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Sweet Sälen and their eerie pop noir

Meet the next band to steal your heart: Sälen

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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 […]

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 […]

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Music discovery: 22tracks

If you haven’t already heard of it, then read ahead. I insist. 22tracks has been one of my favorite platforms for discovering new music for sometime. The concept is simple: it’s an online jukebox with playlists of different genres, each filled with 22 tracks. The playlist is curated by a handful of specialist DJs from […]