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Single Review: Happyness new summer...

London-based Happyness return with a new track ahead of their second album - the follow-up to 2015 aural time-machine Weird...

Single Review: Lilliput - Turn It Around

Sunderland 6 piece Lilliput are back with a second single 'Turn it Around'. A quick follow up from their debut single...

Single Review: Native People - Ready For...

Imagine an amalgamation of Foals, The 1975 and U2 and you have this atmospheric new output by Native People.   The electro...

Single Review: Deerhunter release new...

Ahead of the release of their greatly-anticipated new record Fading Frontier, Deerhunter have today released a video and song...

Single Review: Tyler, The Creator...

Tyler, The Creator has just revealed a new song in the form of this explosive number 'FUCK IT!'. The Odd Future man...

Single Review: Listen: Father John...

Father John Misty yesterday ousted a new track on his Soundcloud in which he satirises contemporary art, the internet and...

Single Review: We go to the zoo with...

WILDLIFE EP review. by Joe Burek.   Indie Funk band Wildlife introduces themselves with their debut Ep. The bands...

Single Review: Love Nor Money release new...

SupaJam favourites Love Nor Money have today dropped their sophomore single 'Money' online. Is is a piece endowed with...

Single Review: We're into Will Varley's...

Will Varley has been doing great things under the radar for quite some time now but perhaps the time has come for one of the...

Single Review: Boogarins' release live...

Brazilian shoegazers Boogarins have today released a new live video for their track, 'Avalanche'. The track featured,...

Single Review: Video exclusive: EX-Major...

We have to tell you about the touching desperate pleas and isolation of Danielle Woodrow's new track, 'Turning'....

Single Review: Track of the day:...

After 2013's Monomania, Deerhunter have today returned with a new single, 'Snakeskin' from a new record in...

Single Review: Track of the Day:...

Destroyer have just dropped their new single 'Times Square', from the forthcoming record 'Poison Season'. ...

Single Review: Those Delta Wolves - Auricle

Coloured with shades of late-seventies punk and the melodious facets of nineties rock is Those Delta Wolves' second EP in...

Single Review: Polar Beach- 'City Stones'

Hailing from the salty coast of Margate, indie-pop quartet Polar Beach return after their debut EP All The Talk with a brand...

Single Review: Frank Hamilton - Summer EP

That's right Frank, release an EP called Summer just as we're heading into October. Yeah, rub it in why don't you?...

Single Review: Arcade Fire Reflektor

History dictates that any truly forward thinking artist or band will change their sound one their fans get too comfortable with...

Single Review: Single Review: Best...

Ahead of their appearance at Beacons Festival and a UK tour, Best Friends have announced a new single, 'Happy...

Single Review: Cass Lowe - Birthmark

For those who heard some of Cass Lowe's earlier work as a budding songwriter, the past few years have been mildly...

Single Review: The Dash - 3 Times More

The Dash open their latest single with a jangle that would be strutting if it slowed down slightly. We're soon being lured...

Single Review: Track of the day:...

Leeds' Hookworms have unveiled something completely intriguing with this brand new single, 'Away'. The piece has an...

Single Review: Track of the day:...

This simplistic, loose number from supergroup Smartboys feels absolutely encapsulating from the first click of a mouse. ...

Single Review: Track of the day: Beck 'I...

Check out this articulate, dirge-obsessed, guitar-centred beauty from Beck.  Its hypnotic character wavers between...

Single Review: astronomyy - don't need u

"I never really thought about it, I never cared, something's holdin' me back it's in the back of my...

Single Review: Young War - Rose Gold

Young War features a shuffling smooth voice that lightly trembles with emotion. There's a classic jangle that adds an old...

Single Review: Silent Cities: Eigenlicht

Look, I have to be upfront in this review. As I listened to the third track of Silent Cities’ new Eigenlicht EP a...

Single Review: Polar - Create

"I NEVER SWEAR ON LIVES," Polar vocalist Woody screams out at the onset. Polar leave you with no questions as to why...

Single Review: Ligers - 'Break You' and...

London-based 4-piece Ligers drop a honey-soaked offering next month that will suit anyone who desires something breezy yet...

Single Review: Dials - Exodus (Miracle)

South-East Rock band Dials released their début single on Monday. Given that most bands on the planet send us their...

Single Review: Bobbie Gordon - Skin

Bobbie Gordon releases her first slice of new material in a fair while. As an in-demand vocalist, who has performed with Adele,...

Single Review: Har Mar Superstar - Lady,...

Here's something different for your Friday afternoon. It sounds more like Leo Sayer than Har Mar Superstar but that's...

