Letters To Fiesta unveil a delightful, Steve Mushin-directed video for Vampires in anticipation of their EP release next week.
GEMS are back with another dark (and really damn sexy) track, “Medusa”. It’s amazing, obviously. There’s also an EP of the same name.
Yet another great band from Manchester appears in the guise of synth-pop four-piece Letters To Fiesta, here to give Kate Bush a run for her money.
Pittsburgh trio Badboxes knock out infectious, multi-layered synth-pop with a strong side of sass (and sax). It’s irresistibly good.
Alpine’s gravity-defying video for “Gasoline” will make you ache for summer sun.
Bayou joins the likes of Amateur Best and Jai Paul at the front of a new wave of London-based crooners, and looks set to go straight to the top of the pile.
We have our first taste of Cosmo Sheldrake’s new material in the form of “The Fly”, featuring the sound of slates smashing in the Welsh mountains.
Cosmo Sheldrake is every bit as eccentric an Englishman as his name suggests, blending folk and hip-hop with a tremendous talent for experimentation.
It looks like Boards Of Canada are going to be releasing some new material, and they’ve announced it in the most fittingly cryptic way possible.
Digits channels his inner John Carpenter in a surreal and strangely terrifying video for “Street Violence”.
Torres performs an even more stripped-back version of “November Baby” for Yours Truly. Includes cello for bonus awesome.
We talk Sharon Van Etten, branching into synth-pop, and hiding under your hat with Nashville’s Torres.
We had a Skype chat with MØ, and discussed how it’s been working with the likes of Ronni Vindahl and MS MR, the surreal experience of riding the buzz-wave, and, of course, her musical roots in the Spice Girls.
Night Panther heard you liked synths, so they came to make love to your ears with “Lioness”.
Woman’s Hour conjure up sensuous R&B with the multi-layered intricacy of the likes of My Morning Jacket and Wild Beasts.