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



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



­­­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


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


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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