Tagsong of the day

Cloth: ‘Demo Love’

Ebbing and flowing with ethereal ease, Glasgow-based trio Cloth have debuted with a sublime alternative ballad. With a vocal that washes over you like morning sunlight and tenacious folk-strum all parcelled in a lush ambience, this sits comfortably as one of the best songs to come out of Scotland this year.

DANCEHALL: ‘Droners’

One of the beautiful things about music blogging is that you get to cover an abundance of music, that’s a given. There’s a tendency to also try and cover as many new artists as possible without necessarily using your support to help develop an audience around them. London-based alt-punk trio DANCEHALL are a band that…

J Colleran: ‘bERA’

With his highly anticipated debut album Gardenia released in June of this year, J Colleran may be familiar to several of you as his previous guise, MMOTHS. The gifted neo-classical composer adds a faultless amount of digital disparity to his organic score and the result is something provoking and enveloping. He creates a perfect positioning between elation and solitude, melody…

Tuska: ‘God Knows Why’

London duo, Tuska left a lasting impression with their previous release, ‘Suck On My Mind’ and their follow-up continues to cement their notable psychedelic flair. ‘God Knows Why‘, provides Richard Sturges’ vocal a superbly judged soundscape. This is a fascinating and evocative dip into a psychoactive ocean and one that leaves you feeling as if you are…

SHHE: ‘Eyes Shut’

When Podcart first began, Su Shaw was one of the first musicians that shone for us. Aside from her striking vocal, she had this savage determination and that filtered onto her stage. Her live performances were a mixture of poignancy and power. After a lengthy sabbatical, she returns – as SHHE. Taking on more of a…

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…

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…