One of my favourite new artists to emerge in 2014 gives his first NME interview this week. Idris Vicuña goes by the name Eyedress, and in the mag he chats to Kevin EG Perry about growing up in Arizona and California before moving back to Manila when he was a teenager. From there he's created some wonderfully evocative music, which is slotting right into place on XL-affiliated label Abeano. His 'Supernatural EP' is out now and comes highly recommended.
Sheffield punks Nai Harvest return on March 3 with new EP 'Hold Open My Head', and here we have the premiere of the title track.
The jetlag's almost subsided and my liver's vaguely functioning again after a heady five days at M for Montreal festival. The city's annual music showcase has been putting on the most exciting new Canadian bands at venues across the Quebec capital since 2006. The range of artists was pretty great – hipster beatmakers, wonky dream popsters, punk noiseniks and some slightly bizarre Quebec folk acts all sat alongside each other at the various venues.
Fat White Family have become something of an institution around these parts in the last six months. They're probably the best band in London right now, and the few songs I've heard by them that should be on their next album are all brilliant. It sounds stupid, but it's quite rare to hear a band who actually get better as they become more popular. Anyway, this is their latest collection of tunes and all three are as mad as a box of frogs.
NY five-piece have been out and about in the UK and you might have seen them touring their indie-folk electronica circuit this month. Following the released of their self-titled enjoy an unheard B-side from Caveman below.