August 2015

Reviews Leon Bridges – Coming Home A retro throwback to the 1960s with a Sam Cooke voice, the 25-year-old Bridges brings old-style soul to the modern world on his debut album Coming Home. >>
RRP Recommends Surf Rock is Dead – Anymore Anymore is a bloody lovely, jangly, dream-pop trip that leaves me wanting more from a band who can't help but conjure a summer sound with every beat. >>
RRP Recommends Active Bird Community – Pick Me Apart Pick Me Apart is the first single from the new album by the excellently named NYC rock band Active Bird Community. It's so catchy we'd give it a super-recommend if we had such a thing. >>
RRP Recommends Fort Lean – Might’ve Misheard Brooklyn five-piece Fort Lean are set to release their debut album Quiet Day this October. Ahead of it comes Might've Misheard - a fine taster for an album that takes in glam, new wave, and generally free-wheeling indie rock grooviness. >>
RRP Recommends Sinfiction – Ugly Baby Ugly Baby wastes no time in pulling out its top-notch indie dance moves, showing off some fine production and a video to go with the song's sorry tale of looking back and wondering where it went wrong. >>
RRP Recommends Aloric – Who? Who?, the new single from Aloric, more or less defyies easy categorisation or explanation. It begins in an almighty, rumbling maelstrom, before the clouds part and an angelic falsetto breaks through >>
News Colder announces Many Colours, first new album in nearly ten years Share After a nine year gap, unhurried darkwave artist Colder (Marc Nygen Tan) has announced the release of his third album. Due out on November 6th on Bataille Records, Many … >>
RRP Recommends Woodes x Elkkle – Flash Mob Flash Mob's slick electronic sounds and video create a feeling of being a moment behind, observing an echo of reality rather than reality itself, leaving your grasping at something that's already passed. >>
RRP Recommends Keyes – Black Magic Black Magic is the first single proper from 18 year-old Warwickshire singer-songwriter, Keyes, following the success of Veins, earlier in the year. >>
RRP Recommends Reverend & The Makers – Makin’ Babies Coming in just shy of two minutes long, Makin' Babies is bright 'n easy, and comes with a romantic video to raise a smile on even the toughest of mornings. >>
RRP Recommends Shakes – Hole in your Pocket Hole in Your Pocket is the debut single from Shakes - a new five-piece formed by five New Zealand friends who decided to "make music from the sounds that most inspire them: fuzzy guitars, beat-era bass lines and classic rock n’ roll drums". >>
RRP Recommends Wildling – Heart of Gold Wildling's debut EP will be released in October. Ahead of it comes a cover of Heart of Gold. A brave choice: Wildling nail it. >>