Downbeat, dramatic pop-rap from the Mercury Prize-nominee. A convincing exploration of the frustration of writer's block.
Niki and the Dove
Flamboyant, Björk-influenced pop. Minimalist beats sit behind a solid arrangement that mixes synths and Tom Waits-esque oddball percussion.
Noisy, upbeat punk rock'n'roll from San Diego's favourite sons. Kids do the whole angsty-vocal-over-upbeat-music thing so well.
Despite having the blandest name in rock, this one-man band makes simple bedsit-ballads that jerk the tears.
Toddla T ft Roots Manuva
Watch Me Dance
Roots's distinctive tight-but-slurred vocals fit perfectly with Toddla T's slap-bass-heavy backing track.
L-Vis 1990 ft Javeon McCarthy
Lost in Love
Fans of Chromeo will enjoy this slick electro-funk cut. The 'Neon Dreams' LP, from which this track is taken, is released in November.
Joan as Policewoman
Chemmie mixes laid-back Philly soul with sultry vocals.
Disco Club Layla
Pulsing hip-hop featuring lyrics that are humorously symbolic and nonsensical.
Swimming Through Sunlight
Despite the jokey band-name, this is fiercely unironic rock.Reuse content