Category Archive: Music

Debut Albums of 2013

Palma Violets This is the indie guitar band that the NME have been waiting for. Likened to the Libertines and signed to the same Rough Trade label, they will be the band that… Continue reading

Albums of 2012

3. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man With her first two albums earning Mercury Prize nominations, Bat For Lashes returned in 2012 with her third album, the beautifully crafted Haunted Man. Not… Continue reading

Peace – Bloodshake

Peace have already attracted a strong following with their frantic live shows which have involved setting off fireworks, painting a 10ft peace logo on the outside of a venue and impressive support dates… Continue reading

Youth Lagoon – 17

Youth Lagoon is the musical project of Californian Trevor Powers. This track, 17, is taken from the debut album ‘The Year of Hibernation’ released nearly a year ago. The album blends together ambient… Continue reading

The xx – Chained

The xx have revealed another track that will appear on their second album ‘Coexist’. Announced today on their official website, ‘Chained’ will be the second track on the album which is released in… Continue reading

Lucy Rose – Bikes

  Lucy Rose is pressing on with¬†preparations¬†for her debut album in September, with the release of new single ‘Bikes’. Those of you who are well aware of Lucy’s talent may recognise the track,… Continue reading

The xx photo reel

The xx : New album ‘Coexist’ will surface 10th September

Lucy Rose – Lines

Lucy Rose is a singer songwriter, who came to fame singing with Bombay Bicycle Club on their albums ‘Flaws’ and ‘A Different Kind of Fix’. She now has an album of her own arriving in September after extensive touring in the last year.

The song ‘Lines’ showcases all of Lucy Rose’s talent with beautiful, soft vocal harmonies shining through her well crafted guitar parts. The song has found its way onto the Radio 1 playlist, although Lucy herself is already shying away from any limelight cast on her.

Her debut album ‘Like I Used to’ is released September 24th

Howler – ‘This Ones Different’

An American band signed to the iconic indie label Rough Trade, Howler are every bit the a gritty rock and roll band. With most of the industry still buzzing around the Vaccines, this band have almost falling on deaf ears despite full backing from NME. But his works to Howlers advantage as they’re music is yet to be spoilt by Nike blazer wearing 14 year olds with they’re baseball caps.

This song is the stand out from they’re debut album ‘America Give Up’. Short snappy guitars with plenty of attitude, you can tell the band have real talent. Music isn’t about industry and radio hype, enjoy this band while they’re still unspoilt!

Daughter – Youth

Anyone who has seen this years Tour de France TV advert on ITV4 will have heard this track playing over a cycling montage. The track comes from female artist Daughter and is taken from her Wild Youth EP

Signed to the Communion label that boasts Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka as its recent success stories, Daughter creates simple guitar lead songs with emotional depth and surging, climactic momentum.

The Shutes – Echo of Love

I’m in danger of this blog becoming solely for cycling, and as good as that may be, it wasn’t my initial intention!

So here’s a song.

You may or may not have heard this song buzzing around in the last couple of months. It’s the lead track from The Shutes latest EP (also titled ‘Echo of Love’). There’s plenty of tracks on youtube if you want to delve deeper, but for a band still yet to release their debut album, this song hints that the Isle of Wight group are really finding their way.

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