Glasgow reggae collective Mungo’s Hi Fi team up with toaster Pupajim for a celebraton of two-wheeled transport in the catchy Bike Rider.

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La Luz sound as if they should come from somewhere by the sea in sunny SoCal but actually come from rainy Seattle… though they did once record an album in a California surfboard shop, and now live there.

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Get Lucky was one of those occasional songs that soundtrack an entire summer, blaring out of car windows and shop doorways on the longest hottest days of 2013.

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A decade ago I went to see a new band called Poliça somewhere in Shoreditch. They didn’t fit into any category I knew: their immersive electronic sound had a dreamy sort of quality with an RnB undercurrent. (more…)

The Chats – Smoko

29th May 2023 · 2010s, 2017, Music, Punk

Is this the most Australian thing you’ve ever seen and heard? I remember it from the time but I’m still laughing at the video, which went viral in 2017 because… well, watch it and you’ll see.

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Soap&Skin – Italy

3rd January 2023 · 2010s, 2018, Music

Well this is just stunning; aurally and visually, it’s breathtakingly beautiful and emotionally powerful. It’s featured in two feature films, Sicilian Ghost Story and Corsage.

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When I first heard The Allergies I assumed they must be some long-lost American band from the early seventies. In fact they are a white duo from Bristol.

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William Adamson – Foggy Dew

30th December 2022 · 2010s, 2013, Music
 

You’d be forgiven for thinking this fellow and his home-made guitar, fashioned from a cigar box, had been unearthed deep in the Mississippi Delta. You couldn’t get further from the truth. William Adamson is just one of the alter egos of Rob Gallagher, former acid house DJ, underground poet, new age rapper and lead singer of acid jazz combo Galliano – the first act to be signed to Talkin’ Loud in the late eighties.

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Monetrik – Blues Soup

31st August 2022 · 2010s, 2012, Blues, Music

I’m not sure where I stumbled across this funky slice of contemporary blues with undertones of the Sopranos theme song. (more…)

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Echoes – new single