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: 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: 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: 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…

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…

Watch: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘Deep Six Textbook’

First, a public service announcement: we really wouldn’t recommend eating your grandma. That’s bad advice and will see you breaking a few laws. Luckily, we genuinely don’t believe that Norwich teenagers Rosa and Jenny, the duo behind Let’s Eat Grandma, would eat their grandparents. But perhaps if we were living in a post-apocalyptic world where…

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…

Watch: Samantha Durnan – ‘I Was Wrong’

It’s been a bit of a massive twelve months for the North East’s Samantha Durnan. Already boasting an enviable list of support slots for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Beverly Knight, and being played on Radio 1, the singer-songwriter has shown a maturity beyond her years with her country-tinged tunes that are catchy but…

Listen: A Festival A Parade – ‘Where’s The Treasure?’

For anyone who’s been hanging around the Newcastle music scene, mumblings of a certain kind-of supergroup might have hit your ears. A Festival A Parade are made up of singer-songwriter Joe Allan, Reece Spencer of post-punk outfit Shades, former drummer of Schultz Liam Tellum and bassist and one half of promoters Beyond the Wall Ollie…