Been playing this on my Breakfast show on Amazing Radio over the past few weeks and will continue to do so.
I LOVE IT.
Hooray For Earth is a NYC-based band centred around the home-recordings of singer Noel Heroux.
They’ve toured with the likes of Surfer Blood, Architecture In Helsinki and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
True Loves, the debut album, was released earlier this year.
I've posted tracks by this lady before and that's because she is smashing it.
You might remember her one-off release with Sampha 'Valentine' and fans of SBTRKT will know her collaborations with him on 'Nervous' and the album track 'Right Thing To Do'.
Well she is now working on her solo album with the ruddy awesome Dave Okumu from Mercury Prize-nominated group The Invisible.
I for one am excited to hear it.
This is the first taster... enjoy!
Following his open letter to the music press outlining his disappointment that more new bands don't tackle political issues, Billy Bragg is showcasing young artists who are mixing pop and politics on his Left Field in Motion tour.
The tour kicks off on November 13th in Edinburgh - more info at .billybragg.co.uk.
Billy's signed up The King Blues, The Sound Of Rum and Akala to join him on the jaunt - and I spoke to Mr Bragg and some of the other artists on the bill to find out more about the motivation behind the project…
The Jezabels have been in the spotlight this week on Amazing Brekafast as my Artist of the Week.
I went to chat to the awesome Aussie band before their London date last month, and got all the gossip on how the tour had gone, how much they loved the silky hair of the boys who do such a fabulous job of recording our Amazing sessions, their love for 80s TV dramas, nearly making friends with a member of Foals and, of course, the new record Prisoner. All in all, covered pretty much everything. They had more to say than we could possibly broadcast, so you can listen to that interview in its entirety right here...
As for this week's Track of the Week I went for something brand new. Although it's actually part of something older. I've loved playing Finders Keepers by Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sam Band. Well this new material comes from Tim and Rebecca, part of the latter under the new guise of Golden Fable. Wooing was instant with the choral vocals on The Chill pt.2 which you can listen to here.
American indie rock band The War on Drugs have an archive of live recordings which they would like to release.
The material covers all stages of the band's life, from when Kurt Vile was in the group at the beginning to releasing their last album Slave Ambient with the current line-up.
"I've been trying to put out a live record for a long time, but the cruel hand of fate has prevented it from coming out," explained bassist David Hartley. "There is a live record that exists, with stuff that people heard, from back in the day with Kurt [Vile], and when we were a three piece with Mike [Zanghi], shows all over Europe and America."
"There's so much stuff that we could put out without ever hitting record," he said.
After a stint in Europe they are currently touring Slave Ambient in the US and have just announced a new UK date at London's Electric Ballroom on February 28.
Listen below for more on their plans for the next album from my interview with frontman Adam Granducial and David Hartley.