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denitia and sene

First came across lo-fi electro duo denitia and sene in September last year when I heard “side fx” from their EP with the same name. Brooklyn-based, synth-heavy pop it’s effortless, smooth and infectious… if they were still making “Gossip Girl”… Continue Reading →

Tracks of 2014

Thinking about my Tracks of 2014 list right now I had to do some severe culling… so I decided to bump some of the tracks that would have made the list if I were extending it from 10 to 15,… Continue Reading →

Jack Garratt – Worry

Currently on tour and playing in London on the 4th & 7th December, this song caught my ear a few months ago on the Groove Garden Fresh picks Playlist, and is from London-based, Little Chalfont-bred Jack Garratt. Tough one to classify,… Continue Reading →

The Bedroom – Birthday Cake

It’s great when the support act surprise you – in this case, the main act were Gainsville, Florida band Hundred Waters, on tour promoting their second album, The Moon Rang Like A Bell (streaming in full on their SoundCloud page if you haven’t… Continue Reading →

Paperwhite – Take Me Back

This song is making me happy so I have to share the love. If you’re a fan of Haim…. or of 80s-tinged female-vocalled pop of any description, this is one for you. Brooklyn-based brother-sister duo Katie and Ben Marshall, also the… Continue Reading →

Wyatt – Places

If SoundCloud had a “repeat single track” button, this song would be a reason to make use of it. The tags just say #wyatt #places but I’ve seen music blogs refer to adjectives such as “downtempo” and “electro-indie” to describe… Continue Reading →

Shopping (band) – In Other Words

This band were by far my highlight of The Great Escape in Brighton this year. Shopping (band) were exactly what was needed to make 3 days of queues, light rain and crowded, sweaty venues at my favourite annual music festival… Continue Reading →

Lucius – Nothing Ordinary

A gig I am most disappointed to be missing – Lucius at London’s The Lexington tomorrow night. Their debut album, Wildewoman, is out now on Play It Again Sam and their music oscillates between soft acoustic guitar-based harmonies and wild, rhythmically… Continue Reading →

Shivum Sharma – Flicker

A beautiful, stirring voice tinged with sadness and longing, sometimes distorted, sometimes touched with reverb and layered over keys, Shivum Sharma is from South London, currently signed to National Anthem – which is also label home to Vaults, CHVRCHES and… Continue Reading →

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