Ekkah
  • EKKAH

    We’re currently living in an age where ‘pop’ isn’t a dirty word, and this song from EKKAH certainly epitomises the point. It’s a funky, atmospheric and silky smooth number with a crescendo you can’t help but get lost in. 'Figure It Out', intentionally or not, seems to channel influences from the latter bit of the 20th century; 70s bassline, 80s groove, 90s smoothness. Read More

Raheem

RAHEEM BAKARE

After the release of his debut EP, ‘AWOL’, Raheem Bakare releases ‘Portrait Of Love’ with accompanying visuals.  The Hackney-native has the kind of beautifully tender vocal that begs comparison to The Weeknd, but places it in a much more uplifting setting. It’s hard to summarise ‘Portrait Of Love’ better than Bakare himself, who says that … Continue reading

CIARAN LAVERY

Ciaran Lavery has been described as an ‘alt-folk troubadour’ and his latest offering off his ‘Kosher’ EP certainly fits within this ilk. Sparking sounds of Joe Purdy and Josh Ritter, Lavery’s ‘Left For America’ is a fragile yet impassioned plea for a greater freedom that perhaps escapes most of us within our daily lives. A … Continue reading

Huntar

HUNTAR

­­­South London’s Huntar impressed with his first track ‘Expectations’, and now the young producer returns with the equally impressive ‘Naked Noises’. The track goes about its business via a delightfully slow tempo, with soulful vocals hanging over the top and a descending bassline provides basis for the cyclical nature of the arrangement. File this one … Continue reading

This Be The Verse

THIS BE THE VERSE

If you need something to blow the week’s cobwebs away before you celebrate the weekend, then look no further than today’s tip, the face-meltingly loud ‘Consequences’ by This Be The Verse. I’ve yet to confirm whether the London five-piece take their name from the equally awesome Philip Larkin poem (the one that starts, “They fuck … Continue reading

Beautiful Boy

BEAUTIFUL BOY

The first thing you notice about ‘But You Do’, the latest freebie release from Brighton five-piece Beautiful Boy, is the gravelly, soulful vocal, with hints of Transatlantic drawl reminiscent of Billy Joel. And there’s nothing wrong with that – honestly. The rest of the track is a mid-tempo folk-rock waltz embellished with a nice bit … Continue reading

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