All of the summer tours have been announced, the festival dates are booked, the brands have been tied in. The admin staff are very much on board. The cycle has been agreed upon and smoothed out to fit perfectly. The narrative is written and we are just waiting for it to be broadcast.

These are trying times down on the content farm. We've been kicking the dust all week wondering what to cmd+V, but I'll let you into a little secret, at the bottom of the news fields we have a lovely little river that is just exquisite at this time of year. In the afternoons we sit in the ebb of the shallows and watch the vast current of nothing flow, hoping for a juicy tweet to drift past. Sometimes we sit on the shore, dipping our toes into the cold water, watching the indulged monetise each tributary in turn as our friends drown downstream in the lake. Drape whisky, K**** sneakers, PJ Harvey's late night chat show, the Jack Garratt gag reflex diet. Whatever you need, it's all for sale in the great dull lull between awards and festivals. Luckily, for you, here are your Singles of the Week:


Hudson Scott - 'Clay'

I think I've written plenty in the past about my love for all things Youthmovies/Jonquil. Well, Hudson Scott has left all that stuff behind, moved to that London and reinvented himself as a synth-funk phenom. Seems fine, sounds better. I mean, the tone of the opening synth makes me think of deep space infomercials, so it seems appropriate to tell you that I'll invest in this music but I'm not eating food from pouches.


Saul Williams - 'Think Like They Book'

Saul Williams is our best hope, we should be studying him in schools, powerful people should fear his unifying truth. With his latest album he has managed to create music that is as deep and nuanced as his poetry and I want to shout from rooftops about it, or at least walk up the overground handing out flyers about it, whatever works best.


The Comet is Coming - 'Space Carnival'

The Comet is Coming are the latest in a nice long line of interesting party starters on The Leaf Label and this video is basically just a giant spliff for your eyes. Let it skin one up just for you.


Nahh - 'Tangled'

Not entirely nothing like so much of its ilk, there is something that makes me buy into it, dynamic enough to stimulate and some other words that ultimately mean nothing. Forgive me for trying, or not trying, whichever you believe.



I did some market research and my friend told me they wished they could listen to the music I liked without having to put up with my shit. So I made a spotify playlist with as many songs from this year as i could find on there... Anyway, I think that's quite enough. I promise to give this column all of the care and attention that something that is outdated and overlooked in a couple of days deserves. You can submit your music to The 405 by using your initiative and clicking around the site, although I will unsubscribe from your mailing list. Have a great day.