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Track Of The Day: Alt-J – Left Hand Free

by Nina Bertok

Those who might have predicted grim things after the departure of Alt-J’s founding member and guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury this year were wrong – damn wrong! On Left Hand Free, the band actually seem to be…



Track Of The Day: Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days

by Nina Bertok

This year indie favourite Zola Jesus made a bold statement to the media in the lead up to her forthcoming album Taiga: “I want to be number one on Billboard”. While the first single Dangerous...

Track Of The Day: Philip Selway – Coming Up For Air

by Nina Bertok

A lot of the time your solo project is inevitably going to sound like your main band – and that’s perfectly okay if that band is Radiohead. It certainly goes for Philip Selway, Radiohead drummer...

Track Of The Day: Grimes – Go

by Nina Bertok

Here comes that track everybody’s been talking about – you know, the one that Grimes wrote exclusively for Rihanna only to get a ‘no thank you’ from the pop star in the end. Well, although...

Track Of The Day: FKA twigs – Two Weeks

by Nina Bertok

Following in Prince’s footsteps when it came to choosing her artist name, FKA twigs (‘formerly known as twigs’) cemented her reputation as the internet’s ‘it’ girl last year as people began to discover her first...

Track Of The Day: Rustie – Raptor

by Nina Bertok

A lot of people have been anticipating this release. A lot. And from the get-go, the first track from Rustie’s forthcoming album, Green Language (out August 25 on Warp), is seriously full-on. Apparently inspired by...

Track Of The Day: Jessie Ware – Tough Love

by Nina Bertok

From the sounds of Tough Love, Jessie Ware’s forthcoming album is about to pick up where the British soulstress left off with 2012’s Devotion. And considering that her debut effort earned her a Mercury Music...

Track Of The Day: Sinead O’Connor – Take Me To Church

by Nina Bertok

Don’t let the new-look Sinead O’Connor fool you – including the WTF-wigs and Britney Spears circa 2003 image – musically the Irish singer is still as quirky and unique musically, not to mention powerful, passionate...

Track Of The Day: Herbert – One Two Three

by Nina Bertok

Known as one of the most forward-thinking producers around today (he’s made music out of an exploding bomb, a shopping list, a club and even a pig), Matthew Herbert is returning to his Herbert moniker...

Track Of The Day: Basement Jaxx – Sereia De Bahia

by Nina Bertok

Basement Jaxx have picked the perfect timing to release a new re-vamped version of their classic Ibiza hit, Mermaid Of Bahia. Sounding every bit the World Cup anthem, the British electronic duo have re-tweaked the...

Track Of The Day: Bear In Heaven – Time Between

by Nina Bertok

It’s been a long two years since we last heard from these guys – since their 2012 album I Love You, It’s Cool – so it’s nice to hear they’ve been making pretty good use...

Track Of The Day: Nils Frahm – Re

by Nina Bertok

When Hungarian director Balazs Simon discovered German pianist and producer Nils Frahm’s stunning 2012 album Screws, he especially fell in love with the track Re – that is the back-story. Not that it matters really...

Track Of The Day: The Antlers – Hotel

by Nina Bertok

Do we detect a theme here? Following on from the first single Palace, The Antlers have now unveiled the second architecturally-inspired instalment from their forthcoming album Familiars, and it’s titled, similarly, Hotel. Taking place in...

Track Of The Day: Jenny Lewis – Just One Of The Guys

by Nina Bertok

Trying hard to fit in, pretending to be one of the boys, the deafening sounds of the biological ticking clock… That and more is what Jenny Lewis is crooning about on the new track Just...

Track Of The Day: Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

by Nina Bertok

In 2010 Caribou released the experimental psych-pop album Swim and four years later, as the first taste off the forthcoming album Our Love, Dan Snaith has just dropped the official single, Can’t Do Without You....

Track Of The Day: Alexis Taylor – Without A Crutch

by Nina Bertok

Wait, is Alexis Taylor going the way of Dallas Green? On the first single from his upcoming solo album Await Barbarians, the angelic vocals, dreamy, gentle, swaying lullaby music and the sentimental lyrics all combine...

Track Of The Day: Adult Jazz – Spook

by Nina Bertok

Warning: The new single from Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz is absolutely not for those with short attention spans. At almost 10 minutes in length, Spook twists and morphs from slow, piano-laden melodies into bursts of...

Track Of The Day: Slow Club – Suffering Me, Suffering You

by Nina Bertok

Indie pop favourites Slow Club seem to be pretty damn determined to steer away from their roots as they move even further into a new direction with new single Suffering Me, Suffering You. Think Etta...

Track Of The Day: DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull

by Nina Bertok

Australian dance-punk duo DZ Deathrays trigger off a bit of a trip down memory lane with their new track and video for Reflective Skull… Even though you’ve probably done it a million times as a...

Track Of The Day: Colleagues – Tears

by Nina Bertok

First of all, Colleagues have picked a great title to go with their new track Tears – it actually sounds like tears on the dancefloor as it’ll either make you dance in joy or cry...

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...