Building a career in any profession takes time, but longevity is a different beast. Established in London in 2007 as a satisfying mix of cavernous gloom-pop and chant-worthy grandiosity White Lies nailed their specificity and honed it well, earning debut LP To Lose My Life a number one spot upon its release in the UK. Now a […]
While tech developments and access has changed how we consume our favourite albums the truth is, a body of work still remains important: how an artist connects with their audience may be continuously shifting but a great record will always rise to the top. Raising a voice and amplifying emotion is unequivocally powerful, to be […]
Manchester artist Caoilfhionn Rose unveiled her debut album Awaken on the 12th of October, 2018. Respected label Gondwana Records has the privilege of releasing the work, after a couple of years in development the collaboration finally reached its fruition when Rose and Gondwana’s Matthew Halsall connected in the studio. They were introduced serendipitously, Rose’s father […]
Music is deeply rooted in Gothenburg singer, songwriter and musician Albin Lee Meldau’s life history, his parents both have their own connections to music making and Albin himself has been working professionally for many years. Releasing his debut album earlier in 2018, ‘About You’ offers a rich yet candid portion of Meldau’s immersive artistry.
Alice Merton released her breakthrough hit ‘No Roots’ in December of 2016, the debut song received a startling reaction from audiences across the globe—earning platinum sales statuses in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Poland, and achieving the number one spot in Billboard’s US Alternative chart (just a few of the many well-deserving accolades that […]
The 27 year old native to the Coachella Valley, Emily Brown, has promptly released her third studio album and it has found us like a little bird tensing for flight. Bee Eater is packed with a certain precision – one that both preserves and relinquishes the anxious romantics of being human in a beautifully poetic […]
Following a slew of recent single releases, alternative rockers The Vryll Society brace for impact with the forthcoming drop of their first full-length album, Course Of The Satellite.
Since 2006, Arctic Monkeys have been laying out the blueprint for contemporary rock music – their early releases were supercharged and witty, while 2009’s Humbug saw the band take a moody U-turn into darker territory. With 2013’s AM they became swaggering, bona fide rock stars and seemed bigger and more unstoppable than ever before. Half a decade […]
Fenne Lily’s work is subtle but impactful. Her words rise and fall with a weight of emotional sincerity. Her voice exchanges gritty, hushed, supple caresses with pitch-perfect feathery highs. Delivering lyrics of articulate observation and lived understanding, Lily is one of those artists that once witnessed can’t be forgotten or unheard.
Emotion is central to Welsh-born Sarah Howells’ solo project Bryde, whether potently exalted, or hushed and tempered, Howells expresses with ferocious clarity and a strength of being that could withstand a hurricane. The full-length debut album collects a selection of already-released singles alongside a host of rather impressive new cuts, proudly chest baring the title: […]
Singer-songwriter Fenne Lily has been slowly making a name for herself, spreading her melancholy tunes across various venues these past two years as support for artists such as Dodie, Charlie Cunningham and Marlon Williams with only a sample of her music in tow. So it’s been longtime coming for the Bristol-based artist to release a […]
Announcing plans of an innovative release model in early 2017, Los Angeles-based artist Lostboycrow laid out a proposal of grand scale. Committing to a year-long succession of new music that would eventually result in a complete body of work and the bones of his debut album, Traveler. Singles were drip-released and placed together in a […]
Elle Mary’s music is a beautifully expressed, carefully-crafted confrontation. That’s right. Her debut album under the name ‘Elle Mary & The Bad Men’ has seen her swap acoustic for electric, evade the barriers of genre and take on the ending of a relationship through rhythms which walk the tightrope of intensity and intimacy.
As part of a short UK tour, London-based Folk-Rock five-piece To Kill A King retraced Leeds links to promote their third album ‘The Spiritual Dark Age,’ which has garnered mixed reviews from national press with some interpreting its eclectic nature as sign of insecurity of style.
It’s time again that we reflect back on the past year, while 2017 has been divisive for many reasons; there have been crucial moments for growth and celebration. The chart-topping firsts of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘American Dream’ and The National’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ told us that perseverance still holds its merit, streaming services are proving successful, […]
The word “weird” was thrown around a fair bit the night that ambient pop collective Cigarettes After Sex cast their spell of incredible stillness over Leeds University. “Surely they have a support band – it’d be weird not to,” said the barmaid, only to be proved wrong. Maybe this was because a support band would […]
The Orielles, one of the finest British bands around right now, have finally penned a release date for their debut album, Silver Dollar Moment, releasing on February 16th 2017 through Heavenly Records.
Straight in, no messing around. The first track (The Pact) on Puppet Rebellion’s debut album, ‘Chemical Friends,’ hits the ears with anthemic chants coaxed by strong standardised lyrics and fast-paced power-pop chords, Henry Rogers’ adrenaline-charged drums further entice the desire to engage.
Red Kite explore nostalgia and fantasy in second album, Racquet, recalling memory and activating sensations, as they ignite fires and let tears roll. Their journeying sound crafts a trip of trial and trouble, but one to be looked back on with nonchalant over-the-shoulder smiles and smirks. The London quintet colour the innocence of childhood thoughts, […]
‘Love What Survives,’ the long-awaited album that recently returned electronica duo Mount Kimbie to the spotlight, was met with pretty much universal acclaim, despite it’s challenging timbres and structures. Mount Kimbie have a reputation for being one step ahead of the game – they were already experimenting with ambient sounds and field recordings back on […]