New pop song: Samsaya – Stereotype

This is Samsaya, not MIA. She is a Norwegian pop singer and actress who really wants to be MIA in her new photo, but hasn’t hung out with Madonna yet. Samsaya has a single out called Stereotype which isn’t a cover of the Blur song Stereotype, but has the same poppy twinge as the popular … Continue reading

New Pop remix: Disclosure ft London Grammar – Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford

Mercury Music Prize nominated pop  duo Disclosure have released a remix of forthcoming single Help Me Lose My Mind to internet users. The remix is by Paul Woolford. Woolford is a DJ and producer who had spun the discs in Ibiza, which is apparently still popular with clubbers who like the sun. Help me Lose … Continue reading

New pop song: Pawws – Outside

A good new song by Pawws – Outside

New Blur song- Under The Westway

Blur have written a performed a new song- Under The Westway, the first new material since 2009’s  Fools Day, released for record store day. Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn performed the acoustic piano and guitar song at the Shepherds Bush Empire on February 19 at the climax of a three song set for a War … Continue reading

The Pipettes- Boo Shuffle

Originally published on Londonist November 4, 2011 It’s no secret we had a bordering on unhealthy infatuation with The Pipettes back in 2005-6. We still love them, and every single one of their polka dots (no matter who is wearing them). So when the sassy pop starlets’ new single Boo Shuffle arrived, with a video … Continue reading

Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler Christmas record

Originally published on Londonist October 15, 2011 London based anti-folk singer-songwriter Emmy The Great and Ashfrontman Tim Wheeler are taking on the festive might of Wizzard and Wham by releasing a Christmas album and a free download. Due for release on November 21, This Is Christmas contains nine self-penned songs plus a Phil Spector song, … Continue reading

Summer Camp- Better off without you.

We have an unashamed fanboy swoon over Summer Camp and in ‘Better Off Without You’ we have been kindly rewarded. Ever since we saw Jeremy Warmsley support Regina Spector on Valentine’s Day 2006 our indie boy monitor had been in overdrive, so when we saw him perform with Elizabeth Sankey at the Owl Parliament last … Continue reading

Le Corps Mince de Françoise- Take me to the mountains

Helsinki duo Emma and Mia Kemppainen of LCMDF release ‘Take Me To The Mountains’ today (Sempetmber 12) on on Heavenly taken from the album Love and Nature. It’s Riot Grrl meets 90’s rave causes some swooning here at TLL and are eager to see them play at Hoxton Bar and Grill on September 29 for … Continue reading

Lana Del Rey- Video Games

Today’s fanboy swoon is Lana Del Rey and the beautifully sultry ‘Video Games’. It’s released on October 17 as a double A with Blue Jeans via Stranger Records., but this song alone is worth a trip to Rough Trade. It’s a gentle gloom-core ballad wich sweeps through emotions and needs to be played again straight … Continue reading

Friends- Friend Crush

Here’s the soft focus sexy swoonness from Brooklyn hispsters Friends. The quintet ronted by Samantha Urnani  released ‘Friend Crush’ on Lucky Number earlier this year, and are set to instigate some extreme fanboying.