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…

Second Hand Poet Dust to Dust video

Second Hand Poet – ‘Dust to Dust’


Jamie Tipson’s Second Hand Poet project has shared the stunning video (starring his son!) for new song ‘Dust to Dust’. Already a favourite with BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Frank Turner and Jonah Matranga, this song was recorded at Jamie’s home before being passed on to collaborator Mark Beazley (Keaton Henson) who mixed, mastered and added…

Rachel Sermanni What Can I Do stream

Rachel Sermanni – ‘What Can I Do’


Rachel Sermanni has shared ‘What Can I Do’, the lead single from her third album ‘So It Turns’ (self-released on 23 August). Rachel describes her sound as ‘folk noir’ it’s a fitting description for this new single that combines haunting gothic melodies with P.J. Harvey-style assertiveness before throwing in a touch of Stick in the…

Merival No Brakes new music

Merival – ‘No Brakes’


Merival has shared ‘No Brakes’, a powerful song that will feature on her debut album ‘Lesson’ (out 21 June). The short and sharp track finds Merival discussing what she now realises to be the melodramatic notion that her songs declined in quality when she found better mental health and realising how she ‘could see the…