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 […]

Turn It Up

Watch: Factory Floor – ‘Turn It Up’ video

Production trio Factory Floor have revealed ‘Turn It Up’ will be the next single taken from their self-titled debut album – released in September on DFA. If any track could be described as a typical Factory Floor it’s the album opener ‘Turn It Up’, with it’s house beats blending with post-punk influences. They’ve released a […]

Factory Floor

Album stream: Factory Floor – ‘Factory Floor’

The debut album of industrial-electro trio Factory Floor has become the stuff of legend, thanks mostly to it being about four years in the making. The fact that they signed to the legendary DFA Records has also helped whip up the anticipation, and now it’s finally here – Factory Floor’s debut album! Well, it’s not […]

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The September album release schedule is ridiculously good!

If you’ve been thinking recently that 2013 has been a bit underwhelming so far in terms of big new albums, then September might just put it right. Autumn is generally a good time for new albums, as bands who opted to not release new LPs before the festivals now gear up for a big release […]

Yuck 'Rebirth' download

All the best new music from July in a handy playlist

Well July 2013 has now been and gone, leaving us with memories of heatwaves, Royal births and loads of great new music. Below is a playlist of all the best new music from the month, including the return of Yuck, a new track from Factory Floor, a predicable belter from Eli & Fur and lots […]

Arcade Fire 2013 album

Albums to get excited about in 2013…

Now that 2012 is firmly in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to what promises to be a great year for music. Already 2013 is being touted as the year guitar music makes a ‘comeback’, so all eyes are now on what albums will end up defining the year. Below I’ve listed […]

Factory Floor - 'Fall Back'

New Music: Factory Floor – ‘Fall Back’

The debut album from moody London synth trio Factory Floor has been so long in coming it’s become the stuff of myth and legend (they’ve been putting out exciting singles and remixes for about four years). Last year they announced the album will be coming out on DFA Records at some point in 2013, and […]