Tagged: pop-funk

Goldsmoke – All Falls Down

New tune All Falls Down from London-based brothers Goldsmoke – Tom and Nick Shirm – is another soulful track that marks the pair out as hot property for 2018.

Continuing to gain valuable support from BBC Introducing, Goldsmoke maintain their take on future soul with their own, distinctly modern additions,  picking up comparisons with the likes of Honne or AlunaGeorge. About the track, the brothers said: “It’s almost a sequel to the last single, a hardened ballad about that inevitable break up fight. We wanted to show an emotional instability.”

Goldsmoke – All Falls Down

LIVE: Roachford, Gateway Theatre, Seaton (28/10/17)


Roachford (photo: Arta Gailuma)

Most people will know Roachford primarily for his huge 1989 hit Cuddly Toy – if not first time around, it will be familiar to others for its appearance in the opening credits of Steve Coogan’s 2013 Alan Partridge movie Alpha Papa.

Despite his absence from the charts for a number of years now, there is no doubting the longevity of this talented Londoner. His set included songs from his 11th – yes 11th! – studio album Encore. Although the latest release is an album of covers, this is by no means a ‘cop out’ venture by an artist who has run out of fresh material, rather it is a project in which Roachford wanted to revisit – or as he puts it, “Roachify” –  some of the classic songs that had a huge impact on him during his formative years and which, arguably, led him towards a career in music.  Continue reading


Luna BlueIf there’s one thing guaranteed to grab our attention, it’s a band whose sound crashes across a whole range of musical genres. It’s why we love the likes of Everything Everything and Bristol pair Fossette and Cousin Kula…  in fact, in a similar vein to the latter, one of our latest discoveries serves up a very healthy portion of funk to everything they do, seamlessly combined with their more indie/pop-based leanings.

Brighton’s Luna Blue have been busy putting together a rich set of tunes during the course of developing and honing their sound, culminating in the release of the Nightjar EP last month. We caught up with Seb from the band to find out more about them… Continue reading

Mo Brandis – Undercover

Here’s a slice of pop funk to start off your week. London-based singer-songwriter Mo Brandis makes his presence known with this super-strong track, featuring an effortlessly charismatic vocal alongside shades of soul, R&B and pop.

Undercover was co-written by Bea Munro, producer Harry Shadow and Brandis himself. About the track, Brandis said: “Undercover is about a girl I was friends with for five pretty painful years before we finally started dating. She was in a long relationship, so I had to play it cool, but every time we saw each other I always kind of zoned out, trying hard to concentrate…”

This is no absolute beginner however. Brandis has already achieved top ten, platinum and gold releases as a songwriter in ten different countries, touring over 35 countries over the last few years as part of soul/ funk act Incognito. Now coming through with his debut solo material, there’s plenty to suggest he’s got plenty of hits of his own in store.

Mo Brandis – Undercover