A pretty big sounding band – big songs, good vibes, electro pop with all the best parts of indie rock thrown in. Synth style choruses reminiscent of the early days of The Killers, but a little gentler, perhaps – a more accessible lead vocal, someone you’re more inclined to feel like you know, more likely to … Continued

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One of those songs that sounds too good to be true. A string of classic eighties-like, electronic, ambient instrumentation – a dreamlike atmosphere – and yet a brilliantly new and now melody, lighting up the darkness, with superbly thoughtful escapist lyrics. This is one to truly get lost in. Them Are Us Too are a fairly brand new … Continued

Solopsi Radio is the brand new album release by New Jersey artist Herman Martinez. Martinez is an experienced musician and song writer – a self taught multi-instrumentalist, with an impressive background in rock and experimental music. Here’s what we thought of the new release. The album opens with Phonic Chronicles; a great start, as it instantly gives you … Continued

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An Electronic Hero rightfully takes centre stage as 2016 swings into action. Isoipstar is the long awaited release by the electronic musician and songwriter, otherwise known as Federico Foria, and it features the vocal talents of singers from the USA, Jamaica, and Italy. The incredible visual artist Elisa Mazia put together the artwork for the project. The term Isoipstar is one … Continued

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That brilliantly exciting moment when you press play on a previously unheard of band’s video, for something entirely original and beautiful to happen. A calm and soothing performance of a song oozing with thoughtful imagery and metaphor. Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy keep their cool entirely, exuding a striking yet quiet confidence as they soulfully perform … Continued

Kathy Muir is an established and respected songwriter and musician based in the US, but hailing from Scotland’s very own Edinburgh. Her latest single Like Warriors was released at the end of December, along with a wonderful video to accompany it. Here’s why we think it’s such a great release. Even before you’ve read the background story, it’s … Continued

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We’ve a whole lot of exciting new music to check out as 2016 takes shape, so we’ll start as we mean to go on; a genuinely unique and compelling two-track release from Chicago based four piece band The Daisy Heaves. The songs are Ilona and Alice. Here’s what we liked about them. It was a real delight to hear the quiet explosion that takes place … Continued

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There’s no need for an introduction here, we’re diving right in. Time is of the essence.  1. You haven’t heard a new song you liked that you weren’t told you should like by the media, in a very long time. Go forth and find one. Songs tend to hit harder when you hear them performed live. Even if … Continued

Experimental as you like and yet firmly rooted in 80’s/90’s influence, with a classic and deep vocal and completely unexpected lyrics; this is a great track to discover just in time for the new year and travels around Europe. Sizarr tours his homeland of Germany quite regularly by the look of it. An intriguing and unique … Continued

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There is something unequivocally honest and real about this EP. It feels familiar, yet nothing is quite as you’d expect. The calm and seductive introduction to Splendor & Hoax gives nothing away about what will follow. The track builds and builds with every line, instead of the usual verse to chorus layout. It fits well, and it … Continued

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“With the world in your head lights, set your sights higher than the moon.” Something beautifully fresh that we recently stumbled upon. Securely placed in our must-watch list for 2016. Clean Cut Kid don’t really sound how you’d expect them to by looking at them, which I love. We try not to judge books by … Continued

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