London-based Woman's Hour is on the Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on Wednesday with new track "Her Ghost," while Sydney's Wave Racer is among the top ten with new instrumental single "Streamers."
Woman's Hour, a four-piece band that includes two siblings, gained recognition last year with the smooth R&B-tinged "To The End/Our Love Has No Rhythm," followed by other music including "Thunder" and a cover of Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love."
Consequence of Sound says the new track "maintains the fragility and grace of last September's "Thunder" while also utilizing far more reverberated guitars and brooding electronics, resulting in a dark, depressive mood." The VPME calls it a "gorgeous chiming languorous heart-fluttering slice of otherworldly loveliness."
Electronic producer Tom Purcell aka Wave Racer is, at 21, making a name for himself with his 64-bit-style electro. The 405 says of latest track "Streamers," "With so many producers experimenting with space and creating sparse soundscapes, -- opting for a less-is-more approach to music -- it's refreshing to hear a track that's full of life to the point of being a little bonkers." The Ripe describes it as "a squeaky clean club banger that exhibits Wave Racer's tight production skills and unique sound."
The Hype Machine's most blogged artists on February 12 at 11am GMT are:
1. Todd Terje
4. Woman's Hour
5. Neneh Cherry
7. Wave Racer
9. Kelis (+1)
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.
- Hype Machine