Could this be anymore gorgeous? I don't think so.
London Grammar are a new London trio on the scene, already getting love on the radio from the likes of Mary Ann Hobbs, Lauren Laverne. Hype.
Here is our most recent Secret Sessions video with the wonderful I Am Kloot. John was on great form and is a very lovely man and in this you will hear him play a song, then we have a chat and along the way I accidentally instigate some footsie!!!!!
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are back with a new single called Let The Day Begin, the first to be released from their forthcoming sixth studio album Specter At The Feast, released through Abstract Dragon Records on the 18th March.
It is a cover version and a thoughtful homage to beloved Michael Been of The Call, also BRMC’s guitarist and vocalist Robert Been’s father and honorary ‘fourth member’ who tragically passed away in August of 2012.
I CAN'T FRIKKEN WAIT FOR FOALS' NEW ALBUM HOLY FIRE ON 11 FEBRUARY. THE END.
FINALLY next month we get Duologue's debut album Song & Dance via my chums at Killing Moon. Their thing is to make building, immersive whoppers of tunes and I can't wait to hear the full LP, which was produced with the help of Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys). I'll stick up my interview with frontman Tim in the next week for you in which he talks all about it.
PLUS, the incredibly dishy Robert Sheehan from Misfits is in the video. What more could you want!?
Out this week on Warp Records (January 21st) this is the delightful new single from Kwes.
Instantly makes me want to dig out my old wheels (Bauer skates! So nineties, I wore them with hockey socks 'coz I was that rude) and hit a park, but alas, it's SNOWING! Health and safety wouldn't allow it in these conditions so I'll enjoy this on repeat from my cosy house.
This one has been out for a little while, since October last year, and it's Daughter's first single on 4AD from their much-anticipated debut album.
I played the uber-talented Elena Tonra's first demos on the radio over two years ago, saw her play several times and she did a live session for me on my show on Brighton Festival Radio as she turned into the *due-to-be-massive* trio that is now Daughter.
Just coz I'm going to see them on Thursday at Hackney Empire I've been listening to this a lot this week so popped it on. One to get lost in during these frozen mornings.
This was put online on Monday and by heck - it's only new Disclosure with AlunaGeorge on it. Need I say more.
Available to download on 17th February people. Bouncy.
And last but not least! The chorus of this new single from the forthcoming Jamie Lidell album is sublime. Durgey, soulful, funky, naaasty and I dig it very much. This could not be more different to the beautiful, almost ballad of a title track from his last album Compass. It's out 19th February.
There, this is what has been helping me through a long old January. Hope you like them too. xx
Had the pleasure of covering for Goldierocks again on The Selector, a show by Folded Wing for the British Council. It's all about new music by us Brits baby yeah!
Here is the tracklisting:
Theme Park – Tonight (Transgressive)
Bastille – Pompeii (Virgin Records)
Post War Years – All Eyes (Chess Club Records)
Miles Kane – Give Up (Columbia)
Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile (Atlantic)
Ben Howard – To Be Alone (Island)
I Am Kloot – These Days Are Mine (Shepherd Moon)
Everything Everything Feature
Everything Everything – Choice Mountain (RCA Victor)
Everything Everything – Cough Cough (RCA Victor)
Everything Everything – Kemosabe (RCA Victor)
Everything Everyting – Radiant (RCA Victor)
Atoms For Peace – Judge, Jury & Executioner (XL Recordings)
Dark Horses – Boxing Day (Last Gang Entertainment)
Lady – Money (Truth And Soul Records)
Dream Mclean – Sloe Gin (MTA Records)
Katy B, Geeneus & Jessie Ware – Aaliyah (Self-Released)
Ital Tek – Re Entry (Civil Music)
Bobby Tank – Zario’s Echo (MofoHifi Records)
Long Arm – Sleep Key (Hidden Orchestra Remix) (Project Mooncircle)
PBR Streetgang In The Mix
6th Borough Project – The Vibes (Delusions Of Grandeur)
Crazy P – Heart Breaker (2020 Vision)
Maxxi Soundsystem – Regrets We Have No Use For (Matthew Herbert Remix) (Hypercolour)
Soft Rocks – Jungle Talk (ESP Institute)
Mahogani regular Andres has put out into the ether the first drop on his new label La Vida.. There are three tracks and this is one of them. Tasty vocal, driving rhythmic beats and delightful strings. It takes me right to the pagoda at Secret Garden Party with the sun beating down on the last day, boats on the water, people clamouring for the nearest laughing gas seller, easing themselves off the rave-train. Mmmmmm. I just almost forgot it was January. Balls.
Hot on the heels of Frogs in Socks' Night Kaps Ep on Southern Fried Records comes their debut release on Jamie Anderson's label ARTHOUSE, and whadda ya know, I feature on one of the tracks!
It's a little hobby of mine doing some singing on electronic things and this is out now. It went on Beatport and everything *blush*.
Below listen to the whole EP on Soundcloud, the track I'm on is the last one... we hope you like it.
All I Need
A1. All I Need
A2. All I Need (O&A Remix)
B1. In The Dark feat. Georgie Rogers
‘All I Need’ is one of our favourite EPs to date. The title track fuses the sounds of San Fransico, the Reeperbahn and Bristol into a beautiful monster, whilst the O&A remix bumps and chugs in their signature, stripped back style. ’In the Dark', conceived dancing on bales of hay in a Secret Garden Party, is the twisted organ lead b-side featuring the delicious vocal tones of radio presenter Georgie Rogers.
Frogs in Socks