Monday, 11 May 2015

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Henry Green

The title track of Henry Green's new EP for Akira Records.

Magic Potion

From 'Melt' the debut EP of Swedish slackers Magic Potion.


A nonchalant alt-pop treat from Sydney's Retiree.


Jangly indie goodness from Melbourne operative Redspencer from the forthcoming EP on Deaf Ambitions.

Sterling Flow

It seems like an age since we last featured Garrett Ellison aka Sterling Flow, happily his dreamy alchemy remains fully functional.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Gold Celeste

A remarkable week for Riot Factory with this their second magic release in a matter of days. The first was from Okay Easy in case you are wondering.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Native Eloquence

Mind expanding work from Native Eloquence, released ahead of his LP in August.


Dublin 5 piece Tomorrows count former Thrills frontman Conor Deasy amongst their number. Like his former band, Tomorrows mine a rich seam of sixties dulcetry, and this is a genuinely lovely introduction to them.


A meandering analogue workout from Dizzyride.

Astral Pattern

Peopled by ex-members of S.C.U.M, Astral Pattern make throbbing, retro futurist electronica on 'Shapes In The Sky'.


Taken from 'Patterns' the debut LP by Ambassadeurs aka Mark Dobson which is released on 29th June.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Absolutely amazing debut for the wonderful Riot Factory label by Denmark's Okay Easy. Stunning.


The resplendent 'Colours' EP from Turtle in all its glory.

Small Feet

Stockholm's Small Feet have just signed to Barsuk for the release of their LP in August. This track doesn't come from the album but whets the appetite nonetheless.

Andrew Jansen // Loud Sun

A new one from prolific Oakland artist Andrew Jansen.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Poor Things

A new Poor Things release can only mean a reaffirmation of their expertise in the field of fuzzy guitar pop. This comes on a split release for Gerry Loves Records.

Mean Creek

An irresistible force of nature is at the heart of this huge record from Boston's Mean Creek.


A new single from Stockholm's Sameblod.


Nantes lad LENPARROT is on a fine run of form at the moment, this is no exception a beauty from his new EP released by Atelier Ciseaux.

Thursday, 30 April 2015


From the 'Career Girls' EP on Love Our Records, this is 'Alapartig'.

Vinyl Williams

Back after a long hiatus, LA woozers Vinyl Williams have a new LP on the way.


Communions self titled EP is out on 1st June via Tough Love.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Angelic Milk

St Petersburg's Angelic Milk do a nice line in urgent indie pop.


Previously featured electronic virtuoso Calum Howard is now working under the moniker Jacana. This is his first release for a good while. Still has the characteristic poise though.

Psymon Spine

Following up on a recent favourite in 'Eric's Basement & Secret Tunnels' with another one from their new EP due on May 19th on Axis Mundi Records.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Veering away from the newest of the new, but I just heard this and was entranced. An exceptional piece of work from last years EP by Chicago band Landmarks.

Trails and Ways

The second single of the debut album of Oakland's Trails and Ways. The LP is released on 2nd June.


Mesmeric work from Berlin's Howling, taken from their upcoming LP.

Reptile Youth

Perpetual motion from Copenhagen dreamer Reptile Youth.

Monday, 27 April 2015


Fairly sure this is the first time we have featured anyone from Costa Rica. This comes from Colornoise a trio making the kind of resolutely cavernous records that The Besnard Lakes have specialised in for a good while.


A strange and splendid thing from Glasgow based shape shifters Babe, this from their EP for Moshi Moshi/Cracki Records.

Andrew Jansen // Loud Sun

A sun dappled slice of lo-fi from Oakland's Andrew Jansen a man who makes music under multiple guises.

Friday, 24 April 2015

James Canty

The latest single from James Canty who wowed us last year with his debut 'Strangers'. This one makes a full on appeal for our hearts and comes through with flying colours.


Another sensational cut from Turtle's 'Colours' EP which is released on 11th May.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tessera Skies

From the purveyors of 'Droplet' our record of the year in 2014, here is 'Out of Sight' the new single by Newcastle's Tessera Skies.


Salfuman is the alter ego of Sandra Rapulp from Valencia. Her gossamer synth work is a joy on this new single released via Love Our Records.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Paddy Hanna

Dublin's Paddy Hanna has a kind of slow burning, languorous quality to his work which is extremely intoxicating.


Dulcet fuzz, the work of Bruising and another unqualified success for Art Is Hard.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Labrador City

Labrador City return for an Oh Sister Records compilation.

Psymon Spine

A huge slice of electronic obfuscation from Psymon Spine a New York band with a big future if this anything to go by.


