecut Kids feat Cheasleauen -Drunk In This (TJR Vox Remix)
8. Brodinski – Let The Beat Control Your Body (feat. Louisahhh!)
9. Yung Humma – Leme Smang It (Edo remix)
10. Knife Party – Internet Friends

First Watch: Mary J. Blige ft. Drake ‘Mr Wrong’

Im so zoomed in to new music that sometimes I lose track of amazing stuff from established people… Sick comeback from the one and only Mary J. Blige. Love this hard- that voice just gets better and better.