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 […]
Los Angeles singer-songwriter A.O. Gerber started writing her new single while driving to Lincoln City, Oregon, on her first solo tour.
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.
The more I listen to ‘Leave’ – the latest offering from Sydney’s dream pop five-piece, Ultracrush – the more I like it.
With its rumbling, vaguely threatening (bordering on passive aggressive) timbre and deadpan delivery, Silverbacks’ latest single ‘Drool‘ is a tense tale of reliance and addiction. Its guitars ring like the tolling of an iron bell. The drums remain as focussed and unchanging as an action hero in a car chase. Discontent is rife, but there’s […]
Lost and overwhelmed. Two words many of us can probably relate to right now. In a world so fast paced with so much freedom – yet somehow still bound to strict conventional societal rules – we find ourselves faced with so much choice that it’s hard to choose – or not much choice at all, […]
A few tracks sound like classics. From the second they start playing, it feels like they could’ve been around for a lifetime. They leak story and feeling. ‘Good Idea’ is one of those tracks. Harmony Byrne releases this sultry track ahead of her Heavy Doors LP. From the first note, I fell in love.
“I don’t ingratiate myself to you“: this one lyric, snarled multiple times with increasing abandon is one of the crescendos of LICE’s new single ‘Conveyor,’ is in a way a perfect summary of everything the Bristol band has done in the past, is currently doing, and quite clearly plans on doing in the future. Having […]
There is nothing like a fresh start. After clearing out her back catalogue, Lindsay Munroe now has a clean slate to build a new sound. And ‘Mirror’ is a great starting point. It’s a solid little track, but I can’t help but feel it could have been a little more.
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 […]
Talk Show have revealed the first single for their upcoming EP, and if this is setting the tone for what is to come, it promises to be a truly explosive release. ‘Banshee‘ is not wailing and desolate as the title might suggest – on the contrary, it’s a powerful, high-energy track which starts with a […]
Having just signed to Secretly Canadian, a label that counts acts like Whitney and Yoko Ono amongst their close pals, Porridge Radio dropped the second prelude to their next album: a song titled ‘Sweet’. Packed with the band’s usual blend of washed out, lazy day deliveries and tumbling ramshackle guitar battles, ‘Sweet’ continues the trend […]
Having been busy touring with the likes of Another Sky and Little Comets, The Golden Age of TV have finally sat down, pulled out their tray tables, and tucked into another studio session, the result of which being this, their third major single ‘Caught in Doors.’ The Leeds based group have previously wowed us with […]
Seatbelts are back with this mellow, warm-sounding ‘Black Spring,’ with lyrics claiming to be inspired by the writings of Henry Miller and an undercurrent of subtle dissonance running through it, providing it with an unlikely backbone. It’s a track you could almost dance to, albeit with a feeling of vague unease, like something is not […]
Let’s be honest. Adulting is hard. Wake, work, sleep, repeat. Don’t we all long for the simplicity of childhood times? Or at least for the friends and the bond of friendships we had then? They seemed a lot calmer, however, also much more intense. But honest. Well, Eliza Shaddad has managed to create a powerful […]
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 […]
Ever striking and deeply human, New York resident and LA native, Nakaya has aptly engulfed our senses with her newest single to-date. Brimming with quiet artistry, ‘Wither’ reflects the soul behind the music. And as the seasons change beyond our walls, Nakaya’s resounding vocals leave us out of breath, while the warm summer days wither […]
Some songs really mean something. Something more than 24 tracks in Logic. Something more than a ‘fresh beat.’ Michael Baker’s latest release ‘Baby Books’ remembers a friend of his who lost their battle with mental health. In June, I lost a friend the same way. This track hit home. And you need to hear it.