Listen: Weaves – ‘One More’

Toronto quartet Weaves have been working ridiculously hard putting together their debut album, so much so that we haven’t heard too much from them recently. Well, there was that cover they did of One Direction which was, you know, frankly amazing. And their single ‘Tick,’ which was… well, there aren’t enough superlatives really. So it’s…

Listen: Meadowlark – ‘Paraffin’

I saw Bristolians Meadowlark playing at Tramlines last year and for the longest time before they came on, I swore they were going to be a cutesy, folky duo (they have the words “meadow” and “lark” in their name). And yeah, there was a little folksiness in there but on the whole I was surprised…

Listen: Summer Heart – ‘The Forbidden’

Last year we played some tracks by Malmo-based group Summer Heart and basically got a little blown away by their ethereal yet vibrant guitars and Indian Summer vibes. It was the end of the summer, for the record, so it seemed pretty apt. The band, masterminded by David Alexander, are pretty prolific, releasing a string of…

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…

Watch: Haelos – ‘Separate Lives’

“It’s a reflection on the moment when you are choosing between staying or leaving and the underlying love that keeps you there. We liked that, it was simple and human and something we could all share experience in.” That’s what British dance trio Haelos say of their latest single ‘Separate Lives,’ which like much of…

Watch: Black Mountain – ‘Florian Saucer Attack’

It’s been six years, yes, six whole years since Vancouver-based Black Mountain released an album. That’s a long time since we’ve heard the Canadians. They’re gearing up to finally released their latest LP, called IV, and they’ve already shared ‘Mothers of the Sun,’ but their latest effort is even better. Mostly because it’s accompanied by…

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…