There is music in the distance and our ears prick up and then follow it, luring us into a blinding taster of heaven. Anto Dust are a four-piece from London led up by Anto Cossu, whose vocals are like the shoegaze answer to Nico; they’re pretty but surrounded by cascades of noise. The guitar also plays an important part, taking centre stage towards the end and sounding like the dream-pop of Big Deal at times. Read More



As temperatures across the UK continue to soar to Mediterranean levels of sultriness, it’s comforting to know that I don’t even have to leave my hometown to experience a slice of Spanish sol. Taking its name from the Spanish capital, Polarsets’ follow up to recent free download ‘Drive Over The River’ and first single from … Continue reading



New London/Brighton trio Native Sons have recently landed with their brilliant debut ‘Humanise’ – a track which introduces the Bullinger brothers and friend Matthew Stefanyszyn through a blast of technical instrumentation and rich harmonies. The song’s bright guitars, reminiscent of Minus The Bear in style, bounce off quick-fire hi-hat work – making ‘Humanise’ an energetic … Continue reading



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 … Continue reading



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 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


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