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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…

Ducks Ltd. Ducks Unlimited As Big as All Outside song stream

Ducks Ltd. – ‘As Big as All Outside’


Ducks Ltd. (formerly Ducks Unlimited) have announced they’ve signed to Carpark Records and shared news of a re-release of last year’s debut EP ‘Get Bleak’ – now featuring three new songs. They’ve also shared the video for one of these new songs – ‘As Big as All Outside’ – and its one that finds the…

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…

Dead Nature Hurricane

Dead Nature – ‘Hurricane’


Dead Nature – the solo project of former Spring King frontman Tarek Musa – has shared new single ‘Hurricane’ ahead of release of debut album ‘Watch Me Break Apart’ on 25 June. This time around, Tarek is tackling the climate crisis in his unique, breezy style: ‘I’ve never been good at being overtly political. I…

Me Rex Heart of Garbage video stream

Me Rex – ‘Heart of Garbage’


Me Rex have shared the video for new single ‘Heart of Garbage’ – a song that finds Myles McCabe trying to make sense of where we fit in the modern world with all its toxicity: ‘The central metaphor is of a plant trying to grow in a poisonous environment. The song is about digging out…