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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Parade Of Lights, the Los Angeles-based powerhouse electronic band, has a new single out, “Touch.” Known for combining heady synth-pop and epic stadium rock into a hook-filled alt-electro hybrid sound, the group first burst onto the scene with the release of their debut album, Feeling Electric, in 2015. “Touch” is the first new track from Parade […]

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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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From the mind of DJ/producer Blue Stahli comes the 80s shout-out-loud experience we’ve all been needing in our lives. Enter his new moniker/project Sunset Neon, who released its new single “Tonight” today. The song is an in-your-face infectious VHS adventure that makes you want to hop in the car with David Hasseloff and relive Knight […]

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Seattle psych-pop outfit Spirit Award have dropped their fantastic, artistic new album Neverending via the folks at Union Zero – an emerging independent label force in the Pacific Northwest. The album is an indie kid’s dream come true – with eerie synth lines and fuzzy bass and haunting vocals soaring throughout. Fans of Wolf Parade, […]

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If you’re looking for something a little darker, something with spikier textures and flickering spectral pulses then this month’s guest mix contributor Andrew Bates is your man. Calling on all his experience of experimenting with electronics he has constructed a mix of such industrial magnitude that it is a propulsive ride through the badlands of heavy electronics, […]

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LA garage/punk trio TEST have dropped their deubt LP  BRAIN IN / BRAIN OUT – a collection of gritty, hard-hitting tracks that seem to explode out of your headphones while you’re listening. They’ve been described as a combination of brit rock & 70s punk – somewhat reminiscent of The Hives or The Clash – or […]

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It’s well and truly summer and as the next few weeks stretch out before us like the expansive green field of our youth it’s time for another show and a brand new guest mix. This month The Jupiter Room is made-up to welcome Thomas Nod aka Node into the fold and he has put together an extraordinary […]

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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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Binary Theories put yourself away: we can never satisfy these lovers. * IN THE AGE OF GHOSTS all of the stars you fawn over masquerade as broken records lost in some other decade or the backseat in that man’s convertible. * LA SORCIÈRE in my dreams, i have pastel hair. lavender waves, ripen to curl […]

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It’s another new year and whatever lies in store for us musically over the next twelve months we hope to capture right here for you.  Regardless of genre, our new playlist will include the most essential tracks including several featured artists on Fourculture. It will be updated regularly so make sure you hit ‘follow’.

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2018 has stretched and yawned and is now fully upon us whether we like it or not.  We’re finally waking up to the fact that there’s some good new music out there if you only care to look.  It’s better to be fashionably late to the party than to not turn up at all so […]

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.Mack remembers Tu Tien Tran and shows us a little of St. Louis mourning the loss of an iconic figure in the city’s music scene:, owner of the Upstairs Lounge and EDM culture. Adam, Vanilla Child, and The Artist D review the State of the Union, the line of impeachment and the potential ridiculousness it […]

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LA alt-pop artist X. ARI is gearing up for the release of her second EP Dis-Order, and has given us a sneak peek with her new single “Vapors.” As uplifting as the song sounds – and it does sound super uplifting – it’s actually about a completely toxic relationship. The song’s production & overall vibe […]

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In the world of electronica, EDM and old-school techno, it seems most artists are afraid to drop things ‘out of the box’ so to speak. Everyone has to stay ‘cutting edge’ in the EDM/Dub/D&B scene, with a fear of sounding ‘dated’ rather than groundbreaking. The truth is, there’s not much new ground to be broken, […]

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This month’s mix comes from Francesco Imola aka Young Offices and it’s a brilliant listen. Originally from Italy, Francesco spent a period in Liverpool, playing the regular underground electronic night Emotion Wave to great acclaim and is now based in London studying Sound Design at the University of Greenwich. Young Offices creates ambient and experimental music that […]

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