Single Review: Mikill Pane - Good Feeling

Mikill Pane has been lurking in the background for a while now. His collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Example,...

Single Review: Parquet Courts - Smart...

First of all, this is currently an exclusive for the Guardian so follow that link for the track... Here's the 'B'...

Single Review: Passion Pit - Constant...

Passion Pit have today released a remix of their single 'Constant Conversations' by strange choice of Three 6...

Single Review: Vondelpark -California...

Vondelpark started life as one the many 'UK Garage plus shoegaze guitars' outfits that sprung up a couple of years...

Single Review: Don Broco - Whole Truth

All round the land A&R men know that the shiny production line pop gig is up. Pretty much everyone has come to their senses...

Single Review: Rush Midnight - Don't Give...

Well this is quite the sleazy late night groover. I can't be certain that Rush Midnight plays his keyboards whilst wearing...

Single Review: Damian Marley - Dem Neva...

Damian Marley proves that, despite what all good sense might suggest, Wild West honky tonk piano and ruffneck dancehall are a...

Single Review: Tribes - How the Other...

When you write about indie bands daily, you end up cynical. It's impossible not to. Every year a new bunch of chancers roll...

Single Review: Black Manila - Shake That...

Black Manila have been holed up in Toe Rag Studios, infamous alchemist lair responsible for the White Stripes Elephant as well...

Single Review: They Might Be Giants -...

Debuted today on Stereogum, this new track from eighties' veteran's They Might Be Giants is a peach. With a...

Single Review: I Used To Be A Sparrow -...

Swedish act I Used To Be A Sparrow  have produced something genuinely fresh sounding. Warpaint on Invisible Children stops...

Single Review: Rhye - Open (Ryan...

Ryan Hemsworth has become the go to guy for emotive post dubstep-ery, so it's no surprise that he's been enlisted to...

Single Review: The Family Rain - Carnival

Apparently The Family Rain come from Bath. They sound, however, more like they were found spitting and drunk, swinging bloodied...

Single Review: Charlie Brown - On My Way

Charlie Brown is 'on his way'. Cheers for the warning Charlie, it's given us just enough time to double lock the...

Single Review: Parquet Courts - Borrowed...

"It seems these days I'm captive in this borrowed time." This is an unbelievable track from a New York band whose...

Single Review: Theme Park - Tonight

Theme Park take a crack at rustling up some 80s yacht rock and don't do too bad a job at all. Tonight is as polished as a...

Single Review: Petite Noir - Disappear

Is there some irony in a young black South African tethering afrobeat guitar to coldwave indie in the style of every chancer...

Single Review: Thom Yorke's Atoms For...

The trickling' build-up to the release of the Thom Yorke/Nigel Godrich/Flea/Joey Waronker/Maouro Refosco project Atoms for...

Single Review: DJ Koze ft Caribou- Track...

We don't know if this is coming out as a single, or if it's just a teaser for DJ Koze's forthcoming longplayer, and...

Single Review: Frightened Rabbit - The...

I doubt it's the Scottish accent that makes Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson sing like he forgot all words last...

Single Review: Moon Duo - Ich Werde Sehen

Taking their Krautrock ambitions to a logical (if slightly predictable) conclusion, Moon Duo have resung I Can See auf Deutsche...

Single Review: Jagwa Ma - The Throw

Christ knows what they've been slipping in the water in Sydney these last couple of years, but there's a lot of kids...

Single Review: Nite Jewel - Memory, Man

Romana Gonzalez's latest offering speeds up her synthetic funk to a skipping quick step, the jerking rhythm twitching oddly...

Single Review: San Cisco - Wild Things

Wild Things sounds like San Cisco went down the market, picked up a pop hit, then swapped it for a sack of magic beans on the...

Single Review: Evil Alien - Higher Than...

WARNING - The video below has boobs and bum and fanny. Do not scroll down if you are not willing to see that sort of filth....

Single Review: Eaux - Too Dark To Tell

It's a surprise that The xx's success hasn't seen bands and labels rushing to cash in on their uniquely sparse...

Single Review: Declan Zapala - Broken...

We first saw Declan Zapala busking at Hop Farm Festival back in July. We've kept an eye on him since then and were very...

Single Review: Teleman - Cristina

New on Moshi Moshi, Teleman's debut is admirably sparse, a slightly wonky 50's ballad reimagined with warm keys and...

Single Review: Example - Perfect Replacement

One of the convenient things about 2013 only being a couple of weeks old is that it allows for definites - in this case, that...

Single Review: Foxygen - San Francisco

As a rule, I'm against the lazy use of the term 'hipster' applied to anything with a hint of artiness about it. I...

