Author Archives: nickarmstrong

Nick Armstrong, October 2015

The winter nights are drawing in and the music is getting suitably melancholic.
New tunes from Lapsley, Majical Cloudz and Low.
A preview of acts playing at Pitchfork Paris.

Nick Armstrong, June 2015

The purveyor of jingly new music is back with sunshiny anthems and your potentially future favourite new artists.

Stunning new singles from BeirutDestroyer & Kelpe
Gut wrenchingly beautiful debuts from WaylorGrace Lightman & Siv Jakobsen
Pure rays of sunshine from Day WaveGoodbye Chanel &  Frankie & The Heartstrings
Crack a window, turn up the volume, things are looking up.

Nick Armstrong, February 2015

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you…
Nicks back with an eclectic selection of brilliant new music
New tracks from Forced RandomBC Camplight & Natalie Prass
The return of Unknown Mortal OrchestraModest Mouse & I’m From Barcelona.

Rocking new music from PondViet Cong and Courtney Barnett
Headphones ready? Let’s begin.

The lyric video is dead!

Long live the lyric video.
Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada this vfx heavy video uses a visual representation of each line without a single lyric on screen. Like if Gondry used After Effects instead of theatre techniques.
The song by Sub Pop‘s hip hop trio clipping is also ace. They described themselves as making party music for the club you wish you hadn’t gone to!

Nick Armstrong

May is a celebration of Internet radio. New music with immediacy and a global presence,

Beautiful indie pop from Copenhagen’s Blaue Blume

Shimmering melodic electronica from London producer Kelpe.

Post punk from Glasgow’s Casual Sex

Austrian melodrama from SiSSi

Leaked demos from the elusive Jai Paul

A mysterious 25 year old electronic Dutch wunderkind The Child Of Lov

& the best new music scavenged from the corners of blogosphere in the last month.