Lake Komo – Resurrect

Lake Komo have today unveiled a brand new single, ‘Resurrect’. The track arrives as the band embark on an extensive tour of intimate venues around the North. Starting tomorrow night, the run will take them through to a homecoming headline show at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on 12th March (full listings...

Duran Duran to Headline Common People

Set to take our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the Common People crew are delighted to announce that Duran Duran will headline Common People 2016, topping the bill at Oxford’s South Park on Saturday 28th May and then providing a fitting finale for ourSouthampton Common shindig on Sunday 29th...

HIGHASAKITE – Someone Who’ll Get It

In many ways, it’s a coming of age, though not by way of conceited or complacent clarity. There’s no enlightenment. Quite the opposite, really. Here is a cry for affinity. Understanding. Someone Who’ll Get It.  Norway’s Highasakite return with perhaps their darkest offering to date, unveiling new single ‘Someone...

Vimes – Mind

VIMES (Azar Syed& Julian Stetter) have just revealed the video for their first official single release ‘Mind’ released January 22nd 2016 taken from debut album ‘Nights In Limbo’ produced by Jochen Naaf (Xul Zolar, Hundreds) released on February 12th 2016. The video was directed by Nadia Bedzhanova,  Nadia’s previous work has been featured on Dazed...

School of Seven Bells – Ablaze

School Of Seven Bells today announce new single ‘Ablaze’, taken from their eagerly awaited upcoming and final record, SVIIB, released February 26th via Full Time Hobby (Europe) and Vagrant Records (US). Premiering on The Guardian, the euphoric and brightly propulsive album highlight can be streamed below. It was in...

Her – Her Tape #1

band tipped for huge things in 2016, Her follow the release of viral hit ‘Five Minutes’ with a full length mixtape to begin what is sure to be a stellar year for the operation. Beginning with a fractured American/French commentator intro we open into preceding single ‘Quite Like’ with a...

High Highs – Cascades

High Highs are Jack Milas and Oli Chang who release their new album ‘Cascades’ on February 5th 2016. The band have just shared another new track from ‘Cascades’ called ‘How Could You Know.’  Jack Milas describes the creative process behind the track as such: “This tune was one of...

Savages – Adore Life

avages’ debut album may have just peeked into the UK Top 20 yet its lasting impression upon the industry equates to so much more than a chart position. Their all female lineup was not the main reason to pay attention (see The Staves, Warpaint etc) it was the feminine...

BBC6 Music Festival Announces Full Line-up

Today, 6 Music revealed the line-up of artists who will be performing at the 6 Music Festival 2016 in Bristol from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 February. The line-up includes Underworld, Foals, Suede, Laura Marling and more. Also confirmed are Roots Manuva, Savages, Roisin Murphy, Misty In Roots, John Grant,...

NZCA Lines – Infinite Summer

ichael Lovett, always a man of extreme optimism reaches for new lofty limits on the release of NZCA Lines’ anticipated sophomore album. Now a three person operation with the inclusion of Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley and Sarah Jones, the musicians have collated something larger than an album, it is a...

Slutface – Kill ‘Em With Kindness

Fresh from DIY’s Hello 2016 London series, and ‘Ones To Watch’ lists across the continent, SLUTFACE return with the latest auditory instalment – new single ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’. It’s as righteously rampant as their last offering but, as the title would suggest, perhaps a little more hug than...

BEAU – Animal Kingdom

New York two-piece band BEAU today announce their newest single ‘Animal Kingdom’ from their hotly anticipated debut album ‘That Thing Reality’, out via Kitsuné/Sony Red on March 11th 2016 and available instantly with every album pre-order. The track, produced Al O’Connell (aka ‘alalal’ – Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Rufus...

Daughter – Not To Disappear

aughter, the alt-rock trio with a penchant for the poetic return with one of the year’s most anticipated sophomore records. The band has remained near silent after the release of ‘If You Leave’ allowing its personable impact to resonate with its listeners. A record built on solitude and bitterness was curiously beautiful...

Morly – The Choir

Morly embodies the idea that one person can do it all. The Minnesota-born singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer emerged onto the music scene a year ago with a single on Ryan Hemsworth’s widely respected Secret Songs platform. She quickly caught the attention of NY label Cascine who released her mostly instrumental, debut EP, In Defense of My Muse, in August...

