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…

Maple Glider – ‘Good Thing’


Maple Glader, a singer-songwriter based in Naarm/Melbourne, has announced she has signed to Partisan Records (Idles, Laura Marling, Fela Kuti) and Pieater. To celebrate this news, Maple Glider (aka Tori Ziestch) has shared the video for new single ‘Good Thing’ – a song about how it feels when you have to hurt someone you love…

Juliet Quick – ‘Glass Years’ EP review


Brooklyn-via Hudson Valley singer songwriter Juliet Quick releases her new ‘Glass Years’ EP – five songs full of poignant storytelling, spare acoustics, playful synths, stirring strings and lap steel. The EP opens with recent single ‘Circles’ and Juliet delivering the lines ‘Don’t know what to do with myself lately, I’m not that driven. Funny how…

Rosie Shaw – ‘Temporary Love’


Born and raised in Oxford, singer-songwriter Rosie Shaw has shared new song ‘Temporary Love’ ahead of the release of a new EP later this year. Counting fellow Oxfordonians Radiohead as one of her main influences alongside the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, the alt-folk-tinged single’s emotive atmospherics reminded us of both Courney Marie Andrews and Mazzy…

Babehoven Dissociative Tally

Babehoven – ‘Dissociative Tally’


Babehoven have shared the video for ‘Dissociative Tally’ ahead of the release of new mini EP ‘Yellow has a pretty good reputation‘ on 19 June. Songwriter Maya Bon says the song is ‘largely about feeling detached from my sense of self. As someone who struggles with dissociative tendencies, sometimes I feel like I’m moving around…

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…

Jennah Barry – ‘Big Universe’


Novia Scotia-based Jennah Barry has shared the video for ‘Big Universe’ ahead of the release of her second album ‘Holiday’ on 27 March via Forward Music. Produced by Colin Nealis, the album follows an unexpected career break due to Jennah having vocal surgery and the nine tracks find her ruminating on the mundane routine of…

Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles) – ‘Gefail Yr Ynys’


Dutch Uncles songwriter Robin Richards has shared ‘Gefail Yr Ynys’ (pronounced”gev-eye-al erhhr unnus” and translated as ‘The Island’s Forge’), the second song to be shared from his upcoming debut solo EP ‘Castel’ (out on 6 December via Prah Recordings). Constructed from samples of a blacksmith working in a forge in Caernarfon, Wales, the ‘found-sound’ techno-jungle…

Bob Nanna – ‘Do You Want to Buy a Guitar?’


Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes) has shared ‘Do You Want to Buy a Guitar?’ from his upcoming solo album. The new acoustic record was recorded in full on 7 September, the day that would have been his wedding anniversary. A searingly honest song that captures a tumultous time in his personal life, it finds Bob…