Wilsen – Anahita

Brooklyn-based electric folk outfit Wilsen have just released their stunning debut single ‘Anahita’. This beautiful slow-burner begins softly with singer Tasmin Wilson’s vulnerable yet deep and steady vocals over a gently played electric guitar. The song slowly builds towards a compelling ending as the tempo changes and everything starts to come together. The last last ten/twenty seconds sound particularly brilliant.

The band plan to release their debut album later this year.

Tourist – Tonight

London-based electronic producer William Phillips, better known as Tourist, has dropped a really slick new cut called ‘Tonight’, and it is well worth checking out. If you were a fan of his previous mixes, in particular the glorious ‘You’re Girl’, then I think you’ll really dig his new one.

Tourist drops his Tonight EP on February 18 through Monday Records.

Headaches – No What?


I’ve been in a pure electronic/house mood all day, which is perfect, as I’m just after stumbling upon this little gem of a number by Brooklyn-based electronic artist Headaches. The beats on this track are just sick. Dig in.

Devendra Banhart – Never Seen Such Good Things

On March 12, Devendra Banhart will release his eight studio album Mala. ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’ is the second single from the upcoming album and it sees Devendra looking back on a failed relationship. There’s some typically quirky lyrics on this track like “if we ever make sweet love again, I expect it’ll be quite disgusting”, which I had a little laugh too, but there’s also heartfelt lines like “Love you’re a strange fella, won’t you leave your mark on me”? Stream it below.

Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy

Well, this was certainly worth the wait. Montreal outfit Young Galaxy returned today with their glorious new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. It’s the first new material from the group since their excellent 2011 LP Shapeshifting. I’ve always felt Young Galaxy were a band getting better and better with every album. Their self-titled 2007 debut was a really brilliant album that I had on repeat for months. Similar story again when Shapeshifting came out, but on that album you could really feel the band had stepped up their game. ‘Pretty Boy’ is a shimmering, New Order-esque blast of dance-pop that seems to just soar from start to finish. Listening to this song really is a rush.

Their new album Ultramarine is due out April 23.