Worthing lads NOISY release ‘Put A Record On’ – a frenetic techno-infused indie banger with friendly combatant energy, perfect for a well deserved mosh in the music venues when they open up again, or one in your living room, if you can’t wait that long.
British alt-rockers Psyence shares their bold new single ‘Tusk’. It’s been a moment since their release, and it’s a great return – a radio-friendly, expansive and modern take on psychedelia, full of swagger.
Margot Polo is back, with a softer approach to his usual electronica infused pop. His new song ‘This Old Thing’ is as nostalgic and emotive as anything we would expect Ben Gibbard to write, and reflects on Polo’s emo roots from back when he was growing up in California.
Following the extremely well-received release with Lord Silva, School of X releases ‘Bad Love’.
Inspired by Eks-skolen – an anti-establishment art collective that was based in Copenhagen in the 1960s – the emo-tinged song by School of X’s Rasmus Littauer (MØ, Liss, Clairo) is about the loss of trust or faith.
Born from a remote connection via Instagram and a mutual love of big cats, London-based Welsh/Finnish electro-pop duo Rochelle and Vee are Tigerpunsh.
Brand new onto the scene, their single ‘Shade’ holds a bursting energy throughout, with delicate Eastern synths and experimental pop elements. A great start to what could be a very exciting future for the girls!
Sounds like: Broods, EXES, MS MR, Vera Blue, RAINDEAR, Nova Club, Georgia
Having entered the music scene from the early age of 17, this rising star has already received national recognition within the UK.
In his signature soul-infused, pop sound, HUDSUN’s latest offering ‘Shutdown’ speaks of the frustration in attempting to break someone out of an emotional prison they have created for themselves wrapped up.
Well, this is just a brilliant piece of music, isn’t it?
Dramatic and cinematic through and through, ‘Golden’ is the new collaborative effort from New Zealand-born and Los Angeles-based Space Above (aka Aaron Short, formerly of The Naked And Famous) and So Below.
Two talents in their own right, their contrasting expressions within the electronic worlds collide into a wonderful stroke of ‘space tech’ and ‘goth pop’.
Sounds like: Sigor Ros, Ulrich Schnauss, Bat For Lashes, The Naked And Famous, Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra, Phantogram, Broods
Young Australian-based artist Lola Scott transports us to Scandi-pop territory with her new song ‘Take Me Back’.
Written from the perspective of being at the end of a long term relationship, it’s easy to reminisce at how easy it was to dive right into love with no fears.
This frankness in her songwriting is thanks to Scott’s hard work over the last 12 months, as well as learning piano and guitar at an early age, courtesy to her dad’s record collection of new-wave, post-punk synth-pop and alternative rock.
Sounds like: Lykke Li, Billie Eilish, Susanne Sundfør, HAIM, Clairo, Niki & The Dove, Oh Land, The Knife, Broods
Young Midlands-based quartet JupiterMoon is causing a bit of a ruckus.
Their energetic choruses and Asian influenced guitar hooks are written for sweaty, intimate venues. Conjuring up homegrown rock anthems at Blank Studios in Nercastle, their strongest track to date ‘The Reason’ is all the justification you need.
Nashville’s John-Luke Carter, aka Mokita, is a singer/songwriter/producer known for his lyrical and buoyant electronic-based pop.
Classically trained in piano in his youth, he later taught himself to play guitar and eventually transitioned into electronic music production. Taking a rewind to his classical routes, Mokita shares an orchestral version of ‘colorblind’ and it’s spellbounding.
An introvert at heart, Dräger creates unabashed synth pop bangers born from a modern heartbreak.
Co-produced by House producer LEFTI, the single ‘New Life’ marks a fresh start for the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Spencer Draeger, as he uses sounds of the past to channel themes of the modern age, taking a satirical approach to the narcissisms and anxiety illuminated through technology.
