ODDA – ‘Mama’


Isle of Wight-based singer-songwriter ODDA has shared the video for debut single ‘Mama’. Counting Bon Iver, Feist and Phoebe Bridgers as key influences, the song finds him exploring what it means to be human and all of the emotions that it entails… Evocative guitar hooks in the vein of Keaton Henson or Luke Sital-Singh open…

Semisonic You're Not Alone stream Dan Wilson 2020

Semisonic – ‘You’re Not Alone’


Alt-rock legends Semisonic (1998’s ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’ is a phenomenal album) have shared the video for ‘You’re Not Alone’ – the Minneapolis trio’s first new material in almost 20 years. The song will feature on the forthcoming EP of the same name (out via Pleasuresonic Recordings and Megaforce Records on 18 September). The video was…

Buck Meek – ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’


Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek has released stand-alone single ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’ via the ever-excellent Keeled Scales label. Recorded in lockdown so that Buck and his bandmates (who are scattered around the States) wouldn’t hear each other’s parts until they’d been mixed together by Andrew Sarlo, the song is a sublime slice of nature-themed…

Idles – ‘A Hymn’


Idles have shared ‘A Hymn’ – the third single to be taken from their eagerly awaited third album ‘Ultra Mono’ (out on 25 September via Partisan Records. Directed by Ryan Gander, the video finds the band driving various parents to supermarkets – encountering all aspects of grey and drizzly suburban English life along the way.…

Silverbacks – ‘Fad’ album review


Silverbacks’ ‘Dunkirk’ single has been all over BBC 6 Music over the lockdown period and it hints at great things to come from the Dublin-based five-piece’s debut album ‘Fad’. The band have already released a string of well-received singles (produced by Girl Band’s bass player Daniel Fox) and wowed a string of festival audiences last…

Will Butler (Arcade Fire) – ‘Surrender’


Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has shared new single ‘Surrender’ ahead of the release of new solo album ‘Generations’ on 25 September via Merge Records (Waxahatchee, Caribou, Destroyer). Opening with handclaps, a bluesy riff and call-and-response lyrics (‘Remember? I don’t know! You told me? Maybe so! You wanted to surrender’), it has a bit of back-to-basics…