Day 303 Wardell – Opossum

With a retro Beach House vibe going on, Wardell’s single Opossum is a cheery slice of indie comfort music. Hailing from Los Angeles, Wardell is the brother and sister project of Theo and Sahsha Spielberg, whose  father is film legend Steven Spielberg. With creative success obviously in their DNA, Wardell are an act full of musical…

Day 302 Barbarossa – Butterfly Plague

I ended up seeing Barbarossa live in New York supporting Pacific Air last week, and I was particularly impressed with the Londoner’s solo (except for a single guitar line on one song provided by a friend) performance. In control of absolutely everything from synths, drum machine and vocals, Barbarossa’s confidence in himself was refreshing and…

Day 301 Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Hello everyone from Glastonbury!!!!!!!!! (Ok, this is actually a scheduled post written earlier this week, but technically I am there right now, how exciting!) In respect for the festival and tonight’s headliners, it is only appropriate that I feature Arctic Monkeys’ brand new single, Do I Wanna Know? Dark, moody and R U Mine? esque, Do I…

Day 300 Colour The Atlas – Paper Wings

WOW, ITS DAY 300 ALREADY! This blogging thing is going by so quickly, but as always the music never lets up. Today I would like to introduce you to Colour The Atlas, a quartet from Swindon (not far from my home!) and their stunning single Paper Wings. Sounding like an amalgamation of everything good about pop…

Day 299 Essie Jain – Raise You

I won’t pretend that I have ever heard of Essie Jain before (she is just about to release her fourth album), but with Raise You my ears have certainly been pricked. Jain’s sincere vocals provide an instant shot of beauty, while the orchestral, old-English sounding accompaniment (harps, stings, acoustic guitars) glow from the track with an organic…

Day 298 The Vaccines – Melody Calling

Over the past three years, The Vaccines have become a household name in guitar music after the release of their brilliant debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? and the commercially successful Come Of Age last year. With Come Of Age still a relatively fresh memory in the bands timeline, it was a bit of a surprise…

Day 297 The Child Of Lov – Fly

As a music blogger I try my hardest to listen to as much music as possible everyday to pick out stuff to post; therefore I often start tracks and make snap judgements on whether they sound any good. Occasionally in this process I can misjudge a tracks potential completely. The Child Of Lov’s single Fly is a…

Day 296 Sirena – Love Is Not

The best pop always comes out of Sweden. It really does. Stockholm based pop mistress Sirena is the latest female to join the ever-growing trend with her sparkling debut single Love Is Not.The tracks clinical production gives the song a natural shimmer that is embellished prettily by Sirena’s alluring vocals. Check the song and video out…

Day 295 Lolo – Weapon For Saturday

With a dark, seductive vibe, vocalist Lolo’s single Weapon For Saturday is an unapologetic slice of voluptuous pop. Like a terrorising thunderstorm, Weapon For Saturday uses imposing, ferocious string chords rather than soft, serene violins, a strict drum beat rather than pattering percussion and unusually dark, otherworldly synths rather than soft electronics to ensure the track packs…

Day 294 Radkey – Cat & Mouse

Under the youtube video of this track is the quote “Leave teenage angst and reeling to the youth; because they do it best.” Brotherly trio Radkey (Dee, Isaiah and Solomon) perfectly encapsulate this quote as their youthful energy and obvious music talent combine magically in single Cat & Mouse, a great track to let-off steam to. Complete…