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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…

Bill Ryder-Jones shares ‘And Then There’s You’ piano reinterpretation video from ‘Yawny Yawn’


Following an appearance at Glastonbury Festival and ahead of the release of ‘Yawny Yawn’ (a piano and vocals version of last year’s ‘Yawn’ album – Pre-order via Dom Mart now) Bill Ryder-Jones has shared a goosebump-inducing video for ‘And Then There’s You’. The stripped-back nature gives more focus on the reflective lyrics as the lead character…

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Villagers – ‘Summer’s Song’


We’re almost halfway through July so of course Conor O’Brien’s Villagers are bringing some more sunshine into all of our lives with ‘Summer’s Song’. Produced by Conor and mixed by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips), Conor claims it’s ‘the closest I’ll ever get to writing a pure pop song’ and reveals ‘it was really…

Hayden Thorpe – ‘Earthly Needs’


Hayden Thorpe has shared ‘Earthly Needs’, the third song to be taken from his upcoming solo album ‘Diviner’ (out on Domino on Friday 24 May – pre-order here). With its synths, programmed drumbeats and deeply personal lyrics (‘I cannot unlove you’), the song opens in a style that brings to mind ‘Digital Ash’-era Bright Eyes…

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Villagers – ‘Courage’ video stream


We’ve been huge fans of Villagers ever since Conor O’Brien appeared on Jools Holland a few years back to deliver a stunning solo rendition of ‘Becoming a Jackal’. The album of the same name lived up to the potential of its lead single and then 2013’s ‘{Awayland}’ saw Conor invite his bandmates into the fold…