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Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ album review


Bella Union signings Pom Poko met while studying at Trondheim music conservatory and claim their distinctive sound has a ‘Norwegian punky sweetness’. Following appearances at The Great Escape and plays on Radio 1 and 6 Music, their debut album ‘Birthday’ lands on 22 February and promises to be quirky, creative and unpredictable… ‘Theme #1′ combines…

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Eerie Wanda – ‘Pet Town’


Written ‘over a period of time spent inside my shell’, Eerie Wanda’s (Dutch/Croatian audio and visual artist Marina Tadic) second album ‘Pet Town’ will be released via Joyful Noise Records on 25 January. The record opens with its title track, a song that mixes nature sounds, finger clicks, folky whistles and soulful lullaby vocals. Marina…

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Hollow Hand – ‘Milestone’ video


Brighton-based Hollow Hand has released a video for ‘Milestone’, the latest single to be taken from his acclaimed debut record ‘Star Chamber’ (available from Talkshow Records now). Sitting neatly in a space between the optimism of Americana and the melodic tendencies of Gruff Rhys or Real Estate, the sunshine-infused track is full of romance and…

Sharon Van Etten – ‘Seventeen’ video


Sharon Van Etten has released the video for ‘Seventeen’, the third single to be released from her much-anticipated new album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ (out on 18 January via Jagjaguwar). A love letter to New York, her home for the past decade and a half, it finds Sharon wistfully recalling her move to the city and…

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SPQR – ‘Slowly’ video


Liverpool art rockers SPQR have released a brilliantly surrealist video for new single ‘Slowly’. Crafted and directed by drummer Bex Denton and scripted by singer Peter Harrison, the video features a shadow puppet named Timmy who finds himself travelling to the depths of his despair and then back again. Opening with energetic Everything Everything-style melodies,…

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Natalie Evans – ‘New Year’


Following support from 6Music, countless positive reviews and live sessions for BBC Introducing as well as faultless appearances at many gigs and festivals, Natalie Evans kicks off 2019 with the release of the aptly titled ‘New Year‘. A highlight of Natalie’s debut album ‘Better at Night’, the reflective piece was inspired by night-time walks around…

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Slothrust – ‘Double Down’ video


Los Angeles-via-Boston trio Slothrust have released the video for new single ‘Double Down’ ahead of a short UK tour this January. This follows shows with Manchester Orchestra and hugely positive acclaim for fourth album ‘The Pact’. Veering somewhere between art pop and grungey riffs that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the first Garbage…

Savage Mansion – ‘Elwood’ video


Ahead of the release of debut album ‘Revision Ballads’ (out via Lost Map Records on 15 February,) Savage Mansion has unveiled a video for ‘Elwood’ – a piece of Hefner-esque slacker pop that finds Craig Angus confronting a bully from his childhood: ‘Elwood, if I saw you, I would run a mile. I know you…