Author Archives: Matthew Hickey

  1. The 20 Best New Indie Bands For Your Fall Mixtape

    Let there be no doubt that, in my humble opinion, Fall is the best time of the year. Hands down. This season brings with it so many awesome things including (in no particular order) lovely weather, beautiful foliage, decorative gourds, figs, baseball playoffs, pumpkin recipes, spiced cider, mulled wine, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. The official first day Continue…

    The 20 perfect up-and-coming bands for your Fall playlist.

  2. Single Serving: Fickle Friends – For You

    Brighton’s Fickle Friends have been brightening playlists worldwide ever since they dropped their debut single “Swim” at the beginning of the year. Earlier today they unveiled their latest offering, the sleek and shiny indie pop gem “For You.” Filled with bouncing rhythms, a buoyant melody and lovely vocals, it’s sure to help the rising five-piece secure an even Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Pale. – Comeback EP

    London’s Pale. have just announced the release of their debut EP Comeback which is available now as a free download. Like their prior singles, it’s a stark, smoke-filled collection of enigmatic indie r&b. Take a listen below.

  4. Single Serving: DEATHS – Lonewolves

    The debut single “Lonewolves” by Berlin collective DEATHS may be the best new song you’ll hear this week. Not unlike a lost cut from DARKSIDE’s Psychic, the gorgeous groove proceeds alongside distant synths, a slowly pulsating heartbeat of a bass riff, and sparse, textured percussion. Slow burning and completely captivating, it’s an incredibly promising start for these up-and-coming artists. Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Flight Facilities – Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Extended Version)

    Australian-based Flight Facilities have been gradually building hype the past several years through a series of well-received singles, mixtapes, and remixes. This October they’ll finally see the release of the debut album Down to Earth. The album’s first single is the sparkling, house-influenced groove “Two Bodies” which features the lovely, airy vocals of Emma Louise. It’s Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Wonder Wonder – Body Gold

    Wonder Wonder are a London-based duo who’ll be releasing one song a month for the next year. We don’t have any official names for the artists involved, but we do have “Body Gold” which is the first release from their eventual debut record. It’s a chill, sensual torch jam with a well illuminated, flowing melody and a tight, Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Ejecta – Silver

    Yesterday afternoon Ejecta (the project of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber & Ford & Lopatin’s Joel Ford) released an entrancingly lovely new video for their single “Silver.” Directed by Emir Eralp, the video is a wash of bright, warm colors to accompany the song’s swirl of sparkling synths and Macomber’s slinky croon. It’s a good fit for a track that Continue…

  8. TK036: Oxford Drama – Asleep/Awake b/w Venter Remix

    It’s easy to take for granted, but occasionally it is worth reflecting upon what a truly remarkable experience it is to discover beautiful music crafted halfway around the world that somehow improbably made its way to our ears. For example, Wrocław, Poland duo Oxford Drama (a.k.a. Małgorzata Dryjańska and Marcin Mrówka) have been recording together Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Billie Black – I Don’t Need Another Lover

    London singer, songwriter Billie Black has one of the most incredible voices I’ve heard in a hot minute. It’s simmering, sultry and a little mysterious. On her latest official single “I Don’t Need A Lover” it’s paired with a heavy, floor thumbing rhythm and sparkling, laser-bright synths. Featuring production by Imposters, it’s an incredibly auspicious single that flags Black Continue…

  10. Single Serving: Meg Mac – Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers Cover)

    I think Bill Withers discography is particularly ripe for artists who want to reinvent a classic. After all, Withers is arguably one of the greatest songwriters of all time but the production on many of his greatest are hopelessly passé (give “Just The Two Of Us” a listen if you don’t believe me). Meanwhile, although Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

    My mind was blown the first time I really listened to an Aphex Twin album. And, of course, that is the intended reaction to an Aphex Twin album. After all, as any fan can tell you, there is little in James’ catalog that you could describe as “subtle.” Instead, most of his output can be described as Continue…

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