Lydia Ainsworth – Can You Find Her Place

15 Feb

Following the sublime ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ Lydia returns with a much synthier, warmer sound – we’re hearing Nedelle Torrisi and  Nite Jewel on ‘Can You Find Her Place’. The new album ‘Phantom Forest’ arrives in May.



Hey Charlie – Bad Things

15 Feb

Hepburn and Thunderbugs were UK girlbands with a difference at the end of the 90s – they went for a more acoustic indie pop sound although with a big bubblegum feel too. Hey Charlie just dropped ‘Bad Things’ and it made me think of both of the aforementioned groups. Big bash of a chorus and fun video too.


SJae & Sam Sparro – The Avenue

15 Feb

The Mac Band, Patrice Rushen and early Madonna seem to be the inspiration for this latest collab between SJae and Sam Sparro. ‘The Avenue’ is some nice pop funk to take you into the weekend.

Girl Crush – Baby Steps

15 Feb

If you’re looking for something to fill that Niki & The Dove/Shura shaped void then Girl Crush are back with some more blissed out dream pop.

O Future – Voyeur

12 Feb

So ‘Smell You’ was no fluke on the basis of the jittery sometimes manic synths on offer on O Future’s new stunner ‘Voyeur’. The track swells to a claustrophobic climax as the breathy vocals become somewhat intense.


Circe – Barely Breathing

11 Feb

Here’s a new indie pop darling for you. Circe’s ‘Barely Breathing’ is a bit dreamy shoe gaze, a touch jangle pop and towards the end expands into something quite epic and dark.

I Am Boleyn – Too Much

11 Feb

Nighttime neon-lit pop perfection for you right here. I Am Boleyn’s ‘Too Much’ is cut from the same cloth as the more subtle moments of Nina’s ‘Sleepwalking’ record. ‘Too Much’ is beautifully crafted and delightfully pastel in all the right ways.