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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 […] 

Blonde Summer – Slow Days Fast Company

LA’s Blonde Summer have a new EP called ‘High Times’ which will undoubtedly be reported on at a later date but for tonight this song is everything to me. As you can probably guess it is infused with a 90’s […] 

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Black

You can probably now tell where we’re at in terms of our nightly viewing thanks to this song which so perfectly contrasted with the mayhem and countless twist and turns of the preceding visuals. Would never have guessed who it […] 

Outfit – Thank God I Was Dreaming

Although the central hook is one step shy of fantastically memorable the surrounding electro/vocal patter is gorgeous. And this from a Liverpool band that certainly lean on an 80’s template without ever descending into sticky pastiche like many of their […] 

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