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. […]

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 […]

Watch: Earl Sweatshirt – ‘WHOA’ video

Charismatic Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has released a video for new track ‘WHOA’ – the follow-up to the introspective ‘Chum’. The video, directed by Tyler, The Creator (who also appears on the track), is a typically surreal affair which sees Earl living in a trailer park with a ballerina. The track itself follows the […]

January new music playlist

Listen: January 2014 Playlist – All the Best Music from January 2014 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 Music from January 2014 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’, […]