INFLUENCES: Holy Esque

Here's something new, for us at least, we're asking bands what other music has influenced them. And we're starting with Holy Esque. Swerving between dark 80s sounds and shimmering electro pop, Holy Esque...

PLAYLIST: Rainer

Rainer combine dark sounds with pop beats to create a fascinating blend of leftfield beats and personal lyrics. They released their fantastic new album Water last week (May 18th) and it's already one of my...

PLAYLIST: Black Yaya

  You might already know David Ivar from his work in Herman Dune. But now, under the moniker Black Yaya, he's going it alone, creating the DIY folk sounds that mean so much to him. He's been...

INTERVIEW: Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis is destined for big things. After creating and releasing an entire mixtape in 48 hours in 2013 she caught the attention of such stars as Snoop Dogg and Tyler, the Creator, and since then has gone...

PLAYLIST: Affairs

  Since catching the attention of BBC Introducing with their previous releases, Affairs have moved to Manchester from their roots in Hull and have released Blood Science, the first single from...

SINGLE: Empty Nesters // Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi’s new album is called 'What For?', and with this news comes a brand new track from the genre bending artist. Chaz Bundick makes his Toro return after a year out focusing on his dance music...

PLAYLIST: Sea Change

Oslo based electronic artist Sea Change is gaining attention. Throughout 2014 she released 3 singles and received comparisons to Lykke Li and iamiwhoami, said comparisons have allowed her to build up a...

PLAYLIST: Shield Patterns

The haunting sound of Richard Knox and Claire Brentnall is something that is simply wonderful. Their debut album Contour Lines, released earlier this year,  is dark, atmospheric and chilling. Brentnall's...

INTERVIEW: We Are Shining

We Are Shining have been working on something special for some time now. Their debut album Kara is out imminently and the duo have put a lot of effort into the wonderfully experimental work. The group, Acyde...