Lilting, soaring and generally wonderful.
Lo-spec grumblewave from Washington (USA state, not Tyne & Wear).
Introspective and beautiful psychpop.
Beautiful, minimalist electronic quasi-folk from multi-instumentalist / singer / composer Sigrún.
Apologies for the dead air, have been off earning my keep and doing other things. Back now though, with some awesomedirge Brazilian shoegaze because why not.
Noisy, punky, synthy goodness from LA.
Dreamy, sun-drenched LA synth pop.
You don't get another Aretha Franklin. Rest in peace.
Lazy strings and lamentation of things past. Slightly Pulp-y.
Latin-infused dance music from Hong Kong. Obviously.
Atmospheric, sinister, off-kilter electro from Geneva.
"Skyline" - Captain Süün
Dirgy Bristolian (Bristolite?) psychsurf.
"Short Court Style" - Natalie Prass
Glittering perfect pop that harks back to a simpler time. (March).
"Cigarette Lighter" - Mellah
Timely, angular pop deployment from Souff Lahndan's Mellah.
"Plastic Hamburgers" - Fantastic Negrito
Good old fashioned blues rock, done good. Ticks all the boxes.
"Tell Me" - Mesadorm
This has been out as a single since late last year, but somehow the agorithms missed it until the album rolled round. Sparse, joyous, dramatic, electronica-y (and occasionally very slightly Björk-ïsh-ësque).
"Extinct" - Scuba
A lovely techno, of the old school.
"Wot2Do" - Sock
Reverb-drenched fruity psychadelia-twang. From South Wales. Obviously.
"Permanent" - Daniel Blumberg
A fabulously broken and wrong grunge waltz deployment.
"Love Said (Let's Go)" - 77:78
Really not bad for a song that consists entirely of the chord progression from behind the guitar solo in "Light My Fire".
"Hunan Garden Takeout" - Pan Amsterdam
At last my dual loves of narrative rap and Chinese food meet.
"True Blue" - Islamiq Grrrls & oOoOO
Detuned pianos and dirty twang can't stop this being utterly beautiful.
"One Lung" - Queen Kwong
Sweaty girl punk poet noises.
"1000 Whispers" - Warmduscher
It's basically music for the arrivals lounge in Hell, but I love it.
"Soft Power" - Tropical Fuck Storm
Back from a brief period of soaking up UV, let's kick off with these wonderfully dissonant Melburnians.