Hospitality Summer Drum and Bass 2013Artist: Various Artists
Release: Hospitality Summer Drum & Bass 2013
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass – Jungle

As Hospitality continues to go from strength to strength, hosted in the Brixton Academy on Friday 24th May and across all major festivals all summer long, this release will surely prove to be among the most popular soundtracks of the summer. ‘Hospitality Summer D&B 2013’ is jam-packed with 29 essential hot new tunes and unreleased exclusives from Hospital artists such as Metrik, Danny Byrd, High Contrast, Netsky, S.P.Y, Nu:Logic and Fred V & Grafix, as well as tracks from further afield from the likes of Wilkinson, The Upbeats, Fracture, recent Med School signing Rawtekk and many more.

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Kill It Kid - Feet Fall HeavyArtist: Kill It Kid
Release: Feet Fall Heavy
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Alternative

Deluxe version of Kill It Kid’s acclaimed second album featuring ‘Run’, the soundtrack to the huge UK TV Samsung advert. One Little Indian’s A&R success now signed to Warner, ‘Feet Fall Heavy’ is an emphatic slice of folk blues. Singles ‘Pray On Me’ ‘Heart Rested With You’ & ‘Wild & Wasted Water’ proved grittier than anything prior, marrying punishing riffs a la Black Keys to Turpin’s anguished howl. Now One Little Indian re-issue the album in Deluxe form with five bonus tracks and to mark the band’s biggest commercial placement to date with ‘Run’.

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Release: Friends
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Alternative

Debut single from rising new UK alt rock four-piece Secret Son, released through Believe Recordings with an EP due later this year. Pairing the soaring vocals of a British whiskey-soaked Julian Casablancas with the driving guitars of the Black Keys, Secret Son have created an incredibly epic sound, anthemic and staggeringly powerful from its first listen. With the recent slew of new British guitar groups emerging in a blaze of hype, Secret Son are set to be the next British guitar band to get truly excited about.

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Fyfe - ConversationsArtist: Fyfe
Release: Conversations
Label: Benvolio Music Ltd
Genre: Pop – Alternative

‘Conversations’ is the second single from Fyfe, the new solo project from 23-year-old Paul Dixon that has seen over 500,000 plays on Soundcloud alone with his first EP. The single was premiered by Radio One’s Huw Stephens last week, following a recent Maida Vale session for Rob Da Bank. The week of release will also see Fyfe play his first UK live dates, including his debut headline show on 18th June at Sebright Arms in London, details here.

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Artist: The Front Bottoms
Release: Talon of the Hawk
Label: Bar/None
Genre: Rock – Alternative

‘Talon of the Hawk’ is The Front Bottoms’ second full-length record that has skyrocketed since its May release in the U.S. It follows the New Jersey band’s self-titled LP that pushed them into indie success and led them to tour with Kevin Devine and Say Anything. The band has toured a handful of times in the U.K. and Europe. They just ended a successful Euro tour in April and will be going back overseas in September and October.

At the core of ‘Talon of the Hawk’ is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Brian Sella’s confident heartfelt vocals will have you laughing one minute, crying the next, and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it.

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AfeArtist: Allies For Everyone
Release: Supernatural (Remixes)
Label: Kid Recordings
Genre: Dance – House – Electro

Allies for Everyone returns with ‘Supernatural (Remixes)’, the second single from their acclaimed 2012 EP Scavenger, with mixes by Blue Foundation, Chuck Buckett, Rubber Ross, Laurent Leroy and Allies’ own Brian Suarez.

Hailed as “the perfect alloy of sweet 80’s synth pop and new school electro jack” (Time Out), Allies specializes in dreamy, introspective synth-pop with percolating 90s electro house grooves that can command a dance floor while simultaneously tugging at your heartstrings.

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