Less is More – Son of William Strip Everything back to Basics with New EP “Colour of Love”

The continuing appreciation of folk music as an artform is, though surprising, extremely gratifying. In an age when voices and instruments are buried beneath suffocating layers of protools and effects, it's perhaps understandable that there would be a counter reaction of some form, a musical style which relied on anything but techno-wizardry. https://soundcloud.com/user-691338436/dear-old-acquaintance/s-5Ybu8 Son of …

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Hope Lovina – Wifey

Hope Lovina is the latest singer to emerge who leans on the Sean Paul-influenced sub-genre of bashment to create a sound which could scarcely be more 'now' but seems relentlessly sunny. Camden market might not be the most glamorous location to film a music video, but it feels quite apt  that such a resolutely British location …

From Hawaii With Love! Paradise’s Premiere Pop Band, Kukahi

Although it’s the 50th State, in all other respects, Hawaii feels as distant and exotic as it’s possible to be. From flowery garlands to the reflection of lava flows on mist-covered swamps, it’s known for its mystical qualities and permanently cheery inhabitants – less so for its musical output. Enter Kūkahi, a Hawaiian native who has …

Ben Ridley – Sing!

Ben Ridley’s debut album, Sing, is tantalisingly close to release, a bewildering almost cinematic stroll through New York streets, or at least those of Brighton. From the jaunty bounce of the album’s first single release, Dancing Mood, to the plaintive falsetto confessional, I’m Only Dreaming, it’s a strange beast in many ways, but never less …

Ben Ridley Embraces His Pop Influences As He Releases New Single ‘Dancing Mood’

  Classically trained pianist and composer Ben Ridley has built up his career from a different perspective to the one he has now, aiming to break the mainstream with his Randy Newman styled Pop Career. With a catchy melody, funky rhythm and a fun message attached to it, "Dancing Mood" is a fantastically executed piece. …

Broken Hearts via Broken Islands

One of the most affecting albums you'll hear all year, Broken Island's debut long-player, Wars, is a magical combination of jagged guitars, trip-hop-esque beats and golden vocals. Hailing from Vancouver, remote even by Canadian standards, they combine the flag-waving gloom of Joy Division but with a Sigur Ros level of ethereal orchestration and ambition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PSVcOc8aUs