Holly Macve Not the Girl album review

Holly Macve – ‘Not the Girl’ album review


Holly Macve follows up her stunning 2017 debut album ‘Golden Eagle’ with ‘Not the Girl’, a collection of songs that finds her dipping into darker territory while also aiming high: ‘My vision was big. I knew I wanted to do something more expansive than my first record’. With a more experimental approach – partly influenced…

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…

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…

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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…

Annie Blackman Why We Met single stream music video

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…