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Bells and Robes – Dreamin’ (feat. Miranda Realino)

Straight-up, we knew nothing (Jon Snow – soz, reflex) about Gainesville / Atlanta duo Bells and Robes. Of course the first question we have is who plays Bells and and who plays Robes and whether this is some sort of elaborate euphemism. But then that’s forgotten when we hear Dreamin‘, which employs the dulcet and sonorous tones of Miranda Realino …

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Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla

First official release of this contemporary Saharan masterpiece! Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla by Afous D’Afous Source: Twisted Soul Boy Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla

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Hot Hot Heat – Hot Hot Heat (Kaw-Liga Records)

Vancouver’s Hot Hot Heat know a little more than most about the fickle nature of the ‘indie / alternative’ scene. Since bursting into view with the irresistible ‘Bandages’ single and accompanying album Make Up The Breakdown way back in the early part of this century, they have made some excellent records that have certainly not always been met with the acclaim that they deserve. This …

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NYC’s Blonder unveils debut single ‘Lean’

      ‘Lean’ is the first offering from New York based solo-artist Blonder. Premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show last-week, it’s a song riddled with ethereal sounds. ‘Lean’ brings to the table an 80’s post-punk vibe filtered with pulsating lo-fi synth/guitar lines that career through its broody and melancholic exterior. It may feel downbeat but it’s …

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REVIEW: Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

There was no way a new album from Dev Hynes wasn’t going to be political. On Freetown Sound, the man going by the moniker Blood Orange says: “My album is for everyone told they’re not black enough, too black, too queer, not queer the right way, the underappreciated. It’s a clap back.” There’s no doubting his intention then, but the …

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Just Watch: Nimmo – My Only Friend

Nimmo Words: Daryl Wafer Emerging electronic-pop  piece Nimmo burst onto the scene with their first single Dilute This which was a perfect ‘chicken necker’. Now they return with their brand new single My Only Friend. Ever as catchy and charismatic, pouring their heart, soul and vocals into a track about loss of a friendship. Their … Continue reading → Source: Popped …

New Tunes And Releases Round Up

  Rokaman ‘Bomba’ Rokaman gets the cowbells out for an infectious and funky slice of house destined to be the soundtrack off all kinds of crazy fun in the sun, big beats!!! Tutsi Girl Play House – Body & Soul EP 4 absolutely gorgeous slices of shimmering vocal house that marks itself out for originality and wonderful aesthetics, what a …