Writing a memorable lyric is not easy. Just think how much generic schlock you sing along to in the course of a day.
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, […]
Nottingham based singer-songwriter Jerub begins the new year with a single that puts all of the past year’s emotions into perspective. Emotive and quietly powerful in personal, as well as global, sentiment, ‘Feel It’ reaches out and takes us steadfastly by the hand.
Sounding at first like Nirvana’s ‘All Apologies’ wired with an extra shot of caffeine, it’s all about the voice to begin with, intoning “Casual sex makes me feel depressed…“
Toronto born singer-songwriter Chèlle’s new single, ‘Hallucinating You,’ is delightfully, unashamedly disco-inspired, and still manages to be unique. Chèlle and her producer Jonathan Karkar were influenced by Whitney Houston’s ‘Wanna Dance with Somebody’, and while that influence is apparent, what’s also obvious is that she has her own story to tell and talent to showcase.
If not now, when? This seems to be the question that’s been nagging at Huwbergine.
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 […]
“Where to begin?” the lyrics to ‘Strangers,’ the first single out of Man of Moon’s debut album Dark Sea, to be released in September, ask; “I’m back to the start,” they immediately answer. Perhaps this is the key for reading this song; a haunting, hammering mix of rock and electronica that is both heady and […]
If you’re of a certain age, ‘Green‘ will feel as familiar, comfortable and welcoming as a favourite t-shirt plucked from the back of the wardrobe which you find still fits perfectly after all these years.
Sonny Winnebago is the stage name for a self-styled troubadour. He might not be an actual medieval French troubadour, but I could definitely imagine his new single, ‘Little Sun‘ (and first release with label, Phwoar & Peace) being performed by a roaming bard in a field somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It’s clever and […]
Swedish dream-pop aficionado Rebecka Reinhard addresses the whale in the room with the slow, rumbling anthem of ‘No Release’. Her newest track follows in the same deeply emotional footsteps of her previous single ‘Whale,’ with promises of a forthcoming EP by the same title.
It’s no understatement to say that music in 2020 is being borne out of frustration. Obviously that yields different results for everyone. Also, what frustration are we picking? The list of choices is quite frankly exhausting. But frustration doesn’t have to be exhausting, in fact, it can be quite liberating knowing that you have a […]
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, […]
It isn’t often we get tracks of this kind, they are a rare beast. If ‘No Plans (For This Year)’ was a person, you’d probably find them standing in the same queue as acts like Elbow, British Sea Power and Philip Selway. But it’s actually Tugboat Captain’s newest release, and a precursor to their upcoming […]
Hello World. Feeling a little depleted? Just in need of an uncomplicated pick-me-up?
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, […]
Manchester-based trio Café Spice, fresh off a signing with Liverpool indie label, Snide Records, are back with a new harmony-soaked ballad, ‘She Loves and Leaves’. To be direct, it’s as warm and comforting as french toast.
It’s often asserted by non-musicians that “truly great songwriting is based in emotional honesty.” This grotesque oversimplification completely sidelines the technical demands of the craft, leading many to the conclusion that all one needs is “three chords and the truth” (in the words of the great Harlan Howard), and you’re good to go. There are […]
Shimmering into view like a late ’60s teleportation effect, Damsen’s new tune ‘Something Good’ evokes the anxiety of our times and soundtracks it with sliding jazzy guitars and oceanic instrumentation. And also it alleviates the boredom for a bit. It’s a song about bettering oneself, shaking the dust off of an old relationship, and it […]