Icarus – Cassia

Today’s jam comes from Bristol based brother duo Icarus and their lush piano laden, bass-driven single ‘Cassia.’  We’re completely lost in the instrumental dance track’s thick atmosphere.  Delicious and expertly produced!

Introducing PhAro ‘In Love’

“You left me dying here in love….”

With a gentle cascade of delicate strings we are taken to the world of PhAro, a new duo who is sure to stay on your radar this year. Their debut single “In Love” ebbs and flows with a unique take on the age old story of unrequited love.

PhAro is comprised of Brighton based singer Porcella accompanied by a mystery producer who’s worked behind numerous hits for the likes of Amy Winehouse.  Check the video below which is comprised of movie clips from days past.

Keep in touch with PhAro by following them on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Giveaway: Madonna Rebel Heart Prize Pack!


We’re celebrating the release of Madonna’s incredible new album Rebel Heart by giving you the chance to win a Rebel Heart prize pack!

What’s up for grabs?
A Rebel Heart album, mini-poster, postcards set, “Bitch I’m Madonna” sticker, and Rebel Heart temporary tattoo!

To enter simply send us a tweet!

.@hardcandymusic I wanna win a @Madonna #RebelHeart album, poster, postcard and tattoo set! http://bit.ly/197ksIu  #BitchImMadonna 

You can buy Rebel Heart NOW: http://smarturl.it/RebelHeart and don’t forget to snag tickets to the Rebel Heart Tour! For complete information visit http://www.madonna.com


Ancient Heat debut ‘Come To Me Slowly’ video

Ooooh, ahhh!

Tantalizing the Pacific Northwest scene with their killer live shows for the past few years, 10 piece disco outfit (yes that’s right!) Ancient Heat casts a spell with their brand new track ‘Come To Me Slowly,’ a retro anthem we just can’t get enough of!

Keep a look out for their full length debut out in April and peep the track on Soundcloud while you’re at it!


Roisin Murphy Returns With ‘Gone Fishing’ Taken from Forthcoming LP ‘Hairless Toys’

The day has  FINALLY dawned! Roisin Murphy has officially announced the release date of her first album in over 8 years! Hairless Toys will be unveiled on May 11th.

She’s also shared  Gone Fishing, the first track from the album, and the inspiration behind it.

This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music’s origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. ‘I had to run this far from home’ – it’s about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag ‘Ball’ scene of New York in the ‘80s.  ‘Will we live on?  The children of La Beija’ refers to the ‘house’ of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren’s song on the same subject ‘Deep In Vogue’.  The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned ‘Gone Fishing’ almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one’s own world,  a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.

Gone Fishing  is giving me shades of Ruby Blue, which is ever a bad thing! Super excited to hear more!

Florence + The Machine: How Big How Blue How Beautiful

The wait is nearly over! It’s been four long years since the last Florence + The Machine album, but their third studio album is on the way, and today they dropped the first cut.

How Big How Blue How Beautiful has very minimal lyrics, but the regal sounding brass would make this the perfect sounding album opener. She’s announcing her return! Are you ready?