Roddy Woomble – ‘Lo! Soul’ album review


Roddy Woomble’s fifth solo album ‘Lo! Soul’ finds Idlewild’s frontman in contemplative and gently experimental mode – exploring different sounds to the acoustic folk he’s delved into previously. The new record was recorded remotely between Roddy’s home in the Hebride and producer/collaborator (and Idlewild bandmate) Andrew Mitchell’s studio in Dundee over the course of last…

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…

Rachel Sermanni – ‘Travelled’


Rachel Sermanni has shared ‘Travelled’ ahead of the release of new EP ‘Swallow Me’ on 2 June. The new EP was written while Rachel was pregnant, and this song finds her looking back on past experiences and sights with evocative nostalgia: ‘Held many a gaze, now cannot look away’. Rachel talks about preparing for a…

Villagers The First Day stream

Villagers – ‘The First Day’


Villagers have shared the video for new single ‘The First Day’ and announced details of upcoming fifth album ‘Fever Dreams’ (out on 20 August via Domino – pre-order the album here). With a theme of escapism running through the songs on the new record, ‘The First Day’ finds Conor O’Brien in reflective mood as he…

Maple Glider Swimming music stream

Maple Glider – ‘Swimming’


Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Maple Glider, the project of Tori Zietsch) has shared the video for new single ‘Swimming’ ahead of the release of her debut album ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’ via Partisan Records on 25 June (pre-order here). While the album offers observations on loss, longing and faith, ‘Swimming’ is a song about falling…

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.…