Kieran Martin – Anomaly

#NewMusic from Croydon, England

This one’s both surreal and slick all at the same time. The soundscape is futuristic and regularly shocks you with a new sound darting from somewhere in the stereo field. Kieran Martin’s R&B-esq vocal and occasional splash of spoken word could sound out of place. It doesn’t though. He blends the two styles with poise. Make sure you listen to the rest of his ‘Purple’ EP.

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The Blame – My Dreams

#NewMusic from Liverpool, England

This is a soaring example of the British independent music sound that we hope never dies. Poignantly told tales atop jangling guitars, a plump bass and drums that pound through without every sounding over powering. No doubt they’ll do this justice on a live stage too. Check them out when they hit a venue near you.

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Blookah – Around The Sun

#NewMusic from Iowa, USA

This one placed us in a scene in a film where we’d just woken up on a spaceship, only to discover that we were a computer only capable of communicating in 8-bit sounds, but where the world around us had much more sonic depth. We’ve probably been watching too much Black Mirror recently haven’t we. Great way to start your week this one.

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Nan Macmillan – Apple Trees

#NewMusic from Charlottesville, USA

When your first encounter with a new artist is in an intimate live environment and you’re totally bowled over, your expectations of their recordings are understandably high. US folk singer and guitarist Nan Macmillan manages to deliver exquisitely on both fronts as she showcases on ‘Apple Trees’. We’re probably guilty of not representing this genre as much as we could. Well with more music like this, that’s sure to change this year.

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Harvs. – Fool In Love

#NewMusic from Brighton, England

At the risk of repeating ourselves, UK spoken word is SO strong right now. We literally felt as if we were sat in an arm chair, cradling an iced drink, contemplating whether to make the call Harvs. sets out in ‘Fool In Love’. We’re excited for the beats and rhymes this MC has in the pipeline in 2018. You should be too.

#NewMusic from Brighton, England

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