Track Of The Day

Track Of The Day: Hockeysmith – Hesitate

by Nina Bertok

Is it indie rock? Is it techno? Who knows. It’s a bit of both and it sounds damn good. Building a reputation as one of the UK’s most intriguing and distinctive new bands, the sister…



Track Of The Day: The Trouble With Templeton – Heavy Lifting

by Nina Bertok

If the rest of the album is anything like its first single Heavy Lifting, Australian quintet The Trouble With Templeton have got one massively impressive debut full-length on their hands. Layered with melancholy riffs throughout...

Track Of The Day: Hauschka – Agdam

by Nina Bertok

Named after the city of Agdam, which was destroyed in the 1993 Nagorno-Karabakh War in Azerbaijan, German composer and experimentalist Hauschka brings us one of the more fascinating videos so far this year to provide...

Track Of The Day: M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble

by Nina Bertok

M.I.A. makes her directorial debut on the new video for the track Double Bubble Trouble… and what can we say – it’s typical M.I.A. Featuring a cameo from co-producers of the song, The Partysquad, the...

Track Of The Day: Nat Johnson – Dog

by John Murphy

She may not have the media profile of a Jarvis Cocker or Alex Turner, but in her own quiet, understated way, Nat Johnson has been a steady part of Sheffield’s music culture over the last...

Track Of The Day: Arcade Fire – We Exist

by Nina Bertok

In the video for the third single off Arcade Fire’s latest album Reflektor, you get to see Spidey like you’ve never seen him before. By Spidey we mean Amazing Spiderman 2 star Andrew Garfield, and...

Camden Crawl 2014: Final line-up confirmed

by Helen Clarke

There’s just six weeks to go before north London staple the Camden Crawl returns after a year’s break. Acts are still being added to the bill; the capital’s Dry The River will be previewing tracks from...

Track Of The Day: Bright Light Bright Light – I Believe

by Nina Bertok

How in the world could anyone not like this song? I Believe hits your eardrums in a big, loud and happy way right off the bat and leaves you feeling like life is, indeed, pretty...

Mercury Rev to play Deserter’s Songs at Green Man 2014

by Helen Clarke

Mercury Rev have been announced as the Saturday headliners for this year’s Green Man festival, which will see them play their classic 1998 album, Deserter’s Songs, in its entirety. It’s hard to imagine a better...

Track Of The Day: La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

by Nina Bertok

You can just as easily picture Beth Ditto from Gossip wailing over La Roux’s new song Let Me Down Gently as you can vocalist Elly Jackson – but either way this track marks a fine...

Track Of The Day: Róisín Murphy – In Sintesi

by Nina Bertok

Following on from the first single Ancora Tu from her forthcoming six-track EP Mi Senti, the second single from sometime Moloko singer Róisín Murphy is called In Sintesi and it’s impressive for more than one...

Track Of The Day: The Black Smock Band – I Wish

by Michael Hubbard

Billed as “A band of merry mischief making folk lovers that enjoy making music, drinking real ale and getting the audience to sing louder than the band,” London based folkies The Black Smock Band –...

Track Of The Day: Courtney Love – You Know My Name

by Nina Bertok

There’s always going to be plenty of negative opinions about anything Courtney Love does because… she’s Courtney Love. But if the haters could just for a moment put their personal opinions aside and actually talk...

Track Of The Day: Chrissie Hynde – You Or No One

by Nina Bertok

Considering the length of Chrissie Hynde’s music career – we’re talking decades here – it’s amazing to think that Stockholm marks her debut as a solo artist. The Pretenders frontwoman has joined forces with Bjorn...

Track Of The Day: Sébastien Tellier – L’Adulte

by Nina Bertok

A Brazilian track via a Frenchman – who else but Sébastien Tellier could pull off something like this and make it sound nothing short of brilliant. Recently signed to Because for his forthcoming sixth album...

Track Of The Day: The Sunshine Underground – Finally We Arrive

by Nina Bertok

It’s been a while since we heard from these guys – about five years, to be precise, ever since 2009’s Nobody’s Coming To Save You – and it’s good to see The Sunshine Underground back...

Track Of The Day: Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again

by Nina Bertok

Apparently a recent night out together in Bergen inspired production duo Röyksopp and Swedish pixie electro-pop princess Robyn to create a five-track mini-album, Do It Again, due out next month. Do It Again is the...

Sounds From The Other City celebrates 10 years

by Helen Clarke

Sounds from The Other City celebrates a decade of showcasing some of the best new music, with a packed day of events at venues along Salford’s Chapel Street, on Bank Holiday Sunday. As you’d expect...

Roundhouse launches new Summer Sessions series

by Helen Clarke

Jonny Greenwood, Sinead O’Connor, Chilly Gonzalez, Imogen Heap and Penguin Café are among the acts announced for a brand new arts festival at the Roundhouse. The Summer Sessions includes a world premiere live-scoring of There Will Be Blood,...

Track Of The Day: Nick Mulvey – Meet Me There

by Nina Bertok

There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the upcoming release of Nick Mulvey’s debut album, out on 12 May. The singer-songwriter has been getting a lot of attention lately, especially since leaving his old band...

Track Of The Day: Hercules And Love Affair – I Try To Talk To You (feat. John Grant)

by Nina Bertok

It’s a pretty brave act for any artist to pour their heart and soul out into a track and release it for the rest of the world to judge. The fact that 2014 BRIT Award...