[streaming] Hot Coppers – Sunflower Seeds

Hot Coppers is a new solo recording venture for Gareth Parton, a Melbourne-based UK record producer best known for his work with Breeders, The Go! Team, Foals and The Beta Band as well as several artists on Lost And Lonesome – Last Leaves, Anthony Atkinson & The Running Mates, Monnone Alone, Mid-State Orange… Having spent…

[streaming] Maple Glider – Swimming

Taken from Maple Gilder’s debut album “To Enjoy is the Only Thing”, out June 25th 2021 on Partisan Records / Pieater. Maple Glider is Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch. On debut album To Enjoy Is the Only Thing, Zietsch’s vocals melt into layers of plucked acoustic guitar and lulling piano, drawing on the sombre styles of…

[streaming] Jason McNiff – Try For The Sky

Taken from “Dust Of Yesterday”, out April 16th 2021. Songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist, Jason McNiff releases his 7th full length album, Dust Of Yesterday, on April 16th. Produced and engineered by Roger Askew (Joe Strummer, Wilko Johnson, Christy Moore) the album was recorded throughout the summer and autumn of 2020 in Roger’s home studio in…

[streaming] Michael Cormier – Degradation

“Degradation” is the opening track from “More Light​!​!”, out June 25th 2021 via Oof Records & Dear Life Records. When he isn’t drumming in Friendship, writing songs with Hour, co-running the prolific indie label Dear Life Records or working as a bread baker, Maine-raised, Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Michael Cormier is ruminating on the miniscule moments that…

[streaming] heka – (a) wall

Raised in the Italian hills but now residing in London, Francesca Brierley aka heka seeks to explore the connection between sound, space and memory by assembling recordings from different time zones and different eras to produce a compelling composite. This distinct experimental folk is expertly displayed on lead single ‘(a) wall’. As soon as the…

[streaming] Lucy Gooch – Rain’s Break

Opening track of “Rain’s Break” EP, out June 25th 2021 via Fire Records.. Lucy Gooch’s music is a beautiful ethereal fog; like hearing a subliminal echo of Kate Bush on a fading tape loop, masked by an internal wall of sound that vibrates with the hum of everyday life. The ‘Rain’s Break’ EP is her…

[streaming premiere] Geri van Essen – I Waved, You Waved

Taken from the forthcoming album by Geri van Essen, “Cleaned the Windows”, out April 22nd 2021 via Tiny Room Records. “Cleaned the Windows” is the second album by Londen based folk singer Geri van Essen. It’s the follow-up to her prewar American moody folk blues and gospel album “A New Hiding Place”, which she self-released…

[streaming] Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason – Shame

New track from the collaborative project of Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason of múm and FM Belfast. It combines the individual strengths of three acclaimed musicians, blends melody drenched folk sensibilities with splashy pop beats. After releasing a new collaboration track at the end of each month in the year 2017, collected in the…

[streaming] Queen Of The Meadow – La Louve

Taken from “Survival of the Unfittest”, out June 4th via Only Lovers Records. For four years now, Queen of the Meadow has been enchanting us with their delicate folk songs which have often been compared with the works of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan or Judee Sill. But it is high time we move away from…

[streaming] Mia Joy – Freak

Mia Joy, who has already seen cosigns from musical peers such as Sharon Van Etten (“I can’t wait to hear more”), is sharing her new single “Freak” today with a beautiful animated video. On the new track Mia Joy cuts through what is, ostensibly, a melancholic breakup song delving into the toxic aspects of attachment and imbues…

[streaming] Spring Summer – Bow Your Head

Spring Summer is the musical moniker for songwriter Jennifer Furches, a North Carolina native who has made a home in California. After time spent as a multi-instrumentalist for many bands including Cass McCombs, Sea Wolf, Coconut Records, Patrick Park and Ben Lee, she is setting out on her own with her debut single “Bow Your Head.” …

[streaming] Leider – Colder Underground

Taken from “A Fog Like Liars Loving”, out May 14th 2021 via Beacon Sounds. Leider is an ensemble that plays songs by Rishin Singh and hails from the city of Berlin. A Fog Like Liars Loving, their debut album, is fragile and delicate music that reflects the darker side of urban living – themes of…

[streaming] My North Eye – Save Me

New single by My North Eye, in advance of a new album, that will be released “when possible”. My North Eye is the one-man band by Yann Lafosse (ex Dirge). My North Eye plays intimate and minimal rock songs on guitar and harmonium, that can make think to Silver Mount Zion never lifting, or a…

[streaming] Annie Oakley – Arm’s Length

First single off the upcoming record “Second Day of Spring”. Annie Oakley have fought hard for happiness. At just 23-years-old, twin sisters Sophia and Jo had faced a decade of darkness. Then they built lighthouses. Annie Oakley’s official debut, Second Day of Spring, is a towering beacon: a victorious indie-folk record that further introduces two…

[streaming] Jesse Narens – Woodpecker Song

New track by Jesse Narens, available to stream and download (name your price) via Bandcamp. Jesse Narens creates art through an intuitive process with basic materials, and without formal training on any tool or technique. With no attachment to preconceived ideas, pieces begin without sketches. While most elements are placed with intention, everything is open…

[streaming] Jeffrey Martin – I Know What I Know

New single by Jeffrey Martin, out now via Fluff And Gravy Records. There’s a quiet dignity to the stories on “One Go Around”, but a kind of quiet desperation as well. The stories hit hard, because we know we may not be far off from them ourselves in this time of uncertainty. There’s a sense…

[streaming] Tristen – Complex

Opening track of  the album *Aquatic Flowers*, out April 6th on Mama Bird Recording Co. Nashville singer-songwriter Tristen presents “Aquatic Flowers” via Mama Bird Recording Co. It is for fans of of Neko case, Jenny Lewis, Cass McCombs, Tennis, Phoebe Bridgers and Caitlin Rose. From Tristen: “I’ve always felt that making records was too influenced…

[streaming] The Catenary Wires – Mirroball

New single from The Catenary Wires, out April 16th 2021 via Skep Wax Records and Shelflife Records. “Mirrorball” takes two lonely single people, and takes them for a night out in an 80s disco.  Surrounded by divorcees and middle-aged drunks, will they be too shy to talk, or will they find some love action?  Is this going…