Listen: Sundai – ‘Unreliable’

Last year Oh Wonder released a single every month for a year, eventually culminating in the release of their debut album. It seemed like a bit of an insurmountable task at the time but they managed it, eventually producing a collection in which every song was very literally single-worthy. London based singer-songwriter Sundai is doing…

Listen: Moon Tourists – ‘Dream’

It was hard not be grabbed by Kent-based synthpop trio Moon Tourists when they emerged last year with a string of singles, including the euphoric ‘Wait.’ Numerous spins later and England’s foremost celestial voyagers were sending us on a magical ride through their electropop galaxy and, frankly, we’ve not wanted to leave the tour. Their…

Listen: Great Pagans – ‘Call of the Void’

Back in 2014 Brighton-based quartet Great Pagans released their debut LP Cupid In Error and it was a stabbing and often euphoric little indie rock record. A couple of years down the line and they’re starting to tease more new music, including ‘Call of the Void’ (which is coming out on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, possibly…

Listen: GIVERS – ‘Growls’

When you’re making a cake you have to have all the ingredients in the right balance – too much or too little of any element and you’ll either be left with a nice smelling brown rock or a gloopy yellow mess. So sometimes when a band tries to experiment with different genres and throws a…

Listen: Frances Cone – ‘Arizona’

How long do you think bands normally take writing and recording their songs? From start to finish, a well constructed and produced song could take some time. But you probably wouldn’t guess it would take ten years. Well, that’s exactly how long it took Frances Cone to produce ‘Arizona.’ A work of pure, personal emotion,…

Listen: Mint Julep – ‘Slow Spiral’

Portland-based husband and wife duo Keith and Hollie Kenniff, better known as Mint Julep, have been pretty quiet since the release of their 2011 debut album Save Your Season. But, five years down the line, they’re getting ready to release their sophomore record Broken Devotion, and have shared an almost perfectly formed slice of synthpop…

Listen: ACRE TARN – ‘Dawn Faces’

Hailing from The Lake District, Anna-Louisa Ehterington began impressing with her dreampop tunes last year with ‘Flex’ and ‘Lanterns.’ As ACRE TARN she’s been leading anyone who’ll follow down a rabbit hole that leads to a synth wonderland that’s hypnotic but propulsive enough to still get you dancing. Her latest track ‘Dawn Faces’ doesn’t deviate…

Listen: Tangerine – ‘Sunset’

Next month Seattle garage pop trio Tangerine are releasing their new EP Sugar Teeth and in the run up to its launch they’ve shared ‘Sunset,’ an apparently jaunty and slightly funky track that seems to be filled with fun. We say ‘seems’ and ‘apparently’ for good reason. Because while most of the track is filled…

Listen: Beaty Heart – ‘Flora’

South London trio Beaty Heart have been creating luscious and semi-experimental synthpop for some time now, but the latest teaser track to their new album might be the one that helps to push them into the limelight. ‘Flora’ is a textured piece of pop that’s structured around tight loops and a soaring vocal performance as…