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BANDS: The Mispers – You Hold

Having only played 4 shows together as a full band, London-based The Mispers have aroused the Capital with their infectious brand of folk pop. Trembling male vocals soar over soothing strings and pounding drums, reminiscent of a youthful Foals or very early Mumford & Sons. A sure fire band to watch for 2013, check out the track ‘You Hold’ filmed at the beautiful Lightship 95, and try not to fall in love with these new kids on the block.


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BANDS: NONONO – Like The Wind

We do love a slice of Swedish electro pop here at BandsxBass, and our latest obsession are Stockholm-based three piece NONONO. Signed to Best Fit Recordings, the threesome (two of which have already worked with Icona Pop and Beatrice Sli) are currently writing their debut abum. The lead track ‘Pumpin Blood’ has alot of whistling all over the place and makes you feel a little bit like you’re in ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, but our favourite of the band’s tracks so far is the shrill call and response number, ‘Like The Wind’. Stina Wäppling’s vocal lies somewhere between Lykke Li and Frankie Rose, mixing soft breathy notes with sharp feline cries against the pounding beat. Check out ‘Like The Wind’ below, and the official video for ‘Pumpin Blood’ where a couple argue over a bunny and the band dance in the sand wearing impressive knitwear.


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BANDS: Banks – Fall Over

LA-based hot young thing BANKS has been on our radar ever since she dropped the illustriously off-key Before I Ever Met You a couple of months back. The insanely infectious ‘Fall Over’ was soon to follow, and blew our tiny brains out. Not only is she prancing around in her undies in the official video, but her cell number is also on her Facebook Page. Thank me later boys.


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BANDS: Lissie – Shameless

SHE’S BACK. It’s been 3 long, cold, relentless years without her but Lissie finally returns with her new single Shameless. Sporting a hot new haircut and sounding more like Emily Haines than I remember, Shameless is released on 16th April and is the first cut from her upcoming studio album (yippee). It’s no When I’m Alone, but it’s a promising little tune and to be honest, we’re just glad she’s back.




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The mighty Eve drops vocals over Dawn Richards’ new track Northern Lights. This is forward thinking, excellently produced R&B – recommended for listening on headphones to get the full effect of the production.

Take a huge drag, crank it up, lie back and get sexy.

Buy it here.

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Forget Slow Club, here’s Deaf Club.

We caught these guys down at Fake Club’s awesome clubnight in Holloway, North London last week and out of nowhere, they blew us away.

Absolutely loving the mellow guitar work lilting behind sweet uplifting female vocals. The band have just been featured by Jen Long on Radio 1 and have just returned from South by Southwest so it’s looking like things are going super well for them. Watch this space.

For fans of Peace, Foals, Cat Power, Feist, Radiohead, Lucy Rose.

Download their new EP for free here.

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We’ve loved the mysterious Pogo ever since he dropped his joyous Disney-sampling ‘Bloom’ back in 2011. Bizarrely it appears that Pogo still has time to drop banger after banger whilst being exiled from the US. We’ve all heard mashup videos before, perhaps most famously from Cassette Boy, but Pogo is taking is one step further, by vocoding all the vocals and making a genuinely amazing song out of it all. Sounds shit. Is brilliant.

Along with Disney films, Pogo has almost made great mashups of iCarly and Bill Gates.

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I was hanging out at the European XGames in Tignes last week and got friendly with the nice boys in Swedish electro/pop/indie types Urban Cone.

This mega summery track ‘Photograph’ was released back in 2011, but the band are virtually unknown in the UK (and are super keen to come over). The keyboard led hook works perfectly with the band’s relaxed dream pop vocals and the head bobbing beat. And the Swedish people’s accent when they speak English is awesome. I really want to go to Sweden.

So do them a solid – check them out and send them some love!

For fans of Matt and Kim, Niki & The Dove, M83 and The Virgins.

Urban Cone’s album Our Youth is out now on Universal Sweden.

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