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…

Listen: Kaleida – ‘It’s Not Right’

Together, Christina Wood and Cicely Goulder, who perform under the name Kaleida, have amassed over 10 million streams of their debut EP Think. Yeah, that’s right. 10 million. One. Zero. Million. That’s quite a lot by our calculations, yet Kaleida might not be a name too many people are familiar with. It’s not right. Oh,…

Listen: Pinemen – ‘Predictions’

Last year, when they released their single ‘That Certain Flavour’ and the accompanying EP Pleasant Pain, we made a prediction of our own for indie quartet Pinemen: that they’d be on to bigger things in 2016. Well, only a couple of months into the New Year and we’ve got a brand new tune from the…

Listen: Tsar B – ‘Myth’

Last year, Belgian singer Tsar B released her debut track ‘Escalate,’ a brooding and captivating single that showed off her steely yet beautiful vocals against an exotic and luscious backdrop of synths, beats and Eastern influences. It’s been a case of radio silence since then though, leaving us a whole few months with no new…