Exhilarating dischord on this from North Carolina band Docking.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Leaf Erikson

With a previous incarnation as the excellent Flashguns under their belt we would expect nothing other than quality from Leaf Erikson and that's exactly what we get.

Throwing Shade

Breathy wonderment from London artist Throwing Shade from a new EP due on 25th May through No Pain In Pop.


New from Norway's premier pedlars of wistful psych Drape.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Familiar Wild & Twinkids

Stunning remixing work from Familiar Wild on 'Unravel' a cover of a Bjork track by Twinkids.

O. Chapman

Brighton wooze merchant O.Chapman produces the goods for Art Is Hard as part of their Hand Cut Record Club.


The second single from Superstar's new LP for the Bedroom Suck label. She's in an ultra languorous mood on this one.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Champagne Years

Champagne Years follow up on 'Skinny Jeans' with this second track 'Tears On The Phone'.

Jacco Gardner

Kaleidoscopic, soft focus psychedelia from Jacco Gardner, taken from his new LP 'Hypnophobia' due out on Full Time Hobby/Polyvinyl in May.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Vaadat Charigim

Israel's Vaadat Charigim have that classic shoegaze sound nailed with the added bonus that they sing in Hebrew giving their sound a pleasing otherness for those of us unfamiliar with the language. This comes from their second LP which is upcoming via the venerable Burger Records.


Full of veiled threat and foreboding, this is comes from Oslo producer Snasen.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


A stellar first track from the new LP from Massachusetts producer Mornings.

Kuro BC

Another South London producer following on from yesterday's post about Ben Hayes. This is a track of many facets and splendid with it.

J Fernandez

We featured a couple of tracks from J Fernandez's 'Memorize' EP last Autumn and are delighted to hear he has an LP coming out in June.


A new single taken from the debut Gengahr LP due on 15th June.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Tasting Colors

Logan Thomas of Indianapolis is Tasting Colors and this is a superb example of his electronic psych oeuvre.

Escaping Animals

A delicious electronic curio from Melbourne producer Escaping Animals taken from 'Sleep Spindles' EP out on Love Our Records.

Ben Hayes

High class work from South London producer Ben Hayes in cahoots with Naomi Banks.


Wilmington, Delaware quartet Thunderhank were introduced to us by Janet, whose warped work we've been enjoying for a while. They do a pleasingly leftfield take on electronic pop music themselves.

Thursday, 9 April 2015


London producer Ryd deals in ambient production and a mesmeric vocal on this demo.

Moon King

The latest excerpt from next weeks LP release from Moon King.


Auckland's Kody Neilson creates otherworldly electronic pop music under the moniker Silicon.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


New York brigade Whitewash are prepping a new LP, from which 'Tentacle' is taken.


The title track from Crepes 'Cold Summers' EP. We featured 'Stages of Fear' from said EP a month or two back.

Henry Green

Mightily impressive work from Bristolian youth Henry Green.

Gathered Ghosts

A slew of new tunes from Washington State based band Gathered Ghosts have surfaced in recent days. Here are a couple.


The soundtrack to an analogue dream from Dizzyride.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Scattered Clouds

One of the most striking things we've heard in ages. This comes from Quebec band Scattered Clouds.

Trails and Ways

Fantastically open, exuberant indie pop music from the debut LP of Oakland's Trails and Ways.

Axel Flovent

Deft songwriting from Iceland's Axel Flovent. Taken from his 'Forest Fires' EP due in May.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nolita View

An urgent new wave sound courtesy of South Londoners Nolita View.

Mt. Wolf

Another special number from Mt.Wolf's upcoming 'Red' EP.


On the venerable Art Is Hard label, this is another example of majestic songwriting this time from New York's Flout.

The album is pay what you want on Bandcamp at the moment, we suggest you pay handsomely.


Detroit producer Rioux has a new EP out in May. This is the first track to be aired from it.


Some tip top pop from part Danish, part Swedish squadron Waitress.

Monday, 30 March 2015


Like this a lot, a joint release between oft featured label Not Not Fun and Hands In The Dark from France, this is a slow building piece of electronic psych/post rock.

Satanic Ritual Abuse

The lowest of lo-fi and all the better for it. This is ramshackle perfection released via the Memorials of Distinction label.


Amongst the members of this outfit is Nicola Dona aka Horrible Present whom we featured here a while back. This is a great little curio, a vaguely operatic piece of shuffling goodness.


Beautiful music from Maybug, whose locale seems to be shared between Bristol and London.

