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.

Lauran Hibberd – ‘How Am I Still Alive (feat Lydia Night)’

Lauran Hibberd has been a really reliable source of irresistible blasts of fuzz-filled indie pop with a satiric, tongue-in-cheek manner wrapped with fuzz, crunchy guitars and anthemic tendencies.

Ahead of a brand new EP ‘Goober’ arriving on 30 July – the Isle of Wight native has returned with yet another massive, massive tune in the form of new single ‘How Am I Still Alive’ a collaboration with previous touring companion The Regrettes’ Lydia Night.

Marked with a lot of the recognisable Hibberd traits; it is punchy, potent and powerful with crunching guitars, massive soaring riffs and hooks you could hang your hat on, all bathed in a wall of warm fuzz and distortion.  Lyrically Hibberd toys with the bleakness of everyday life, making it sound more entertaining, making it a catchy fuzz-filled anthem bursting with all the brilliance we’ve come to know and love.

Listen to ‘How Am I Still Alive (feat Lydia Night)’ below – and if your into this, there is an interview with Lauran Hibberd in the 10 Year Celebratory Zine from last year – you can read it here.

Remington Super 60 – ‘Talk With You’

Remington Super 60 are a Norwegian outfit formed by songwriter and producer Christoffer Schou, who over the course of two decades has established a reputation for lush, retro-flavoured indie-pop brimming with warmth and dreamy nostalgia.

In mid-March, the trio – Magnus Abelsen, Elisabeth T & Christoffer Schou – released a brand new seven track EP ‘Nouvelle Nouveau’ – a veritable treasure trove of serene, beautiful and beguiling pop perfection. Lead track ‘Talk With You’ captures the essence of the EP in three beautiful minutes – offering pure pop perfection and escapism at the click of a button. Lush, dreamy vocals flow above a gently undulating groove as soft drums patter beneath a breezy air of softly strummed shimmering guitars that sooth like lapping waves and gently swaying palm trees at a beach. Hypnotic, seductive and escapist brilliance!

Listen to ‘Talk With You’ below and you can check out the EP here.

Air Devi – ‘Mosquitos in the Backyard’

Air Devi is the moniker of Philadelphia singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Devi Majeske.

The project began life as home recorded lo-fi indie pop before releasing debut EP, ‘Swanning About’ last year, before signing off on 2020 with superb single ‘Move Without Place’. Devi has opened her 2021 account with new single ‘Mosquitos in the Backyard’; a lush, colourful confection of woozy, starry-eyed dream-pop. Devi’s syrupy smooth vocals drift over a bubbling bassline groove that seductively slaloms through a plush haze of woozy guitars and swirling atmospheric tones. It is dreamy, heartfelt and intoxicating sound as Devi’s voice continues to be cast in a series of woozy settings, with beguiling results.

Listen to ‘Mosquitos in the Backyard’ below – you won’t be disappointed

Maida Rose – ‘Where Do We Go’

Maida Rose is dream-pop pairing of Roos Meijer and Javièr den Leeuw from Dutch seaside city the Hague. 

Early days it maybe, having two tracks to their name, the duo have already left a mark on 2021 with debut ‘Harmony of Heartache’ and current single ‘Where Do We Go’. It is a richly melodic and dreamy, underpinned by a sense of wistfulness, and endearingly languid, relaxed feel. Smooth, breathy vocals swirl around a gentle strum, shimmers of guitar, subtle-bass-groove and mellow melodies cast in lush, dreamy and beguiling atmospheres. ‘Where Do We Go’ pangs with heartfelt nostalgia, nostalgic for a dream that has passed but it has a lovely, human optimism, and leaves a warm wistful glow and a feeling that all things – good, bad or indifferent – eventually pass. Utterly beautiful, beguiling and hypnotic.

Listen to ‘Where Do We Go’ below now:


Amber Jay – ‘The House’

Amber Jay is a Liverpool-based artist and musician with a real flair in the way of captivating, synth-splashed, electronic alt-pop – and this flair is matched by an enviable embrace for experimentation and pushing the boundaries.

