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…

Slow Pulp – ‘Idaho’


Following shows with Alex G and praise from Stereogum, KEXP and The Fader, Slow Pulp have announced details of their debut album ‘Moveys’ (out on 9 October via Winspear) and shared lead single ‘Idaho’. With a focus on personal challenges (both physical and mental), the record was written following vocalist and guitarist Emily Massey’s diagnosis…

Charli Adams Superpowers 2020 Color Study

Charli Adams – ‘Superpowers’


Charli Adams follows her highly acclaimed debut EP ‘Good at Being Young’ with new single ‘Superpowers’. Written during the lockdown, the song encapsulates the feelings of so many right now as they miss loved ones and wonder what opportunities have slipped away during this period of isolation. Charli says about writing this song: ‘I felt…

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…

Bright Eyes – ‘Forced Convalescence’


Bright Eyes have shared ‘Forced Convalescence‘, the second single to be taken from the new album to be released later this year. Featuring special guest Flea on bass, this song finds Conor Oberst and Nathaniel Walcott facing up to the realities of the latest stage of their lives against a backdrop of orchestral ‘Cassadega’-era soundscapes…