Jam of the Week: Marika Hackman – Driving Under Stars

British folk singer Marika Hackman released her haunting debut album, We Slept at Last in 2015. That album was all original material, none of which appeared on her trio of EPs which preceded it.

Continuing her zeal for new music, Hackman has come up with spins on some Christmas favourites and a couple original songs for her first ever holiday EP. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Favela – Future Visions

Favela - Future Visions EP (960x540)More dance vibes this week from a brand-new producer: Favela. This enigmatic 22-year-old from Leeds emerged onto the dance scene at the end of 2014, when his track, ‘Gong’, began to attract attention on Majestic Casual. Now with a combined total of 2m plays and his dissertation in the bag, his debut EP, Future Visions, was released this week on Transgressive Records’ imprint, Paradyse. Continue reading

Gengahr – A Dream Outside review

Gengahr, press photo 2015 (800x450)The common criticism of indie rock bands today is that they are perpetually stuck rehashing ideas from rock’s golden age. Listening to A Dream Outside, the debut album from north London band, Gengahr, such a criticism might seem fair to some. But to dismiss this band simply because of their “borrowed sounds” would be to miss out on an artful, effectual debut. Continue reading