Ivy & Gold - Smoke & Mirrors

Day 9 Ivy & Gold – Smoke & Mirrors

Ivy & Gold’s new single Smoke & Mirrors epitomises the term “dramatic”. Despite only being a duo, their synth-pop sound continues to grow single upon single, with Smoke & Mirrors benefiting from huge, soaring production that wouldn’t sound amiss on a film soundtrack or synced amidst your favourite TV drama. If the grand production isn’t enough on its own,…

HAERTS - Giving Up x2

Day 8 HAERTS – Giving Up

Ever since I heard HAERTS’ first single Wings almost two years ago, I’ve been head-over-heels in love with the Brooklyn four-piece. Now almost 24 months on, they’ve finally emerged with news of their impending debut album release, which comes accompanied by a brand new single, Giving Up. Back in January I actually covered this track via. their stunning ‘Yours…

Circa Waves - Stuck In My Teeth

Day 5 Circa Waves – So Long

I’m a huge fan of Liverpool’s Circa Waves. Churning out catchy indie anthems like its the early 2000’s, the four-piece have that slightly retro, edgy sound that speaks volumes in 2014, but also caresses those whose musical roots (like mine) were founded around 10-15 years ago. Their new single So Long is probably their best song to date,…

MAY - SUNDAY NIGHT

Day 4 MAY – SUNDAY NIGHT

I’m not entirely sure how I would categorise Australian musician MAY’s music, but it’s certainly very powerful. Self-described as cinematic-pop, her single SUNDAY NIGHT strikes an unusual balance between an icy love ballad and a grand classical statement. Accompanying this hauntingly beautiful musical complex is an arty music video, filmed in derelict warehouses, buildings and churches in snowy Detroit, a…

Sam Sure - Hunger

Day 3 Sam Sure – Hunger

When Black Butter Records (Rudimental, Gorgon City, Alex Adair, Bipolar Sunshine) sign a new artist, their prior reputation as a label lets you know the artist is already something pretty special. This is exactly the case with Londoner Sam Sure and his debut single Hunger, which premiered via. Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 last week. Hunger is an excitable,…