wildlife - bad dream

DAY 365! Wildlife – Bad Dream

Playing out my first whole year on this blog, Canadian indie-rock outfit Wildlife’s single Bad Dream is a fittingly triumphant and anthemic jam, suitably placed to soundtrack any high profile or important moment in life. The bands no-nonsense, ‘all about the music’ ethos has a little bit of a Gaslight Anthem tinge to it, with Bad Dream’s relentless, high-tempo…

Chloe Howl - How Proud

Day 364 Chlöe Howl – How Proud

Earlier this week, credible pop princess Chlöe Howl released her ‘No Strings’ EP, featuring her now Radio 1 friendly title track, a Marco Blanco remix and a B-side single called How Proud. Personally I think a better single than No Strings itself, How Proud has an intense dark-pop vein pulsating throughout it, characterised by an incessant piano line that…

Nantes - charlie

Day 363 Nantes – Charlie

Today I feel like I’m in a figurative musical rut, so rather than striving to find anything brand new, I decided to look backwards at some of the good music I’ve listened to over the past year, and yet failed to publish a post on. Trudging back, I re-stumbled across Australian ‘dirty-pop’ outfit Nantes’ light…

Day 362 Bo Saris – The Addict

When I say that this tune sounds a little like Justin Timberlake, don’t take it in a negative way at all. Dutch artist Bo Saris’ latest track The Addict  sounds like JT in his prime, merging silky smooth, high vocals with some soulful, grinding melodies that are incredibly laid-back and cool. Now based in London, Bo…

White lies - big tv

Day 361 White Lies – Be Your Man

This morning my ‘Big TV’ vinyl dropped through the letter box, and to say that I love it is an understatement. Ok, I might be a huge fan already so I was probably going to enjoy it regardless, however, the general overarching scope of the album is very impressive. Perhaps my instant favourite on the…

Zero 7 - On My Own

Day 359 Zero 7 – On My Own

Over here in England it’s a bank holiday weekend, so no work on Monday means extra partying on a Sunday evening. In homage to this hallowed extra day off life, I have a chilled house inspired track from the brilliant Zero 7 to soundtrack your ‘hopefully’ fun Sunday evening. On My Own is the first single Zero…

sir sly - miracle

Day 358 Sir Sly – Miracle [Free Download]

After some seriously cool early releases, Sir Sly haven’t featured on this blog since Day 172, so it’s nice to finally have something new to sink our teeth in to. Predictably catchy, Miracle has an edgy, if slightly bare intro, embellished by some nice chord progressions and vocal movements. However, the song really alights after 1.20, as…

agnes obel - the curse

Day 357 Agnes Obel – The Curse

Agnes Obel’s debut album ‘Philharmonics’ was an absolutely divine proposition, so I have very high expectations for her sophomore album ‘Aventine’, due out early October. Her first offering from this forthcoming LP is The Curse, a sweet and intimate ballad that I’m sure will suitably soundtrack film and TV shows around the world over the coming year. Slow…

mount kimbie - home recording

Day 356 Mount Kimbie – Home Recording

This post on Mount Kimbie has been in the works ever since I saw their incredible live Glastonbury set a couple of months back. At the time, I was relatively ambivalent to the electronic duo, however, their live sampling and trippy electronica really knocked me for six. Yesterday, the duo released an extremely arty new…