A rewarding experience, from the the ambitious and creative Gesundheit, not content to sit comfortably within the boundaries of pretty folk music.
An album of contrasts, jumping between soul-less trendy beats, beautiful intricate glockenspiels and bells, and disarming vocals, often within the space of a single song.
The French label dig up a bunch of lesser-known (or up-and-coming) US acts and create a coherent and interesting mix, without ever straying too far from their comfort zone.
The School have studied hard, taking their lessons from ’60s pop and soul (and a spot of contemporary twee), but will they miss out on the top grades?
The new album from this Americana double-act strikes an effortless balance between pop melodies, country swagger, boy-girl twee, lush string arrangements, and a pair of the most striking and flawless voices you’re likely to hear harmonising all year.
A flawed debut album from Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings’ latest signings, whose undeniable enthusiasm and personality is buried underneath endless layers of instruments, some questionable stylistic decisions and poor production.
Ecstatic, club-inspired pop filled with massive throbbing synths and arpeggiated bleeps, like Silent Shout’s younger, cheerleader sister. Built on a solid foundation of slightly asinine bubblegum pop, but rarely is it executed with such technique.
What remains when the whistling stops?
Warp veterans take us dancing awkwardly to sawtooths.
Welcome all the new kings of grandeur, look upon their works, ye mighty and despair.
The perils of being too beautiful, and singing too well.
Finally an English female singer who is ‘soulful’ in her own manner.
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