“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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BANDS TO WATCH – Tissue Culture

  Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, a city renown for it’s relentlessly hard working and ever-growing music scene, Tissue Culture are the latest addition to the gang, and they’re kicking up quite a fuss. Over the last 12 months Tissue Culture have taken the local scene by storm. Off the back of their debut EP (‘Saint Waleric’) release last October, the brooding five-piece have racked up an extensive and impressive portfolio of live shows and…

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The Lake Poets feat. Ajimal – Edinburgh

Martin Longstaff (left) of The Lake Poets and Fran O Hanlon (right) of Ajimal. Today’s dose of new music is provided by Martin Longstaff (A.K.A The Lake Poets), hailing from Sunderland, UK. In the first of a series of live collaborations curated by Generator (an organisation which focuses on artist development and supporting new found musicians), brooding singer/songwriter The Lake Poets has teamed up with fellow North-East music scene cohort Ajimal for a unique…

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Band of the week: The Pretty Reckless

Source The Pretty Reckless band I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this band, but I bet that all the girls that watched Gossip Girl series definitely know who Taylor Momsen is. The Pretty Reckless is an American hard rock band with Taylor Momsen as lead vocals and rhythm guitarist, Ben Phillips as lead guitarist and backing vocals, Mark Damon as bass player and Jamie Perkins as drummer. Their…

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Upcoming Artists – Dave Giles

Since first appearing in 2007, with indie-rock band The Rileys, Dave Giles has made a big impact on the UK music scene. After The Rileys split in 2010, Dave began to establish himself as an independent singer-songwriter, frequently touring and continuing to build up his ever-loyal fanbase. Dave performing with The Rileys So far he’s released 4 EP’s, with the most recent, Call of Duty, reaching number 7 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. His most impressive…

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Single On Repeat at the Moment

Cut Your Hair – Mad Love   Now this is possibly the strangest but catchiest song I’ve heard for a while. Opening with the lyrics  “Raveee…” does make me think “what is this”? But I’m soon over that when I hear the wonderfully soothing guitar strings combine with the melodic piano riffs and vocals that may remind you of something from the 90’s . At first I assumed this was a generic indie pop band from…

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Your Global Music Guide

Who today listens to just domestic music? With Australia cranking out catchy indie rock tunes and the U.K. turning out its usual steady stream of musical exports, exotic music is on the rise. However, with such easy access to foreign and domestic music, it is sometimes difficult to sift through all of the bands and new tracks. This calls for a musical Sacagawea. Here are some new songs that will hopefully ease your way through…

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Alternative Spring Break Playlist

Forget about “Harlem Shake”. The Danish trio New Politics is turning heads with their new single “Harlem”. Spring break is here, for some collegiate Americans at least.  If you are a like me, your spring break does not start until next week.  Hopefully you will be on a beach somewhere or hitting the slopes with your friends.  Wherever you are, there is no reason that you should be victim of…

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David Bowie album released

The first album released by David Bowie in 10 years is definitely the most interesting thing happening in music right now. ‘The Next Day’ is Bowie’s first full-length release since 2003’s ‘Heathen’, and if you’re too afraid to get it because you’re afraid you’ll be disappointed – don’t, it’s worth every penny. David Bowie took everyone by surprise when, in January, out of nowhere, he released a new video – ‘Where are we now?’. Rumours…

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The Gaslight Anthem cover Bon Iver for Record Store Day

Those boys from Jersey – who I unabashedly love – are putting out an EP called Hold You Up for 2012’s (second) Record Store Day happening on Black Friday.  It’s an acoustic EP (details here), including a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” Bias aside, it’s a pretty great cover.  They manage to retain the haunting nature of the original while adding their own touches – most notably, keeping the interweaving guitars that they’ve perfected.

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