Day 212 Rogue Wave – College

Rogue Wave’s brand new single College is a bright return to form by the veteran, American indie-rockers. College‘s simple, good natured formula is based on a summery hook that steadily rocks to and fro alongside a clanging piano line and Zach Rogue’s great, rusty vocals. Full of warmth, College is a fun, sing-along, summer jam.…

Day 211 Fyfe – Lies

Completing the hat-trick on this blog, Fyfe’s third release, Lies is the latest fascinating addition from this mysterious London musician. Slightly down tempo, Lies is an interesting proposition that rises and falls with a mystical, edgy freedom. Perhaps not the perfect commercial single, beyond its slightly abstract melodies, Lies flourishes at moments, plucking away timidly like a…

Day 210 The Stypes – Blue Collar Jane

Listening to Radio 1 in the car the other evening, Zane Lowe debuted The Strypes first piece of original material, Blue Collar Jane as his highly coveted Hottest Record In The World that night. Despite having never heard of The Strypes before, Blue Collar Jane‘s raucous blues was like a hefty smack in the face…

Day 209 Luke Sital-Singh – Bottled Up Tight

Luke Sital-Singh’s Bottled Up Tight has grown on me massively over the past few days and deservedly finds itself today’s song of the day. Hailing from London, Luke’s soft, heart-warming folk is laid bare in Bottled Up Tight, showcasing with an earnest simplicity, his eye for a catchy melody and his soothing, organic vocals. With a…

Day 208 M83 – Oblivion feat. Susanne Sundfør

I absolutely fell in love with Susanne Sundfør’s vocals on her recent contribution to Royksopp’s epic dance track, Running To The Sea, so to see that she had teamed up with M83 on a brand new track was very exciting. Currently scoring the music for Tom Cruise’s new movie, aptly entitled ‘Oblivion’ too, M83’s broad, towering soundscape is…

Day 207 Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me

Originally surfacing around 6 months ago, Chris Malinchak’s So Good To Me lit up music blogs around the world and was hailed by many as a future summer anthem; however it failed to do anything for me at all. Fast forward those 6 months, after a decent amount of exposure and repetitive listening, So Good…

Day 206 Half Moon Run – Full Circle

Over the weekend I was introduced for the first time (thank you Huw Stephens) to Canadian band Half Moon Run, and haven’t stopped listening to them since. Released on their debut album ‘Dark Eyes’, Full Circle is a mesmerisingly honest single. The songs acoustic opening and soft vocal harmonies create an interesting mix of chord progressions that fuels…

Day 205 Early Hours – Back To Front

Hectic indie rock, Cape Town natives Early Hours’ debut single Back To Front is a lively piece of guitar-led pop. Clinically precise, Back To Front‘s well worked, jangly guitar melodies, witty lyrics and confident, twangy vocals (plus an added dose of youthful exuberance) make this an all-around pleasure to listen to.  Download Artist – Bandcamp

Day 204 Giant Fang – Kingdom

Giant Fang, aka musician, producer and tour manager Douglas Wilson’s second single, Kingdom is absolutely massive. Packed full of urgency, Kingdom‘s hard-hitting, bombastic hook is a full of flare, roaring out amongst glimmering 80’s synths, an aggressive piano and some mighty drumming. With an added touch of U2 in there somewhere, Kingdom although the brain-child of only…

Day 203 Songs: Ohia – The Lioness

It is incredibly sad that the first time I ever heard Jason Molina’s name was the news of his death at the age of 39 earlier this week. This tragic event did however lead me to his music. Having released 13 albums and 6 EP’s over a career-spanning 17 years, perhaps Molina’s most recognised song is the stunning…