CategorySong of the day

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…

Bat And Ball: ‘It Goes In’

Described as a “song about anxiety”, London’s Bat And Ball have emerged with the wholly original, ‘It Goes In’. A song that plays havoc with your thoughts, it still manages to remain cohesive and pervades every note. It does well in mimicking the battle in one’s head between yourself and the negative inner voice that…

Kllo: ‘Virtue’

Melbourne is producing some of the best artists we have been introduced to over the last couple of years and duo Kllo are no exception. With their LP Backwater, out in October via Different Recordings, ‘Virtue‘ is the first single to be taken from the album. The band say, “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve…

Grand Pricks: ‘Don’t Vote’

I remember finding out about the band at a record fair in Stirling once and being humoured by the back story of the name. From what I remember they thought Grand Prix by Teenage Fanclub was pronounced “Grand Pricks” and thus a new band was born! ‘Don’t Vote’, is taken from the new split EP with…

Cina Polada: ‘Gloom’

With their self-titled debut EP via Strangers Candy due in September, Helsinki collective, Cina Polada, are back with their first release in around 2 years.  Lead single, ‘Gloom‘, is pure, unadulterated, vibrant indie pop. With its raindrop guitars and incandescent vocals cascading over it like rays of sunshine, the contradiction to its title and such notable…

Kan Wakan: ‘Phantasmagoria Pt. 1’

Kan Wakan‘s music CV is the stuff of dreams. Having worked with an inimitable array of artists, he returns with the title track of his new long player. Accompanied by the sumptuous vocals of Elle Olsun, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Ian Chang (Son Lux) on drums, ‘Phantasmagoria Pt. 1’, is an unimprovable aural masterpiece. The attention to…

Basement Revolver: ‘Johnny Pt. 2’

With second EP, Agatha due out July 21st, Ontario trio Basement Revolver‘s new single will pull you into a realm of extraordinary heartache.  ‘Johnny Pt. 2’, feels like sleepless nights pining for the one you love. It’s a book within a song of wanting something so much, but realising you are fighting for what is forbidden.…

JW Ridley: ‘1990’

The most understated songs can end up the most affecting and JW Ridley‘s ‘1990‘ is a welcome wash of visceral layers culminating in an explosive soundscape. His follow-up to ‘Everything (Deathless)‘, manages to create a dramatic elegance which delivers a complete sense of purpose. This is a fearsome journey into a promising career from the…