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Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris - Batches & Cookies

Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris
Batches & Cookies

Totally Gross National Product

The flurry of media this month for Detroit MC Lizzo, on tour in the UK with Har Mar Superstar, has...

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29 Nov 2013
Avicii - Hey Brother

Avicii
Hey Brother

Positiva/Virgin EMI

We probably aren't the first and almost certainly won't be the last to point out that the last time daytime...

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28 Nov 2013
Songhoy Blues - Soubour

Songhoy Blues
Soubour

Transgressive

Songhoy Blues are a four-piece indie band from Timbuktu in the desert north of Mali, which until recently was occupied...

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27 Nov 2013
James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier

James Vincent McMorrow
Cavalier

Believe Recordings

James Vincent McMorrow's debut album, 2011's folk-anthemic Early In The Morning, managed to pull off the neat trick of combining platinum-selling...

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26 Nov 2013
Fuse ODG - Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)

Fuse ODG
Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)

3 Beat Productions / Off Da Ground

Afrobeats impresario Fuse ODG's summer smash Antenna, the follow-up to internet hit Azonto, surpassed even our own expectations. After a lengthy sojourn on...

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25 Nov 2013
George Barnett - Animal Keeper

George Barnett
Animal Keeper

available

Not unlike Robert DeLong, Herefordshire singer-songwriter and poly-instrumentalist George Barnett does everything himself. Unlike DeLong, Barnett isn't yet twenty years old...

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22 Nov 2013
Sivu - I Lost Myself

Sivu
I Lost Myself

Static Signals / Atlantic Records

We've been folllowing Sivu's progress this year in the Compass pages of the RotD magazine, and it has been a...

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21 Nov 2013
Bo Saris - Little Bit More

Bo Saris
Little Bit More

Deram

There's a neat irony to the fact that Bo Saris is from Haarlem, the Dutch town that gave its name to...

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20 Nov 2013
NONONO - Pumpin Blood

NONONO
Pumpin Blood

Warner Bros Records/One More Tune

There's a giddying sense of déjà vu about NONONO's Pumpin Blood, and not just because of its passing resemblance to...

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19 Nov 2013
The Moth & The Flame - Sorry

The Moth & The Flame
Sorry

Hidden Records

Like an apology extracted from a recalcitrant four year-old, the titular Sorry of this track by LA three piece The Moth...

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18 Nov 2013
Gareth Malone - Calgary

Gareth Malone
Calgary

Decca Records

In August of this year a bizarre, almost unrecognisable but oddly intriguing choral version of Death Grips' cranium-mangling hip-hop anti-hit Guillotine surfaced...

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15 Nov 2013
Ulla Nova - Kid From London

Ulla Nova
Kid From London

unsigned

We don't know a great deal about Ulla Nova, other than that she's from London and we can't stop playing...

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14 Nov 2013
Say Lou Lou - Better In The Dark

Say Lou Lou
Better In The Dark

Columbia Records

Inclusion in a bands-to-watch list is one thing, but making a 100 Cultural Things You Should Know list - and...

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13 Nov 2013
IYES - 'Til Infinity

IYES
'Til Infinity

Duly Noted Records

We first featured Brighton's then-unsigned IYES, comprising Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanova, in the Compass pages of the magazine in...

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12 Nov 2013
Ali Love - Another

Ali Love
Another

Crosstown Rebels

There's already a kind of soothing familiarity to the tones of Ali Love, one half of dance duo Infinity Ink...

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11 Nov 2013
To Be Frank - Half The Man

To Be Frank
Half The Man

Church Cottage / Solebay Music

Among the more gratifying of this year's trends has been the blurring of lines between guitar-wielding singer-songwriter and knob-twiddling producer,...

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08 Nov 2013
Lucius - Turn It Around

Lucius
Turn It Around

unsigned

That Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the driving forces behind Brooklyn quintet Lucius, are both Berklee graduates will surprise no...

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07 Nov 2013
Ninetoes feat. James Newman - Silver & Gold (Finder)

Ninetoes feat. James Newman
Silver & Gold (Finder)

Columbia Records

Some Ibiza anthems seem almost destined for greatness, while others sneak in from the left field. With its carnivalesque beats and...

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06 Nov 2013
Dan Croll - Home

Dan Croll
Home

DERAM

Featuring hands-down the most heart-warming scenes of a rising singer-songwriter jamming with his granny that you'll see all day, the...

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05 Nov 2013
London Grammar - Nightcall (LG Re-edit)

London Grammar
Nightcall (LG Re-edit)

Metal & Dust Recordings / Ministry of Sound Recordings

No apologies for our third London Grammar feature in as many releases; If You Wait is one of our albums of...

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04 Nov 2013
Gossling - Wild Love

Gossling
Wild Love

Dew Process/Unsigned

If there's anything bubblegum about alt-pop Aussie songstress Gossling, it's more Bazooka Joe than Bubblicious. The Guardian's Paul Lester describes her distinctive...

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01 Nov 2013