Vukovi, “Boy George”
A refreshing dose of real rock ‘n’ roll, with a sharp edge. They seem to have had as much fun making the video as they did recording the track. The single’s out 3rd August, after which the Scots will embark on a UK tour in October.


Dastardly, “Breakdown in New York City”
This is my favorite track from the Chicago band’s first full-length album, The Hollow, self-released this week and available to stream in full via Soundcloud.


Oiseaux-Tempête, “Requiem for Tony”
Watch the video for this killer metal dirge, shot in-studio during the recording of the French band’s latest album, ÜTOPIYA, out now.


Kattison, “End Our Sleep”
An impressive A-side off the latest EP from the London DJ and producer, released 29th June. I’m confident saying Tom Haverford would approve, because it’s a banger.


Santigold, “Radio”
I’m always excited to see new music from the consistently awesome Santigold. She’s been busy working on her new album, due later this year, but managed to make time to record this exclusive track for the film Paper Towns, in theatres 24th July.

By Mareva Lindo

Radio-loving, magazine-reading, beer-drinking Chicagoan, journalist and troubadour.