Death Hags – ‘Chaos Magic’

Death Hags is the moniker of Los Angeles-based, French artist, Lola Jean, who carefully crafts hypnotic, dreamy and psych splashed aural escapes from the secluded hideaway hills of East LA.

An enigmatic creative force, Death Hags output over the past 18 months or so has been stellar, with a ready supply of hypnotic, futuristic and minimal electronica. Death Hags’ latest single, ‘Chaos Magic’ is a variation of this form. Just as an intoxicating, escapist and hypnotic, ‘Chaos Magic’ sees shimmering guitars replace synth as the driving force as Jean’s hushed honeyed vocals cruise calmly over a melodic patter of soft drums and haze of dreamy atmospheric tones. A beautiful, melodic and hazy jam from a reliably brilliant artist.

Listen to ‘Chaos Magic’ below: 

Fe.Arts – ‘Cassette Love’

Fe.Arts is an Italian producer/DJ with a penchant for lush, warm and woozy slices of seductive house/electronica.

New single, ‘Cassette Love’ is an utterly sublime distillation of uplifting and sunny vibes, and feels like summer incarnate. It is a lush, lavish and sunkissed affair that opens with a crackling soul sample over a lo-fi gentle tiss beat that accompanied by shimmering guitar layers becomes more and more dancey, culminating in thumping four-on-the-floor beat and lilting brass. A masterful demonstration of sound manipulation, ‘Cassette Love’ whisks us off to a world of lavish exploration through genres, styles and eras – it is one to get lost in as it forms a real sense of familiarity, oozing nostalgic feelings for hazy summer days and nights – and something that will keep you coming back for more.

Listen to ‘Cassette Love’ below now:


’59 – ‘The Forbidden Zone’

’59 is led by Ryan Ehresman, a synth-obsessed writer and producer based out of San Francisco who create exhilarating, manic and kaleidoscopic psych-splashed post-punk/krautrock sounds.

’59’s latest is called ‘The Forbidden Zone’ and it is an absolute beast. Fuelled by a relentless electronic beat, pulsing synth, repetitive guitarlines, buzzsaw riffs and sharp rhythm section, ‘The Forbidden Zone’ makes for a taut, furious and intoxicating whirlwind of somewhat frenzied sounds – with moments of melodic respite and relative calm strewn throughout. ‘The Forbidden Zone’ feels organic in its composition and exudes exhilarating energy and is brilliantly manic and unique. One of the finest tracks of 2021, ‘The Forbidden Zone’ more than hints that keeping tabs on ’59 is going to be exciting.

Listen to ‘The Forbidden Zone’ below now:

Anorak Patch – ‘Blue Jeans’

Colchester-based foursome – Effie Lawrence, Eleanor Helliwell, Oscar Ryland & Luca Ryland – Anorak Patch, are a formidable proposition who introduced us to their raucous rock sound with single ‘Irate’ earlier in the year.

Anorak Patch are back with new single ‘Blue Jeans’ – and unsurprisingly, it is back with a bang! ‘Blue Jeans’ is an exhilarating exploration of their penchant for raucous rock fueled by a relentless and furiously rhythm meted out with metronomic precession while guitars crunch and riffs burn before breaking down to a meandering pace and exploding into fiery life again. It is all topped off with uncompromising vocal delivery, threatening yet nonchalant, setting the tone for what is now their hallmark; powerful, a fierce and compelling grunge-filled indie-rock. 

Listen to ‘Blue Jeans’ below now – it doesn’t hold back.

Lastigband – ‘Gold Finger’

Born from the ashes of psych wonders Sen Segur, North Walian Lastigband (AKA Gethin Davies) crafts cosmic experimental lo-fi psych-pop.

Lastigband’s latest single is ‘Gold Finger’ and exhibits all the aforementioned playful, experimental pop prowess and leftfield vibes. It slinks and swaggers along a stuttering, slo-mo and off-kilter groove while electro beats snap, stabs of frazzled electronics and rippling synth create a colourful confection that is underpinned by unsettling, eerie undercurrent. Davies’ vocals drift above, whispering with an otherworldly quality while his nephew Jac adds to the energy and otherworldly vibe. A unique, addictive and wholly brilliant piece of cosmic pop.

Listen to ‘Gold Finger’ below now:


Justy – ‘Rinse, Repeat, Regress’

Justy is an independent musician & singer/songwriter from Staten Island, New York inspired by the likes of J Dilla, Amy Winehouse, NoName, and Lauryn Hill.

