Yoke Lore – Goodpain

It took me far longer than I’d care to admit to work out exactly how the rhythm of the four beats used to pull you into this newbie from Yoke Lore worked but, having finally cracked the rhythmic code, I can safely say I’m glad I stuck it out because it leads to an electronic blinder that’ll…

Cloves – California Numb

All the leaves aren’t yet brown and the skies are far from grey, but somehow I’m still dreaming of California and it’s probably all Cloves fault. I’m not giving her any hassle for it, it’s more a nuisance that I keep moving my neck like I’m a right bundle of sass because of her cracking new tune.…

Milo’s Planes – Fidget In Paralysis

In less than the time it takes me to work out where the buzzing of my alarm is coming from every morning, Milo’s Planes have smashed the doors down, ransacked the whole place and left a nice little present on my desk. No, it isn’t a turd – it’s their new(ish) single which clocks in at 81…

Colour Of Spring – Love

Well isn’t this just lovely? Don’t you just love it? Love is a many splendid thing, or however that line from Moulin Rouge goes. Not ashamed to say that I enjoyed the film, though I don’t think I’m quite as proud of that as I am of my burning desire for Leeds shoegazers Colour Of Spring.…

Get Inuit – All My Friends

Jamie Glass might just be my new favourite person in the world. Sorry, mum. As he clowns around through the visuals for the latest storming track by his effervescent outfit Get Inuit I feel like I’ve found something of a kindred spirit. Well, either that or I’ve got a full-blown man crush – jury is out on…

Shit Girlfriend – Mummy’s Boy / I Don’t Wanna Die

Sometimes not giving a fuck is absolutely great. That’s exactly the laid-back, let’s just have some fucking fun approach Laura-Mary Carter (Blood Red Shoes) and Natalie Chahal (Natalie Bang Bang) have adopted as Shit Girlfriend. They came up with the project whilst eating Tacos outside the Playboy Mansion in L.A on Valentines Day and are…

Nilüfer Yanya – Golden Cage

London-based 21-year-old Nilüfer Yanya isn’t a new artist on my radar, quite the opposite in fact. It’s been clear to me for a while now just how fantastic she is. A point very much emphasised during a recent trip to Snowdonia when I tuned into her Maida Vale session with Huw Stephens on Radio 1,…