Today’s Tune: ‘Taking Chances’ by Sharon Van Etten


Track: ‘Taking Chances’
Artist: Sharon Van Etten
Album: Are We There
Release: 26 May 2014 (UK) & 27 May 2014 (US) via Jagjaguwar

What they say:  The lead single from… ‘Are We There’ is made up of tiny things: a silvery, clipped guitar that feels like condensed from a post-punk record, a hip-bump of a drum beat, and bits of synth that swarm like bacteria populating on a microscope slide. The music feels like it’s creeping into an unlit kitchen at 4 a.m., but when [Sharon] Van Etten’s voice glides across the surface, all the lights flip on at once. – Jayson Greene, Pitchfork.com

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Today’s Tune: ‘Pressure’ by My Brightest Diamond


Track: ‘Pressure’
Artist: My Brightest Diamond
Album: This Is My Hand
Release: 16 September 2014 via Asthmatic Kitty Records

What we say: ‘Pressure’ is a new release from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden’s side project, My Brightest Diamond. The marching snare drum beat and wind orchestrations perfectly fit Worden’s commanding vocals in this infectious and upbeat track.

Today’s Tune: ‘Moonsea’ by Phildel


Track: ‘Moonsea’
Artist: Phildel
Album: The Disappearance of the Girl
Release: 18 March 2013 via Decca Records

What they say: “‘Moonsea’ could be her James Bond theme tune… The vocals seem to emit from a tannoy system then flow into a dream like state… It has this immense echoing percussion sound mixed up with a harpsichord keyboard effect sweeping up behind.” – StevoMusicMan – Ramblings Of A Music Man

Today’s Tune: ‘Discourse My New Romance’ by Shinedoe Feat. Karin Dreijer


Track: ‘Discourse My New Romance’
Artist: Shinedoe Feat. Karin Dreijer
Album: Illogical Directions
Release: 19 May 2014 via Intacto Records

What they say: “Amsterdam-based DJ Shinedoe (aka Chinedum Nwosu) provides the groove with Karin Dreijer of The Knife providing the vocals on this dance-able, but somewhat eerie, track ‘Discourse My Romance’. ” – Liam Sullivan, Portals of Discovery

Today’s Tune: ‘Wed 21’ by Juana Molina


Track: ‘Wed 21’
Artist: Juana Molina
Album: Wed 21
Release: 28 October 2013 via Crammed Discs

What they say: “With Wed 21 [album], Argentine singer/actress Juana Molina delivers the most satisfying realisation of her Latin-tinged folktronica style….’Wed 21′ [title track] is an infectious groove, Molina’s gentle Spanish vocal hovering warmly. ” – Andy Gill, The Independent

Today’s Tune: ‘Seven Hills’ by Dana Falconberry


Track: ‘Seven Hills’
Artist: Dana Falconberry
Album: Public Hi-Fi Sessions 02 (single)
Release: 19 April 2014 via Public Hi-Fi Records

What they say: “‘Seven Hills’ delves even deeper into experimental terrain, as flickering noise and swells of bass adorn the mixture. These songs represent the most daring and austere songwriting we’ve seen from Falconberry.” – Bryan Parker, Pop Press International

Today’s Tune: ‘Give Me Your Love’ by Gateway Drugs


Track: ‘Give Me Your Love’
Artist: Gateway Drugs
Album: TBC
Release: TBC

What they say: “…The stylistic approach of ‘Give Me Your Love’ doesn’t tread too far from the duo’s previous material, but it does seem to have more of an airier effervescence, at least compared to their other efforts. Bubbly synths and a playfully patient drum machine makes the sound somewhat reminiscent of the more restrained efforts of Cut Copy or Hot Chip.” – Mike Mineo, ObscureSound.com

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