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…

Bryony Williams – ‘Dive’


Beth Shalom Records signing Bryony Williams has shared ‘Dive’ ahead of the re;ease of new EP ‘State I’m In’ on 30 October. Written after a three-month backpacking world adventure, the song is described by Bryony as her ‘most delicate piece of work to date’ as she talks about making the difficult decision to be a…

Snow Coats – ‘Pool Girl’ EP review


Dutch indie-pop four piece Snow Coats have released their new EP ‘Pool Girl’ via Alcopop! Records and it’s sure to bring some sunshine into your September and beyond. Opening with the vibrant power pop hooks of the the title track, the EP finds vocalist Anouk van der Kamp celebrating being an outsider: ‘If I can’t…

Joe Futak – ‘Scrambling Around’


Signed to our friends at Fox Food Records, Joe Futak has shared new single ‘Scrambling Around’. The song opens with a bar-room piano sound that recalls Willy Mason’s early material before then heading into more baroque territory. Joe lays his heart on the line as he opens the song by admitting ‘Everything just makes me…

Happy Accidents – ‘Sprawling’ album review


Happy Accidents – Phoebe Cross and Rich Mandell – have made a welcome return with third album ‘Sprawling’. Self-produced and self-released, the recent releases of ‘Secrets’ and the title track hinted that the duo would head into new territories beyond the catchy indie-pop that has served them so well in the past Phoebe sings ‘Swallowed…

Babehoven Dissociative Tally

Babehoven – ‘Dissociative Tally’


Babehoven have shared the video for ‘Dissociative Tally’ ahead of the release of new mini EP ‘Yellow has a pretty good reputation‘ on 19 June. Songwriter Maya Bon says the song is ‘largely about feeling detached from my sense of self. As someone who struggles with dissociative tendencies, sometimes I feel like I’m moving around…

Best Ex – ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ EP review


Mariel Loveland (ex Candy Hearts) says her ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ Ep is ‘a middle finger from a woman who’s over it and finds happiness regardless of the things that constantly try to knock us down’. Covering the major events from the past two years in Mariel’s life – including a devastating break-up from a…

Matt Evans – ‘New Topographics’ album review


Matt Evans (Tigue, Bearthoven, Man Forever) has shared new album ‘New Topographics’ – a record filled with percussive ambient pieces that make use of sounds including writing, typing and morse code. Written and recorded in December 2018 during a month-long artist’s residency program at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, the songs are the result of researching…