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.
on Sunday, September 07, 2014
Words: Saam Das

It's been a rather long time since we've written about London sisters Waterbaby but their latest case-over-sensitive demo, 'lOvE oN cAmErA', warrants some new attention. With touches of Kate Bush, it's a suitably well-timed offering - the iconic singer's comeback tour winning over critics and fans alike, despite eye-watering ticket prices. Listen to the new demo below.

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