This week’s Buzz section in Radar sees us big up The Symposium, who’ve risen from the same Chicago scene as The Orwells and Twin Peaks. There’s a definite Casablancas-tint to their tunes (not least in the vocals), so anybody out there wishing Julian would swap the ARE Weapons-inspired racket for something a little more, uh, ‘Is This It’, might wanna give them a listen.
There’s also Lapsley, who’s had a few mentions from us already – but is now even more worthy of your time since she’s inked a deal with XL. Expect huge things next year for her. And then, Matt Mondanile from Real Estate talks to us about his favourite Radar-level artist too. See:
“Itasca is a great folk singer from Los Angeles. Her real name is Kayla Cohen, and she makes really nice songs, all recorded at home so there’s a very intimate feel. She has a beautiful voice.”
Listen to everybody mentioned above and more below – and pick up the latest issue of the mag to read what we’ve got to say about every act on the playlist.