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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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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“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

IndiePop

In keeping with our frequent discussions around the concept of Real Music, we take a little look today at a brilliantly talented musician and songwriter based in Greater Manchester, UK. Paddy O’Hare writes and performs for the most part around the North of England, but this particular year he’s traveled as far as the French Alps and Italy … Continued

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An immensely impressive debut from a stand out band, hailing from the UK’s very own Burnley. It’s refreshing to hear another new act from up North that is as enthusiastic as ever about their music, yet still bringing something completely new to the game. Courtyards are definitely one to look out for. For many reasons, this … Continued

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It’s only been two weeks since we were introduced to the utterly sublime sound of Emilie & Ogden, and already we feel like they’ve been the unheard soundtrack to our past few years of life. It was a chance discovery; they were the support act for an equally mesmerizing Half Moon Run, at Manchester’s Gorilla. … Continued

FolkSongwriter

A rising band from California, doing their own thing, creating the kind of music that mysteriously wraps itself around you and refuses to let go. Seahaven make beautiful music, with a sharp, crisp, cut-throat-rock-and-blues edge to it. This track ‘Silhouette’ is a total winner – with it’s gently sweeping guitars and off-in-the-distance imagery, intriguing lyrics … Continued

BluesSongwriter

A quick look at a musician who recently released a pretty mind-blowing Samsara Session, we were instantly hooked. John Dhali is based in Newcastle; UK Northerners keep an eye on his Facebook for live shows. Likely to be an incredibly impressive night. What a song this is, and what a performance. Check it out – John Dhali, … Continued

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A quick look at a song that first made it’s waves when we heard it throughout, and right at the end of, a pretty powerful Colin Farrell film. Was it a pretty powerful film, or – misguided emotions, due to such a powerful song? We’ll never know. This song is superb, and the voice with … Continued

JazzPopSoul

Simply stunning music from New York based duo The Daydreamers. Perfectly soaked in feeling and effortless skill. A gorgeous song, from a hard working band. According to a recent Humans of New York post, they don’t plan on staying in the Big City too much longer. Although, things look set to take a turn for … Continued

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Polly Baker is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She offers a beautiful array of uplifting music, loaded to the brim with positive vibes, and fabulous storytelling. The song ‘Wild’ has a gorgeous classic country feel to it, but with a completely modern and gentle core; a pleasant and natural switch up for … Continued

CountryPop

There doesn’t seem to be a single video or track out by Vaults that is not brilliant. Incredibly intriguing lyrics, with a flawless rise and fall within the music, and beautiful, honest vocals. This is what we’d call softly powerful sounds, or quietly loud escapism; music with feeling, expressed in just the way we need … Continued

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