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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…

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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…

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Annie Blackman – ‘Why We Met’


New Father/Daughter Records signing Annie Blackman has shared her sublime new single, ‘Why We Met’. Hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, Annie draws inspiration from her diaries, schoolwork and the Notes app on her iPhone for her visceral observations and her next run of singles capture her later college years and post-grad life. She’s already shared…

Merpire – ‘Dinosaur’


Merpire (also known as Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt) has shared new single ‘Dinosaur’ – a Soccer Mommy-meets-Basia Bulat-style song that was written on the ukulele after playing covers of Toro Y Moi and Unknown Mortal Orchestra songs. It was inspired by Sam Neill’s line in Jurassic Park – ‘If you stay still, they can’t see you’ –…

Sun June – ‘Somewhere’ album review


Released via Run for Cover and Keeled Scales, Sun June’s second album finds the Austin, Texa-based five-piece expanding on the ‘regret pop’ (their term) that served them so well on the ‘Years’ LP. Focusing on how love evolves and shapes our lives, the band describe the new record as ‘prom’ music: ‘Prom isn’t all rosy…

Adeline Hotel – ‘Reliable Feelings’


Adeline Hotel, the psych-folk project led by Dan Knishkowy, have shared the sublime instrumental ‘Reliable Feelings’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Good Timing’ via Ruination Records on 19 February. Sparse and subtly powerful, the new single is reminiscent of old folk heroes and their music-based storytelling but sprinkled with some kaleidoscopic elements. It’s…

Holy Motors – ‘Horse’ album review


Formed in Tallinn, Estonia, back in 2013, Holy Motors have gained praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum and Bandcamp and have played shows with bands including Low. Now, they’re set to release ‘Horse’, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Slow Sundown’, via New York City’s ever-brilliant Wharf Cat Records. The slow-burning opener ‘Country Church’ finds Eliann Tulve…

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ album review


Slow Pulp have already gained plaudits from SXSW, The Fader and KEXP and are now set to release their debut album ‘Moveys’ – a record that took shape while on tour with Alex G in 2019 after the band scrapped an album’s worth of material following Emily Massey’s diagnosis with both Lyme disease and chronic…