Thursday, 26 March 2015


Formerly of Meursault, Neil Pennycook's new project Supermoon launches with this stunner.


A new one from Denmark's Communions whose new EP will be out via the esteemed Tough Love label on 1st June.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


An atmosphere of childlike wonder pervades on this production from French operative Puny.

Sea Moya

I love Sea Moya's description of themselves as a 'psychedelic beat outfit' so I'm sticking with it.

Hockey Dad

Riotous produce from Wollongong's Hockey Dad.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Pale Blue

Mike Simonetti of Italians Do It Better fame has a new label and will be releasing his LP under the Pale Blue moniker on it. The label is 2MR and this track is taken from the LP 'The Past We Leave Behind'.


Beauteous soundscaping from Tokyo native Cuushe on this track taken from her fourth album slated for simultaneous release on Cascine and flau.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Goldie Chorus

Warped pop brilliance from Copenhagen.

Kazy Lambist

Montpellier's Kazy Lambist gets remixing treatment from our old friends Employee of the Year.

Garden City Movement

Consistent excellence continues on this latest track from Garden City Movement's new 'Modern West' EP due out in early April.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Tick Tock

Copenhagen and London straddling artist Sebastian Zieler comes up trumps on this track taken from his recent EP.


Twinkling production work from Londoners Malpas.


A fairly rare foray in to hip-hop territory here with LA duo Moors.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Here Is Your Temple

We featured Sweden's Here Is Your Temple back in March 2013. Not heard a peep from them since until this.


A seriously blissful concoction from Valdorea remixing a track by idnl.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Taken from Grandbrothers upcoming LP 'Dilation'.

Ela Orleans

Edifyingly odd electronic songsmithery from Glasgow based producer Ela Orleans.

Clas Tuuth

A remix of a Clas Tuuth track by Clas Tuuth, makes perfect sense when you listen to it.

Heart Beach

We featured 'Away' by Heart Beach a short while back and this is the next fruit of their labours to be released.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Jaako Eino Kalevi

A stately beauty reigns on Jaako Eino Kalevi's 'Double Talk'. His LP for Weird World will be released in June.

Tellef Raabe

Out on the peerless Riot Factory label, a thoughtful piece of pop music from Tellef Raabe


A short sharp first track from the follow up to Shunkan's superlative 'Honey, Milk and Blood' EP from last year.


The title track from the new Waterstrider LP due on April 6th.

Indoor Voices

It has been an age since we first posted about Toronto shoegazers Indoor Voices, but these two new demos have recently surfaced.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Marching Church

The project of Iceage frontman Elias Ronnefelt, exceptionally interesting fare.


We've featured Nadine Carina's leftfield compositions on numerous occasions, and now she has teamed up with Mathieu Bedwani to form Mangocats.

James Canty

James Canty's superlative track 'Strangers' featured on our 'esoj 1' compilation last year. This follow up is a more ruminative affair but still packs an emotional punch.


Well directed youthful vigour from Leeds troupe Marsicans.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Portable Sunsets

Californian producer Portable Sunsets has an EP out in May via the recently featured Applescal's Atomnation label.

Yumi Zouma

The second Yumi Zouma EP is released this week. Can be purchased here.


Chaotic fuzz pop from Brooklyn's Doorbells. Previously featured with 'Rivers Bend'.


The other side of the 'Construction' single we posted recently.

Monday, 9 March 2015


Londoners Gengahr go from strength to strength on 'Haunter'.

October Glow

The debut track from London producer October Glow who is apparently named Joe but doesn't divulge a lot else.

Mt. Wolf

A sprawling new one from Mt. Wolf, been a while coming but well worth it.


Monumentally lovely work from Glaswegian artist Turtle. This is taken from his 'Colours' EP out in May on Beatnik Creative.

Friday, 6 March 2015


Dutch producer Pascal Terstappen aka Applescal doing a lovely line in ambient techno. This comes from his 'For' LP out in May on Atomnation.

Living Hour

Taken from Living Hour's debut LP of the same name due out on Art Is Hard and Tree Machine Records in the Spring.

American Wrestlers

We featured the wonderful 'I Can Do No Wrong' last year which was taken from a then self released album. Now the LP is getting release via Fat Possum, and this is taken from it.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Somerville Jack

Hamilton, Ontario gent Chris McComas is the man behind Somerville Jack and this absolute beauty.

Jade TV

Another dose of expansive dream pop from Grand Rapids band Jade TV.

Vaadat Charigim

From this Israeli band's second LP 'Sinking As A Stone' due out in May.

