Jungle at The Ritz, Manchester

he psychedelic shimmery of Jungle’s self-titled debut LP on Richard Russell’s XL Records has infiltrated the UK chart market over the past six months, with considerable success. Jungle’s brazen, falsetto-led take on neosoul with minimalistic pulses and echoed dub crunches are melodically impeccable; you’d think the seven-piece collective from...

Felon – Colour

London trio Felon (Archie Ward, George Renwick and James Levey) have put their heads together and created something pretty magical. Shimmering keys, swirly synths and solid straight beats are complimented by a pretty straight-forward, old school sounding bassline and sugary sweet vocals. What I particularly like about this track...

Virgo – Virgo

Elizabeth Ann Clark is a classically trained pianist with an affinity for the “cosmos, subterranean worlds” and the different dimensions of “human emotion”. Can you tell? Virgo, as she is otherwise known produces intelligent electronic music fusing her obvious rapport for all things left of centre with unworldly aspirations....

Nao – Good Girl

On the back of the sensational ‘So Good‘ with Jai Paul’s equally elusive brother, A. K. Paul, ‘Good Girl’ is the standout track from Nao’s debut EP. There’s something strikingly familiar about this tune which clearly takes heaps of influence from 90’s R&B, especially Destiny’s Child – and I am...

Tear Talk – Realise

I’ve followed Tear Talk since their early beginnings, and this new track certainly sees them taking their music in a new direction. Where there was once a quiet loud dynamic seen in shoegaze tunes for years now, a leaning towards an electronic sensibility has taken over. There’s something extremely...