Delays – Unsung

Miss SS – It’s a woman…

SS – It’s not a woman, it’s a man. The band are the Delays and that’s his actual voice.

Miss SS – If that’s a man, I’ll eat my hat…

SS – Have you got a hat? Go and get your hat, I’ll get some sauce.


Nika & Rory

Nika Roza Danilova is Zola Jesus, who with her band make beautiful, very dark synth music, ladened with lost love and ever present death. It’s the sort of music you have to be in the mood to listen to and god help you if you ever find yourself in that mood. Vampires party to Zola Jesus. Check out their version of Jefferson Airplanes ‘Somebody To Love’.

Anyway – along with her bandmate Nick Turco (Rory) Nika has created something a whole lot more accessable with Nika & Rory. The wonderful voice is still leading the music, rising above discordant beats and swirling synth, to take your breath away. Fantastic stuff. Along with the XX and Phantogram this sort of stuff is going to be perfect background music for, what I hope is a really hot summer.

Nika & Rory – I’m Not Going Anywhere

Nika & Rory – Do You Wanna Be