Land of Talk Indistinct Conversations album review Saddle Creek 2020

Land of Talk – ‘Indistinct Conversations’ album review


Land of Talk have been building a loyal cult following for a few years and their fourth album ‘Indistinct Conversations’ finds them breaking new, emotional ground while retaining their raw and emotional power. The songs were inspired by vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Elizabeth Powell confronting the oppressive nature of the world while embracing their non-binary…

Buck Meek – ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’


Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek has released stand-alone single ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’ via the ever-excellent Keeled Scales label. Recorded in lockdown so that Buck and his bandmates (who are scattered around the States) wouldn’t hear each other’s parts until they’d been mixed together by Andrew Sarlo, the song is a sublime slice of nature-themed…

Johanna Warren Chaotic Good album review 2020

Johanna Warren – ‘Chaotic Good’ album review


‘There’s chance, there’s choice and there’s alignment – what forces in the universe do I choose to align myself with?’ Johanna Warren’s reason for referencing Dungeons & Dragons in the title of her fifth record ‘Chaotic Good’ captures the way she considers her life to be part of ‘one big role-playing game’. It finds her…

Courtney Marie Andrews Burlap String

Courtney Marie Andrews – ‘Burlap String’


Courtney Marie Andrews has shared the video for new single ‘Burlap String’ ahead of the release of her new album ‘Old Flowers’ (out on 5 June via Loose/Fat Possum Records – pre-order). The album was written following the end of a long-term relationship and this song finds Courtney looking back on the ups and downs…

Phoebe Bridgers Garden Song stream 2020

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Garden Song’


Phoebe Bridgers has shared the video for ‘Garden Song’, her first new solo material since 2017’s phenomenal debut album ‘Stranger in the Alps’. In the years since, Phoebe has played shows all around the world and formed two extraordinary ‘side’ projects – boygenius with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker and Better Oblivion Community Center with…

Jennah Barry – ‘Big Universe’


Novia Scotia-based Jennah Barry has shared the video for ‘Big Universe’ ahead of the release of her second album ‘Holiday’ on 27 March via Forward Music. Produced by Colin Nealis, the album follows an unexpected career break due to Jennah having vocal surgery and the nine tracks find her ruminating on the mundane routine of…