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…

Listen: Kweku Collins – ‘Ghost’

Last year Evanston-based rapper Kweku Collins stunned us with his beautiful track ‘Memorial,’ a staggering slice of minimalism with tribal percussion and some brilliantly constructed lyrics. So needless to say that we’re always on the lookout for new music by Kweku and, after a few months of radio silence, he’s finally back with new single…

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…

Watch: Dreller – ‘Control’

Space! The final frontier. At least it would be if London-based multi-instrumentalist and all-round filmmaking pro Dreller hadn’t already got there. His latest track ‘Control’ is everything you want from a bleep-laden slice of electropop with hazy beats; like Metronomy at their most psychedelic and danceable, Dreller has made a song that makes high-pitched synth…

Listen: Half Waif – ‘Turn Me Around’

Nandi Rose Plunkett, the frontwoman of Brooklynites Half Waif, has an Indian mother and a father with Irish, Swiss and American blood. That’s quite a combination. It’s perhaps little surprise that the unique cultural blend in Nandi’s veins gave rise to some of the themes and sounds on Half Waif’s upcoming record Probable Depths; after…

Listen: XYLO – ‘Bang Bang’

For the past year Los Angeles duo XYLO have been treating us to some sublime, luscious R&B-tinged electropop with tunes like ‘The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,’ ‘LA Love Song’ and ‘America.’ All of them are beautifully constructed and gorgeously implemented and you can say the same about their latest single too. Except, there’s…

Listen: MUNA – ‘Winterbreak’

Fans of Chairlift, Chinah and Wet take note: Los Angeles trio MUNA might be your next favourite band. Describing themselves as ‘dark pop,’ the group’s latest track is filled with the type of soft electronic production, R&B and funk-inspired basslines and intimate grooves that would make their predecessors blush. It’s a carefully constructed piece of…

Listen: Girl Friend – ‘Waste My Time’

Manchester has a long history of chart-bothering acts that seep into the collective consciousness; whether it’s the electro-indie of New Order or the lad Britpop of Oasis, the city is noted for their high-profile bands. So spare a quick thought for Girl Friend, who have one of those un-Googlable names that mean they’ve flown under…