New music

Settle Down (or not)

No Doubt. Such memories. The band are an essential part of my musical biography, from the dulcit tones of Don’t Speak to the undoubted career highlight that was Return of Saturn. Gwen was an emblem of a strong woman, she looked fantastic and the whole group introduced me to the idea of ska (in the […]

Bibio’s Lovers’ Carvings (Bruno Be & Eddie M remix)

British born Bibio was thrown onto the world stage when his song ‘Lovers’ Carvings’ featured on a Google commercial for Project Glass, and just like the Apple effect – it became a huge hit. This remix by Bruno Be and Eddie M adds a distinct ‘driving in the sunshine’ feel. Bookmark for June.

Simian Mobile Disco unveils ‘Put Your Hands Together’ plus video

Simian Mobile Disco is about to drop a new album, called Unpatterns, on May 14th. The track ‘Seraphim’ has already been leaked, and there’s already been a video for ‘Cerulean’, but here’s a third teaser for ‘Put Your Hands Together’. Responding to comments on the YouTube upload of the video for the song, the band says that: Since people are asking […]

Betweenager from Motorcycle Display Team

Yesterday I was sent a link to Motorcycle Display Team’s new album, Captatio Benevolentiae (which according to lead singer Steven Hinds is a term in rhetoric to describe the opening salvo of a public address intended to win over an audience). It’s interesting for me to listen to it because MDT’s stuff doesn’t fall necessarily into any of the […]