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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…

Rogan & Re:tract: ‘Worry (feat. Isobel Helen)’

Leeds-based producer Rogan has crafted a track that is far more reminiscent of Mauritian waters than his home landscape. His collaboration with Re:tract and vocalist Isobel Helen is a pop confectioner’s treat. Helen’s dream-cloud utterings transform ‘Worry’ into something richly appointed. For some this may be the perfect musical come down, but for others it will be a…

Matt Bennett: ‘Fisher King’

Taken from a concept album inspired by the likes of Robin Williams, Matt Bennett has released the first taster from Terminal Cases. ‘Fisher King’ is packed full of sentiment and honesty and Bennett’s delivery will leave you feeling invincible. His mammoth guitar hooks are revelatory, but above all, it’s his passion that shines through. This is an…

Army Of Bones: ‘Don’t Be Long’

Brighton’s Army Of Bones‘ latest release ‘Don’t Be Long’ has proven to be one of those highly addictive anthems. Tapping into my love of a plethora MTV2 bands that emerged and established themselves as nailing production, but penning songs that made you scream from your lungs along with a room of gig goers. A debut…

Boys Noize feat. POLIÇA ‘Starchild’

Legendary producer Boys Noize has teamed up with haunting Poliça vocalist Channy Leaneagh on his latest track ‘Starchild’.  A different direction for the dance pioneer who usually delivers far grittier and abrasive anthems. This is a masterclass in texture. Brimming with energy, this pairing has resulted in a spine-tingling, admirable gravitas.

O.B Howard: ‘Blue and Gray’

Having been compared to the likes of Iron and Wine, Providence-based trio O.B Howard have just self-released their self-titled debut album. Folk is in their blood, no question, but it delves a bit deeper than your stereotypical twee stylings. The tone of subdued romance is balanced by a fine, melancholic sense of melody.

Owen Rabbit: ‘Weeds’

Taken from the debut self-titled EP due for release in July, ‘Weeds’ is an extraordinary introduction to one man phenomena Owen Rabbit.  Set to take Brighton’s Great Escape by storm, Rabbit is without any shadow of doubt, one of the most arresting artists to emerge in 2016. Loop pedals became a bit of a saturated…

WRLD x Father Dude: ‘Galaxies’

Consummate Dutch producer WRLD and talented vocalist Father Dude have collaborated on one of the most addictive dance hits of the year. ‘Galaxies’ is steeped in funk and brimming with rhythmic urgency, compelling synth bass tones and anthemic choruses. Summer is not long off, but this is the perfect precursor.