April Towers - Arcadia

Day 29 April Towers – Arcadia

As a huge fan of Tom Stoppard’s play ‘Arcadia’, I was somewhat seduced by Nottingham duo April Towers’ new single’s name. Pressing play on Arcadia purely because of the song title alone, I was rewarded with a euphoric, alt-synth anthem that definitely deserves the moniker Track Of The Day. Fleshed out by an awkward piano line and bold 80’s…

Füchse - Sacellum (Kungs Remix)

Day 28 Füchse – Sacellum (Kungs Remix)

Whilst surfing through The Vibe Guide the other day, I stumbled across this great, chilled-out remix of Füchse’s track Sacellum by 17 year old, upcoming producer Kungs. Serving up a perfect Sunday evening treat, the beat and bass on the track has a great, driving sense of purpose that compliments the song’s smooth vocals and light, summery guitar-line wonderfully. This…

LISBON - NATIVE

Day 27 LISBON – NATÏVE

In the business of creating splendid indie pop, Whitley Bay four-piece LISBON follow up their wild, uber-catchy first single RIO with NATIVE, the second cut from their debut EP, ‘Life Is Good’. With the use of in-your-face capitalised song titles and an EP name as bold as ‘Life Is Good’, it’s probably not too much of a surprise that their…

Polarsets - Whispers

Day 26 Polarsets – Whispers

On Hype Machine, I’ve ‘hearted’ 3 / 4 of Polarsets tracks before, so it comes as a bit of a surprise (even to myself) that they’ve never actually featured on this blog; however, that is all about to change with their new single Whispers. Despite the slightly odd period of silence mid-way through, Whispers as a whole is a bright and…

Indiana - Waves ft. RHODES (Mr Probz Cover)

Day 25 Indiana – Waves ft. RHODES (Mr Probz Cover)

In honour of it being the very first BBC Introducing Day today, Fearne Cotton hosted two of the schemes most exciting upcoming graduates, Indiana and RHODES in the Radio 1 live lounge. Covering Mr Probz’s excellent summer anthem Waves, it’s quickly obvious that the pair complement each other perfectly. With extraordinary levels of control to both their voices,…

To Kill A King - Oh My Love

Day 23 To Kill A King – Oh My Love

After a long 2014 full of touring and festival appearances, a slightly new To Kill A King line-up return with brand new music and news of a forthcoming EP, ‘Exit, Pursued By A Bear’ out October 20th on Xtra Mile Recordings. Endearing old fans and surely wowing new ones, new single Oh My Love feels like the band…

Daniel Wilson - Heartbreaker

Day 22 Daniel Wilson – Heartbreaker

Following the success of his startlingly cool singles Will You and Please Dream Again, Michigan native Daniel Wilson seriously impresses on his wonderful new single Heartbreaker. Taking things to a whole new level, Heartbreaker benefits from Wilson taking a consciously measured step towards the mainstream. Out to please, Heartbreaker is a glowing, R&B inspired gem with a cheery swagger, bucket loads of soul and Daniel’s…

Mating Ritual - Toxins

Day 21 Mating Ritual – Toxins

Last summer I spent a few days in New York and found time amongst visiting all the major tourist attractions to head down to the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side of Manhattan one evening to watch Pacific Air perform live. Now after almost a year of silence from the LA sibling duo, this week the band…