Holy Boy is the new project from Norwegian-born, LA based, Helene Alexandra Jaeger, who has had support from the likes of The AV Club, The Sunday Times and The 405, under previous outfit ‘Her Royal Harness’. Recorded and produced with the acclaimed Ben Hillier (The Horrors, Depeche Mode, Blur) at The Pool Studios in London 2016, her new EP is an ominous, metaphysical arrangement out June 6th via Native Habitat. The first single to be released from it is the dark, brooding piece ‘Lay Your Hands’. More »

While the last Kompakt offering from legendary Russian synthesists SCSI-9 dates back to 2008, when the duo released their album “Easy As Down”, co-founder and techno/house virtuoso ANTON KUBIKOV kept himself busy cultivating his own label Pro-Tez Records – and establishing a career as solo artist with a clear penchant for dub-infused soundscapes and ambient music. WHATNESS is Kubikov’s first solo full-length under his proper name, weaving airy and iridescent sonic tapestry that takes up where his excellent contributions to our Pop Ambient compilations left off. 
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Blood Command have premiered their new video for ‘(The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds’ with Metal Hammer. More »

Formed 5 years ago but playing music together going back as long as 15 years ago, Miss Lucid have created their 5 track, self-titled debut record, due for release in April 3rd on Fat Hippy Records. The debut single, ‘The Beast’ was unleashed on March 6th and they will also have some live dates that will be announced imminently. Luckily I got my hands on the full album for review! More »

It’s the new record from Moshi Moshi signings Happyness, who are releasing the follow-up to their acclaimed cult hit debut album, ‘Weird Little Birthday’, on April 7th this year. This new album “Write In” was recorded in their studio, right above a now-demolished old book shop, and is said take in a much wider range of influences, highlighting many new sides to the band’s song writing style. With the band only gaining more steam and heading for promising things by all accounts, it was only right that this little piglet here got her hands on it for a listen to see what all the hype is about!

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Peter Murphy was the vocalist of the renowned rock group Bauhaus and has also made ten solo albums, the most recent being the Youth produced ‘Lion’, released in 2014. More »

Following last year’s release of her critically acclaimed second album “Black Terry Cat”, NYC’s Xenia Rubinos has announced live dates in the UK and Europe for April / May. More »

Diet Cig will be releasing their debut album Swear I’m Good At Thison April 7th (Frenchkiss) and in advance of its’ release they share a new single in album highlight “Barf Day.”  The track, which was spun first by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show, premiered via Stereogum who note, “The delightfully titled “Barf Day” (embodies) what makes the pair’s upcoming debut Swear I’m Good At This so enthralling: the featherweight garage grit, Luciano’s subversive sincerity, and bandmate Noah Bowman’s fist-pumping percussion…Against all odds, Diet Cig are coming of age on their own terms.”

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London’s Mt. Wolf have seen support in recent months from the likes of The IndependentIndie ShuffleWonderland and more, all alongside the ambitious, 6 minute + “The Electric”, the first single from their upcoming debut LP. More »

Having received critical acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, Daniel P Carter, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and with a string of live shows supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in their wake, today, Loom have announced the details for their highly anticipated debut album. Two years in the making, Loom’s 10 track self-titled debut features the bands previous singles ‘Hate’ and ‘Bleed On Me’ along with eight brand new tracks. More »

Split between Atlanta and the remote northern parts of Sweden – commonly known as Sápmi, the hip-hop meets electro-pop trio Blänk are currently getting ready to release their third album ‘Weary Soul’. More »