Listen: Thea Stapnes – ‘Follow The River’

I saw the take that Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe did on the Robin Hood story and you know, it wasn’t all that bad. But I didn’t think it would actually go on to inspire a song. Yet Norwegian Thea Stapnes was struck by one of the lines in the film: “rise and rise again…

Listen: Babeheaven – ‘Heaven’

Image: Lily Bertrand Webb In the coming months, five-piece Babeheaven will be supporting Loyle Carner, Beach Baby and Baio. That’s quite a little roster, and a diverse one at that. The different artists wanting Babeheaven to support them on tour is testament to the group’s ever-shifting attitude towards sound and their mutual appreciation for a…

Listen: Pieces of Juno – ‘Valentine’

Earlier in the week, when covering one of the latest tracks from Dream Wife, we apologised for missing the boat a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day-related musical material. Well, we have to apologise a second time (shame on us). Though to be fair, the latest track by Pieces of Juno isn’t exactly, directly,…

Listen: Nicole Dollanganger – ‘Beautiful and Bad’

Want to know how we came across this one? Grimes reposted it on Soundcloud. Grimes. So you know that it’s going to be amazing. Actually, Toronto-based Nicole Dollanganger has collaborated with Grimes in the past and has released a string of covers and original material in the last couple of months. Her latest, though, is…

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…

Watch: Yaeji – ‘New York 93’

Anyone familiar with the underground electronic scene might be familiar with the name Yaeji. The alter ego of Big Apple-based producer Kathy Lee, Yaeji has been putting out a steady stream of tracks for the past year but recently signed to GODMODE, one of the cornerstones of that very underground scene. Yaeji’s debut track for…

Listen: The Hanged Man – ‘Invincible Trees’

Former guitarist of bounce-pop outfit Those Dancing Days and bassist in Vulkano Rebeka Rolfart released her debut EP under the name The Hanged Man more than a year and a half ago. For those of us searching once again for the darkness that permeated her introspective solo project, she’s thankfully back with another small collection,…

Listen: San Felu – ‘Sanctuary Blues’

It was the back end of 2015. Continuing our quest to find new music, we stumbled across San Felu. San Felu were associated with Grace Lightman, whose single ‘Vapour Trails’ struck us with its ethereal beauty, and also with Liu Bei, whose musical tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman almost had us in tears…

Listen: Tacocat – ‘I Hate The Weekend’

Ask many people if they hate the weekend and the answer will probably be “no.” There’s probably a few cops and disgruntled paramedics out there who look at Saturday night and are suddenly filled with dread but for most people it’s a blast of sunshine to help close off that dull week at work. Unless…

Listen: Dream Wife – ‘Hey Heartbreaker’

So a couple of weeks ago we missed the boat a little. It was Valentine’s Day, it was a Sunday, and yeah, we kind of missed that really awesome cover that Dream Wife did of Peaches’ ‘Fuck The Pain Away.’ Sorry about that (though it is amazing, so you should still check it out). To…