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(Great Escape 2015 flavoured!) MP3(s) of the Day #867 (and more!): Honne

By on Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 10:00 am

Electro soul and r&b duo Honne (introduced on TGTF last summer) have just been announced as one of the 150 or so acts for the Great Escape 2015 in Brighton in May. Following on from ace debut single ‘Warm on a Cold Night’, the duo have returned with ‘All in the Value’, a similarly chill track but this time, it’s about questioning a relationship (“I want you to really want it too / ‘cos it’s all in the value / I need you to really need it too / ‘cos it’s all in the value”). Watch the video below and if you like this track, you can get both ‘All in the Value’ and ‘The Night’ free from the band’s Web site



MP3 of the Day #866: Best Friends

By on Wednesday, 14th January 2015 at 10:00 am

Sheffield surf / garage rock purveyors Best Friends have signed to FatCat Records and to celebrate, they’re giving away a track for absolutely nothing. ‘Shred Til You’re Dead’ is the first taster of their forthcoming debut album, which is expected to be released later this year. Have a listen to the happy, peppy song below and if you like it, download it for your very own.


(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #322: Brolin

By on Thursday, 8th January 2015 at 12:00 pm

Brolin describes himself on his Soundcloud page as “a bedroom producer, self-taught, self-analysing, into beats, space and melody”, though his music abilities also stretch to vocals, songwriting and remixing. The London-based artist has gathered a large online fanbase and has built up a strong reputation for his formidable live shows, despite choosing to keep his identity concealed with a mask (so that people focus on his music, supposedly).

Further adding to Brolin’s mysterious nature was the accompanying music video for his debut single ‘NYC’, which displayed vintage clips of the Big Apple. Released in October 2012, the track received airplay from Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, as well as 6Music and XFM. Almost a year later, Brolin launched the ‘Cundo’ EP. ‘Reykjavik’, the lead single from the extended play, was co-produced with electronic artist Luke Abbott and producer David Pye (whose credits include Dido, Faithless and Wild Beasts). This was closely followed by the release of the ‘Portland’ EP a few months later, to coincide with Brolin supporting electronic producer Gold Panda on his UK tour.

Brolin continued to put out new music in 2014 with the launch of his ‘Flags’ and ‘Swim Deep’ extended plays. The lead singles from each of the EPs is expected to feature on his debut album, which is currently pencilled in for a 2015 release. The year also saw Brolin collaborating with a number of UK underground stars, including FTSE, Raffertie and South London Ordnance, as well as producing remixes for the likes of Chloe Howl and Lulu James.

Watch this space as 2015 looks set to be a big year for Brolin. The masked artist is set to release his debut album and is also lined up for a number of festival appearances, which includes a set at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas, in the middle of March. For a free mixtape from the man, visit his Bandcamp.


Video of the Moment #1705 (and more!): THUMPERS feat. Jena Malone

By on Tuesday, 16th December 2014 at 6:00 pm

London synthpop duo THUMPERS have a pretty simplistic promo for ‘Devotee’, their collaboration with American actress Jena Malone, who they met and befriended on their last visit to Los Angeles. (Is it just me, or does Malone sound a bit like LDR on this?) The video is also a collaboration, seeing the three of them ham it up unpretentiously for the cameras. Watch the promo below.

Want a free copy of the ‘Get Together’ EP starring Malone, Chloe Howl, Blood Red Shoes and Sun Club? Visit THUMPERS’ official Web site, where you can have it in exchange for your email address.



(Holiday!) MP3 of the Day #865: Verses

By on Friday, 12th December 2014 at 10:00 am

Brighton rock band Verses have recorded a cover version of Wizzard’s ’70s holiday hit ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day’. And they want you to have it for free! How nice are they?

Listen to the cover and grab it for your very own below.


(Charity / Holiday! ) MP3 of the Day #864: The Lost Brothers

By on Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 10:00 am

The Lost Brothers have written and recorded an absolutely beautiful song – yes, it’s sad, but sad in the “aww…” heartstring tugging way – called ‘Little Angel’. After listening to it below, you can download it for free from the duo’s SoundCloud, but Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech ask that instead of paying for the song to instead donate to UNICEF to make a child’s life brighter this holiday season. Dig deep, folks!

Stay tuned for the first half of my interview with the bespectacled Leech coming your way in an hour; the second half will post tomorrow morning.



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