Fair Mothers – ‘Harpy


Opening with a squelch of Twilight Sad-esque guitar, Fair Mothers’ ‘Harpy’ is a song that grabs your attention from the very first note. It then takes on an eerie folk sound as it builds up and falters around the tantalising combination of Stonehaven resident Kevin Allan’s distinctive words, restrained piano stabs, composer-arranger Pete Harvey’s haunting…

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Kiwi Jr – ‘Football Money’ album review


Toronto-via-Charlottetown indie rockers Kiwi Jr release debut album ‘Football Money’ via Persona Non Grata Records (Pip Blom). The record, engineered by Aaron Goldstein and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, follows shows with huge bands including Wolf Parade, New Pornographers and Alvvays. Clocking in at under 30 minutes, the 10 tracks kick off with ‘Murder…

Gold Baby – ‘Dogbone’


Gold Baby kick off 2020 with the release of ‘Dogbone’, another slice of confessional indie-pop with witty lyrics and emo-tinged melodies. The song opens with a blast of slacker hooks as Siân opens up about her innermost thoughts and feelings in a way similar to Anna Burch: ‘I got enough friends. I’ve got enough things.…

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Vetiver – ‘Up On High’ album review


Signed to Mama Bird Recording Co (Hayley Heynderickx/Courtney Marie Andrews), Andy Cabic’s Vetiver project returns with new album ‘Up On High’. Written on acoustic guitar over a few springtime days in the high desert of California and recorded with regular engineer and collaborator Thom Monahan, the record is a collaborative effort that takes inspiration from…

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Gold Baby – ‘Philadelphia’


Siân Alex’s Gold Baby project returns with new single ‘Philadelphia’, a song that blends the story of a night spent lost in Pennsylvania’s famous city with that of a Mexican fisherman who finds himself lost at sea. Siân compares it to that feeling when you realise you’ve gone too far and there is no way…

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Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles) – ‘Toompea’


Dutch Uncles bassist Robin Richards has shared the video for ‘Toompea’, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming ‘Castel’ EP (out on 6 December via Prah Recordings). ‘An exploration of the impact that Soviet oppression in the Baltics had on native artists in the 70s and 80s’, the instrumental and orchestral piece has…