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The muses of La Musa: Bat for Lashes

Natasha Khan – the one-woman dream-pop vehicle better known as Bat for Lashes – has spent a decade crafting a musical persona that defies easy categorisation. But in her personal life, much of that time has been spent grappling with questions of identity and commitment. Three years ago making fourth album The Bride – an imaginary road-trip of self-discovery – taught her what it takes to feel whole.

Now  the British artist, has announced a new album titled Lost Girls and she has released the song “Kids in the Dark.”

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Hit of the week: Girl Ray ‘Show me more’

North London trio Girl Ray have announced a new album, Girl, and shared a video for its first single, “Show Me More.” Girl is due out November 8. Girl Ray features Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums), and Sophie Moss (bass). Girl is their second album, the follow-up to their cleverly titled 2017-released debut album, Earl Grey.  . Whereas their debut album was a twee-pop gem, Girl is inspired by more modern and electronic pop sounds,

Music by Bergman: Kaytranada 

It’s hard to believe that more than 5 years have passed since Kaytranada first changed things up with his edit of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’. In that time the Canadian-Haitian producer born Louis Kevin Celestin, has gone from Soundcloud to the starry heights of the US hip hop and R&B A-list. Thanks to his indiscutable talent, and a unique way with drum sounds, Kaytra is now the go-to producer for tracks that carry soul while smashing it on the dancefloor.

2019 sees Kaytranada build on the glow up of 99.9%, returning to the international stage with an as yet untitled LP, which will refine and update his signature blend of off-beat drums, machine funk and world-beat samples. Kaytranada has let loose a new song called “Dysfunctional”, a collaboration with Nigerian-American R&B sister duo VanJess,

Best Covers: Sílvia Pérez Cruz ‘The man who sold the World’

“The Man Who Sold the World” is a song written and performed by David Bowie. It is the title track of his third album, which was released in the US in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971. The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu, who had a UK No. 3 hit with her version in 1974, and Nirvana.

In 2014, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, together with Raúl Fernández Miró (Refree), published her album, Granada, composed of 21 songs in which Nirvana songs are covered, such as ‘The man who sold the World.’

Introducing…Gaffa Tape Sandy

Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, Gaffa Tape Sandy‘s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes.

The Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including  IDLES, Peace, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and Indoor Pets.
Their debut EP Spring Killing lead to them performing at Glastonbury Festival.

Gaffa Tape Sandy have just dropped their new EP ‘Family Mammal’. Their first full release via Alcopop! Records, the eight-tracker sees them run-through angsty tales of entitlement, despair and mood swings in a way that’ll totally smack a smile on your face.

The muses of La Musa: Ghum

London based quartet GHUM have been organically fusing post-punk with grunge for over three years, resulting in dangerously dark pop that is often as hostile as it is haunting. Their ghostly sound has continued to evolve during this time; from the brooding atmosphere of their  2017 self-titled EP, to the raw emotion of their 2018 double A-Side single: ‘I’m The Storm / Undone’.  The Coldest Fire’ EP is the last release from the band hailing from Spain, Brazil, London, and Malaysia,