BJP is a dizzying spectrum of electronic synthesis and aggressively effected saxophone that comes together in a form of compelling avant-garde jazz.
ALASKALASKA – Meateater
Combining natty and topical songwriting with layers of musical depth, ALASKALASKA have managed to bring something new to contemporary indie pop with Meateater.
KOKOROKO – Uman
Uman is an exciting preview of KOKOROKO’s upcoming EP and is a masterful celebration of afrobeat, where jazz and funk combine into something magical.
Delta Sleep – Dotwork
From their latest album Ghost City, Dotwork is awash with peppy technicality from the Brighton based band that write and perform with sheer creativity and flair.
Yumi Zouma – Persephone
To start a new year, I delve back into an album released just over a year ago from electro-pop ex-pats Yumi Zouma. Persephone is the sort of wide eyed songwriting that can’t help but feel hopeful and spacious. Wonderfully dreamy, and with just the right amount of groove.
Babeheaven – November
I’ve been listening to the dark trip-hop meets indie of November from Babeheaven. The latest from the sparse catalogue of releases from this west London based band.
Laura Misch – I Adore
Two versions of Laura Misch’s I Adore recorded two year apart show the progression and evolution of this talented South East London multi-instrumentalist.
Vulfpeck – Disco Ulysses
From the ridiculously tight rhythm section that is Vulfpeck, I’ve been listening to Disco Ulysses (Instrumental).
Kadhja Bonet – Second Wind
Deeply personal and rich with soulful melody – I’ve been listening to Second Wind from Kadhja Bonet’s latest album Childqueen, which melds sweeping strings and her signature vocal stylings into a soundtrack that is full of both beauty and wonder.
Ruby Haunt – A Quiet Evening
Understated and chillingly beautiful, Ruby Haunt’s A Quiet Evening blends distant vocals with layers of colourful synthesis.