Anna McClellan – ‘Raisin’


Father/Daughter Records signing Anna McClellan has shared ‘Raisin’ ahead of the release of her new record ‘I saw first light’ on 20 November. Complete with a whirring organ and theatrical hooks, the short stop-start slice of art pop – think Rosie Tucker meets Amanda Palmer with some Jeffrey Lewis thrown in – finds Anna taking…

Katy J Pearson – ‘Something Real’


Katy J Pearson follows up the success of lockdown anthem ‘Take Back the Radio’ with the Jamie Thaves-directed video for ‘Something Real’. The new single comes ahead of the release of debut album ‘Return’ via Heavenly Records on 13 November. Katy opens the song by reminiscing on a past relationship – ‘Thought of you the…

The Antlers – ‘Wheels Roll Home’


The Antlers have shared ‘Wheels Roll Home’ – the band’s first new material since 2014’s ‘Familiars’ album. Lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman says the track is ‘a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone’ and from its very first note, it radiates warmth and charm. Deliberately understated and…

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ album review


Slow Pulp have already gained plaudits from SXSW, The Fader and KEXP and are now set to release their debut album ‘Moveys’ – a record that took shape while on tour with Alex G in 2019 after the band scrapped an album’s worth of material following Emily Massey’s diagnosis with both Lyme disease and chronic…

Firestations – ‘Small Island’


Firestations have released ‘Small Island’ – ‘a song about finding ways to escape when the dominant narrative seems to be stuck in slow motion or on repeat’ – ahead of the release of the first EP in their ‘Automatic Tendencies’ project (an album split into three EPs/collections) via Lost Map Records on 6 November. A…

Kiwi Jr – ‘Undecided Voters’


Canadian indie rockers Kiwi Jr have announced they’ve signed to Sub Pop Records and shared a video for timely new single ‘Undecided Voters’. The jangly and melodic indie pop sound, reminiscent of early ’90s heroes including Pavement and Teenage Fanclub, surrounds Jeremy Gaudet’s astute and amusing observations on the state of society and the way…

Lande Hekt – ‘Whiskey’


Lande Hekt has shared the video for ‘Whiskey’ ahead of the release of her debut solo album ‘Going to Hell’ via Get Better Records on 22 January, 2021. The single is about Lande coming to terms with her sexuality and realising that she couldn’t pretend she wasn’t gay forever, especially when she found love. The…