Mostly Music. Often Insight. Sometimes Nonsense.

July 26, 2014 9:37 am

Uptight Downtown by La Roux. Funky electro-pop with a shimmering disco-era flair that sounds like the modern love child of David Bowie and Blondie. From La Roux’s latest release, Trouble In Paradise

July 20, 2014 10:19 am

Heart Is A Drum By Beck. A breezy and folksie track that brings to mind memories of classic singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson. From Beck’s shimmering new album, Morning Phase

July 19, 2014 10:17 pm

Terrified by The Rural Alberta Advantage. The first single from RAA’s upcoming album, Mended With Gold, can best be described as Canadian gothic folk rock or, in the words of the Toronto trio: "The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise.”

10:02 pm

Wings by Field Report. The first track from Field Report’s forthcoming sophomore album, Marigolden, may be one of the best songs released this year. Lush, layered, ominous, ambient, tense, starkly minimal and utterly captivating. The album is scheduled to drop in late October.  

6:04 pm

Figure It Out by Royal Blood. Pummelling bass riffs and propulsive percussion from this UK two piece. In the grand tradition of The Black Keys and White Stripes. The Brighton duo’s self-titled debut will be released on August 25th. 

5:17 pm

(I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here by Honeyblood. Is Glasgow really this miserable a place? A gloomy downtrodden “ode” to their hometown from this Glaswegian duo. From their recently released self-titled debut album.  

5:00 pm

Gold by Chet Faker. Perfect Saturday afternoon. Rain on the panes and this soulful electro-R&B track from Melbourne producer Chet Faker’s (aka Nick Murphy) stunning debut album, Built on Glass, on repeat. 

4:36 pm

The Dirt by Mirel Wagner. An emotive and ominous folk track from Finnish-based, Ethiopian-born songtress Mirel Wagner’s sophomore album, When The Cellar Children See The Light

4:09 pm

Can’t Do Without You by Caribou. The opening track from Caribou’s forthcoming sixth album, Our Love, is a cresendo-building rave-jam that will have you reaching for Molly. 

July 17, 2014 8:31 am

Adult Diversion by Alvvays. Millennial social anxiety pairs with breezy surf-rock from this Toronto-based five piece. Featuring Molly Rankin on vocals. 

June 29, 2014 8:36 pm

Is What It Is by She Keeps Bees feat. Sharon Van Etten. A slinky down-tempo track from the duo of Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant. Featuring the soulful backing vocals of SVE. From the duo’s upcoming fourth album, Eight Houses.

8:26 pm

Song For Five & Six by Owen Pallett. Another soaring track that mixes classic orchestration with looping synths and pulsating electronica. From Pallett’s latest album, In Conflict

11:00 am

This may be the best performance from #Glastonbury so far. MGMT with an extended ravey version of ‘Kids’. 

10:55 am

Oh yeah. Goldfrapp performing a killer live version of ‘Strict Machine’ at #Glastonbury. 

9:48 am

Merril Gurbis and tUnE-yArDs performing ‘Water Fountain’ to a small but enthusiastic early morning audience at #Glastonbury.