26 Jun 2012

Latest listening: The Systematics and Rebecca Jade

Rebecca Jade

Rebecca Jade - Well

Rebecca Jade is a Welsh guitarist and songwriter living in London and, lucky for you, she's just released her debut album The Distaff Muse. This video was made by shouting out to followers on Twitter who were each featured alongside one line of the song. It's charming, DIY and completely suits the slightly shambolic off-kilter vibe of the track. This ain't no straight forward indie rock record neither, Rebecca has teamed up with saxophone, organ, piano, flute... it's all a bit psychedelic and we love it.

The Systematics - It Hurts

A mutual love of rock 'n roll and the films of Russ Meyer bonded Roxie and George when they met at University and The Systematics were born. It Hurts is a joyful blend of moody guitar riffs and a rocking shalala chorus, and another fantastic DIY video. Both this track and the B side Beat Up My Brow are available to download for free here.

20 Jun 2012

Latest listening: Mevrouw Tamara and Icons of Andria

Mevrouw Tamara
Mevrouw Tamara - Leiden

Musician Adam 'Finglebone' Varney often sends tips our way and when he does they're always a winner. Take Mevrouw Tamara for example, guitar picking Amsterdam native who makes beautiful simple folk music singing her in home tongue. The Guardian got in touch after she was featured on The Other Woman and made this fantastic video about her as part of their Sounds of Europe series. It tells you all you need to know really...

Icons of Andria - Icons of Andria

Enter the weird and wonderful sci-fi world of Los Angeles band Icons of Andria. They are a recording project from Rodney Sellars of The Year Zero and Ken Negrete & Fabiola Sanchez of Familiar Trees. Each track is uploaded the Soundcloud, with corresponding original artwork which gets 'coloured' when the track receives over 1000 plays. Read the story here. It's wonderful dreamy, futuristic psych-pop - a very happy discovery!

6 Jun 2012

Amazing Radio listen again with Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies
 We kicked off this week’s show with a brand new track from one of our favourite’s The Horn The Hunt from Leeds are an electronic rock duo whose album Depressur Jolie didn’t leave our ipod for many a month. They’re back with a new single Gold and it’s GREAT.

We feature Smoke Fairies in conversation - Kaff and Jess meet me on a hot, sticky day in west London to talk about Blood Speaks their new album and what will happen when they eventually ‘go metal’...

We’ve also got a new single from New Orleans street buskers Hurray for the Riff Raff, frontwoman Alynda Lee Segara has dedicated their new album to her father, a Vietnam vet and he’s pictured on the cover of the album - goosebumps aplenty!