We were introduced to Justy’s delectable talents through some super singles last year; a smooth, soulful and lush blending of hip hop, R&B, soul, jazz and pop, and filled with soul searching, heartbreak, loss, self-awareness and renewal. Building on these aforementioned attributes, Justy has returned with new single ‘Rinse, Repeat, Regress’. It is a smooth, soulful and super chill tune as soothing melodic vocals cruise cooly above a gentle bed of pattering beats and seductive groove. ‘Rinse, Repeat, Regress’.is totally captivating and marked by impactful lyricism and deep emotional weight as it slinks through a woozy atmosphere peppered with lush melodies, sunny tones and chill vibes. As with previous releases ‘Cool’ and ‘Love Letter, Pt.3’, ‘Rinse, Repeat, Regress’ is yet another reminder of why we should look forward to the arrival of Justy’s forthcoming debut album, which is in the works at the moment. 

For now, tune in to ‘Rinse, Repeat, Regress’ below.


Fleur bleu.e – ‘STOLT 89’

Fleur bleu.e are Paris-based dream-pop pairing of Delphine and Vladimir who met in 2019 and bonded over a mutual love of The Smiths, Beach House, Françoise Hardy and Elli et Jacno among others, and a desire to craft music that was emotionally ambiguous while being fueled by their teenage myths. And thus Fleur bleu.e came into being.


Deriving their name from a French expression that gently mocks sappy lovers, the pair delight and enthrall with their woozy indie-meets-dream-pop stylings, and latest single ‘STOLT 89’ is a perfect case in point. A woozy wander through a hazy world of lush and dreamy atmospheric splendor, ‘STOLT 89’ is gently propelled along a meandering groove while guitars shimmer and twang while signature dreamy vocals float gracefully above the warm blanket of mild fuzz. It is beautiful, hazy and heart-swelling psych-infused dream-pop perfection that will hypnotise you entirely. 

Listen to ‘STOLT 89’ below now.


Holiday Ghosts – ‘Off Grid’

Holiday Ghosts – based in Brighton, via Falmouth, appear to be something of a magnificent pop music recycling plant.

On the evidence of latest single ‘Off Grid’ Holiday Ghosts borrow from some of the finest sounds of past era – mining parts the Kinks, Violent Femmes, Alex Chilton and Modern Lovers – while transcending their influences in a rather simple manner: by producing a really great song and crafting their own irresistible concoction of modern indie-pop.

‘Off Grid’ is quite simply an irresistible indie-pop jam blending bright tones, sunny disposition, endearingly ramshackle jangling guitars and dueling vocal melodies, and packing pop sensibility at every turn. It fizzes with energy that whizzes around addictive melodies and all bathed in youthful sense of freedom and untamed possibilities. ‘Off Grid’ is an utterly addictive and contagious ball of fizzy joy and such is its earworm powers, it will compel you  to hum, whistle, sing-along from the off. An utterly addictive and contagious ball of fizzy joy, ‘Heading Out’ will be spinning around your head for days.

‘Off Grid’ is out now with forthcoming album, North Street Air, following on May 21st via Fat Cat Records.

Late Runner – ‘Spring’

Late Runner is the solo project of Danish musician / singer-songwriter Asger Tarpgaard, also known for his work with Superheroes.

Tarpgaard has announced the project with aptly titled single ‘Spring’, which is lifted from what will be Late Runner debut album – out in August via Crunchy Flog. ‘Spring’ is a morose, sweet and beautifully melancholic song. Tarpgaard’s hushed lilting vocals are ever-present in a shimmering world of synths and guitars as his vocals thrive in ever more interesting, beguiling and beautiful environs. At times it is melancholic, nostalgic, playful, colourful, and slightly surreal, we’re treated to a beautiful blend of dreamy and understated electronica, left-field folk, hazy psych and transfixing grooves, and all draped with seductive melodies. A magnificent, unique and truly beautiful track, and one which offers a wonderful introduction to the debut album of a promising new artist.

Listen to ‘Spring’ below – the album is out Friday, 20 August 2021.

Spirit Award – ‘Shout (Kill the Rich)’

Shout (Kill the Rich) is the latest sprawling single from Seattle-based psych-rock outfit Spirit Award.

Taken from their third album, Lunatic House, Shout (Kill the Rich) showcases a fearlessness to explore psychedelic rovings and embrace chaos and jarring jerky aggression; and striking a perfect balance between these two facets is the cornerstone to which everything else is built. ‘Shout (Kill the Rich)’ is a living, breathing and ever-changing kaleidescopic explosion, it opens with a grimy, chaotic and caustic energy as they explore a sound on the margin with taut drums, jerky riffs and swirls of distortion as it stares dead-eyed, with an ominous, vacant air of menace amid a sense of the otherworldly and rising tide of claustrophobia before reseeding to calmer climes. The gritty makes way for shimmering guitars, warm layers of lush synths and melodic sweetness to offer a sense of comfort and positivity. A magnificent and sprawling exploration – simply stunning!

Listen to ‘Shout (Kill the Rich)’ below: