Rae Morris - Closer

Day 354 Rae Morris – Closer

Keeping herself busy this year, Rae Morris makes a fifth appearance on this blog in 2014 with her latest single Closer, the first track to be unveiled from her upcoming ‘Closer’ EP, out October 17th. Premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 last night, Closer is a buoyant, triumphant pop beauty that could be a wonderful stepping stone for Rae…

LISBON - RIO

Day 352 LISBON – RIO

Kicking off the week with a bang, Newcastle based four-piece LISBON have just released their catchy new alt-pop single RIO. Reminding me a lot of Coasts, the band’s spirited, guitar-fronted indie manages to sound cool and pop-friendly at the same time. With plenty of catchy riffs, it sounds like the perfect track to thrash around to in a live…

Louis Baker - Birds

Day 351 Louis Baker – Birds

Introduced to me via. Stereofox, Red Bull Music Academy graduate Louis Baker’s gentle release Birds is a proper Sunday afternoon tune. First uploaded to Soundcloud 11 months ago, Birds is a soft acoustic ballad that gives you a fuzzy feeling inside after listening. The inclusion of strings work really well too and Louis vocals are wonderfully buttery and sweet, making…

Seafret - Give Me Something

Day 350 Seafret – Explosion

At the very end of July, Bridlington duo Seafret announced themselves on the scene with style, thanks to their quite beautiful debut single Give Me Something. Having rocketed to the top of the Hype Machine ‘Most Popular’ chart and gained over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud in just three weeks, the duo have not waited long to gift…

Zella Day - East Of Eden

Day 349 Zella Day – Compass

Following East Of Eden, Zella Day swiftly gifts us a new release Compass, the second single to be released from her forthcoming, self-titled debut EP. A sobering ballad, Compass is a touching change in tempo for Zella, accentuating her song-writing talent and flexibility as an artist. Her vocals are also spared room and time to shine, growing in stature and…

RHODES - Worry

Day 348 RHODES – Breathe

Very few artists can melt my heart with music quite as easily as RHODES. Within seconds of pressing play, you’ll realise that his latest single Breathe is designed to gently play with your emotional stability, taunting you with haunting ballad-esque lyrics like “Night, break in two / there’s a light in the sky, there’s a light and…

Street Joy - Dissapoint You Girl

Day 347 Street Joy – Disappoint You Girl

Raucous, un-restrained garage-rock may not be my normal musical tipple, however LA duo Street Joy’s new single Disappoint You Girl is a welcome exception. With plenty of character and raw enthusiasm, the track reminds me of a wild The Hives track from say 10 years back. Although it may be slightly old-school in places, it’s undeniably fun and has…

Jakil - Istanbul

Day 346 Jakil – Istanbul

Edinburgh via. London five-piece Jakil’s hazy new single Istanbul is one of the most intensely catchy tunes I’ve heard this year. Playing off a gloriously rich, groovy bass riff throughout, the band use repetition to their advantage, allowing the song’s insane hook to grow steadfast roots in your brain, as it continues to rotate in your head, even when…