Little Kid – ‘John Arnott’


Little Kid have shared ‘John Arnott’ – their first new material since last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Transfiguration Highway’ LP. Once again, the song has a Christian theme with Kenny Boothby saying: ‘The song is inspired by Pastor John Arnott, who started the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in Toronto, the site of the so-called Toronto Blessing…

Jeffrey Silverstein Torii Gates music EP review

Jeffrey Silverstein – ‘Torii Gates’ EP review


Portland, Oregon-based songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein follows up last year’s ‘You Become the Mountain’ album with new EP ‘Torii Gates’, which takes its name from the traditional entryways to Japanese temples. The six songs on this new release explore the boundaries between the mundane and sacred while also reflecting on the joys and benefits of meditation…

Sam Barnes – ‘Wired World’


Boy Azooga’s bassist Sam Barnes has shared stand-alone single ‘Wired World’ ahead of the release of his debut album in August. Recorded in lockdown and influenced by classic singer-songwriters including Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, we also hear elements of contemporaries like Pictish Trail, Bill Ryder-Jones or even Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips in…

Mutes – ‘Modern Waste’


Mutes have shared ‘Modern Waste’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Dreams of Being Cornered’ on 7 May via FOMA records (pre-order via Bandcamp here). Recorded with Mark Gittins (The Wytches, Youth Man) at Megatone Studios, ‘Modern Waste’ opens in quieter fashion before clattering drums and huge hooks take it in a potent post-punk…

Pictish Trail – ‘Dream Wall’


Pictish Trail has shared new single ‘Dream Wall’ ahead of the release of an EP of the same name on 1 April. This EP – which features remixes of PT songs by friends and collaborators including Callum Easter, Kinbote, Bamboo and Good Dog – is exclusively available now to subscribers of Lost Map’s PostMap Club.…

Andy Bell – ‘Love Comes in Waves’


Ride’s Andy Bell has shared ‘Love Comes in Waves’ ahead of the release of his debut solo album ‘The View From Halfway Down’ on 9 October. Engineered by former Oasis bandmate and mastered by Heba Kadry, Andy says ‘I’ve always wanted to make a solo album, I’ve always said I would do it, although I…