Loney Dear A Lantern and a Bell album review 2021

Loney Dear – ‘A Lantern and a Bell’


Loney Dear makes a welcome return with ‘A Lantern and a Bell’. Released via Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, the nine songs have a stripped-back marine theme with Emil Svanängen’s beautiful (and, at times, haunting) falsetto being joined by tender piano tones, discreet double bass and diffused water sounds played at dark low frequencies. The…

The Coral – ‘Lover Undiscovered’


‘To me, ‘Lover Undiscovered’, is about when you notice or feel something you take for granted, as simple as the sea or a bird flying, and it’s like discovering that feeling all over again. We wanted the recording to sound like The Velvet Underground playing a Motown song in Rhyl Sun Centre.’ – James Skelly,…

Corvair – ‘Corvair’ album review


Corvair – a Portland, Oregon-based husband-and-wife duo made up of Brian Laubert and Heather Larimer – release their self-titled debut album and it’s one that tells a love story spanning over three decades, five cities and six continents. Big pop hooks that sit somewhere between Bleachers and The Rolling Stones signal the start of album…

Loney Dear – ‘Trifles’


Loney Dear has shared latest single ‘Trifles’ ahead of the release of new album ‘A Lantern and a Flag’, via Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, on 26 March. Described as a central track ofthe record, ‘Trifles’ starts off in sparse, almost ambient fashion with Emil Svanängen’s gentle falsetto gliding over a stripped-back piano sound while…

Middle Kids – ‘Questions’


Middle Kids, a trip based in Sydney, Australia, have shared the video for ‘Questions’ ahead of the release of new album ‘We’re the Greatest’ via Lucky Number on 19 March. Recorded and produced in LA by Lars Stalfors (St. Vincent, Soccer Mommy), the new album finds lead singer and songwriter Hannah Joy opening up about…

The Antlers – ‘Wheels Roll Home’


The Antlers have shared ‘Wheels Roll Home’ – the band’s first new material since 2014’s ‘Familiars’ album. Lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman says the track is ‘a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone’ and from its very first note, it radiates warmth and charm. Deliberately understated and…

Lomelda – ‘Wonder’


We’ve been fans of Lomelda for a while now and are really excited to hear that her new album ‘Hannah’ will be arriving via Double Double Whammy on 4 September. To whet the anticipation further, she has now released the video for its lead single, ‘Wonder’. Lomelda’s Hannah Read says the song is ‘about working…

Sufjan Stevens America

Sufjan Stevens – ‘America’


Sufjan Stevens has announced the release of his eighth solo studio album ‘The Ascension’ (out on 25 September via Asthmatic Kitty Records – pre-order here) and shared the record’s 12-minute closing track, ‘America’. Sufjan describes the single as ‘a protest song against the sickness of American culture in particular’ and even though it was written…