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Chartreuse – ‘Tall Grass’


Chartreuse have shared ‘Tall Grass’ ahead of the release of their new EP. The sublime and experimental yet melancholic song finds Michael Wagstaff delivering spoken-word vocals about the future prospects of a relationship (‘May is cruel, comes around too soon but the heat won’t stick around and neither will you’) and the effect this outcome…

Land of Talk Indistinct Conversations album review Saddle Creek 2020

Land of Talk – ‘Indistinct Conversations’ album review


Land of Talk have been building a loyal cult following for a few years and their fourth album ‘Indistinct Conversations’ finds them breaking new, emotional ground while retaining their raw and emotional power. The songs were inspired by vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Elizabeth Powell confronting the oppressive nature of the world while embracing their non-binary…

Buck Meek – ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’


Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek has released stand-alone single ‘Roll Back Your Clocks’ via the ever-excellent Keeled Scales label. Recorded in lockdown so that Buck and his bandmates (who are scattered around the States) wouldn’t hear each other’s parts until they’d been mixed together by Andrew Sarlo, the song is a sublime slice of nature-themed…

Silverbacks – ‘Fad’ album review


Silverbacks’ ‘Dunkirk’ single has been all over BBC 6 Music over the lockdown period and it hints at great things to come from the Dublin-based five-piece’s debut album ‘Fad’. The band have already released a string of well-received singles (produced by Girl Band’s bass player Daniel Fox) and wowed a string of festival audiences last…