With not too many people challenging Pharrell Williams in the cool stakes as well as the uplifting pop tunes stakes, I am relieved to present to you, once again, Childish Gambino with another adorable little tune, this time in the form of Sober.
Start your Monday with a healthy serving of Indie flecked pop from George Maple with Talk Talk. An assured and confident effort.
So, he’s back ! Damien Rice signals his long awaited return with new single, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Taken from the album of the same name. November cannot come quickly enough.
Sydney new boys, MansionAir have readied their debut single, Hold Me Down. The record due to be released via Goodbye Records (Run by none other than Chvrches) is out 10/10 Australia, 13/10 UK, 14/10 US. A band that I am getting very, very excited about indeed.
One of the years biggest and most affecting songs Chandelier, gets stripped back to its bare bones with this stunning piano version. Thank you Sia for this slice of absolute beauty.
With the return of Alt-J imminent it would be rude not to share their latest single, Left Hand Free. A real change from what we are used to from the band but gotta admit it’s got me hooked.
Kleerup has decided that he has waited long enough in the shadows that he can now launch his come back in the form of As If We Never Won, the first of two mini albums to be released this year. Both records are preceded by this magnificent tune Let Me In, which features vocals from Susanne Sundfor.
Verite returns with her second single, Weekend. And once again its a full on pop assault. An enjoyable slice of pop action straight out of New York.
Here is the debut release from Swedish outfit, Billy Who. Consisting of former members of Oh My O, there is little more known about this exciting new group, but what little there is to know is very interesting indeed.
The next big thing in pop music Banks, drops her latest single, Beggin For Thread. This is incredible stuff. Big things to come from this young lady.
With a very minimal feel but overwhelmingly cute spirit this new track from Scandinavian four piece School has caught my interest and smothered it in pop. So Long is released on September 1st.
The biggest new act of this year is undoubtably FKA Twigs. With a debut album on the horizon, preceded by a number of successful singles, the future is very, very bright indeed for this young lady.
One band that I have been championing since the beginning is Ballet School and with the band about to drop their debut album, The Dew Lasts An Hour on 8th September, they have shared another number from the record. This time in the form of LUX. Take it in and get very, very excited.
Pablo Nouvelle thrusts upon us the final release from his You Don’t Understand EP. Featuring vocals from Lulu James, Finding You is a haunting yet stunning cut from the maverick producer.
With a unique construction, this jumper from Kolor is a stand out piece this season. With it’s original structure and hand made in Japan, this piece gives a lift to any modern city wear.