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…

Nightjars Modjeska Bandcamp stream

Nightjars – ‘Modjeska’


Nightjars, the project of San Francisco Bay Area musician AJ Matias Bell, has shared new single ‘Modjeska’ ahead of the release of their debut album of the same name on 7 May. Written between 2013 and 2019, the album tells a coming-of-age story while also exploring the close bond and relationship between memory and place.…

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…

Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…

Gold Baby – ‘Rabbits’ EP review


Gold Baby self-release their debut EP, ‘Rabbits’, on 26 March. The four songs find Siân Alex offering astute observations on everything from her own struggles with OCD to female identity, American ghost towns and the medieval notion of cockaigne – an imaginary place of luxury where physical comforts and pleasures are always availble. Sole drumbeats…

Daniel God Damn Byrom – ‘Funeral Song’ video


Wild Cat Strike’s frontman Daniel God Damn Byrom has shared the video for ‘Funeral Song’, a poignant and quietly stirring piece that features on his new EP ‘Live From Dead Tuesdays’ (order via Small Pond’s Bandcamp here). The video finds Daniel looking through an old notebook full of powerful lyrics about painful moments from his…

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…