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Neil Japhtha x Beg4Cred - I've Seen Things

  In the intricate collaboration between Swindon-born producer  Neil Japhtha and the lyrical wordsmith Beg4Cred , " I've Seen Things " unfolds as a mesmerising tapestry, weaving the essence of London's metamorphosis and self-discovery through the ethereal lens of ghosts. The spoken word narrative, delicately interwoven with synth samples and the subtle echoes of field recordings, beckons you into a realm where observations on the city's evolution and the introspection of the self become inseparable. Beg4Cred's art, like fragments of a profound mosaic, mirrors the nuanced complexity of Japhtha's musical architecture. Each note, a brushstroke of discomfort, paints a canvas of spontaneity, revealing a depth of construction that resonates with both raw emotion and profound reflection.  The engaging discomfort of the composition mirrors the sincerity in the duo's critique, forging a path toward an elusive peace that is sought amidst the shifting shadows of
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Emma Dilemma - Bed All Day

  In the sonorous notes of " Bed All Day " by Emma Dilemma , we find a lyrical exploration of the dance between the warmth of one's cocooned haven and the stern insistence of the waking world. Emma's contemplation rises like a delicate soufflé, where the allure of the bed's embrace is painted in textures of comfort and evasion of daily life.  With a delightful tongue-in-cheek attitude, the song becomes a narrative thread in Emma's hands, weaving through the complexities of existential crises. There's a gentle mockery in the air, as societal expectations are playfully dismantled, revealing the absurdity of the struggle to appear composed and effortlessly cool. In the musical landscape, Christchurch's influence permeates, adding a distinct kiwi charm to the composition. The track becomes a whimsical commentary on the perennial challenge of emerging from the cozy retreat of slumber, as if life itself were a grand stage awaiting one's performance. Emma

Dick Dudley - Cat

  In the much-anticipated return of those satirical post-punk virtuosos, ' Dick Dudley ,' the unveiling of ' Cat ' from their upcoming EP, ' Dog Park ,' is nothing short of a lyrical marvel. With a welcomed resurgence, the band reintroduces us to their signature sardonic wit, interwoven seamlessly into the fabric of this musical creation. In their characteristically deadpan manner, 'Cat' unfolds a narrative delicately balancing on the edge of humor and contemplation—a tale of a feline that has, perhaps unwisely, overstayed its welcome, and a plot for its demise. The northern English accent, a nostalgic echo, infuses the song with an authentic charm, immersing the listener in the world of Dick Dudley's storytelling. With their meticulous craft, the song artfully treads the fine line between satirical jest and a deeper contemplative tone. As an international collective, the past twelve months have seen Dick Dudley unveil a series of EP singles, each a

PLEO - Schoolcave

  PLEO ’s latest single “ Schoolcave " is a nuanced symphony, marrying the gritty resonance of punchy notes with the evocative echo of rasping guitars. The sonic narrative weaves a tapestry akin to the unrestrained momentum of an unpredictable locomotive, each chord adding layers to an ever-mounting intensity.  Beneath the surface, the composition draws inspiration from the philosophical caverns of Plato's Allegory of the Cave, the very bedrock that birthed the cinematic tapestry of "The Matrix." Greg Karageorge's conceptual framework introduces an intriguing contemplation—an exploration into the potential evolution of video games into sophisticated reality simulators. Within this metaphorical "cave," a novel interpretation emerges—a preparatory realm reminiscent of the intellectual crucible found within the hallowed halls of academia.  PLEO's genesis, rooted in Greg's odyssey from Athens to Manchester in pursuit of his artistic vision, imbues &

Peyoti for President - Palestinian Children

  Mid-air, on a flight between the UK and Portugal, Peyoti for President crafted 'Palestinian Children’ , a musical testament echoing the cries of Gaza's suffering children . The reggae heartbeat intertwines seamlessly with Latin guitar whispers, creating a sonic canvas that transcends boundaries. Though draped in a lo-fi aesthetic, the sincerity embedded within the melody radiates a polished luminescence. It's a musical and emotional voyage where compassion meets artistry, where the urgency of a ceaseless cry for peace transforms it into a soul-stirring anthem. Each note, a plea for humanity to unite against the discord. 'Palestinian Children' is more than a song; it's a profound call to action, urging listeners to join the chorus for an immediate ceasefire, weaving threads of awareness and empathy into the very fabric of its composition. Review by Thomas Imposter  

Jodie Langford - Foefetti

  Jodie Langford is back and Green Banana is as pleased as a drunk Punch at Christmas about it. In her latest single, " Foefetti ," she masterfully weaves a poignant tapestry of emotion and storytelling, demonstrating an eloquence that resonates deeply. Collaborating Endoflevelbaddie , the song is enriched by the live elements, infusing it with a vibrant and dynamic energy that authentically captures the raw essence of the moment. Within the lyrical narrative, Jodie artfully depicts the poignant tale of a once-unshakable friendship now marred by betrayal and grief, employing a clever and audacious twist on the Happy Birthday song. Departing from her usual labyrinthine wordplay, Jodie embraces a simpler yet assertive lyricism, demonstrating her willingness to explore new musical avenues and seamlessly incorporate diverse genre influences. The accompanying video adds a compelling dimension, revealing Jodie's palpable frustration through the symbolic act of destroying cakes

Halo Kitsch - I was a virgin (on drugs)

  Halo Kitsch 's latest single titled " I was a virgin (on drugs) ," emerges as a poignant fusion of pop sensibility and a rebellious ethos, firmly establishing her ascent within the burgeoning indie pop rock landscape of Los Angeles. Infused with a wealth of angst and a palpable attitude, this track resonates as a defiant anthem, leaving an indelible mark upon the listener's musical sensibilities. At the core of this sonic revelation are the searing guitar arrangements and infectious drum patterns that propel the composition forward. Halo Kitsch exhibits a fearless embrace of a sound that marries edginess with a tantalizing spiciness, crafting a musical milieu where the boundaries between pop refinement and unapologetic rock dissolve seamlessly. The instrumentation serves as a dynamic counterpart to the rebellious thematic undercurrent, immersing the audience in a visceral sonic experience. Front and center in "I was a virgin (on drugs)" is the evocatively

Outblinker and aortarota - Cold Star

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Candid Faces - Telephonophobia

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Slumclub - Bottom of a Cheque

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Komplizen der Spielregeln - Kaviar

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