Category Archives: Introducing

Introducing… Hiatus Kaiyote

Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, twice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote returns in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant.  Hiatus Kaiyote broke internationally in 2012 with their first LP, Tawk Tomahawk,

Their music defied categorization: Some called it “neo-soul,” others “future soul”; the band calls it, simply, wondercore. They share a new song and video from their forthcoming album Mood Valiant,   “Red Room” was born out of a bass and drum groove by band members Paul Bender and Perrin Moss when the group went to Rio De Janeiro in 2019 to work with legendary Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai, who features on their previously-released single “Get Sun.”

Introducing…Blonde Otter


Blonde Otter
is a five piece rock band from NYC. The sound can be described as a mix of power pop, new wave and garage rock. Blonde Otter have developed a style of writing that raises the familiar to an intriguing form without relying on the now tired tropes of irony, shock, melancholy, ruthless introspection, or outward lashing. They search for emotional highs but never seem to break the sorrow that comes from feelings of being useless, being misunderstood, a lost love, or growing up. It’s the same mix of fun and sadness you experience from a summer crush.

Introducing…Alfa Mist

Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who’ve taken on jazz as their musical narrative. On his new album Bring Backs the producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz.

Introducing… Chubby and the Gang

West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies. For every moment of punk imperfection, there’s an intricate flurry of detail!

Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene, Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.

Through sheer force of strength, their debut album Speed Kills pummelled its way out of the local hardcore scene and across the Atlantic, where it was met with a landslide of critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.

Now, they have unleashed their brand new single ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’, which will be part of a double A-side 7” with new’un ‘Life’s Lemons’ released on 28th May via Partisan.

Introducing…CANNONS

Music shuffles around the past, the present, and the future. All at once, Cannons recall warm memories, soundtrack the bliss of the moment, and gaze towards a brighter tomorrow. The Los Angeles trio—Michelle Joy [vocals], Ryan Clapham [lead guitar], and Paul Davis [drums, keys]—co-mingle handcrafted analog production, glossy guitars, and cinematic synth-craft with fluid breathy vocals and evocative lyrics threaded together by classic songbook poise.

Cannons have shared their groove-laden new single, ‘Bad Dream’. The LA trio have a sense of old-school cool that flows through their work with an ’80s revivalist element to their sound, and their latest effort, ‘Bad Dream’, is no different and sees Cannons look set to follow up on a breakthrough year in 2020.

Introducing…UNKLE

For the past 30 years, James Lavelle has been at the forefront of global club culture. Known as much for his highly eclectic DJ sets as for his production work as UNKLE, Lavelle has been lauded as a highly influential tastemaker and musical curator.

Seven years later Where Did the Night Fall, British collective UNKLE returned with a new album The Road Part 1 in 2017. In 2019, the James Lavelle-founded project released the follow-up The Road: Part 2 (Lost Highway) which the feature of artists like Keaton Henson, Elliott Power, Miink, Philip Sheppard, Liela Moss, Tessa Angus and many more. Now they have release a new mixtape called Rōnin I.

Introducing…Flamingosis

Flamingosis is the moniker of Aaron Velasquez, a New Jersey-based electronic music producer, beatboxer and DJ. The name Flamingosis is derived from a move invented by his father, a five-time free-style frisbee world champion. Flamingosis fuses together influence from beat scene pioneers like J Dilla with a deep love of vintage funk and disco to create new takes on old styles. in 2016, flamingosis released 2 records, “Bright Moments” and “Great Hair” and broke 15 million plays on soundcloud.

 Flamingosis has shared his brand new single, “Cosmic Feeling”, and curates a frisbee-fueled journey to the cosmos in its animated music video. The song samples Niteflyte’s 1979 classic “If You Want It” atop lush strings, synthy melodies, and a stank-face-inducing bass line.