Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Primary 1 is Joe Flory, a British synthpop producer who is making waves with the upcoming release of his début Album. Known for his remixes of the likes of Memory Tapes he is set to be exposed to a mass audience with his tour support slot with Ellie Goulding. He bridges the gap between DIY electronica and synth pop effortlessly and there could be big things on the horizon.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Givers are like some magic happy bus ride into the stars. They are kind of a cross between Dirty Projectors/a years supply of poppers/Vampire Weekend. It's very happy. Happy happy happy. The feel-good Louisiana quintet are set to follow up their self-titled ep with a full length release very shortly and the world can only be a sunnier place for it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
There seems to be a great scene going on in LA at the moment. Avi Buffalo are set to release their début album in April and then tour it copiously. This four-piece produce music that harks back to the summer of love. Mesmerising, swirling melodies blend into whirling and spiraling sound. In the whole LA movement these guys stand one of the better chances of breaking out onto a larger stage.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Magic Kids are a warm slice of better times. When families were...erm..families and the sun shone 27 hours every day. These kids are too happy by half and why shouldn't they be. Currently on tour with girls and The Smith Westerns and newly signed to True Panda, expect and incredibly happy album out of them before the end of the year.
Lissie Maurus is probably about 40 years behind the times. She produces a smokey 70s alt-country which instantly catches your ear. Hailing from the banks of the Mississippi, her debut release, Why You Runnin', release in the US brought her to the attention of several publications and garnered much critical praise. While comparisons with the like of Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde are bound to be made, her début album due this summer is set to show that she has her own distinct place.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
The Delta Mirror are a trio from LA who produce hauntingly down-tempo music. Each song is set in a different room of a hospital and it does kind of bring into mind The Antlers but on a much more experimental level. Machines That Listen, their debut EP, is set to drop imminently and has enough about it to stand out from the pack.