Here’s some of the best new music around in my opinion, including Brit Critic Choice Jack Garratt’s new ‘Surprise Yourself’ that just premiered with the Independent in the past few hours.
This is truly heartbreaking. The wonderfully promising UK indie band Viola Beach and their manager Craig Terry tragically lost their lives in Sweden this weekend. They were a band that I was genuinely excited about and looked to as an inspiration for some of our own acts. We are actively supporting a campaign to get their single ‘Swings & Waterslides’ to number one. If you wish you can too by following the links below.
This devastating loss has been felt throughout the industry. Kris, River, Tomas, Jack, Craig and the music that they made will not be forgotten.
Although Låpsley herself isn’t a brand new artist, having been touted in every ‘Ones to Watch’ list for about two years, this new track of hers Love Is Blind is the first great track I’ve heard in 2016. Happy new year, turn it up!
Well this is a terribly sad start to the year. The icon that is David Bowie has passed away due to illness with cancer. Thank you for everything sir, you were truly a legend.
Where did 2015 go? No idea but thankfully there was some great music released over the past twelve months. Here is a list of my favourites, in case you were wondering… which you weren’t. As lists can be a bit boring, I made it into a Spotify playlist too –
- Tink – Ratchet Commitments
- Rihanna, Kanye West And Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
- Dilly Dally – Desire
- Santigold (feat. BC) – Can’t Get Enough of Myself
- Sleaford Mods – No One’s Bothered
- Pleasure Beach – Go
- Parlour Tricks – The Storm
- MØ – Kamikaze
- Boots – C.U.R.E.
- Alessia Cara – Here
- Dead Sara – Something Good
- Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
- Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’
- Churches – Leave A Trace
- Foals – Mountain At My Gate
- Oscar – Breaking My Phone
- Benjamin Clementine – Cornerstone
- Alabama Shakes – Future People
- Jack Garratt – Breathe Life
- Skepta – Shutdown
- FKA Twigs – Glass & Patron
- Only Real – Can’t Get Happy
- Leon Bridges – Coming Home
- Molly Nilsson – 1995
- Travi$ Scott ft. Kanye West – Piss On Your Grave
- Everything Everything – Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread
- Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams – WTF
- Izzy Bizu – Give Me Love
- Villagers – Courage
- Waxahatchee – La Loose
- Django Django – First Light
- Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worst
- Ezra Furman – Lousy Connection
- Petite Meller – Barbaric
- Donna Missal – Keep Lying
Here are some of the better tracks, performance videos and film trailers from the past week. Lots to enjoy, including FKA Twigs’ amazing appearance at the Mobo Awards and some newbie called Adele –
Yes to everything about these –
Well, I was hardly going to let this momentous day pass by without posting something. Today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown (and Jennifer) travelled to in the ‘future’ in the 1990 Back to the Future II film. Yes, we are without hoverboards and self-tieing shoelaces but don’t worry they’ll be with us soon. I know a guy who knows a guy. In the meantime, let’s enjoy some of the movie that got our imaginations running back in 1990.
This is really beautiful. James Blake takes on the Simon & Garfunkel classic, perfect for a chilled Sunday –
Check out these few videos from the past week, lovin’ them!