Watch: Kayla Painter – ‘efa’

Experimental soundscapes that catch the ear of electronic music guru Mary Anne Hobbs? Yes please! Bristol-based Kayla Painter impressed earlier this year with her first release on Turnstile Records, ‘Revert,’ a slice of ambient electronica. But her latest, ‘efa’ is a much more challenging listen, which is filled with reverberating basslines and handclaps before building…

Listen: Morly – ‘If Only Chords’

Born in Minneapolis, based in Los Angeles, Katy Morly, known professionally only by her last name Morly, has been working up towards the release of her new EP Something More Holy. That means she’s locked herself away and collaborated with Stint, but her labours have produced something magical in the form of her new song….

Listen: Oracle North – ‘Underzone’

With a heady mix of Krautrock, industrialism and something of an aggressive attitude, Swedish quartet Oracle North created one of the underground post-punk records of 2015 in their EP Communion. Less than 12 months later they’re back for more, and are no less confrontational, releasing their latest high-octane single. ‘Underzone’ starts with some electronic bleeps…

Listen: Leapling – ‘Alabaster Snow’

Image: Anna Sian You know a few weeks ago how we were kind of late for Valentine’s Day and we ended up playing a load of tunes about it a few weeks after it happened? Yeah, well, we’re doing the same for the 29th February. We have no sense of time. Frontman of Brooklynites Leapling,…

Listen: Overcoats – ‘Nighttime Hunger’

When we’re presenting the show every week until 11pm, sometimes the munchies set in (because the chatter we do just works up so much of an appetite. We talk about cheese a lot). I don’t think that’s the type of hunger New York electronic duo Overcoats are singing about on their latest track though. Although…

Listen: Baywaves – ‘Marsupilami’

Think of a band that’s doing pretty well for themselves and also come from Spain. At this moment in time, most of you are probably thinking of Hinds, the DIY four-piece that have captured the hearts of people across the world with their often shambolic proto-punk ditties. But hot on their heels are Baywaves, who’ve…

Listen: Race Banyon – ‘Surface’ (feat. Kenzie May)

Lontalius’ debut album of folk-tinged R&B jams that sounds like James Blake doing Bon Iver, I’ll Forget 17, is out this month. Why do we mention this here? Because the mastermind behind Lontalius, New Zealand teenager Eddie Johnston, isn’t one to rest on his laurels and also records under the name Race Banyon. The Race…

Listen: Moxie Raia – ‘On My Mind’ (feat. Pusha T)

It’s not that often that we manage to squeeze in a well-known name into the pages of this site. But because American pop singer Moxie Raia has managed to persuade Pusha T to drop the rhymes about baby powder in favour of a guest verse on her latest tune, we’re making an exception. He is…

Listen: Free Cake For Every Creature – ‘First Summer In A City’

First, before we go any further, let’s take a brief moment to reflect on what an immensely awesome name Free Cake For Every Creature is. Mastermind behind the outfit Katie Bennett could have chosen her own name or something more dull and predictable but instead she combined charity, critters and cake together into a lovely,…

Listen: Night Moves – ‘Carl Sagan’

Astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, and all-round science populariser. If you’ve got a question about space then American Car Sagan is your man. We’re not sure how much he knows about twangy guitar rock, mind. Perhaps Night Moves’ music has the innate frequency of a moon rock though, as they’re channelling the cosmic elements on the…