on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Words: Saam Das

Interestingly, Port Isla's 'A.L.I.V.E' (a solid #24 in my top tracks of 2015) threw in a huge-sounding chorus about how the band "never look back", and now a new chapter has begun for the band. Check out their fresh start on 'Higher' and 'The Light' below.
on Monday, April 10, 2017
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Julia Naglestad

Norway's Propeller Recordings are one of our fave labels from across the lands, having brought the likes of Team Me and Highasakite to the fore in recent times. They've pulled another stunner from the bag, with this galloping new track from Thea & The Wild, ahead of their forthcoming tour of their homeland.
on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Words: Saam Das

We've been keeping tabs on Ellie James for rather a long time now, first writing about her music way back in 2011. Back then we saw parallels to the same magic of the young Laura Marling that we saw play in a North London pub at one of her earliest gigs. Ellie's latest evolution is as Little Rêd and you can listen to her debut track 'Hell' below.
Words: Saam Das

We first wrote about Mt. Wolf over five years ago(!), and they've finally finally announced news of their debut album - 'Aetherlight' is due out on May 26th. Now admittedly, the London band have some mitigating circumstances for this delay, having actually split before a welcome return in late 2014. Listen to the soaring 'Heavenbound' below.
on Monday, March 13, 2017
Words: Saam Das

It's fair to say that few would have predicted a double whammy of Britain exiting the EU and a Trump victory in the US Presidential Election last year, so perhaps the business of prediction is something of a fruitless exercise. But I do have a soft spot for lists, so here's an assessment of my shortlist of tips for 2016:
on Thursday, March 09, 2017
Words: Saam Das

One day, I will track down a 7" vinyl test pressing of Dan Black's incredible, otherworldly cover of Notorious B.I.G's 'Hypnotize' and it will become one of my most cherished possessions. Nine or so years from the time that 'HYPNTZ' appeared in a blaze of glory (before Biggie's estate sadly nixed its release) and four years since his collaboration with Kelis, Black is finally prepping his second album. Listen to comeback single 'Headphones' below.

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