When Fierce Panda’s Simon Wiliams describes a band as “The best band he’s signed since Radiohead and Coldplay”, they have got to be something special.
If you close your eyes and listen to More Hazards, More Heroes there is something there, call me old fashioned but that’s what I like about music. The Music.
Dublin’s ‘The Cast of Cheers’ have the best name in music since Rock of Travolta. It’s a name that transcends ‘what is cool’ existing on it’s own plain of spiritual enlightenment.
Fever Fever’s music has dirt under it’s fingernails and drink’s cans of cheap lager behind the back of the Youth Club. Two of them are girls and they don’t have a bass player. We interview the up and coming Norwich based 3-piece.
If there was a county called Experimental Folkland, the faces of The Magic Lantern would be on the stamps.
Toronto Band, Shoot The Image have an ambitious plan to shoot 10 videos, one for each of the songs on their new record ‘Cranes in the city’.
It’s hard to believe but for someone just approaching their 19th birthday, US DJ, Remixer and Producer, Porter Robinson is far from a newbie to the world of Electro Dance music.
Amazingly Zedd has only been producing and remixing music for a little over two years. The German youngster has already remixed Lady Gaga, P Diddy and the Black Eyed Peas.
Born in Nigeria but now living in Hackney, Teef’s new track ‘Rush’ has a raw energy that grabs your ears by the throat and doesn’t let go.
Madeon is from Nantes in France, he is 17, (yes 17!) years old. For someone so young he already has a pretty mean reputation as a Pop / House / Electro producer and remixer
Lets hope these two brilliant acts, both appearing on a very limited edition split single from Tip Top Recordings stay nicely under the radar for just a little while yet.
Lana’s strange combination of dreamy old style vocals mashed with low-fi arrangements and lush production fuses together in a beautiful but slightly haunting way. We followed the trail of broken hearts to her front door.
Black String Theory are Australian multi-instrumentalist Scott van Dort, and Swiss-born drummer/guitarist, Mann Baldanza. For only two people they make a lot of (good) noise.
Soaring vocal harmonies, dreamy arrangements and a calculated cryptography of electronic beats, piano, glockenspiel and analogue soundscapes permeate their sound.