Brighton newcomer Steven Stride specialises in crunchy mope-rock somewhere between Elliott Smith and early Modest Mouse. It's Conor Oberst's Desparacidos his new single 'Everyone's Problem, No One's Problem' most recalls though, weaving a saucer-eyed, disenchanted tale of Generation Y drudgery, pay day loans and small town ennui around jangling guitars, snaking bass lines and snarly vocals.
Honne might hail originally from the British Isles' sleepy south west but you wouldn't know it from the lusty, late night, urbanite feel of 'Warm On A Cold Night'. The latest release from electronic imprint Super Recordings, responsible for early singles from likes of AlunaGeorge and Bondax, this debut single sees the pair - identified in their press release as Andy and James, two music teachers from Somerset and Wiltshire via Bow - pit fizzing James Blake electronics against Frank Ocean style croons honey-dipped in soul.
This week's issue of NME sees us chew the fat with the man who's being tipped to steal Disclosure's crown, Lxury. To celebrate, here's a new remix he's done on 'Time' by Jungle. Pick up the mag to read James Bentley's interview with the man himself.
In and out in two thrilling minutes, this latest track from Leeds racketmakers Menace Beach feels like a finely executed bank heist - detonating into life like TNT through a safe wall then careening away in a rush of shredding guitars and screeched backing vocals that wail like distant police sirens.
One of our favourite new bands, Aussies The John Steel Singers release album 'Everything's A Thread' next Monday (July 28) via Full Time Hobby, and we've got the whole thing to stream below. What's more, keyboardist/trombonist/vocalist Pete Bernoth has gone and written us a track-by-track too.