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First Signs of Love No 150. False Advertising

Back in February 2012, we started a new feature called First Signs of Love #FSOL. This week we hit somewhat of a milestone, it’s our 150 First Signs of Love featured artist. FSOL is about those moments when a track grabs us, shakes us, and truly commands our attention. It’s for those few minutes when you

Mammals

First Signs Of Love No 121. Mammals ‘Wolf’

Since 2011, Guy Brown has been writing and performing under the name Mammals. Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches (think Home & Away) he blends folk, electronic and indie rock, and leaves the listener with little doubt that this is an artist who spends a lot of time by the ocean. Lyrically personal, Mammals’ debut Animalia

Young Night

First Signs Of Love No. 108 Young Night – Picasso

Sounding like the Australian love child of Vampire Weekend, Young Night burst on to scene with Picasso, a bouncy, harmonious and highly infectious pop tune, that once in your head won’t be easily shifted. It’s certainly a statement of intent, and although it’s unclear what Pablo ever did to them, the message is clear. “Hey

Sheila Lord

First Signs Of Love No. 94 Sheila Lord – Animals

Sheila Lord‘s artist bio paints a vague, yet specific picture. First impressions are important, and this one was certainly intriguing after describing a bizarre tea party with her influences. “Sheila likes to imagine a tea party with her musical influences: Joni Mitchell and John Lennon would sing about the 60’s, Jeff Buckley and Newton Faulkner

Jakil

First Signs Of Love No 88 Jakil – Look Like Gold

Leading with a soulful voice that couldn’t be more relevant to the current musical climate in the UK come Jakil with their track ‘Look Like Gold‘ A strong social media presence is already in place and their stunningly shot accompanying video is racking up views by the thousands; Jakil manage to deliver intimacy and groove in

Robert Bearsby

First Signs Of Love No 87 Robert Bearsby – I’ll Adore You, For Tonight

  It was just a year ago that Robert Bearsby  played his first show in his home town of Royal Tonbridge Wells. Since then, the momentum has continued to grow around this talented young singer songwriter.  In June he supported Nizlopi at The Borderline and a local live residency demonstrated his ability to draw a loyal local

Beartown Zodiac

First Signs Of Love No. 78 Beartown Zodiac – Karaoke Bites

From South Coast England come Beartown Zodiac with their anthemic track Karaoke Bites. Led by songwriter David Bird-Hawkins, Karaoke Bites is lyrically a compilation of David’s personal travel experiences while taking a career break. Originally written on the Ukulele, the song now takes on the form of guitar based indie-folk. It’s upbeat, catchy and refreshing

Catfish

First Signs Of Love 65. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Homesick

Catfish And The Bottlemen have signalled their arrival in some style. Recently signed to Communion, this, their first single (officially released yesterday) has already caught the ear of Zane Lowe, while 6Music & XFM have been quick to show support and it’s easy to see why. It’s an explosive debut, that possesses a vocal snarl