Following on from the success of Music Sounds Better With Huw: Volume 1, released in May last year, Radio 1 DJ and all round musical dilletante Huw Stephens has put together MSBWH:V2.

The compilation, which is available now at link, comprises 20 tracks by a varied selection of artists, all tied together by the common denomonator of being both new and hugely exciting.

More recently established names such as Best Coast, Spectrals, Perfume Genius and Dutch Uncles are joined by the likes of The Neat, Beah Fossils, Cults and Cold Pumas.

The compilation, released in conjunction with Wichita Recordings represent a cross section of the music played on Huw’s Radio 1 shows each week and shows why he is regarded as Britain’s premier authority in new music.

To celebrate the launch of the new collection, there will be a special show at The Social, Great Portland Street, London on Tuesday 12th October, featuring Fair Ohs, IDRchitecture and Y Niwl.

The compilation is available digitally now via the comp website, and will be found on iTunes, emusic all other digital oulets shortly. Retailing at an entirely reasonable £4.99, you can also purchase the first compilation as well, or pick up both for a reduced combined price of £7 exclusively from link

To hear all the tracks from the compilation and see more information about the bands, including a Q+A with Huw and comments on each track, visit link


1, Best Coast – Boyfriend
2. Cold Pumas – Slow Padding
3. Fair Ohs - Jeannerett
4. Perfume Genius – No Problem
5. Yr Ods - Nid Bai y Teledu
6. Capac - See The Young
7 Oh My God - Cults
8. Islet – One of These Worlds
9. The Neat – In Youth is Pleasure
10. Right Hand Left Hand – Stanislav Petrov
11. Cloud Nothings – Forget You All The Time
12. Cerebral Ballzy – Skate All Day
13. Internet Forever – Break Bones
14. Dam Mantle – Broken Slumber
15. Dutch Uncles – Lovebone
16. Beach Fossils – Calyer
17 Spectrals – Birthday Kiss
18. Sunderbans – Road Kill
19. IDRchitecture – Sign of Fish
20. Y Niwl - Undegpump