Bright Eyes – Hammersmith Apollo, London, 30 August 2022 live review


Bright Eyes are finally getting to tour their 2020 ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’ album and arrived in England’s capital city ahead of a headline slot at the prestigious End of the Road festival. Following stellar support from Penelope Isles, the Nebraska band appeared on stage at the Apollo – complete…

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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…

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…

Of Montreal UR FUN album review

Of Montreal – ‘UR FUN’ album review


Kevin Barnes’ indie-pop veterans of Montreal return with ‘UR FUN’, their first album since 2018’s ‘White is the Relic/Irrealis Mood’. Billed as a ‘staying-in-love record’, it promises to be full of potent pop hooks and foot-shuffling melodies. The album opens with ‘Peace to All Freaks’, a song with an important message and a burst of…