Which 8 current gems will make it on this Hip Cassette round-up? Plug that rusty tape player in, press play and make sure you keep notes…

by Christos Doukakis

SIDE A

Alex Bloom

‘Bleary’

bedroom pop/indie psych

jeymon

‘It Won’t Be Like This Forever’

alternative pop/cloud rap

Northern Disco Nights

‘FINAL DEATH: Heads & Bodies’

synth-pop/synthwave

Weston Estate

‘Stoked’

indie r&b/lo-fi pop

SIDE B

Goldwash

‘I Don’t Want Much’

contemporary r&b/art pop

Old China

‘Desperado’

psych pop/lo-fi rock

Ivan Moon

‘Leeches’

indie punk/alternative

Davy

‘Impossible Connection’

indie pop/indietronica/psych

Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it.

Krist Novoselic