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The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy

The Spinto Band
Oh Mandy

unsigned/Alex The Great

The intro to Oh Mandy was enough to win us over to this band. This has potential to become an...

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29 Jul 2005
Guillemots - Who Left The Lights Off, Baby?

Guillemots
Who Left The Lights Off, Baby?

unsigned/Fantastic Plastic

There's a buzz building around Guillemots and no wonder. Their brief is to make popular music interesting and fresh, and...

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28 Jul 2005
Fell City Girl - Weaker Light

Fell City Girl
Weaker Light

Nomadic Music

This is one of those singles that could only be by a new band - and a band who demand...

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27 Jul 2005
Schnappi - Schnappi

Schnappi
Schnappi

Universal Music TV

We don't pretend to fully understand the Schnappi phenomenon, but it is undoubtedly fascinating. It's a four year-old girl singing...

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26 Jul 2005
The Heys - Pressure

The Heys
Pressure

unsigned

This band really caught our ears for the usual reason (or not that usual sadly) - they've got at least one really...

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25 Jul 2005
The Rogue Element - Let Me Breathe

The Rogue Element
Let Me Breathe

Exceptional

It's dance music but not as we have known it recently. Retro but fresh, full of energy and not pigeonholed...

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22 Jul 2005
Shelly Poole - Hard Time For The Dreamer

Shelly Poole
Hard Time For The Dreamer

Transistor Project

It's a hard time for the dreamers but it's an even harder time for the career pop songwriters. The silver...

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21 Jul 2005
Braund Reynolds - Rocket

Braund Reynolds
Rocket

Phonetic

This is most exciting record you could dance to we've heard in a long time, especially as it's all live...

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20 Jul 2005
Xpatriate - The Spaces Between

Xpatriate
The Spaces Between

unsigned

Expatriate are an Australian band who fit in well with that's going on in the UK right now - they...

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19 Jul 2005
Hush - If I Was

Hush
If I Was

Universal Denmark/Island

Since we last featured this, Island have committed to releasing Hush in the UK and we're delighted that If I...

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18 Jul 2005
Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek

Imogen Heap
Hide And Seek

Megaphonic

This featured in the season finale closing montage of The OC, causing it to leap from #98 to #32 on...

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15 Jul 2005
Nine Black Alps - Unsatisfied

Nine Black Alps
Unsatisfied

Universal Island

Unsatisfied is a deeply satisfying piece of songwriting - the best Nine Black Alps track yet. We keep hearing it...

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14 Jul 2005
The Tourettes - Silent Violent

The Tourettes
Silent Violent

unsigned

Stockholm's The Tourettes are so called because the singer has a mild form of Tourettes. They're managed by Teenage Fanclub...

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13 Jul 2005
Saul Williams - Black Stacey

Saul Williams
Black Stacey

Fader/Wichita

Great reactions when we featured this first time around. It's his most commercial track and it provides radio with a...

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12 Jul 2005
Mattafix - Big City Life

Mattafix
Big City Life

Buddhist Punk

Mattafix are intriguing for several reasons. They describe themselves as Massive Attack fronted by Shuggie Otis. That's a great description,...

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11 Jul 2005
Stimulator - Fame Is Lame

Stimulator
Fame Is Lame

Org/The Lab/Universal

Stimulator are led by singer Susan Hyatt (Pillbox) and guitarist-producer Geoff Tyson (who was in the terrifying Snake River Conspiracy)....

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08 Jul 2005
Goldfrapp - Ohh La La

Goldfrapp
Ohh La La

Mute

This band get better and better and could be about to get a lot bigger. Ooh La La is their...

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07 Jul 2005
Axwell - Feel The Vibe

Axwell
Feel The Vibe

Data

Like Lola's Theme and Groovejet, this started life as an instrumental and was a massive club record without a vocal....

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06 Jul 2005
Uniting Nations - You and Me

Uniting Nations
You and Me

Gusto

With Uniting Nations' last single Out Of Touch, we ran it past the RotD team, then we waited until there...

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05 Jul 2005
Fear of Music - Skin and Bones

Fear of Music
Skin and Bones

Blowout

Shortly after we first featured Skin And Bones, we heard it played on the PA between bands at a gig...

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04 Jul 2005
Foy Vance - Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness

Foy Vance
Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness

Wurdamouth

Freshwater Hughes managed Joss Stone until recently (the split was apparently amicable - she came to the end of her...

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01 Jul 2005