[video of the week] Catastrophe Waitress – Second Valse

Second single from the E.P. “Silent Talk”, out February 4th 2022. Catastrophe Waitress is an indie-pop band, based in Freiburg (Germany). The five songs on the new record range from light-footed folky to poignant orchestral. The two-part singing carries you through the multi-faceted compositions and touches you with its simplicity. In terms of sound, the…

[video of the week] Keeley Forsyth – I Stand Alone

Taken from Keeley Forsyth’s sophomore album “Limbs”, released February 25th 2022 via Leaf Label. Keeley Forsyth’s 2020 debut album found an elemental voice ringing out from beneath the rubble. Understated but devastating, “Debris” was a breakout success, with features and prominent end of year placements from The Guardian, the Quietus, Loud and Quiet, The Line…

[video of the week] The Sea Shall Not Have Them – Lower The Sky

Australian instrumental 2 piece The Sea Shall Not Have Them are thrilled to announced their new album “Debris” for an international release on Friday 11 February through a new partnership with Bird’s Robe Records. Their first release in 7 years follows their acclaimed debut “Mouth” and features all the deeply rhythmic and powerful cascading tones…

[video of the week] Feutre – Apocalypse

Taken from the album “Nos rencontres”, out now via Kocliko Records. Feutre is a French indiepop band from Bordeaux. At the end of 2019, Feutre was formed by bassist and composer Michaël Korchia (who plays in Vacance and was in the indiepop duo Watoo Watoo) and Virginie Raynaud, singer and lyricist, with a jazz background…

[video of the week] Riddy Arman – Both of My Hands

Taken from Riddy Arman’s self titled debut album, out via La Honda Records / Thirty Tigers. Riddy Arman opens her debut album from La Honda Records with a song called“Spirits, Angels, Or Lies” inspired by the true story of her father’s passing. In the lyrics, she examines the human tendency to interpret the unknown. The story she…

[video of the week] Elena Setién – In This Short Life

Elena Setién has shared the new video for single “In This Short Life,” taken from her forthcoming new album Unfamiliar Minds, out January 28th, 2022 via Thrill Jockey. The song’s lyrics are taken from Emily Dickinson’s poem of the same name and the video extends the song’s exploration of Dickinson’s plainspoken yet profound contemplation on…

[video of the week] Aspidistrafly – The Voice of Flowers

Taken from the album “Altar of Dreams” by Aspidistrafly, out on February 25th 2022 via Kitchen Label. Aspidistrafly , the Singaporean duo comprising April Lee and producer Ricks Ang, return with “Altar of Dreams”, their first studio album in a decade. While their last album “A Little Fable” introduced the world to their bucolic and…

[video of the week] Lebenswelt – A Short History Of Decay. Part 1

Feat. Pall Jenkins, Giampaolo Loffredo and Stephano Stephanowic. This track is from upcoming Lebenswelt album ‘Unspoken Words’. Out January 15, 2022 via OuZeL Recordings and Under My Bed Recordings. Lebenswelt is an Italy based one-man-project since 2003. Reverbered guitars, recursive and redundant minimal loops, lo-fi computer glitch-like sounds, ambient textures, sad-folk-chord-progressions submerged in liquid, philosophical…

[video of the week] Tomato Flower – Red Machine

Baltimore band Tomato Flower has introduced themselves today with a new single and video off their forthcoming debut EP Gold Arc, out February 11th, 2022 on Ramp Local. “Red Machine” is a utopian pop song that envisions global transformation. With lyrics spanning the city and country toward a vision of worldwide solidarity, the single takes the form of a compact pop single…

[video of the week] Maya Shenfeld – Body, Electric

Taken from “In Free Fall”, out on January 28th 2022 via Thrill Jockey. Video directed by Pedro Maia. Berlin-based composer and sound artist Maya Shenfeld’s music draws from both a classical tradition and experimental electronic techniques, blurring the boundaries between digital synthesis and organic sounds. This contrasting approach is shared with filmmaker Pedro Maia, whose…

[video of the week] Ptarmigan – Rounder

Toronto, ON indie-folk band Ptarmigan shares their striking new music video and single “Rounder”. The second single from the band’s third album Cocoon (set for release November 19) begins with atmospheric drones and grounding fingerpicked banjo. Haunting vocals then appear, ushering in a chorus of lush three-part harmonies and rich nylon string guitar strums. The…

[video of the week] Eve Adams – La Ronde

Taken from “Metal Bird”, out  January 14,th2022 via Basin Rock. Eve Adams offers solace within life’s shadows. Un-numbing senses with anthems of surrender and tender-hearted tales that tingle with Californian folk-noir, her album Metal Bird takes flight with the turbulence and romance of Hollywood’s golden age, and meditates on the mysteries of love, death, insecurity…

[video of the week] Martin Callingham – Bedding In

Taken from the album “Patterns”, out November 19th 2021. “Bedding In” is an intriguing melancholic single with haunting harmonies and solemn organs weaving around Callingham’s distinctive hushed vocal sound. Recalling Iron And Wine or perhaps William Fitzsimmons, “Bedding In” is folk music that goes deeply into occult indie and psychedelic territories, its icy darkness perfect…

[video of the week] Bubble Tea and Cigarettes – Liz

Fourth single by Bubble Tea and Cigarettes, out now via Elefant Records. Bubble Tea and Cigarettes was founded in New York City where the two members Andi and Kat met. Starting in 2019, the project took shape in the couple’s bedroom where they record and produce their songs. Their dreamy ballads take the audience on an…

[video of the week] Kælan Mikla – Hvítir Sandar (feat. Alcest)

Kælan Mikla’s new single “Hvítir Sandar” is a collaboration with French post-metal pioneers Alcest. Video directed by Máni Sigfússon; director of photography Blair Alexander Massie “Hvítir Sandar” appears on Kælan Mikla’s forthcoming “Undir Köldum Norðumljósum”, the fourth album by the Icelandic band, set for an October 15th release on Artoffact Records. Kælan Mikla gives this statement…

[video of the week] Ana Egge – Be Your Drug

“Be Your Drug” by Ana Egge, taken from the album ‘Between Us’, out now via StorySound Records. Ana Egge grabbed hold of her life as a musician early on — as a teenager, she built her own guitar and moved to Austin, TX to observe, absorb and take risks. The striking depth and unusual maturity…

[video of the week] Devin Hoff – Go Your Way (with Sharon Van Etten)

“Go Your Way” is the second single from Devin Hoff’s album, “Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)”, coming November 12th 2021 via Kill Rock Stars. Devin Hoff has been intensively studying the music of Anne Briggs for over a decade, transcribing, practicing, arranging and performing songs from her limited recorded output. Briggs…

[video of the week] Pleine Lvne – But The Sun

Taken from “Heavy Heart” debut album, out on October 22nd 2021. After many projects with bands, the musician based in Lyon (France) Nicolas Gasparotto – former member of Fallaster (Emo/Post Hardcore) and Medusa in my knickers (Black Wave) – puts aside the screams and distortions of Metal/Hardcore to elaborate a very personal post-folk album, conceived…