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 […]
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 […]