Alf Whitby – ‘Calling Mullingar’


Manchester-based singer-songwriter has shared ‘Calling Mullingar’, a song based around a train journey from Dublin to visit family on the west of Ireland. It finds Alf reflecting on his Catholic Irish upbringing and the beliefs that played a huge role in his younger years but are not so prominent now: ‘Writing this song was quite…

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…

Alf Whitby Mountain (For Change)

Alf Whitby – ‘Mountain (For Change)’


My Little Empire Records signing Alf Whitby has shared ‘Mountain (For Change)’, the final track to be released ahead of his eagerly awaited debut record ‘Sistine Dreams’ (out on 13 March). Opening with Hayden Thorpe-style piano stabs, the short and emotional 2 and a half minutes finds Alf pondering the surprising (to him) end of…

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Alf Whitby – ‘Lighthouse’


My Little Empire Records’ latest signing Alf Whitby (formerly of easykill) has shared ‘Lighthouse’ ahead of the release of debut solo album ‘Sistine Dreams’ early next year. Fitting nicely next to singer-songwriters including Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith, we also heard elements of Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe’s solo material in Alf’s delicate falsetto and the…