Channel D – Derelict

Channel D follows the pre-Christmas unveiling of his new project with further music on 11th March. ‘Derelict’ follows ‘Birds When Disturbed’ in revealing a little more of the scope of his forthcoming album, ‘Unravelling’. A beguiling mix of low slung bass and nakedly honest lyrics consumed by doubt, ‘Derelict’...

EKKAH – Small Talk

EKKAH return with new single ‘Small Talk’, their first offering since being signed to new label home Year One/RCA. Produced by Tourist, the connection coming together over a shared musical appreciation, ‘Small Talk’ finds the downtown dance floor duo at their most vibrant and swoon-worthy – a chicly addictive...

Phall Fatale – The Girl The Beat

There aren’t many records that call to mind The Slits, CocoRosie, Portishead, Donkey Monkey, Micachu and the Shapes, and The Thing featuring Neneh Cherry. The second album by Phall Fatale shouldn’t really work: to be post-punk in spirit whilst displaying such obvious virtuosity seems a contradiction. But Moonlit Bang...

Frøkedal – The Sign

A self-confessed minimalist, Frøkedal knows less is more. But sometimes, there’s something wildly satisfying about clanging and banging and buoyant brass… At least that was the case with lead single ‘The Sign’. Lifted from Frøkedal’s forthcoming debut LP ‘Hold On Dreamer’, it is the only track on the album recorded...

Emilie & Ogden – Ten Thousand

Montreal singer and harpist Emilie & Ogden has unveiled the official video for her new single ‘Ten Thousand’. The song appears on Emilie & Ogden’s debut album, ‘10 000’, out now via Secret City Records. On March 1st, Emilie & Ogden embarks on her first headline tour of the UK stopping in...

Lucius – Madness

Today, Lucius share a brand new track from their upcoming sophmore album ‘Good Grief’. ‘Madness’ is the second offering from the band, following lead single ‘Born Again Teen’ which was announced in the final weeks of 2015. ‘Good Grief’ which is due for release on March 11th via Play...

Predicting Brit Awards: 2016

The prestigious Brit Awards nominations are announced in 48 hours. This year the glitzy event may not be able to promise an outrageously sweary performance by Kayne West or Madonna being dragged from a stage however we already have confirmed performances by Adele AND Coldplay, I can hear the cheers of joy...

Gosh Pith – K9

Gosh Pith are pleased to announce new EP Gold Chain along with lead single ‘K9’, premiered via Stereogum. The Detroit based duo will release the four-track collection February 26th on LA label B3SCI (Jungle, Elohim, Aquilo) digitally and on limited edition, 12″ malachite-mint green vinyl. Gosh Pith are long-lost...

David Bowie – Blackstar

n his 69th birthday, the illustrious David Bowie gifts 2016 with his 25th edition of a collection begun way back in 1967.  Four out of the seven tracks featured on ‘Blackstar’ have been previously released, forming the opening quartet. Its title track kicking things off in suitably ornate manner as Bowie...

Basia Bulat – Fool

Basia Bulat has unveiled a brand new track from her forthcoming album ‘Good Advice’ which is set for release on 12th February 2016. ‘Good Advice’ is a departure from Bulat’s previous work, with her voice backed up by drums, bass, electric guitar and keys. James plays electric guitar, synth, saxophone and bass...

The Stone Foxes – Locomotion

 San Francisco blues-rock quintet The Stone Foxes have announced their very first UK headline tour. The ten-date February run will kick off at Start The Bus, Bristol on February 3rd and finish at The Gladstone, Brighton on February 13th. The band will play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on...

Baaba Maal – The Traveller

Senegalese music star, cultural warrior, United Nations Ambassador and Grammy nominee Baaba Maal releases his much awaited 11th album ‘The Traveller’ via Marathon Artists on January 15th 2016.  ‘The Traveller’ was recorded in both London and Senegal and was produced by Johan Hugo from The Very Best. The record...

Rosie Lowe – Woman

With a succession of critically adored tracks to her name, the London-based, Devon-born musician Rosie Lowe has emerged as one of the most hotly tipped artists around. Now Lowe is set to captivate her biggest audience to date with the February 19th release of her eagerly anticipated debut album...