Day 241 Deco Child – Skinless Pt. 1

Introduced to me over the medium of twitter, (thanks Chet Faker), Deco Child is London based producer Alex Lloyd. Accompanying his new EP ‘Skinless’, Skinless Pt. 1 is a haunting prospect that starts and ends in a completely different place to that which I imagined it to. With the softest of beginnings, the opening of the song…

Day 240 The Family Rain – Pushing It

The Family Rain are absolutely smashing it at the moment. With tours accompanying The Courteeners and Willy Moon under their belt and festivals like Reading and Leeds to look forward to over the summer, they now come at the world again with a brand new stormer of a track in the shape of Pushing It. Good old…

Day 239 Out Cold – All I Want

Cherry Ghost frontman Simon Aldred has packed away the soft, strumming guitars and pianos etc. replacing them instead with an eclectic mix of psychedelic synths and strings for his impressive new project, Out Cold. Totally different from almost anything he has ever done before, All I Want is a complex, head-spinner of a track that’s patterned synths and fidgety percussion…

Day 238 Sia – Kill and Run

Of all the prospective songs on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t the most excited about Sia’s addition. From the very first chord progression, Kill and Run sinks deep beneath the skin, dreamily rocking back and forth with a dark, angelic beauty. Built around a piano and Sia’s…

Day 237 Mr Little Jeans – Oh Sailor (Feat. The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music Youth Chorale)

Mr Little Jeans aka Monica Birkenes is a Norweigan singer songwriter based in London, making sparkling, feel good pop that’s incredibly easy on the ear. Recent single Oh Sailor encapsulates this perfectly, with lulling vocals, sweet percussion and a children’s choir that combine with a sugary perfection. See what you think of it below! Download Artist – Amazon…

Day 236 Guards – Coming True

Well-rounded retro pop-rock, Guards’ Coming True is hard not to enjoy. With a simple band setup as it core, Coming True draws your attention to the bass, guitars, drums and vocals without the need to embellish their music with crazy synths or frilly add-ons. It also has one hell of a chorus; catch it below. Download Artist –…

Day 235 The Neighbourhood – Afraid

The Neighbourhood’s debut album ‘I Love You’ finally drops today, with expectant fans spoilt for choice with the introduction of eight brand new, high calibre tracks to accompany the likes of Sweater Weather, Let It Go and Female Robbery. Although I implore you to listen to the record in its full power and glory, Afraid, the…

Day 234 Marcus Marr – The Music

As the worldwide music blogosphere goes crazy for Daft Punk’s incredible new single Get Lucky, today’s post offers you an alternative accompaniment to Get Lucky in the shape of Marcus Marr’s The Music. Self titled ‘dj / record producer / guitar strangler / synth wrangler’, Londoner Marcus Marr has got it all going on in The…

Day 233 Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

Although the pressure, anticipation and tension of today’s Glastonbury Festival ticket resale almost killed me, I (with an extraordinary amount of luck) walked away relatively unscathed with a ticket to the biggest music festival on the planet. In celebration, today’s post comes in the form of one of the Pyramid Stage headliners, Arctic Monkeys. Arguably the best song the band…