Deftly merging elegant songwriting with sophisticated instrumentation, Kilkenny based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Comerford sets the bar high on her debut release, ‘He Knows‘. Drawing from a background in classical training and performance, Comerford sings and performs every note on this number, deploying a keen artistic instinct and a lightness of touch to her work, […]
Edinburgh born, London-based musician Genevieve Dawson has been impressing our ears ever since her debut EP release, Things My Mother Tells Me. Since then she’s gone from strength to strength, and last month released her debut LP, Letters I Won’t Send via Hertha Records, an independent co-operative label based in South East London for women and […]
Bitter Sweet Symphonies favourite Genevieve Dawson offers up one final number, ‘Carry It Slowly‘, before the release of her debut LP, Letters I Won’t Send, due September 25th. Having wowed us with the dreamy atmospherics of her previous release ‘Tight Lips‘, here she strips back her sound to present a beautifully restrained number, recorded live […]
Southend-on-Sea alt rock outfit Asylums return this month with their third LP, Genetic Cabaret, released on the band’s own independent label, Cool Thing Records. It’s both testament of their dedication to the DIY ethos that they’ve built their name on, and also to the concept of the album as an art form. In an age […]
Electronic-folk artist RUNAH returns this month with her latest offering ‘Entropy,’ an artistic statement that looks set to cement her status as one of the most eclectic and interesting musicians working today.
There’s a timeless, lived-in quality to the music that Brooke Annibale produces. Maybe that’s partially to do with her family’s creative roots, which link back to the guitar shop and live sound production studio her grandfather founded. The Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter has hit a rich, productive vein of illustrious, expansive guitar pop over the last decade, […]
Mae Krell is an expressive being, full stop. Never limiting themselves to just one area of creativity but exploring a multitude of artistic pursuits: photography, journalism, songwriting, performance and musicianship. This stark ability is immediately visible in their music; songs of raw, introspective observation permeate Krell’s modest but growing catalogue (which includes debut EP, Anabasis, […]
With a trademark self-assuredness balanced alongside open-hearted emotional fragility, Manchester based alt-indie singer songwriter Lindsay Munroe is a regular favourite of ours here at Bitter Sweet Symphonies. As she builds towards the release of her new EP, Our Heaviness (due in May), Munroe follows up her previous single ‘Mirror’ with this latest number, ‘Split.’
With comparisons drawn early in her career to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling, Genevieve Dawson is an artist we have been keen to champion here at Bitter Sweet Symphonies for several years, since the release of her debut EP Things My Mother Tells Me back in 2017. The Edinburgh-born, London-based singer made her […]
One of our favourite artists and voices in music today, is Liverpool’s Natalie McCool. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has spent the best part of the last decade crafting out her own unique space in the alt-pop landscape, impressing listeners time after time with each new release.
‘Tunnel Vision‘ is the latest single from Scottish-born, London based-singer songwriter Neev, and marks the beginning of a string of releases for 2020. Having released her debut single, ‘Burning To Dust,’ just last year, this track marks a vast leap in ambition from her humble acoustic beginnings.
It’s safe to say we’ve been a huge admirer of Gabrielle Sey here at Bitter Sweet Symphonies, ever since premiering her single ‘Break My Silence‘ back in 2018. The South London-based songwriter now kick starts 2020 with her first release of the year, ‘GIRL,’ out on January 29th via the excellent label and artistic collective […]
For some outfits, the perception of productivity is paramount to their success, the ability to appear as if they are on a creative hot streak and can do no wrong. As is all too often the case, however, this overconfidence can in fact paper over the reality, that a lot of the time their material […]
London-based artist Grace Gillespie last featured on Bitter Sweet Symphonies back in April, when she released her stunning single ‘Human (Heart).’ Having cut her teeth touring as part of the live line up for Pixx, she stepped out as an artist in her own right in early 2018, and this summer enjoyed much success from […]
Some bands defy easy classification, eschewing genre stereotypes in order to dig deep into what their music is about and what they stand for. Galli is such an outfit. Hailing from Norwich, the four-piece gained plaudits earlier this year off the back of their debut single ‘Sabika,’ with airplay and support from 6Music and BBC […]
Scottish singer-songwriter Millie Hanlon Cole (aka. Magpie Blue) first impressed our ears just months ago, when she released her debut single ‘Just In Time‘ via Seahorse Music. Not one to rest on her laurels, Magpie Blue returns with another stunning new number, ‘Haunted,’ again produced by Rod Jones of Scottish indie heroes, Idlewild.
‘Too Much‘ marks the stunning return of London-based balladeer Miles Horn, who we last heard from back in 2017, when his collection of four self-released singles won him praise from the likes of BBC Introducing and Daily Mirror, as well as receiving plaudits from many tastemaking online outlets, including this very site.
Building upon the success of their debut EP, Pink Skin/Blue Bruise released back in April of this year, South London four-piece Little Grim are set to release their latest single ‘All On Black,’ tomorrow, August 16th, via Ripple Red. The band have already completed a busy run of festival dates this summer, including The Great […]
‘Just in Time‘ finds us in the company of Millie Hanlon-Cole (aka. Magpie Blue). An incredibly gifted 19-year-old singer songwriter from Edinburgh, this is her debut single which has recently found its release on Seahorse Music.
London-based artist Gillian Maguire, or to give her stage name, MAGUIRE, follows up two impressive single releases so far in 2019 (‘Behind the Screen’ and ‘Fallible’) with her debut five track EP, Préludes. A classically trained instrumentalist from the age of sixteen, her calling card is her line in dexterous, instantly memorable piano lines that […]