review of Villagers album Fever Dreams on Domino Records

Villagers – ‘Fever Dreams’ album review


Conor O’Brien’s Villagers return with sixth album ‘Fever Dreams’. Written over the past couple of years and recorded during those longer lockdown days at the start of the pandemic, the record has a central theme of escapism and finds Conor ruminating on events ranging from night swimming on a Dutch island to the inescapable power…

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…

Night Shop My Love new music video stream

Night Shop – ‘My Love’ video stream


Ahead of tours with both Waxahatchee and Shannon Lay and the release of debut album ‘In the Break’ (14 September via Mare Records), Los Angeles-based Justin Sullivan’s Night Shop project has released a video for the sweet folk-rock song ‘My Love’. Justin has spent the past two decades touring as a session drummer with bands…

Carnival Youth band

Carnival Youth – ‘Words Like Birds’ stream


Our favourite purveyors of pop-folk from Latvia, Carnival Youth, have returned with the indie-anthem-in-waiting ‘Words Like Birds’. Sure to whet anticipation for debut album ‘No Clouds Allowed’, it sees the teenage four-piece dip into a more polished sound than perhaps we’ve seen before – but that’s not a bad thing, especially as they’re keen to…