Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen – ‘Like I Used To’


Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen have teamed up on the beautiful new stand-alone single, ‘Like I Used To’. The two artists have admired each other from a distance over the years and over the course of lockdown, Sharon had this song ready: ‘I always felt supported by Angel and considered her a peer in…

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Alf Whitby – ‘Calling Mullingar’


Manchester-based singer-songwriter has shared ‘Calling Mullingar’, a song based around a train journey from Dublin to visit family on the west of Ireland. It finds Alf reflecting on his Catholic Irish upbringing and the beliefs that played a huge role in his younger years but are not so prominent now: ‘Writing this song was quite…

Bleachers – ‘Stop Making This Hurt’


Bleachers have shared new single ‘Stop Making This Hurt’ ahead of the release of third LP ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ on 30 July via RCA Records. Jack Antonoff and co have also announced they’ll be the first band in over a year to perform in the studio of NBC’s The Tonight Show…

Keaton Henson – ‘Limb’


Keaton Henson has shared new single ‘Limb’. a poignant piece that finds the singer-songwriter – at first – willing to let someone into his life in the hope of a bright future: ‘Lay down your guns for me’. Sounding somewhat akin to a stripped-back Mew, Keaton’s ethereal vocals glide over the warming soundtrack as things…

A review of the take the cake album by musical artist Packs Toronto Canada

Packs – ‘take the cake’ album review


Initially Madeline Link’s solo project, PACKS have added three members (Shane Hooper on drums, Noah O’Neil on bass and Dexter Nash on lead guitar) to their line-up and are all set to release debut record ‘take the cake’ via Fire Talk and Royal Mountain Records. The Toronto-based band shared stages with the likes of Squirrel…

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Mint Eastwood – ‘Robert Told Me’


Mint Eastwood follows up the charming art pop of ‘Man from Atlantis’ with ‘Robert Told Me’ – an ode to Robert Smith and the advice – all too often ignored – given in a number of songs by The Cure. As you’d imagine, there’s a goth pop edge to the sound here with Mint’s vocals…

Torres Don't Go Puttin Wishes in My Head review and stream

Torres – ‘Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head’


Torres has shared the video for new single ‘Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Thirstier’ on 30 July via Merge Records. The new single hints at an exuberant – yet still tinged with sadness – tone to the new album as Mackenzie Scott talks about funerals possibly…

Massage – ‘Half a Feeling’


Los Angeles-based indie rockers Massage have shared new single ‘Half a Feeling’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Still Life’ via Mt. St. Mtn on 25 June. With its tender tones, Ronettes-esque drums and bittersweet observations about love (‘You thought I was different but you were wrong, we’re like the lyric of a country…

English Teacher – ‘R&B’


Released as part of Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, Hotel Lux) ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series, English Teacher’s ‘R&B’ is a powerful and loud piece of art rock with a delicate edge as Lily Fontaine delivers words about caring for someone so much that you end up writing them R&B – even if these…

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…