Single Review: Bombers - Drawing Buddy's...

Imagine if The Horrors were still The Horrors, but their singer was a bit crap. Hello Bombers! For some reason this Birmingham...

Single Review: Chapel Club - Good Together

Ummmm ... huh...? What the hell just happened? This has got, like, a drum machine. And then there's all these synthy...

Single Review: Jesse Ware - If You're...

Although the title may have you thinking different, this new single from Jesse Ware was featured on her album as 110%. One...

Single Review: Active Child - His Eye Is...

Now winter has truly drawn in we can't think of anything finer than gathering up the blankets, whipping together a hot...

Single Review: Local Natives - Breaker

With an opening riff lifted wholesale from The Four Tops Motown classic Reach Out, I'll Be There, I was expecting...

Single Review: Thumpers - Dancing's Done

Newly signed to Transgeressive offshoot ParadYse Records, childhood friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr make up the...

Single Review: Dido ft Kendrick Lamar -...

Dido? You remermber Dido right? Ohmygodgreatnews! She's back and as far as I can tell this is the same song she was singing...

Single Review: Toy - Make It Mine

TOY round off a great year with a wistful new single, Make It Mine. As ever the band deliver 80s tinged psychedelia, swirling...

Single Review: Snoop Lion - Here Comes...

Snoop struggles to make a crap tune doesn't he? Even the grubby fingers of Guetta couldn't make him sound totally...

Single Review: Ships - Places

Be warned, I spilt ball scalding hot tea down my crisply pressed strides when the second half of Places kicked in. Just letting...

Single Review: Wheatus - Lemonade

Yup, them. That band who did that song (and that awsome cover) in the early 2000s that you probably haven't heard from...

Single Review: Nick Cave and the Bad...

The first single from the forthcoming Bad Seeds album is the kind of hushed hell ballad that Nick Cave probably sings his kids...

Single Review: Solange - Lovers In The...

Hi hipsters! I see you've all taken Solange Knowles deep within your bosom. You lurve her, right? Shame you weren't...

Single Review: The Vaccines - I Always Knew

An understated single from The Vaccines, I Always Knew shows that everyone has to slow it down once in a while. This is...

Single Review: Haim - Don't Save Me

The buzz around Haim has been bubbling under for most of 2012. The three sisters are on the brink of a tour supporting Florence...

Single Review: Two Door Cinema Club - Sun

Really, really inoffensive indie pop from Two Door Cinema Club. The jaunty bits pop and spangle along in a jolly enough way,...

Single Review: Deap Vally - End of the World

A bag of filthy, greasy, stanky rock n roll from Deap Vally. Our statistics department have calculated that End of the World is...

Single Review: Autre Ne Veut - Counting

With Counting Autre Ne Veut has made something like syrup covered, home made ice cream. He's going for the gloopy thick RnB...

Single Review: Jesse Ware - Night Light

OK, I know Im going against the grian here, but does no one else find Jesse Ware a teeeensy bit bloody boring? I know Night...

Single Review: Gabriel Bruce - Perfect...

And tonight Matthew, I'm going to be... Nick Cave! And off Gabriel Bruce pops, only to re emerge in a cloud of dry ice and...

Single Review: Madness - My Girl 2

Madness have made a sequel to pop classic My Girl and you know what? It's not bad at all. Rejigging the stomping Northern...

Single Review: Peace - Bloodshake

Bloodshake is a pretty decent indie disco number from Peace, competently knocking off Foals mid noughties vaguely African...

Single Review: Charlie Boyer and the...

Charlie Boyer has jacked in his former role as part of London nearly-made-its Electricity In Our Homes to embark on a solo...

Single Review: Calvin Harris ft Florence...

Jesus Calvin, you've got the formula smashed. Teaming up with Florence 'foghorn' Welch, Harris has once again...

Single Review: Everything Everything -...

Wait up a moment. Is this clever or just damn annoying? Last I checked, Everything Everything made big room indie dance like...

Single Review: Big Black Delta - Betamax

We're gonna go out on a limb here: Big Black Delta LOVE the 80s. Not only have they titled their new single after the long...

Single Review: Among Brothers - I Am Certain

Among Brothers are a new mob signed to Too Pure. Their press people throw out some on-trend and not entirely unfair comparisons...

Single Review: Bastille - Flaws

Bastille’s latest is a loping video game waltz that enchants with a glitchy charm. If, like me, you weren’t...

Single Review: Shiny Darkly - Shiny Darkly

  More mini album than single, this 6 tracker from Copenhagen has been around for a couple of months now but has just come...