Remember Sports Like a Stone album review

Remember Sports – ‘Like a Stone’ album review


‘Like A Stone’, Remember Sports’ third album for Father/Daughter Records, finds the Philadelphia-based indie rockers examining how it feels to break away from old versions of yourself while trading instruments throughout – resulting in a dynamic and shape-shifting sound that dips into all kinds of genres. The record opens with recent single ‘Pinky Ring’, a…

Laundromat music Red EP review

Laundromat – ‘Red’ EP


Toby Hayes releases ‘Red’ – the final instalment in a run of three EPs under his Laundromat moniker. Released via Brace Yourself Records, it opens with recent single ‘Flat Planet’, with Toby saying: ‘I kinda hear it like a St. Vincent song or something like that. Some tongue-in-cheek (but not) apocalyptic pop. An eye-roll pointed…

SPQR – ‘Fault Lines’


SPQR have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘Fault Lines’ and news of a tour with JOHN later in the year. Self-produced, the new song had been around for a while before songwriter Peter Harrison decided to revisit it: ‘It’d been around for a long time and never felt right, but…

Villagers The First Day stream

Villagers – ‘The First Day’


Villagers have shared the video for new single ‘The First Day’ and announced details of upcoming fifth album ‘Fever Dreams’ (out on 20 August via Domino – pre-order the album here). With a theme of escapism running through the songs on the new record, ‘The First Day’ finds Conor O’Brien in reflective mood as he…

Spellling Little Deer new song stream

Spellling – ‘Little Deer’


Spellling, Bay Area-based artist Chrystia Cabral’s all-encompassing project, has shared new single ‘Little Deer’ ahead of the release of new album ‘The Turning Wheel’ via Sacred Bones on 25 June. Chrystia has self-produced and orchestrated the album – which features an ensemble of 31 collaborating musicians. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting ‘Wounded Deer’, ‘Little Deer’…

Maple Glider Swimming music stream

Maple Glider – ‘Swimming’


Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Maple Glider, the project of Tori Zietsch) has shared the video for new single ‘Swimming’ ahead of the release of her debut album ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’ via Partisan Records on 25 June (pre-order here). While the album offers observations on loss, longing and faith, ‘Swimming’ is a song about falling…

Softcult Take It Off music stream

Softcult – ‘Take It Off’


Canadian duo Softcult (Ontario-based twins Phoenix and Mercedes Arn Horn) have shared the video for ‘Take It Off’ to celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘Year of the Rat’ (available now via Easy Life Records). The EP finds the twins rallying against some of the misogynistic experiences they’ve had to put up with in…

James – ‘Beautiful Beaches’


James have shared ‘Beautiful Beaches’ ahead of the release of forthcoming 16th (!) studio album ‘All the Colours of You’ on 4 June. Tim Booth has lived in Topanga Canyon for many years and the song’s lyrics were inspired by the ever-present threat of climate change and how one of his friends lost their ‘fire-proof’…

Jeffrey Silverstein Torii Gates music EP review

Jeffrey Silverstein – ‘Torii Gates’ EP review


Portland, Oregon-based songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein follows up last year’s ‘You Become the Mountain’ album with new EP ‘Torii Gates’, which takes its name from the traditional entryways to Japanese temples. The six songs on this new release explore the boundaries between the mundane and sacred while also reflecting on the joys and benefits of meditation…