Garden of Elks

Boisterous 'thrash-pop' from Scotland, the product of the unimpeachable Song By Toad label.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sunflower Bean

A New York psych band on a label based in Lima.

Hairy Hands

Maverick production work from Hairy Hands, taken from the 'Battlekat' EP on London's Tape Club label.


Possessing the kind of moniker that puts one in mind of an uncompromising pub landlord, LENPARROT's music is a pleasant suprise.

Palm Beach

Manchester producer Palm Beach keeps up the good work on 'Pacific'.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


A multi-faceted behemoth from Doldrums.

Monday, 2 March 2015

City Water

The opening track of EP1 from Indiana composer City Water. The EP will be released by the Young Tobacco label on 17th March.


Chugging beats and spaced out vocals, a bang up job from Sydney producers Pills.

Jake Rollins

The full LP from previously featured Lo-Fi warrior Jake Rollins.

Can be purchased here

Dear Tracks

Our second Grand Rapids dream pop band in a matter of days.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Wild Pacific

The second single from the Wild Pacific gents who produced 'This Place' a couple of weeks back.

Garden City Movement

Never miss an opportunity to post a new Garden City Movement track.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Jade TV

Dream Pop extraordinaire from this Grand Rapids, Michigan band.

Friday, 27 February 2015


The latest offering of Sami Suova of Shine 2009 fame.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Having previously posted their debut track 'Funny Way Of Loving You' with almost no info on the band, here is another tricky to define piece from Allegories.

Talk In Tongues

A repeat dosage of fuzzy round the edges psych pop from LA mob Talk In Tongues.


Here is the full 'Jane's Lament' LP from Au.Ra

The album will be released next week via Felte.


The woozy sounds emanating from a Swedish garage make attractive listening on HOLY's 'Lights'.

Golden Team

We've been following Golden Team (formerly Gold Is For The Golden Team) for some time now. Each one of their releases so far has been of the expertly crafted, shimmering variety and this is no exception.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Jake Rollins

Another rambunctious lo-fi stormer from Jake Rollins off his LP 'Spend A Few, Make A Few'.


More virtuoso work from Melbourne's LANKS.

Ulrika Spacek

Ulrika Spacek are from London, that's all I have got on the makers of this lovely bit of warm psychedelia.


Struggling to find words that differ from our last post about Crepes, this is 'languid, wonky pop' and I am stinking to that summation.

Jason Nolan

A bravura performance from young Surrey producer Jason Nolan. Following up on 'Stem' from late last year with this delectable, string laden slow burner.

Friday, 20 February 2015


New from the ultra enigmatic Janet. Retaining the twisted aesthetic of earlier work.

Mountain States

Taken from the new 'Kairos' EP of this Nijmegen band. Lovely, ramshackle jangle.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Landing

Irresistible astral pop from The Landing.


We belatedly featured 'Drum Machine' by Melbourne band Contrast last November. This comes from the follow up 7" due in March.

Living Hour

Part of a split 12" on Art Is Hard Records featuring 4 bands in total. Living Hour's contribution is all wistful haze.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fall Electric

Another Perth band following on from yesterdays post of SpaceManAntics. Fall Electric have the sound of slightly sinister open country down to a tee.

Surf Rock Is Dead

Another large record from Surf Rock Is Dead.


Don't normally bother with covers but this reworking of a Stone Roses classic by Seattle bleakaholics Crater is brilliant.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Yumi Zouma

The second taster from Yumi Zouma's EPII.

Totally Mild

Our ongoing Aussie love in continues with Totally Mild. A debut LP is due on Bedroom Suck on 6th April.


Part of the unstoppable wave of high class Australian psych, SpaceManAntics have a woozy new 7" on the way.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Wild Pacific

Drawly delights from Spokane trio Wild Pacific.


Can't get enough of Au.Ra, this is another cut from the upcoming LP 'Janes Lament' due for release by Felte next month.

Heart Beach

From Horsebeach to Heart Beach, there are certainly a glut of plage fixated bands around at the moment. A big chunk of them are pretty decent too, not least this three piece from Tasmania.


The second half of the new Horsebeach 7". The other side 'Disappear' was featured here earlier in the month.

Echo Lake

A second sample from the upcoming Echo Lake LP 'Era'.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Ekoda Map

Like this very much, from an unspecified location in the UK, via the excellent Abandon Building label.

Joey Fourr

Chronic case of taking our eyes off the ball here. Joey Fourr's 'Gold Boy' was in our favourite 25 tracks of last year but this was missed entirely. Thanks to Don't Need No Melody for showing us the error of our ways.

