Sam Barnes – ‘Wired World’


Boy Azooga’s bassist Sam Barnes has shared stand-alone single ‘Wired World’ ahead of the release of his debut album in August. Recorded in lockdown and influenced by classic singer-songwriters including Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, we also hear elements of contemporaries like Pictish Trail, Bill Ryder-Jones or even Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips in…

Willy Mason – ‘Youth On a Spit’


Willy Mason has shared ‘Youth On a Spit’ ahead of the release of his fourth – and first in nine years – album ‘Already Dead’ on 6 August via Cooking Vinyl. The new record has a theme of faith running through it while also exploring the concepts of honesty, deception, freedom colonialism, love and purpose.…

Major Murphy Access Winspear Records 2021 album review

Major Murphy – ‘Access’ album review


Major Murphy, a four-piece from Grand Rapids, Michigan, are all set to release their second album ‘Access’ – a collection of nine songs that navigate the uncertainty of creative and artistic livelihoods while also trying to make sense of newfound parenthood. Opening with the slackerpop hooks of the recently released title track, there’s an element…

Rosie Tucker – ‘Habanero’


Rosie Tucker has shared the video for new single ‘Habanero’ ahead of the release of their third album – and first on Epitaph Records – ‘Sucker Supreme’ on 30 April digitally/18 June physically. Discussing the new single, Rosie says: ‘The first two verses of ‘Habanero’ are about flirting, which is an important distraction from both…

Manchester Orchestra – ‘Keel Timing’


Manchester Orchestra have shared the video for ‘Keel Timing’, the second single to be taken from upcoming album ‘The Million Masks of God’ (out on 30 April via Loma Vista Recordings – pre-order here). Described by frontman Andy Hull as ‘an isolated internal investigation about personal growth. Trying to decide what growh is positive and…

Alf Whitby Dampen the Fire song stream

Alf Whitby – ‘Dampen the Fire’


Alf Whitby has shared ‘Dampen the Fire’, his first new music since last year’s debut album ‘Sistine Dreams’. The piano-based piece finds Alf exploring the role his grandmother has played in family gatherings over the years- and the fear of what will happen once she is no longer there: ‘I wrote this song at Dublin…

Gold Baby – ‘Rabbits’ EP review


Gold Baby self-release their debut EP, ‘Rabbits’, on 26 March. The four songs find Siân Alex offering astute observations on everything from her own struggles with OCD to female identity, American ghost towns and the medieval notion of cockaigne – an imaginary place of luxury where physical comforts and pleasures are always availble. Sole drumbeats…