Molly Willis – ‘Bad Art’ EP review


Following praise from BBC Introducing and the singles ‘Upswing’, ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘Crying When Angry’, Norfolk-based singer-songwriter Molly Willis will release her debut EP ‘Bad Art’ on 20 March, 2020. Inspired by a diverse array of artists ranging from Mazzy Star to The Flaming Lips, the EP finds Molly confronting her struggles with mental health…

Alf Whitby Mountain (For Change)

Alf Whitby – ‘Mountain (For Change)’


My Little Empire Records signing Alf Whitby has shared ‘Mountain (For Change)’, the final track to be released ahead of his eagerly awaited debut record ‘Sistine Dreams’ (out on 13 March). Opening with Hayden Thorpe-style piano stabs, the short and emotional 2 and a half minutes finds Alf pondering the surprising (to him) end of…

Snarls Burst Take This to Heart Records album review

Snarls – ‘Burst’ album review


New Take This to Heart Records signing Snarls have just released new album ‘Burst’ and it’s one that is sure to delight fans of mathy art pop in the vein of Hop Along or Dutch Uncles. The Columbus, Ohio four-piece describes the band’s sound as ‘glitter emo alt rock’ and if that doesn’t sell them,…

Second Hand Poet Heartstrings stream

Second Hand Poet – ‘Heartstrings’


Surrey-born singer-songwriter Second Hand Poet has shared new single ‘Heartstrings’. Opening with poignant Nick Cave-style atmospherics, the song veers into Keaton Henson-meets-Elliot Smith territory as Jamie reveals his innermost thoughts amidst intricate instrumentation: ‘It’s only dark when you’re not with me’. It’s a powerful 3 minutes and 20 seconds with evocative lyrics about emotions and…