Lana del Rey’s pussy tastes of Pepsi Cola

Lana del Rey is back with new material and a glimpse into what her former lovers know about her for her revamped album Born To Die: Paradise Edition. With nine new songs, including the singer’s forthcoming single ‘Ride’, Paradise Edition will surely please her army of fans, especially those who felt tour favourite ‘Yayo’ should … Continue reading

High Highs – Once Around The House

Brooklyn-based, Aussie three-piece High Highs have still to release a debut album despite being one of SXSW 2011’s most well received bands. Oli Chang (electronics), Jack Milas (vocalist) and Zach Lipkins (drums) are signed to Elton John’s Rocket Music Entertainment Group (also home to Friends and Ed Sheeran), so there will undoubtedly be another big … Continue reading

Haim – Forever

Haim an LA-based quartet – three sisters and drumming friend Dash Hutton – who received rapturous reviews at SXSW this year have released EP ‘Forever’, with the title track a true beauty. Lot of talk at the Austin, Texas event was of the band’s mixing of endless genres, but Forever is full of energy indie pop … Continue reading

The xx – Angels

The xx are back with a stunning new track, Angels. The track is given away free for those who pre order new album Coexist from tonight. If this is a sign of the stuff to come, expect the album to be an absolute belter. I am not the only one to get exited about this … Continue reading

One To Watch – Wild Belle

Wild Belle are a synth-pop band that are set to follow in the footsteps of Lana Del Rey-like internet hysteria and become the talked about band of the moment. The brother and sister duo of Natalie Bergman as the attractive front and vocals and handsome Elliot Bergman on saxophone and keyboard, definitely have ‘the look’. … Continue reading

One To Watch: St. Lucia

It comes as no surprise that being of St. Lucian heritage I’d be drawn to this act, but St. Lucia are going to be on your summer playlist as soon as you hear their first EP, that’s a promise. It is good to know that music now has an act that can truly justify being … Continue reading

Shia LaBeouf strips for Sigur Rós ‘Fjögur píanó’

Icelandic experimental rock group Sigur Rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album ‘valtari’. ‘The valtari mystery film experiment‘ the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people … Continue reading

The Kyteman Orchestra

The Kyteman Orchestra, one of the most exciting and unique musical collectives to ever emerge from Europe, have announced that they will play in the UK for the very first time at London’s Islington Academy tomorrow, 13th June 2012. The Kyteman Orchestra, an eighteen-piece orchestra from Holland, consist of four opera singers and a choir, … Continue reading

Dog Is Dead announce third single

Last year’s big noise indie band was Dog Is Dead; they had everyone clambering to see them, and in turn, sign them up to a major record deal after a gig at East London’s Vice Magazine-backed Old Blue Last venue. Now the five-piece are signed to Atlantic Records and are set to release their third … Continue reading

Phillip Phillips wins American Idol

21 year old Phillip Phillips has beaten Filipina-Mexican Jessica Sanchez to be crowned the winner of American Idol 2012 amid a record breaking 132 million votes cast. In its eleventh season, Idol shows that despite X Factor and Simon Cowell’s jumping ship, the multi-million dollar franchise is still top of the pops. The much expected … Continue reading

Theophilus London – All Around The World (Video)

Brooklyn rapper, songwriter and producer has been on the underground urban pop scene for too long now, it is time that he became mainstream cool. Now Theophilus London has presented his new video for ‘All Around The World’, the first track from his soon to be released remix album, ‘Timez Are Weird These Nights’, out … Continue reading

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather

Los Angeles-based indie quintet The Neighbourhood are a band on the rise. Their easy on the ear sounds and stunning videography has had the don of indie music, Zane Lowe, singing their praises recently and it is easy to see why. The Neighbourhood are fronted by 20-year-old actor-cum-musician Jesse James Rutherford, who until recently was … Continue reading

One To Watch – Meg Myers

The L.A. based, Tennessee born, ex-Jehovah’s Witness Meg Myers has a back-story and one hell of a powerful voice. Along with her obvious good looks, the  singer-songwriter is gaining a growing reputation on the other side of the pond following her debut EP, ‘Daughter In The Choir’, released last month. There have already been comparisons … Continue reading

Jai Paul – Jasmine

Our favourite Rayners Lane music-maker Jai Paul is back and set to plant his seed once again firmly in the music fraternity’s summer playlists with new track ‘Jasmine’. Jai Paul hit our ears with another sample last year ‘BTSU’, which then prompted those clever folk at XL Recordings to sign him up. Jai Paul’s Jasmine is another … Continue reading

The Pierces – Sister Crush

The Pierces, Allison Margaret Pierce and Catherine Eleanor Pierce, are my secret sister crush, beautiful sounds, beautiful girls and melodies that you can only get from people that have sung for years together. OK, I’ll admit it Catherine is my favourite, but it is all about the music here. A couple of years ago I … Continue reading

Beatrice Eli – The Conqueror (Video)

Swedish sensation, Beatrice Eli’s new track ‘The Conqueror’ is a beauty. Combining heart-swelling vocals, offbeat production and wrenching lyrics about love and loss, ‘The Conqueror’ may well be one of the most devastating yet beautiful pop songs you’re likely to hear all year. Taking the listener through a roller-coaster of highs, lows, synth-heavy beats and … Continue reading

Gorillaz – DoYaThing (Video)

Converse has teamed up with the Gorillaz for a new track and video by Jamie Hewlett called ‘DoYaThing’. The song features Andre 3000 and James Murphy. To find out more information and to download the track for free visit: http://bit.ly/DoYaThing

Bon Iver – Towers (Video)

Bon Iver are one of the greatest acts out there at the moment, their melodic indie folk pop is a regular stayer on my weekly playlist and Towers, the band’s forthcoming release since their Grammy win, has been there for weeks and weeks. The stunning cinematography by Nabil Elderkin, a Los Angeles-based director and photographer … Continue reading

Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Video)

The latest song from Feist off her fourth studio album ‘Metals’, and the first track on the album, ‘The Bad In Each Other’ has been made even better with one of the best music videos you will see this year. Talented director Martin De Thurah has produced a compelling piece of work that showcases multiple story … Continue reading

Spector – Chevy Thunder (Video)

Despite the surprise non-placing in the BBC Sound of 2012 poll, London band Spector show no sign of letting that get to them and have now posted a new video for ‘Chevy Thunder’. Frederick Macpherson, Christopher Burman, Thomas Shickle, Danny Blandy and Jed Cullen, shot the awesome video on location in Southern California and Mexico, showing the … Continue reading