LATEST ACTS AND NEWS:The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for 16-22 July is "Paranoid Park" by OfeliaDorme
Adam Shore reviews math rock group Mutiny on the Bounty's upcoming album Trials
four person, all-female Usain Bolt of the music business, TEEN are
scooping up all the top awards in London in 2012. After picking up June's Act of the Month they have now also won our Video of the Week award.
Abigail Bryant reviews Capitals' new double A-side "Sinking Ship"/"Jealousy"
Antibalas get another airing with their take on GameBoy-funk-afrobeat "Dirty Money"
Miss Alex Pattinson reviews Money the new EP by Sucker for Pumps
The London Music Blog's Act of the Month for June is.........
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is "Coared" by Cheatahs
Adam Shore unearths a gem in Brixton band Dan Leno
Billy Vibes reviews Artmagic's upcoming debut album Become the One You Love
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews Mike Tyler's upcoming album Erection. Does the music live up to the title, or is it a flop?
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is "Prescription Culture" by The Khanz
Miss Alex Pattinson reviews The Hotelles debut tracks "Ignore Me" and "Movie Reel"
Turnpike Glow's new EP Inflated Optimism is reviewed by Billy Vibes
Miss Alex Pattinson reviews new London group Lunchband's summer tune "Beach Song"
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for 11-17th of June 2012 is "Harvest" by East London band The Murder Barn
Adam Shore reviews 4008 year old electronic dance music producer Eluusif's debut single 'I Love My Daft Punk'
Jonathan Tranter reviews SPRY's new EP Taking Landscapes/Leaving Tide.
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews the new chill-out track "Happiness" by the mysterious I Am Bart(ek)
Jack Losh previews Saturday's gig by Gonjasufi at The Village Underground
Patrick Earls reviews the Lettie's new album Good Fortune, Bad Weather and argues that this is one electopop artist that rises above the crowd to gain repeat-button status.
Miss Alex Pattinson reviews Babyfaced Assassins brand new EP
Bill Vibes reviews In Limbo, the upcoming album from TEEN.
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for 4th - 10th of June is We Are On Fire by CocoRosie
Mark Kavanagh searches for reasons behind the fall of the great protest songs that were ripe around the time of aul' Liz's silver jubilee 35 years ago, but have all but faded from existence now.
Antibalas - Sare Kon Kon
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is Lone Rose by George Barnett
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews Beth Steel by Dinowalrus
The London Music Blog's Act of the Month for May is......
Adam Shore reviews Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires' new album There is a Bomb in Gilead
London-based band The Mouth of Ghosts have just released their debut EP When the Sun Sets. Reviewed here by Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy
Jonathan Tranter reviews Bolt from the Blue by new London-based band Howe
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is Electric Light by Woodstock Mafia
Here's a track by Bristol band The Carny Villains, who played a storming set in Brixton last night
Jonathan Tranter reviews Capitals' new summer tune All These Years
Iceni Strings by Nathan Fake
A Heavy Feeling by Jimmy Hawk and The Endless Party
Patrick Earls reviews Modern Driveway, Luke Abbott's new EP and first release since 2010's Holkham Drones
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is Against the Brave by Shinobi
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews Maud in Cahoots
' performance at the Notting Hill Arts Club
Our Video of the Week editor and resident expert Fiona Burke speaks to Sam Hill,
organiser of this year's BBC Music Video Festival and takes us on a crash course in
modern music video styles while letting us know how to get involved in the festival.
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews Said the Whale's new album Little Mountain
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for May 7th - 13th is A Sign from on High/Modern Cavalry by the quite fantastic Lyonnais
Paris based American eerie childlike singers Sierra and Bianca Casady aka CocoRosie are coming to town in August for the London Meltdown Festival. Here Jonathan Tranter reviews their new single We Are On Fire.
South London's Boxes aka Carey Willets is about to release his album Stickers. Here Jonathan Tranter reviews the album's lead single Red Skies
Bristol band BEAK>, which includes Portishead's Geoff Barrow, release their second album >> in July. Jonathan Tranter reviews the single Yatton
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for April 30th - May 6th is Let It Go by Fossil Collective
Double A-side America/Harvest from slick East London band The Murder Barn
Brother Ali - Not a Day Goes By
Lucy Macpherson-Mulcahy reviews California Surf-Pop from those damn hippies the Allah Las
The London Music Blog's Act of the Month for April 2012 goes to.....
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for April 23-29
Pumping Rock 'n' Roll from the enigmatic Phoebe Killdeer and her Short Straws
Montreal natives The Barr Brothers are about to embark on their first UK tour. Here we give you our take on the elegant yet complex beast that is Beggar in the Morning
60s style surf-pop from California band Allah Las
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is........ You're a Runner by Me and My Drummer
Steve Burgan, who mixed Algiers' Blood 7" gives us a peek at his own music, from his recently released album Fire 'n' Brimstone Trooper, which is a big hit here at The London Music Blog
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires are an honest to God no messing around Rock 'n' Roll band who will have you kicking and screaming through the night. Check out their new tune Centreville here.
