Author Archives: Luck

Sweet Sälen and their eerie pop noir

Meet the next band to steal your heart: Sälen

Rock’N’Roll Recipes: Piss easy Bacon & Cheese Twists

Great for a fancy pre-night out snack to line the stomach (if you are so inclined to host), to quell the munchies or as a general hearty snack. Piss easy to make, and taste bloody great – straight from oven to mouth. Ingredients, instructions and photo-instructions below.   10 mins prep, 15-20 mins chill, 25 […]

My 2015 obsession: MØ

2015 has been the year of MØ.     Part of the way I enjoy and discover new music is through fixations. I tend not to be über critical in my likes and tastes – but for me to truly connect with a artist takes something special. And every so often, an artist comes along that makes me want […]

Hinds and why they’re good at Instagram

Instagram is a core tool for music marketing, with artists like Rihanna racking up over 23m followers. So much so, that The Drum just announced it’s more influential than Youtube, Facebook and celebrities as a social marketing tool. For artists, interesting and engaging posts are key. Think of that small, square box in the hands […]

Blow a kiss, fire a gun

With new SoundCloud tag FUTURE DANCEHALL, Major Lazer’s first release from the new album (due out in April) is attention grabbing, to say the least. A chart topper, for sure. My guess is that this track will be to the new album, what Get Free and Jessica were to the two before.     Featuring […]

Best 10 Tracks of 2014

From Jungle to Jamie XX, my soundtrack of 2014.  1) Jamie XX – Girl  Toe-tappin’ goodness. Rolling Stone did a better review on it than I ever could. Available at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/sleepsoundi Girl / Sleep Sound was out 5 May 2014 on Young Turks. 2) Telegram – Follow This was actually released in 2013, but hey. […]

Reggae lady Hollie Cook’s new album – Twice

Have had Hollie Cook’s new album ‘Twice’ on repeat all weekend. It’s one fluid, enchanting reggae dream that perfectly matches Cook’s delicate, etherial vocal After a successful pre-order campaign running since February  on PledgeMusic, Cook has given pledgers the download 2 weeks before its official release tomorrow. I pledged for the vinyl, below.     Although […]

Dirty Projectors – The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)

Love it when you stumble across an old tune. I really like a lot of Joe Goddard’s work (1/5 of Hot Chip, 1/2 of 2 Bears), which is why I gave this a listen right away. The tune is simple and sweet. Not particularly reminiscent of either Hot Chip or Dirty Projectors. Just Amber Coffman’s vocals being […]

Pulse – Cash+David

Another moody electro single from Cash+David, this time with an Eastern feel. I’m a little obsessed with this enigmatic London duo, and Pulse is just as captivating as their first single Funn. Pulse is released on June 9 but if you haven’t got Funn yet, then get it.     Sign-up for free to the Sound […]

Image from Music video by Paris Hilton performing Good Time (Explicit). © Cash Money Records Inc.

Listening to Paris Hilton’s new single ‘Good Time’ is anything but that

Paris Hilton makes a return to the music world with an Afrojack-produced pop-single featuring Lil Wayne. After her residency in Ibiza’s Amnesia was renewed this summer, there may be some of you who can be forgiven for thinking that her next release would be a move away from the mainstream, or a manoeuvre to gain […]