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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 →

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 →

Valerie June – The Hour

I imagine this would play well in True Blood if it were a little less gory and a little more romantic (the show, not the song, from Valerie June): 60s, soulful and sad – re-invent the soundtrack to A Bronx Tale and… Continue Reading →

Stubborn Heart – Need Someone

It’s another minimal one to follow Pikachunes – this time from London-based electro-soul act, Luca Santucci & Ben Fitzgerald under the moniker Stubborn Heart: Stubborn Heart – Need Someone It’s from their debut full-length album, released on One Little Indian in… Continue Reading →

Pete Philly – Ocean

Seem to be flowing through the acts I wanted to see but missed at The Great Escape this year at the moment – this time it’s Pete Philly, with a track called “Ocean”. Pete Philly – Ocean The production reminds… Continue Reading →

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 →

AM444 – Eye Wonder

This song reminds me of two things: 1. Cibo Matto – Sugar Water 2. Axe Less eerie than the first, more a musical representation of the second! AM444 – Eye Wonder It’s a track by Shanghai-based AM444 – ChaCha and… Continue Reading →

Penny and the Quarters – You And Me

When I first heard about Blue Valentine towards the end of last year, I couldn’t wait to see it – Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Half Nelson & Lars and the Real Girl to name a few) and Michelle Williams (ex-Dawson’s Creek… Continue Reading →

Orly – Why

A bit of jazzful soul from Manhattan – google can’t even find this girl’s MySpace right now but her June 2009 self-titled EP is available to stream in full from her bandcamp page. Orly – Why This is my favourite… Continue Reading →

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