[streaming] Florist – What I Wanted To Hold

“What I Wanted To Hold” is the first track taken from Florist’s sophomore LP, “If Blue Could Be Happiness”, out on Double Double Whammy, September 29th 2017. “If Blue Could Be Happiness” is the second full length album from soft-synthesizer-folk band Florist. It is an observation of change; a full color memory album. It is…

[streaming] Colorama – Gall Pethau Gymryd Sbel

Never has there been a better time to unleash Colorama’s new album upon the world. No less than 10 years in the making, Welsh singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Carwyn Ellis has honed the fittingly-titled “Some Things Just Take Time”, flavoured with the great US tradition of delivering strong narratives through timeless song-writing. “The title,…

[streaming] The Last Dinosaur – All My Faith

“All My Faith” is taken from the forthcoming album “The Nothing”, released on the 7th of July on Naim Records. The Last Dinosaur  are two friends (Jamie Cameron and Luke Hayden), from around Cambridge (England), which expands to a band when they play live. They play all the instruments themselves and they don’t use any…

[streaming] Jake Bellissimo – Piece Of Ivy

From “The Good We’ve Sewn”, Jake Bellissimo‘s first full length, due out October 20th. Jake Bellissimo is an American composer and songwriter currently residing in Rochester, New York. Floating between classical composition, folk, noise, and musical theater. Try to imagine some elegant orchestral-pop that connects Andrew Bird’s poetry with Bright Eyes’ urgency, managing to extend…

[video of the week] The Clientele – Lunar Days

The Clientele return in September with “Music for the Age of Miracles”, their first release of new music since 2010’s “Minotaur EP“. “Lunar Days” is the first track available out of it. The Clientele is a London-based British band with Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, and James Hornsey on bass….

[streaming] Star Tropics – Another Sunny Day

Following the two fantastic singles that the band has put out in the past, Shelflife and Fastcut Records are incredibly excited to be releasing the debut full-length by Chicago’s Star Tropics. “Lost World” cements the band’s pop songwriting prowess, and its nine tracks all have equal likelihood of ending up ingrained in your brain. Formed…

[video of the week] Elle Mary & The Bad Men – Pretend

“Pretend” is the first single out of the debut album by Elle May & The Bad Men, Manchester based trio led by Welsh songwriter Elle Mary. Drawn to the communicative and bonding qualities of plainsong but explorative beyond its stylistic connotations; enough of a pack member to want a band yet also keen to imbue…

[streaming] Vikesh Kapoor – Down By The River

Limited edition single pressed on 7″ transparent blue flexi disc vinyl, out May 19th via Mama Bird Recordings. When Vikesh Kapoor made his debut album, 2013’s “The Ballad of Willy Robbins“, there were those in the music industry who weren’t convinced that a bleak folk album about the tragedy of a working-class family would be…

[streaming] Midwife – Song For An Unborn Sun

Taken from “Like Author, Like Daughter”, debut album by Madeline Johnston under the Midwife moniker. Under the name Sister Grotto, Denver based artist Madeline Johnston explores the limits of minimalism in transcendental drone-pop. With “Like Author, Like Daughter” Johnston uses the Midwife moniker to craft triumphant, fist-in-the-air anthems that tackle themes of dislocation and falling in (and…

[video of the week] Crescent – Get Yourself Tidy

Crescent – Get Yourself Tidy (Official Video) taken from the new album “Resin Pockets” available 26th May 2017. This video was made by Sam & Matt Jones & features footage of them recording the album. If it’s been a long while since Little Waves, the intimate treasure they released in 2007, that’s because much like…

[streaming] The Perfect Kiss – Disconnect

The Perfect Kiss is a new Elefant band formed by Joe Moore from the well known band The Yearning. “Disconnect”, is the upcoming album of the band. The Perfect Kiss is another exercise in composition and arrangements for our Brit, but this time with a radically different register. “Disconnect” is a mini-LP of electro-pop, recorded…

[video of the week] A Lilac Decline – A Fine Day At Last

Taken from the album “The Mountain Rages”, out March 31st on Rusted Rail. “The Mountain Rages” is the debut album by A Lilac Decline, the anagrammatic musical pseudonym of visual artist Cecilia Danell. Originally from Sweden but resident in Ireland for over a decade, Danell is a member of fellow Rusted Rail acts Cubs and…

[streaming] Ned Roberts – Drifting Down

“Drifting Down” is the opening track from “Outside My Mind”, the new album by Ned Roberts, out March 24th via Aveline Records. Ned Roberts is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Not long after writing his first…

[streaming] The Workhouse – A Moment Of Clarity

“A Moment Of Clarity” is the first track out of  “Now I Am On Fire”, the fourth album from The Workhouse and their second release on German record label Oscarson, out March 4th 2017. Combining influences from early Factory records, The Chameleons and Interpol together with re-formed nineties shoegazers Ride and Slowdive, the band mix…

[streaming] Kim Janssen – Gouldians

Kim Janssen releases new single “Gouldians” Kim Janssen was born in The Netherlands but raised in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Kathmandu. After three years of radio silence Kim Janssen finally returned via UK-blog The Line Of Best Fit last year with “Bottle Rockets“; a piano-ballad which now has over 300.000 Spotify plays. The live video…