Listen: Violet Skies – ‘Jealousy’

You might know Welsh electro-pop artist Violet Skies from her appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury, or perhaps her mighty late-2013 single ‘How The Mighty.’ Across the past year she’s been working on new material and what she’s emerged with is something a bit more restrained and much like many of her female…

Watch: Julianna Barwick – ‘Nebula’

Image: Derrick Belcham Fans of atmospheric ambient music rejoice! Queen of all things epic Julianna Barwick is back with a new album, Will, which is out soon and it can’t come too soon after the release of her last LP Nepenthe. As most fans of Barwick will know, she spends much of her time touring…

Listen: Charlie Cunningham – ‘Blindfold’

If you’ve ever heard of Charlie Cunningham before you’ll know that despite looking like an R&B star in the making, he’s actually a dab hand at the Spanish guitar. How? He spent time studying in Seville, which has made him a finger picking master, something he put to great use on his first two EPs….

Watch: Enemy Planes – ‘Bare Your Teeth’

Some people complain a bit about the immense amount of genres in the world today. But variety is the spice of life, right? Besides, it means that bands like Enemy Planes can make up their own genre. And they have, kind of. They call their music “tripnotic” and, considering their track ‘Bare Your Teeth’ sounds…

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: SOFI TUKKER – ‘Hey Lion’

A couple of months back we talked about only the second single to be released by New York based addict-pop duo SOFI TUKKER, ‘Matadora.’ It was the one inspired by Brazilian culture, remember? Of course you do. It was a track by the ridiculously infectious SOFI TUKKER and it’s now permanently lodged in your brain….

Listen: Meadowlark – ‘Paraffin’

I saw Bristolians Meadowlark playing at Tramlines last year and for the longest time before they came on, I swore they were going to be a cutesy, folky duo (they have the words “meadow” and “lark” in their name). And yeah, there was a little folksiness in there but on the whole I was surprised…

Watch: Black Mountain – ‘Florian Saucer Attack’

It’s been six years, yes, six whole years since Vancouver-based Black Mountain released an album. That’s a long time since we’ve heard the Canadians. They’re gearing up to finally released their latest LP, called IV, and they’ve already shared ‘Mothers of the Sun,’ but their latest effort is even better. Mostly because it’s accompanied by…

Listen: Morly – ‘If Only Chords’

Born in Minneapolis, based in Los Angeles, Katy Morly, known professionally only by her last name Morly, has been working up towards the release of her new EP Something More Holy. That means she’s locked herself away and collaborated with Stint, but her labours have produced something magical in the form of her new song….

Listen: Oracle North – ‘Underzone’

With a heady mix of Krautrock, industrialism and something of an aggressive attitude, Swedish quartet Oracle North created one of the underground post-punk records of 2015 in their EP Communion. Less than 12 months later they’re back for more, and are no less confrontational, releasing their latest high-octane single. ‘Underzone’ starts with some electronic bleeps…