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…

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…

Watch: Haelos – ‘Separate Lives’

“It’s a reflection on the moment when you are choosing between staying or leaving and the underlying love that keeps you there. We liked that, it was simple and human and something we could all share experience in.” That’s what British dance trio Haelos say of their latest single ‘Separate Lives,’ which like much of…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

Watch: Transfigure – ‘Fields’

Image: Conor Hancock Sometimes when contemporary music is described as being ‘a bit 80s’ it’s meant with a little bit of malice, like there’s something a bit cheesy going on under the synth sheen. Well there’s nothing cheesy about Newcastle darkwave duo Transfigure, who have a sound that late-80s Depeche Mode would be proud of…

Watch: Lunacre – ‘Shit Picasso’

British indie-electro quintet Lunacre released their EP Troupe last year and it’s filled with slightly creepy, semi-experimental songs that got under your skin with their wealth of ideas and some truly infectious moments. After a fair bit of teasing, the animated clip to accompany ‘Shit Picasso’ is finally here and as all the trails suggested,…