Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis

I Am 5 While British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis states that her professional split with Simon Cowell’s record label was “amicable,” one has to wonder. After winning the UK music competition The X Factor back in 2006 and working with Cowell to put out polished ballads like “Bleeding Love,” her sound and image came off factory-made — a consequence of excessive […]

Disclosure

Disclosure

“Hourglass” (ft. Lion Babe) Disclosure have been very generous in the lead-up to Caracal, and now the brotherly British duo have rolled out the latest in a string of cuts from their new album. This one is called “Hourglass” and its features New York duo Lion Babe. The song is a clubby dance track that anchors its swaggering grooves with […]

Chris Murphy, Matt Murphy and Mike O’Neill Team Up as TUNS, Premiere First Single

Chris Murphy, Matt Murphy and Mike O’Neill Team Up as TUNS, Premiere First Single

Canadian indie rock fans, behold your latest supergroup: TUNS. The band, featuring Sloan bassist/vocalist Chris Murphy, Super Friendz/Flashing Lights mastermind Matt Murphy and Inbreds frontman Mike O’Neill have just formally introduced themselves with a debut single, “Throw It All Away.” Very little has been revealed behind the project so far, but TUNS have rolled out a homepage, as well as […]

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs

“Elastic Heart” (Sia cover) Experimental electro-popster FKA Twigs surprised everyone with a new EP titled M3LL155X last month, and she dropped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to promote the recent release. She performed “In Time” from the new record, but also treated the studio to a rendition of Sia’s “Elastic Heart.”   Backed by a sparse live beat, the […]

Beat Market

Beat Market

‘Sun Machine’ (album stream) Last year, Beat Market released a reworked version of their 2012 album Red Magic. This time, however, they’re moving onto entirely new pastures with the album Sun Machine. The album arrives on September 18, and it can be heard in full ahead of time here at Exclaim! A press release describes the Montreal duo’s sound as […]