CategorySong of the day

Dead Naked Hippies: ‘Lights Out’

With a producer like Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Autobahn) on a track, you know even before you listen, it’s going to pack a big bastarding punch.  Leeds trio Dead Naked Hippies‘ clear live dynamic sound has been captured perfectly on their new single ‘Lights Out’. This anthem thrives on confidence with its rock audacity…

Meursault: ‘Simple Is Good’

One of Scotland’s finest, Meursault, left a gaping hole when they disappeared. Neil Pennycook and his fellow musicians have this way of tapping into your emotions like few others. His voice has its finger on your vulnerabilities and it is incomparable. Thankfully, they have returned. Their label Song, By Toad led by the matchless Matthew…

Edwin Organ: ‘Serenade’

With an impressive team behind him, Glasgow-based electronic artist Edwin Organ has been on my radar for a while. Previous releases have piqued my curiosity, but his latest song ‘Serenade’ is a bit of a game changer. Having locked himself away in the deepest, darkest rolling fields of Ayrshire, he set up a hub in…

Crow’s Feet: ‘Hesitator’

Glasgow-based outfit Crow’s Feet have been evolving for the last year or so. Their expansion in members has also led to an illuminating augmentation in sound and dynamic. Their latest single, ‘Hesitator’ shifts from a blend of gentle awe and trembling sweetness into a gut-wrenching crest.  This has a notably confessional edge lyrically and is the…

Mïrändä: ‘THEM’

It’s incredible that an artist as young as Mïrändä has already worked with the likes of Josh Groban and Bill T. Jones, the New York electro producer recently released her EP Empire and it is a firm illustration that this is a talent to keep an eye on. Her latest song ‘THEM’, showcases the singer’s hushed and…

Owen Rabbit: ‘Oh My God’

Owen Rabbit has rapidly emerged as one of the most notable musicians of the year. The Melbourne-based electronic producer gained critical acclaim with previous releases including the otherworldly ‘Weeds’. His latest track, ‘Oh My God’ continues to showcase him as something of a pioneer. Not without its lyrical dark side, this raises you to your…

The Duke Spirit: ‘Make It Alright’

I  remember a chance encounter with The Duke Spirit back in 2005 in a Glasgow hotel, I was completely starstruck. We had seen the band at T in the Park earlier that year and Cuts Across the Land was consistently recommended on the various music forums I had become entrenched in. ‘Love Is An Unfamiliar’ still…

Eat Fast: ‘Public Display Of Affection’

It’s not often that we feature every release from a band on the site. Newcastle’s Eat Fast have become a standout band if not the highlight of 2016. They continue a winning streak with their latest release, ‘Public Display Of Affection’. With a near-constant fist-pumping adrenaline from start to finish, this delivers the kind of heartfelt abandon that you…

New Fries: ‘Mary Poppins’ Pockets’

A  breath of fresh air hit this week in the shape of Toronto-based experimental 4-piece New Fries. Ahead of their mini album release More on November 25th, they have revealed the extraordinary ‘Mary Poppins’ Pockets’. It comes as little surprise that the band are working with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) given his work with the…

Polykite: ‘Bones’

Melbourne shoegaze quintet Polykite are another triumph to emerge from the current Melbourne music landscape. Their debut single ‘Bones’ has all the makings of an early 4AD roster tribute, I found myself lost in the depths of the arrangement, the reverb -drenched vocals surround your aural perimeter like a choir of angels. This is a song…