Sufjan Stevens America

Sufjan Stevens – ‘America’


Sufjan Stevens has announced the release of his eighth solo studio album ‘The Ascension’ (out on 25 September via Asthmatic Kitty Records – pre-order here) and shared the record’s 12-minute closing track, ‘America’. Sufjan describes the single as ‘a protest song against the sickness of American culture in particular’ and even though it was written…

Firestations Dream Home

Firestations – ‘Dream Home’


Every year London label wiaiwya (where it’s at is where you are) asks seven acts to each record a 77-minute track/album to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The project is called #sevenat77 and experimental post rock band firestations are the latest actto take part. They have also contributed a 77-second and 7-minute version…

Porridge Radio and Lala Lala Good For You

Porridge Radio and Lala Lala – ‘Good For You’


Porridge Radio have collaborated with Lala Lala (Chicago-based musician Lillie West) to write, record and release brand new song ‘Good For You’. Porridge Radio’s first new music since their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Every bad’ was released back in March, the song came to Dana of the band when she was eating breakfast during lockdown: …

Meadow Meadow – ‘Fireworks’


Spring King members Peter Darlington and James Green’s new project Meadow Meadow have shared ‘Fireworks’ ahead of the release of their eponymous debut EP on 19 August (pre-order the limited edition cassette here). Recorded remotely between Manchester and London, the song finds both members of Meadow Meadow singing lead vocals (James: ‘It can be nice…

Fontaines D.C. – ‘Televised Mind’


Fontaines D.C. follow up the blisteringly intense ‘A Hero’s Death’ with new single ‘Televised Mind’ ahead of the release of their new album, also called ‘A Hero’s Death, on 31 July. The new song’s video is directed by Hugh Mulhern and finds the band tackling the concept of the echo chamber and ‘how personality gets…

Reminders – ‘Seaside Scampi’


Isle of Wight-based Burger Records signings Reminders have shared the fittingly titled ‘Seaside Scampi’. The trio found the tune in the form of an old demo while rummaging through boxes while the island placed a ban on local beaches during lockdown. Singer Leo Dyke says: ‘I can’t help but reminisce about hanging out with friends…

Dizzy – ‘Roman Candles’


Dizzy have shared ‘Roman Candles’ ahead of the release of new album ‘The Sun and Her Scorch’ via Communion Records on 31 July (pre-order here). The song finds Katie Munshaw reflecting on her choice to pursue a career in music and the jealousy she sometimes feels towards friends who ‘have gone to university and have…

Hannah Georgas – ‘Dreams’


Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award-nominated singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas has shared new single ‘Dreams’ ahead of the release of new album ‘All That Emotion’ on 4 September. The record has been produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner and has already seen Hannah gain support from Stereogum, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit and many…

Snow Coats – ‘Pool Girl’


New Alcopop! signings Snow Coats have shared ‘Pool Girl’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming  debut EP of the same name (out 11 September). The Dutch four-piece’s vocalist and guitarist Anouk va der Kamp says the song is ‘about how I reflect on myself. Some silly things and some more serious. Like…