[streaming] The Cradle – One Too Many Times

The Cradle, the solo project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paco Cathcart (Big Neck Police, Eyes of Love, Shimmer), just announced his upcoming 21-track album, “Laughing In My Sleep”, will release August 21st, 2020 via NNA Tapes. Along with the announcement, Cathcart has shared the album’s lead single, “One Too Many Times,” featuring Lily Konigsberg (of…

[streaming] Carwyn Ellis – Cherry Blossom Promenade

New song by Carwyn Ellis. All proceeds from the sale of the song are going to Tarian Cymru, an organisation sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and care workers in Wales. Carwyn Meurig Ellis (born 9 August 1973) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as the frontman…

[streaming] Adeline Hotel – Solid Love

Adeline Hotel–the psych-folk/indie rock project led by guitarist and vocalist Dan Knishkowy–have announced a new album, Solid Love, out May 8 on Whatever’s Clever. The new album follows Away Together, which won praise from The Wild Honey Pie, Various Small Flames, and more, with songs that “radiate with a glowing warmth” (The Grey Estates) like…

[streaming] Great Horned Owl – Let’s Move To The Coast

Great Horned Owl‘s first release in over three years, “Let’s Move to the Coast” is the first single from the album Longyear, coming Spring 2020. Vanderson Langjahr is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist currently based in Portland, OR. Along with a rotating cast of musicians, he has been recording and releasing music as Great Horned…

[video of the week] DG Solaris – Feeding A Feeling

DG Solaris is the new project by Danny Green (aka Laish) and his wife, LG. It means ‘of the sun’. Just returned from six months in the South American jungle where we wrote our first album, demoing the songs in nature with a microphone and a laptop. Danny: “I have been a songwriter since my…

[streaming] Good Good Blood – Say Goodbye

Taken from “At Your Mercy” by Good Good Blood, to be released January 24th 2020 via Team Love Records. Good Good Blood is James Smith: husband, father, singer, songwriter, and founder of Fox Food Records, who’s been releasing music by himself and others on his label Fox Food Records. His gift for delicate songwriting is…

MR MAGPIE – The Magical World Of Mr Magpie (Self Released, 2019) Una connessione immediata è suscitata dal nuovo duo Mr Magpie, risultante dall’incontro tra due sensibilità tanto peculiari da percorrere a bordo delle rispettive biciclette le strade dello Yorkshire rurale per un improvvisato tour tra campi e luoghi di osservazione naturalistica. Uno dei due…

THE CATENARY WIRES – Til The Morning (Tapete, 2019) Le canzoni di “Til The Morning” possono fungere da valida dimostrazione di come i contesti e i momenti della vita nei quali sono realizzate possono influenzarne il contenuto. Con ben oltre vent’anni di attività alle spalle (in band quali Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research, Tender Trap…

[streaming] Mr Magpie – Bulrushes

“Bulrushes” is the opening track of “The Magical World of Mr Magpie”, the first release by Mr Magpie. Mr Magpie is many things: a talking bird, a time-travelling mystic, and the commander-in-chief of a new Sheffield band, whose other members include local musicians Matt Alexander (Matt Alexander & the Belljar Band) and L.A. Foster (Curlicues)….

[streaming] August And After – The Looking Glass

New single by August And After, in anticipation of an EP to come out later this year. Built on a close friendship between singer-guitarists Ned Mortimer and Vedantha Kumar, August and After’s indie-folk style lies somewhere in the indefinite space between the playful and the thoughtful. Their acoustic core – a product of their mutual…

PICAPICA – Together & Apart (Rough Trade, 2019)* Se qualcuno ancora pensasse che i linguaggi folk appartengano alla sola retroguardia o non si prestino a ibridazioni anche ardite potrebbe trovare in “Together & Apart” una confutazione di tale opinione che difficilmente sarebbe difficile immaginare più esauriente. Già scorrendo la line-up del nuovo quartetto PicaPica si…

[streaming] The Sunbathers – The Man Who Loved Christmas

Track taken from the “Cherryade Christmas Compilation CD Volume 13“. The Sunbathers splashed onto the scene in 2012 with a cdep and 7″ on the sorely-missed Dufflecoat label, and immediately impressed us with their gentle and hushed seaside-themed tweepop in the style of the Marine Girls. The duo have mostly been silent ever since, but…

This is… TUNNG!

Quasi a sorpresa, la scorsa primavera, i Tunng hanno non solo rilasciato un nuovo brano, la trascinante “Flatland”, ma anche annunciato un tour e un nuovo album, ad interrompe uno iato che durava da cinque anni, ma soprattutto la ricostituzione della line up originaria, per la prima volta dall’ottimo “Good Arrows” (2007). Attraverso i racconti…

GIA MARGARET – There’s Always Glimmer (Orindal, 2018) Per molti giovani musicisti che hanno cominciato a suonare nella proverbiale “cameretta”, la transizione da quella dimensione può essere al tempo stesso sfidante e problematica, tanto che per i più svariati motivi rischiano di restarvi confinati come in un rifugio sicuro ma inevitabilmente limitante. Nessuna paura di…

JESSICA RISKER –  I See You Among The Stars (Western Vinyl, 2018) Spogliatasi dall’alias Deadbeat e dagli elementi elettronici ad esso connessi, Jessica Risker si presenta per la prima volta nelle vesti di cantautrice al tempo stesso delicata e visionaria. Gli otto agili brani di “I See You Among The Stars” pongono l’accento su melodie…

GREAT NORTH – The Caravan Recordings I (Son Canciones, 2018) Aderente più che mai alla teoria per cui i contesti di creazione e realizzazione possono influenzare in maniera decisiva l’ispirazione e i suoni prodotti da un artista, l’etichetta spagnola Son Canciones inaugura una nuova serie di pubblicazioni “a tema”. Dopo l’allevamento di cavalli che fa…

[video of the week] The Innocence Mission – Green Bus

Having last month announced their new album “Sun On The Square”, released 6th July via Bella Union, The Innocence Mission have now shared the first music video from the LP. Featuring beautiful, distinctive animation created by the band’s multi–talented vocalist Karen Peris, the video for “Green Bus” can be viewed here. Of the video Peris…