The Divine Comedy – ‘Norman and Norma’


The Divine Comedy have shared new single ‘Norman and Norma’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Office Politics’ on 7 June. Combining elements of ’80s legends ELO and the Human League with Belle and Sebastian’s twee quirks, the piano-led song finds Neil Hannon telling the story of a Norfolk couple named Norman and Norma…

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C Duncan – ‘Health’ album review


C Duncan’s third album ‘Health’ (out on 29 March via FatCat Records) finds the Scottish multi-instrumentalist working with other producers, engineers and musicians for the first time. His most personal work yet, it tackles issues of relationships, mental health and sexuality with honesty and humour – and wraps them all up in swaying harmonies delicious…

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Martha Hill – ‘Reborn’


Martha Hill has played shows all over the country (including a well-received set at last year’s Westival) and her singles have already gained her a loyal fan base. After tackling issues including mental health and conformity, ‘Reborn’ is her account of how it feels when you move on to better things after having your heart…

Jeffrey Silverstein – Top 5 Influences


Ambient folk artist Jeffrey Silverstein approached us after seeing his fellow Portland resident Haley Heynderickx in our Top 5 Albums of 2018. Now, ahead of the release of his new EP ‘How On Earth’ (out via Driftless Recordings on 25 January), he talks us through five songs that have shaped his sound.   Jack Adkins –…

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Fairy Godmother: Top 5 Influences and Digs


Ahead of the release of her ‘Spit It Out’ EP this Friday, we asked Alyssa Thomas (also known as Fairy Godmother) to talk through her Top 5 Influences and 5 songs she’s enjoying right now… INFLUENCES: The Cure– ‘Just Like Heaven’ Truth be told, I didn’t even listen to The Cure until I was like…