The incredible British jazz singer, Zara McFarlane, totally smashed it on Later… with Jools on BBC Two in the UK this week – as you can see for yourself in this YouTube video.
Performing You’ll Get Me In Trouble – taken from her new album If You Knew Her on Brownswood Recordings – Zara’s beautifully haunting voice is accompanied by only an acoustic guitar.
Spooky Black is apparently a 15 year old kid from St. Paul, Minnesota in the US. Regardless of what he looks like and what this music video looks like, I really, really like this track, Without You.
It’s a strange situation; this has gone practically viral – but on some sort of Susan Boyle type tip. He looks odd in his 90s get-up of roll-necks, chinos and do-rags, but has the voice of an angel. Now, I’m glad Susan Boyle never wore a do-rag, … [read more]
Toronto’s finest son, Jesse Futerman, is back with Hidden Basement; a ten-track release collecting tracks that were made around, and after, the period of time he released his ‘Basement’ EPs on our own Jus Like Music Records.
This release showcases a number of Jesse’s different styles, including some more uptempo house-style tracks, while some of it will definitely resonate with those familiar with the three previous EPs. It also includes two remixes, one by the mighty kidkanevil and one by Canadian du … [read more]
For Record Store Day 2014 – which arrives Saturday 20 April – First Word Records have put together a very special 7-inch record. As documented in the above video, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau and kidkanevil were invited to Mr Thing‘s house to raid his record collection in order to create some beats, with the caveat that; Nothing Leaves The House.
The resulting four track 7-inch is something that all beat-heads should seek to add to their own collection, and it’s … [read more]
Record Store Day is in its seventh year of existence and although the sheen is rapidly wearing thin – largely because of major label re-issue madness – there will of course be plenty of excellent treats to pick up this year.
Our post is slightly London centric and we’re happy to inform you that the likes of; Sister Ray, Sounds of The Universe, BM, Phonica, If, Rough Trade (East AND West), Music & Video Exchange (Soho, Notting Hill and Greenwich) and Soul Brother will all … [read more]