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Matt Black

Matt Stockl From: Windsor, England Black Friday Riot List from young singer songwriter Matt Stockl is a scathing critique of consumerism that falls somewhere between Sleaford Mods and Billy Bragg. While the mainstream music scene becomes...Show More Summary

Velvet Underground

YGHD From: Kingston-upon-Thames, England Kingston-upon-Thames quartet YGHD, which is possibly text speak for Younghood, formed out of the ashes of math rockers Truth About Vegas. Velvet is the only song they've released anywhere and is an astonishingly assured debut. Show More Summary

Beach View

Menace Beach From: Leeds, England Leeds band Menace Beach have today shared their video for 'Tastes Like Medicine', the current single from their debut album Ratworld (see the Devil's review of the album here). The film blends live footage...Show More Summary

Peace in our Time

Belle and Sebastian From: Glasgow, Scotland A word of warning before listening to Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance the new album from Belle and Sebastian, please leave any preconceptions at the door. Before allowing the first chords to drift into your brain forget everything you've ever thought about them, forget every assumption you've ever made. Show More Summary

January Diet

Diet Cig From: New York, United States Scene Sick, the first single from New York duo Diet Cig, could charm the knickers off a nun. It's simple, lovable indie pop that wears it's heart on it's sleeve and it's tongue in it's cheek. They...Show More Summary

Painting by Numbers

Ultimate Painting From: a time capsule planted in the late 1960s UK duo Ultimate Painting aka Mazes' Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls' James Hoare, sound like they've stumbled blinking into the 21st century from a time capsule planted in a flower bed in late 1960s San Francisco. Show More Summary

Beach Boys (and Girls) Today

Menace Beach From: Leeds, England With a name taken from an old Nintendo game where the player controls a skateboarding hero whose girlfriend Bunny has been kidnapped by Demon Dan you'd expect Menace Beach to be a cutesy pop band with electronic leanings. Show More Summary

Wax Idol

Waxahatchee From: Alabama, Texas, United States The last two years have been a creative whirlwind for Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, producing a couple of critically acclaimed albums. Katie however isn't one for resting on her laurels or taking it easy. Show More Summary

Animal Passions

Gilbert Linley From: London, England London composer and musician Gilbert Linley will be familiar to regular readers of the blog, having appeared last year under one of his aliases Aztec Cormorant (New Stuff 27th July 2014). The eccentric...Show More Summary

Only The Real Thing

Only Real From: London, England This got lost in a blur of Christmas decorations, unwrapping presents and pondering the future of music. Late last year Only Real, one of my tips for success in 2014 (The Devil's Tips for 2014 - Second Helping) released the most commercial, more accessible and most upbeat song of his life. Show More Summary

See Slug

Slug From: Sunderland, England Ian Black aka Slug, has announced that his debut album Ripe will be released on Memphis Industries on 13th April. The album will include the mesmerising Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped In Plastic (see Slugging It Out) and Running To Get Past Your Heart which has just edged it's way out into the netesphere. Show More Summary

Sniffing Gloo

Gloo From: Littlehampton, West Sussex, England Blow away the January blues with these noisy little upstarts from Littlehampton punk duo Gloo. They sound like grunge dipped in rocket fuel, one listen and your ears will never be the same again. Listen Visit Gloo - Facebook : Website See Gloo Spoiler

It's Catch Up Time

The past few weeks have been taken up with Christmas and various tips for success in 2015 and I've fallen behind with the inbox. Well tonight it's time to catch up with what I've missed while distracted by all that gift giving and future gazing. Show More Summary

The Devil's Tips for 2015 - Part 2

Here are the second five of my bands/artists to check out in 2015. It's an eclectic mix of genres, styles and styles but what they all have is that je ne sais quoi that makes them stand out bring much needed colour to a jaded and depressingly bland music scene. Show More Summary

The Devil's Tips for 2015 - Part 1

After the past couple of weeks of sharing my favourite band's and artist's tips for 2015 it's time for me to reveal the bands/artists that I'd like to think will dominate the music world in 2015. Some of my initial choices have already...Show More Summary

Tips for 2015 - Silent Sleep

Silent Sleep The final instalment of my favourite bands/artists tips for 2015 come from scouse compatriot Chris McIntosh although you'll know him better as Silent Sleep (or for older readers the singer from 28 Costumes or the driving force behind Hallo I Love You). Show More Summary

Tips for 2015 - Kynchinlay

KynchinLay Tonight's tips for 2015 are courtesy of Liverpool band KynchinLay. 1. Whilk and Misky KynchinLay played with these guys at Beatherder 2014. They have a really nice vibe around their tunes and they are awesome people, good for a laugh as well. Show More Summary

Tips for 2015 - Ceiling Demons

Ceiling Demons Tonight's tips on bands/artists that you should be checking out in 2015 comes from London dark hip hop gang Ceiling Demons. 1. Nico Cara Ceiling Demon's first tip for 2015 is singer songwriter Nico Cara. Dentistry is a gentle, stripped back, acoustic song with more than a hint of vicious violence. Show More Summary

Emerging Talent This Could Be Your Moment

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2015 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION ENTER FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A SLOT ON ONE OF THE FESTIVAL’S BIG STAGES This year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition (ETC), which gives new acts based in the UK and...Show More Summary

Tips for 2015 - James Brute

James Brute Tonight's tips on bands/artists that you should be checking out in 2015 comes from James Brute a singer who first featured on the blog in 2008 (The Brute Chorus Debut) when he was with his former band The Brute Chorus. I was fortunate to catch James supporting Furs in October last year where his energy and verve blew me away. Show More Summary

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