Our twofers are coming around quickly.  Today’s pairing differ both in terms of genre and geography but are united in their necessity to be embraced by your ears. Embrace them why don’t you? White Room – “Take me away” Brighton five-piece, White Room have just released a double A-side single in advance of the summer […]

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This might be the only review that talks about discovering an album called Neverland without using the title of a 2004 Johnny Depp film in its headline.  We could also have mentioned it with a knowing wink if we were to take literally the journey Sportsman (real name Per Magnusson) took in revisiting his past to produce an […]

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It can be disappointing when your choice in the ‘best album’ of any artist is the obvious one.  We often like to justify to others why an album with flaws is better than one that is too perfect.  In the case of Exodus however, it is hard to begrudge its status as best Bob Marley […]

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LA’s Former Faces has been slowly bubbling for months now…releasing dreamy, ambient sounds since late last year and capturing the hearts and ears of many. Their debut EP Swimming in Circles, released last Friday, June 2, is quite the musical spectacle. It weaves in and out of echoey soundscapes, teetering on the line of dreams […]

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This month The Jupiter Room welcomes Stephen James Buckley aka Polypores into the mix and he has served up an amazing mix of drone, ambience, hauntology and noise. However, this is no ordinary mix, it’s a journey, an experience like following one continual track that winds and wends its way into the dark forest of […]

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A couple of absolute belters for you today. Both great tunes, both from albums due for release and both created by two of the most exciting electronic producers plying their trade in the North West of England. Afternaut – “Glass” (from the album Balance out June 9th) Balance by Afternaut Afternaut is Adam Rowley a […]

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Berlin duo Toktok just released a new electro-techno track featuring Soffy O, plus two clubbier remixes by Housemeister, on their eponym label. Toktok have been part of the Berlin scene for quite a while. They had their Tresor debut in 1995 alongside Juan Atkins… Tresor, the other famous Berlin club besides Berghain, is still going and […]

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NYC has always been a hotbed of soul, and Miranda Glory – Tommy Boy Entertainment’s newest budding talent – is no exception. Her new single “Blue Eyes (feat. Matty Owens)” was just released, and it’s nothing short of a baby-making banger. Drawing influences from legends such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, Miranda Glory is […]

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Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss have teamed up to create a record of pure Berlin-school bliss which pays homage to the past while remaining fresh and relevant. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. Recorded over two intense weeks in Berlin, Quaeschning and Schnauss – […]

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Picture Steve Gullick Alison Moyet has a new album out and it is a beautifully paced and realised symphony of melancholia and optimism. Other demonstrates Moyet’s ability to continually reinvent herself. She has harnessed the contemporary while bringing elements of trip-hop and the symphonic electronics of the late nineties/early 2000’s into her ninth studio album. It is […]

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Are we halfway through summer yet?  Nobody seems to know these days but this new song from Swimming Tapes is a welcome slice of summery indie as we found ourselves in mid-festival season. Jangly guitars and Californinan sun-kissed harmonies are at the heart of “Queen’s Parade”, the first single from the London five piece’s forthcoming […]

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LA’s Ships Have Sailed have a knack for creating uplifting music, and their latest effort “Up” is no exception. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the band’s ‘Lo-Mix’ – a mellow & exposed version of the original track that really brings forth the power of the song’s lyrics. Vocalist Will Carpenter utters, “Stand up…stand […]

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How about some pounding European electro-pop with a funky twist for the weekend? REFS has got you covered with their latest track “Spotlight”. Duo Zachary Lipkins and vocalist Richard Saunders have finally followed up last single “Forever” (featured on HBO’s Girls) with a song filled with punchy, top notch production and soaring soulful vocals.  It’s a […]

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LA-based vocalist & producer Chaisley Lussier has dropped a stunner in the form of “Fast Love” – a sensual, 80s throwback-ish jam that touches on the heartache that comes along with unrequited love. The young talent has been through the ringer in the music industry, and has taken things into her own hands by independently […]

