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Novo Amor – From Gold

There are Bon Iver comparisons, for good reason, but that sometimes cabin dwelling resident has never inspired a deep grá like Novo Amor is going to be party to. ‘Feels Gold’ is just perfect, emotional and immediate that builds through […] 

Cinerama – Because I’m Beautiful

I won’t have a word said against Spotify because for one thing it helps me put off the day when I head loftwards and deboxify every one of the several thousand CD’s I bought during a time when free music […] 

First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

With real life orchestral sounds courtesy of their move to a major label Stockholm siblings Klara and Johanna Söderberg appear to be about to move up to the next level. And the lead song from upcoming album ‘Stay Gold’ throws […] 

Mac DeMarco – Blue Boy

Sounds like it should be playing in the reception of the main drink emporium at a white sandy resort doesn’t it? Yep and you your Lei wearing self could just afford a slinky hip movement such is its soporific charms. […] 

Phoenix – S.O.S. In Bel Air

In terms in pure pop this is distilled to 100% purity. Like what you’d get if you took the extremities of goodness from Two Door Cinema Club and added a zing of extra special something. Of course Phoenix have been […] 

Daniel Avery – Drone Logic

Not what you’d call typical Sunday music fare but then you nor I are a guard or a nurse so this could be the start of a brilliant weekend for some. And boy does this ‘Rez’ (Underworld) sounding beauty do […] 

Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost

The only trouble with ‘Her Ghost’ is that it doesn’t stay around for long enough, spiriting itself away until you return once more. Working really well as soothing background music this little St. Etienne recaller has more than enough to […] 

Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

I doubt Sam Herring ever fishes for compliments, he just doesn’t seem to be that type of guy. And his band are the perfect template for building it up slowly, letting talent work its magic until one day the world […] 

Cat Dowling – The Believer

This is blistering stuff from Cat Dowling who appears to be channelling Sharon Van Etten on the title track of her LP from last year ‘The Believer’. And while that might lead to many an eye roll given the standing […] 

Soko – We Might Be Dead Tomorrow

Although positively ancient in the context of these internet times (it was first released in 2012) Soko’s ‘We Might Be Dead Tomorrow’ has still stirred a decent amount of interest thanks to its promo video and Soko herself Stéphanie Sokolinski’s […] 

Shoreline Is – Parts Per Million

Not content with producing one of the best football teams in Europe Dortmund also appears adept at challenging the cream of the continents dreampop acts with Shoreline Is. The follow-up to the band’s incandescent debut ‘Deal Kindly’ (they have a […] 

The Pickled Onions – Please Please

This is so reminiscent of the Clientele, or at least how I remembered how the Clientele sounded, that I actually went back to several tracks from ‘Strange Geometry’ to make sure it wasn’t too much of a leap. And you […] 

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