Dead Ceremony - Losing You

Day 91 Dead Ceremony – Losing You

Creating powerful, ethereal synth-pop, London-based quartet Dead Ceremony have a real sense of wow-factor attached to their music. Having already attracted the attention of Radio 1, the band’s haunting debut single Losing You carries a similar dark beauty and authority to Halos’ recent single Dust, a similarly mystical and awe-inspiring debut release. With its trembling pulse and potent, swirling electronics Losing You’s steady, seductive…

The Very Best - Hear Me

Day 90 The Very Best – Hear Me

One of the more obscure artists I’ve posted about this year, The Very Best is a duo comprising of Malawi-born Esau Mwamwaya (vocals) and Anglo-Swedish producer Johan Hugo. Currently working towards their third album together, the duo’s latest single Hear Me is an eclectic electronic number with an abundance of worldly influences. Inspired by Mwamwaya’s political frustrations, the track was written and recorded…

Early Hours - Smells Like Summer

Day 89 Early Hours – Smells Like Summer [Free Download]

It feels like an absolute age since I last heard anything from Early Hours, so it brings me great joy and pleasure to share Smells Like Summer, the band’s charming new single. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, the young four-piece’s cheery, guitar-lead music is jam-packed full of colour, buoyancy and verve. Extremely laid-back, the song’s title is particularly…

Art Of Sleeping - Crazy

Day 88 Art Of Sleeping – Crazy

Back in March 2012, way before I ever entertained the idea of starting this blog, I stumbled upon Australian five piece Art Of Sleeping and their intense single Empty Hands. Having heard nothing from the band since, this week they released a brilliant Black Keys inspired single Crazy which I feel is well worth a share. With a huge…

Raye - Bet U Wish

Day 87 Raye – Bet U Wish

Only a few weeks after falling in love with her track Hotbox, 17-year-old artist Raye (real name Rachel Keen) returns with the smouldering Bet U Wish, the third track to be released from her brand new EP, ‘Welcome To The Winter’. Backing up her initial promise, Bet U Wish is a deep, soul-consuming number with a heavy beat…

Chiefs & Nick Acquroff - Inside Out

Day 86 Chiefs & Nick Acquroff – Inside Out

Channelling similar vibes to fellow Australian musician Chet Faker, Chiefs & Nick Acquroff’s first joint single Inside Out is an outrageously cool electro-R&B jam. Combining producer Chiefs talent for making beats and electronics with Sons et all. vocalist Nick Acquroff’s wholesome, soulful vocals, the resulting product is unquestionably charming and smooth. This is also excitingly the first ever…

Smallpools - Karaoke

Day 85 Smallpools – Karaoke

Subverting the ideology that almost all karaoke is bad, Smallpools new single Karaoke is a grand, epic slice of tasteful indie-pop. Arriving alongside the announcement that the band’s debut album will be called ‘LOVETAP!’ and will be released in early February, Karaoke seems like a natural stepping stone to wide-spread success for the band. Full of big synths, big hooks…

The Gaslight Anthem - Old White Lincoln

Day 84 The Gaslight Anthem – Old White Lincoln

On Wednesday evening I jumped on the tube and headed north to one of London’s finest music venues Alexandra Palace to see The Gaslight Anthem play live for an incredible fourth time. Having seen them live at Reading Festival twice and at a raucous gig in Oxford while still at school, this was a fine opportunity to catch-up…

Bipolar Sunshine - Deckchairs On The Moon

Day 83 Bipolar Sunshine – Daydreamer

Ever since I first shared Bipolar Sunshine back in May 2013, the Mancunion musician has been on a steadily inclining trajectory towards certain stardom. Maintaining this exceptional career path, his latest single Daydreamer is a rich and radiant, sun-tinged gem that’s warm pop melodies are sure to place a smile on your face upon listening. Produced by none other…

Aqualung - Eggshells

Day 82 Aqualung – Eggshells ft. Lianne La Havas

Known to many for his emotive piano ballads, English musician Aqualung returned this week with Eggshells, the second track to be released from his forthcoming sixth studio album ’10 Futures’ out January 16th. Featuring vocals from Mercury Prize nominated artist Lianne Le Havas, Eggshells see’s a modernised shift in Aqualung’s sound, as he leans ever closer to the electronic side…