Seazoo – ‘The Pleasure’

Welsh indie maestros Seazoo will release their new album Joy, follow up to their sublime 2018 debut TRUNKS, on April 3 via Big Terry.

The North Walian outfit never cease to amaze with their effervescent indie-pop sound, and latest album taster ‘The Pleasure’ is no different. In fact, just like recent singles ‘Heading Out’ and ‘Throw It Up’, it is vintage Seazoo. It is giddy, quirky and full of that recognisable exuberance as it fizzes along with lively guitars whizzing around addictive melodies and splashes of spurting, colourful synths, painting a perfect backdrop for the self-deprecating, tongue in cheek lyrics to melt the heart. It is sweet, charming and bursting with contagious pop goodness that’ll have you bopping along from the off.

Listen to ‘The Pleasure’ below now and keep an eye out for the new album, Joy, it is out April 3. 

Luiniss – ‘Yellow Bird’

Luiniss is a US-based musician/producer who crafts beautiful compositions to accompany their other loves; massage therapy & yoga. 

Luiniss’ latest release ‘Yellow Bird’, is an elegant, lush and dreamy slice of electronic lullaby. Combining warm synthesizer tones & soft piano melodies, it twinkles as it tips graceful along a subtle undulating melody amid a touching and tender tone. It is a gentle, warm and woozy escape to a place of relaxation and tranquillity. Melting with an understated melody and lush allure, ‘Yellow Bird’ exudes a warm, elegant and beautifully ambient vibe. In short, it is divine.

Listen to ‘Yellow Bird’ below:

bad tuner – ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’

Born in Yugoslavia, raised in Russia and is now residing in Brooklyn, bad tuner is moniker of musician and producer Jozef Sergei Dimitrov.

Bad tuner’s specialty appears to be woozy dancefloor focused electronica and his latest single, ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’, is a stunning sonic distillation of said approach. Lifted from the forthcoming coming soundtrack in collaboration with NYT writer, Ian Urbina, ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’ surges with energy, unleashed gradually, allowing you to enjoy the ride rather than be swept aside. Unhurried, its progress feels organic as seductive rhythms and soft precision beatwork usher us forward through an ocean of intricately textured shimmering synths and lush, woozy electronics, that are voluminous and dense.These rhythmic oscillations add further momentum and that deep groove captivates entirely, bewitching the listener into a state of blissful stupor. 

Tune into ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’ below – prepared to be wowed!


MEMES – ‘J.O.B.S.’

Glasgow lo-fi post punk noise-makers, MEMES, introduced their fiery, furious and feisty sounds with a series of scintillating singles last year with ‘Blah Blah Blah‘, ‘Funny Man‘ & ‘Happy Shopper’ making them one of the finest new discoveries of 2019.

However, amid the silly season towards the close of 2019, another MEMES single slipped into the world without me noticing, until just recently. ‘J.O.B.S.’ is of a similar ilk to what we’ve quickly come to recognise as MEMES’ sound; fast, feverish and exhilarating post-punk fury – and cousins John and Paul McLinden have nailed it again. Hurtling off at breakneck speed along a frenzied rhythmic surge as meaty, bubbling bass riffs duel with fevered drums and short, sharp, jerky guitars as sneering vocals are spat out above. A thrilling, raw and exhilarating jam that will leave you breathless and have you hooked from the get go.

Check out ‘J.O.B.S.’ below (one especially FFO Sluts of Trust, The Fall & HMHB):

TV People – ‘Kitchen Sinking’

TV People are post-punk foursome – Paul Donohoe, Brendan Clarke, Len Rochford & Rob Kavanagh – from Dublin.

Since their formation in early 2019, the band spent the year honing and refining their sound, and they are kicking off 2020 in style with new single ‘Kitchen Sinking’. While channelling classic post-punk influences, their musings also owe a debt to garage, indie and punk. The single is a bold and peerless bout of slowburning aggression that thrives on the darker side of post punk. Amid burning intensity, ‘Kitchen Sinking’ trundles along driving, meaty basslines with burning guitars and glistening riffs over a rumbling rhythm and skittish groove as raw yet semi-hushed vocals stride above. ‘Kitchen Sinking’ is a massive tune, packed with power and emotion, and one that is utterly superb.

