This was the second single to emerge from the anticipated second album by Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer (The Shins) as Broken Bells. Steady and upbeat, it follows suit of previous single Holding on for Life as an indie ode to disco. Their second effort is shaping up to be a strong one. The album After the Disco was released this week.

Leeds band Menace Beach are back with this latest track Fortune Teller which consists of fuzzy guitars and a catchy synth melody. Had this stuck in my head for a while in a good sense. The track is part of their latest EP Lowtalker released via Memphis Industries.

Posted: 05/02/2014
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This fresh voice is that of rising London singer-songwriter Emily Wood aka Emily and the Woods. Her soft and soothing vocals are a perfect match over a breeze of guitars and gentle drum beat. She has previously worked with folk singer Laura Marling and has a new EP out soon titled Then We Collide.

Posted: 15/01/2014
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Wasting no time into the new year Bombay Bicycle Club release their upbeat latest single Luna taken from their next album So Long, See You Tomorrow which is due out in February. Their UK tour starts in March – definitely a band to see live.

Posted: 10/01/2014
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This catchy piece of alternative pop by Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches defines a more strong, powerful sound. The female lead singer’s vocals sit confidently over the fuse of synths. It’s one of the leading tracks taken from their debut release The Bones of What You Believe.

Posted: 23/12/2013
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To celebrate the release of their greatest hits compilation album Direct Hits, The Killers released this reflective rock ballad back in September. Produced by American electronic producer M83 aka Anthony Gonzalez, who’s genius synths fit perfectly giving an 80s-inspired sound.

Sub Focus switches his sound slightly with his take on house music featuring the incredible soulful vocals of newcomer MNEK and progresses into rave-style beats. Taken from his second album Torus.

Posted: 22/12/2013
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It’s been a great year on the dance scene for rising garage/house producer Ejeca from Ireland. A big part of the house-revival alongside producers such as Dislosure and Waze & Odyssey, his latest track is another nicely produced offering of feel good 90s house vibes.

Posted: 22/12/2013
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Two years on from her debut album, Clare Maguire reappeared via Soundcloud back in September with this slightly edgier sound influenced by 80s pop rock, INXS style. Her second album is expected sometime in 2014.

Posted: 22/12/2013
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Wampire are one of my favourite new discoveries of 2013 with their distinctive sound. This latest release has quite a spookier edge to their infectious lo fi sound. Fans of The Cure might appreciate the influence! Taken from their amazing debut album Curiosity released back in May via Polyvinyl Records.

22 year old London producer Kove follows up hot remixes for Chase & Status and Jon Newman with this bass-pumping Balearic influenced house single taken from his October released Measures EP. Released via Chase & Status’ label MTA Records.

Posted: 22/12/2013
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London production duo Chase & Status demonstrate once again their diverse sound with the latest album Brand New Machine. This track is more breakbeat heavily influenced by 90s techno, stepping aside from their previous bass/dubstep, and features the soulful house-style vocals of Moko.

Posted: 23/10/2013
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After a breakthrough year on the scene, Jake Bugg returned last month with this broad comeback single. Shifting the folkiness of his debut record to more of a heavy guitar sound. It’s the first offering from his forthcoming new album Shangri La which he recorded (at that exact location) with legendary super-producer Rick Rubin.

It’s been pretty much a year since London-based band Cheatahs caught attention with their track The Swan and following some low-key releases online earlier this year comes this return single Cut The Grass. A debut album is expected as the year closes via Wichita Recordings.

Posted: 17/10/2013
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Unstoppable brother duo Disclosure slow down the tempo with this electronic pop featuring the soothing vocals of Hannah Reid of London Grammar. It is the latest single to be taken from their all killer, no filler album Settle. It also ties in with London Grammar’s debut album release.

Posted: 15/10/2013
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