Best New Music 2016

As the year draws to a close, everyone is reflecting on the past 12 months and I’ve been noticing many ‘best of’ and ‘top 10/20’ lists for music. It’s impossible to make a complete list of the best new music releases for 2016, of course, because I haven’t heard all the new music that’s been Read More …

New release: Made The Change – Bauer #MadeTheChangeCampaign

The new single from UK indie band Bauer, “Made The Change”, is out today! There’s also an exclusive new ‘b-side’ track “Forever Fighting”. The single is available via iTunes or Amazon. The band have a campaign at the moment to try to get the single in the charts. If you’d like to help with this, please Read More …

New Album Preview – ‘Resonance’ by ICICLE

Icicle is an independent musician who ignores genre boundaries and mainstream expectations, simply taking us down whichever musical alley inspires him at the time. In February 2017, Herd Records will be releasing Icicle’s new album, Resonance, which I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in its entirety. These 13 songs take us on a journey Read More …

Beautiful Debut Album! ‘Volition’ by Phoria

Phoria has released Volition, their stunningly beautiful debut album. Trewin Howard’s vocals feel like he’s calling to us from somewhere in the ether, and the sound is floating toward us on a tantalizing vaporous cloud of music.   Melatonin Red Everything Beta Mass By the Salt Loss Evolve Undone Emanate Saving Us a Riot Yourself Still Read More …

Trippy New Music! HEADSPACE by Random…

I listen to very little electronic music. Most of it sounds too… cold, I suppose is the word I’m looking for. I mostly prefer the sound of old-fashioned instruments and non-computerized voices. But there are exceptions to every rule. I’m finding myself, much to my own surprise, enthralled by Random…’s soon to be released EP Headspace. It’s Read More …