Vinyl Jacket – Got The Badge
There's so much gobsmacking music coming out of Tyne & Wear at the moment. This lot are one of our more recent discoveries and are jawdropping live.
Hold Your Horse Is – You Show Up
Watching it on my iPod Touch, this is one of the simplest, freshest, sharpest pieces of writing, performing, shooting and editing I've seen in years.
Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
Slightly skewed but insanely catchy pop songs tend to take off across the social networks, so by the time you read this, Rizzle Kicks will probably be all over cyberspace. For lovers of daft upbeat sunshine pop.
Alice Gun – Metal Spider
Her 2008 demo Blanket & A Box showed that Alice was already a songwriter of extraordinary poise and power. Buy her stunning debut album Blood & Bone.
Jon Dots – The Great Dictator
Dublin film student Jon Dots has developed his own brand of quirky homemade cinema-themed electro-pop. The emotional punch of this song grabs me every time.
MonMon – King Of The Slums
This song by Leeds trio MonMon could give Nick Cave, Lou Reed or Ian McCulloch a run for their money.
Natalie Ross – At Least I Know Where My Shoes Are (Studio version)
Natalie Ross channels the harmonies of artists like The Andrews Sisters through 21st century pop sensibilities. I love her stark, vulnerable songs like this one best.
Juice Aleem – First Lesson
In these extraordinary times for UK urban music, I hope pioneers like Roots Manuva, Ty, Blak Twang and Akala get the recognition they deserve. Juice Aleem's 2009 classic Jerusalaam Come is one of my favourite hip-hop albums by anyone. Ever.
Skytebass – Syv Søttisyv
Marius Irgens produces Norwegian punk bands at his Bergen studio, but in his spare time he composed this piece with seven beats to the bar lasting exactly 77 measures in length. Fresh electro with a nod to Royksöpp.
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