Wovoka Gentle tease their debut album with the latest instalment – Tell ‘Em, Makoto! A gloriously unorthodox folk song from a band who allow their creativity to spill across musical boundaries with sheer theatricality.
Barrie – Canyons
Dreamy art-pop and hypnotic grooves from Brooklyn based five piece Barrie as they prepare for the release of debut album Happy To Be Here.
Bill Laurance – HAL
A visceral analysis on the relationship between organic piano and inorganic synthesis, HAL sees Bill Laurance pivot on his jazz and classical influences once again.
Hippo – BJP
BJP is a dizzying spectrum of electronic synthesis and aggressively effected saxophone that comes together in a form of compelling avant-garde jazz.
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.
Moses Boyd ft. Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua – Frontline
From London’s premier percussionist Moses Boyd comes Frontline. High energy, frenetic and steeped with Afro-Caribbean jazz influence.
Hypophora – Spires
Alt-rock can sometimes feel a little stagnant or cliched amongst up and coming bands. Hypophora’s brand of melodic post-hardcore is anything but, with Spires providing an exciting glimpse of the album to come.
Laurel – Same Mistakes
This week I’ve been listening to the Southampton born and now East London based DIY artist Laurel, with her latest release Same Mistakes. A veritable one-woman band, with crunchy guitar and raw vocals.