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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…

Eerie Wanda Pet Town album

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…

Hollow Hand Milestone video

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…

SPQR Slowly stream video puppets

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,…