CategorySong of the day

Fontaines D.C. – Chequeless Reckless

I can’t remember the last time I was sent a band’s song and then spent hours going through previous tracks, reading the artist’s background, sifting through YouTube videos both live and directed and generally obsessing. Fontaines D.C.‘s frontman Grian Chatten is comparable to so many of the prominent male influences I had in my collection when I was…

Saro: ‘Vapor’

LA-based Saro‘s recent EP, Boy Afraid has gained a significant fanbase and with support slots accompanying the likes of Miguel, it’s easy to see what the fuss is all about with latest single, ‘Vapor’. The electro-R&B singer shows a restriction in the burying of emotions underneath its expertly produced layers. Saro explains, “The premise of “Vapor”…

Kagoule: ‘Monsieur Automaton’

With its solid kraut underbelly, Nottingham trio Kagoule have stormed in with the chameleon-like, ‘Monsieur Automaton‘. Guitarist/singer Cai Burns says of the track: “Not sure what inspired this one. I wrote most of it whilst I was watching Terminator 2, could’ve been that. It was probably that. In fact, it was definitely inspired by Terminator 2. Terminator…

Beija Flo: ‘One Of Those Things’

Liverpool-based artist Beija Flo has emerged with a stunning introduction, ‘One Of Those Things‘. The song describes her experience with the condition ‘MRKH Syndrome’: a rare condition documented in her vlogs that affects 1 in 5,000 women in which a girl is born without a womb.  Her debut offers a bewitching world to explore. This moves like an orchestral body of work, her voice…

Jonnie Common: ‘Restless’

There’s a pool of Scottish artists that have remained Podcart’s most underrated. Miaoux Miaoux, Adam Stafford and Jonnie Common are part of an indicative group of some of the most talented humans to feed us music. Common’s output over the last 9 years of following him has been nothing short of curious, exceptional and inspiring. The…

Handkerchief Thief: ‘Salted Skin’

With his debut EP, Hunting For Hummingbirds due out later this year, Melbourne-based Sam McLaren aka Handkerchief Thief has revealed his first single, ‘Salted Skin’.  There are obvious comparisons to the likes of alt-J here, but there is a diacritic dynamic to McLaren that sets him apart from his influences. With its short, sharp rhythmical backbone,…

Lazy Day: ‘Hiccup’

It’s not only Tilly Scantlebury’s voice that has become something of a beacon in an ocean for me, Lazy Day have this incredible gift of writing some of the most addictive, yet understated hooks. ‘Hiccup‘ is the latest release from the quartet. Accompanied by a kaleidoscopic, rainbow-fuelled video, its sweeping, transcendental guitars are set to a…

Frida Sundemo: ‘Gold’

With her debut record, Flashbacks + Futures set to be one of the most significant releases of the year, Swedish singer-songwriter Frida Sundemo is a revelation.  Evocative new release, ‘Gold‘ is a sonic soundscape where you will find yourself investing mind, body, and heart. The summation of its effect is a song that’s both timeless and of…

Great News: ‘Wonderfault’

Norway’s track record of being one of the biggest exporters of innovative new music continues today with indie-pop 3-piece Great News. ‘Wonderfault’ is the title track from the band’s forthcoming debut album and is all kinds of unadulterated joy. They say, “The definition of Wonderfault is something that is beautifully broken or not needing to be…