A lot of art has been made since the start of global lockdown, some in spite of it, and some directly because of it. Chillin in the Void feels very much the latter. Even the title recalls the cheerful nihilism characterizing lockdown memes on the Internet. It’s a situation of “imagine Sisyphus happy,” or at […]
Hailing from the Catalan region of Spain, the now-London living artist, Odina is all set to release her debut album, What I Never Told You on 21st August. The record is a culmination of years of work from the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and is intrinsically a confessional project that deals with everything from heartache […]
York four-piece Bull are back with a new track – the skittering alt-pop of ‘Disco Living’ which gleefully pours out of whichever device you happen to be listening to. It’s another instantly memorable belter, following on from the well-received Britpoppery of ‘Green’ – their first release after signing to EMI Records in conjunction with York-based label, […]
Released on 17th July, Party of One is the debut EP for the indie rock project Grizzly Coast, aka Alannah Kavanagh, an acoustic singer-songwriter turned rock frontwoman, and it’s a great one. At first it may seem like an eerily prescient lockdown EP (it was recorded in 2018), but its treatment of alienation will serve you […]
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 […]
‘Well, we actually call it the Dungeon!‘ The boys from Nature TV laugh to themselves as they introduce me to their production studio, which also doubles as lead guitarist Solo’s basement. This is their first time being in the same room for several months, thanks to Covid-19.
“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 […]
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 […]
It’s often said that the second album is the hardest in the career of any artist, and it’s even harder when it follows a debut album that has propelled you to being one of the highlights in the current rock scene. The Blinders have definitely enjoyed such a spot since the release of their first […]
As we start to ease ourselves out of the lockdown state we’ve become familiar with over the past four months, it’s likely that the strange, unsettling conditions we’ve lived under will inform more and more work across all media.
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?
You know when you can just feel this twinkly, youthful, uncomplicated freshness within a song, and you just know you’re onto something? Well, it only took a brief listen to Dutch singer-songwriter remme, to make me feel just that.
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, […]