Yumi Zouma

New Yumi Zouma, taken from their second EP for Cascine.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Verdensrommet & Sondre Lerche

We featured Verdensrommet back in 2013. Not heard much from them since, but this remix of Sondre Lerche is stupendous.

Dah Rhyl Gah Moor

Uber accomplished work from fresh London act Dah Rhyl Gah Moor. They have a mini album due on 25th February. This is a heady first taster.

Lion Bark

Long awaited new material from Brighton's Lion Bark.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Jake Rollins

At turns a producer of tip top slacker pop and something altogether more meandering. Jake Rollins hails from Boston.

Solomon Grey

With the release of their EP 'The Selected Works' due next week, Solomon Grey have aired this treat.

Ghost Hours

The only thing I know about Ghost Hours is that he likes Garden City Movement...

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Maybe The Moon

The second single from Bay Area operators Maybe The Moon.

Alex Stephens

Stunning simplicity, the work of Alex Stephens who hails from North Wales.


Glorious innovation is in the blood of this Dublin band. 'Donegal' is the lead track taken from their debut single

Modern Blonde

A timeless sounding couplet from Manchester band Modern Blonde.


Its been the best part of a year since we heard from Kettering's Neighbour.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Dutch Uncles

The third taster from 'O Shudder' the new album from Dutch Uncles.

Moon King

More from Moon King's new LP 'Secret Life'.


Following up on one of our favourite LPs of last year, this is the new single from Horsebeach.

Monday, 2 February 2015


Swedish gents Sameblod have returned with some sparkling electro-pop.


Another ruminative electronic work taken from Azedia's 'Form' LP.


Sheffield's Blossomer channel Wild Beasts in their dramatic pomp on this first single proper.

Garden City Movement

From the new 'Modern West' EP due in April, Garden City Movement continue their ascent.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Menage a Trois

Manchester's Menage a Trois have taken a significantly different path to compadres Wu Lyf and Los Porcos, ploughing as they do a dreamy tropical furrow.

Thursday, 29 January 2015


Beatific astral wonderment, the work of Columbia Missouri natives Dan Hilse and Max Jersak.

Turtle & Machines In Heaven

Hot on the heels of covering Glasgow producer Turtle's newest release 'Colours' this fantastic remix turned up from fellow Glaswegians Machines In Heaven.

High Tide 15.47

Certainly noticing an upsurge in quality output from the North East in recent months, and it wasn't barren territory to start with by any means. This comes from Newcastle based High Tide 15.47 from their new EP.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Drawing inspiration from a recent jaunt to Thailand, Falmouth producer SIGHT takes us to the tropics.

Here's the Guest Mix he did for us a while back
Guest Mix No 16 - SIGHT

Grave Pool

Enveloping haze from Nashville's Grave Pool.

Kanon Kid feat. Ivy Hollivana

Taken from the first release on the Galaxy Swim Team label.

Pink Gloves

Prague's Pink Gloves with a paean to ladies of a lost decade.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Taken a few days off and missed so much good stuff, not least this from Glasgow denizen Turtle.


Releasing a new EP via Gold Flake Tapes and 80N7 in March, here are a couple of tracks from said cassette.


Preternaturally gifted Danish producer Sekuoia with another morsel.


Brussels finest, back with a new one.

Soda Fabric

The follow up to 'Bitter Moon' taken from this Berlin band's upcoming LP 'Atlantis'.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Gravel throated electronic pop music is the order of the day for Alex Craig aka Limited.


Long time featurees Ploy have minted a new one.


Sweet and fuzzy psych-pop from Gengahr.


The full LP stream of previously featured LA Songwriter Cotillon, whose album will be released by Burger Records.

Monday, 19 January 2015


Serious intensity on this debut track from INCA whose heritage lies both in the UK and Peru.


Doorbells specialise in forlorn romanticism and this one excels in that department.

Her Habits

Yet more superior electronic pop from Her Habits.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Echo Lake

The first sample from 'Era' the second LP by London outfit Echo Lake.

Champs & April Towers

A bang up job by April Towers remixing 'Desire' by Champs.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Consistently appearing on our pages due to a run of brilliant releases. Leapling's latest is N.E.R.V.E taken from their LP 'Vacant Page' due in early Februaury.


Otherworldly productions abound on Pennsylvania producer Revenant's latest release.


Dusseldorf duo Grandbrothers have an album coming out in March from which this perennially building track is taken.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dutch Uncles

The second taster from 'O Shudder' the new LP from Dutch Uncles.


Down the rabbit hole with Baltimore's Raindeer.

Moon King

The first taster of 'Secret Life' the new LP from Toronto's Moon King.