Listen: Cash + David – ‘Alright Now’

Londoners Tim Ross and Liz Lawrence got together to create a dance duo one day and decided to call themselves Cash + David. Sounds a bit like a cheesy 70s comedy group doesn’t it? Even the title of their latest track makes it sound like they’re going to be covering Free. But don’t let any…

Listen: Kero Kero Bonito – ‘Lipslap’

Has it been nearly half a year since we got any new music from Londoners Kero Kero Bonito? Yeah, it has. That was the weird, wayward ‘Chicken.’ But now they’re back with the satisfyingly bizarre and unabashedly fun ‘Lipslap.’ And if you’ve never heard a song by possibly one of the world’s most oddball pop…

Listen: Mafalda – ‘Run’

London-based singer-songwriter Mafalda starting catching everyone’s attention with a small handful of minimal yet grabbing tracks at the back end of last year. Striking a balance between smouldering and emotive, she let her vocals glide over some minimal beats that were all lovingly atmospheric. On ‘Giving Up’ two months ago she even managed to pull…

Listen: Ayelle – ‘Machine’

If you like Kelela or the more recent output of Rihanna then you might well be attracted to the steely yet sensuous music of Londoner Ayelle. Her latest track ‘Machine’ is built on an icy cold, synth-centred instrumental that occasionally stabs and occasionally echoes military drums. There’s a good reason for that though; Ayelle’s latest…

Watch: Oscar – ‘Sometimes’

Oscar’s debut album Cut and Paste is out soon and latest single ‘Sometimes’ has been bothering our eardrums for a while. The British pop rocker has created a song that sounds like a weird outtake from Blur’s Parklife thanks to its extreme catchiness. It was also originally accompanied by a video where Oscar was surrounded…

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…

News… Taffy Trouble Share New Single ‘Backseat Driver’

Remember how amazing Tom Tom Club were? That style of sing-speaking with a perfect pop background is always a good antidote to some of the more mundane aspects of daily life. Like driving. Driving is pretty boring really isn’t it? London duo Taffy Trouble – made up of friends Alex and Ella – are trying…

News… Bryde Shares Debut Single ‘Wait’

As winter sets in more and more, the nights become longer and you start noticing the chill in the air, dark folk from the likes of London singer-songwriter Bryde is the perfect soundtrack. Her debt single ‘Wait’ is a haunting mix of  country-inspired electric guitars and moments of lyrical silence that straddle the line between…

News… Asha Unveils Latest R&B Gem ‘Record Straight’

We’ve probably used the term ‘R&B’ a lot in the past few weeks. Seems like everyone wants to get in on the act, from out and out vocal belters to hushed producers. It’s fair to say that reflecting on the year at the end of 2015, R&B has had a very good year. Unfortunately that…