We’ve been following this London production duo for a while and been impressed by their glitchy hip-hop bootlegs and remixes, but with new single On & On they’ve stepped up to a whole new level. Featuring the vocal talents of George Maple, this is a summer bumper that you could imagine Jazzy Jeff dropping at a BBQ at the PlayBoy Mansion.
Psychedelic hip hop like food dye diffusing in water, this trio from LA is bubbling to the fore in the US. We haven’t heard sounds close to Oddience since we were at hip-hop gigs wearing a Rawkus Records t-shirts and EastPaks on our backs. If the band find a plane with seats sufficiently laid back and UK bound, we’ll be the first to pouch tickets to a live show.
There are loads of bands around now who have got the grunge aesthetic nailed on but what sets Tigercub above pretty much all of them is the quality of their song-writing. The languid melody of Little Rope jams itself permanently in your brain after just 15 seconds. This Brighton three-piece have achieved what all those grunge revivalists could only dream of: writing a hit while looking like they give exactly zero fucks about it.
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KHUSHI are steadily building a buzz in London with emotionally-charged, building tracks that kind of catch you by surprise. There’s a genuine ear for melody here and a layering of sounds that takes them beyond their peers with hipster pretensions. We’re pretty excited to hear what happens next.
Chester Watson is 16 years old from St. Louis, Missouri and, according to the internet, Co-Founder of the Nu Age Syndicate, producer, playwright, and rapper. Groove doesn’t get close to doing it justice, this is going to be on repeat all summer.
Drenge are a band that are getting a lot of attention right now but justifiably in our opinion. We recommend listening to ‘Necromance Is Dead’ very loud.