Psycho Egyptian has spent the past year knocking about on tour with Mykki Blanco, who picked him up following debut single 'Black Guys In Motorcycle Jackets'. Here, the New York native - real name Devin Kyle Cuthbertson - returns alongside The Savage with new single 'DOCX'. Check out the video, directed by Michael Intil, below.
LA via Cardiff songwriter H Hawkline has been making underground waves with his self-described "strange pop" for a few years now, but it's with latest album 'In The Pink Of Condition' that he's set to make a big splash. His first as a signed artist, the record is out on February 2 via Heavenly.
It's the first great music spat of 2015. Noel vs Ed; the old warhorse vs the young pretender; the grizzled rocker vs the spritely pop singer. For the past few weeks, Gallagher and Sheeran have enjoyed taking little potshots at one another, ever since Noel insisted that he couldn't bear to live in a world in which Sheeran headlined Wembley. "I can live in it," promptly replied Sheeran. "It's really enjoyable". And today (January 26), Sheeran revealed he'd taken it even further.
Both PJ Harvey and Björk have been in the news this week, but for very different reasons. Harvey's been publicly recording her follow-up to 'Let England Shake' in her much-hyped pay-to-watch sessions at Somerset House, with fans able to observe her working on new music behind a glass booth; it's a bold, strange experiment that opens up the normally cloak-and-dagger recording sessions to the masses. Björk, meanwhile, was forced into action by others: after her 'Vulnicura' LP leaked online, she rush-released it on iTunes.
Here we are with the 17 buzziest bands of the week, as taken form NME's Radar section in current issue of the mag (January 24, 2015). Pick of the bunch for me are new London fourpiece The Moon (pictured above). I was lucky enough to be invited to a rehearsal with them late last year, and was sufficiently impressed. Some of their tunes (not the one below, admittedly) had a kind of Slits-esque groove to them, while others, like the brilliant 'Eureka Moment' remind me of Britpop's more sultry moments.