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Sweet Sälen and their eerie pop noir

Meet the next band to steal your heart: Sälen

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 […]

Lorde in Seattle (Image by Kirk Stauffer [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Teenage kicks: Lorde’s rebellious soul-pop & trippy trends

I love chatting to school kids, as I find they are the most on the ball with the freshest music and fashion. Last weekend I was catching with my mates younger brother, a sixth form student in Exeter, about what’s circulating in the South West at the moment. The answer: trippy t-shirt prints and statement-making sing-songwriter, Lorde. […]

YOU’LL NEVER BE HAPPY… UNTIL YOU TRY

Mid-week blues? Buy. Download. Play. BE HAPPY.     Sign-up for free to the Sound Fruits newsletter, and be the first to hear every time I post. Click to sign-up here.  

Purple Ferdinand

Self-described ‘nostalgic folk soul’ artist Purple Ferdinand has been tipped by many major platforms, including Mobo Spotlight and BBC Radio 1Xtra, to be one of the breakthrough artists of 2013. Signed with Sony/ATV this year on a publishing deal, this talented London singer-songwriter’s sweet, husky voice and ukulele creates a unique sound. What I love […]