Lone – Aurora Northern Quarter

Forthcoming off his album on R&S records, ‘Aurora Northern Quarter’ is a fitting tribute to his – and our – favourite city in the world, Manchester. Reality Testing will be a 12-track LP dropping on the 13th June and if this record is anything to go by, it’s going...

[Preview] Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival is due to take place at London’s Finsbury Park this year between the 4-6th July. The event also runs parallel in Birmingham with the same artists due to appear but at different dates. The organisers wrote “Wireless Festival 2014 will be returning as a two site, multi...

Gotta Release – Christophe

Established Bristol-based DJ and producer Christophe signs his first Hypercolour EP, entitled ‘Gotta Release’, has been released today (28th April 2014)! The title track fulfils an instant classic house status, featuring an instant likability and imaginably lining itself up to permeate summer soundtracks across the UK. The chilled deep...

Casino Times – Some of Her Love (Version)

Casino Times have reworked their 2012 release, ‘Some of Her Love’, into a soulful & percussion laden version of itself; gone are the disco synths, in their place a darker sound, characterised by a relentless loop and echoing vocal sample – it’s a sophisticated sound, and demonstrative of the mature production Casino Times...

Chet Faker – Soup Kitchen

I’m sat in the office block I call work as I write this intro, my time better spent on Chet Faker than on rewritten articles concerning the up and down micromanagement of the country’s corrupt financial sector. There’s a man on my left drilling something integral to the building...

Circa Waves – Know How

Fresh from the oven comes Circa Waves’ brand new track ‘Know How’, the follow-up from the bands most recent single ‘Stuck In My Teeth’  and their NME Awards Tour 2014. The Liverpudlian four-piece uses driving basslines and erratic rhythms combined with crunching guitar tones to create a fast and...

One Bit – Not About You

After hearing ‘Cold’, One Bit instantly became one of the most promising dance acts in the UK. However, their reputation and lack of imagination took a serious hit with their second release – ‘Daydream’. They’re back though, and out in full-force with their third record – ‘Not About You’....

Great Escape // Hip Hop

RATKING Harlem heroes Ratking have just established themselves as some of the most unique voices in Hip Hop with their new album So It Goes. Having already seen them support Death Grips I can guarantee you an exciting show. HAWK HOUSE Hawk House would have sounded just as at...

Great Escape // Indie/Rock

AMBER RUN Not the first time Amber Run have been mentioned on Turks & Underdog. An exciting, indie-rock band who hail from Nottingham. Their well-crafted songs, interesting instrumentation and soaring vocal melodies remind us of The Killers mixed with Bastille, making them a definite one to watch at Great...

The Great Escape // Alt-Pop

CHERUB Nashville duo ‘Cherub’ create quirky and emphatic electro-pop which contains groovy beats, funky synth riffs, popping guitar lines and lyrics that reflect the risqué and pleasure seeking impulses of their youth.  Filled with fun and energy, Cherub are sure to start a party at Great Escape 2014.

ZHU – Paradise Awaits

I was directed to ZHU by one of the founders of The Vibe Guide and I fell for his production style straight away. Anyone who knows me will know of my infatuation with UK Garage and ZHU’s style is right up my street. Playing with vocal keys like some master...

Rae Morris – Do You Even Know?

You’ll recognise her off Bombay Bicycle’s ‘Luna’ but Rae Morris will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with in the next year or so. A voice held with so much authority twinned with production that infuses the electronic surge of late with clear classical layers sits her...

Little Dragon – Paris

Currently Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and forthcoming off Little Dragon’s album, ‘Paris’ succumbs to the 70’s psychedelic Brit-pop. Very similar to a few records off Metronomy’s “Love Letters”, the vocals coalesce with retro synth riffs. However, in all honesty, I don’t think it’s that good; I’ve heard...

The Neighbourhood – Honest

‘Honest’ is the new track from Californian group ‘The Neighbourhood’ which is set to be the official soundtrack for the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Forming in 2011, they have stormed the alternative indie/rock scene thanks to their B&W aesthetics and incredible music, including singles such as ‘Sweater Weather’ and ‘Afraid’....