Moshi Moshi Records
The London students of frayed American indie have been swotting up. These five head-spinning minutes intro their second album, due next Spring.
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Not to get overexcited, but this new single, out now, could be Marling’s grooviest song yet. Bass notes, percussion and strings used brilliantly.
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Rex Orange County
A three-minute ripper from a new Surrey rapper. This 18-year-old makes scruffy, articulate pop, look out for him next year.
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The Bar Is Low
In which the Pennsylvania punk crew pull off the not unremarkable trick of perfectly replicating the sound of an idling motorbike engine.
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Let’s Just Forget It EP
Winter can be grating. Seek out the sunny, gently rocking character of the Portsmouth singer’s latest release for an antidote.
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Okay, I’m Ready EP
The first release on Benji B’s new label showcases the emerging San Diego-via-Kentucky rapper’s clipped bars and padded production. Out now.
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Young Death / Nightmarket
This new 12” is sold out, but anyone who buys the digital versions will be rewarded with spacey groove and meandering, breathy atmospherics.