NEW MUSIC

NEW & NOTABLE: KOKOROKO (ENG) – KOKOROKO EP

London eight piece Afrobeat, soul and jazz inspired outfit KOKOROKO led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey, released their debut self titled EP a couple of weeks back through globally inclusive label Brownswood Recordings, Influenced by but by no means limited to the music of West Africa and the politics of resistance, it sports the whirlwind, catch […]

NEW & NOTABLE: DAVE SIMON (GER) – THRIMMING

First up in our new section New and Notable* is Frankfurt techno DJ/Producer David Bausenwein aka Dave Simon who fully released his new five track Thrimming EP last week via long standing Rotterdam imprint Planet Rhythm. Listen to the sweeping synths, subtle industrial bleeds and relentless rhythmic intensity of the title track below as well […]

THE POWER OF KLEIN ZAGE’S WOMANHOOD EP

My womanhood, what a joy it brings… New York City based American DJ/Producer and co-founder of Orphan Radio and Records Sage Redman aka Klein Zage, released her outstanding six track Womanhood EP earlier this month. It boast three empowering originals and three remixes from fellow New Yorker DJ Python, Chicago DJ/Producer and Discwoman resident Ariel […]

MONNONE ALONE’S NEW VIDEO FOR DO IT TWICE

Monnone Alone, the guitar pop project of former Lucksmiths bass player Mark Monnone and an esteemed coterie of Melbourne musicians is set for the imminent release of a new album, Summer Of The Mosquito. The second single to come from it, the instructive and power pop centred ‘Do It Twice’ just scored a video directed […]

NEW EXPERIMENTAL & ELECTRONIC – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST UPDATE

There has been a seismic shift in all of our seven playlists today (access them all here) to mark Friday release day and our Experimental and Electronic playlist is no exception. We begin with Vancouver and Berlin based Environmental Scientist, DJ/Producer and label founder Jayda Guy aka Jayda G, who has merged her intense love […]

FOREVER IN A STREAM OF POLARITY, LOSLESS RELEASE NEW EP

Stream Of Polarity, a title perfectly in keeping with the approach they take to produce multifariously fine electronic music, is their name of the new two track EP by St Étienne electronic production duo Losless. Readers of this blog will be no strangers to the work of Benjamin Charriere and Etienne Laurent, such is our […]

NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC POP – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST UPDATE

Faroe Islands born and Reykjavik based artist Janus Rasmussen, one half of the famed Kiasmos alongside Ólafur Arnalds has a new solo release coming out March 29 through Ki Records called Vil and the exquisite ‘Lilla’, the second single to come from it kicks off our current Electronic Pop update in the perfect possible way. […]

JOSEFIN ÖHRN + THE LIBERATION’S NEW MOTORIK & KOSMISCHE INSPIRED SINGLE

London based Swedes Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation have released ‘Feel The Sun’, the second single from their forthcoming third album Sacred Dreams. A smooth motorik like rhythm, sinewed bass and kosmische inspired atmosphere make it the perfect accompaniment to the superb electronic stylings of first single ‘Desire’. Both singles can be streamed below. The […]

ALBUM OF THE WEEK #1: HELADO NEGRO (USA) – THIS IS HOW YOU SMILE

April 20, 2019 This Is How You Smile Helado Negro (USA) RNVG International Our Mini-review, tracklist, album stream and links to buy at our Album of the Week Page here.   ALBUM VIDEOS   Please Won’t Please Helado Negro (USA) From the album, ‘This Is How You Smile’, RVNG International. Audio Stream This Is How […]

OUT OF THE RUINS COMES AN AWAKENING; THE DEBUT EP FROM GINEVRA

Back in late January we featured ‘Lips‘ from Italian electronic folk artist GINEVRA in our Folk/Country Singer-Songwriter/Chamber Pop playlist on Spotify. Fragile yet determined, it was the second single to feature from then forthcoming dreamy debut EP Ruins which finally surfaced in full last Friday. That and the hauntingly surreal debut single, ‘Forest‘ from the […]

RECORD REVIEW: ASTRAGAL (USA) – EP II

Houston postpunk/shoegaze outfit Astragal, intelligently named after the semi-autobiographical novel, L’Astragale, the first of three by French-Algerian author and fierce libertarian Albertine Sarrazin, released their second EP earlier this month, simply titled II. The trio announced their presence three years ago with a short three track debut and followed it up with three more on […]

TENSAL RELEASES A DARK CRITIQUE ON POWER

“fight, encounter, disturbance” Spanish techno producer Héctor Sandoval aka Tensal has released a new four tracker for Mord aptly titled Unequal Struggle. Sandoval, like his partner in Exium, Valentin Corujo and their fellow artists in Selección Natural, Oscar Mulero and Juan Rico, pulls no punches whatsoever in nailing his political colours to the mast, and […]

NEW UNDERGROUND & INDEPENDENT HOUSE – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST UPDATE

A seismic shift in our New Underground & Independent House Music Playlist with no less than half of the 30 tracks turned over in since late Thursday night. Unsurprising as yesterday was release day and there is such a plethora of diverse and stimulating House music around. We begin with the super smooth ‘Omen’ from […]

THE OCEAN PARTY RELEASE FINAL RECORD; LISTEN TO ‘WE SHOULD DO THIS AGAIN’

Just a quick word to remind readers that The Ocean Party, one of our favourite Australian guitar pop bands ever, released their final ever record yesterday. Nothing Grows was penned in its idiosyncratic entirety by the youngest of the band’s six songwriters, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Zac Denton before he tragically left us late last year. […]

ALBUM OF THE WEEK #2: STELLA DONNELLY (AUS – BEWARE OF THE DOGS

April 13, 2018 Beware Of The Dogs Stella Donnelly (AUS) Secretly Canadian Mini-review, all media/videos, links to buy and stream at our Album of the Week Page here.  

ALBUM OF THE WEEK #1: MEMORIAL HOME (FRA/BEL) – WORLD

April 13, 2018 World Memorial Home (FRA/BEL) Rapid Eye Movement Mini-review, all media/videos, links to buy and stream at our Album of the Week Page here.