Pictish Trail – ‘Dream Wall’


Pictish Trail has shared new single ‘Dream Wall’ ahead of the release of an EP of the same name on 1 April. This EP – which features remixes of PT songs by friends and collaborators including Callum Easter, Kinbote, Bamboo and Good Dog – is exclusively available now to subscribers of Lost Map’s PostMap Club.…

Yuno – ‘Somebody’


Sub Pop Records signing Yuno has shared the video for ‘Somebody’, his first new material since 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘Moodie’ album. Inspired by lockdown and the way it brought back all those nostalgic feelings, Yuno says ‘I grew up as somewhat of a loner–spending most of my time isolated in my bedroom, and I wanted…

EX OH – ‘EX OH’ album review


EX OH is the moniker of The Blam’s Jerry Adler – a songwriter who came out of the same NYC scene of the early 200s that spawned The Stokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol. He’s now released the self-titled debut album of this project via Team Love Records. The record opens with ‘Love and War’,…

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…