Sister. – ‘Hideaway’


Former college roommates (and still housemates) Hannah Pruzinsky and Ceci Sturman have shared ‘Hideaway’, the first song to be lifted from forthcoming second EP ‘Something/Nothing’ (out on 10 September). A quietly stirring piece of alt-folk, Hannah says ”Hideaway’ is that space where someone can exist wholly. That secret place where you can be without a…

Rachel Sermanni – ‘Travelled’


Rachel Sermanni has shared ‘Travelled’ ahead of the release of new EP ‘Swallow Me’ on 2 June. The new EP was written while Rachel was pregnant, and this song finds her looking back on past experiences and sights with evocative nostalgia: ‘Held many a gaze, now cannot look away’. Rachel talks about preparing for a…

Armlock – ‘Turf War’


Australian duo Armlock have shared new single ‘Turf War’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Trust’ on 2 June. Released via Solitaire Recordings (home to Spectral Nights favourites Kate Davis, Little Kid and Common Holly), the band have already received praise from NPR, Stereogum and NME. Opening with drawling vocals and a restrained alt-folk…

Rosie Tucker Sucker Supreme album review

Rosie Tucker – ‘Sucker Supreme’ album review


Rosie Tucker releases their third album – and first for Epitaph Records – ‘Sucker Supreme’ on 30 April. The record finds the LA-based singer-songwriter examining their own place in the world amidst personal and political observations – with plenty of wry humour throughout. The record opens with ‘Barbara Ann’, a bouncy and breezy piece of…

Villagers The First Day stream

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…

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…

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…

Nightjars Modjeska Bandcamp stream

Nightjars – ‘Modjeska’


Nightjars, the project of San Francisco Bay Area musician AJ Matias Bell, has shared new single ‘Modjeska’ ahead of the release of their debut album of the same name on 7 May. Written between 2013 and 2019, the album tells a coming-of-age story while also exploring the close bond and relationship between memory and place.…

Bowerbirds All This Rain single stream YouTube Bandcamp

Bowerbirds – ‘All This Rain


Bowerbirds, the project of Durcham, NC-based singer-songwriter Phil Moore, has shared new single ‘All This Rain’ ahead of the release of new album (and first full-length since 2012!) ‘becalmyounglovers’ on 30 April. The new record will be released via Psychic Hotline, with support from Secretly Distribution. Written and recorded mainly in an isolated cabin hand…