Jay introduced this penchant for futuristic synth-fueled alt-pop with a slew of stellar singles which has culminated in debut EP Never Too Far From A Dark Thought, and fronted by single ‘The House’. Rarely does an artist bring so many alternating facets of sound to bear, while crafting a sound so cohesive, captivating and transfixing – but in the case of Amber Jay, that’s the raison d’etre. ‘The House’ is another sliver of otherworldly futuristic alt-pop, grounded in haunting folk and fueled by synth. Jay’s icy vocal drifts above a chilling strum and eerie atmosphere while a slowly marching beat and rippling synth carve a path for us traverse an ever-evolving and cinematic soundscape that leaves an indelible mark on your psyche. Much like its predecessors, ‘The House’ is vibrant and alive, and effortlessly transcending genres.

Listen to ‘The House’ below and the Never Too Far From A Dark Thought EP is here.


Asta Hiroki – ‘Slumber’ feat. Dontmesswithjuan

Brighton-based producer Asta Hiroki deals in beautiful, cinematic and soulful electronica.

Drawing from jazz, electronica, post-Dilla hip hop, lo-fi and glitch music Asta Hiroki resides in a space between downtempo hip hop, chillout and ambient electronica and glitchy beats – and demonstrating this perfectly is new single ‘Slumber’. Aided and abetted by Dontmesswithjuan the aptly titled ‘Slumber’ is an elegant, lush and woozy slice of dreamy electronica. Hushed, syrupy smooth vocals drift above a sea of atmospherics meandering along a seductive slo-mo groove and dusty beats pattering below. ‘Slumber’ is rich, melodic and dripping with soulful vibes – a mellow and super seductive groover.

Listen to ‘Slumber’ below now:

Arminda K – ‘It’s a Good Thing’

Arminda K is an American experimental pop artist currently residing in London, having moved  there from Brooklyn, after growing up in the rural Midwest.

Arminda K’s sound is a beautiful blend of lush electronica, woozy psych, dreamy folk and pop, whisked together with experimentation never ever far away – something manifested perfectly on latest single ‘It’s a Good Thing’. A hypnotic synth-pop delight as cosmic synths and serene vocals gracefully waltz with a dreamlike surrealism, quivering amid the dreamy and spaced-out atmosphere while a soft seductive groove patters below. A tantalizing track; ethereal, cosmic and hypnotic in equal measure.

Listen to ‘It’s a Good Thing’ below and check out the album, It’s Nearly Night Time, here.

Caoilfhionn Rose – ‘Flourish’

Manchester-based singer/songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose came to our attention with her exquisite debut album Awaken in 2018, and has announced plans to release new album Truly on April 9.

Rose’s sound draws from a deep well of folk, psychedelia and subtle electronica influences, ranging from The Mummers, to Rachel Sermanni, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Broadcast, she produces her own unique brand of beautiful, expansive, fragile and experimental psych-folk.
And with the new album on the horizon, Caoilfhionn Rose is back with lead single ‘Flourish’; a rich and intoxicating haze of dreamy psych-folk. Bathed in a lush and woozy haze, Rose’s soothing and tranquil vocals glide elegantly over a lightly strummed guitar, subtle instrumental arrangements and a trickle of keys, creating a mesmerising, ethereal air. ‘Flourish’ is a gorgeous, deeply immersive and dreamy psych-folk gem, and one that completely transfixes from start to finish. ‘Flourish’ expands on where Awaken left off and hints at another superb record.

Listen to ‘Flourish’ below and keep an eye out for ‘Truly’ coming on April 9.

Freedom Fry – ‘Corde Sensible’

We love a bit of Freedom Fry round these parts – no question.

Over the past number of years the prolific pairing of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll have  regularly brightened up our lives with charming, catchy and memorable indie-pop jams culminating in 2018 debut LP, Classic, and 2020’s Songs from the West Coast.

And now, Freedom Fry are back with new single ‘Corde Sensible’ – a second track lifted from their forthcoming third album, their first entirely in French. ‘Corde Sensible’ is an exquisitely crafted track fueled by a dance beat coupled with moody piano chords, bright strings, shimmering synth and ethereal tones of Parisian, Seyrat. It has something of an indie-music-to-dance-to vibe as it grooves along a disco-indebted beat  and flows with an ease and breeze. ‘Corde Sensible’ might be Freedom Fry’s danciest tune to date but while it marks a change of pace it retains their signature touches; an ear for hook,  melody and harmony amid their charming shimmering sonic delights.

Get acquainted with ‘Corde Sensible’ below –  it will be released alongside two other new songs as part of a three-song EP on Friday, February 12.