This week mag's Lead Radar is East India Youth aka William Doyle. 'Total Strife Forever', his debut album, will be out on January 13 and you can catch him live from the end of January.
There's been a scrappy demo of Kagoule's 'Made Of Concrete' floating about for ages now. It's always been a popular tune - a signpost as to where the Nottingham band's capabilities lie.
Leeds heroes Menace Beach release new EP 'Lowtalker' on Memphis Industries on January 13, and we've got the premiere of 'Fortune Teller', taken from it, below. It's all about that sleepy twin guitar/Farfisa riff that kicks things off – busy as fuck and yet one of the most instantly-alluring things we've heard all year.
It's that time of the year again... Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and music magazines the world over are herding truculent albums into carefully-determined formation. Needless to say, the only 100% true and accurate reflection of the year's musical output was published by this very magazine, and can be found in full here. We know that other (less accurate) lists are available.
Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus has kept a relatively low profile this year. That's not to say he hasn't been busy. Since revealing himself as Captain Murphy at the end of 2012 he's worked with a ton of artists including Goldie, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat as well as curating a radio station for Grand Theft Auto V and scoring short film 'Wildcat' and cartoon series 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'. Last night he answered questions from fans and revealed loads of cool stuff about his 2014 plans including a desire to work with Brian May.