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Here we have , bringing into focus the scope of their project with this video. Live at Maida Vale for Rob Da Bank’s show, the core duo added their live band and further backing singers and instruments to give us this awesomely full and rich version of ‘Time’. This is great.

Ian

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This cheeky new track, Sometimes from Oscar is full of energy and fun city vibes making it the perfect thing to wake up to on a Saturday morning.

Sounding rather like an upbeat Baxter Dury the art student/ bedroom producer has also been likened to Blur and more specifically frontman Damon Albarn for his distinctly London tones and music that tows the line between quirky fun and melancholia. He’s just announced the release of his new EP 146b which you can grab on May 4th via Brown Rice, an imprint of SmallTown SuperSound.

Emma

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Any amount of time is too long to wait for anything released by Teleman in my humble opinion and the 2nd of June seems like ages away! But if that’s how long we have to wait for their hotly anticipated debut, out on Moshi Moshi, at least we can appease ourselves with this circusy new track, 23 Floors Up and it’s dream-like accompanying video.

Luckily the band are touring in May and are topping off the launch of their album, ‘Breakfast’ with a few festi’s in the Summer with Field Day, Green Man and Wilderness all on the bill.

Emma

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If strangely uplifting Scando-pop is your thing then you should definitely put the 5th of May in your diary as it marks the release of Frida Sundemo’s brand new EP, ‘Lit Up Neon’.

If a whole month is too long to wait to get your fix of her sugary vocals then feast your ears on this new track, Drawn To You out on Best Fit Recordings. Bittersweet like the end of a 1980’s feelgood movie, the big synths and shimmering electo-pop is a surefire mood improver.

Emma

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Watch Sky Ferreria perform 'I Blame Myself' on Jimmy Fallon last night and see a pop star with a little more fragility than you’d expect. Hiding behind sunglasses, Ferreria sing the self-analysing, melancholy pop track perfectly. The song - with an 80’s introspective feel - could easily be the product of a Twin Peaks character, complete with a great voice, thrust into the lime light. For us, it marks a wholly more suitable kind of roll-model for the youth of today, than most of the current crop of sexualised teens - although I’m not sure about that album cover.

Ian