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Singles That Mingle

With Captain Stavros


Caleb Landry Jones – Hey Dawn

Hey Gary, Hey Dawn Out Friday Via Sacred Bones

Sounds like Nirvana psyche, psyche me up!


Baby Rose – One Last Dance

Slow Burn Out Now Via Secretly Canadian

This was a winner straight out the gate.


Annie-Claude Deschênes – Phones

Les Manieres De Table Out Friday Via Italians Do It Better

Don’t face time us, we’ll face time you. Just go listen to this damn weirdness.


PEM – Awe

Pulls you under like a slow-motion rip-tide. Touring now!


Jess Ribeiro – Jump The Gun

Summer of Love Out April 12 Via Labelman

Always better to jump a gun than a shark we always say.


Hermanos Gutiérrez – Low Sun

Sonido Cosmico Out June 14 Via Easy Eye Sound

Easy on the eyes, and ears.


Nuha Ruby Ra – Fetish 2 Forget

Single Out Now Via Brace Yourself Records

When you eyes lock across a busy room, this’ll be what’s playing in the background.


Metz – Light Your Way Home

Up On Gravity Hill Out April 12 Via Sub Pop

The boys step out of their comfort zone and wear it well.


Desire – Darkside

The Desire for the Darkside is strong with this one.


Sam Akpro – Disposition

Out Now Via Anti-

A bit poppy but can’t fault it really.{/youtube}



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Singles That Mingle


Top new tunes curated by our sommelier of singles, Captain Stavros

Sam Burton


What’s great about this song is that it’s got infinite juxtaposition appeal.




‘Post History’

Ecstasy of Ruin out February 28 via Tough Love Records

Wow, from the ruins of civilisation, please enjoy with our compliments.



‘Come Home’

Natural out May 12 via City Slang

Wow, wee, NSFW (or your mind).


Death Valley Girls

‘Island in the Sky’

Island in the Sky out February 24 via Suicide Squeeze Records

Signature sway coming your way.



‘A Trumpet On The Hillside’

Why Not Now? out April 14 via Tough Love Records

A morosely jaunty tune, what’s even happening here matey? Unnervingly interesting.


Frankie Rose

‘Come Back’

Love As A Projector out April 10 via Night School Records

Feels like a song I’d Shazam.


Teenage Dads

‘Midnight Driving’

Midnight Driving out March 3 via Chugg Music

Full disclosure I didn’t get 10 seconds into the song before recommending it because of Halloween intro with Pinfinger Krugarage. Click at your own peril muhah ah ah aaaaaaaaaah.


Sorry Girls

‘Prettier Things’

Bravo! out June 2 via Arbutus Records

I’m listening to this and thinking, ‘would recommend’, and have done so already. Sorry, you’re getting in late and we’re all out of the good crisps.




Soup’s on! Till the break-of-dawn.


Snow Ghosts


The Fell out now via Houndstooth Records

If the XX were re-incarnated I suppose.


Sam Akpro


Arrival out April 12 via Fair Youth Records

It’s got chops I’ll tell ya what.



‘Lose You’ (Feat Soccer Mommy)

Out Now via Sub-Pop Records

The buddy up you never knew you’d always want to see happen!


Lunar Vacation

‘Only You’

Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp out now via Keeled Scales Records

Smooth as silk.


Dream Wife

‘Hot (Don’t Date a Musician)’

Social Lubrication out June 9 via Lucky Numbers Music

Strum left.


Django Django

‘Complete Me’ (Feat Self Esteem)

Off Planet out June 16 via Because Music

Wow, what a pivot for DD.


Index For Working Musik


Dragging The Needlework For The Kids At Uphole out now via Tough Love Records

It reminds me of a broken watch a time traveller would wear. I have no idea where my mind’s gone. Sorry. It’s a good track though!



‘The Idle Motion’

EP1 out April 7

Weird AND wonderful.


Kate Davis

‘Call Home’

Fish Bowl out March 24 via ANTI

Can you imagine calling home and being put on hold to this? A future I’m totally ready for.




5K out March 31 via Winspear

Barrie consistently hits the mark from different directions.





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