on Monday, September 22, 2014
58th BFI London Film Festival (8-19 October 2014) // Words: Saam Das


The BFI London Film Festival returns for its 58th edition this October, with over 200 films in tow - including its usual gamut of UK and world premieres, reissued and restored classics, as well as great support for British filmmakers. Our preview below takes in some of the highlights from the programme, but with such breadth and depth on offer, there's plenty more to choose from.
on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Words: Saam Das


When Dems first burst onto whichever scene they initially inhabited back in 2010, it was Dan Moss' 'Lioness' that utterly captivated their early adopters. A few years on, they've swelled threefold to a trio and are finally releasing their debut album in October, which includes a reworked version of 'Lioness'.
on Thursday, September 11, 2014
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Daisy Emily Warne


The Mercury Music Prize nominations were announced yesterday, and on a slight tangent, we now present an act co-headed by Guy Sigsworth - the renowned producer, who also happened to perform on Talvin Singh's Mercury winning album, 'OK', back in the late 90s. Sigsworth has teamed up with another collaborator, Richard Walters, to create a quietly beautiful set of tracks.
on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Words: Saam Das


Pale first emerged back in 2012, in mysterious circumstances, before quickly disappearing again. Re-emerging soon after with a new "debut" track but with a slowly peeling veil of anonymity, the duo have bubbled along to mild fanfare since. Their debut EP combines old and new tracks, and title track 'Comeback' is perhaps their best offering yet.
on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Words: Saam Das


Currently in the midst of an ongoing US tour, London's Wolf Gang have also opted to drop their new single into our welcoming arms. 'Lay Your Love Down' follows the excellent recent cut 'Ghost In My Life', and is another huge-sounding, hook-laden pop effort. Listen to an acoustic version of the latter track, along with the latest single below.
on Monday, September 08, 2014
Words: Saam Das


Back in 2006, I started this blog - albeit in a slightly different iteration, known as Keep Hope Inside. At the time, one of the most exciting emerging acts was London experimental outfit Mystery Jets. In celebration of Transgressive Records' tenth anniversary, we get our mitts on the previously unreleased 'Anno's Italy' from those embryonic days. Download via the widget below.

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