It feels like a pretty good time for DIY culture right now. Its spirit of inclusivity, ethics and community is being eloquently and positively spearheaded by a number of great bands at the moment, and somewhere at the forefront of the movement are County Durham’s Martha. Since May’s release of their debut album Courting Strong on the peerless Fortuna Pop, they’ve gone from strength to strength, accumulating devotees around the UK and far beyond. Read More



‘You Didn’t Need My Love’, the new single from Londoner Ánders is a delectable mashup of folk, indie and electronica that pleases the listener in plenty of ways. Gentle, warm synthesisers and tasteful guitar melodies keep the song restrained, with a subtle yet deeply layered crescendo towards the end. It’s not just the production, however, that … Continue reading



London duo Sylas turned heads aplenty with their track ‘Hollow’ recently, and now they’re doing more of the same with their follow-up song, ‘Shore’. With plaudits coming from the many corners of the internet as well as being featured as BBC 6Music‘s ‘Headphones Moment’ earlier this week, the gorgeously ambient ‘Shore’ acts as title track … Continue reading



Today’s tip is a dark trip into anger and jealousy, emotions that we all go through. Writing these dark themes into pop music seems like the impossible task, but clearly not for new London popstar in the making Belgrave. “Playing Games” is the kind of track which makes big labels perk up interest. This guy … Continue reading



The music industry is littered with examples of artists radically changing direction, swapping image and sound, as they develop and grow. From Dylan going electric, to Prince changing his name to a squiggle that time, musicians always seem open to explore new avenues and attempt to expand their audience. While Eleanor Fletcher’s recent transformation from … Continue reading



London trio Peluche – made up of Rhapsody Gonzalez, Amy Maskell and Sophie Lowe – make frankly bizarre but altogether infectious indie-pop that doesn’t strive to be merely conventional. Their debut single ‘Ohio,’ which comes out on the 27th October through RIP Records, is just a small glimmer of what makes this band a thrillingly … Continue reading


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