Alt-folk artist Keiandra’s haunting vocals are likely to win many hearts in the intimate surroundings of Blank Studios on Saturday evening at Evolution Emerging. The talented songstress has had an eventful year so far with support slots for Beth Macari alongside BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio coverage, not to mention the recording of her debut … Continue reading


There’s a new kid on the downtempo electronica scene: Cold Courage. ‘Her’, the first track released by the 23-year-old producer, sees astute samples skip alongside feral vocals and protruding percussion with understated flair. How none of those individual elements are lost in his layering is surely testament to that; in fact, the track’s entire composure … Continue reading


Today’s tip is the latest offering from London-based four piece Disraeli Gears. Disraeli Gears specialise in crafting a unique blend of down tempo folk mixed with grungy, lo-fi undertones, resulting in a sound reminiscent of the likes of Angus and Julia Stone and Daughter’s more murky moments. Their latest single, ‘Born and Bred’ is an … Continue reading


Birmingham trio Victories At Sea are a band that refuse to be pigeon-holed. Since forming in 2010, they’ve been honing a sound that spans genres, though their thrilling intensity is ever-present, helping to bag them support slots for the likes of Editors, Savages and Errors. For proof of their relentless energy, look no further than … Continue reading


True honesty and integrity is sometimes hard to come by in the world of pop. For every song that storms the chart, there always seems to be a lingering question of authenticity surrounding it. Even Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ latest funk wonder hasn’t been immune to criticism, despite it being one of the most organic … Continue reading