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: 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: 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: Keiandra – ‘Icing Sugar’

Next month Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Keiandra will be releasing her much-anticipated debut EP Empty Palaces and will be playing her first show with a full band. Hurrah! In the run up to its release, she’s also shared her latest single, ‘Icing Sugar.’ Now, don’t let the sickly-sweet opening line of ‘Icing Sugar’ put you off; yes,…

Listen: Taya – ‘Sweet Waste Of Time’

The new single by Taya, a seventeen year old Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, is not only a piece of thoroughly polished and catchy R&B that Beyonce or Rihanna would be proud of, but it’s also been produced by George Reid (you know, the George of AlunaGeorge). ‘Sweet Waste of Time’ has got a slick pop feel that…

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…

News… TEEN Unveil Raw New Track ‘Tokyo’

American quartet TEEN are currently gearing up to release their third (yes, third) album Love, Yes in February and already shared ‘All About Us’ from it. On their latest, ‘Tokyo,’ they combine metallic synths and a wobbly bassline together in a live environment – there’s no multi-tracking going on here, just raw unfiltered musical goodness….

News… Mind Enterprises Shares “New” Track ‘Girlfriend’

Yes, there’s a reason for those curious little quotation marks in the title of this article. Mind Enterprises, the project of Italian-born and London-based musician Andrea Tirone, is gearing up to release debut album Idealist in February, and has been sharing a steady stream of tracks in the run up to the event. But his…

News… Lauren Aquilina Shares New Track ‘Echoes’

“Nothing makes me happier than writing sad songs,” Lauren Aquilina says on her Twitter page. While her lyrics may focus on hard times, though, Lauren’s songs veer between showing that fragility and glorious synthpop vibes. Over the course of a series of EPs released while she was still at school, Aquilina set herself up as…

12 Days of Christmas… ‘Run Run Rudolph’ by Cassie Ramone

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! For 12 days up to and including Christmas Eve we’re sharing some tunes that’ll be helping you to get into the festive spirit and ranges from everything from pop to R&B, rap to punk rock. Enjoy! Vivian Girls member Cassie Ramone must really, really love Christmas. Why? Because this year…