Oktoba

Artist of The Week. Oktoba

Oktoba is the solo project of Brighton based singer-songwriter Chris Athorne. His debut 10-track album ‘Smoke Signals’ sounds like the soundtrack to an Appalachian Trail adventure, it’s breezy Americana, dreamy folk and good honest story-telling all tied together by producer Tim Bidwell. (Kate Walsh, Jack Watts, Fink) This full length album follows his 2014 debut

Band of The Week. Lockerbie

Lockerbie is a 5-piece band originally formed in Reykjavík early 2008 by four 16-year-old friends that shared the interest in making and performing music. Their first song release, Snjóljón, came in the fall of 2009 following winning a competition held by the National Radio of Iceland (RÚV). Snjóljón sparkled interest from various places and the song

Lindsay Kupser

Artist of The Week. Lindsay Kupser

This week’s artist of the week is Lindsay Kupser, an independent singer-songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada. Her new EP ‘Quiet Songs will woo, seduce and gently stir you with it’s blissful intimacy and delightful girl next door delivery. Quiet Songs by Lindsay Kupser Lindsay strives to deliver depth from simplicity and with Quiet Songs, she

Gabriel Moreno

Artist of The Week. Gabriel Moreno

It we’re being honest, Gabriel Moreno’s debut solo release Love and Decadence does not give a great first impression.  From a decidedly average album cover, to the wobbly and over-sung first vocal line, things do not initially bode well. It is fortunate, then, that everything improves dramatically from there. Currently based in London, Moreno was

NONTA

Band of The Week. NONTA

NONTA excite us. The London-based four-piece consisting of George Taylor (guitar/keys/backing vocals), Nonta Libbrecht-Carey (vocals/keys), Harry Gill (drums) and Joe Young (bass) have just released their debut EP ‘Pulse’ and we think it is pretty special. Effortlessly drifting between poignant, vulnerable vocals and powerful widescreen indie soundscapes, there is an undeniable passion to their music that is

Matt Carter

Artist of The Week. Matt Carter

We previously showcased Matt Carter on our First Signs of Love feature and we’re delighted to hear more from him. He’s back with a new six track EP / mini album called Patterns which delightfully picks up from where he left off. Patterns is a delicate mix of folk and country tinged acoustic loveliness. It’s the

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Band of The Week. Brothers Rasputin

Sadly different doesn’t always mean good, luckily in the case of London’s Brothers Rasputin different means exceptional. These three London audiophiles deliver stylish and slick angular funk with an undeniable groove. Their new EP ‘Get Over It’, was released on 28 August and features a host of  impressive cameos including film composer Patrick Jonsson (the Oscar-nominated Virunga),

ed ling

Artist of The Week. Ed Ling

Pretend for the moment that ‘weird’ can be used for descriptive purposes, without the negative connotations.  Then we can happily call Transatlantic Meditation by London’s Ed Ling a little weird.  Weird, as in individual, different, and a very strong debut release. The album is a genre defying journey, full of big ideas and sounds, and

dear-plastic

Band of The Week. Dear Plastic

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia this is 5-piece band ‘Dear Plastic‘ they make part avant pop, part trip hop. It’s music for anyone that fondly remembers Portishead, or Zero 7. Regular listeners may recall us playing their track ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ on Episode 139 of our Lost On Radio Podcast. Despite being close to releasing their