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UK singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has just released her second EP titled All That For What.  Note that the title has no question mark. [Not a note to myself]. She is not asking for your opinion but rather already knows the answer. These songs are passionate, vibrant, self-assured and defiant. If you want a little controlled, […]

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How was July for you? Thirty one days gone in a flash…  In seconds actually.  Just over 5 million of them.  But it’s the same every July of course.  The beginning of the end of the year…  In music writing terms it’s the beginning of preparation for the end of year polls, the ‘Album of […]

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There’s been such a lack of innovation in guitar music recently that the chances of anything really making you sit up and take notice get increasingly rarer.  This debut song from The Breaks does have echoes of several influences but they are all combined to create something that is refreshingly instant, vital and memorable. “Honey” is […]

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Can ‘future soul’ still be a genre if it has been around for a while?  While you ponder that question we bring you two new songs which take elements of the genre but both sound completely different from each other. Iris Lune – Sewing Skylines to Shores With a song title that Kate Bush wishes she […]

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So I’ve been let loose on another Two for Thursday and rather than looking forwards I’m looking back (a bit). However these are two songs you’re going to want to chase up because they are perfect for mid-to-late summer; both being sweet cuts of psychedelic pop they compliment those somnolent, humid and hazy evenings of August. […]

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LA continues to be a hotbed of tasty R&B music, and Vector Xing is no exception. The enigmatic solo artist just released his second single of the summer, entitled “Funeral.” The track was written as an homage to black lives lost during police-related shootings, and couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time within our […]

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There is always an element of fate and coincidence in the formation of any band or music project.  In the North West UK specifically, we’ve recently seen films Nowhere Boy and England is Mine depict the circumstances around key meetings in musical history and allow us to reflect happily on the existence of songs like […]

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Two more top-picks for you this week and they are nicely contrasting while still occupying the same rarefied space of electronics and atmosphere. Apollo is Joel Jasper, a Vancouver-based multi-instrumentalist and producer who is no newcomer to the music scene – his love of all things musical beginning when he first picked up a guitar at the […]

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Darkwave fans rejoice!  New music from Typeface has finally arrived. Recognized for their polished, anthemic sound with soaring choruses, Typeface doesn’t disappoint with their latest single “Someone Else”. Otto Piirilä (vocals), Ossi Oikari (guitars, backing vocals), Aku Oikari (drums), and Niilo Oikari (keyboards, bass) have once again joined forces with producer/musician Jaani Peuhu of Iconcrash to create this […]

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Here is a little story of how art and music meet science with Berlin-based duo Kovács/O’Doherty . After reading an open call from the LACMA, they submitted their idea of using audio from an abandoned, resurrected satellite that had been in orbit around the earth for the last half a century. Signal Tide would become a […]

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Tomorrow morning, Seattle psych/garage rock band Low Hums will release their new album Night Magic Wine on Union Zero. Today, we’ve been privileged with a sneak peek of the album, which can be streamed below. The 10-song effort was produced by the legendary Jack Endino, who was most notably behind the boards for Nirvana’s Bleach […]

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We’ve all had a celebrity crush. Or better yet, we’ve all crushed on someone like they were a celebrity. Thanks to Bryce Vine, that feeling has come to life in his new single “Drew Barrymore.” The track gives us the best parts of indie, R&B, and hip-hop – shifting back and forth between the three […]

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We are particularly excited to welcome Neil Grant aka Lo Five into the fold this month and he has constructed an achingly beautiful mix for us that plays with ambience, hauntology and delicate electronics. Neil’s instinct for melody is now well-known on the scene and here he constructs an hour-long mix that is as bright and […]

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September’s show sees not one but two guest mix contributors for your Autumnal delectation and the two mixes are nicely contrasting and wholly complimentary. Both DJ nonDom and J Mansfield  have demonstrated their unerring knack of creating mood and space throughout their respective mixes and have provided something new and fresh for this month’s show. Both […]

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I am just back from what is now my eleventh annual sojourn to the UK’s End of the Road festival, re-energised for music all over again. I love festivals. It is important to find the right one for you of course. They can be intimidating places depending on size, content and weather conditions, but there […]

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