Recently I reviewed Chungking’s incredible new album, Defender. It was a rave review during which I gave the album very high praise, comparing it to some of the greats, like Goldfrapp and Ladytron. I highly recommend that you read the review before reading the following interview with Chungking’s charismatic lead vocalist, Jessie Banks! But,...Read more
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Back in February, the girls of IV ROX released their Imperfections EP, which peaked at number 12 on the iTunes Pop Chart. To further intrigue fans, the girls set about having some remixes of “Under The Bridge” done, which you can hear below. First is TS7’s mix, which seems to split the difference...Read more
It’s Like You Never Went Away is the stunning debut EP by Goldroom, a DJ who’s been getting some serious accolades as of late. And when you listen to this, you’ll know why. Not only is he a beat maestro, he can write some serious pop tunes to boot. Here, he delivers four...Read more
Little Boots has just unveiled her new video for Better in the Morning, which was premiered by Fader, as you can see above. A lovely video to go with a lovely song, what more can I say? Here’s Little Boots herself on her tour and more: “I’m honoured to have some incredible support acts...Read more
Monarchy's lovely cover of Beck's "Lost Cause" will be on their Re|Vision EP, which will be nine cover versions and a remix. It will be released on the 15th of June. "Lost Cause" was commissioned by Julian Ballestros, a fan who supported the duo through the "choose a...
Chungking released their much-praised debut album We Travel Fast way back in 2003. Their 2007 album Stay Up Forever is a veritable electronica-meets-trip-hop masterpiece. During more recent years the Brighton-based trio — Jessie Banks, Sean Hennessy and Ben Townsend — have worked with Richard X and WARP Records’ Jamie Lidell. Perhaps more impressive...Read more
Special thanks to Maia Kennedy, contributing editor, for her excellent photos. Connect with Maia Kennedy Photography: maiakphotography.com facebook.com/maiakphotography instagram/maiakphotography DAY THREE: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 THE BALLROOM THIEVES Boston’s own band The Ballroom Thieves were formed in 2011. On Facebook they describe the genre of their music as “alternative rock & folkin’ roll.” And they...Read more
Make The Girl Dance is a French group that’s probably best described as danceable electro-pop, though their bio indicates that they’re influenced by things like 60’s French films, hand claps and the Eurythmics. Oh, and Voodoo music! Can’t forget the Voodoo music! Extraball is MTGD’s second album following the hugely successful Everything Is...Read more
Róisín Murphy has been one of the most peculiar figures in modern pop music for several years now. She started off as the frontwoman of Moloko, but soldiered on as a solo artist after the band called it a day. During the next few years, she released two excellent solo albums, Ruby Blue...Read more
In 2013 Eliza Hull released a critically acclaimed EP called The Ghosts You Never Catch. The lead track “Christopher” appeared on MTV’s Awkward — the funniest show on television — and she proceeded to tour with the likes of Owl Eyes, Hayden Calnin and SAFIA. She spent 2014 writing the songs that appear...Read more
Steve Aoki is known for making EDM that’s so heavy and aggressive that it’s practically metal. So, it should come as no surprise that he’s collaborated with Linkin Park on his latest single...
Róisín Murphy's delightful "Exploitation" sounds like the sort of song you'd come down to after being out all night partying at Ibiza or some other electronic dance festival. To that end, it is a wonderful come down song. Somewhat hyperactive, but its anxious beats aren't too...
This one is so good my jaw dropped the first time I listened to it. I've now listened to it three times in a row and I'm still in awe of how superb it is. Which shouldn't surprise me because Todd Terry and Armand Van Helden...
If the tremendously talented Banks made grandiose dance pop songs, they would sound an awful lot like the music of Charlotte OC, who has a similar flair for haunting melodies and insightful lyrics. “If my house was burning / Would you run or stay?” she asks during the lead track “If My House...Read more
Janine and The Mixtape, otherwise known as Janine Foster, started off playing open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was just 14 years old. It wasn’t long before she’d concocted her own unique blend of pop, soul and R&B. She released Dark Mind on her own label, Little Mixtapes Records, back...Read more