New Music Introducing

DIIV

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The sound of summer? Will Fitzpatrick caught up with Captured Tracks-signed Zachary Cole Smith to find out more.

Sourpatch

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Will Fitzpatrick caught up with San Jose’s Sourpatch to learn a little more about their glorious, “gender-freeing, queer-positive” fuzz-pop.

Introducing // Crash & The Bandicoots

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Poor Crash & The Bandicoots. Can you imagine how expensive that Activision lawsuit is going to be? Thankfully, though, the name isn’t the most interesting thing about this distinctly English pop band.

Introducing // PINS

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PINS make noisy, textured pop, mixing Hole, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Beach House into a thrilling concoction. In their very first interview John Freeman finds a band that could become very special, very quickly.

Introducing // Faye

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Teen pop sensation-turned-model tries to forge a solo career. Wait. Come back. Faye Hamlin’s debut single, ‘Come To Me’, is actually stunningly good. Best Fit talks to the woman behind the reinvention.

Introducing // Kiasmos

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Josh Hall spoke to Olafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup man Janus Rasmussen about their new project Kiasmos – responsible for his current obsession.

Introducing // Toy

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Fresh from a four date residency at a hip East London boozer, we catch up with Toy bassist Panda to find out more about one of the most exciting bands you’ll hear this year.

Introducing: Milagres

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John Freeman met up with Kyle Wilson of Brooklyn-based Milagres to find out how a month-long mountaineering expedition inspired their excellent new album, Glowing Mouth. However, he forgot to ask about his favourite chocolate-based snack.

Introducing // Stealing Sheep

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Stealing Sheep singer Becky Hawley talks to TLOBF about furtive recording sessions at Abbey Road, jamming with Paul McCartney, and Norwegian death metal.