NZCA Lines – ‘Pure Luxury’ album review


NZCA Lines, the project of producer, multi-instrumentalist and sometime-member of Christine and the Queens’ live band Michael Lovett, are all set to release the mainly self-produced third album ‘Pure Luxury’. The record may have been inspired by key social and political moments on both sides of the Atlantic, but that won’t take away the big…

Joe Goddard Hayden Thorpe Hot Chip Wild Beasts Domino Records collaboration Unknown Song

Joe Goddard and Hayden Thorpe – ‘Unknown Song’


Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Hayden Thorpe (ex-Wild Beasts) have collaborated on new single ‘Unknown Song’. Written and recorded in the early part of the year before all of this, the dance banger will raise your spirits as Hayden sings about ‘where all the lost chords belong’ and broken melodies over synth beats that fall…

Mastersystem Enlightenment stream

Mastersystem – ‘The Enlightenment’ stream


Mastersystem – the supergroup featuring two sets of brothers from Frightened Rabbit, Editors and Minor Victories – have released new single ‘The Enlightenment’ ahead of their debut album, ‘Dance Music’ (out on 6 April via Physical Education). With a fantastically fuzzy and lo-fi sound that matches a thunderous bass line with Grant Hutchison’s ferocious drumming…

Introducing: Meanwhile


We don’t know much about Meanwhile, but then again, most of the great pop stars have been enigmas, haven’t they? We do know that he’s a supremely talented songwriter, singer and producer who has experience as a film composer and is on a one-man mission to bring funk and soul into the 21st century. He’s…