Rex, Camden Barfly, 4th October

‘How you been? Have you told your mother about me?’, sings Rex as he opens his set at The Barfly in Camden on Sunday. I’ve been well thanks, and yes, yes I have. In fact I’ve told pretty much everyone I know about you since you dropped your album last month. Rex, also known as Alex, released his first track back in June, ‘Corduroy Dreams’. It’s a croony lazy love song full of wit and…

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SG Lewis – No Less ft. Louis Mattrs

            20 year old producer from Liverpool SG Lewis has dropped No Less, the first track from his upcoming EP. Featuring vocals from Louis Mattrs, its a soulful, sexy piece of R+B that flows calmly with an arousing exuberance. The hook of the song ‘I just wanna do you right’ may sound crass, but accompanied by Lewis’s lush production it is the perfect lyric. The simple beat is hypnotic, and…

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Oliver Heldens: Breakthrough Artist

Oliver Heldens is a dutch producer that has very quickly made his name in the charts. If you don’t recognise the name I can guarantee your ears will be familiar with his debut banger “Gecko”. Oliver Heldens first caught my attention with his original mix of “Gecko”; a version featuring no vocals, just certain funky grooves mixed with commercial house. I instantly knew it would dominantly make itself an essential track in club sets, and…

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Aquilo – St Pancras Old Church, 30th October

I first heard Aquilo about 6 months ago with the track ‘Part Of Your Life’. It was part of a delicate EP released shortly afterwards, which shows exactly how pop melodies can be crafted into a soundscape of unadulterated bliss. I was immediately excited after hearing this and since then have been looking forward to the time I would see them live. Coming from the Lake District, this was their first London show, which they…

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Band to Watch – Lisbon

A new one for you here! After being recommended to listen to Lisbon, a four piece band hailing from Newcastle, England, it’s fair to say I’ve had them on repeat for the last few months. A track which you most likely may have heard is “BLUE LOVE”, a melodic and pleasing song on the ears, with vibes that make you wish it was summer all year round. It’s really a track you can’t help but…

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“Young Blood” EP and exciting new artist, Saint Raymond

Keep your eyes set on this promising singer-songwriter from Nottinghamshire. Callum Burrows, better known by his stage name Saint Raymond, is not afraid to get you addicted to his indie-pop gems and after the success of his E.P “Young Blood” smashing the U.K charts, we can be eager in expecting great things from the creative teenager. Only 19 years old and having already supported HAIM and Ed Sheeran, it is fair to say there is…

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Go Around Captain – ‘Everything I Own Is Nicked’ EP Review.

Go Around Captain   ‘Everything I Own Is Nicked’ is the debut EP from Preston based band Go Around Captain. Since September 2013, Go Around Captain have gained a reputation and local respect in the north west of England for their explosive, energetic live shows. The band already has an impressive repertoire of bands they have played alongside including ‘This Town Needs Guns’ and ‘Victor Villarreal’ (formally of Cap’n Jazz.) The guitars on…

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Duncan Brookfield, The Troubadour, London

I caught Duncan Brookfield at The Troubadour Club in Earls Court the evening after what had been a warm but cloudy day in the city. Please excuse my weather forecast, but the mood of the day captured Duncan’s sound perfectly. He began with ‘Hurt’, a song which started slowly and immediately showed off the warmth of Duncan’s voice and the poignancy of his songwriting, however as the song progressed and the rumble of the drums…

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Lily Juniper

Lily Juniper is a 17 year old London based singer songwriter currently studying at The BRIT School, and her sound epitomises the innocence that most of todays youth has so long outgrown. On her EP, released January last year, lie three songs that speak of confusion, love and longing. Lily’s soulful, gentle voice complements her poetic lyrics, and her simplistic melodies are all that is needed. The standout song for me is Not Enough, opening…

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Frusciante and Rodriguez-Lopez stream debut album

Source Kimono Kult John Frusciante and Omar Rodriguez Lopez united their genius talents in order to create a new album together. The project’s name is Kimono Kult and they decided to stream their EP in full (you can listen to it at the bottom of the page). Actually the whole band also consists of  Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows), instrumentalists Dante White (Dante Vs. Zombies) and Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo)….

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