Archive | October, 2015

Johnny Stimson – Easy

23 Oct

I was VERY early to the party with Mr Stimson. I have been supporting his tracks for yonks and am thrilled he has a found a UK audience thanks to his tune ‘Holding On’ being featured in the BUPA TV advert. ‘Easy’ is more representative of the soul and swagger I first enjoyed with Johnny’s music. Hoping he’s about to break out big time.

Cappa – Other Girls

23 Oct

Cappa is one of that huge group of indie females who came into view in the last year or so making electronic music on their own terms. Cappa has teased a variety of styles across her series of single releases so far. I still feel like she’s a more exciting version of Lorde and with a more bubblegum pop at heart. A LIZ/Lorde hybrid if you will.

DNCE – Cake By The Ocean

23 Oct

So Joe Jonas’ new band is a tonne of indie funk fun. They just dropped a smashing little EP ‘Swaay’ which includes this lead track as well as the discotastic ‘Pay My Rent’ which should be a single at some point with a bit of luck.

YACHT – I Thought The Future Would be Cooler

22 Oct

Such an appropriate video to drop in Back To The Future week! I already blogged the tune but it now has some stylish visuals to accompany it so here it is again. YACHT’s album dropped recently and it’s a spiky, punky take on electronic pop and very much worth a listen.

St Lucia – Dancing On Glass

22 Oct

A very welcome back to St Lucia – purveyors of 80s indebted and quite euphoric synth pop. Their debut album was a blast as was their work with Haerts. ‘Dancing On Glass’ doesn’t stray far from the successful formula, which works just fine for Teases and Dares.

Ever So – High

21 Oct

I absolutely loved the debut single ‘Not Over You’ by these Aussies. ‘High’, their follow up single, sounds super accomplished and not the work of relative newcomers. They sound so confident and I love how they are embracing a pretty much pure pop sound – with just a whiff of MGMT.

Roisin Murphy – Unputdownable

21 Oct

So thrilled to see Roisin receive a Mercury Music Prize nomination for the incredible ‘Hairless Toys’. The album is a challenging listen but once you succumb you will be enthralled. Also so pleased that this track, my favourite on the album, has been given the video treatment. It’s so uniquely Roisin. A Brit award really ought to follow – alas I suspect Adele might get in the way of this.

Bright Light Bright Light – Blood Moon (I Did Give You Love)

21 Oct

On new track ‘Blood Moon’ we find Rod in surprisingly downbeat and melancholic mood. Rod tells us this track doesn’t quite fit with the sound of album number 3 which he is readying presently alongside touring the States with John Grant. Sounds a bit like ‘Tango In The Night’ to me – which is quite the compliment.

Chairlift – Ch-Ching

21 Oct

Another act I am very pleased to see returning is Chairlift. Having collaborated with Beyonce on her last album, there is definitely a bit of minimal RnB swagger to this yet still retaining the quirky and jittery Chairlift sound.

Niki & The Dove – Play It On My Radio

21 Oct

Yes yes yes to these guys coming back. It’s been a while since their stunning debut album but they haven’t lost their touch. This new one sounds like warped yacht pop. And it’s absolutely gorgeous.