Alt rock group Ceasefire are unveiling their music to the world for the first time. Have a listen to This Love Will Tear Us Apart, one of their debut hat-trick of tunes.
Lettie - Sanctuary
Brother Dege is giving away his tune Wehyah from his forthcoming album How to Kill a Horse. Download it here and check out his video for another tune from the forthcoming album, Black is the Night.
Video of the Week is Puts Me to Work by Cate Le Bon
Jon Vautier - a singer-songwriter who moved from London to the south-west of England releases his debut EP The Sale Is On, which Lily King reviews.
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for 2-8 April is "Phone Home from the Edge" by Dinowalrus
"Stars In My Eyes" by Dublin acoustic hip-hop act The Original Rudeboys
Funny old rap video "System of Nature" by Barry Lyndon
Dinowalrus - "Phone Home from the Edge" - a first peek at the upcoming album Best Behaviour, set for a June 5th release
Dark Dark Dark - "Something For Myself" live at Abbey Road
Fossil Collective's new track and stop-motion vid "Let It Go"
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week for 25-31 of March is Paw Prints by Tango in the Attic
One of the London Music Scene's hidden gems, every Sunday The Hideaway opens its doors to some of London's most talented musicians. Mark Kavanagh gives us an account of the weekly night, accompanied by 5 live songs recorded at the venue.
Henry Wilkinson reviews Toro y Moi's latest album June 2009, a previously unreleased collection of songs from his early days.
Video of the Week 19-25 of March 2012 is Bad Medicine by Liz Green
Nice new song and vid from Edinburgh artist 'Plum'
Liz Green has just revealed a fantastically detailed stop-motion video to Bad Medicine, the second release from her critically-acclaimed debut album O, Devotion.
Check out Swedish Indie group Simian Ghost's new acoustic video
Curtain Call before they drop into London in early April.
New vid Heartbreaker by London group The Jude
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is In the Cave by Joakim. Article by Fiona Burke.
London/New York based band Algiers have released their powerful debut 7-inch "Blood" after over 5 years together perfecting their soulful experimental gospel sound.
Henry Wilkinson reviews Choreography by Beach Boys wannabees Weird Dreams, which is due to be released on Tough Love on April 2nd.
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week is "Ode to and End" by Capitals
Video of the week is "The Murf" by Israeli electro duo Rendezvous with animation by Scott Benson.
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week (20 - 26 February)
It's the moment you would have been eagerly anticipating if only you
knew it was coming......... The London Music Blog's inaugural Act of the Month goes to...........
The London Music Blog's Video of the Week (13 - 19 February)
Cate Le Bon's mystically soothing voice is accompanying by an equally entrancing video for her latest single Fold the Cloth. Reviewed by Luke McKenzie.
Lawrence Ball's concept driven double album Method Man, made in collaboration with Pete Townshend (of The Who fame) was released on January 31st. Mark Turley reviews the latest incarnation of the Lifehouse project.
English alt-folk-rock outfit Paul Child Band
are building a reputation with scintillating live performances and have
been offering songs to their new fans for free. Holly Moore reviews
their recent gig in Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton.
A new band from the old school, Mike Brown introduces us to Bristolian group Crows Parliament
Two of the most exciting bands on the independent Full Time Hobby label, "The Hooded Fang" and "Pinkunoizu", have joined forces to create a 7" teaser to their upcoming debut albums Tosta Mista and Free Time respectively. Henry Wilkinson gives his thoughts on two groups to keep an eye on in 2012.
The Atelier -
an eclectic group of session musicians from around the London scene
have come together to form what they describe as "the sound of six
friends constantly pushing the limits of their creativity". We describe
it as Jazz Fusion. Seb Hodgkiss explains to us why he has unexpectedly fallen for the group.
Matt Abbott, who gained notoriety for his spoken word performances
around the country returns as the lead singer and frontman of Skint and Demoralised. Holly Moore reviews the group's second album This Sporting Life, due for release on March 12th.
Argun Cakir reviews Cults,
the San Diego duo who have gained praise for their easy listening
synth-pop influenced sound and have sparked heated discussion about
their controversially themed videos.
We recently introduced The Stepkids having got to know them purely through mp3 format. Last night we got the chance to check out the full live spectacle. It was something else. Mark Turley reviews.
Henry Wilkinson reviews Italian based 5-piece A Classic Education's upcoming album Call it Blazing, which is high on the story-rich songs and low on the now almost ubiquitous fuzz and effects pedals.