Irish folk artist James Vincent McMorrow's aiming for success in the US, but what will the Americans think of his debut EP?
Frank Turner's latest EP provides a glimpse at his forthcoming album. But Rock & Roll is far from being a stopgap release.
Cassius remind us why they'll always be formidable French Touch-House pioneers.
Carte Blanche is the genre twisting, Anglo-French, collaboration between producers Riton and Dj Mehdi. Their Black Billionaires EP is simply a joy to listen to.
A far cry from Stevie Wonder.
Radioclit fail to dazzle with the less-than-shining Secousse All Stars EP.
Animal Collective's new Fall Be Kind EP may follow hot on the heel's of a critically acclaimed album, but has their sampling adventure come to an end? In a word, no.
A collection of remixed tracks from Hopkins' album Insides proves to be an interesting and, at times, irresistible advancement of the electronic wizards work.
Yet again White Belt Yellow Tag show promising signs that next year's album, Methods, could be a must listen.
Turn up your collar, ignore the echoing heels, pay no attention to the cold sweat and whatever you do, don't turn around...
An inconsistent debut release from the London quartet.
The London quintet are in shallow waters for the time being.
More Dune than June, who knew the aliens would invade in a fairy light covered Eiffel tower?
They're supporting Wilco and the Fleet Foxes this summer. The name of the band is Blitzen Trapper, and you need to be listening to them now...
exlovers find themselves snuggled between two very popular categories with thier first EP. Their biggest challenge now is deciding which one suits them the best.
Prepare for a slice of Soul nostalgia with a modern-day twist as Jonathan Jeremiah asks 'What's A Guy Got To Do?'.
What's the difference between Brooklyn and Leeds? These four tracks make it quite clear...
An EP with a spit and sawdust shine and one that sells The Ettes as a must-see live band.
Naked And Fearless is another glorious departure for the ex-nu-metal brats.
Paris based Swedish-American trio hope to emulate the sound of their varied influences of Iggy Pop and various Krautrock and Factory Records artists. Do they succeed?
Cherbourg's second EP Into the Dark offers an atmospheric, moody and accomplished selection of songs which includes an absolute gem of a track.
Berlin's favourite anti-hero, Alec Empire, releases Shivers, a five-track mini-album that serves up as a little taster for his highly anticipated new album, out later in 2009.
If Innerpartysystem can achieve all this with an EP, you'd better look forward to the album.
House of Brothers are an indie-folk 5-piece ensemble whose work could be placed somewhere between Frank Turner and Fionn Regan. Can they emulate the standards of these and other contemporaries?
Welcome to the third dimension of music. Mr. Oizo redeems himself with a much needed return to form.
A highly-charged debut EP from the West Midlands' latest thoroughbred rock export.
The Queen of Punk returns with some well-known friends in tow, showing off her new style with Spinnerette's first EP.
An instantly likeable offering from one of Scotland’s brightest new hopes.
Remix collections have a history for being dodgy grounds, and the Ulysses Remixes collection is no exception to their generally unpredictable nature.
Big beat meets electronica in this sunny single from one of the BBC's 'Sounds of 2009'.
You'll like it coz it bleeps.
Latest young folk upstarts Cherbourg release an intelligent, soulful EP, brimming with woe and heartbreak.
Campbell & Lanegan return with a little something extra for the fans. But is it a little gem or just ejected album flab?
Red Track's energetic, uplifting sound on this EP is perfect for a crazy little dance. But are these guys just another set of wannabe Monkeys?
The latest four-track offering from the London-based quintet hints at a new direction ahead of their autumn tour dates.
Is Tiny Spark's debut EP a basic piece of work that lives up to the band's name, or a fantastic towering inferno of music?
Pierre-Alexandre Busson's latest electro bangers turn into a great physical release for the UK market.
One man band Yoav shows there is beauty within self-indulgence.
As Wired Desire promise in the opening track of their debut EP, nobody will get any sleep if you start playing this mini-album at night.
The School has modernised bubblegum pop and made it cool. Now that's done, they're sending forth their EP for us all to taste.
Britain's Athlete are big on promise, but true to recent form nowhere near the gold.
Ever wondered what a Buzzard's Lovesong sounds like? Now you can find out with this hippy-inspired EP.
New kid on the block Steph Fraser debuts with a Radio 2-friendly EP that could challenge the talents of Melua and Tunstall.
The 22-year-old upbeat storyteller has created a collection of indie-folk tunes that are, quite simply, the soundtrack to young adulthood in the big city.
Hailing from Leeds, but currently residing in the murky depths of South London, The Rushes have quite clearly been honing their craft for a decent amount of time.
The Southampton rockers return with more sunshine-infused pop on the taster for their upcoming third album.