MonthMay 2016

Win 2 Tickets To See Rihanna!

It’s just four weeks till Rihanna (yes, THE Rihanna) lands in Scotland for her current world tour, and you could be there too!  The singer will be headlining Hampden Park, Glasgow on Monday 27th June, with support from Big Sean, as part of her highly anticipated Anti World Tour. The Anti World Tour, which kicked off in early March, has been…

The Van T’s: ‘Blood Orange’

The Van T’s have started to emerge as one of the most promising Scottish bands to date. For a lot of press, the novelty of  girls playing guitars, not to mention twins in a band, is easy click bait, but this is meaningless when delving into the band’s small, but incredible discography. ‘Blood Orange’ is the first…

Saltwater Sun: ‘Now Or Never’

Reading quintet Saltwater Sun have been cited as a band to look out for by several, notable music tastemakers and having heard ‘Now Or Never’ it is easy to hear why. Not only does this resonate with all manner of substance, but notable mention must go to vocalist Jenn Stearnes who elevates this to another level…

Holy Now: ‘Wake Up’

Gothenburg quartet Holy Now have released latest track ‘Wake Up’ ahead of their debut EP Sorry I Messed Up, released May 6th via Lazy Octopus Records. Its spacious arrangement creates a consuming sense of purity, one that showcases how talented this 4-piece are. Tethered by Julia Olander’s poignant vocal, ‘Wake Up’ is a dramatic, yet intimate…

Paperwhite – ‘Wanderlust’

NYC synth-pop siblings Katie and Ben Marshall aka Paperwhite have landed on the electronic music scene with aplomb. ‘Wanderlust’ is our first euphoric taste of the 2-piece. With its pristine production and velvety vocals, this is a reminder that although electro pop is a saturated plain, there are still a couple of juggernauts that break through.…

Henri Bardot: ‘Patients’

Portland’s Henri Bardot has just released follow-up record Blue Night, our debut taster of the artist is the record’s fourth release – ‘Patients’. His tremulous, delicate whisper of a voice travels rippling guitar lines and you feel like you are trespassing on a very private moment. This has an endearing vulnerability that somehow leaves you unsettled,…

Barstool Astronaut: ‘Rays Apart I’

Los Angeles-based producer Barstool Astronaut aka Michael L. Schneider has emerged with our first taster from his new record New Gravity.  The incessantly listenable ‘Rays Apart I’ has placed Schneider firmly on the map as a producer to keep an eye on. With its primal synth pulse, it not only showcases a dramatic sonic palette but also…

The Ninth Wave: ‘Change’

Glasgow-based quartet The Ninth Wave were first introduced thanks to an equally fierce 4-piece, The Van T’s. A chance meeting the band’s Elina Lin put them back on the radar. ‘Change’ is taken from their recent Only The Young EP and highlights a new school of fascinating new artists to emerge from Scotland. A track full…

Halcyon Drive: ‘Books For The Holidays’

 Halcyon Drive have made quite the impression on Podcart, having already secured Song of the Day with the vitalic ‘Untethered’, the Melbourne-based trio have released their 3rd single from forthcoming EP. ‘Books For The Holidays’ showcases the same qualities that attracted us to the band. Michael Oechsle’s vocals are a primary draw, his endearing delivery tugs tirelessly…

Dems: ‘Gold’

London outfit Dems have always received rave reviews from Podcart and after a brief sabbatical it is a pleasure to have them back. They return with a new series of tracks including introductory joy-anthem, ‘Gold‘. Released via label Fields, this is an excellently paced track, deviating between subtlety and frenzy. This is an impressive stride forward for…