Mirror Signal - Broken Soldier

Day 91 Mirror Signal – Broken Soldier

In the ‘About’ section of Mirror Signal’s Facebook page, 19 year old Steven Barker is listed as the sole member of the project, responsible for “Principal Songwriting, Production and Programming, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Beats”, and everything else in-between. Perhaps retaining a musical clarity and maturity way behind his years, the teenager’s music is a delightful…

Telegram - Follow

Day 90 Telegram – Follow

Sounding like the perfect song to soundtrack a lager advert on TV, Telegram’s Follow is yet another excellent song I’ve been put on to by one of my friends. Full of venom, Follow is like a charging bull from start to finish, mashing through some great riffs and raucous vocals that make you want to get up  and go…

Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Collapse

Day 87 Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Collapse

Vancouver Sleep Clinic, the original bedroom project of Australian teenager Tim Bettison has to be one of the best musical surprises this year. His DIY debut single Vapour was an atmospheric musical beauty that seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere, achieving an intimacy and success usually only seen with well established artists. Having upgraded to an…

Sam Smith - Not In That Way

Day 86 Sam Smith – Not In That Way

I’m always looking to be blown away by a piece of music, and even though I post some amazing songs on this blog, only a very select few have the power to absolutely stop me in my tracks. First shared earlier today, Sam Smith’s previously unreleased demo, Not In That Way has done exactly that. Affecting me in…

Temples - Keep In The Dark

Day 84 Temples – Mesmerise

I have been constantly surprised by psych-rockers Temples, as they seem to absolutely outdo themselves with every new piece of music they produce. When they first arrived on the scene, I liked their music and it showed a lot of promise, but from then on, each new single seems to raise the bar exponentially beyond…

Flume and Chet Faker - What About Us

Day 83 Flume and Chet Faker – What About Us

You know the drill; it’s Flume and Chet Faker once again with another clinical, effortless and completely amazing new track. Having sat on the internet for just 17 hours, the boys’ second single, What About Us from their Lockjaw EP has already amassed a staggering 75,000 plays on soundcloud, a statistical testament to how good this duo…

Peter and Kerry - One Thing

Day 82 Peter and Kerry – One Thing

A couple of years ago, I stumbled across Peter and Kerry at a small little festival in Cornwall called Knee Deep Festival. Since then, their name has never really come my way until I suddenly heard their sumptuous cover of Amerie’s One Thing the other day. Remembering the original with an unnerving clarity, Peter and Kerry’s chilled…