Sounds like: New Order, Soft Cell, Holy Ghost!, Dansu, The Cure, White Lies, Cocteau Twins
She grew up in both Chicago and San Diego to Ukrainian parents who only spoke Russian in the house. At the tender age of 5, golda taught herself how to sing opera. She wrote her first song in 7th grade – ‘Genocide in Darfur,’ inspired after learning about the horrific happenings occurring in Darfur.
Her latest single ‘Under’ further showcases her raw and mature pop talent. Listen below.
Sounds like: Death Cab for Cutie, Rae Morris, Frances, Broods
Canadian producer, Tep No is one of our favs, and it’s been a minute since we last supported his music on the blog.
Exhilarating production of the highest order complemented by emotively tinged vocals from fellow music enthusiast, Joycelyn Alice, his new single ‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is another entry into the growing back catalogue of an exciting up and comer.
He’s put together an excellent playlist of his favourite tunes right now. Take a listen below.
Riah – Heartbreak Magic Good engaging voice and nice 80’s production on it.
Grady – 500 Days of Summer Interesting voice, high-end production on it.
Aalta, Lenachka – Closer Than Ever Great immersive song, very dreamy
Elohim – TV Very very distinct voice, really well carved out production and well thought out lyrics, everything gels so well. Lots of feeling in her voice and lyrics.
Toro Y Moi – Balance (Feat. Washed Out) What can I say, 2 of my favorite artists ever, and what drove me for the longest time. Dreamy song, it makes you feel like everything will be fine. And the song is 4:20 minutes long I mean.
Liyv – In My Guccis Relatable, I work hard in my Guccis I mean. What else is there to say.
Noirre – numb The production is so wild on this, so well done.
Broods – Peach Amazing song, I can relate to the lyrics, I’ve listened to this 1000 times. The pre-chorus is insanely good.
bülow – Get Stupid Really quirky song from fellow Torontonian. Great voice, catchy lyrics and clean production.
Hazey Eyes Feat. Moli – Hungover You I’m always feeling hungover these days so I can relate. Nice natural-sounding vocals mixed with 80s production.
‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is out now on Ultra Music.
Nigerian-British avant-pop auteur and artist Tony Njoku shares the brilliant new Max Jedwab-directed video for ‘CONFIDENT’.
The intense single adopts a confessional, diary-like intimacy underpinned by whirring synths, which dissolve into effervescent chaos.
It is taken from his new album, ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’, released on 4 October via Silent Kid Records, in which he has taken inspiration from a work of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s glass walkway, entitled ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’.
Sounds like: Sacred Animals, Ben Khan, Flying Lotus, Ghostpoet, Gaika, Lightfoot
Zanski digs deeper with his creative new single, ‘Younger You’.
A laid-back RnB affair, Zanski has teamed up with vocalist Emilia Ali to deliver unparalleled vocal lines, rich harmonies, and sweet grooves that perfectly showcase his ability for some serious tuneage, with as much intrigue and substance as James Blake or Jai Paul.
Sounds like: Ben Khan, James Blake, Honne, Banks, Jai Paul
You could be forgiven for mistaking Alexina is from Scandi heritage with her electrifying take on electro-pop, but she was in fact born in London and grew up in a very remote part of the south of Scotland.
Exploring the arts – music, art and literature, Alexina was surrounded by creative thinkers, so it’s no surprise that she has a number of projects under her belt. She is currently working on a teen Sky TV programme (with film composer Ilan Ishkeri) and writing her very own children’s book. This is alongside composing music for a forthcoming Sylvester Stallone movie, as well as the recently released Margot Robbie movie Terminal.
Both of the below tracks are taken from Alexina’s forth-coming debut EP which tells a relatable story; a girl growing up, post-break up and broke in a city where life is tough, tackling social media and the evils it comes with, self-worth, drink, drugs and everything in between.
Sounds like: ALMA, Tove Lo, Sigrid, Broods, Carly Rae Jephsen
Electro-pop trio PLYA shares new single ‘Dynamite’.
Julia Sykes is one frontwoman not afraid to get intense with her listeners – explosive melodies and powerful synths depict a fiery relationship that may not be good for you, but one that you just can’t get enough of.