Today, New York’s Wiki is back to share a new video. “Stickball,” one of the standouts from Wiki’s recently released debut album, No Mountains in Manhattan, receives a visual treatment reminiscent of old New York that finds Wiki and company playing stickball in the streets of downtown Manhattan.

In August, Wiki released No Mountains in Manhattan to critical acclaim. Hailed as a “true New York poet” (The FADER), Wiki has further solidified his place as one of the most exciting young voices in rap with his candid perspective on coming of age in New York.

Watch “Stickball” below …


No Mountains in Manhattan

[Wiki] fully assumes the roles of storyteller and leader” – Pitchfork

Wiki just delivered one of the best rap albums of 2017” – DJ Booth 


GOAT GIRL Share new single ‘Cracker Drool’

South London’s Goat Girl are excited to share the video for new track ‘Cracker Drool’, which was produced by Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, Kate Tempest) and recorded in his South London studio. The video was directed by CC Wade and was filmed in Sussex by the London based brothers who have previously worked with King Krule. Pre-order the 7inch here:

‘Cracker Drool’ will be released on the 8th December on limited edition 7” backed by exclusive B Side ‘Scream‘. The track is available on all streaming services now.

Goat Girl head up an emerging set of groups from South London who have been inspired by the burgeoning local scene there. A classic sketch by the late great comedian Bill Hicks inspired their band name.

Goat Girl – ‘Cracker Drool’
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Garage is back! Kurupt FM – Suttin Like That

The Lost Tape released 17 November
Share new single ‘Suttin’ Like That’

Having already made history by single-handedly bringing back UK Garage, Kurupt FM have decided to do it again with the greatest mix ever recorded – according to them. 

Taken from this legendary Lost Tape set, which was broadcast live on Kurupt FM 108.9 and was recorded onto cassette tape by an anonymous listener, ‘Suttin’ Like That’ is a 100% Kurupt original. MC Grindah says of the track “EVRY 2 OR 3 YEARS WE DROP A  NEW SINGLE. NOW IS THAT TIME.? SUTTIN LIKE THAT! MAKE SURE YOU COP DAT.”

With the music video premiering via BBC One’s new ‘Sounds Like Friday Night’ show, ‘Suttin’ Like That’ kicks off the hype of The Lost Tape and goes some way towards proving it’s legendary status.

Once lost in a backpack in deepest Brentford, The Lost Tape has now been uncovered, remixed and mastered for the very first time. A journey across an entire CD, the tape documents the seminal tracks which have shaped club culture from Hammersmith Boulevard to the Champagne Steam Rooms.

Get ready for Kurupt FM to change the course of music history, yet again.

Kurupt FM – ‘Suttin’ Like That’
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Kurupt FM – The Lost Tape is out Friday 17th November via XL Recordings 

LANKUM present New Track + Video ‘The Granite Gaze’

Check out new track ‘The Granite Gaze’ from Lankum’s new album “Between the Earth and Sky”, which is released now on Rough Trade / Rhythmethod. Described as a song “Dedicated to the women and children of Ireland, past and present” by Lankum themselves and sung by Radie Peat of the band.

The accompanying video has been made by cult Irish filmmaker Stephen McCollum (also responsible for the hilarious Award winning ‘Pullin’ The Devil By The Tail’ animated short film series).  Stephen has described the video as: ‘A metaphysical allegory exploring mankind’s capacity for ignorance and destruction of innocence in the face of celestial mystery, expressed in plasticine.”

Rough Trade label head, Geoff Travis contextualised,“On their first album the original song “Cold Old Fire “ is rapidly becoming an anthem for these times, listen to the Dublin audience sing every word with the band in concert. On the new album another original song “Granite Graze” serves a similar function of reminding us that the band are not merely traditionalists but classic song chroniclers of these modern times”.

Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They’re a Dublin four-piece who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. The band comprises of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat. When not on tour Ian lectures in Irish Folklore and musical traditions in University College Dublin, while Cormac and Radie grew up as champion traditional players, on the fiddle and concertina, respectively. Yet Lankum are not purely trad themselves, in the same way The Pogues were more urban music. Rough-hewn and raw, they’re the most exciting thing in Dublin right now.

The band was originally formed by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four-piece group playing today. The release of their album ‘Cold Old Fire’ and a subsequent appearance on the BBC television programme, ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ cemented their reputation as a band that successfully crosses genres. Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone. Lankum are busy breathing new life into old music.

“Lankum are the darlings of Dublin’s 300 year-old folk scene.” Colin Irwin – The Guardian

5/5 fRoots

8/10 Uncut

4/5 MOJO

William Eggleston’s Secret World Of ‘Musik’

NPR (wonderful creatures that they are) give us a glimpse in this famed photographer’s world of music as he releases his first ever album this coming Friday!

The film is by Rick Alverson – but a little more to be discovered by Tom Huizenga at NPR! – Read it HERE

Highly recommend this 7 minutes of your time!



Spoon – release new face dissecting video





Clearly it was time Lou Reed’s ‘No Money Down’ video was remade for the 21st century,” says Britt Daniel, adding, “We did the research, and it turns out 80 percent of our fan base is composed of graphic designers. This one’s for y’all.”

Set in the world of a YouTube Photoshop tutorial, Spoon have released what may be one of the most simple-yet-brilliant music videos of all time for Hot Thoughts standout single, “Do I Have To Talk You Into It.” We’re here to help break it down…

Step 1 – Hire Brook Linder, the mastermind behind recent Nine Inch Nails and Beck videos, to direct.  He explains the method behind the madness in today’s behind-the-scenes interview with Gizmodo, HERE



Step 2 – Take some captivating photos of the notoriously sharp Britt Daniel

Step 3 – Erase his eyeballs


Step 4 – Let your inner Picasso fly


Step 5 – Remove his skin (it’s almost Halloween after all)


Step 6 – Erase his face


Step 7 – Well… we can’t give everything away…

Recent live reviews can confirm the face-melting, actually happens in real life, sans Photoshop:

“Each song was everything it could possibly be… Few bands are as intuitively in-sync as Spoon. Exuding a meticulous yet ferocious energy, they made sure no one in the crowd forgot it” –San Francisco Weekly (Greek Theatre)

“A greatest hits show… there were no sleepers in this rapid fire rock set” –Billboard (Lollapalooza)

“[They] demonstrate how it’s possible to evolve and bring in fresh ideas while retaining the terse, melodic impulse of its vintage days” –Chicago Tribune (Lollapalooza)

“The perfect festival band” –Brooklyn Magazine (Panorama)

“The perfect way to end an incredible weekend of music” –American Songwriter (Forecastle)

Spoon’s ninth album, the Dave Fridmann-produced Hot Thoughts, came out to a cavalcade of critical ecstasy in March, and has sustained continuous praise the “Mid-Year Best-Of” lists of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, and more, a sure sign of what’s to come as we enter the last leg of 2017.