Listen: SOFI TUKKER – ‘Hey Lion’

A couple of months back we talked about only the second single to be released by New York based addict-pop duo SOFI TUKKER, ‘Matadora.’ It was the one inspired by Brazilian culture, remember? Of course you do. It was a track by the ridiculously infectious SOFI TUKKER and it’s now permanently lodged in your brain….

An Interview With… Baywaves

Hailing from Madrid and brandishing a unique blend of tropical vibes and indie angst that they call ‘Hipnopop’ (think the Beach Boys tangoing with Yeasayer and our own indie upstarts The Hunna), Baywaves have become one of the most talked-about and hotly tipped bands to come out of Spain since Hinds. They’ve just released their…

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…