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MKRNI – Humedad

I actually thought this was a Hindi song when I first heard it – but MKRNI are from Chile and are on homespun label Madhaus Records. When I dug deeper, I was a little disappointed. Not at all at the… Continue Reading →

Sylver Tongue – Hook You Up

Sylver Tongue, believe it or not, is Charlotte Hatherley – guitarist and backup vocalist from 90s Irish rock band Ash. But don’t expect the punk-pop guitars of Girl from Mars (spotify) or the Brit-pop melodies of Shining Light (spotify) when you press… Continue Reading →

Beyoncé – Countdown

It’s becoming a bit of an annual tradition for me to post an NYE party track, something that’ll get folks singing along and dancing as we count in the New Year. In 2009 it was Pitbull, in 2010 it was Gyptian, and this year…

Kopecky Family Band – My Girl

As if this song wasn’t sweet enough already – most people in my general age-range tend to think of 11 year old Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky and their awkward yet heartwarming “first Kiss”. I came across this beautiful heart-on-sleeve acapella… Continue Reading →

Friends – I’m His Girl

Serious contender for my track of the year…

Gem Club – Twins

One for when you’re feeling contemplative

James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat

I go back and forth about this. It has a similar dreaminess about it to that I love so much in Bon Iver, more pop and less R&B than the likes of How To Dress Well and Jai Paul and… Continue Reading →

Anika – Yang Yang

Heard about this late last year in a “This would be perfect for the next installment in the Kill Bill saga that’s out in 2014” spirit – and her self-titled album was released on Stones Throw in December. It was… Continue Reading →

Edwin McCain – I’ll Be

This is probably another song to add to the teen-angst zone that also featured Band of Horses, Vast and Lifehouse – I’m fairly sure I first heard it on Dawson’s Creek (quick IMDb confirms yes, it’s likely I did…way back in Season… Continue Reading →

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