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The Sea and I

The Great I Am EP
The Sea and I were formed by Irwin Sparkes and Paul Firth and has a core of four members, though that will fluctuate according to the needs of the songs and venues etc. Read more...

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We are Sound
You know something’s good when Zane Lowe airs the song just 30 minutes after hearing it for the very first time! Read more...


Josh Mease

Where Did It Go?
Lapland, the one-man-band from Brooklyn, is storming the streets of New York with the release of his second much anticipated album. Josh Mease, singer, songwrit... Read more...


The Shires

Nashville Grey Skies
The Shires – Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – are a new band that play Country music as if they came from South of the US, rather than the South East of the UK, ... Read more...

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feat. Ghetts 'Speak To Me'
Calibar teams up with THE hottest emcee in the game right now, Ghetts, on the brand new track ‘Speak To Me’. Going back to back with a skippy flow over a bassy,... Read more...


Raheem Bakaré

'Portrait of Love'
With his unique fusion of alternative R&B, soulful vocalist Raheem Bakaré is about to take us all by storm. ‘Portrait of Love’, the lead track taken from his fo... Read more...


Dead Flowers

Make It Bright
Dead Flowers’s debut album, last year’s Midnight at the Wheel Club, was generally well received by the media. Although London based their sound is Country/Amer... Read more...


The Bermondsey Joyriders

Brian Jones (The Real True Leader of the Rolling Stones) / Johnny Thunders Was A Human Being
Two songs about two misunderstood and almost forgotten icons and both songs are in the style of the subject – short sharp and punchy as hell. Read more...


Ruth Koleva

Turn This Around
With summery undertones and a jazz rhythm that will have you in a sunny daze, ''Turn This Around' is the latest offering from emerging Bulgarian songstress Ruth... Read more...



Wisdom Tusk EP
Cambridge's Forest has been tagged with the dreaded ‘Ones to Watch’ tip, after a couple of releases so maybe we should just wave goodbye to them now? Read more...



Stories From The Ground EP
I like to find a band that busts genres, that refuses to adhere to the predictable and the ordinary. Brighton’s Stark are definitely one of those Read more...



Moody Belgians return with dreamy single. Belgian five-piece Balthazar are another modern band in love with some of the moody and atmospheric Read more...


Velvet Morning

Velvet Moon
Lovely shimmering guitar line opens ‘Paranoia’ and the surprisingly feminine tenor tones of Samuel Jones take you down a dark and deep spiral of mood with an al... Read more...


Maxine Ashley

'Perpetual Nights'
‘Perpetual Nights’ is the hypnotically seductive, upbeat release from Bronx-born Maxine Ashley, one of the most understated yet ear-pleasingly catchy cuts in he... Read more...



'The System' feat. Horror Stories
Context puts forth his powerful new single ‘The System’ feat. Horror Stories from his upcoming EP 'Stealing My Older Brother’s Tapes' (released later this year)... Read more...


Negash Ali

'Fire In The Sky'
Having recently moved to London from Denmark, Negash Ali is set to have a promising 2014 ahead of him as he releases his brand new EP ‘The African Dream’. Read more...


Jarrod Dickenson

Songs From Willow St
Somedays you put on a disc and just fall in love with a voice and a guitar playing beautifully and making the kind of music that reminds you of warm evenings an... Read more...

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Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada whose listed influences include storytellers and songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne Read more...


Matt Woosey

Hook, Line and Sinker
A fortuitous title as this writer did fall Hook Line and Sinker for this new EP (packaged with his 2012 album On the Waggon) from Matt Woosey. Read more...


Sam Smith

Money On My Mind
Voice of Naughty Boy and Rudimental hits launches solo career. If you are not familiar with Sam Smith by now, you certainly will Read more...



Dare To Try
If someone dared you to listen to a song you probably would because you’d be intrigued as to why you were being dared. Read more...


Adam Kent

'Red Hot Nickel' EP
The 'Red Hot Nickel' EP is released on Scottish label Pro B Tech Records and features tracks 'Dollwalla', 'She's So Heavy' and 'Dulcet Bones' Read more...



Debut EP
Sometimes patience is required when listening to music – some would say always – as the worth and rewards only come to the fore later on after repeated listens. Read more...


Agnes Obel

The second single taken from Aventine, Agnes Obel’s latest album, is a fair representation of what listeners will find on it. Which is both good and bad, depend... Read more...


Nell Bryden

All You Had
American singer's impressive new single - perfect for radio play. After the success of her excellent Shake The Tree album Read more...


Dani Wilde

Love Hurts
Put simply, Dani Wilde takes a classic, strips away all artifice and style and presents a song that simply leaves the heart pounding and eyes brimming with tear... Read more...



Look Like Gold
Latest offering from London based Edinburgh band. With all the lists being issued of artists to watch for in 2014 Read more...


Arcane Roots

Resolve is the third single from South London trio Arcane Roots’s debut album Blood and Chemistry. Can you read anything into their supports with Muse, Biffy Cl... Read more...


Glass Caves

Summer Lover EP
A popular live draw in the North, Glass Caves have also featured on the BBC, plus Reading and Leeds festivals. Read more...


Emily Kay

EXCLUSIVE: 'Now or Never'
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Kay is back with new EP 'Now or Never' to be released on 12 January 2014. The five-track package offers a variety of sound... Read more...

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