ft. Thom Yorke, Whitney, Fujiya & Miyagi, Nocturnal Tapes, Pumarosa

jamesSeptember almost feels like a rush to the years finish line when talking of new music, it is a massive month of Prime Cuts and always makes it a challenge to select just 5 for the week, but here goes.  Thom Yorke continues to make music for a U.S fashion label, while in Chicago a band called Whitney deliver one of the sweetest pop cuts for 2016, with a gorgeous little music clip to match. Brighton’s (UK) Fujiya & Miyagi deliver a driving Krautrock cut as do London’s Pumarosa, who continue to tease with hit cut after cut.  Australia’s indie-electro duo Nocturnal Tapes, deliver some of their most mature music to take, that may well see indie kids back on the dancefloor.  It’s a good week. Enjoy!


Artist  Thom Yorke

Cut Coloured Candy

Cut From  Oxford, United Kingdom

Flavours of  Boards of Canada, Brian Eno, Tycho

Thom Yorke, never fails to surprise with the release of this 10 minute soundscape of uncertainty and mystic.  The solo cut was created for American fashion label Rag & Bone, an initiative that Yorke has musically curated since 2013.


Artist  Whitneywhitney

Cut Polly

Cut From  Chicago, United States

Flavours of  Vance Joy, Bon Iver, Boy & Bear

Signed to the exceptionally tasteful Secretly Canadian, Whitney are a Chicago band who have quietly released some of the best music over the last year, and this is no different.  With its careless but heartfelt melodic swagger, ‘Polly’ is a poppy number with so much heart and soul.  Tokyo-based award-winning animator and illustrator Sarina Nihei directed, animated and hand-painted the entire video over the course of two months.


Artist  Fujiya & Miyagifujiyama

Cut  Oustripping (The Speed of Light)

Cut From  Brighton, United Kingdom

Flavours of  LCD Soundsystem, The KVB, Joy Division

Fujiya & Miyagi are in the throes of a 3 Part EP set, ‘Outstripping’ taken from the recently delivered 2nd EP.  Gearing their unique sound up a notch into a certain krautrock style, the driving drum beat with David Best’s unmistakable voice has the band changing their direction slightly.

Artist  Nocturnal Tapesnocturnal-tapes

Cut  Pieces

Cut From  Melbourne, Australia

Flavours of  Caribou, RUFUS, Chvrches

Pieces is a fine example of two artists who have really found their stride and the music they feel most comfortable producing. ‘Nocturnal Tapes’ have delivered an indie-dance floor filler that is gritty, emotive and completely addictive.


Artist  Pumarosapumaros

Cut  Honey

Cut From  London, United Kingdom

Flavours of  The Duke Spirit,  Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Kills

A very slow buzz surrounds London’s Pumarosa as they slowly tease a growing fan base with 1 song every many months, both of them up to now have been outstanding.  With ‘Honey’ we hear the band ditching their almost rave indie dance music for gritty guitars and simple rhythms, it’s different to what we expected but it’s still a tasty Prime Cut.