On The Radar 01/05/12

Tuesday's weekly selection of new tracks comprising this week's 'Staff Picks' from the Gigseen TV office ... New music featured from Kids These Days, The Holy Orders, Genesis Elijah, and Summer Heart.

Kids These Days - Darling (selected by Matt) - Two horns, a rapper, a blues-rock trio and a female singer, KTD blends a wide range of genres. Darling is their latest release, and to my ears sounds like a cross between Gym Class Heroes, Outkast and Gorillaz. Kids These Days’ Hard Times EP was released on January 15th.

The Holy Orders - Paper/Scissors/Stone (selected by Grim) - Hailing from Hull, The Holy Orders have just released this excellent video for Paper/Scissors/Stone which first appeared on their debut EP To The Gallows last year. Receiving some well-deserved airplay and coverage from Radio Humberside in recent months, the band will be offering up their upcoming full-length LP For The Ears Of Dogs To Come later in the Summer. We're definitely look forward to it.

Genesis Elijah - Psalms (selected by Kate) - UK Hip Hop/ Rap artist, Genesis Elijah, has been riding a wave of momentum this year and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon! His track, Psalms, taken from his latest EP Painkillers & Pilkington was recently played by Zane Lowe on Radio One as the DJ's 'Next Hype'. It features Genesis rapping over Lana Del Ray's song, Video Games. It seems though, that 2012 is just getting bigger and better for Genesis Elijah having recently hooked up with Dubbledge for the remix to Plan B's smash single Ill Manors.

I first came across Genesis Elijah LAST NIGHT when he supported Context and was absolutely blown away by his skill, talent and truly meaningful verses. I urge you to check him out!

Summer Heart - I Wanna Go (selected by Grim) - Malmö’s Summer Heart (aka David Alexander) is currently topping all sorts of charts on The Hype Machine music blog aggregator at the moment with this suberbly chilled out trip into dream pop. I Wanna Go comes from Summer Heart's latest LP About A Feeling - available via Bandcamp.