Check ‘Kitchen Sinking’ out below:


Mykel Hawk – ‘The Flows I Know’

Mykel Hawk is a DIY artist in the truest sense of the word; he produces every beat, writes every lyric, records and engineers every song, designs his cover art and creates his own video and multimedia.

We were introduced to his prodigious talents late last year with stylish, slick and swaggering single ’33 1/3′ and with new single ‘The Flows I Know’, Hawk has lost none of the pep from his step. Nor has it lost any of the predecessors allure as it swaggers along a funk-filled stomping, shape throwing groove as a fizzing synthline bubbles away beneath meandering, super smooth and melodic vocal delivery all engulfed in cascading frazzled electronics. It is such an addictive tune, bristling with energy and attitude, it will have you headed straight for repeated listens.

Listen to ‘The Flows I Know’ below – it and ’33 1/3′ feature on Mykel Hawk’s new record which you can listen to here

denzelworldpeace – ‘Float’

Denzelworldpeace is a beat maker and producer from the US with a ear for melody and flair for elegant, rich productions.

The latest single to emerge from the project is ‘Float’ – and all kinds of wonderful. It drifts along with an ease and breeze, unhurried, unhurried and with a gentle swagger as luminescent electronics fizz with life as lush synths and lavish melodies cavort and coalesce to create a bewitching world or rich, colourful and melodic allure that washes over you with such a breathless ease. This is our first introduction to the mysterious beat maker but it’s not one you’re likely to forget in a hurry.

Listen to ‘Float’ below:


Tiphanie Doucet – ‘Under my Sun’ (bi-lingual version)

Tiphanie Doucet is a French singer-songwriter based in New York, singing and writing elegant, tender and mellow folk songs.

In August 2018, Doucet released her debut album Under My Sun – produced by Simone Felice and David Baron – and led by the beautiful single and title-track ‘Under my Sun’. Today, we are concerned with a reworked, re-imagined and bi-lingual version of the single. A song about growth, self discovery, and maintaining a positive outlook throughout life’s tribulations, filled with calming, undulating instrumentation, it tips and skips along a gentle strum and muffled snare, taking us on a pastoral journey through a world of lovely rich folk pop. Beginning in English before sliding to French, Doucet’s dreamy vocal is a revelation both beautifully calm and majestic, it works in perfect harmony with the acoustic driven, melodic and deeply rich folk sounds that reveals Doucet a master of style.

Listen to ‘Under my Sun’ below – it is divine.

Pave The Jungle – ‘Jelly’

‘Jelly’ is the debut single from Newcastle indie-rock foursome, Pave The Jungle, and it is a scintillating introduction by any estimation.

‘Jelly’ is an epic and colossal indie-rock juggernaut. Propelled forward by the oscillating forces of muscular bassline and thunderous drums, it is bursting with unrelenting energy as all manner of guitar heroics are unleashed with abandon. Riffs soar as scintillating vocals fly above, rendering all else secondary. A rousing, defiant and heavy-hitting indie-rock anthem with a dark pop heart which shifts from menacing, threatening riffy rock to the rousing, epic and heart-filled variety. A thrilling and enthralling jam executed with style and exuberance; the soaring guitar lines, thundering rhythms and scintillating vocals are a match made in indie-rock heaven.

Listen to ‘Jelly’ below:


Introducing: Opera23

Opera23 iis the moniker of Barcelona-based producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Vincenzo Germano.

Utilising both analogue and digital instruments, Germano’s sound leans heavily on repetition and minimalism, something explored with great detail on his recently released debut album Internal with Figures, Lights. And Shadows. Capturing the genesis of the album are singles ‘Room 3’ and ‘Blob-Tragedy’. ‘Room 3’ opens with intense flash of transfixing static which flesh out to fuzzy waves of repetitive, fluctuating and glitchy 8-bit sounds which flow to meet a rising soft but strident beat. It is powerfully compelling and epic, moving with an air of awesome (in the truest sense of the word) as it transfixes with cinematic expanse. ‘Blob-Tragedy’ meanwhile is similarly minimal but while the former was awe inspiring and hopeful, this a much more pensive affair. It navigates its was slowly along droning stabs of synths while electronics flicker and hum amid a sea of moody, murky and shadowy swirling textures.

Listen to  ‘Room 3’ and ‘Blob-Tragedy’ below and if you like what you hear, check out the album here.