Local Natives (Live on KEXP)

KEXP is a fantastic public radio station based in Seattle, but with a truly global audience. If you have some spare this week I would strongly recommend getting lost on…

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SoulJazz / Blues

Where Will Nick Hakim Take You?

With the evenings getting ever darker and the nights getting even colder, it feels necessary to bring you something warm and tasty for your ears to feast on. That something…

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Introducing… the ‘Temporal’ sound of Buscabulla

It was the ethereal and trippy charms of 'Temporal' that first made me aware of the music of Luis Alfredo Del Valle and Raquel Berrios - aka Buscabulla. The Puerto…

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SZA’s ‘Sobriety’ is a soul sensation

One of my favourite RnB vocalists of 2013 was SZA. That voice! That hair! The whole package was absolutely dynamite and her seductive, kicked-back modern RnB styling and delivery felt almost deceptively mature…

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Coward by Kilter & Ngaiire

I'm not the biggest fan of spiders, great white sharks or the mining industry, but my word, if there's one thing that's going to get me over to Australia it's…

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Blissful Folk From North Carolina’s Old Hours

Many of you are kind enough to share your musical discoveries with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and recently a lovely lady called Jacqueline pointed us in the…

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The Monday Digest #1

Welcome to the Monday Digest. This weekly feature (published every Monday at 5.45 GMT) is designed to fit one of the many voids that a Monday typically tends to create. So whether…

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SoulJazz / Blues

Leon Bridges Turns Back Time

It’s rare for an artist to burst onto the scene equipped with a sound that instantly stands them apart from their contemporaries, but Leon Bridges has done just that. What’s…

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Young The Giant Return To The Open

Young The Giant not only show how impressive and versatile they are musically, but also how beautiful some parts of the United States are. This week they released an In…

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Bonobo Drops Another Track From Flashlight EP

Even on an 18-month world tour Simon Green aka Bonobo is able to find the time to create another inspired collection of tracks, and evolve his sound even further. 'Return…

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Mahogany Session

Tom Misch and Carmody Will Release You

Together, Tom Misch and Carmody have formed a beautiful musical partnership, and we don't actually see these kind of male / female outfits too often nowadays. They've been putting out…

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