Jaimie Hodgson

Jaimie Hodgson

I didn’t half chortle when I discovered Danz from Computer Magic’s birth name is Danielle Johnson. Of all the legions of solo female cred-pop starlets, there’s none – sorry Marina…

Reptar were the most talked-up discovery at this year’s SXSW. The Athens band bring a slapstick cartoony sense of giddy fun to the elecltro indie-pop party. I saw one Austin…

It’s near impossible to use the word avant-garde to describe any form of music, unless it’s like Phillip Glass, without sounding like a right ninny. But in the same breath,…

The other day I caught our reviews desk in another one of their zenned-out bliss-states, while a pile of un-checked pages mounted up between them. I realised that the Austra…

The word ‘sleazy’ at some point over during the Nineties seemingly got co-opted by ‘tudey ‘rawk chicks’ with a penchant for the beatier side of life, resulting in a real…

Ex-Lovers make the kind of heart-in-mouth indie-pop that when it comes on, you realise there’s been a real lack of on the radio for over a decade now. Classic us-against-the-world,…

The Weeknd is taking slow-jams back into the fast lane. Part of Toronto’s swish-looking art collective known as XO (formerly She’s So Lovely), with strongly rumoured -and totally fitting- Drake…

We heard Pscyhologist about the same time we came across the early James Blake releases last year, but while the latter’s profile sky-rocketed in that perilous way the hype-mill seems…

Post-millennial pop purists Neon Gold turned Radar onto a right treat for fans of bold, broadly beaming FM pop rock, Walk The Moon. They come on strong with air strike…

Following in a grand lineage of British dance duos with subversive rhetorics and enigmatic visually-loaded identities, here are Christian Aids. As mysterious as their local buddies Wu Lyf, but with…

To tackle any song called ‘Council Flat Blues’ and come out feeling anything other than horror is no small feat. So to come out feeling feeling good, in a way…

Ezequiel “Cheky” Bertho – aka Algodon Egipcio may or may not be a resolute fan of fine bed linen, it’s tricky to tell from his loopy brand of Venezuelan non-pop.…

San Francisco’s Adeptus is a man of many skills. In his spare time he rehouses stray cats and dogs in Turkey, but by day makes fantastic sad-eyed ghetto-pop like Kreayshawn’s…

The Anticon label used to be the world’s Number One source in leftfield independent hip hop, releasing legendary records from the likes of Themselves, Sole, and Deep Puddle Dynamics. These…

It’s always cute when label mates team-up to cover each other’s songs. It’s even cuter when they’re perhaps not the most obvious sonic matches. So this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFXiPpUwSQ + = BLESS!…

Over-thinking a moniker of coded literary references has never made for an easy band crush, but ace new London lace-starers Echo Lake couldn’t have picked a more literal name if…

Like Veruca Salt playing a squat party in Peckham with no functioning amenities and a rampant infestation of scabies, London’s latest DIY shit-storm have a grotty sense of glam that’s…

We’ve been banging on about this lot loads recently. There’s a lot of bands in London right now that worship at the altar of no-fi NYC uber-imprint Captured Tracks, and…

Miracle is a synth-pop super-duo, comprised of two drone/prog legends – LDN’s Daniel O’Sullivan of Sunn0))), Guapo, and Ulver; and NYC’s Steve Moore of Zombi, Earth and Titan. Though the…

From the same imprint that brought us the majestic gothica of Zola Jesus, the fret alchemy of Marnie Stern, and the sultry anti-folk of CocoRosie, comes EMA, or how her…

Star Slinger’s a furry little Manc who shot into our lives a month or so back with a flurry of fidgety reworkings of the shmindie rat-pack -Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter…

Therapies Son – aka Van Nuys, California’s Alex Jacob – is the latest lo-fi bard to step forward from Transparent Records’ trailblazing lo-fi fold. Imagine the uneasy fragility of Perfume…

In a new series of daily tips, we pluck a new artist from relative obscurity that you could do far worse than spend a few minutes listening to. Grimes is…

Between now and January 4 – ‘the street date’ of Radar’s annual January takeover issue – we’re going to be counting down the artists that didn’t quite make our 20…

Between now and January 4 – ‘the street date’ of Radar’s annual January takeover issue – we’re going to be counting down the artists that didn’t quite make our 20…

Between now and January 4 – ‘the street date’ of Radar’s annual January takeover issue – we’re going to be counting down the artists that didn’t quite make our 20…

Between now and January 4 – ‘the street date’ of Radar’s annual January takeover issue – we’re going to be counting down the artists that didn’t quite make our 20…

Between now and January 4 – ‘the street date’ of Radar’s annual January takeover issue – we’re going to be counting down the artists that didn’t quite make our 20…