New music round-up featuring Cats of Transnistria, The Orielles, Jade Bird, Sons and The Glass Eyes


Cats of Transnistria – ‘Tunnel’ Helsinki act Cats of Transnistria’s ‘Tunnel’, which features on their new album ‘Opium’ merge David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti-esque eerieness with a powerful wall of feedback and drippings of  distorted guitar and unnerving harmonies. The opening of the song is quite dreamy but this evolves into Godspeed-inspired post-rock with added string arrangements…

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McCafferty – ‘Finally’ stream


‘Finally’ features on Take This to Heart Records signings McCafferty‘s new split EP with Triple Crown’s Heart Attack Man. The pop-rock song is described by the Ohio band as a celebration of their love of alternative music and opens with some melodic guitars and a singalong burst of ‘Wa-oh, wa-oh, wa-oh-oh-oh-ohs’. Singer Nick Harktop opens…

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Top 5 Influences and Digs: Magana


Jeni Magana‘s ‘Golden Tongue’ EP was a hautingly beautiful listen that tackled subjects of loneliness and despair with real heart and soul. Available now via Audio Antihero, it’s an incredible listen for fans of Cat Power and Perfume Genius. We asked Magana to talk us through five songs that have influenced her work and five…

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Sufjan Stevens – ‘Tonya Harding’ stream


Words by Joe Booley. Just two weeks after the release of Sufjan Stevens’ mixtape, ‘The Greatest Gift’, we are treated to a surprise release of the new single, ‘Tonya Harding’. With two versions of the track, Sufjan displays two sides sides of himself. In ‘Tonya Harding (in D major)’, we are greeted with the smooth…