May playlist

Stream: May playlist – all the best new music from May 2014

It’s been another busy month in the world of awesome new music, and we’ve done our best to collate the creme de la creme of all that was amazing in May 2014 into the below playlist. In it you will find a fair amount of La Roux, who burst back onto the scene this month […]

January new music playlist

Listen: January 2014 playlist – all the best new music from January in one handy playlist

Although January tends to be a bit of a depressing month – Christmas is gone, no-one has any money, the weather is dreary etc. etc… – it does have one thing going for it: new music.

January is typically the month where everyone starts the ‘big in 2014’ scramble – so there’s always a lot of cool new music floating around to get into on those dark nights.

I’ve put together the below playlist featuring the best of what’s come out in January, which includes new stuff from BANKS (who is definitely going to be big in 2014), Bombay Bicycle Club (already pretty big I think!), Yuck, Metronomy, James Blake, Blood Red Shoes, Elephant, Blood Cultures and loads more. There’s also a couple of tasty remixes in there as well. Read more about Listen: January 2014 playlist – all the best new music from January in one handy playlist

Swim Deep album

The 13 best debut albums of 2013

There’s lots of talk about the lack of great new bands on the scene these days, but when you look at the amount of quality debut albums released in 2013 it seems that new music is in great shape. So let’s stop being defeatist and revel in some of the great first albums released this […]

Listen: Flying Lotus, DOOM, Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat join forces for new Adult Swim release ‘Between Villains’

Forget Kendrick Lamar and his scene-shaking verse, the real hip-hop news this week is the release of Flying Lotus AKA Captain Murphy’s new single in the Adult Swim Singles Series – which not only features fellow cool producer-type Thundercat but DOOM (in his Viktor Vaughn guise) and Earl Sweatshirt. The single is called ‘Between Villains’, […]

Doris

Album stream: Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Doris’

Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has just made his debut album proper Doris available to stream online ahead of its release next week. The album is his first collection of new material since the breakthrough free album/mixtape Earl in 2010. Following that, he was sent to rehab in Samoa by his mum – so Doris […]

The Road To Doris Earl Sweatshirt

Listen: Earl Sweatshirt streams new mixtape ‘The Road To Doris’

Ahead of his debut album proper Doris, OFWGKTA prodigy Earl Sweatshirt has made a new mixtape available to stream/download. Titled ‘The Road To Doris’, it features previously released tracks like ‘Hive’ and ‘Whoa’ as well as a lot of previously unheard material. It serves as the ideal introduction to Earl ahead of the release of […]

Hive video

Watch: Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Hive’

After confirming last week that his first album proper, Doris, will be released next month, prodigiously talented Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has today released the video for brand new album cut ‘Hive’. Odd Future associates Vince Staples and Casey Veggies also feature on ‘Hive’, but it’s Earl’s drawly, DOOM-esque flow that really stand out. […]