Good Service – ‘Summer Muses’

Noah Fardon, performing as Good Service, was born in Nashville, and is now back there – with a long convoluted journey that saw him living in Maine, where he translated Ancient Greek. If that’s not enough to get you interested, then his music definitely will be.

Soft People Get ‘Tender’ With New Single Out July 12

Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.

Dido Adds November/December Dates To UK tour – New Album ‘Still On My Mind’ Out Now

Ahead of her first album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’, out now on BMG, Dido has announced five further UK dates in November and December, in addition to her already sold out UK tour this May. Commencing at the Birmingham Arena, on 28 November, Dido will also perform in Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, and Sheffield, before winding up at the Evintim Apollo, London, on December 8.

Dido Is Definitely Back With New Album ‘Still On My Mind’

‘Still On My Mind’, set for release on March 8, is the first album from Dido in five years, and nearly didn’t happen.

Raised On TV – ‘Caroline’

Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.

Ferry Corsten Releases Debut Film Score ‘Don’t Go’

Ferry Corsten, from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, got into music as a hobby. Such was his passion however that it rapidly spiralled into a full-blown profession. His emotionally charged electronic dance music, which crosses genres – not just trance, but also progressive-house, and electro – has always put him ahead of the game, making music which others try to emulate.

Soft People – ‘The Absolute Boy’

Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.

The Ivy Walls – ‘White Ocean’

Synth rock band The Ivy Walls have been a staple in the Downtown area of Los Angeles for the past decade, endearing themselves not just to music fans, but also to the famous and celebs as well.

Elvyn Rhud Drop Jangly Psych Nugget ‘Orange Is For Love’

With a sound resembling Brian Jonestown Massacre, French duo Elvyn Rhud have released the single, ‘Orange Is For Love’, from a shared 7″, divided between them and Alpha Du Centaure. The track was released on 28 September via Pyrrhic Victory Records, and has a jangly guitar vibe which wouldn’t sound out of place in an old Western.

Sam Smyers – ‘ So Consumed’ (feat. Kyan Palmer)

With his tropical sound one might be mistaken for thinking Sam Smyers was from Miami. Instead, the producer, who has released his track, ‘So Consumed’, featuring Kyan Palmer on vocals, is from Los Angeles, and the summer sound owes more to Malibu than South Beach.

Lillemäe – ‘Awakening’

We’ve written about Lillemaäe a lot on here, and the Swiss producer continues to go from strength to strength. ‘Awakening’ is an uptempo trance…

Mostaph’a – ‘Penumbra [002]’

‘Penumbra [002]’, from Mostaph’a, is atmospheric with a mesmerising rhythm. Comprising a variety of tracks over the space of nearly two hours, it ranges in sound from Deep House and Progressive House, to what he’s styled Babylon House, a reflection of his origins in Beirut, Lebanon.